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Friday, January 30, 2009


These three cards are made using the same elements; i.e., Bo-Bunny's Back to Basics Concord Dot Reversible Heavy Weight Paper (#12CDD677), pretty matching paper,jewel brads, and Around the Block Lace No. 2 Frame Tape (#06057). The flowers were made by using Hot Off the Press' Fold-it Ribbon Swirls (#HOTP 7332) and Fold & Stack Flowers (#HOTP 7336). The paper I used for the flowers was not printed on the back and as I was unable to find a coordinating double-sided paper, I used a sponge and ink pad to create my own.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Newest Cards

These are two of the four cards some friends and I got together and made last week. I'm trying to learn how to take a photo and load it from the camera (Kodak Easy Share C643) to the computer then to the blog instead of scanning it into my computer which causes it to sometimes be too large for the blog to upload and some of the embellishment depth is lost.

These two cards were scanned into my computer then uploaded. I can't tell the difference...maybe the first ones are more blurred? Anyway, do you recognize the silver/grey background I used?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Neat Trick

Over Christmas I noticed the Postal clerk was demonstrating to another customer that her cards were not too thick - over 1/4 inch - by using a cutout that was also cut to the widest an envelope can be without paying extra postage (every penny counts!). I had decided then I would somehow make my own and today I finally got around to it by using a piece of cardboard and carefully cutting an opening to slide my cards through to make sure I won't have to pay that extra 17 cents.

According to the USPS web page, envelopes must fit within these guidelines:

First-Class letter dimensions:

At least 3-1/2 inches high X 5 inches long X .007 inch thick
No more than 6-1/8 inches high X 11-1/2 inches long X 1/4 inch thick
Maximum weight is 3.5 ounces
Letters that are considered nonmachinable are subject to a surcharge.
Length is the dimension parallel to the address.

You may notice that the counter is now gone. It failed and the web site where I got it won't let me have another one because they show I already have one for each of my blogs. Oh, well, it was nice while it lasted.
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