Post # 1
hi bees 🙂
i’m at that stage of invitation-building that im ready to seal them up and call it a day! so exciting! however, after reading several horror stories on here about how people’s invites came open and their pocketfolds were ripped to shreds in the sorting machines, i want to make sure i’m sealing them in the most secure way possible.
they are normal, gummed, A7 envelopes. should i just lick them all shut (i don’t mind doing this really) or should i use my Scotch Tape Glider that i used to put the invites together to glue them all shut? i’d like to avoid putting tape on the outside of my envelopes, but if someone has a strong opinion on this it might sway me…
thanks for indulging my boring logistical questions. 😉
Post # 3
I’d lick them. or you could get a pretty sticker instead of tape to use to seal them shut as extra insurance 🙂
Post # 4
I used a glue stick. I can’t imagine licking so many envelopes LOL
Remember Seinfeld episode where Georges fiance died from licking envelopes ? LOL!
Post # 5
@Lulume: This is exactly what I thought! Don’t lick the envelopes!! 🙂
Glue stick is the way to go. The double sided tape might unstick and licking is a pain.
Post # 6
I used a tiny sponge to “lick” them shut and then I sealed them with a silver envelope sticker.
Post # 7
or you can use your finger and dip it into a dish with some water, and use that instead of licking, Just make sure you get the right amount of water – not too much,and not too little.
Post # 8
I used one of these things and just dipped the tip of it in a cup of water:
Post # 9
I think I used a glue stick.
Post # 10
Use a dense sponge to “lick” them. I’d also put a sticker on the apex of the flap – but also, I like stickers 😛
Test a few and see if they hold up to some abuse! 🙂
Post # 11
dampen a paper towel and rub along the sticky part. much better than licking.
Post # 12
foam brush, sponge, qtip, glue… anything! I’d get sick of licking them after 3 of them!
Post # 13
I used glue dots, and they all got there in one piece.
Post # 14
Take a piece of sponge and use it it’s perfection!
Post # 15
I used a damp sponge and it worked fine.
Post # 16
i’m just worried if i use a sponge i’ll soak the envelope! or itll run through and make my return address run. 🙁 i’m worried about getting it too wet.
FWIW, i use glue sticks at work all the time and they have been nothing but unreliable for me, so that’s off the table.