Monday, January 20, 2014

Purple and green postcards – Due March 10th

Our next color combination for the year is purple and green.

Swap details:
  • Create a postcard using the colors purple and green.  You may add black and/or white, but no other colors.  Any style, technique or medium is welcome.
  • make as many cards as you like - 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 purple and green” 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
    (I will attach them to the cards I mail back to you)
  • New for 2014: when including postage, go ahead and stick the stamp on the postcard.  You no longer need to send it loose in the envelope. (if you don’t have stamps, you can still send me cash, or send me postal money via paypal) 
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.15 per card (paypal account is

Postage and Card Size
Postal rates go up January 26th!
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 ($.34 as of January 26th) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage than one of those "apple" stamps
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular "forever" ($.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:

Mail your cards no later than March 10th. (I don’t need to receive them by the 10th, they need to be postmarked by the 10th.)

Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States


Hester said...

Great combination. Love all the trades.

Leslie said...

Oops, just read that you want stamps stuck on the cards. Haven't been doing that but will start with next batch!

Anonymous said...

A favorite color combo of mine, can't wait to get started on a few of these!

Karren Haller said...

Just found your blog on Google, glad I did, the swap will be fun. Look forward to others.

Karren Haller said...

I just sent my trade, I hope I did it right. Looking forward to see others.

Alyssa said...

I am sending soe for the purple and green swap. Thanks so much.

Unknown said...

I am new this so I don't know if I am doing things right, but im sending and hoping I did it right...........pam

Karen Isaacson said...

Yay Pam! glad you are diving in. I'm sure you did just fine. I'll let you know when your cards arrive!

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