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Old 12-23-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Parklane 100# cardstock and postage rates

I purchased a pack of this cardstock at Joann's since I was in need of a Spring/Summer colors and paper packs are on sale for 50% off till 12/24, 100 sheets for $7.49. Grant you it is not as heavy as Neenah or some others, but it will work just fine for my crafting needs. As I layer up on the card front and inside panel the weight of the card will increase and become hefty.
When I mailed my holiday packages, I had a handmade card with a forever stamp on it which I gave to the clerk as well fo drop in her collection box.
She weighed the card and told me it would be an additional .21 cents!
The card base was Neenah 110#, a layer of paper, a cardstock die and a few sequins. It was not a thick card, no protruding embellishments, it was the weight of the card that caused the increase.
And if you haven't heard, postage rates are going up again in the New Year.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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I bought some heavy Parklane and found that it is not really 'square'....I have to trim off slivers to make the card corners meet properly.
Also, I NEVER take a card to a postal worker for postage, I think they are told to bump up the price.
Yes, first class will be 55 cents, but extra ounce is going down to 15 cents.
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:32 PM   #3
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I always cut all my cardstock to size so I really don't notice whether it's really "squared". If needed after I fold and score I'll trim it even since I'm using a very old cleaver paper cutter. I thought about replacing it with a newer model, but I'm in no hurry as long as it cuts.
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I never take my cards to a postal clerk, either, because they always told me I needed more postage. My cards still arrive in good shape and without needing more postage.

I did not know the extra ounce price is dropping. It was 21 cents and I bought a bunch as Forever stamps.
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