Friday, May 30, 2014

Pink and Green Postcards - due July 14th

Get out your preppy handbook, we're trading pink and green postcards!
When I think of pink and green I remember my 7th grade outfit of a pink Izod shirt, worn with my kelly green chinos.  Keep in mind it was 1980 and this was considered somewhat fashionable.

But still... in 7th grade I looked a lot more like this dude than an actual teenage girl.
I beg of you to get that image out of my head with some fabulous pink and green art work!

(this is SO not my typical color scheme.  I had to search through hundreds of pictures in my archives to come up with something even remotely suitable.  I think I'm permanently scarred by my 1980 fashion choices.  Perhaps you will all inspire me to break out of my orange/blue rut!)

You know the drill - keep your palette focused on the pink and green color families.  
As always, you can create your postcard in any size, shape, style or medium. 

Many thanks to Joyce for suggesting this color combo.

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 pink and green” 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 (
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.15 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 ($.34) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage  
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular "forever" ($.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:

Mail your cards no later than July 14th. (I don’t need to receive them by the 14th, they need to be postmarked by the 14th.)

Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States

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