Delivery Folks Goodies

One day I was reading the different things in Nextdoor for my town of Dublin. Someone showed their set up for leaving out some goodies this time of year for all the folks delivering the mail and packages. I really liked that idea. I guess it’s a thing but I did not hear about it until this year. I made a sign on my computer and the fun part was using my stamps to decorate it. It makes me happy to use my stamps for something other than cards. Here is the sign I made.

I used a couple Hero Arts stamp sets. Those pinecones have super great detail and look nice when stamped with Versafine Clair ink. Just sayin’!

Supplies: Hero Arts Designer Snowflakes, Hero Arts Swirl Christmas, Hero Arts Happy Holly Days, Versafine Clair ink, Other ink

Here is the whole set up on my porch. I got the trays and the “tablecloth” from the dollar store. The tablecloth is a tree skirt that I draped over a plant table from my patio. Since it has been outside for several weeks I can just toss it when I’m done. I put out popcorn, chips, pretzels, cheese & peanut butter crackers, granola bars, and cookies.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Sympathy Cards

Today I have 2 sympathy cards for you. The kind we struggle to make. While I was creating one for my husband to send out I decided to create a second one to have it ready. You kind of need those right away I feel.


What I did for both of these was a bit of an experiment. I colored right on the stamps with Zig Clean Color pens. I then spritzed them and stamped. The gold part is stamping with a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad. The thing about the gold is something was off with the ink pad. It stamped kind of gold but not shimmery gold which actually worked well for these cards. I ended up getting a new one but I kept that old one. Then I stamped the sentiment with brown ink. I feel that a sympathy card should be kind of calm and soothing and plants work well for that.

My hub said you choose when I showed him both so I gave him the first one. If you have one that you like better than the other feel free to comment.


  • Altenew Leaf Clusters stamp set
  • Delicata Golden Glitz ink
  • Zig Clean Color pens
  • Versafine Clair ink
  • Paper Smooches Sympathy Sampler stamp set