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Write a Poem - Make a Postcard

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Write a Poem - Make a Postcard
Swap Homepage:http://www.swap-bot.com/group/4a0ec00e107e67808d84fbd8920dd7a3/about
Swap Coordinator:vivayne (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards  Handmade  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:October 12, 2009
Date items must be sent by:November 12, 2009
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

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For this swap you'll send 1 postcard with, YOUR poem, to 3 people, for a TOTAL of 3 postcards.

Here is what you'll do:

  1. Start making your 3 postcards now! It would be especially nice if they reflect your craft: digital-arts, fabric scraps, scrapbooking scraps, atc's, ephemera, quilts, etc use your imagination.
  2. Read about your partners
  3. Write a poem or 3 (this can be simple or complex, funny or serious, whatever is on your mind)
  4. Write YOUR poem onto each of the 3 postcards
  5. Be sure to sign your name under your poem
  6. Take a picture, front and back, so you'll always remember what you wrote or the artistic postcard you made
  7. Mail to your recipients
  8. Wait for your mail to arrive :)

Please make and send only something that you would be glad to receive yourself. Please keep poems family friendly, nothing X rated.

Only ratings of 4's and 5's will be allowed to participate. Newbies are welcome with filled out profiles. DO NOT flake on this one. I am giving plenty of time here - so there should be no reason for not sending! If you are concerned that you won't have time, don't sign up - it's not fair for people to put in the time and effort and then not recieve anything in return! And people, don't be stingy with the hearts! If someone puts effort into your project, there's nothing wrong with being generous back!

This is International, so be sure to check rates and/or add extra postage for people out of your region or for items that are heavier or bulkier. Also, you may want to keep this in mind when you are making your postcards. See measurements, info, etc below.

Finally, after you believe your partners have recieved his/her postcards, if you like, upload your picture to your favorite photo share (photobucket, flickr, slide) come back to the SWAP HOMEPAGE, post a link for all to see, and make comments about what you see)

I DO HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US:)


Postage Price Calculator http://postcalc.usps.gov/Default.aspx

Small Postcards http://postcalc.usps.gov/Popups/pop_up12.htm

Large Postcards http://postcalc.usps.gov/Popups/pop_up12.htm

You can find tons of tutorials online for homemade postcards if that is what you choose. Good luck and have fun!

How Can I Make a Postcard http://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i-make-postcards.htm

Discussion

Rivermaid 09/18/2009 #

@vivayne - Compliments to the Swap Host! Thank you for posting such helpful links. This is on my watch list. I'd love to find time to participate.

vivayne 09/21/2009 #

It's ok to start early. these do not have to be personalized because there are so many to make (4). Also it does not require that you put hours & hours into it as long as they are nice & something you would like to get yourself!

vivayne 09/22/2009 #

In the interest of time, I have changed this to 3 postcards, instead of 4. I hope this is okay?? I think more people will be able to participate this way. Since we have 3 now, it may work out perfectly.

Masterbard 09/26/2009 #

Um, then, will I ruin it if I sign up? I've discovered that I love making postcards (handmade art collages btw) and as a bard have not only plenty of poems to hand but plenty more ready at the tip of my tongue - or quill - or what have you....

:)

vivayne 09/27/2009 #

No way!! We are glad to have you!!

Masterbard 09/28/2009 #

:D Wonderful! Thanks for the invite, and I can promise something the recipient will cherish.... it looks like I'll have plenty of time to personalize the cards - perhaps even the poem if you're going to give me a month...

Masterbard 09/28/2009 #

As a matter of fact, just to say thanks - here's a digital ATC with a poem for you (yes, I wrote it for you after reading your profile. The colour was determined by the poem, not the other way around, so hope you don't utterly detest pink!)

!http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=258278&id=517153586

Masterbard 09/28/2009 #

Let's try attaching that picture again....

Vivayne's Poem

vivayne 09/30/2009 #

Wow thank you!! Sent you a pm!

vivayne 10/13/2009 #

I can't wait to get this swap on!

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