I have decided that my first project of the new year is to make fold-overs. Fold-overs are an older stationery item and seemed to have been big in the 60's and 70's (at least most of the ones I inherited are from that era). They are a fairly simple piece.consisting of a single piece of paper, blank on the inside and decorated on the outside.
|trying to demonstrate the tri-fold|
|Tablets of inherited foldovers for Grandma|
|inner white paper to write on|
|size comparison of the old ones and mine with flaps in the middle|
I like my creations, as I can use them for envelopes if need be. But if you try making your own fold-overs remember that the USPS frowns on straying from the standard sizes of post. SO I used a standard A6 card for an idea how large to make the new cards. If you are unsure, take them to the post office and get the correct postage placed on them. The post office will send almost any shape letter, but the odd balls will cost you!
Also a word about closure. I closed the envelopes with these Post It labels and really like them, except the lack of colors. Pretty much fluorescent colors or nothing. But they work really well and make getting into the foldover easy.