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Post by Quill Me on 2010-10-21, 23:27

If anyone is near a Borders store in Australia they are having a clearance of their stationary. Yesterday I got some blank cards and envelopes at 75% off.

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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-10-22, 01:30

OT a bit, but I just buy card stock and cut them myself so there's a variety of colors and such Very Happy. I just cut them to cards I already have made, and sometimes to the size of the envelope Very Happy.
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Post by Quill Me on 2010-10-22, 01:47

That is a good money saving idea too, Rachelle.
I also picked up some gift bags that I could decorate with quilling. They had plain brown boxes too.

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Post by Heather on 2010-10-22, 02:30

Great hint if you live in Australia. Thanks for sharing it with the group.

I don't know how it works in other countries, but I can tell you how to get free envelopes in Canada, at least in my area. When holidays are over, the stores send their leftover cards back to companies like Hallmark, but they don't send the envelopes back. All I had to do was ask and I got tons of envelopes handed to me. Now I have a friend that works at Shopper's Drug Mart and she saves them for me.

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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-10-22, 04:05

Really, if you quill cards and like to put paper on it too, it's a great idea to get one of these cutters:



I like the right one. In my opinion it's essential so you get straight paper! Especially if you want to cut your own cards! I asked for one for Christmas like 4 years ago when I started making cards. You need paper to be straight! Mine was like 30 bucks but it was worth it and cuts 12X12 paper.
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Post by Bec on 2010-10-22, 06:34

I buy packs of ten plain white cards from K-Mart. They're only a few dollars and its really good for me, as I don't have much time to make many cards. Smile

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Post by Jean on 2010-10-23, 03:25

Hi Bronwyn,

I just fold an A4 sheet of paper into 4 for standard cards.
They usually fit the standard envelope. Though with quilling patterns I like to protect the work (some quilling patterns are ok to standard post) using a padded bag and 2 styro foam meat trays like a clam.

This is what I recommend the A4 sheet to my students, it is the cheapest and simplest. Ready made cards are good too, if you can get a bargin, then go for it. Hand cut cards I use for special sizes. When I have time I make my own paper for cards and line them with standard photocopy paper.

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Post by quillable on 2010-10-23, 12:21

Hi All
I Use to Buy A4 Card and cut it in Half BUT now I buy 12x12 card cut it into A4 then I get 2 Cards and two gift tags out of it - the sale of the gift Tags usually covers the cost of the cardstock and they are quick and easy to do to!
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Post by hooked on quilling on 2010-10-26, 04:12

I always buy the large sheets of card from the cheapo shops, normally $1.30 or something a sheet and I slice them all up into 1/2 A4 size (A5???) and score and then fold in half. I get something like 8-10 cards out of one sheet of card......
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