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Found Art Postcard

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Swap Coordinator:luckylynnl (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:April 4, 2018
Date items must be sent by:April 18, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

This is a simple swap that should be easy and fun. Find a photo, sketch or drawing in a magazine or in a book or newspaper. Cut the image out a little bigger than needed and carefully glue to a piece of light-colored cardstock. Then cut the whole thing out with a paper or photo cutter. Edges should be neat. Turn the paper over and create a postcard on the back. Rubber Stamp or write the word POSTCARD at the top center of the back. A Marker is good for this. Draw a line down the center just like a purchased postcard has. The left side is for a message. The right side is for the address of your swap partner. You will have one partner. For a small postcard 3 1/2 by 5 inches up to 41/4 by 6 inches you only need one postcard stamp that costs 35 cents. Larger sizes measuring over 4 1/2 by 6 inches up to 6 1/8 inches high to 11 1/2 inches long will require the rate of a letter or 50 cents. That's one Forever stamp. [You can print your name and address along the left side of the postcard vertically from bottom to top still allowing room for a message.] Somewhere you should draw a box saying Swapbot Found Art PC #1 and sign with your username. If the postcard arrives please rate the sender with a 5 even if it is not your favorite subject. You can check your partner's profile to find likes or dislikes. Please no nudes, Playboy Bunnies or bad taste. Book stores have magazines for 50 cents with beautiful photos. Let's share something we like.


kssunlover1947 03/25/2018 #

Postage went up. Postcard stamps are 35 cents. Letter rate is 50 cents.

luckylynnl 03/25/2018 #

Thanks for catching my mistake. Corrected! I pulled out the wrong price sheet. LL

ReLigt 04/ 8/2018 #

Is it normal for the magazine paper to get a little wrinkly due to flying? The paper is so thin, I’m not sure how to avoid that. Great swap idea, looking forward to seeing what comes my way!

ReLigt 04/ 8/2018 #

Ooops, that should read “due to GLUEING”! Darn autocorrect!

luckylynnl 02/ 9/2019 #

Found Art Postcard Gluing Tip A Little Late: A little late. Easy way to glue a magazine page to a piece of cardstock or cardboard to make a postcard: Cut backing same size or a little bigger that photo. Use a glue stick or rolling glue applicator like a momoadhesive. Lift right side of photo and roll glue applicator on cardstock to edges and lay photo down. That takes care of the right side. Flip paper around to the right so you can lift the left side of the photo off the cardstock and roll adhesive again from middle to end of cardstock. Let paper fall on cardstock and press down. Now is cutting time. Photo should be firm for mailing and edges should be neat.

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