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Old 11-02-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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I am going to try and locate some acetate to make clear cards with after work today and am wondering if someone can tell me EXACTLY what works well and where you purchased it from. I have Office Max, Office Depot, and Staples here. Thanks so much!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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I would love to know this as well. A long time ago I found a pack at Target but it was $50 and I didn't want to spend that much to try it. Now they don't carry it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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- what you buy depends on what you want to do. I buy at my LSS for the thin sheets (sorry no help) but for making boxes I like SU because of the heavy weight. There is another thread that might help you

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/....php?p=8815790
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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The ones from SU are the best, but for a thinner and inexpensive substitute, ask for "transparencies" at your office supply store.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:36 AM   #5
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I purchase thick actate at a LSS for about 1.20 a sheet. It works great for cards, scores good if I score both sides. It is the thickest I have found including SU. So you might want to try a LSS in your area.

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:02 AM   #6
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I buy mine from Sam's Club online. It's transparency film, 50 sheets for $9.44 (free shipping). It's thinner than the nice window sheet material sold especially for cardmaking. It works great if all you're looking for is something to make a "window." If you want to make the actual card/craft from a clear material, you might want something thicker.

It's not as thick as the Stampin' Up window sheet material. That stuff is really nice, but for big projects that need a lot of clear material (acetate/window sheets/transparency film), I find the transparency film to be more affordable. Love the SU window sheets, though!!!

This is what I buy: http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=388851

Samsclub.com ships to your house and shipping is free for this item. I think you have to be a member of Sam's Club to buy; not sure about this. You can join online or at a Sam's Club near you.

If you can't buy from Sam's, the product is: Innovera Technology Essentials laser printer transparency film (IVR-65125)
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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A few months ago, I got a pack of 25 Grafix sheets (.007 thick) at Michaels, but I haven't done anything with it yet. It was in with the scrapbook/ cardstock packages. I probably used a coupon on it, but I can't recall the price.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:14 AM   #8
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You can get it at your local copy center just ask at the counter. I got a pad of it at michaels and it is SUPER thick, that is what I am using for cards this year, it is hard to make pillow boxes etc out of but great for cards. I think the pad was like 9.99 or 12.99 then use a coupon too!
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Archivers sells it for 8-10 sheet packs for less than $5.00 per pack. They had two brands and a couple of sizes the last I looked. I checked Office supply stores first, and no one had it! I was glad to find it at Archivers. Online stores would be your next best bet.
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http://www.papertreyink.com/pb_clearcardstock.html

Papertrey Ink sells some that is heavy weight and meant for card bases!
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I bought office transparencies off of Amazon. There were 100 in each box, I bought two boxes, and with shipping it was $30 for the 200 sheets. I bought the heavy-weight ones and they work great for making boxes, lining windows in house cards, and cards. Once they are scored they hold the score well. The cards stand up nicely, and it was a really inexpensive option.

I bought the EIKO brand. The box says "write-on transparency film, heavy weight." It is 7 mil thick (which is the same as the Grafix Craft Plastic, but much cheaper!). I can't find it now on Amazon so I don't know if they sold out, but you could probably find it elsewhere on the web.

I've made quite a few box tops and it works really nicely. I score with my score pal, and run the tool down 3 or 4 times then carefully fold.
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I got a pack that had 100 sheets in it at an Office Depot! They had it on sale whenI got it, but I also thought about it lasting a long time!
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I buy mine from Sam's Club online. It's transparency film, 50 sheets for $9.44 (free shipping). It's thinner than the nice window sheet material sold especially for cardmaking. It works great if all you're looking for is something to make a "window." If you want to make the actual card/craft from a clear material, you might want something thicker.

It's not as thick as the Stampin' Up window sheet material. That stuff is really nice, but for big projects that need a lot of clear material (acetate/window sheets/transparency film), I find the transparency film to be more affordable. Love the SU window sheets, though!!!

This is what I buy: http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=388851

Samsclub.com ships to your house and shipping is free for this item. I think you have to be a member of Sam's Club to buy; not sure about this. You can join online or at a Sam's Club near you.

If you can't buy from Sam's, the product is: Innovera Technology Essentials laser printer transparency film (IVR-65125)
I have transparencies too, and they work for lots of things. They don't heat well though!! If you need to heat treat a transparency it will melt fast!
Whereas acetate can actually take the heat. Still have to be careful, but acetate can take embossing and heat treatment where the transparency can't.
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There are a couple thread going right now on this same topic. I buy acetate report covers from Office depot. They are a little bigger than 8 1/2 x 11 and very thick. I use them to store my clear and cling stamps on in binders. I have also made clear cards with them. I got a package of 25 for about $30Cdn (I think around there or maybe less). If you want to make cards with the acetate, you have to get the report covers cause transparencies aren't sturdy enough to hold the weight. These are also good for making small boxes. Transparencies are good for window/shaker cards tho.
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