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Saturday 19 June 2010

Help required please?

I know all you bloggers are clever folk, so I'm hoping someone can help me with 2 little problems.
Firstly, I love adding flowers to my cards, but some of these flowers are rather bulky. Does anyone know how to make an envelope for a 6" square card that will accomodate a fat card? But it's got to be simple!!
Or does anyone sell a template? I've seen a couple of tutorials but without the measurements.
Secondly, my stash of Bazzill cardstock is sadly very depleted so I need a good re-stock. Does anyone know of an actual shop in the Lancashire area that carries a good stock of Bazzill. I've bought off t'internet but I do find the colour on my screen differs from the actual colour of the card, and I keep buying colours that aren't quite what I'm after.
Any help that anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.

I have a little candy almost ready to be posted on here. I'm just waiting for the postie to deliver the last little bit. Hopefully I'll be able to post it mid-week. I don't want to tell you exactly what it is or why I'm having a candy, but here's a little taster:

(It's not a big set of hAnglars like last time, so I hope you'll still like it and not all be disappointed!)
It's all rubber, and they are stamps from my most favourite companies, definitely a mixed bag.
So if you like the stamps I use on my blog, then you might like these too.
Hope you'll pop by next week and join in.

Thanks for looking and for any help!
Love Elaine xx


  1. i can't help with the bazil card as i live in portsmouth and as envelopes go i use my ultimate pro huni to make thicker envelopes so im really sorry i am not too sure if i see any templates i will let you know hun.Candy sounds really exciting you really do spoil us Elaine take care and have a great weekend you know i love your stamps xxx

  2. Hi Elaine,
    I usually make a box to send my cards in to protect the flowers, but if you look in my sidebar, scroll to near the bottom you will find a link to tutorials I like, Heather's envelopebox is one lots of peep's love and have used, although I've never tried it myself.
    My lovely friend <a href=">Liz</a>is a Lancashire girl and she has a good craft shop somewhere near her, she may be able to help
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. Hi Elaine Mandy beat me to it re Heathers envelobox is brill & so easy to make from 12x12 card stock..
    this is the link for tute..I have made one myself so they must be easy??LOL

    Hugs Christine xx

  4. Oh I agree, Heather's box is great.


  5. I usually make a pizza box in the measures I want for my card.

  6. Duh, I messed up the link!
    Liz's blog link
    When I pressed post comment I realised I messed it up lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. Hi Elaine, sorry I can't help you with the envelope, but yes as the other ladies have suggested, a box for the card I would think is a brilliant idea. That's what I've been making for my bulky cards to send them in. Um as for the bazzill cardstock, can't help you there either.......gee not a lot of help tonight am I! as my supply is also running low, and the local Range shop hasn't exactly updated their stock of it.
    Good luck, I'm sure someone out there will be able to help you.
    Donna xx

  8. Hi Elaine
    I usually use Jiffy bags that are larger than the card. They protect the card well. If you use white jiffy bags you can decorate them .
    Hope this helps
    sarah x

  9. Hello Elaine - BGPayne stocks Bazzill - I've bought papers from her via the web but the website does seem to indicate there is a shop also - might be worth a phone call.
    4 Berriedale Road, Nelson, Lancashire
    BB9 8AX UK
    01282 691090
    Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday

    Have a good weekend.

  10. Hi Elaine,

    Heather's box tutorial is fantastic. If you're in a rush/being lazy, you can buy them from Craft Creations.


  11. Yeah can't help on either Elaine, sorry, but I do know a great place to get cheap boxes for your cards if you want to go that route?

  12. Yes... Heather's box was also the link I was going to add! Must be a winner!
    Can't help you with your 2nd request! Good luck ♥

  13. Hi Elaine, I made an envelop card and I found a great tutorial over here.
    Buying cardstock is always gonna be a problem through the internet. If you ever have the change to buy cardstock in a shop write down the colour numbers on the cardstock. I know for sure you will be happy next time you order them.
    Have a nice sunday

  14. hi elaine
    i have a link for envelopes in inches, i hope it have your size, there also a lot of boxes and cards and more.
    have fun with it
    hugs angelique

  15. Hi Elaine, I've sent you an e-mail hun about the Bazzill, check out the score-pal website too as they do ideas for bulky cards that are quite easy and you don't need a score -pal to do them, hope this helps, hugs Liz xx

  16. Hi Elaine,
    I agree with Nic, Craft Creations have great boxes in different sizes - that's where I get mine from - all you have to do is fold and post - eeezy peeezy!!! Good luck with the card - can't help there hun sorry.
    Dawn x

  17. Hi Elaine

    How are you? Gosh seems like its been a while since I was hear.

    I make up boxes for my cards when they are bulky. Simple pizza boxes work for me.

    And I saw above that BGPayne has already been mentioned, so I wont repeat haha.

    Have fun making the boxes and or envelopes when you find a suitable template - and restocking your card.


    Kimmi xx

  18. Hi Elaine - I've just popped over to reply to the comment you left on my blog regarding the Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker paper - Sarah's Cards Stock her stuff now and if you pop back to my posting there's a link straight to their website if you're interested. Thanks for the lovely comments too and I hope you're sorted with your 2 other little problems here.

    Love Lynda xxx

  19. Hi Elaine
    just seen your post regarding the cardstock, I have purchased (in the past) a small plastic box which is filled with all the different colours that bazzill do in their range. This might be a better option for you if you have to purchase from the internet, that way you can see the real colour of the card before you buy. I can't remerber where I got it from,(old age lol) but I am sure that some one who stocks Bazzill will be able to point you in the right direction.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  20. Hi Elaine ~

    I'm wondering how you are coming along with your envelope/box... Was Heather's tutorial easy? I'm having the same problem with some of my bulky cards. Let me know how it goes!

    Love and hugs ~

  21. Hi, this is my first visit to your blog. Anita's do expanding envelopes, they sell them in the Range.


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