I would like to make and send Christmas cards. For those who live in the U.S would this be extra postage? Also, how would I send it I don't want it crushed.
Sending quilled cards
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Extra postage? Probably would need 2 first class stamps.
If you plan to glue the quilled design onto blank cards with envelopes, most envelopes don't have much extra room to insert the card into the envelope. Some quillers have carefully loosened the envelope flaps and re-folded and glued the flaps to have more room. Also, you could reverse fold the card so the quilled design is on the inside of the card and slide it into an envelope. Another option is cover the design with a thin piece of cardboard the same size as the card and slide it into the envelope. Any quilling on the card that is close to the card edges might get crushed when going through the mail sorter machine.
I've had some success mailing quilled cards made with narrow paper strips. I've also quilled small snowflake ornaments mailed inside a regular Christmas card that arrived intact without adding extra postage. Hope this helps.
I have mailed quilled cards by using tiny "spacers" found in craft stores. Not sure of their exact name or purpose, but they have paper on one or both sides that you can pull off and put on card and envelope