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I use the heavy duty transparencies and haven't had a problem with it being thin.
I too am looking for someplace to buy acetate sheets and/or heavy transparencies...do you buy them PRECUT ?? or do you have to cut them? I tried an OLD one laying around work and used the big paper cutter..or tried!!
Got all bunched up and couldn't cut it.
I am looking for "whatever" people use as overlays on the front of their cards...have seen some really NEAT cards made!!
Any suggestions, links, etc. would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!!
It is in the Art department at my Hobby Lobby. I asked at the framing desk that is near the Art dept and the lady working there went straight to it. I asked for Acetate though. The link that I posted is HL's online store. I used a coupon when I purchased it. I have a Santa card in my gallery that used it.
Flourishes sells what they call Clear Cardstock. It is heavy acetate. I was going to put a link, but they must be out of it because it's not listed at the moment.
That's who I was going to buy it from, but I also noticed that it wasn't on the site anymore. Last week it was there, and now it's not. I thought maybe I was losing my mind. Thanks for putting me at ease and letting me know that I am not crazy.
It's VERY expensive. I just remember that it was going to cost me $45 for enough to make 50 cards. So, probably about 4.50 or so for a pack of 10 sheets. I suppose if you just need one pack and use a coupon, then it would be very reasonable.
I went to Archiver's and I am here to report back---LOL! There are two thicknesses of acetate at Archivers. A really nice lady helped me out and answered all my questions. The .005 is for shaker cards, layers, etc. because it is too thin. The .007 thickness is what you need if making your card base out of acetate. They are $5.29 for ten sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 sheets or $5.99 for four sheets of 12x12. Although Archiver's is too pricy for my large project, at least I now know what thickness to order. I am also going to try the report folders and see what is more cost effective.
Just checked on eBay and there's a Buy-It-Now auction for 100 clear report covers (7mil thickness) for just over $27 (including shipping). That's about 27cents a sheet. Might be worth checking out...the seller has a 100% postive feedback with 600+ responses.