Monday, September 23, 2013

Brown Postcard swap - due October 21st

Next up in our monochromatic color series - brown!
I think brown is entirely under-appreciated.  It’s the color of chocolate!  And Coffee! And many adorable furry animals! What’s not to love?
 

  • create a postcard using predominantly shades of brown.  It’s okay to include a bit of black or white, or a small accent of another color, but overall, keep to the brown family.
  •  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 “MMSA Brown” on the back of your card to remind your recipient why they are receiving this wonderful work of art in the mail
  • write your return address on the back of the postcard (in case of postal delivery problems) and your email address so the recipient can thank you.  Consider adding a note or favorite quote for your partner.
  • 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 October 21st
 
Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States

5 comments:

  1. Hey Karen ~ you DO have a day job, too, right??? LOL

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  2. I am an "Autumn," so brown is my black. Sure wish more designers would catch on! :D
    Looking forward to all these yummy swaps you've posted :D

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  3. Could I send a couple different postcard swap items in the same envie to you? And I'll include postage and address label for each.

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    1. absolutely! combine as many as you like in one envelope!

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  4. Oh, I think I made a couple brown post cards! I thought I wouldn"t...

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