Sunday, December 9, 2012

winter wishes!


Happy Sunday!

Are you all ready for the holidays?

Here's a postal friendly card that I whipped together:


Postal Friendly...I'll get back to that in a smidge.

Paper Issues has a fun challenge going on right now!


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Grey is hot right now...it's actually my favorite clothing color at the moment....Link up your Grey projects and/or your Basic Grey projects!

My card has

2 Basic Grey panels
3 Grey panels
Grey thread

Postal Friendly

USPS interpretation is totally flat...absolutely no bumps, not exceeding regulation size = $0.45 domestic postage.

Can I tell you that I spent some 'quality time' at the post office yesterday?  Yes, I'm thankful that our post office is open on Saturday's.  I sent out my first wave of Christmas cards...the average postage was....wait for it....wait for it....

$1.10

My most expensive domestic postage was $1.95.

Yes, I was sending out cards...they all fit into an A6 envelope.

I'm out of non-postal friendly cards so I'm on a mission of mass production today and going to try to make the process fun because I don't like to mass produce.  Everything is going to be postal friendly.  Hmmm....I'm thinking a pedicure in the middle of the process would be a good break for me:)

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Amy12


Check out this super cute Basic Grey layered sticker set:


I want a cute camper!  This is where I insert my disclaimer that it would NOT be for camping but for a cute card/gift shop:)




28 comments:

  1. what a beautiful card Amy!!
    Have a GREAT Sunday!!

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  2. Hehehehehe... you KNOW how boring my cards are ... I lucked out and mine were all postal friendly -- aka Julie's boring one dimensional cards! LOL :) I loveeee yours!! LOVING that banner!!!

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  3. Well, even if it's postage friendly, it's super cute! So you have succeeded!! Can't wait to see the rest of your postage friendly cards!

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  4. Im thinking us card makers as a collective group will have the USPS making money again in no time! ;) Love this postal ready card, Amy - who says you have to sacrifice style for flatness? ;)

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  5. Wonderful card Amy, love the pennant!

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  6. Our PO is only open til 11 on Saturdays, but I guess I'm glad we still have one! Great card, I like the red with the grey.

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  7. Fab and postal friendly in one - it's the perfect seasonal card!

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  8. What a gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  9. You are my kindred spirit. I finished up most of my cards yesterday trying to keep them as flat as possible...and I snuck in a pedicure on Friday...a must do!!

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  10. Too funny! I spent a lot of quality time at the post office the day I mailed my cards as well. 3/4 of them were $.65 - $2.10 each and the rest were regular postage. At least we only do this once a year.

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  11. Your disclaimer? FABULOUS IDEA! How much would THAT rock?
    I hope you got a pedi break! This card is awesome - and as for postal friendly, I'm scared to find out how much it's going to cost when I go tomorrow to mail the first wave...yikes!

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  12. he he! Postage; the bain of a crafter's life! Good for you doing 1 layer cards. I find them a bit scary really. I love your card- a cool Christmas card! I love campers toop I think one centrally heated would make a perfect craft room!!

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  13. Nicely done. Love the bold colours.

    P/s: Heading to the post office today...

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  14. its simply pretty Sista... I've a mission for today's lunch! hugs...xoxo

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  15. I am almost in crisis mode with cards and made a few this weekend repeating some designs from last month. Postal friendly is good! I hope to mail mine by next Monday! we'll see....

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  16. Ha! You crack me up girl! Love your super Grey flat card! It's fabulous ;)
    xo

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  17. Grey has always been my fav color so i guess i am "hot" right now??? LOL

    fab card girl :)
    i hear you on the postage! but at least it is only once a year :)

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  18. SUPER cute card!!!!and I really hate going to the post office to mail off christmas cards too, I always pay a ton!!

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  19. This is super cute- hope you had success with your production- that postage is a killer!!

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  20. Such a great card, Amy, I am with you, that camper is awesome, but not for camping! Love your card and that banner. Hope you are finished with your cards, 80 is a lot to make all at once!

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  21. Where have I been, have they always had the "no bumps" rule? Maybe I've just been lucky and gotten away with it in the past. Love your FLAT card, I've got a thing for graph paper these days!

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  22. WOW!!! You are my CAS queen! I could never make cards like this - so impressed!

    Have a great week, hugs, Karin

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  23. Amy I love this card, what a fun modern design.

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  24. I've been thinking of your 80 card mass production as I'm sitting here wishing I would have paid more attention to FLAT!!!! I think more than 1/2 my cards are requiring extra postage :/

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  25. Cool idea about the gift shop camper! Love the card too!

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  26. Man I've been a slacker blog buddy... been spying these cards online, just neglecting the love... slacker. It was fun to see SRM shout out this card.

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Cheers,
~amy~