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Old 01-07-2018, 11:28 AM   #1
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For those that fold/make your own envelopes, what kind of paper are you using? I had some envelope paper from Stampiní Up!, but they no longer offer it.

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I use the thin papers that I've gotten in scrapbook paper pads. Sometimes when the single sheets are on sale at Michael's or JoAnn's, I buy some to use for envelopes and bags.
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Ditto on the scrapbook paper - I use the SU DSP or other papers I buy. I also sometimes use sheet music and the like.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:04 PM   #4
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Mostly I use colored copy paper (to match my cards) or sometimes - especially if it's going to be hand delivered, I'll use a fun heavy weight wrapping paper.

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Scrapbook paper here too...bit also old calendars! Many of them, the picture part is big enough to trim and keep, and they make fun envelopes.
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This is probably obvious, but card stock works well, too. Some of mine is starting to fade on the edges because I've had it so long - works great for sturdy envelopes
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I'm another one who uses patterned paper. It's an awesome way to use up old designs that I don't like anymore (or were part of a pack that I never liked). Usually, I fold it with the design on the inside, leaving the outside white. That way, I don't have to worry about if you can read the address. Even the ugliest patterns seem fine on the inside of an envelope, LOL. And it still adds a bit of interest.
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plain white envelope, and not mailing it? the paper I use in the computer printer. I have also used thin DSP, especially old stuff I dislike now.
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Computer paper, ugly cardstock, old calendar pages ..actually anything that I can find! LOL
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But what adhesive do you use to stick the envelope together ????
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For nice white envelopes I use Hammermill Laser Print 24 lb. paper that I get at Staples. I made a template for A2 cards that works well with 81/2 by 11 size paper. For sealing my envelopes I use 1/2" score tape. I also use this same paper for the sentiment on the inside of the card.
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Vellum can be fun to use on cards that are not going to be mailed. The recipient gets a peek as you hand them the card. To seal envelopes in this case I would probably use a sticker.
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But what adhesive do you use to stick the envelope together ????
Tombow Mono Multi for me. And usually to close it too. But if I'm giving handmade envelopes with a commissioned card, I put double-sided tape that's easy to peel off (like red-liner) on the flap for the person sending it to be able to seal it easily.
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I use Scor Tape (usually 1/4") to make the envelope. Then, if I'm mailing it myself, I usually just use my ATG gun to seal it. If I'm selling or giving the card to someone to send, then I put more Scor Tape on the flap, but I leave the backing on it.
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I usually use either Elmer's Flex glue or Alene's tacky glue - but really anything you use to adhere stuff to your cards could probably be used to make the envelopes too. . . . . .well okay, maybe not hot glue . . . .
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I usually use score tape. All you need to adhere are two short sides. I've also bought an all-purpose glue called "YES!" from Dick Blick. It's for envelopes.
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Sometimes thin paper can tear some when pressing the seams so I have often glued with Elmer's rubber cement two coordinating pieces of thin paper together which gives just enough depth to not tear. I also like the feel of this more than cardstock. But these are mostly for hand delivered as I think postal machinery might tear the thin papers.
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Scrapbook paper here too...bit also old calendars! Many of them, the picture part is big enough to trim and keep, and they make fun envelopes.
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Upon recommendation of a friend, I tried 28 lb. copy paper to make envelopes. It's a more substantial than the basic 24 lb. paper, which I have always thought was on the thin side for making envelopes, especially if the card you are mailing has embellishments. Since I usually make 5 x 7" cards, a ream of 8 1/2 x 11" copy paper isn't big enough for me, although it would be perfect for those who make the A2 size cards. I couldn't find 28 lb. 11 x 17" in the local office supply stores, so I ordered it online. After having used 28 lb. paper for envelopes I would not use anything else anymore (except maybe DSP which tends to be heavier than standard copy paper). The specific paper that was recommended to me was Hammermill Color Copy Digital. I imagine any brand of 28 lb. paper would work, but I really like the Hammermill Color Copy Digital. It's very smooth and I like it.
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If you are sealing your envelopes yourself (and not selling them for others to seal), I have found Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick to be a very good envelope adhesive. It really sticks!
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