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MA: Scraptastic postcard #1

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MA: Scraptastic postcard #1
Group:Mail Art
Swap Coordinator:TriniH (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:13
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 1, 2017
Date items must be sent by:May 15, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I have a paper compulsion. Which is good, because I love to create with paper. I also have lots of scraps. And! Sometimes I will tear up magazine pages, just to have more scraps.

So, for this swap, we are going to create a postcard out of scraps. It is important that you think about design and make a pleasing postcard when you do this.

(Everyone has a different idea about what is pleasing, so don't rate down if you do not like the design)

This is an enjoyable process if you let yourself get out of the way of creating something perfect. Just use up your scraps!

Clearly, the medium needs to be paper. Make sure it will standup to going through the post. So a strong backing is necessary. No odd embellishments, they will get torn off. Think flat scraps.

Your postcard should be at least 4x6 to maintain postal regulations, but can be larger. Remember, larger may require more postage.

Send stamped and naked. Remember to include the name of the swap and your name so people can rate you. Please rate!

This is mail art, so have fun creating something you would love receiving. (Picture is example of something I made with scraps)

Discussion

Lady 04/21/2017 #

is the 4" x 6" an international regulation that I don't know? I see that some prefer that size for consistency in their collection.

To mail from/in the USA, postcards need to be * rectangular, * at least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick, AND * no more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick. (If it is larger than 4.25 x 6 " (but less than 6-1/8" x 11-1/2" x 1/4" thick) requires first class postage. Bigger than that and the "flats" (large envie) rate applies.) Host rules, I am just confused.

TriniH 04/21/2017 #

Yes, you can do whatever size you want, as long as the minimum size regulations. I use 4x6 because I do not want to worry about all those quarter inches.

Lady 04/22/2017 #

Great! When I'm cutting down my chipboard I often get pieces large enough to mail (at least 3.5x5.5) but smaller than 6x4. (I know they could make two ATCs but I'm taking a break from that size.)

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