I made some cards instead

So, after giving serious thought to the comments from Leslie and Cindy, I decided to make some blank cards using the smaller tags I showed last post. Since they were too small to be placed on the 5×7 cards I already had, I bought a package of minimum postal size envelopes and cards as well as some archival glue dots and put them together.

blog_cards_4926I must say I am pleased with the results.  I think they look quite nice centered on the cards and still can be framed if so desired before or after mailing.  And no hole punches either.

I decided to mail one to myself before I listed them, just to make sure they can be handled by the postal system without damage.  The watercolor stock paper is on the thick side and I don’t want it to crease in the machinery.  I’m pretty sure it will be okay but I want to test it just to make sure.  I’m hoping it arrives back home today.  If all goes well, I’ll make up the rest of the package and list them online.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 09:16:11

    These look lovely! Wonderful cards. That’s so funny you sent one to yourself! In fact you could frame them on the white card just like this, too. Would look lovely in a series, maybe three across on a wall. Terrific!


    • ruthsartwork
      Feb 24, 2013 @ 09:30:30

      Thanks, Cindy. I actually mailed one that I had damaged by mishandling a glue dot. That adhesive doesn’t come off easily and I didn’t quite know how to use them the first time. I just wanted to make sure normal mail handling wouldn’t bend it too much.

      I had the same thought on framing too. That’s why I chose a white card instead of a colored one. You can actually remove the tag if you are careful (I further destroyed that mailed one by doing this) and then frame them together. I really like them on the cards, although I need to make more up for the Indy shop.


  2. lesliepaints
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 20:46:16

    These are beautiful, Ruth. Great idea!


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