Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mailing Options: A Follow Up

This is a follow up post on my card from 1-1/2 weeks ago. I created this nice, dimensional card for the Friday Mashup Fan Favorite, which is also a birthday card for a friend.

Well, now what? I could hand deliver it, or I could make a box that will preserve the paper flower petals. Fellow Stampin' Addicts member and Stampin' Up demonstrator Adriana Benitez to the rescue. She created a tutorial for creating a small box for mailing five greeting cards, or in my case, one very bulky card.

This cool thing is this tutorial uses supplies I guarantee you have on hand. You're a crafter; you don't throw things away, right? :) Since my card only has to make it across town, I thought I would give this a try and see how it fares... after the recipient lets me know! :)

P.S. I'm happy to report the card and the box arrived in great shape!

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Yapha said...

What gorgeous flowers!! And a very smart idea to mail it in the box for protection!

Mickey Roberts said...

The card is stunning! So glad all that wonderful was preserved in the mail.

Paula said...

Love that card. Just gorgeous!! So glad it made it safely to your friend. It would have been a shame if it had been smashed.

angelswhostamp said...

I love the stitching around the edges (it's a machine stitch, right?) I always admire that but don't dig out my machine to add it myself...does your sewing machine sit in your craft room?

Tanya Boser said...

What a great way to preserve your works of art! Heading over to check it out!

Denise Willerton said...

what a fabulous card! those flowers are fabulous!!! TFS and have a wonderful day :-)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love that idea!

Shelley Z said...

Holy cow is that card gorgeous! Cool idea for the box mailer!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love this card and yay on it getting there all safe :)

Carmen said...

Wonderful card and thanks for sharing the mailing idea!

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pop of color against those neutrals.