How to mail cards with embellishments. Did you ever received a card in the mail with embellishments like pearls, rhinestones and such and it was all poking out of the envelops? Well if you answer yes I have some great tips for you in today video.
The video can be found on my You Tube Channel or below in this post.
How to protect your embellishments in the mail
This is a little tricky to take picture to show but it is simple and quick. Just take a piece of card stock the size of your card, most card that I do are 5½ x 4¼. Emboss the cardstock with a deep embossing folder. Place on top of your card and slide in your envelope facing the back of the envelop. Why the back of the envelope, the main reason for this is at the post office the cards goes in a machine to read the address face up so it much friendlier to have a flat and smooth surface for the machine 🙂
I listed at the bottom my favorite embossing folder to protect the embellishment. The deeper the better and make sure it is a full imprint on the embossing not just the center or the out line.
Here you can see how I slide it in the envelop. Yes the front of the card face the back of the envelop.
Do I need extra postage?
That is a tricky question but I have a few tips for you. All depend on the weight and the thickness. For the thickness if your card that is in the envelop slide smooth in between your paper trimmer where the blade slide then you are good for the thickness. You shouldn’t need extra postage the only exception would be if you have something that is very heavy but if it slide smooth I never had to add extra postage. If it din’t slide then I use the stamp that is for NON Machinable surcharge they are 70 or 71 cent and a reg stamp is 50 cent this is for the USA ONLY.
It is only 5 minutes video with many great tips.
My choices of embossing folder
Here are my favorite choice of embossing folder to use with cardstock to protect embellishments in the mail. Also the paper trimmer for the perfect guide to check the thickness of your card to see if you need extra postage. To order just click on the folder. Thank YOU so much for your support.
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