An Owl Card for My Letter-Carrier

An Owl Card for My Letter-Carrier
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Have you ever made a card for your letter-carrier (“mailman”)?  I have made at least three cards for mine because she is a very kind person and she has saved me a number of times.  I make and mail about 800 cards each year and sometimes I guess what the postage would be, rather than take a trip to the post office.  My letter carrier graciously pays the difference in the postage I am missing and mails my cards out on time, rather than cancelling the postage and returning them to me.  The next day, she places an envelope in my mailbox with a receipt and a request for me to drop in the change to pay her back.  How nice is that!?

To demonstrate my gratitude, I make her little cards that fit inside the Postage Due envelope.  When I was on an owl card kick, I made this one for her using Pearl Ex powders and stamps from CTMH and Inkadinkado.


Owl "I'm Sorry" Card

Owl "I'm Sorry" Card


I love the jewel stamps and wanted to match that effect by using shimmery Pearl Ex powders over my Versamark stamped images.  Now that I look at this card, I realize I should have added some crystals to the owls eyes and to a few other places.  Oh well.  I am definitely my Grandma B.’s grand-daughter, pointing out my mistakes.  😉

Thanks for reading my owl card blog post, whooooooooo-ever you are!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

4 Responses »

  1. You are so thoughtful! And I do the same thin pointing out mistakes. It actually wasn’t a mistake. Just think of it as an idea to add to your next project. Good idea though :). Cute stamps too.

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