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JaysMum Sun 13-Mar-05 23:06:53

where I can buy thick Mulberry Card from????? I need it to be about 5mm thick. Ive searched and can not find any anywhere.......thought someone here may have a clue!!!!!

Dior Sun 13-Mar-05 23:10:17

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JaysMum Mon 14-Mar-05 09:30:14

ummm googled it....still cant find any.....I know you can get it because I have seen it in a craft shop in B'ham.....only problem is I cant remember where the shop was!!!!!

anorak Mon 14-Mar-05 09:32:20

Are you sure, JaysMum? 5mm is very thick card, like a big sturdy cardboard box. Not usually something you'd use high quality paper for.

WigWamBam Mon 14-Mar-05 09:38:05

Was the craft shop in the centre of Birmingham? The only ones I know are Spectrum, which is opposite Snow Hill Station, and Everyman, which is round the corner from 5 Ways Station. If you could remember which shop it was, you could call them.

TinyGang Mon 14-Mar-05 09:43:33

I don't know if it's what you're looking for, but there seems to be Mulberry card for sale on Ebay if you look under the 'crafts: card and envelopes' section. No idea if it's 5mm thick or not.

I'm not very good at links , but I just typed in 'Mulberry Card'.

JaysMum Mon 14-Mar-05 10:38:53

I have tried google, ebay, a long list of suppliers and no one seems to have any!!!!

I need the card to be as thick as cardboard box card...I have seen it, but like I said I cant remember where.....it wasnt in B'ham city centre.....havent been there since I was a baby and I went to see the Santas Grotto in Rackhams!!!!

The crafts shops where in Licfield, Sutton, Tamworth, Stafford area... basically all over the of North B'ham.....ummmm but I did go to York that week too!!!!!!

So bugged by this because I have a fantastic idea for something for someones christening and I need the card to make it!!!!!

If all else fails I will have to cover thick card with the Mulberry card I have here.....wont be as effective though!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!!
JMxx

lunavix Mon 14-Mar-05 10:40:59

card creations do it i think...

JaysMum Mon 14-Mar-05 11:06:12

Jays mum is now frantically searching for her craft creations catalogue.....now where did I put it???????????

MandM Mon 14-Mar-05 12:01:52

Jaysmum - how much would you need and in what sort of colour? I may have an idea of where I can get this from - but no promises!!!! If you let me know shade and quantity I'll try and find out this afternoon.

AuntyQuated Mon 14-Mar-05 12:52:16

craft creations are online too

if you have no luck post on do-crafts forum and crafts beautiful forum - i'm sure someone will be able to help you

JaysMum Mon 14-Mar-05 13:01:22

mandM.....if you can get it.....I'll love you forever and ever and everxxxxxxx

I need just 3 pieces of A4 size!!!!!
In an off white colour.....not cream....but if you can only get it in cream....then cream it will be.....

The card I saw had skeleton leaves in it....it was perfect for what I want to make.....why Oh why didnt I buy it when I saw it?????

MandM Mon 14-Mar-05 13:17:51

I'll try my best!!!

What is it that you want to make? I know I'm nosey, but you never learn if you don't ask, and you've got me intrigued!!

JaysMum Mon 14-Mar-05 13:36:50

A Christening Box.....A4 size.

With a little book inside filled with velum sheets inside so those attending the christening can write a message to the baby.....pockets to put little keepsakes in...a family tree....a photograph frame....
It all goes into the Box!!!
I'm not very good at explaining it....

Ive made up a draft out of an old card board box....shown it to a few friends to get their feed back....and have had three orders....one for a 60th Birthday thats not until October....a wedding in Sept and the Christening which is in 5 weeks time!!!!!

I would need quite a few sheets of the card if you can get it????

MandM Mon 14-Mar-05 15:12:12

Jaysmum - I am struggling a bit I have to admit. My original thoughts of a supplier have not been able to come up with anything, but I have contacted a few others who should get back to me today or tomorrow.

Fab idea by the way - if it takes off I will definitely put an order in!

I have been having a look though at how the type of box you are describing are normally made (they're normally imported from Thailand where they grow Sa trees). It seems that most of them are actually made form handmade thick card covered in a thin layer of mulberry paper, but there are some products made from mulberry board, so it is around somewhere.

If you can't manage to get any, I did think that maybe you could coat both sides of some nice handmade card with mulberry tissue paer impregnated with skeleton leaves, using PVA, to give like a papier mache look and then construct the boxes from that once it is all dried.

I'll let you know once I've heard from the other people I've contacted. Hope you will still love me forever and ever !

lunavix Mon 14-Mar-05 15:22:50

It does sound great!

Fancy another order for a 1st birthday in 4 weeks?

lunavix Mon 14-Mar-05 15:25:12

Craft Creations don't do it in card sorry

The colours closest to what you want are white and ivory that they do.

Dingle Mon 14-Mar-05 16:17:24

JaysMum, I've done a couple of keepsake boxes too.
I haven't actually made them from scratch though, I have used the pre-made papermache boxes, painted on a base colour and decorated accordingly. For the wedding one I used decoupage confetti, lace, small photocopied photographs. The christening ones were lovely to do, I hand painted the childs name, date of birth.... it took me ages but was great fun and a really reasonable priced original gift.
Good luck with your search!

MandM Wed 16-Mar-05 10:39:26

Sorry Jaysmum - I feel like a complete let down but I have drawn a complete blank on this one. Sorry .
Everyone of the suppliers I have contacted has only been able to come up with either thinner card than you need or the option of buying the ready made boxes.
Sorry again!

AuntyQuated Wed 16-Mar-05 17:35:23

could you use this instead?

AuntyQuated Wed 16-Mar-05 17:38:02

sorry this
it looks like a good compromise

Jaysmum Wed 16-Mar-05 20:42:41

I got all excited because I had a phone call from a supplier to say he located some mulberry board for me!!!!! Yippppeeeee!!!!!!
THEN I got a phone call to say the suppliers wanted a minimum order of £500 from the supplier and he wouldnt order any other products from them as they are quite expensive compared to the other suppliers he uses!!!!!

So a big thanks AQ....I have ordered the product you highlighted from Lakeland.....I contctec them and they thought I would need 4 pots to finish the box as I want it.....so thanks for that and I'll let you know how it goes....

Thanks to M&M and everyone else for your help too......I can always rely on you girlies for help....cheersxxxxx

AuntyQuated Thu 17-Mar-05 08:19:53

oh good i like a happy ending!!

it looks like you can add leaves, pressed flowers etc to it too

please let us know how you get on

MandM Thu 17-Mar-05 13:25:02

Oh wow AuntyQuated I NEED some of that - it looks brilliant! I'm going to order some right now.
Jaysmum - so glad you got sorted in the end. Will you take a picture of your finished masterpiece so that we can see it? Good luck.

Jaysmum Sat 19-Mar-05 10:25:23

New request.....does anyone know where I can get card that is cardboard box brown and slightly textured????? The card I was sent in my challenge was perfect for something I am trying out. I have serched Craft Creations and a few of the other sites mentioned in previous threads but I cant find any......the local art shop hasnt got and either......I have cat'd the person who sent me my bits but I think she has got comp probs???? Also envelpoes in a textured cardboard box brown????
Any ideas????

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