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Old 07-10-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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I am working on personalized wedding card. I need lots of space for 10 signatures. Not sure i can go as big as i think i need. I'd like to use some kind of fancy fold (eg, gate fold, tri fold).

What's your largest creation?

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I think if you do a tri-fold in A7 (5 x 7) you should have plenty of room.

That's as big as I have gone. Our Brit pals make bigger cards though!
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:53 AM   #3
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I agree with wavejumper - 5 x 7 should be adequate (too big for me - I've made a couple and always feel like I have too much space to fill up...), whether it's tri-fold or not...
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:15 PM   #4
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Our largest card are made by my husband for opening nights at plays. He is on the board of directors of our civic theater. Board members adopt productions. We take snacks to at least one of the full company practices. They also go to see the cast before the opening night and gives them a card that all the board members sign.

Rather than a generic card he makes the cards specific to the show. He uses stamps and images about the particular play. He's heat embossed images. He also gets photos of every cast member and the entire stage crew which we size to what we need but usually about 1 by 1. Then he gets their names, who they are in the play etc. and that's all part of the card. He gets artwork from the program and use that to design the card.

We double and triple check that everyone's photo is on the card (instead of the floor) and everyone's name is listed. Since he seems to get the opening season or closing season shows they are big productions. We need a lot of space to put all those elements on the cards.

We tape and glue cardstock together to make a card that is about 12 by 12 (2 cardstock papers that size we tape together so we have 4 sides to work with each almost 12 by 12; the overlap where we attach these together reduces the size a bit) I use the huge chart paper to make envelopes. The directors have kept the cards as personal mementos so we think it's worth the time to put these together.

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I make a lot of 5x7 and 6x6. Love these sizes!
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This is my largest card.
Cut your 12x12 paper to 4-1/4 x 12. Score at 5-1/2 and 11.
Then overlap and glue next piece on top of the extra 1 inch. Continue until you have enough pages. On the last page, cut off the extra 1". There are 5 pieces of cardstock which is10 sections to this card.

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One thing i did for my choir cards for farewells was have seperate panels for the back and inside the front that once signed, i just removed the backing of the double sided tape (or would write, "Not this side!" and use a tape runner) and stick them to the card to not damage the front. Normal sized card, easily signed by large groups of people, and I would have three bits going around being signed at a time, rather than everyone trying to sign the one card.
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One time I made a 5 x 7 card for the congregation to write in for our pastor. I added a folded page inside for additional space. Then there were 6 sides of a piece of cardstock to write on. Lots of room!
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One time I made a 5 x 7 card for the congregation to write in for our pastor. I added a folded page inside for additional space. Then there were 6 sides of a piece of cardstock to write on. Lots of room!
That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing this technique. Happy Stampin'!
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On a dare from a friend I made and sent a handmade Valentine card to the cute mailman I had a crush on. It was 22 inches by 28 inches (two sheets of poster paper) and the envelope was made out of a roll of white wrapping paper. I took it to the post office to mail and after paying the postage to send it to his home...the window clerk took it downstairs and hand delivered it to him in front of all of the other mailmen. Must have got his attention because we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next month.
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On a dare from a friend I made and sent a handmade Valentine card to the cute mailman I had a crush on. It was 22 inches by 28 inches (two sheets of poster paper) and the envelope was made out of a roll of white wrapping paper. I took it to the post office to mail and after paying the postage to send it to his home...the window clerk took it downstairs and hand delivered it to him in front of all of the other mailmen. Must have got his attention because we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next month.
Awe! I love that story
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On a dare from a friend I made and sent a handmade Valentine card to the cute mailman I had a crush on. It was 22 inches by 28 inches (two sheets of poster paper) and the envelope was made out of a roll of white wrapping paper. I took it to the post office to mail and after paying the postage to send it to his home...the window clerk took it downstairs and hand delivered it to him in front of all of the other mailmen. Must have got his attention because we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next month.
Great story!!! Happy upcoming Anniversary!
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On a dare from a friend I made and sent a handmade Valentine card to the cute mailman I had a crush on. It was 22 inches by 28 inches (two sheets of poster paper) and the envelope was made out of a roll of white wrapping paper. I took it to the post office to mail and after paying the postage to send it to his home...the window clerk took it downstairs and hand delivered it to him in front of all of the other mailmen. Must have got his attention because we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next month.
This is the best card story ever!
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On a dare from a friend I made and sent a handmade Valentine card to the cute mailman I had a crush on. It was 22 inches by 28 inches (two sheets of poster paper) and the envelope was made out of a roll of white wrapping paper. I took it to the post office to mail and after paying the postage to send it to his home...the window clerk took it downstairs and hand delivered it to him in front of all of the other mailmen. Must have got his attention because we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next month.
Whoot! Happy Anniversary!
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Thanks everybody for the Best Wishes for our anniversary. His coworkers still tease him about that card. And it might not sound like much but back then it cost me about $2.00 in postage to mail it.
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Thank you everyone for such great ideas and a wonderful love story.
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The largest card I've.made is 8" x 8". But that was a one off. We can get 8x8 cardblanks here in the uk tho.
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I make large cards by folding an 8.5" X 11" piece of cardstock in half. So the card is 5.5 X 8.5. There is a lot of surface to decorate and put messages.
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I made a card about 10x5. I was making a Dr Who tardis machine Xmas card for DD. I started at 5x7 but by the time I added the dome-like thing on top it got rather tall. lol
Fortunately, I didn't have to mail it but included it in her Xmas package.
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I make large cards by folding an 8.5" X 11" piece of cardstock in half. So the card is 5.5 X 8.5. There is a lot of surface to decorate and put messages.
I love using half fold size for special cards. I also make a lot of 6x6 and 5x7. I just like working with larger cards! Especially because you can show off the stamping, embossing etc.
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My largest so far is an 8 1/2 X 11 inch card for a young woman with cancer who played for dances we went to. Her whole family was into tie dye, so I used some great 8 1/2 X 11 tie dye paper, glued to white cs, and made a binding to hold the 2 sheets together. Got everyone to sign it at one of the dances, and she was delighted with the card! (She beat the cancer, and is healthy and happy today)

I regularly do 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 cards- birthdays for the in-laws (the fanciest one, with lots of layers & embellishments cost me $12 to mail to England to MIL- DH nearly fainted!), Christmas, special occasions. I like to work big.

I sent one to my MIL one year, and all she got was the envelope! Ever since, I have taped all edges with packing tape so we won't have a repeat of that incident. (I did remake & resend the card- it's in my gallery:

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It's 8 1/2 wide by 5 1/2 high.

I really love BIG stamps, so working on an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 card makes sense for me.

Hm, looking in my gallery, the majority of the cards posted are 8 1/2 X 5 1/2.
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I made a card about 10x5. I was making a Dr Who tardis machine Xmas card for DD. I started at 5x7 but by the time I added the dome-like thing on top it got rather tall. lol
Fortunately, I didn't have to mail it but included it in her Xmas package.
I have directions for a constructed Tardis card, but haven't made one yet. I have stamped Tardises with a great stamp I got from Viva LasVegasStamps!

DH is a Brit by birth, and grew up with Dr. Who, and introduced me to the show when it reappeared with Christopher Eccleston. We went to a FABULOUS Dr. Who Exposition in Cardiff, Wales on one of our trips over there. The most fun thing was, for a coworker who is a devoted Whovian, I took a close up photo of him, printed it on cs, and we held that face in front of figures in the expo, and took photos. DH held it in front of his face, and stood in front of the Tardis, and I got a shot of that, too. Kevin was delighted when I brought him pictures chronicling "his" tour of the expo. He thought he made a fine Captain Jack!
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I always make 8.5x5.5 for Christmas. It is just a 8.5x11 folded in half, and you can get envelopes for that too. I also make this size for group cards at work for retirements, work anniversaries, etc.

The largest card I have ever made was about 9x12. I used a colored file folder for the base, and it was for a 30 year work anniversary. There was enough room for everyone to sign, and it fit into a manila envelope.
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