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« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2013 07:59:23 PM »

Ok, I'm a needer so I'm crafting a small not collecting stuff... I think I know what I'm gonna make. I'm new to papercrafts so I'm gonna keep it simple, to be sure I can execute to a high standard. supply gathering begins tomorrow Smiley
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« Reply #81 on: October 27, 2013 02:44:28 AM »

These envelopes aren't big enough!  Grin  I'm only about half way done and it's already getting pretty full!
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« Reply #82 on: October 27, 2013 10:34:01 AM »

I should have a few 'Does not follow the rules well` comments on my profile, due to  the depth restrictions for mailing envelopes.  So this time I am attempting to follow the requirements.  I have been trying to think of the best way to mail small trinkets as flat as possible.  So far, I think sewing them on to some form of flat fiber....
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« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2013 11:31:32 AM »

I have been trying to think of the best way to mail small trinkets as flat as possible.  So far, I think sewing them on to some form of flat fiber....

That sounds like a good idea. I thought about using an empty dvd case for the same reason.
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« Reply #84 on: October 27, 2013 11:40:26 AM »

Both are great ideas! Thanks!
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« Reply #85 on: October 27, 2013 02:46:01 PM »

I think the key to sending 3-D items like trinkets and findings is to keep them flat and keep them separated. So sewing them to a piece of muslin or a thin card (like a button card) would work beautifully. I think a CD case might add unnecessary thickness that could be used for more paper goods! Cheesy

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« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2013 03:52:36 PM »

Double stick tape also may be the way to go with some items.  Not everything has a hole in it.  The other thought was the wads of gummy stuff one puts posters up with...but it adds a lot of weight too...maybe if I find a large but flat something Grin
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« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2013 06:25:37 PM »

I was thinking of using my food vacuum system - that has been good for sending squishy items like roving, and fabrics for me in the past, and once things are vaccuum packed, they tend not to shift without being forced too - I did that when I sent my beaded sushi on the Japanese serving plate.

Hey Wulf and fellow Torontonians/Southern Ontario dwellers - did you know there is an Old Book and Paper Show?Huh  It's happening at Wychwood Barns next weekend, and I think I am going to stop by to see what I can find.

BTW - I found some awesome stuff this weekend at the Creativ Festival, including some stuff I could use for this swap.

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« Reply #88 on: October 27, 2013 09:48:33 PM »

I've started gathering flat-ish things for the envelope I'm sending out Smiley  The double-sided tape trick will be perfect for some of the trinkets I wanna include!  Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #89 on: October 28, 2013 04:43:28 PM »

I really like the idea of using a vacuum-pack for mailing things. Doesn't add much weight, and would keep small or fragile things from wandering and tangling. Brilliant!

And thanks for the reminder about the Toronto Old Paper Show on Sunday, Onyxnox! We go almost every year, but somehow I'd forgotten all about it this time. There's always something good there.

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