Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mail-able Cards with Kreaxions Punches


Like many of you cardmakers out there I love to send handmade cards. Unfortunately it can be quite expensive to mail them and cards with any dimension often mean a special trip to the post office to make sure you have the right postage and if you mail in a square envelope it will cost you extra as well. I don’t say this to discourage you, but instead because I think Kreaxions punches offer opportunities for us cardmakers to add great detail while still keeping cards easy and cheap to mail. On my card I’ve used Punch 916, Punch 604, and the circle cutter, but have done a fair bit of layering to add dimension without the bulk that requires extra postage. A few other tips for mail-able cards. Faux stitching will keep your card flat and is much faster. Also, I find it best to make a few cards for each occasion that are flat for mailing so that way you don’t have to worry about being inspired during crunch time because mailed cards always need a few extra days to get there. Have fun adding dimension without bulk with your Kreaxions punches!