I started the DIY Postcard Swap back in 2010, and now eight years later it is still going strong – stronger then ever! And you are invited to join us!
I created the Postcard Swap because I love mail art, mixed media, handmade postcards and sharing creativity with you, my dear blog readers. I love getting surprises in my mail box – and I know you do too, right? The swap has grown to be a beloved feature of my blog, and many participate year after year. I open this international postcard swap up for participants twice a year; once in spring and once again in autumn. Now it’s starting to feel (a little bit) like spring here in Sweden, so I’m inviting you to join today!
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Make 10 handmade postcards, sign up before the 1st of May 2018, and after you send your postcards out you will start receiving your own bunch of lovelies from 10 other people. Doesn’t that sound just super awesome and fun?
If you already know the deal and have done the swap before please join straight away by clicking the button above! If you’re new to the swap or just curious right now, please read the rules here and then join. We’d love to have you!
Do it Yourself Postcards
Here is a view of how I painted my postcards on a piece of paper and then cut them apart, last year. They’re some of my favorites I’ve don.
But you don’t need to be a painter to join. You can doodle, sew, draw, collage, or mixed media your postcards in your own fashion. The more inventive you are with your postcards, the greater you’ll feel when you are sending them out!
If you have any questions, please click through to the Frequently Asked Questions page that I have updated since last time. It’s easier to navigate and use now, and looking very nice if you ask me…
Also, if you need help with a theme or idea for your postcards, I’d be happy to help you with some tips – just post your question below.
Do you have an idea of what you want to do? Help me, and others in need, below with some inspiration for this year. Please share your thoughts on themes or preferred techniques below! Maybe you’re doing embroidered postcards this year?
Resources for Do it Yourself Postcard Swappers
- Postcard Swap Tracker – a free printable to keep you on track
- Printable Postcard backs – download the pdf and print so you have 10
- DIY Postcard Flickr Pool – join and share your finished postcard photos here
- Postcard Inspiration Pinterest Board – what inspires me when it comes to mail art
- All of iHanna’s Postcard Posts – take inspiration from me, because I have created postcards for years. Now it’s time to glue, cut, paint, sew, stamp and write postcards! Yay, I’m super excited!
Sign up for the iHanna Newsletter – I send it out a few times each year and you will be the first to know of all things new and cool around here, plus when the autumn swap starts of course.