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    Hi again,

    sorry for another newbie question.

    Am starting to get a few finished cards and have bought some of the seal bags to pop them in to keep them clean and tidy etc.

    The only thing is the bags seem a little 'tight'. Am using 5 x 7" cards and the bags are the same size. When I get the envelope in... it seems to be bending it a little . How do I overcome this... should I get some bags the next size up, even though its going to look massively bigger!

    Thanks xx

    P.S i will try and post some pics tomorrow of a couple that have finished.
    www.simply-cards.org

  • #2
    Check out Crafts Creations they sell bags to fit the envelopes, think you will need PPB06

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    • #3
      Morning!

      I was just looking at the bags I use and they say on the pack that they are for a certain card size - so I have A6 plastic envelopes for A6 cards. The plastic envelopes are always a little bigger than the cards and paper envelopes so everything fits in perfectly! Not sure if this healps , but maybe look out for card sizes rather than measurements?
      Rachel

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wedgie View Post
        Morning!

        I was just looking at the bags I use and they say on the pack that they are for a certain card size - so I have A6 plastic envelopes for A6 cards. The plastic envelopes are always a little bigger than the cards and paper envelopes so everything fits in perfectly! Not sure if this healps , but maybe look out for card sizes rather than measurements?
        I agree - normally a bag the size of the card e.g. A6 will take the card and envelope and they are designed to do that. I am not sure whether you are using the self seal ones, but if you are a word of warning, they are quite difficult for the customer to get the card out of without the sticky area getting attached to the card!! I use the ones that fold over at the top and you can then seal with a clear seal or use a label with your details on.
        Cynthia
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        • #5
          Ditto what everyone else is saying! Where are you getting your bags from? You can pick them up really cheaply from some random places but oftern they are not the right size. I tend to get mine from Hobbycraft or oline or I did use to pick them up from my local garden center craft shop - till it closed - sob!!!

          If all else fails, I have in the past when I've had strange sized cards, put them in an oversized bag and then folded over and taped down the excess - not ideal but it does work and looks better than you might think, if you do it carefully/neatly. Deffo worth looking into different sized bags first though.

          Good luck!!
          Caroline

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          • #6
            I agree with everything that's been said. For the A6 cards, I buy the A6 bags (I get mine from Hobbycraft). I did have a slight issue with the square bags - they were a little bit too big for the cards, but that might have been a difference in manufacturing.

            Regarding the self-seal bags, I've never had a problem with the flap getting stuck on the card - well, not that anyone's told me!

            I think the bags make the cards look more professional, and it doesn't look to great when the cards are 'squashed' in there.
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            • #7
              Hi everyone

              again thanks for your posts and advice.

              Just been looking at my cards/envelopes that are supposed to be 5 x 7".. and after measuring can see that they are oversize! that explains the problems been having with the seals. !! I just bought a pack of ready made cards from a stationary shop so dont think there were too bothered with it being exact!

              Will look out for some A6 size for the future.

              Think will get some of those non seal type though as know what you mean about the pesky things sticking... has happened to me. LOL. xx

              Again, thank you all. xxx
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              • #8
                Cant wait to see your new makes with your new stamps Deb
                Sarah

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                • #9
                  Hi Sarah

                  cant wait either to have a play.

                  Roll on tonight when i can go and pick them up. Have you tried yours yet ???

                  Deb x
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dizzy-Deb View Post
                    Hi Sarah

                    cant wait either to have a play.

                    Roll on tonight when i can go and pick them up. Have you tried yours yet ???

                    Deb x

                    Hi Deb, yes I have been playing ... Im in love with my new toys already, take a look at the thread 'Im so excited'.

                    Good luck with yours, what did you order in the end?
                    Sarah

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                    • #11
                      always amazes me how much better the cards look once you put them in a cello bag
                      or is it just me that thinks that lol
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                      • #12
                        I agree with that, I never used to use card bags but since a charity thing I did at work and managed to get some kindly donated cello bags donated by friends I would never sell a card without a cello bag again.
                        Helen
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