Saturday, March 9, 2013

Round Postcard Swap - mail by April 8th

Create a postcard in any style, using the media of your choice
The only catch – the actual postcard has to be round.
You heard me – Round!
It will be mailed back to you without an envelope.
Won’t it be fun to get something round in the mail?

It only costs $.66 in the US, but I couldn't resist putting on a global forever stamp since they are round!

  • Include your name and contact information on the back of your postcard (address and/or email and/or blog) so that you partner can thank you or find out more about you.
  • write a little message to your partner (something about yourself or where you live, or include your favorite quote, etc.)
  • Make sure you leave enough blank space for me to attach an address label and stamp (but don’t attach them!)
  • Stick the postcard an envelope with:
    • stamps or money to cover postage (it will cost $.66 to mail in the US, and $1.10 outside of the US)
    • a mailing label with your name and address on it (I will stick it on the card I mail back to you.  This keeps me from having to decipher handwriting on the envelope you send me, and saves me time when swapping everything and mailing it back out) 
  • mail it to me no later than April 8th.
Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States
  • If you make more than one you can send them to me in the same envelope just make sure you include postage and mailing labels for each card you make.
  • I will post your work to the blog when I receive it.  If you would like your image linked to your blog, or flickr account, or facebook page, or etsy shop (or whatever) just send me a note telling me how you want it linked.  (this is a great way to meet other artists and make lots of new friends)
  • If you live outside of the US and don’t have US stamps or currency, you can send me $1.10 (per item) via paypal:


  1. round the size of a CD i think would be great.
    it looks like the pictures shown could be this size to.
    I will definitely take part.

  2. Size is artist's choice. I honestly don't know if there's a maximum size at which the $.66 would no longer apply. My card was probably about 5-6 inches in diameter.
    Make whatever size you like and if you're concerned about postage ask your friendly postal worker what it will cost to mail.
    sorrt - I realize this isn't the most helpful answer of all time :)

  3. s'ok i just thought you might have checked with the posties already!

  4. ...You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a record baby, right round round round....
    :D I'm in!

  5. "Stick the postcard an envelope with:
    stamps or money to cover postage (it will cost $.66 to mail in the US, and $1.10 outside of the US)"

    Now, shall we stick the 66-cent postage directly on the round postcard, or throw it in the envelope?

    1. stick it in the envelope, because your postcard might end up being sent internationally, in which case I'll be sticking on a global stamp (that was provided by the international swapper)

  6. Oh, how fun! An ode to my love of the circle.

  7. Like this round swap....xox

  8. This is fun! I'm in and I got my niece to join in on this as well!
    Thank you and have a great day!

  9. oh, wow.
    I was actually going to suggest this in your suggestion box! WHAT a great idea!

    I'm doing it, but I'm probably going to put it in an envelope because I'm paranoid.

    Have a round day!

  10. whoo ! hoo ! this is a great idea ! I'm in ,too.


  11. Wahoo Im in what a cool idea, I'll be an international swapper so Ill include the $1.10 in US stamps. I have a collection of them. (I LOVE american stamps)
    Thanks for creating such a cool swap.
    Robin Sparrow

  12. Ok. So, you say we have a swap partner. Will we know ahead of time who our swap partner is or do you decide? I mean how do we know whether to include an international global stamp or a US stamp for postage?

    1. sorry to confuse you, Jo! you send a US stamp since you're paying for the postage it will cost me to mail a card to you (within the US). People from outside the US send money so I can buy the international postage I need to mail something to them.

    2. Thanks for clarifying.

  13. I'm sending some of these.
    Hold on to yer britches.

  14. Hey there! I'm only just discovering this fabulous website! Is there still time I could get a postcard in?

    1. Welcome Allison! As long as your postcard is in the mail by Monday April 8th you can join the fun!

    2. Wonderful! I sent mine off today :)

  15. Going to be heading some your way. Then when we get ours back, planning to frame them into some sort of cool art piece for my studio.

  16. Ours will be going out shortly. Then when we get them back, I plan to frame them into some sort of cool art piece for my studio :)

  17. Hi Karen,

    I am new here. So glad I found your blog from Tammy @ Daisy Yellow. I mailed my round PC on Wednesday. Cant wait to see what comes my way!

    Have a great weekend,


  18. I made a few and they are on there way. woohoo. right round right round baby right round.