Wednesday, October 30, 2013

jan outs me

jan and i were looking through a stack of my envelopes and she noticed that some of mine that are on the blog are not technically envelopes. sometimes i just take a piece of card stock and do a design. she raised her eyebrow. so, it thought i should come clean and from now on, whenever i post a postcard, i will alert you that it is just a card and not an envelope.

this was our final experiment with multi-layers of sharpie. we wondered if there was ever a point where there was just too much. eventually, it would get very dark, but then we have gold and silver and white uniballs. so... this is what happened.

i ran out of those stamps, so that is just an image of a kaleidoscope flower. and i wonder how much the p.o. wants for a non-conforming portrait orientation post card?

maybe miss cathy knows.


  1. The height would make it too big for a postcard (4 1/4" H x 6" L). The shape would make it non machinable. Here is more than you want to know:
    Examples of a nonmachinable letter include:
    ■ It has an aspect ratio (length divided by height) of less than 1.3 or more than 2.5 (a square envelope has
    an aspect ratio of 1, making it nonmachinable).
    ■ It is more than 4-1/4 inches high or more than 6 inches long and is less than 0.009 inch thick.
    ■ It has clasps, strings, buttons, or similar closure devices.
    ■ It is too rigid.
    ■ It has a delivery address parallel to the shorter side of the mailpiece.
    ■ It contains items such as pens, pencils, or keys that create an uneven thickness.
    ■ Letters with nonpaper surfaces, other than envelope windows or attachments that are allowed under
    eligibility standards by class of maill.

    Conclusion, 66 cents. That flower is outstanding!

  2. thank you miss cathy....i figured you'd know the specs :-)