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6 Blank Cards and Envelopes
Card Size: 5" x 7"
Packaged in archival quality clear photo/art bags
Note: the actual background of the illustration is off-white; it appears more yellow in the photos

Anyone who has ever observed gerbils will be familiar with the purposeful way they attack a paper towel roll, an empty tissue box, or any other cardboard "toy." While chewing for gerbils and other rodents serves the critical purpose of keeping their ever-growing teeth from getting too long, they often chew with an intensity that seems to suggest a higher purpose. In this design, I illustrate what I imagine gerbils might be feeling when their flurry of chewing activity suddenly results in a pile of tiny cardboard pieces. This card also serves as a reminder to those who care for gerbils and other pocket pets to enrich their habitats with toys to chew, climb on, and hide in--a busy gerbil is a happy gerbil!

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My number one goal in packaging items for shipping is to ensure that my customers receive their orders quickly and in good condition. To keep my costs down and pass along these savings to my customers, I will often reuse packaging I've received such as cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts etc. This also furthers another goal of mine--to operate my shop with as little negative environmental impact as possible.
I can often accommodate requests for a larger number of items than what is listed--for instance, someone wants to order 60 copies of a particular card when I only have 3 packages of 6 cards listed. On occasion I can also honor requests for custom designs.

The Gerbil Chews Blues

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: watercolor paints, colored pencil, ink, 80 lb card stock
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 114 reviews
  • Favorited by: 87 people