Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Product Review - My Sweet Petunia's Card Guard

Just a quick review today - Iliana over at My Sweet Petunia sent me some of her new Card Guard boxes! These come in a pack of 6 boxes for $7.50, pre-scored and ready to fold into a safe, card-sized mailer. They're white, so you can stamp on them, too!

The boxes are intended as a sturdier alternative to a padded mailer for sending more dimensional cards. They are definitely sturdy - I assembled one and filled it, and then put quite a bit of pressure on it to see if it would squish, and it kept its form perfectly.

The boxes come flat, and attached in threes. The pre-scored lines are perfectly placed - the sides fold up and in, and the flap folds over, with a sizable tab to tuck in a pre-cut slot.

The box holds closed without any adhesive, but for mailing I'd want to add a line of double stick tape across the flap.

The inside dimensions of the box are 5-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 1"... I noticed early questions about mailing card sets -- the box is sized to fit several A2 cards quite comfortably (I tucked in 6 cards with embellishments and they fit with some breathing room), and it's just big enough to accommodate A2 envelopes, though they'll be a little snug... it's intended to replace the envelope for mailing purposes... so that makes sense. A2 envelopes are 4-3/8" x 5-3/4".

Others wondered about the cost of mailing a card in the Card Guard - the box itself weighs 1.3 oz and a single standard card would put the weight closer to 2 oz - I mail my packages through Paypal, and postage for that weight would be $2.45 - with the 6 cards I tested, the weight was 3.6 oz, which would mail at the same price. The shipping cost is the same as it would be for a padded envelope, but the sturdiness and unbendability of this cute little box is a huge benefit.

Hope that information is helpful to you! :) Happy Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. SUPER REVIEW DINA! Looks interesting/helpful for those who mail those dimensional cards! ;)THANKS DINA!!! ;)

  2. Thanks for the product review. Iliana comes up with cool and practical products. Another item to add to my wish list.

  3. Been looking for something like this for my heavily embellished cards. Are any other sizes available like for an A-6 or 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card?

    1. Unfortunately even this size has been discontinued. :(

    2. Darn. I thought this was a new product!