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Old 12-05-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default I just got the most interesting ENVELOPE in the mail...

We just got a holiday card from DH's boss. I opened it and was a pretty pre-printed square card with a photo inside with the gretting. All very typical and I didn't think much of it... until I went to throw out the envelope. I was about to rip it up when it hit me that the envelope is not square, but instead it's a standard size envie for a 5x7 card (not sure the exact size). Anyway, they had sealed off about a third of the envelope, leaving only enough room to fit the square card snuggly. So the card itself didn't seem at all like it didn't "go" with the envelope AND the sender paid standard postage rather than the extra required for square envies. Brilliant!!! Does this make sense? Has anyone ever done this before? What is your process? I'm sure I can figure out some approach, but I'm wondering if there is a tried/true technique and adhesive used to acheive this. Maybe I'm TOTALLY out of the loop, but this was new and novel to me!

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You mean like this?

A-2 Envy for a Square Card Trick

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Awesome idea! I've done the sealing it off so it doesn't slide around thing - but making it pretty besides - Brilliant!!
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Wow, you just never know what cool technique you might learn if you're scrolling through SCS at 3:00am. I love the idea because it's pretty, and it saves a little money.

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It is just amazing how clever stampers are! Thanks Julie for sharing your brilliance.
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Well, thanks all for the kind words and I'm glad ya' likes it!

Have fun with your envies!
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As soon as I started reading the original post, I thought Julie did something like this on her blog awhile back. Can't believe that was 2 years ago! Julie always has the best ideas.
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As soon as I started reading the original post, I thought Julie did something like this on her blog awhile back. Can't believe that was 2 years ago! Julie always has the best ideas.
I was just laffin' about that--TWO YEARS! Crikey, it flies by fast, no?!
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Hallmark had a line of square cards a few years ago and they did the envies this way. I don't know if they still carry that line of cards - I never go in a cardshop anymore.
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Julie...you are brilliant!!!
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Now why didn't I think of that. That Is why I loooooove this site. Just ask because someone on here knows.
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What are the exact dimensions of an "A2" envelope? I just have never understood the A2,A4--etc. sizes.
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There's a chart at the bottom of this Web page that explains the different "Announcement" envelope sizes (A-2, etc.)
http://www.paper-papers.com/envelope-size-chart.html

Wikipedia has a similar chart about 2/3 of the way down this Web page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envelop...standard_sizes

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I bought a square card from Target about a year ago and the envelope was rectangle and sealed off to hold the card securely. I've been doing that ever since I saw it.
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thanks for reminding us again of this neat trick Julie!!
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We just got a holiday card from DH's boss. I opened it and was a pretty pre-printed square card with a photo inside with the gretting. All very typical and I didn't think much of it... until I went to throw out the envelope. I was about to rip it up when it hit me that the envelope is not square, but instead it's a standard size envie for a 5x7 card (not sure the exact size). Anyway, they had sealed off about a third of the envelope, leaving only enough room to fit the square card snuggly. So the card itself didn't seem at all like it didn't "go" with the envelope AND the sender paid standard postage rather than the extra required for square envies. Brilliant!!! Does this make sense? Has anyone ever done this before? What is your process? I'm sure I can figure out some approach, but I'm wondering if there is a tried/true technique and adhesive used to acheive this. Maybe I'm TOTALLY out of the loop, but this was new and novel to me!

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OOO.. I just usually put them in the regular envie and leave them to 'float' around on their journey... but I love your idea.. and the punch is 'uber' clever!
Thanks for sharing Julie.
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WOW!! ADORABLE, Julie! The card I received wasn't pretty like THAT! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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Fun Fun Fun!!! What a super trick! thankx!
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Great idea & Julie, I love your blog! Just added it to my favorites list!
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Julie...THANKS! I have actually avoided making square cards because of the postage. This is a great tip. LM

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how much more does it cost to send a square envelope
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Add 20 cents.

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Wow! What a great idea and cute too.
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What a great idea! Brilliant, as usual, Julie!
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Ahhhh.......I had forgotten about this! Good to remember!!

Hey, Julie.....when did you lose the glasses?
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Hey, Julie.....when did you lose the glasses?
Oh, I'm still wearing glasses. My new ones didn't arrive in time. I just took 'em off for that shoot, cuz I didn't wanna have a shot of me wearing those older, less fashionable specs. (hair flip!)
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Wow Julie! You rock! Thanks so much.
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Smack! I could've had a V8! I just mailed my cards today and I used an old set of envelopes I had because the photo I was including with my cards didn't fit in a standard envelope. So, I had this old box of cards sitting around and decided to use the envelopes since they were big enough. I could have done this and it would have been way cool!

Oh well, now I know for next time! Thanks Julie!
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This is why I love SCS. Where else can you go where so may people would understand and share your excitement about an envelope?

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Looking for those cute ones that Doodah (debby) had on at the Everett Swap I suppose!
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