Monday, January 2, 2012

Box-Envelopes Giveaway

***The giveaway has ended. Scroll down to see who won!***

I can't think of a better start to the new year here at All Things Paper than a product that neatly solves a common card making dilemma... how to safely mail quilling and other dimensional elements. In the past, I've gone the time-consuming route of packaging cards between two pieces of cardboard in an unappealing, padded mailer. Linda Bran Kreig offers a much better solution... sturdy, cardboard Box-Envelopes that give a polished look with far less hassle.

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Scored for quick assembly, they're the right size and depth to securely protect a standard 5.5 x 4.25 inch card. Box-Envelopes are available in two styles - with super-hold adhesive (8-pack/$10) or without adhesive (now available as a 10-pack/$8), for those who prefer to apply their own high tack, double-stick tape.

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Linda sent me a package of each to try. I tested a Box-Envelope to the max by mailing this Christmas card and a small, standing mat board in the same package. The photo above shows what it looked like before adhering the tape... the box practically folded itself - so easy to do!

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I'm happy to report the Box-Envelope and contents crossed the continent and arrived at my sister-in-law's house in Canada in perfect condition. Admittedly I added a single layer of bubble wrap over the matted berries, but I'm sure that step was just me being my overcautious self.

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Linda sells other items at The Quilling Nest too, such as a tool and paper strips in assorted colors.

She has offered to send one winner in the U.S., Canada, or the UK a package of each type of Box-Envelope. The giveaway will end on Sunday, January 8th. The winner will be selected at random, announced on this post and Facebook, and notified via email. Simply leave a comment to enter. If you've ever mailed a quilled card, Linda asks that you share your packaging experience.

For an extra chance to win, visit her My Quilling Nest blog and leave a comment there too, as she is offering the very same giveaway this week. Linda's post offers Box-Envelope tips and shows ways they can be decorated. Good luck!

Congratulations to Deborah! Her name was selected by a random number generator and she has been notified by email. Thanks so much to all who took the time to enter. There will be another giveaway coming up soon, so stay-tuned.

56 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow those box envelopes look like they take the work out of mailing a handmade card. Hope you choose me!

Handmade in Israel said...

Pity I'm not allowed to enter - these are neat! I'll check them out.

Kitty said...

I always wondered how I might send my quilling cards in the mail without damage...these boxes are an awesome idea! Thanks for the post!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Ann! What a wonderful item to start the new year. I , too, have suffered packaging or boxing quilled items for mailing. These boxelopes look wonderful and will be a great addition for any crafter that shares their work via mail. Thanks for the chance to win some boxelopes.
Jan
janterry@telus.net

Suzanne said...

I have tried mailing quilled cards- with a range of outcomes. I've used regular envelopes, putting a tissue over the quilled art, sealed it and prayed it made it there in one piece. Most of the time, part of the designs have gotton smushed. This is a great solution! Pick me please!!
With love and light-
Suz

Linda said...

An absolutely wonderful way to start the New Year! I too have had a hard time mailing quilling. This is such a terrific idea!!!

Linda

simplyquilling@yahoo.com

Kathy of Not Just Embroidery said...

These look like they would be so great to use!
I actually bought a small box from the post office to send my quilled card in.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post, Ann. I have always hand delivered my quilled cards so far but the box envelopes seem to be a wonderful option. It looks fuctional. bhpy_njoy@yahoo.com

SUGANTHI said...

Your raspberries look so good Ann.

Cara said...

I think these box cards look great. Thanks for offering a giveaway!

Jenn said...

These boxes look awesome. I have done what you have.. bubble wrapped my quilled cards and sent them in a padded envelope with "Hand Cancel Only" written on the envelope.

Jennifer

Eileen Walters said...

I love the look of these boxes. When I lived in England I mailed quilled cards for many years some successfully and some not so successfully. Now I live in the US but need to mail "quilled cards" to my English Quilling friends. I used to put a protective layer of "bubble wrap" around the card and then put it in an envelope. However that doesn't work quite so well for international posting. So winning this would be a great start to the New Year.

~ a paper {life} said...

in the past I have done the two pieces of cardboard in a bubble envelope method. In some cases I just put them in a regular envelope with "hand cancel" on the outside and hope for the best. I would love to try these box envelopes.

cardsbycheryl@telus.net

~ cheryl

Pat said...

Happy New Year. I would love to win these box envelopes.

regards,
Pat
shu_tanante@hotmail.com

Quillin' Like a Villian said...

What a great product! They look ideal for sending quilling in the mail. I've used CD box mailers I found at the dollar store to send things in the past but the size is limited to the square shape of the CD. ~Shelly

Carole Meisenhelter said...

a great marketing idea; problem solves for packaging cards we don't want squashed up; good for origami cards too (like the folded leaf). Shame I can't be an entrant though living in Australia. I really liked your matted berry design; striking.

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome! Hope you choose me. C

Creative Quilled Creations said...

What a great idea for quilled cards.

Caitlin of Spare Bedroom Studio said...

What a fun and useful giveaway!! :)

Thanks for sponsoring this!

sparebedroomstudio@hotmail.com

Sathya said...

Both ur cards are superb...

Panda8ngel said...

What a great idea for an envelope. DVD envelopes are expensive. These are also great for bead woven bracelets. :)

LadybugCarrie said...

What a great idea! I am always overly cautious when I send out my cards and always worry how they will arrive! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Erin-Joi said...

I've always avoided mailing quilling because of fear of the damage. These boxes look great!

Ann said...

those box envelopes are fabulous. I have mailed a few quilled cards but no one ever said how well they traveled. I guess I should have asked...lol

stephanie said...

the berries are lovely, Ann!

Cathy said...

Wow these envelopes are awesome, I am new to quilling...real new, but make 3D cards and these envelopes would make mailing easier. Thanks for a chance to win!!!!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com
new follower here

bstudio said...

They would be great for packaging my ribbon embroidered cards too!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I mail a lot of "thick" fabric postcards with embellishments and these would be perfect!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail....

Geetha Naik said...

Hi Ann, Thanks for the post, very useful info. By the way , can you please share what is the technique in creating the depth of the inner card ( pink )while making the card ? Your card looks fantastic with such simple design !!

Regards - Geetha
geethanaik@blogspot.com

swarnamanoj said...

hey,thats really a wonderful solution for sending quilled cards.
really need some for my exhibition.
hope i wins.
swarna
swarna_raman@hotmail.com
mycraftworks.blogspot.com

gill said...

What a great idea!
Count me in please!

Regina said...

Happy New Year!
These envelopes are just what I need to finally start quilling cards for friends and family far away!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such gorgeous cute berries
Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

How to mail dimensional cards is always a dilemma. These are a great looking solution!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards Ann. The envelopes are great. I never ever mailed my quilling work with fear that my efforts would be in vain by mailing them. i always sent my quilled projects personally by using bubble wrap. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love one at least for a template & have a Canadian mailing address.

mummyof2gorgeousgirls said...

great idea! MUCH more attractive than brown padded envelopes!

Kai said...

I'm working on my VERY FIRST quilled piece (thanks to YOU) & I wanted to send it to my best friend in Ontario. THESE WOULD BE GREAT!!! What a nice giveaway, and I would LOVE to win it!

Deborah said...

Wow a simple solution for what seems to be a universal problem. Thanks for the chance to win.

dastelton@gmail.com

VJS said...

I admire anyone who can come up with an original idea; this one is just so useful, and very attractive, also. - VJS

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered to win the box-envelopes, thanks for the chance. linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Fabulous give-away! Even non-quillers who make floofy cards have the same problem. I've been using the clear boxes sold by clearbags dot com, but I'd love to try these boxes! Thanks for the chance to win!

brenda said...

ALWAYS BEEN AFRAID TO MAIL MY QUILLED CARDS THIS WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO SHARE MY CARDS WITH PEOPLE I DONT LIVE NEAR THANKS FOR THE CHANCE

Anonymous said...

thanks for this great giveaway and for all the great things you find on the internet for us. I look forward to your updates.

hugs,
Joanne

Natalie said...

thank you for the great giveaway, I hope I win :-)
Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the concept...how clever and very needed.
Linda Hafwhit@Gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just started to quill and this is perfect for sending out my quilled cards to friends during the holidays!

Cristina
cmc1085@gmail.com

~~Rhonda said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! Love the box envelopes! ~~Rhonda

MariLynn said...

Those boxes look really cool. Not just quilling but other 3-d cards could use boxes like these. I usually make my own boxes, but they take almost as long as making the cards themselves.

ikkinlala said...

I've never mailed a quilled card, only given them in person.

julie_e_c@yahoo.com said...

I haven't mailed a quilled card - too nervous! This would solve it though... Very cool.

Jenny said...

What a great idea to make the mailing process so much easier.

Edna said...

I always make 3D cards, and I have to make my own envelope to give out the card, I I don't send them, because they be damaged. I love to have some of these envelopes, so thanks for the chance to win.

dawt said...

Nifty envelopes! Thank you for hosting this give-away...happy new year!

titancia said...

What an ingenious idea! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!
--Dawn

Yuenie said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway! Got my fingers crossed - this would be extremely useful for sending quilled cards :)

Yuenie
yueniesfancies@gmail.com

Ann Martin said...

The giveaway has ended. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

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