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Pass & Paste Postcard

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Swap Coordinator:institches (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2015
Date items must be sent by:April 11, 2015
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

PLEASE READ ENTIRE SWAP DESCRIPTION

This is a USA swap only. Feel free to host your own international one.

ALSO - there are a couple of swappers that sometimes join my swap that are from Canada, but have a USA address too....PLEASE CHECK YOUR PARTNERS PROFILE

I just received my first Pass and Paste Postcard and it was fun! So I decided to host a swap of my own for them.

What is a Pass and Paste Postcard? The one I received is an index card. The "front" of the postcard is divided into 4 sections. Each section is numbered 1 through 4. Each section had been decorated with #4 space blank, so that was for me to decorate.

The "back" of the postcard is divided in half, just like a reqular postcard. The person it was made for was addressed in the address part. The "writing" side was divided into 4 spaces, numbered 1 through 4. I added my name and date to the #4 spot. This postcard is already stamped, so as the last signer, all I have to do is pop it in the mail and it's on it's way to the owner.

For this swap, you are going to use the above instructions and make a Pass and Paste Postcard. If you are making for yourself, then you don't have to decorate a spot. If it is for someone else, then you'll decorate and sign #1 spot. Don't forget to add a postcard stamp to it too.

When partners are posted, you will mail the postcard in an envelope to them. When your partner receives, they will decorate the next section. Then HOLD ON TO IT for the next round. I plan on making this a monthly swap or maybe even 2 swaps within each month due to the fact that this is so easy. Anyone can jump in at any time too.

You can decorate using any medium, BUT you have to make sure that it is attached well. The postcard I have has stickers and zentangle decoration. I used some scrapbook paper and washi tape on my section. Also, you need to make sure that nothing is too big as the last person decorating will be sending this naked and it will have to go through the postal machines. If you glued a button on it will not survive.

Oh and if you decide not to continue on PLEASE contact me and I will be happy to take the postcard you have.

Newbies welcomed, with a well filled out profile (I DO CHECK AND WILL BAN). No recent/unexplained low ratings. PLEASE check out my profile page and read the "About Swaps I Host" section for an in-depth explaination of my swap rules.

Also ~ I live in "Boonyville" Michigan and sometimes our internet connection isn't very good. This is especially true when it rains & in the winter months. I have been told that swap hosts have 7 days after the sign up date to assign partners. So please be patient, partners will get assigned and if needed I will extend the send date.

If you know of a bad swapper signed up for this swap, I appreciate being informed, but please DO NOT post to the comment section! Send me a PM and I will deal with it that way.

I cannot do swap searches on my computer for some reason (never have been able to and haven't been able to figure out why), so if there's a swap-botter out there with this swap already, I'm sorry, I don't mean to step on anyone's toes.

Discussion

institches 03/15/2015 #

I took pictures of the postcard but it wouldn't load onto this swap. If someone would like to see them, please message mw with your e-mail address and I'll send the pics to you.

picupurcross 03/16/2015 #

Does it matter what size index card we use? It seems a 5x7 would work nicely for this!

thenderson756 03/17/2015 #

This sounds like an interesting swap, but I want to make sure I fully understand it before I join. So more or less, it's like a deco book, but in postcard form?

institches 03/17/2015 #

@pinupurcross - the one I received was a 3x5 card. I went to the dollar store yesterday and got some 4x6 cards, which is the standard postcard size.

You could cut sizes from cardstock paper too as long at it fits within the postcard size. Check out usps.com for measurements.

Just no flimsy paper. It needs to be sturdy to go through the postal machines.

picupurcross 03/17/2015 #

Ok, thanks! 4x6 sounds good!

drgngirl 03/18/2015 #

Any postcard over 4x6 will cost more to mail! I do believe it would be a regular Forever stamp.

institches 03/21/2015 #

@thenderson756 - no, it's not like a Deco. You don't have to be that elaborate. The space is small. How I decorated my space is in the description above.

institches 03/25/2015 #

Seems to be a little confusion...you are to put a stamp on the postcard before you mail it to your partner.

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