(Closed) Help! Need to either buy new envelopes this weekend or trick to unseal envelope

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

How upsetting! I haven’t had to tackle this, but I found a "How-to" at the following site (bottom of the page): http://www.plannersguide.com/calligraphy.htm.  It’s a variation on the steam method, but I wonder if the prolonged exposure might help?  

If you need to replace the envelopes, I would try any specialty paper stores/art supply/craft stores in the area.  As a last ditch effort, I know that you could rush ship them from a supplier online, but it would still set you back into later this week. 

Good luck! 

Post # 5
Member
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hope it works this time–I’ve posted links before with no problem, but this one is giving me a fit! 

If it doesn’t work, I was able to just bring it up by typing it in my browser directly.  Or try googling "unseal envelope" (no quotes though)–it was one of the first links to come up (Addressing Envelopes and Planning Calligraphy).

http://www.plannersguide.com/calligraphy.htm 

Post # 6
Member
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Could you slice them open along the glue line (where the glue meets the paper) and then reseal them with double-stick tape? This might be easier if you steam them first for a little while…

Post # 7
Member
72 posts
Worker bee

Instead of steaming, try putting them in the freezer for a few hours, you can then slide a knife between the flap and then reseal later after they return to temperature.

Post # 8
Member
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I dont know how many envelopes you have but trying to unseal seems a small nightmare–Try Kelly Paper or Kirk Paper, they have every size, some colours might take an extra day, they even have white with silver or gold lining. Good Luck

Post # 9
Member
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Paper Source has many envelopes in a variety of colors. I have a catalog of theirs and it says next day shipping is $23! I know there are a bunch of Internet-based store I recall looking at. I’m sure a google search will pull up many options.

The topic ‘Help! Need to either buy new envelopes this weekend or trick to unseal envelope’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors