What do you like the most? Postcards or envelopes?

I myself like both. Only with the current rates, the sending of a postcard costs the same as an envelope. So when I send out a postcard, it costs the same as sending out an envelope with included 3 postcards. So I am sending out mostly envelopes the last years.

Ruud Janssen

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Hi, annette! I rejoined recently after many years away, don't really know which parts are dead, which ones still going, but i poke around and leave my two cents here and there...i didn't really answer you (well, you weren't asking me) but i prefer envelopes and slip in a few postcards (printed, but my own designs) and sometimes a scribbled poem or a recipe, just because i try to milk my 3 dollar stamp, which allows me 50 grams in a large A4 envelope...

I too like both. However, instead of them going into a box like they are now, I need to learn how to showcase beautiful envelopes. I've thought of binding postcards into books but haven't learned how yet. But the envelopes? Any ideas on how to manage those? In the U.S., sending postcards is cheaper than an envelope but I still send both. :-)  

Hi Terry! Have you ever tried "accordian spine" book binding?  It's pretty easy and you can add single sheets (or envelopes).  Here is a sample video on youtube https://youtu.be/KNmOE96Y-UE

Thank you, Amanda, for the accordian spine binding idea! When I read your post, I remembered seeing this particular binding a long time ago but I had forgotten about it. No, I have never tried it, but it the perfect solution! Thank you for taking the time to suggest this binding to me as well as looking up the YouTube video link. I appreciate it very much! I'm going to check it out right now. I'm excited about getting started on a book, the first of many. :-)

 

Yay! I hope it is a workable solution for you!  I like the way she maximizes space by cutting the accordion folds.  Happy binding!

Thank you, Amanda! I'm pretty sure this binding will work for me. When I saw the many measurements that went into creating the book in the video, I realized that the worst part for me will be trying to figure out the measurements I need to use for my books as they will be different sizes.  :-) 

I agree. She goes into a lot of specifics on her measurements but I have seen a lot of people do it with the folds all being the same-ish size and not be so precise. I have only done it once myself, to be honest, and wasn't so exact. But I am lazy so I always go the easiest route.  Ha!

Oh my gosh there are still people here ! !    When ever I look in on the site there is never anyone online or add replies  !   I might come back more often ! 

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