Good morning, beautiful Gail!
You'll love the book! If you ever meet, Seena will sign it for you.
[Teammates: Did anyone else order the SoulCollage book?]
Thank you for your post. I hope others respond, as well. This is good, important sharing. [Like Gail, feel free to repeat yourselves, if mentioned elsewhere. Not everyone sees all threads.]
I remember your gold find from the wedding invitation kit! I have one suggestion, based on "regrets" down the line of other SoulCollagers, including me.
Since it's close in size, you might trim your card stock down to 8", so that it's a standard SoulCollage® mat board size. That leaves you the freedom to later glue your SoulCollages onto mat board, if desired.
If you have access to a paper cutter, you might even trim them a little shy of 5" x 8", maybe 7 3/4" x 4 3/4"to provide room for a margin when eventually glued to the mat board (so your cardstock edges do not eventually curl, especially if stored in a card deck box).
I remember when Kylea Taylor, Seena's publisher, diligently worked to locate someone willing to make customized SoulCollage® card boxes (that can also be decorated) for our SoulCollage® card decks.
Unable to currently afford a SoulCollage card pack, another teammate is creatively gluing onto manila file folders cut down 5"x8".
While it might be hard to imagine now, the 5" x 8" size opens up a world of possibility revealed over time. The size is really important; I've been using 5 1/4" by 8" mat boards, based on the recommendations of the woman who facilitated my first workshop (before I knew anything about SoulCollage®).
It took the longest time to find a place to store my cards. You'll see in my photo, at the end of the "SoulCollage in 5 Easy Steps
), that I eventually did, one Christmas. Yet, I haven't found that size again.