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Let's do another postcard swap! This time, we're swapping Day of the Dead themed postcards, so break out your skellies, flowers, and bright colors, and let's celebrate Dia de los Muertos.

How It Works

Send me an envelope containing the following:

  • THREE handmade postcards with your original, FLAT mixed media art on the front, and a little 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.
  • FOUR small address labels with your mailing address on them.
  • FOUR First Class US stamps, NOT attached to the postcards,
    OR $2 via PayPal if you're in the US,
    OR $4 via PayPal if you're in Canada,
    OR $7 via PayPal if anywhere else in the world.

Swap packages and payments must arrive by October 23rd, 2015.

Once I receive all the postcards, I'll swap them out, and add one of my own. 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 four postally used postcards with messages on them in the mail.

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 document you’ll receive when you sign up.

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.

Is this swap US only?
NO! This swap is open to anyone, no matter where you are in the world.

Why do I have to pay so much if I don't live in the US?
Because mailing postcards to from where I am to wherever you are is that expensive.

Where do I send the PayPal payment?
That information is in the welcome email, sent out to approved participants.

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!

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 approved will receive the email welcoming them to the group. If you didn't receive it, you either used the wrong sign up form, or were not approved. Please do not leave comments or send emails asking if you're in the swap, or why you weren't approved. They will be deleted, unanswered.

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. 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.

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 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.

How To Sign Up

Sign ups for this swap are closed!

Before you consider doing a swap at Mixed Media Club, you should read How To Be a Good Swapper, and decide whether this is the right place for you to play.

Sign ups for this swap will close on October 2nd, or when the swap list reaches 50 participants, whichever comes first.

Swap Packages Received

10/2 - Pam Cook
10/6 - Esta Berman-Price
10/7 - Junanne Peck
10/8 - Beth Laverty
10/9 - Susan Adamek, Rebecca Ronco
10/10 - Livia Hajovsky
10/13 - Dena Bliss
10/15 - Mary Ann Gross
10/19 - Caroline Shervill, Mary Stang
10/20 - Valerie Thomas, Russell Black
10/21 - Shawn Riley, Angela Zacharek
10/23 - Gwen Deighton

9 thoughts on “Day of the Dead Postcard Swap

    1. You were never in, but thanks for waiting ’til four days before the deadline, and posting a public comment, to remind me why.

  1. Thank you Susan, Lisa, MaryBona, and maw2d2. Got my returns today and I love them all. Thank you for your creativity and spirit. Can’t wait for the next SWAP. hint…hint

    1. No amount of hinting will get me to announce the next swap any sooner. My calendar is too full this time of year!

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