Monday, June 24, 2013

Masculine Make it Mailable

Helloooo, Stampers! I hope you all had a wonderfully creative weekend. Today I am introducing a new blog feature called Make it Mailable.  Every Monday I will try to post a card that will pass muster with the Post Office, by not requiring extra postage. Things that jack the price up are square envelopes, mail that weighs more than an ounce, and mail that is more than 1/4" thick.  Another thing that can cause problems (and cause your card to arrive in shreds, if at all) is embellishments. Even if they don't make the envelope more than 1/4" thick, they can get caught in the sorting machine and wreak havoc on your work of heart!

So, generally, what we want is a card without too many layers (to keep the weight down), not popped up on too many dimensionals, and with minimal hard or thick embellishments (to keep the thickness down).

Today's card meets all those requirements!  Although there are Candy Dots embellishments on it, the great thing about these self-adhesive little beauties is that they are only about 1/32" thick; 1/16" if you use the Candy Dots Brad Base. Cool, huh? Even with the Stampin' Dimensionals under the greeting, which are about 1/16" thick themselves, the card is well within the specs to be mailed First Class.

I got the inspiration from a similar card by Angie Leach - just changed up the colors and DSP. This was also one of the cards we made in Saturday's Masculine Cards class. You should have been there!

By the way, new items have been added to the Clearance Rack!

STAMPS: You're Amazing
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Natural Composition Specialty DSP
INK: (Stampin' Write Markers) Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar (new In Colors set)
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits dies, Regals Candy Dots, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. This color combination and the design of this card are so elegant, Cindy! I love the look of the new candy dots with the brad bases - so nice!


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