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Old 05-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #561
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Every place I looked on the internet plainly says an A2 card is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". We R Memory Keepers chart says an A2 card is 4-1/2" x 5-1/2".
Whaaat? That makes no sense. A2 is half of an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, so it's 4.25x5.5... why would they make it anything but??


Actually, I just watched a video on the envelope board and the lady says she contacted WRMK about the A2 size and they said they designed the board based on 1/2" incrememnts, so the specialty card sizes (A2, A6, etc) are based on the envelope size that is the closest fit... Okay...still.
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I just showed DH the "cute little baby envelope" I made. He just smiles and shakes his head!!
This tool is so addictive! I've made different size envies with no card to put in them, lol!
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This tool is so addictive! I've made different size envies with no card to put in them, lol!
I have 24 envelopes waiting for cards to fill them! LOL
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I am so happy for all of you that finally received your board! I am feeling blue, because I did not pre-order and was hoping that by now Archivers, or some other brick and mortar store would have them in stock. I wonder how long that will take????
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I am so happy for all of you that finally received your board! I am feeling blue, because I did not pre-order and was hoping that by now Archivers, or some other brick and mortar store would have them in stock. I wonder how long that will take????
I didn't pre-order either, I just ordered mine off HSN last week and it's delivering today!
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I saw this board offered in the Paper Wishes Catalogue & WONDERED HOW they could offer them when SOOO MANY had pre-ordered & hadn't received them! You might try them & see if they are IN STOCK!
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I saw this board offered in the Paper Wishes Catalogue & WONDERED HOW they could offer them when SOOO MANY had pre-ordered & hadn't received them! You might try them & see if they are IN STOCK!
Just checked Paperwishes website. They are out of stock on the envelope punch. They say they expect new stock on May 27th, but..... I wouldn't trust any dates knowing what has happened to other companies waiting for orders.
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Mine just arrived today from Simon Says Stamp - I ordered it from them when it was first announced. I'm off to try making A2 envelopes using the measurements on the chart and using buggainok's suggestions to see which I like best.
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O.K. Ladies! Here's what I found tonight in my e-mail---(I follow Patter's Blog) She has a LIST of places to try to find this punch AND even has information on WHAT ELSE you can do with it!!!!!!! Check here: Triple the Scraps: Tuesday's {Tip} WRMK Envelope Punch Board
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Just made two A2 envelopes - the one according to the chart on my board came out too big, but using buggainok's measurements (cut an 8" square and score at 3.5") came out perfectly - many thanks to her!! And it is so easy and so much fun! I'm going to really enjoy making co-ordinated envelopes!
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Sherri, to make a regular A2 envelope - cut your square of paper 8-1/8" x 8-1/8". Line up your top edge with the left side on 3-1/2". Punch and score. Rotate your paper and line up your score line you just made on the score guide. Punch and score. Repeat all around, lining up your score lines on the score guide. Round your corners in the punch on the back. Fold and glue. You're done!
Thanks Annette!! I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks Annette!! I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks Annette!! I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What pretty paper for an envelope too!!
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Okay! Ordered last week, shipped and I have it today...awesome! I know what I'm doing tomorrow after work. ^_^
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My job is getting in the way of making fun envelopes ;(
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I'm picking mine up today from a LSS. Can't wait to try it out and compare the measurements.
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I just showed DH the "cute little baby envelope" I made. He just smiles and shakes his head!!
Can I just pause to say I love this? I do this kind of stuff all the time and my boyfriend just laughs at me!
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Since I normally make A2 size envelopes, I find that if you cut your paper 8x8 and then score the first one at 3 1/2, turn paper, score, turn paper, score ... it comes out perfect. So I am going to do that from now on when making card size envelopes.

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Since I normally make A2 size envelopes, I find that if you cut your paper 8x8 and then score the first one at 3 1/2, turn paper, score, turn paper, score ... it comes out perfect. So I am going to do that from now on when making card size envelopes.

Love it!!!
Agreed, Sherri. And also, it's quicker to cut 8 x 8 and not have to worry about getting that 1/8" mark lined up to cut.
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Oh. My. Gosh.

I am literally in LOVE with my envelope maker.

Check out all my pretty envelopes!!!

HL has their scrapbook paper 50% off this week so I got a few .
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Where do I find the envelope glue for the flaps of the envelopes? I looked at my HL and nothing. I did have some but it was so old, it had dried up so I had to toss it. I remember it working great. It was in a clear bottle with a green strip on it I think. I'll look online.
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Oh. My. Gosh.

I am literally in LOVE with my envelope maker.

Check out all my pretty envelopes!!!

HL has their scrapbook paper 50% off this week so I got a few .
Those are just beautiful, Sherri. I knew you would love it!
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I haven't found the envelope glue in stores that I've been in yet. I just use scor tape and don't peel the top of the tape off until ready to mail. Those envelopes are gorgeous! I was eyeing a nice paper stack at Michaels that was on sale, but I didn't buy....yet!
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I decided to try and make my own envelope glue! I found a you tube video and it actually was very easy to mix together. I do not have any elmers glue but I found another hobby glue that's nontoxic so I used that. I'm waiting for it to dry to see how it does ... will check back and let you know how it did.

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A friend of mine found some at Staples but I haven't checked there yet.
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The glue that I made is sure sticking good right now. I will try it again in the morning to see if it stayed stuck .
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The glue that I made is sure sticking good right now. I will try it again in the morning to see if it stayed stuck .
Good to know, Sherri. I looked at the video. It sure looks simple to make.
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I haven't found the envelope glue in stores that I've been in yet. I just use scor tape and don't peel the top of the tape off until ready to mail. Those envelopes are gorgeous! I was eyeing a nice paper stack at Michaels that was on sale, but I didn't buy....yet!
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I love that lick & stick glue ... I just could not find it at my Hobby Lobby.

The homemade glue works great. Super easy to mix together and it costs pennys to make. I checked my envelope this morning and it is still sealed tight .

Yay, it worked!!!
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For those of you who are making lots of decorative print paper envelopes: What are you applying for the address space? Although a gummed computer address label seems like the automatic choice, don't you find the space rather confining for writing in an address by hand? Larger labels are available, of course, but are rather expensive (and boring). Have any of you made a sheet worth of decorative labels with a Cricut (or similar) or some Nestie dies on adhesive backed paper? What about using up scraps of cardstock to make a variety of pastel color decorative labels to have on hand for the envelopes? Or do you just make a single label as appropriate to the design and colors of the envelope?
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I just use a regular address label and write in the space provided. So far, no one has a really long name or a long address so it fits ok .
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For those of you who are making lots of decorative print paper envelopes: What are you applying for the address space? Although a gummed computer address label seems like the automatic choice, don't you find the space rather confining for writing in an address by hand? Larger labels are available, of course, but are rather expensive (and boring). Have any of you made a sheet worth of decorative labels with a Cricut (or similar) or some Nestie dies on adhesive backed paper? What about using up scraps of cardstock to make a variety of pastel color decorative labels to have on hand for the envelopes? Or do you just make a single label as appropriate to the design and colors of the envelope?
I love the way the envelopes look with the patterns outside, but I'm kind of paranoid that the Post Office machines would have trouble "reading" the address with all that pattern on the envelopes.

Not as much fun, but I've only made my envelopes with the patterns inside, and the white outside.

For those that do the patterns outside, do all of your cards arrive in good time?
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I love the way the envelopes look with the patterns outside, but I'm kind of paranoid that the Post Office machines would have trouble "reading" the address with all that pattern on the envelopes.

Not as much fun, but I've only made my envelopes with the patterns inside, and the white outside.

For those that do the patterns outside, do all of your cards arrive in good time?
I am concerned about the arrival as well. There are markings placed by the postal machines on the envelopes. If the pattern is busy will the marking be readable as the card goes through the mail system?
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If I'm mailing I usually put the pattern on the inside. However, cards from the stores are often colored and some have designs on the envelopes. I've also received a lot of cards in handmade envelopes colored on the outside. One time I got one that was made from a cover of a magazine!

If I'm hand delivering the card, the pattern goes on the outside.
Thanks Gale. I agree with your sensible answer. I think I will save the pattern-outside envelopes for hand-delivered envelopes.
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I plan on using old calendar pages for envelopes, and just placing a label on the front. Way back my first year of college (back in the dark ages), I remember getting pages out of magazines and folding them into envelopes (just opened one envelope and used that as a template) and never had any problem with things getting through. But of course now we do have those magic scanner thingies - but I'm still going to put it on the outside. I figure if postcards can somehow manage to get through, then my cards will too. lol Do I have unjustified faith in our postal system?

Anyway, that's my goal. I hope if anybody sends stuff through, they can get back to us. I think I'll send something to my sister and I can ask her what the envelope looks like when she gets there - like will all those little tick marks still be on it, etc.

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I cannot abide a plain envelope LOL - that's just me

I always decorate my envelopes myself with custom artwork. I use a lot of ink and stamp designs and sentiment stamps and the results are often very dense and busy (similar to patterned paper design) and I rarely go 'pastel'. I just leave an open area for my return address and an open area for the address of the recipient (this can be accomplished with address labels, also, as someone already mentioned) and I have never had any problems with additional charges for postage or my recipient not receiving the mail from me. I have been decorating my envelopes for 10+ years now. Worse case scenario might be a slower service if the USPS cannot read a bar code that they might stamp on there, but I'm not aware of a service delay.

If you want the official lowdown, I'd suggest you just contact your local post office or call the USPS 800 customer service number (800-275-8777) and you can find out the 'real deal' from the source.

There are LOTS of images on the internet of decorated envelopes - this is just one page of examples: https://www.google.com/search?q=mail...w=1680&bih=858

I enjoy decorating my envelopes as much as I enjoy making my own cards and I like that the design of both card and envelope can match/coordinate. If/when I can no longer decorate my envelopes, I will be one sad stamper
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I've sent them with the pattern on the outside with no trouble. If I am concerned about my label, I will place tape over it, but most times not. I think the PO employees like looking at something different for a change! Maybe I am brightening up their day! None of mine have ever NOT arrived at their destination so far....(I made three more today!!)
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Those googled mail art images are fantastic. My mail art always seems to be a small colored stamp image in one of the lower corners of the envelope---so timid! Now that it is so easy to choose your paper and plan your envelope front before it is put together, I hope to see lots more mail art. The SCS gallery doesn't have a section for just envies, does it? Too bad.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:52 PM   #600
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I went to your link, but it says "Sorry, this item no longer available."
Here's another link that says it's in stock if you want to order it on line:

LICK & STICK remoistenable envelope glue from Green Sneakers
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