Sunday, July 22, 2018

Six Summer Squares Swap - Postmark by Monday, August 20th

(Seashore, observing nature, riding bike/picking cherries,
travel, making art, catching frogs)
Let's try something a little different than our usual post card swaps, but similar to the Blue Valentines SQUARES Swap we had a while ago.  

Illustrate your Summer-themed SQUARES with images, colors, sayings, souvenirs/memorabilia, photo bits that remind you of this season between Spring and Fall.  Here's a chance to use up those scraps on your work table (or floor). 

Collage, paint, stencil, Gelli-print, draw on six (6) SQUARES.  The finished SQUARES' sides should all measure 2+1/2".  

You could cut six SQUARES out of card stock and then decorate each one.

OR

You could start with a 7+1/2" x 5" rectangle, decorate it for backgrounds, then carefully cut it into individual smaller SQUARES and finish with details as desired.

***Participants, send your SIX DECORATED SQUARES in an envelope, and enclose another envelope (greeting-card-sized or long business envelope) with your address on it, in which your swap host can then mail your exchanged squares to you.  

***Please place a 71-cent non-machinable stamp on the self-addressed envelope which will come back to you, just in case thick/ stiff/heavier cards might be included.

NOTE:  You might want to separate your SQUARES with non-stick paper, waxed paper or cellophane to prevent them from adhering to one another through the mail. When I send out your exchanged SQUARES to you, I will put them in cellophane  sleeves and connect them (flat) with Washi tape for less-bulky mailing.

Summary
THEME:  Summer SQUARES
MEDIA:  any
TECHNIQUE: any
SIZE PARAMETERS:  2+1/2" x 2+1/2"
CHECKLIST:
  • Six decorated SQUARES
  • Return envelope with label, 71-cents postage
Put your SQUARES in an envelope and 
get them into the mail no later than 
Monday, August 20th
SEND TO:
H. Chassin
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, New York State  14065  
USA

QUESTIONS?  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

SWAPPING GUIDELINES:
  • Send me SIX decorated SQUARES. (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist).
  • Your new SQUARES will be mailed to you in the LABELED, STAMPED envelope you provide.
  • If you use paint, glue or sealant, please make sure you insert waxed paper, parchment or cellophane between the SQUARES so they don't get stuck together in the envelope.  Cellophane sleeves work well, too.
  • Write “MMSA - SUMMER SQUARES" on the back of each SQUARE, along with your name and contact information.  Including an email address legibly written would make it easier for your recipient to thank you.
POSTAGE
  • If your mail art is lumpy, stiff or thick  it will probably require the "nonmachinable" rate of 
  • 71-cents on the envelope
INTERNATIONAL SWAPPERS - contact the swap host regarding using PayPal to cover return mailing postage, or make other arrangements.

You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov

3 comments:

  1. So, does this mean that the squares will fit on to a ATC or each square is the size of an ATC?

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  2. Hi Nyla, The SQUARES in this swap are SQUARES, EACH SIDE measuring 2+1/2" long. THey are not RECTANGLES/ATC's, and they are not to be attached to ATC's. My reference was to the plastic Trading Card storage pages that will hold these SQUARES just as well as they will hold Artist's Trading Cards and Artist's Trading Coins, all of which have one dimension that is 2+1/2 inches across. Thanks for asking. Honi

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