Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Don't Forget to Cover It!

Hello.  Today's post is short and sweet! 

I'll never forget the first time I ever received a handmade card. When I opened the envelope, the first thing I saw was a plain white piece of card stock. The actual card was behind it. That may seem a little strange, but it really isn't if you think about it.

Handmade cards often feature dimensional items on the front, also referred to as "popped up."  The card maker will use a piece of foam adhesive with some thickness to it that makes particular elements stand out - or stand up - if you will.  When inserted into an envelope, those pieces can get "stuck" on the corners of the envelope. The cover sheet for the card offers a flat surface to insert into the envelope. It helps the card maker, the recipient, and the post office!

So, next time you receive a card with a cover sheet, you'll know exactly why! Thanks for visiting and stop by again soon.  May God bless!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post, and something I had to learn the hard way. I made 3 beautiful cards with the Ritz glitter & forgot to include the 'cover' sheet (which a piece of plastic packaging works well too & a good way to use up those bits). When my recipients pulled the card from the envelope, part of the 'pretty part' stuck to the envelope. Lesson learned. Now I try to remember to always include a 'cover' sheet of some sort. Good post, great tip. TFS