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November 20th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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i really don't want to make envelopes. I really don't want to pay a fortune to get envelopes! What size do you get/use? how much do you pay?

And what size card stock do you start with? i want to be as efficient as possible. And of course, i don't want to have to pay more than a regular stamp price....so no weird sizing!
i have loads of 8 1/2 by 11 card stock that would be great to use up for cards. is the envelope that would go with that size (if it's cut in half....2 cards per sheet) an A2 envelope?
uggg so many questions!
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November 20th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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yes you can easily get 2 cards from an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock. i can't remember the size off the top of my head but I think i payed under 6$ for 100 envelopes at staples, invitation size
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November 22nd, 2010, 06:11 AM
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That's the size I make most often, and like Tamara says the envelopes are so cheap and easy to come by. The most standard colors are white or ivory, but I've also found them in other colors too. I stamp and often insert a color liner to the envelope to match the card. And unless you use very bulky (or heavy) items on the card, it should just cost regular postage to send.
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November 23rd, 2010, 05:33 PM
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A2 is the size of envelope you would need for 1/2 of an 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. I bought mine probably 4 years ago, so cannot really remember how much they cost (I do need to buy a new box though).
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November 23rd, 2010, 07:00 PM
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I got a cheap box of invitation sized envelopes too, for my cards. My cards are 4x6 (I cut 3 4x12 strips from a 12x12 carstock and folded them in half) since I want to put a picture in it.
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November 24th, 2010, 05:40 AM
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I got a cheap box of invitation sized envelopes too, for my cards. My cards are 4x6 (I cut 3 4x12 strips from a 12x12 cardstock and folded them in half) since I want to put a picture in it.
I've not used my 12x12 paper for this yet, wasn't sure of how to cut it. Thanks for the measurements, that'll save me some time.
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