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Old 08-24-2017, 09:20 AM   #1
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there was a Poem or something that could be included with a card explaining why the card was folded inside out for mailing.Does anybody know what I'm talking about?


I would love to get my hands on it again so I can start using it when I have embellishments on a card that need to be protected.


I've googled and I've hit up Pinterest but haven't had any luck. It would make my day if someone here could help me out.
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That's not it. The verse or whatever it is explains why the card is inside out when they take it out of the envelope.
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I looked all over and couldn't find anything, either. So, I made this up just now:

This card is inside out -
What's that all about?

Turn it around and see -
A fancy card for you from me!
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Thanks Bugga

I created another poem using yours as a starting point.


This handmade card is inside out
What on earth is this about?


It has lumps the mail don't (or doesn't) like
To protect them is only right


So just flip the fold as it should be
And all the pretties you will see.
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Thanks Bugga

I created another poem using yours as a starting point.


This handmade card is inside out
What on earth is this about?


It has lumps the mail don't (or doesn't) like
To protect them is only right


So just flip the fold as it should be
And all the pretties you will see.
Great minds at work - Perfect!

PS I'm a grammar nerd, and "doesn't" is correct.
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Shellie, Bugga, anyone?

I'd not heard of folk sending cards inside out, but have heard of folk creating a card over a card to protect things. Any creative juices to spare for a note on a 'cover card'?
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Shellie, Bugga, anyone?

I'd not heard of folk sending cards inside out, but have heard of folk creating a card over a card to protect things. Any creative juices to spare for a note on a 'cover card'?
I usually place a card-size piece of cardstock over the front of my cards for protection. I wouldn't think you'd need a fold over card, since the back of the card is plain.


I've never thought about a note. Wedding invites, etc. often have a cover piece, so I guess I assume folks who get the card will know it's something like that.
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PS I'm a grammar nerd, and "doesn't" is correct.
i actually know that doesn't is correct it just doesn't flow as smoothly
I'm trying to figure out whether flow or proper grammar is more important
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I usually place a card-size piece of cardstock over the front of my cards for protection. I wouldn't think you'd need a fold over card, since the back of the card is plain.


I've never thought about a note. Wedding invites, etc. often have a cover piece, so I guess I assume folks who get the card will know it's something like that.
the only thing i don't like about using a piece of cardstock to protect the front is that for every 4 embellished cards, you use one sheet of stock. That cost can add up after awhile.
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i actually know that doesn't is correct it just doesn't flow as smoothly
I'm trying to figure out whether flow or proper grammar is more important
I hope you go with grammar. I hate to see our nation "dumbing down" like it seems to be doing. No one knows how to spell anymore because we have spellcheck, and it doesn't matter anyway, because when you send text messages "u use letters and made up words, "rite?"
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the only thing i don't like about using a piece of cardstock to protect the front is that for every 4 embellished cards, you use one sheet of stock. That cost can add up after awhile.
I don't use expensive or matching cardstock for this. You can get Georgia Pacific cardstock very cheaply and that's what I use for my liner cards.
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I usually place a card-size piece of cardstock over the front of my cards for protection. I wouldn't think you'd need a fold over card, since the back of the card is plain.


I've never thought about a note. Wedding invites, etc. often have a cover piece, so I guess I assume folks who get the card will know it's something like that.
yes, I'd always thought of it like that (people figure it out), but your clever verses got me thinking ... might be something fun to add, like that little bit of extra when you can add a little matching stamped design to the envelope.

as far as the cost of that extra piece ... for me, most of the cards I make are either delivered in person or are included in a gift, so there are no envelope issues at all. For those that travel by mail (which isn't a lot), most are CAS, but every now and then there's one that seems like it might need a little buffer, so the amount of CS, in the long run, is pretty minimal. YMMV

not meaning to go too far off topic, and appreciating the thread and the verses shared.
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I buy a roll of bubble wrap & cut it to size. Works quite well, and is super cheap. Someone else had the idea, but I don't remember who.
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I use pieces of that very thin foam that things sometimes come packed in. It's about the thickness of a piece of cardstock but it has a little give. I keep card sized stacks of it at the ready. I try not to make anything with really big bumps.
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I'm sure I will go with grammar mostly because I don't want people thinking I'm dumb English was actually the only class I got solid A's in during my school years. And when i was in the 5th grade I got 4th place in the high school district spelling bee. I was only allowed to compete because I was such an exemplary speller and my teacher recommended me for special consideration.


But yeah, it does seem like people don't know how to spell well these days. I taught my kids well though, most of them actually text using complete words and sentences 99% of the time. Proud momma here


Don't get me started on the time I bought pizza and picked it up from the pizzeria and the girl couldn't figure out what the change for $19.75 out of a $20 bill was.
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I'm sure I will go with grammar mostly because I don't want people thinking I'm dumb English was actually the only class I got solid A's in during my school years. And when i was in the 5th grade I got 4th place in the high school district spelling bee. I was only allowed to compete because I was such an exemplary speller and my teacher recommended me for special consideration.


But yeah, it does seem like people don't know how to spell well these days. I taught my kids well though, most of them actually text using complete words and sentences 99% of the time. Proud momma here


Don't get me started on the time I bought pizza and picked it up from the pizzeria and the girl couldn't figure out what the change for $19.75 out of a $20 bill was.
I can see I was preaching to the choir! Good for you for teaching your kids right!


My hubby had his own business, oil and gas. He was looking at a map with a new employee, a college graduate. He told the guy to run an imaginary diagonal line across a space. He got a blank stare. Fellow did not know what "diagonal" meant!
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Haha ...a bumpy card that's made by me not "my" me. You guys intimidated me with all this grammar and spelling talk.
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Try using "won't like" instead.


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I love the poem! I've never turned a card inside out tho. I didn't even know that was a thing! I often mail cards and ATCs that are lumpy. I swap a lot with Swap-Bot.com.

My best tip is to use your packing material to balance out the thicknesses on a card. So instead of adding bubble wrap or foam over teddy whole card, just add it to the low areas. Things get crushed because they are higher than the rest. I've gotten items in the mail with paper roses on them, in a padded mailer. They were still crushed!

So I cut holes in my thin foam (I rarely use bubble wrap) for the embellies to peek through. I add multiple pieces at multiple heights if needed. Once the whole card is even, I add one last piece of foam over the whole thing. Then I tape the pieces together with washi and tape them to the card too. I make sure to use less strong washi or partially de-stick it first.

I don't know that I'd like to turn my card inside out. I know some people do that to photograph the inside but I don't want someone to read what I've written before seeing the lovely outside. And hopefully admire it lovingly! (LOL)!
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Could you use "won't"? Because USPS "won't" like the lumpies, for sure!
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I love the poem! I've never turned a card inside out tho. I didn't even know that was a thing! I often mail cards and ATCs that are lumpy. I swap a lot with Swap-Bot.com.

My best tip is to use your packing material to balance out the thicknesses on a card. So instead of adding bubble wrap or foam over teddy whole card, just add it to the low areas. Things get crushed because they are higher than the rest. I've gotten items in the mail with paper roses on them, in a padded mailer. They were still crushed!

So I cut holes in my thin foam (I rarely use bubble wrap) for the embellies to peek through. I add multiple pieces at multiple heights if needed. Once the whole card is even, I add one last piece of foam over the whole thing. Then I tape the pieces together with washi and tape them to the card too. I make sure to use less strong washi or partially de-stick it first.

I don't know that I'd like to turn my card inside out. I know some people do that to photograph the inside but I don't want someone to read what I've written before seeing the lovely outside. And hopefully admire it lovingly! (LOL)!
I do a lot of ATCs on Swapbot also. I use old mailers that I have received from different companies with bubble wrap on the inside. I just cut it to size (one piece only) and I will also cut out some places for the embellishments if needed.
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I use this thin foam sheet and cut a piece to fit the card. This roll is enough to last forever!

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the only thing i don't like about using a piece of cardstock to protect the front is that for every 4 embellished cards, you use one sheet of stock. That cost can add up after awhile.
You have a good point on the cost. I use inexpensive cardstock that I buy at Walmart for this purpose.
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Every time I use a very thin piece of foam over the front of a "bumpy" card, I get dinged by the post office. They say anything with foam (or a lined envelope) is considered a package and charge me more. I make lots of cards with layers and embellishments and send them off. I consider my cards to be gifts in many cases, so want it to get to them and not returned. The PO used to charge the recipient (kind of tacky, I think), but now they just return it---about a month after the occasion for which it was sent. I use cheap cardstock or scrap cardboard from mailing envelopes I get. Then, of course, there is always the extra it cost to send a card more than 1/4" thick, or square, or too stiff to bend...
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