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Handmade Postcards - newbie friendly

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Swap Coordinator:Hell0Z0mbie (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Postcards  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:33
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 24, 2017
Date items must be sent by:September 11, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

For this swap you will make and send one handmade postcard to one partner. Your postcard should:
* Be sent naked (i.e. not in an envelope)
* Include a note with your username on it
* Be handmade by you rather than purchased
* Show some effort. No basic sticker slapping or simple cut out images. Try (for example) painting, drawing, collage, stamps, or mixed media.
* Be sturdy. No printer paper! Make sure it's sturdy enough to be mail-able.

This is sender's choice other than the rules above. You can make it ahead of time and are not obligated to consider your partner's profile or preferences.

I believe no one should host swaps they aren't willing to angel themselves. I will angel if necessary, but I screen participants very carefully to minimize the risk of flakers getting in. I will remove participants with poor ratings, late swaps, drama, nasty comments, or other swapping history that concerns me at my discretion. If you have any negative swapping history and want to participate, please proactively PM me to explain. Otherwise, I may ban you with no notice if I am suspicious. And I tend to be suspicious.

Because of delivery issues, multi-profiler/flaker concerns, and site policies I require real names. If you join a swap of mine with a fake name or no last name, you will be asked to fix it.

This swap is U.S. only on account of postage costs and problems associated with international mailing. If you want an international version, feel free to host your own. :)

Discussion

JennLostAndFound 08/10/2017 #

Hiya, I'm new and excited to make a postcard for this swap! :)

HappyPenguinePlanner 08/11/2017 #

hi! Im a newbie, hard to find any fun swaps to do that are open to us! Thank you for hosting this, im excited to send a pretty PC

Madameabi 08/24/2017 #

I have purchased blank postcards with the postage included at the post office. May I decorate one of those for this swap?

Hell0Z0mbie 08/24/2017 #

I think if the front (non-address) side is decorated extensively it would still count as a handmade PC. At that point the blank one is just a base for your art. The important part is that it's decorated by you.

Madameabi 08/24/2017 #

Thanks for the reply Hell0Z0mbie. The card is indeed blank on sides except where the postage goes. :-). I shall go get stamping now!

coffeebean 08/26/2017 #

Yay! I've allllways wondered what Distress Ink was and I'm finally learning that its awwwwesome, so I'll send some creation I made with them!

animal87x 09/19/2017 #

I will likely be rating my partner @happypenguineplanner with a 1 as she has not marked this swap as sent and has not been on since the 8th. I hope this is not the case.

Hell0Z0mbie 09/25/2017 #

Yep, @happyPenguinePlanner appears to have abandoned the site. I will angel this and send you a PC once you've rated her a 1. I had sent her a message after the deadline passed and she hadn't marked sent, but she has not logged in or responded so far.

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