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Old 01-05-2011, 05:21 PM   #1  
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I'm very new to cardmaking and have lots of questions.
I've been watching all the gorgeous cards posted here and have to ask.. Do you send them in the mail, if so how do you package them?
Also..i noticed a thread on triptycks, What are those?
I like the idea of purchasing the unmounted stamps for storage reasons.. Do they lose their stickiness after repeated uses?
Tese are probably silly questions but I don't have access to classes and am self-learning
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Hi Kat!

Welcome!

When I mail mine, I usually turn the card inside out or add a piece of cardstock to protect it. If it has rhinestones, etc, I also add packing tape over that area on the outside of the envelope and that seems to help them go through the machines without getting destroyed.

A triptych is a 3 panel creation - that term is borrowed from fine art and religious art.

I've never had my stamps lose their sticky - cling foam works forever, and clear stamps can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol if they're dirty and they cling as good as new.

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:00 PM   #3  
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Thanks,
Next question... I just ordered a set of unmounted stamps and need to order the blocks. Is there and advantage to getting them with the lines, square or the wavy bordered ones? Is it just a personal preference?
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Hi Kat. It does does come down to personal preference I think. I like the straight-edged blocks so I can put my fingers where I like. I also find the lines distracting but you might find them useful for lining up your stamps.
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