Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Postcards with stitching – due August 18th


Break out your needle and thread, we're sewing some postcards!

Your challenge:
create a postcard in any style, any medium, and add some stitching to it.


It could be hand stitching or machine stitching.
You could challenge yourself to create a collage and use nothing but stitching to hold it together, or you could “draw” something using stitches, or you could sew an entire postcard out of fabric,  or you could do any other wonderful thing you can imagine, as long as actual needle and thread hit your postcard at some point.



Swap details:
  • You may submit as many as  four cards  (you will get back the same number you send)
  • 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 stitching” on the back of your card to remind your recipient why they are receiving this wonderful work of art in the mail
  • I highly suggest you 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. 
  • A note for your partner is a nice touch.
  • include a mailing label with your name and address for each card you create
    (I will attach them to the cards I mail back to you)
  • Please attach the proper postage to your postcard (see below for postal guidelines).  If you don’t have any stamps and it’s difficult for you to get some, go ahead and send me money instead.  You can stick cash in the envelope, or send it to me via paypal (iamrushmore@gmail.com)
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.15 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 ($.34) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular "forever" ($.49 ) 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 $.70
  • If your card doesn't bend at all, the post office considers it a package and you should go get it weighed to figure out the proper postage.
You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov/

Mail your cards no later than August 18th. (I don’t need to receive them by the 18th, they need to be postmarked by the 18th.)

Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I see August will be a busy month….! :D

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