Postcard Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

It's time for another postcard swap!

This is a free themed swap. Make whatever kind of postcard you want, as long as it's handmade, your original artwork, and conforms to the other information on this page.

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before November 9th, 2018. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Packages Received

I've received swap packages from the following participants:

Cindy Trobaugh
Esta Berman-Price
Margaret Richardson
Susan Wilken
Amy O'Brien
Betsy Langley

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. Unless the project description says otherwise, it doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

Colored Fabric Postcard Swap

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It's time for another postcard swap!

In conjunction with my upcoming book, Easy Fabric Postcards, this swap is for colored fabric postcards. Get out your crayons!

If you've never colored on fabric before, you might find Coloring on Fabric With Crayons helpful.

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade, colored fabric postcards with your original, art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.
  • A release form. More about this will be included in the welcome email you receive after you sign up.

Swap packages must arrive before September 21st, 2018. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Packages Received

I've received swap packages from these people:

Amy O'Brien
Margaret Richardson
Sandra Walker

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled or sign ups were closed.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. Unless the project description says otherwise, it doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, include fabric that’s colored with crayons.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

Glue Card Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

I thought we'd try something a little different this time around: a glue card swap.

What's a glue card? It's a postcard that's created like a gluebook page. Sort of a little magazine collage to go. The focus is what can be done with magazines and junk mail, and not on products like rubber stamps, stickers, and paints. Read more about gluebooks here.

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade glue cards with your original, FLAT magazine collage art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your cards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before August 10th, 2018. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the glue cards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used cards with messages on them in the mail.

Swap Packages Received

I've received swap packages from the following participants:

Roberta Hinds
Sandy Wyatt
Jo Gray
Betsy Langley
Val Edwards
Margaret Richardson
Esta Berman-Price
Susan Wilken
Jeane Walker Sliney
Amy Garner
Amy O'Brien
Susan Adamek
Ann Gimbert
Valerie Orner
Cindy Blood
Mary Pendergrass
Lisa Silva

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your cards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade cards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your cards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send my swap package?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your package will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form  and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of my cards?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use this swap purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my cards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. Unless the project description says otherwise, it doesn’t matter whether your cards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat, and conform to whatever swap requirements are listed.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a greeting card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my cards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for glue cards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me cards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my cards look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

Pink, Orange & Purple Postcard Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

It's time for another postcard swap!

This is a color themed swap: pink, orange and purple. You should paint or collage your way to three postcards that use all three of these colors.

You can also include black, white, gold or silver in your palette, as long as your postcards include pink, orange and purple as well.

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before June 15th, 2018. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Packages Received

I've received swap packages from the following participants:

Cindy Trobaugh
Esta Berman-Price
Rose Banwart
Sandra Walker
Margaret Richardson
Amy O'Brien
Ann Gimbert
Betsy Langley
Dale Petrishe
Billie Miles
Amy Jo Garner

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. Unless the project description says otherwise, it doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

Mini Journal Page Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

It's time for a new swap! This time around, we're swapping sets of pages for mini journals.

This swap has some very specific requirements that must be followed, to ensure that everyone ends up with pages that are the same size. Please read the whole page, watch the video, and make sure you understand what you're getting yourself into, before you sign up.

If you're new to swapping at Mixed Media Club, you should probably read How To Be a Good Swapper, to be sure we're both on the same page. 

And as always, this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me a plain 6 x 9 inch envelope containing the following:

  • THREE mini journal signatures, each made and decorated according to the instructions in the video. Each signature should have your name on the first single, blank page.
  • A self-addressed 6 x 9 inch envelope.
  • Four dollars, for postage.
  • A signed release form. This is optional, and will be explained in the welcome email.

Swap packages must arrive before May 4th, 2018. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the journal signatures, I'll swap them out. Then I'll slip signatures from three other artists into your self-addressed envelope, and send them to you in the mail. You can use those signatures, plus one you've made for yourself, to make a mini journal.

I put together this video, showing exactly what to send:

  • Instructions for making the finished mini journal are here.
  • Instructions for various methods of sealing your work, so it won't stick together, are here.
  • Speed through videos of my two sets of decorated pages are here and here.

Packages Received

I have received correctly submitted swap packages from the following people:

Esta Berman-Price
Carolyn Huber
Dena Bliss
Sandra Walker
Susan Adamek
Susan Wilken
Betsy Langley
Linda Taylor
Sandi Mueller
Amy O'Brien
Margaret Richardson
Amy Garner
Debbie Rusonis

Great job so far, everyone! Thanks for following the instructions.

Please remember that I am picking packages up from the PO box once a week, so there may be a delay between its arrival at the post office, and its arrival in my hands.

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your signatures are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll mail three back to you in the self-addressed envelope you include in your swap package. I do this to ensure you’re not sending stuff to someone who doesn’t send you anything back.

Is this swap US only?
YES. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send my swap package?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your swap package will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

What size are the pages?
I say it in the video, and show you how to construct them, but here it is written out:

  • Start with 2 sheets of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock, white or colored.
  • Cut the sheets in half lengthwise, to create 4 strips that are 4.25 x 11 inches.
  • Fold each strip in half, and then fold the ends to the folded edge, to create four sections.
  • Glue the second and third section together, back to back.

You should end up with a signature that has two sets of pages to decorate, plus a front and back page that will remain undecorated.

Do all my signatures have to be decorated the same?
NO. Designer’s choice. Decorate each set of pages as you wish. Just make sure you send in your very best work, that your pages are all the correct size, and that they’re sealed in a way that prevents them from sticking together.

Can I use watercolor paper instead of cardstock?
NO. Please use cardstock. Using watercolor paper will make your signatures too bulky.

Can I embellish my pages with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. Please create pages that are flat, rather than dimensional.

Monster Postcard Swap

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It's time for another postcard swap!

The theme for this swap is monsters. You should paint, collage, or alter your way to three original monster postcards. Please do not just glue an existing monster image onto a background, and call it done. Create something new and unique!

If you'd like to see one method of creating monsters from magazine images, try this lesson. Also, remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape. 

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before February 25th, 2018. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Packages Received

I've received complete swap packages from the following people:

Margaret Richardson
Betsy Langley
Joey Patrickt
Susan Adamek
Amy O'Brien
Kathy McIntire
Michele Seaberg
Gwen Deighton
Janet Cranston

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. Unless the project description says otherwise, it doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

New Year’s Wishes Postcard Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

It's time for another postcard swap!

The theme for this swap is New Year's Wishes. On the front of your postcard, do some word art to show ONE wish you have for the postcard's recipient for the new year. Please submit three different wishes on your postcards (one on each card). On the back side, please write a short message by hand, elaborating on the wish. 

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before December 17th, 2017. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Swap Packages Received

I've received swap packages from the following participants:

Cindy Trobaugh
Susan Adamek
Lori Rael Northon
Corinne Stubson
Dale Petrishe
Amy Garner
Betsy Langley
Margaret Richardson

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. Unless the project description says otherwise, it doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

Where I Live Postcard Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

It's time for another postcard swap!

The theme for this swap is Where I Live, and you have two options for creating your postcards: make them handmade, or alter commercial postcard that reflects where you live in the US.

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before November 5th, 2017. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Packages Received

I've received swap packages from the following people:

Cindy Trobaugh
Dale Petrishe
Esta Berman-Price
Margaret Richardson
Janet Cranston
Betsy Langley
Amy O'Brien
Joey Patrickt
Susan Adamek
Dena Bliss
Debbie Rusonis
Kathy McIntire
Dayle Persons

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. It doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

Orange Postcard Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

It's time for another postcard swap!

The theme for this swap is orange. Make some postcards that are as orange as they can be!

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before October 1st, 2017. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Swap Packages Received

I've received packages from the following participants:

Esta Berman-Price
Cindy Trobaugh
Margaret Richardson
Michele Seaburg
Janet Cranston
Betsy Langley
Livia Hajovsky
Amy O'Brien
Amy Garner
Gwen Deighton
Linda Taylor
Susan Adamek
Lori Northon

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. It doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

Cats & Dogs Postcard Swap

Sign ups for this swap are closed.

It's time for another postcard swap!

The theme for this swap is cats and dogs. Make some postcards that are about your cats or dogs, or cats and/or dogs in general.

Remember to read What is a Postcard? first, to ensure that what you design is acceptable to the post office, and will arrive at its destination in good shape.

Please note: this swap is limited to those with mailing addresses in the United States only.

How This Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little hand-written, personal message on the left side of the back. Before making your postcards, you should read What is a Postcard?, to be sure we're all on the same page.
  • THREE small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • THREE First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards.

Swap packages must arrive before August 11th, 2017. Packages that arrive after that date will be returned to the sender, unswapped.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out. Then I'll put your address labels and stamps on them, and send them to you in the mail. Assuming the Postal Gods are kind, you will receive three postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

Swap Packages Received

I’ve received swap packages from the following people:

Esta Berman-Price
Cindy Troubaugh
Betsy Langley
Susan Adamek
Kris Hill
Amy O’Brien
Margaret Richardson
Janet Cranston
Valerie Thomas
Gwen Deighton
LA Smith-Buxton
Lori Northon

Questions & Answers

Do I mail to one person, or many people?
All three of your postcards are mailed to me in one envelope, and I’ll remail them individually, using stamps and mailing labels. The mailing info is in the welcome message you’ll receive after you request a spot, and are accepted into the swap.

Why do I have to send you First Class stamps instead of postcard stamps?
Because most handmade postcards are too thick to be sent using postcard stamps, and I really don’t want your postcards to arrive postage due.

Is this swap US only?
Yes. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting participants who live outside the United States.

Where do I send the postcards?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants. Do not post comments on this page asking for the mailing address, or try to obtain it through other means. I’ve had a couple of people try to weasel their way into swaps by snagging my mailing address elsewhere. Don’t do it! Your postcards will be returned to you, unswapped, and your name with go on my bad swappers list, making you ineligible to swap at Mixed Media Club again.

I signed up. Why didn’t I receive the swap’s welcome email?
Only people who use the correct sign up form (NOT the tab on the side, but the form embedded in this page) and are accepted to swap will receive the email. If you didn’t receive it, you A) used the wrong form to sign up, or B) are on my bad swapper list from a previous swap, or C) sent in a request after all the open spots were filled.

Should I put my name, or my return address, on the left side of the postcard?
You can put whatever information you like on the message side of the back, as long as it’s hand-written and personal, rather than promotional. If you want to include your name, that’s fine. If you want to include your return address, make sure it’s small, so it won’t be confused with the mailing address I add to the right side, before I mail it out.

Please do not use these postcards purely as a promotional tool. Do not advertise your various social media accounts or online shops in your message. Nobody wants to receive advertising in the mail!

Do all my postcards have to be the same design?
There’s always at least one person who asks this. It doesn’t matter whether your postcards are all the same design, or all different. What matters is that they’re postcards, and flat.

Can I use watercolor paper to make my postcards?
Yep. That’s what I use to make many of mine. You can also use multiple layers of index cards (I glue two together, art it up, and then glue a third to the back when I’m done), old cereal boxes, or chipboard. Make sure whatever you use is sturdy enough to go through the mail, but not too thick.

Can I embellish my postcards with ribbon, yarn, buttons, or other dimensional items?
NO. This is not a card swap. It’s for postcards. Postcards are FLAT. Your postcards must be flat enough to be sent through the postal machines as postcards. If your postcards are not flat, they will be returned to you, unswapped.

Can I send my postcards in individual cello envelopes?
NO. This swap is for postcards to be mailed as postcards. It is not for postcards to be mailed in envelopes of any kind. If you send me postcards in individual cello (or any other type) envelopes, I will either remove them, or, if they cannot be mailed safely without the envelope, return them to you unswapped. Save us both a headache, and make FLAT postcards that can be mailed as postcards!

What should the back of my postcard look like?

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.

For this swap, your postcard back should follow this format.