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November 28, 2012

Tutorial Wednesday at Catch the Bug

Hi, everyone!
Today I am going to show you some simple steps that I take, as I learned from Kittie Kraft, for shipping my dimensional cards through the mail. This helps protect those pretty layered and dimensional elemts we all like to add to our cards!

Here's the card I am working with in this tutorial (you may remember it from a post I made a few weeks ago.) This image is a Bugaboo Stamps image called Candy Cane Critter - Mouse. My flower on this card stands off the face of the card approximately 3/8", so I am using a 1/2" thick strip for my packing. If I had brads, dew drops or similar, a 1/4" strip would have sufficed.

Materials you need:
Padded Envelope (I like to recycle mine :0) )
1/4" or 1/2" strip of card stock
Flat piece of card stock approximately the  size of your card
Adhesive (dbl-sided tape, glue, staple, etc)

Step 1
Glue your strip of card stock to create a circle.
Tip: You can pinch off four corners to create a square or rectangle if you wish.

Step 2
Place your circle around your embellishment.
Note: If you have several dimensional embellishments on your card in several areas, create a larger circle to encompass all of them within.

Step 3
Place your flat piece of card stock on top of your circle.
You shouldn't need to tape this down because the padded envelope will hold it in place, but to spiff it up some, try wrapping it in a pretty piece of tissue paper before putting it in the envelope.

Step 4
Place your "sandwich" in the padded envelope, seal, and ship!
I always mark both sides of my enveloped "Hand Cancel Only, Please!"
to help avoid any machine squishing at the post office.

That's it, folks! Pretty simple, huh?! 
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  1. Thanks for sharing this. I always struggle with how to mail bulky cards and this is a great solution to protect the embellishments.

  2. Simple when you know how, eh? Thanks so much for this....great solution!

  3. Thanks for the great tutorial. It is a great idea and I will be using it.
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Such simple but fabulous idea, Cheryl! Thanks. You can bet I'm going to use this a lot. :-D

  5. Great idea...think if have remembered and forgot this several times...Thanks for reminding me!


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