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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:33 pm 
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Hi there, I make handmade greeting cards using sculpey clay but am having trouble with finding boxes to put the cards in as they will not go through the post in an envelope. Has anyone got any ideas, how do you all mail your cards with the clay stuck on them?

I sent some samples to Clintons which they were very interested in but did not want to give me enough money. they cost me 2 pounds to make and they would retail for six. and they wanted to give me 2 pounds each for them! maybe if i could get my costs down it would be worth going back to them.

Where do you all buy your clay from and is Fimo better to work with than sculpey or cernit? I was wondering about making my own boxes but not sure how hard it is and if I have enough time as making the cards takes ages and if I was to get a large order I would have to be making them 24 hours a day! I just got an order for 200 xmas cards and I had to buy the boxes from China which cost 300 pounds, the post and packing was 88 pounds alone! I really need to find a cheap way to post the cards, maybe someone knows if there is a cheaper way to present the card rather than a box, say a sturdy envelope? Any advice much appreciated!
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Have you tried Craft Creations for card boxes?

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There are some postings somewhere about card boxes it was while back and may well be in the weddings section.

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As Jackie suggests, try Craft Creations

http://www.craftcreations.co.uk/pages/p ... ategory=87

200 standard white boxes with lids (to fit an A6 card) would cost you £75.80 incl. p&p. And if you order 500+ it will work out cheaper per box too...

A while ago a forum member (lu4u) did a 'posting' test with boxes for cards and I seem to remember that these ones were the only ones sturdy enough to survive!

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DVD mailer boxes are what you need as the CC one's are not particularly strong, try here:-

http://www.rivierapublishing.co.uk/acat ... ILERS.html

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video boxes are also good and can be picked up on ebay :)

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Thanks for the response. I have tried Craft Creations and I ordered a load of boxes and they arrived flat packed and I found them so difficult to fix together myself and time consuming that I want them already made up as I have no time to muck about with trying to get them to work and they looked really shabby!
i will try DVD mailer boxes, but do they look professional and is it a seperate lid?
do you all use clay for your cards and what glue is best do you think to stick clay to card?
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