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CIRCLES

Call them circles, call them dots, use a hole punch, use a template, draw them, scribble them, paint them, collage them. This is all about circles and how we make use of them.

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Pre Summer Circles

Started by Amber Scribble. Last reply by Amy Irwen yesterday. 10 Replies

Anyone interested in doing some pre summer circles mailart!!!! Continue

Halloween Circles Time

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Amber Scribble Oct 11, 2018. 5 Replies

Hey Circle Folk, Summer is over, and it's time to get your fall and Halloween circles going. Who wants spooky circle art? Let's swap.Continue

Summer Circle Swap

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Sep 3, 2018. 54 Replies

Hey Circle friends - Let's send each other some special circle art. (I have extra time in the summer since I'm a teacher.) Let's swap circles. Respond if you want to join in the Summer Circle swap.…Continue

Making circles

Started by Linda French. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Jun 29, 2016. 9 Replies

I love to cut circles. Sometimes I just sit and cut circles out of magazines pages or painted paper or old music scores. Just eyeballing them as I cut from a rough square shape. Then I use them up in…Continue

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Comment by Keith S. Chambers on November 7, 2014 at 2:19am

Hey Jan, there are no restrictions about oddly shaped letters and postcards, just additional postage for those odd shapes. "Regular letter size" falls within a certain [rectangular] ratio. Squares, circles, octagons and biomorphic shapes incur a surcharge because they do not fall within the specs of running through the sorting machines. It all boils down to what is machinable and what is nonmachinable. The robots have their limitations.

Yes, I think every postoffice has that one timid clerk that says, "Oh my . . . I'm not sure if we can do that." You're right in just throwing it in the mailbox and not dealing with nay-saying clerks. The usps [dot] com website postal calculator asks about these odd shaped pieces and will include aforementioned surcharge.

I spent a few decades of my life designing direct mail advertising and went through offered usps seminars to get me up to speed. You know what they say, you need to know the rules before you can break the rules.

If anyone gives a rat's patootie, http://about.usps.com/publications/pub25.pdf . . . there's even a [plastic] template tool that you can use to measure your mailing piece against, both in ratio and thickness. I've got one or two stowed away somewhere in a box.

My advice to everyone is forget the rules and continue to challenge those folks down at the sorting center. Onward.

Comment by Jan Hodgman on November 7, 2014 at 1:30am

I'm somewhat amazed it made it, Angie, as we have one postal employee at our local PO who is quite persnickety about regulations, and I couldn't find anything about mailing a round object. I just put it in a mailbox so I didn't have to face her across the counter!

Comment by Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) on November 7, 2014 at 1:24am

I'm a sucker for stitches  on mail! Nice work Jan.

Comment by Amy Irwen on November 5, 2014 at 1:31am
Angie, that is cooool!
Comment by Jan Hodgman on November 4, 2014 at 1:25am

Judy Staroscik sent a pack of goodies including a Cirlcles ATC. Very fun:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 2, 2014 at 2:14pm

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on November 1, 2014 at 11:04pm

Nice JJ! This dotty thing is running me around in the best of circles!

Comment by Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) on November 1, 2014 at 6:23pm

Comment by Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) on November 1, 2014 at 6:22pm

A couple of circle cards going out today. Dang, looks like maybe I scanned them too big. Sorry.

Comment by Eduardo Cardoso on October 30, 2014 at 10:11pm

Thank you!

 

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