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Group:Amazing Mail ART
Swap Coordinator:FarStarr (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Postcards  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:11
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:June 28, 2016
Date items must be sent by:July 18, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

I last ran this swap 5 (!) years ago and was asked to bring it on back. It is a simplified version of my MailArt Zine project from so long ago.

Each participant will take one 8 1/2 by 11 (or A4 sheet for our international friends) sheet of 110lb. cardstock or 90 lb watercolor paper and fold it in half giving you what looks like a large notecard. Tape the note card shut and treat it as a postcard. On one side, create some postcard art. It is your choice whether you want to paint, collage, draw or whatever. On the back write a note to your partner, add the address and stamps and mail it away.

The picture above shows the unfolded postcard.

When you receive your partner's large postcard, cut open the tape fold it inside-out, and create postcard art on one side, note, address and stamps on the other and mail it back to the person who sent it to you.

Each person will end up with a two sided creation consisting of your art and your partner's.

Your "postcard" needs to be in the mail by July 18. When you receive your partner's card, you have two weeks to mail it back out to them.

You can see some pictures of my round robin zine swap here . For this swap we are just using a single sheet of cardstock so instead of a booklet, it just has 2 sides.

I believe whole-heartedly in rating fairly and good communication. Please stay in contact if you run into any issues with sending. Please do not sign up if you don't think you can do both parts of the swap.


wolfeagle 06/12/2016 #

Excellent swap. Thank you so much for hosting this!!

MissPaula 06/12/2016 #

I Love it! Thanks for bringing it back! One of my all time faves!

SuMay 06/28/2016 #

When do we rate? On receiving our partners card or on receiving our own back?

FarStarr 06/29/2016 #

You will only get to rate the person who sends to you, so you can rate as soon as you receive the big postcard. Just be sure to do your part and return it within 2 weeks. :)

FarStarr 08/ 3/2016 #

Besides my card (that didn't make it where it was going yet), did everyone have fun???

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