Question about making cards

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slurpeegirl13's picture
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Question about making cards

Do you guys buy like a pre-folded card and design from there, or do you fold cardstock or something? How do you get it straight if you do that? I wouldn't mind trying to make some hybrid cards (doing it digi, printing it out and putting it on cards), but no idea about the actual 'card' part.

What about the envelopes?

AshnBill's picture
Joined: 11/06/06
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I like to buy prefolded cards that come with envelopes. If I want a different color, then I just use cardstock and fold it in half. I use a popsicle stick to get a good crease.

Envelopes, my dh's family owns a convenience store. When they're done with holiday cards (that usually get tossed, or sent back to the company for credit) I get the envelopes!!

BabiesRBlessings's picture
Joined: 10/24/13
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take an 8.5x11 piece of card stock and cut it in half either lenth wise or across. if you cut it length wise, you'll have a top fold card. if you cut it across, you'll have a side fold card. mak sence? they come out as 4.25x5.5 cards and i'm able to buy invitation envelopes at the store to use for these. But if they are with a gift and i'll be seeing the person, i won't put it in an envelope.

MommyMish's picture
Joined: 05/30/07
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I buy both prefolds and cardstock.
I do not like Walmart's prefolds so I hadn't bought them in a long time. The paper is too thin for my taste. But last time I went to Hobby Lobby, their prefolds were on sale. Since I was making cards for church I wanted the convienance even if the paper was thinner. Well, I LOVE Hobby Lobby's prefolds (when they're on sale). The craft paper is less cardboardy looking and more premium craft. Their other paper is the PERFECT thickness too and doesn't pill.

I use a 12 inch scrapbooking paper cutter to cut my cardstock and actually I got mine from a Dollar General Store for $7. As for folding it, I just line it up and fold. I know people who use popsicle sticks or a bone folder to get a crisper line (or even use a scoring tool on their paper cutter), but I haven't had trouble. As for envies when I do this- I have a few sources. I buy invitation envelopes (and 5x7 envelopes) from an office supply store. I also go to Hallmark and tell them I have children who like to play post office and I heard that they get to keep the envelopes when they send cards back and wonder if I could have some. I used to do this for preschool all of the time and give them to my kids after keeping a "procurement" percentage. LOL Also, I use regular envelopes and business envelopes sometimes. Just cut the card to size. Smile

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"InspiredHeartDesigns" wrote:

take an 8.5x11 piece of card stock and cut it in half either lenth wise or across. if you cut it length wise, you'll have a top fold card. if you cut it across, you'll have a side fold card. mak sence? they come out as 4.25x5.5 cards and i'm able to buy invitation envelopes at the store to use for these. But if they are with a gift and i'll be seeing the person, i won't put it in an envelope.

this is what I do too. I did buy prefolded cards when I first started making them. I have a scorer to help with the folding, but I rarely use it.

MommyCB's picture
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For most of mine I just buy 8.5x11" sheets in nuetral colors, than cut in half and fold. Then I can add whatever papers to the front.