Monday, May 20, 2013

Orange post card swap - Mail by July 1

Next up on our monochromatic post card series is my favorite - the color orange! 
Create a postcard using predominantly orange colors.
You can paint, draw, cut, glue, and/or embellish.  It’s okay to include a bit of black or white, or a small accent of another color, but overall, keep to the orange family.
These postcards will be mailed without an envelope to your partner, so keep that in mind if you are gluing and embellishing.
  •  Create your postcard - any dimensions, just make sure you include the proper postage for the size.
  • Include your name email and return address on the back of your card
  • Write a little note for your partner – a greeting, a quote, some info about you or where you live, or info about how you created your postcard.
  • Write "MMSA Orange" somewhere on the back of the card as well.  (I don't know about you, but I get a lot of mail, and it's sometimes hard to figure out if it's part of an organized swap or just personal mail.)
  • leave the address section blank
  • Stick it in an envelope with:
    • a stamp (don't adhere to the postcard in case I need to send yours to someone out of the country).  Keep in mind the maximum size card you can send with the post card rate stamp is 4.25 x6 inches.  If your card is bigger than this, or oddly shaped, or excessively rigid or lumpy, it will need more postage.
    •  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 July 1st (postmark date)
             Karen Isaacson
             PO Box 532
             Shrewsbury, MA 01545
             United States
  • Feel free to make more than one ( you can send them to me in the same envelope).  You'll get back the number of postcards you create.  Make sure to include a mailing label and stamp for each post card.
  • If you live outside the US, don't include stamps, but send me $1.10 (US dollars) per postcard for postage via paypal.  (email:
  • 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)


  1. Orange, yes, yes and yes!!!

  2. I don't know what will happen with orange.

  3. Hi Karen,
    I've been following the blog for the past couple of months, and I'm ready to jump in. Will be sending a postcard (possibly two) for the orange challenge.
    Thanks much,

  4. Sent an orange card out today - for real this time!

  5. Not my usual choice of color but I am game! Pushing my limits!

  6. Just sending out my postcards in the morning to you.