Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"Put a Fish On It" postcard swap - due July 31st

My fabulous fishy friend, Mandy, has declared July to be "Put a Fish On It" month.
She's hosting a small swap for the art group we're both part of, and as soon as I saw her fish cards, I knew I had to try and squeak in one more MMSA swap for July.

Mandy has graciously allowed me to steal her idea and share her art with you all:

See more of Mandy's fish cards on her blog, and so much more of her beautiful art at her Flickr account.

Swap Details:
  • create postcard-sized art that features fish.  All styles of art are welcome -you do not need to create collages or mixed media pieces.  Feel free to draw, paint, sew, sculpt, digitize, etc.
  • make as many cards as you like - you will get back the same number you send
  • postcards will be mailed from my post office without envelopes so make sure whatever you create is sturdy enough to survive mail handling.
  • if you're sending me more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope
  • write a little message for your partner and be sure to include your return address (in case of postal delivery problems) and your email address so the recipient can thank you.
  • include an address label for each card you create
  • include stamps for each card you create (or send me cash, or send me postal money via paypal)
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.10 per card (paypal account is iamrushmore@gmail.com)
Postage and Card Size 
You are welcome to make any size postcard you want, but please pay attention to the following postal guidelines

  • In order to use the postcard rate (currently $.33) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage than one of those "apple" stamps
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular $.46 "forever" stamp is what you need.
  • If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "non machinable" rate of $.66
  • If your card doesn't bend, the post office considers it a package and will cost $2.07 to mail.
Mail your cards no later than July 31st
Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States

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