Post # 1
Did anyone do this? I was going to do it but now that I’m putting them in the envelopes I worry the the twine is going to rumple the envelopes and look really bad when they get there, and maybe rip a little (I don’t know how rough the mail actually is)… I already separated the twine into three strings so it’s thinner and that helped a lot…
Post # 3
You might want to take a sample to the post office and see if it changes the postage. If the envelope is bulky or over .25″ thick, it’s extra postage… and who wants that?! 🙂 They could also give you an idea if it needs to be hand cancelled (if they think it will get snagged in the sorting machines).
Post # 4
@oracle: it’s not very thick at all… like less than a centimeter, I’m just worried about the paper folding to outline the string? Maybe I’m just over thinking it and need to just let it go at this point… lol
Post # 5
@o0olibelulao0o: do you have a rolling pin? What about using some pressure and roll over it and see what it does to the envelope. It sounds super thin though – so you shouldn’t have any issues (i’d guess!). I’m all about a test-mailing though – try sending one to yourself and see what happens!
Post # 6
I didn’t have any issues with it, but my envelopes were thicker paper and were lined.
Post # 7
I used hemp twine on our 6×9 invitation letterpressed on 220# cardstock with three additional inserts on #110 cardstock in a 80# kraft envelope. I went to the postal office and they said it was fine and that postage was $0.85 with the new rates this week. Mailed it out monday and our friends are saying they came through fine.
I think you’re ok!
Post # 8
I used colored bakers twine. I also used kraft paper envelopes which weren’t any thinker than normal, and they were fine after mailing.