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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mail slot to measure the thickness of cards



All week I have been driving with a card to be mailed on the dash of my car. I wanted to pop by a post office to see if I needed extra postage due to it being a bit thick. I often run into this trouble with any embellishments I add, such as ribbon, pop dots, brads etc. The lovely lady at the post office has explained to me that the extra postage will ensure that my card does not get ripped in the sorting machine.

Last night, I realized I should make my own measuring slot based on the dimensions set by Canada Post.



This was such a quick project! I should have made one years ago. (I could have avoided my ribbon issue with the christmas cards of 2011. Lol.)

I used my Gypsy to create the slot but you could easily just use a paper trimmer. All prices and dimensions are on the Canada Post website and United States Postal Service website. Of course, while I was using the Gypsy, I figured it would be cute to recreate the Canada Post logo. The mailbox is from the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge. I would use chipboard to make a slot or mat cardstock multiple times.

When I measured the card, it slid right through the slot. No extra postage needed!

Have a great day!

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