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

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


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

  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

  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.

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

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