A-2 Envy for a square card
Square envelopes require extra postage. Many folks don't want to pay extra postage, but hate sending their cute square cards in A-2 envies; they slide around. (pout!) Now, it doesn't bug me, but I guess some folks are . . . "particular" . . . Hah! (wink!). So . . . . .here's a little trick for sending a 4 1/4" square card through the mail in an A-2 envelope!
Step 1. Punch something cute in either the far left or far right side of the envy. Pay attention to the direction of the punch and where you want to position it. Sometimes, it does make a difference if there is a definite right side up to the punch design, UKWIM?
Step 2. Cut a strip of paper, about 1 1/8" wide X 4 1/8" long. In this example, I used printed vellum. Bonus? You can see through it. Keen! But, you could very easily use double sided patterned paper, too.
I placed the vellum strip on the outside of the envelope over the punch. Because it's vellum, I could easily see through it, of course, to where the punch out was located. I applied adhesive on the vellum in several areas, avoiding any where the vellum would show through the punch out, when it does get inserted.
To make a fairly good stop gap, tho, you need adhesive on the other side, as well. I laid down some wax paper and set the sticky side of the vellum down onto it, so I could apply more adhesive to the other side and not get stuck to the work surface, and took care to avoid any area that might peek through the envy up near the top, where the flap is; don't want the flap actually sticking to it there.
Step 3. Opened the envelope and carefully positioned the vellum into place, and then pressed firmly to secure both inside walls of the envy to the vellum strip.
When you slip your 4 1/4" square card inside, it will remain snugly in place, no slip slidin' around, and goes through the snail with a first class stamp! Heh, heh, heh! Spiffy, or what?!!!
Not rocket science, I know, but, hey! I do what I can . . . (wink!)