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Old 05-25-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
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Does anyone make cards larger than 41/4 X 5 1/2? I am interested in making larger cards but not sure 1) what size 2) should I buy the blank pre-made cards and dress up.
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I buy 5x7 premade white cards and dress them up. If I want to add more details to the card.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:26 AM   #3
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I made one card way bigger because of a transparancy I was working with. This is the card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=78793

I actually had to cut the front and back separately and attach them together with the word window punch (at top)---it worked pretty well and I would try it again...esp if I needed a larger card.
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I must admit, that unless I intend to hand-deliver the card, I don't normally go beyond the standard A-2 canvas, cuz additional postage costs annoy the heck outta' me.
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:25 PM   #5
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Occasionally I do. A local Hallmark store sells (stray) envelopes dirt cheap. They bundle them up in 10's for like 25/50. They are usually larger than A-2's and I just make the card to fit. I haven't figured out what happens to all those missing cards. People probably steal them because they are so expensive. lol. Check to see if your local card store does this too.
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:39 PM   #6
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I've got some pre-packaged 5x7 cards and some vertical cards--maybe 3.5x9(?) I've never had to pay extra postage for 5x7 cards or the vertical ones--just the square ones. Sometimes I just have to make a card bigger because of the design.
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I make whatever size I can get envelopes for, so I mostly make A2 size. It just drives me nuts not to have a proper envie for a card. I do have a pack of envelopes leftover from some wedding invitations, so I'll sometimes make 5x7's or 5x5's because they fit the envelopes.
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I tend to migrate towards 5x5 cards. I give most of mine in person, so postage isn't usually a big problem. For the few times I do mail, I just suck it up. For the odd one, its not that bad. It is a bit of an awkward size for paper, but the scraps always get used up one way or another.
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