View Full Version : GO GREEN: An alternative to shipping with Stocth Tape!
09-16-2011, 05:33 PM
You may want to consider the envie hoders in this vid as an alternative to securing your ATCs with scotch tape LOL.
I have seen instructions for making these "holders" at AFA and on blogs and such and have gotten them from folks in my swaps, but couldn't find a video, and so made one.
You can watch it by clicking this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX8qskGFMVQ
If any of you are hosting right now and want to encourage your swap participants to "Go Green", please feel free to use the link!
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09-16-2011, 05:47 PM
oohhhhh! nice ring!!!
09-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Hey Annie, that's a super video! I am so going to user your ideas for mailing from now on :)
09-16-2011, 06:17 PM
I am so doing this, thank you Annie. Another reason to do this is because some of the envelopes I get in the mail are SO cool. I have a huge pile from the art-a-thon and they are decorated and interesting and should definitely be used again.
09-16-2011, 06:18 PM
That IS a nice ring!! Fancy!
09-16-2011, 06:19 PM
Awesome Cat! Maybe I'll do another vid, like a "Take Two!" on how to decorate them LOL, since they can be re-used they could at least LOOK cool, right?
Sal and Sarah: Thanks! it's my favorite ring! I collect Flower Rings :D
09-17-2011, 12:07 AM
Thanks for making and sharing this. Definitely will try best to put it into use.
I loved that at the end you were happy that the purple matched. "Serendipity" Lol.
09-17-2011, 02:02 AM
LOL thanks! Yeah, It's pretty easy to make me happy, I'm lame that way :D Totally not emo. lol
09-17-2011, 08:15 PM
Simple but effective - the best way to be.
I get around the ball of scotch tape by simply removing the cards and leaving the sleeves taped together so that they can be refilled and sent back to the artists. I think I used this technique some years ago (the one you're tutoring) but stopped it for some reason. I'm not sure why. Now I use magic dots on pieces of card, but once I'm out of magic dots it might be time to pull out the stapler again.
09-18-2011, 07:18 PM
Way cool idea.
04-07-2012, 01:44 AM
Thank you!! It was really neat to listen to your voice. And that ring of yours
Is very cool!!! I will do this now instead I tape :)
07-26-2012, 09:25 PM
I actually cut up one of those card holder pages that goes into a binder to use. It makes 3 strips of 3 slots, and usually you can fit your host card and return addy/postage in with your cards too. It's durable, and so really really reusable. I just write my name on it so it gets returned. I've been using the same set for quite a while. Sometimes I just have to touch up my name to keep it legible.
07-27-2012, 01:40 AM
It's a good idea, but I keep forgetting to use it ;)
I'm good about putting easy pull tabs on my tape..
07-27-2012, 10:45 AM
Great idea! Thanks Annie
07-27-2012, 02:39 PM
I also like the people who use the stamp ends. They are easy to remove.
I tend to use recycled paper I have around the house.
But thanks for a fun alternative!
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