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Old 09-07-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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I need a source for very inexpensive A2 white envelopes - I don't care if it is pointed flap or square flap and they don't need to be nice and thick or anything, just cheap. I need to keep the cost down as much as possible, they are just for kid cards.

Thank you for any help! Wal-Mart and Target both just had the Invitation envelopes that fit 4x6 photos, when I need a true A2. Michaels wanted an arm and a leg for simple white envelopes.

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I usually get mine from Staples. Can't remember the exact price, but I think it was around $5 for 50.
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I get my envies from the paper store locally. 250 envies cost about $12.
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I need a source for very inexpensive A2 white envelopes - I don't care if it is pointed flap or square flap and they don't need to be nice and thick or anything, just cheap. I need to keep the cost down as much as possible, they are just for kid cards.

Thank you for any help! Wal-Mart and Target both just had the Invitation envelopes that fit 4x6 photos, when I need a true A2. Michaels wanted an arm and a leg for simple white envelopes.

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I am glad that you asked this question. I was so disappointed when Walmart changed the size of their envelopes. Why not create a new size for 4x6 pictures and continue to make true A2s? I will use up the ones I have but when those run out I'll need a new place to buy them.
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Thanks, that is the perfect price! I will check with my local paper store and see what they have

Thanks for the help everyone!
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I've also purchased mine at Big Lots...giggle...when they carry the Martha Stewart stuff, they will usually sell the invitation sets for $2 for 40 invites or so. Last time they did it, I bought 7 boxes so paid $14 and had 280 envelopes...sorry, I did toss the invites, I only wanted the envelopes. I still have 5 boxes left. My Big Lots had a few wedding ones left when I was there last weekend. You might try it.
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I get mine from Office Max, it's a box of 100, white, for around $12.
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Nikki...how many do you need? I get mine from Clear Bags.com and they are under 78.00 delivered for 2000. Last time I ordered 3000 and it was just a bit over $100.00. They go very fast at my house...almost time to order again.
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Thanks everyone!!

Amber - just a couple hundred or so. I then today finally found a box of 250 for $12 which is doable, and I can order online, which is a lot easier for me. So I might go with that, or send someone to Big Lots to see if they have any! Our local paper store didn't have any for a good price (I called) and Staples/Office Max wanted too much money. I'm thinking I will order a box of 250. If I needed a couple thousand though, it is very good to know that Clear Bags has them for that price! And I can imagine you go through a ton of envelopes!

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Nikki - I too am looking for inexpensive envelopes. Where did you find yours at 250 for $12? Thanks.
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any ideas on those darn M&M baggies???
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Nikki...how many do you need? I get mine from Clear Bags.com and they are under 78.00 delivered for 2000. Last time I ordered 3000 and it was just a bit over $100.00. They go very fast at my house...almost time to order again.
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Wow, that is a good price! That comes to 3.9 cents each. I just ordered some from Office depot, they were 13.9 cents each, but when they are gone I'm going to try that, and hopefully share them with my stamping friends.
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1 x 8 + flap, Crystal Clear Bags(25x203) (100 pack) [B1X8] - Flap Seal Bags - Crystal Clear Bags

Here you go. I've been reading the thread about the M&M bags, but haven't taken the plunge yet. I have ordered regular A2 envelopes from Clear Bags, and was very pleased with the quality and price (500 white and 250 ivory).

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Good grief ! The shipping costs are outrageous !
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Amber, is it the bone white A2, E5201 envelopes that you are talking about that are $2.30 each or $1.40 each if you order 3000 envelopes? I just want to make sure before I order because I know you've said the ones you order are a decent envelope. I don't need 1000s but even the price for a couple hundred is better than what I can find around me. Thanks.
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I found them at Anchor Paper It is $10.50 for 250 envelopes - but shipping seems to average $10 with them on all my orders - I have a TON of paper to order from them, so I don't know what it would be for just the envelopes alone.
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Do you mean the shipping costs for the M&M bags from Clear Bags? You can get them at Arnie's Arts and Crafts 1" x 8" bag (pack of 10) - I ordered 10 packs from him (.80 cents a pack, 10 bags in a pack) and the shipping was $3. But then I needed about 500 more, so I ordered from Clear Bags that time - but I also was getting retail handle bags and bookmark sleeves. For everything I ordered the shipping was reasonable, but yes if you are just ordering M&M bags, it's outrageous.
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I didn't know walmart changed theirs. Thanks for the heads up, because I would have just grabbed the box without paying attention to the size.

I wish I could find a hair bigger than A2. If a card has any layering on it, it's a tight fit in a regular A2. I wonder if dollar tree has cheap envies...
Me too. I tend to cut down my A2 card size to 4" wide and 5.25" high if I am going to be doing tons of layers, so it will still fit in the A2 envelope. It'd be nice to not have to do that!
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Silly suggestion here ... but I've started using my old DSP to make envelopes. If you want white - use the one sided ones and put the design on the inside.
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I didn't know walmart changed theirs. Thanks for the heads up, because I would have just grabbed the box without paying attention to the size.

I wish I could find a hair bigger than A2. If a card has any layering on it, it's a tight fit in a regular A2. I wonder if dollar tree has cheap envies...
I did that, without looking. I just grabbed the box and when I got home I realized that they were the wrong ones. So I took them back and that's when I realized that they stopped carrying them.

Now I get my envelopes from Sam's club and they are delivered right to my home (at a great price too). Here's the link to the envelopes I order:

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i don't know if you or someone you know is near Hollos in Brunswick, Ohio. i do not know if they ship. a package of 100 A2 envelopes is 5.50.. they also have all colors and their cardstock is 1.50 per pd. about 40 sheets. best prices i have ever seen.
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I wish I could find a hair bigger than A2. If a card has any layering on it, it's a tight fit in a regular A2. I wonder if dollar tree has cheap envies...


Yes, dollar tree has cheap envelopes...think, so cheap that you have to reglue all sides before you can mail anything in them, and so cheap you can read the whole card without opening the envelope. Not worth my time...sigh...
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Apparently a picture of them isn't working for me... it SAYS 1x8 but SO looks like a normal A2 clear envie... Thanks for the link though... and the other one to Arnie's something or other... I will keep this bookmarked so I can shop after payday... UGH How long is that again???
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I use E120 White and E121 Ivory from Clearbags.com. The quality is good and I go through them so fast that the price is great. The more you order the cheaper they are I think. I have never found anything cheaper. Good luck ladies.
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I like that idea! I have so much old dsp that I feel obligated to use but don't really like anymore. I should make envelopes! Do you use a cricut or an envelope template?
I use my Scor-Pal. The directions are on the site.
Yup - that old DSP just doesn't like as fine as it did when I purchased it. *wink*
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i don't know if you or someone you know is near Hollos in Brunswick, Ohio. i do not know if they ship. a package of 100 A2 envelopes is 5.50.. they also have all colors and their cardstock is 1.50 per pd. about 40 sheets. best prices i have ever seen.
I keep telling my daughter that one day we are going to make a trip to Hollos. I've heard so many great things about it!
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ok, i'm curious...what's the deal with the M&M bags? what are you making with them??

i'm placing an order with clearbags and came to find out which of their envelopes are the best
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I use E120 White and E121 Ivory from Clearbags.com. The quality is good and I go through them so fast that the price is great. The more you order the cheaper they are I think. I have never found anything cheaper. Good luck ladies.
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They are nice quality. They are not the same smoothness of SU envelopes but just as heavy I would say. No sheen....just matte.
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Apparently a picture of them isn't working for me... it SAYS 1x8 but SO looks like a normal A2 clear envie... Thanks for the link though... and the other one to Arnie's something or other... I will keep this bookmarked so I can shop after payday... UGH How long is that again???
The picture is deceptive, they really are 1x8 bags. I've ordered them. Clear Bags doesn't put up a picture of each individual flap seal bag, they use one size as the picture for ALL the sizes, which is insanely confusing. I emailed them before I ordered the first time from them, to ask, and they said no it doesn't look like the picture but it is the 1x8 bag - and they were right.
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i'm placing an order with clearbags and came to find out which of their envelopes are the best
You stack M&M's in them then put a topper of some kind on them - super fun, really cute, really EASY. I've done graduation cap toppers, Mickey Mouse heads, fringe fireworks, snowmen heads, santa heads, on the list goes. It makes a great little gift. I don't sell mine because I have to handle the m&m's, but other ladies sell theirs at craft fairs.
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Thanks for all the tips, Ladies!!
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Apparently a picture of them isn't working for me... it SAYS 1x8 but SO looks like a normal A2 clear envie... Thanks for the link though... and the other one to Arnie's something or other... I will keep this bookmarked so I can shop after payday... UGH How long is that again???
This is a good source for the M&M bags. $4 for 100.

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I ordered the 1 x 8 clear bags at GT Bag company and it was great. I got 400 bags with shipping being 4.95. I ordered them on Tuesday AM and the bags were here on Friday. Great service. The package also included as sample pack of various sizes of other bags they carry. I will be ordering from them again.
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