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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki Z View Post
    GORGEOUS CARD, mwilding.

    Sorry about the extra postage, but sometimes mistakes are how we learn, particularly mistakes that cost money. :0(
    vicki, you are sooooo worth the extra postage!
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    Hi everybody I think I be ready to start building again Wednesday. I’m supposed to drive home tomorrow and I’m sure I’ll be wiped out on Tuesday.

    Marlies something I’ve been thinking. These houses may get expensive. The post office charged me over $3 for the one house in a normal envelope. Maybe if we make them on cardstock and add a loose back label the person who receives them can mount on the heavy board and and put the label on the back. What do you think?

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    linda, i think that is a great idea.. anything we can do to keep the postage costs down!

    they should just cost one (1) forever stamp then! and a business size envelope.

    and we could mount them on whatever we have on hand.

    any comments, pros or cons, from the builders?
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    Haven't made a card yet, but here's my 2 cents worth. I know it's important to keep the cost down, but my only concern is that the card won't be strong enough to make it through the mail. I say that because it will take up most of the envelope and being longer, it may bend easier.

    Of course, my cards always cost more to send from Canada anyways - it costs me $1.20 at the least for 1 card and because I usually add a light cardboard of postcard for protection, I often pay $1.60 or $1.80. It usually costs me close to $3 to send cards for a swap. That's why I include more U.S. dollars for my returns, just in case.

    Having said all that, I'll go with whatever the majority wants to do. :-)
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    My own 2 cents - I can go either way. My stuff usually only requires one or two of the extra ounce stamps. At least, that's how I read it when I weigh them at home. I hope I haven't been forcing anyone to pay extra postage on my trades!

    And speaking of, here's one more I got done. It's a bird house that started out being based on one of the ones we have up in our yard, but turned out to be only the shape of that one:

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    Your bird house is stunning, Ancient Planter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Planter View Post
    My own 2 cents - I can go either way. My stuff usually only requires one or two of the extra ounce stamps. At least, that's how I read it when I weigh them at home. I hope I haven't been forcing anyone to pay extra postage on my trades!

    And speaking of, here's one more I got done. It's a bird house that started out being based on one of the ones we have up in our yard, but turned out to be only the shape of that one:

    Bird House.jpg
    colleen, wonderful adaptation!

    i am heading to the post office tomorrow to mail two cabinet cards, so i will know more about the cost then..

    but, if i leave off the heavy backing, i will still pop a piece of something in the envelope to keep it stiff, so it doesn't bend..

    i will find out tomorrow the cost of that idea!
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    my news at my post office is: 92 cents for a card and backing, and a sturdy business size envelope...
    he said it was "one forever stamp + 2 extra one ounce stamps @ 21 cents each"

    it cost me $3 for my other card, which was too long, and too wide for a business envelope...
    so i used a bubble wrap mailer... which is an atc no-no.... but i threw caution to the wind on this one!!

    i think $1 is a pretty fair price ... and i can still mount it on my 30 pt/medium weight/kraft board from amazon..
    so, i will continue to mount my cards. i do ask the postal clerk to hand cancel the envelope, though!
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    I’m good with whatever. I am pretty sure a foundation of cardstock would hold just as well as an atc the way I make mine. But I will be happy to do whatever the neihbors recommend

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    i think as long as the card is sturdy enough to stand up - it doesn't have to be any thicker than that, right?
    especially if there are a couple of layers of papers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwilding View Post
    i think as long as the card is sturdy enough to stand up - it doesn't have to be any thicker than that, right?
    especially if there are a couple of layers of papers?
    That works for me!
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