Thursday, January 2, 2014

"Stamp Head" ATC swap - Due February 3rd

For this swap we will be creating Artist Trading Cards featuring people with postage stamps as heads.
Leslie emailed me this idea months ago and I've been dying to try it.

Here's one of Leslie’s creations to inspire you:
(this one is postcard size)

And here's one from another MMSA swapper, Jo Murray:

Aren't those wonderful?

The key to this swap is using an actual postage stamp that has a picture of a head and then creating some kind of body to go with that head.

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Swap details:
  • create an Artist Trading Card (traditional ATC dimensions of 2.5 x 3.5 inches) featuring people (or animals) whose heads are actual postage stamps. It can be a new stamp or a cancelled stamp, a foreign or vintage or current stamp.  As long as it’s an actual stamp and not a reproduction or fake stamp.
  • 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
  • Sign the back of your card and consider including your contact information/email address so that your partner can thank you.
  • Include one mailing label and enough postage for me to return your envelope to you. (I will try to re-use the envelope you send me)
  •  International swappers are welcome.  Send me postage money via paypal (  $1.10 $1.15 covers a one ounce envelope.  If you're making many cards (or particularly lumpy cards) email me and we can talk about price.

Mail your cards no later than February 3rd

Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States


Leslie said...

Ha! Jo's is great! This'll be a fun one for sure.

Leslie said...

You got a typo! Last sentence - a ONCE ounce envelope.

Karen Isaacson said...

good catch, Leslie. fixed it to avoid confusion.

Anonymous said...

Oh fun! a great way to use our collections of stamps. xox

Jo Murray said...

Yay!!! Count me in. Will send $$$s when I know how many I'll make.

Adrienne said...

I just made two for you. I am mailing from Canada. Will I need to double the PayPal amount for two, or should the $1.15 cover it? I have only added paper and stamps, so no excessive weight. said...

I am in too -- looks like fun and I love any kind of postal ATC's.

Cynthia said...

I'm in! Already having fun making my first ATC cards.

millicent said...

I'm sending some in, Karen- finally getting involved.

Karen Isaacson said...

I think $1.15 will cover it. thanks for checking.

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