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Old 08-05-2005, 01:00 PM   #1  
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Where is the best place to buy small blank paper bags??

I have been requested to sell some of my stamped projects at a craft fair this fall. So I have been searching the forum for info on taking stuff to craft fairs. I have come up with allot of it.
Except the one that is...once someone buys a handful cards, do you put them in a bag to send them home with them? I was thinking about those little flat paper bags that the store puts their cards after you buy them. I would like to find some blank ones that I could stamp on.
Anyone have a great source for buying something like this???
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Me again...
Also if anyone has any tips on what works best for packaging items, that would help too.
Like a set of note cards, or notepads with a RSVP pen, or notecube with a RSVP pen.

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Have you thought about lunch bags, you could get either the brown or the white. Fairly cheap, and you can stamp on them to match your cards. Also you can get bulk tissue paper to put inside them.

I have a couple of packages from Walmart.
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I have some kraft colored lunch bags that I use right now for packaging gifts and such. They do work good.
But, I had seen on stamponthis.com that you can buy other colors in the lunch bag style and in the flat style. But they start at $.15 a piece. I was hoping for something a little less pricey.
How about packaging indivual cards for sale. Do put them in little clear bags to protect them? With adhesive on the flap or no flap?
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Hello! If you don't mind buying a large quantity of bags, groups of 500 or 1000 the price per bag will go down considerably. www.nashvillewraps.com coms to mind for a nice selection. The flat bags you were referring to are called merchandise bags. The little clear bags with the sticky strip can be purchased at www.clearenvelopes.com

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Well I can see that I will be getting into trouble at Nashvillewraps.com
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Thanks so much for the links, Annette. I am off to check them out!
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Thanks so much for the links, Annette. I am off to check them out!
You are most welcome! I did forget to mention in the last note that the flat bags you mentioned I carry (at .15 each) are candy bags. They are the same bags that Nashville sells but lined with glassine (wax paper). This lining is great for photos as well as any oily item that might be placed inside that would stain the outer bag. That feature along with the fact that I sell them in quantities less than 250 factor into the price. Best wishes with your upcoming craft fairs.

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Good ol' brown paper bags from Smart & Final, COSTCO or SAMS club would do the trick - you can choose from several different sizes and just run a stampin' wheel along one side to decorate. If you have your name and number on a stamp put that on the front of the bags, or print some labels with that info. Good luck with your booth!
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Where is the best place to buy small blank paper bags??

I have been requested to sell some of my stamped projects at a craft fair this fall. So I have been searching the forum for info on taking stuff to craft fairs. I have come up with allot of it.
Except the one that is...once someone buys a handful cards, do you put them in a bag to send them home with them? I was thinking about those little flat paper bags that the store puts their cards after you buy them. I would like to find some blank ones that I could stamp on.
Anyone have a great source for buying something like this???
Thanks,
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Go to www.uline.com I would order a catalog and go from there.or if you know what you want and have time to look. do it over internet. I love this catalog
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Try www.papermart.com. they have a ton of colors too!!hope this helps
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Thanks so much Annette for straightening me out. I did not realize that your bags were lined. That does make a difference. Do you sell them unlined at all. I have to your site and checked out all of the other goodies,too.
I can't wait to place an order and get stamping for the craft fair. I just hope the stuff sells, otherwise you know what everyone will be getting for Christmas this year!

Thanks ladies for all of your help. I am checking the other links as I type this!
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... Do you sell them unlined at all. ...

Thanks ladies for all of your help. I am checking the other links as I type this!
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Nope, because I can't buy them in large enough quantity to sell them as low as nashvillewraps and papermart. Most folks will deal with buying 100 bags if they can get them for such a low cost. Glad you enjoyed window shopping at my website!

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Walmart usually carries white lunch bags about this time of year. They are packaged in 40 or 50 and cost $1.48! I always buy a ton of them and keep them and/or donate some to my kids' old preschool and sunday school so they can use them to make puppets or whatever. These stamp up great and both my children use them for treat bags at their birthday parties, too. They should have them pretty soon in the school supplies section! Good luck!

If you have a wholesale grocery store in your area, that is another good place to find deals on bags and stuff like that! I package my cards up 4 or 5 to a bunch and just tie an organdy ribbon around them!

I think Annette also carries clear plastic boxes to put assortments of cards in, I love those and have about used up all I have on hand! She has some great items in her store (stamponthis), including food safe bags that I have stamped to give to friends with treats inside. Have fun!

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Here's another thought on bags--do you live in a town large enough to have a wholesale supplier? You might check there. Or go to a smaller "mom and pop" owned store in your area where you do business (that has the flat bags like you want) that you would NOT be in competition with, and check with the owner to see if they would be willing to sell you some of their bags. Explain that you just need to buy a small quantity because you are trying out something new. You have a 50/50 chance of their saying "yes."
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Thanks for the ideas, you ladies are always full of ways to solve my dilemas.
There is a Sam's wholesale club a litle over an hour away from us. I hadn't thought about looking there. That is another option.
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