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Old 06-23-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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Being a non-demo I need to use my stamps or else hubbie will harp on me about buying more stuff when I don't use what i have....

So I am planning on making sets of cards to give to people - I have some of the all occasion sets - Mini mates, figures of speech, All Year Cheer I and figure I could make a few sets of all-occasion cards (8-12 per set) to give to friends who don't *gasp* stamp but are always interested in what I do and compliment me all the time. (maybe by doing this I can lure them over to the dark side...<insert evil laugh here>)

But how to package them for gift giving...I was thinking of maybe the cellophane bags???

Howver I have a set of thank you cards to give on Saturday and don't have any cello bags so I need another idea....

anyone anyone - ideas...ideas....
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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Hi Jenni,

How about making a matching box with ribbon around it. I have done that several times before...and it always looks great.

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Hi Jenni,

When packaging cards to give as a gift, if I am not using a cello bag, then I stack the cards and tie some pretty ribbon around them and place them in a bag that I have stamped. I hope this helps!
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:07 AM   #4
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I have used the cellophane bags for gift giving, but if you don't have them do you have any bags the size of those brown lunch bags??? I know our craft stores here sell plain white bags and then you could stamp the outside of it!! At my first stamp party I went to we actually stamped the brown lunch bags and then folded over the top and put a tag on it. I like the white bags better because you could really "dress" it up!! Good luck- that is a really great idea as a gift!
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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Hi Jenni~

I have ordered from this website and received great service. Here is the link to the card holder boxes. I have dones these at one of my workshops. Just stamp the box to match the cards. Way cute!

http://www.myfathershands.com/HTML/E...dholderbox.htm

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Hi! For the short term, I like the stamped bag suggestion. For the long term, I use SU clear plastic boxes that the stamps come in. You or your demo can order them thru a supply order. I'm sure the recipients will LOVE the gift!!

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I put them together and wrap them in a ribbon. Sometimes I will stamp one of SU's diecut stationery boxes and put them in there...I have also just wrapped them in stamped tissue paper and twisted the ends like a piece of wrapped candy! They are always appreciated! In fact, I'm going to do that tonight so I can give them to may aunt for her birthday.
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Another option is to fold an 8 1/2 x 11 paper and make a little folder out of it. Punch a couple of holes, place eyelets and ribbon to tie the little folder or portfolio closed! That's what I do for some of my hostess gifts!
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Hi Jenmouer!
As mentioned above, the stamped gift bags work out very well. I've added a stamped/embossed tag to those or added a card at the top of the tissue filling.
Although I know you don't have them this week, I also enjoy putting sets with matching envelopes into SU's large cello gusset bags & tying with organdy ribbon. Add a special tag & it's a very nice gift!
Even your non-stamper friends will love receiving your hand-made cards! And you're right! Who knows when one of them will eventually come on over & pick up a stamp!
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I just bought a wonderful template for a card portfolio. It is made from a full sheet of cardstock and folds into a nice little holder for 6-8 cards. I bought it in a stamp store, but it can probably be located online. I stamped the cardstock all over, cut the few places that needed a cut and then folded and glued. It is very cute.
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I just bought a wonderful template for a card portfolio. It is made from a full sheet of cardstock and folds into a nice little holder for 6-8 cards.
So for the inquiring minds...who is the template made by. I want to do an online search. Great idea - portfolio.

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How about making a matching box with ribbon around it. I have done that several times before...and it always looks great.
Hugs and smiles.
So Beate, will you share how to make a box with us?? Pretty please.

Thanks for the great ideas as always ladies.
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Just did a search and found this great site with a template for you. I wanna see your results!


http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwoo.../portfolio.htm
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I've used the box on the mirkwood link. It worked pretty well, but I ended up tweaking the pattern a bit. So make one and get the pattern the way you like it before you go gung ho on it...
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Thanks for the great link!!
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I have used the templates from Mirkwood. I just made 4 portfollios. They only hold about 5 cards and enevelopes. They looked really nice though, especially adding some ribbon to keep it closed and stamping whatever you want on them. I also just bought some boxes from M's and stamped on them and you can fit over 20 cards and envelopes in there. I really want to try the card holders from SU! soon...I'm just too cheap right now to buy them! K :]
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Does anyone know how many cards and envelopes will fit in the SU stationary box???
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Jenni

I can put 6 cards with envelopes into one. (I just made two the other day)

Hope this helps.

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