Thursday, November 27, 2008

Military addresses

I do ship to other countries. I am located in the US. Customers outside the US must to contact me with their country, work out the order details so that I can estimate weight, and then I will get them a quote regarding their shipping options.

But another issue that comes up is APO & FPO addresses. Shipping to these addresses does not seem to actually cost more. But it does require extra time; These addresses require dropping the shipment off at a post office, whereas I usually schedule shipments to be picked up. Because of that, I am adding $5 to the shipping cost for these addresses.

PS: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fan Programs Part 2

I can provide a wide pie shape about 6.5 inches tall, 7 inches at the widest point. A single piece of card stock in this shape, however, does not a fan program make. It looks like a minimum of three pieces are needed.

If your guests line the pieces up, and grasp the bottom, the program can work as a fan.

A hole is punched at the bottom; Ribbon threaded through will hold the fan together. In the photo below, the ribbon is wide enough that the program actually works better if you do not tie a bow.

Truthfully though, this type of fan program does not work as well as the fan program type depicted in "Fan Programs Part 1". I will admit that it looks a bit more elegant, but if your main goal is fan power, the other fan program type is a better bet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fan Programs Part 1

Fan programs are not something I've offered as of yet, despite a few requests. This is because I do not really offer custom shapes.

However, one of my customers recently suggested a version of the fan program idea that only requires rectangular pieces of card stock, and it was time to give it a try.

I have assembled layer invitations, and so this was not overly different. The example is of two 8.5x8 inch pieces card stock, with a handle. What I noticed when assembling was that... first lying one piece of card stock flat, then attaching the handle, and then attaching the other piece of card stock.... you end up with one flat side, and the other with a bulge from the handle. Because of that, using a piece of colored card stock for the back- with the bulge- and leaving the front side for printing really does look best.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Movie Tickets

It's been a while since my last post; People are keeping me busy.

For save the dates, a ticket idea is becoming more popular. Be it boarding pass, movie ticket, or sports ticket. This post is about a movie ticket idea.

Pictured is a 4.25 x 2.5 inch card. This is black ink printed on a light pink card. The corners are created using a hole punch- to mimic an old style movie ticket. This is larger than a real movie ticket would be, of course.

Click here to check out the newer version of this ticket, printed on a bright yellow card stock.