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I need some Inspiration. Can you help?

I’ve got plenty of content on this blog about making mixed media postcards, including video tutorials, photo tutorials, visual inspiration and a Pinterest board full of DIY inspiration. All you have to do is take note of what you like and then start experimenting on your own. Inspiration is everywhere Here is a good place […]

How can I keep Track of everything in the swap?

How can I keep Track of everything in the swap?

There is a printable and free DIY Postcard Swap Tracker that you can download and print for this swap. It’s the perfect tool to remember who you sent postcards to, what postcards you’ve photographed and shared online on social media, and who you receive postcards from. You do not have to use the tracker of […]

Can I share the postcards I receive Online?

Yes you can share the postcards you get. In fact, I think it’s great if you do. The swap is about inspiring each other and if you share what you get you’ll inspire even more people. Each creator has the copyright, but as long you’re purpose is not commercial it is okay to share them […]

I only got very few postcards – what should I do?

Wait a bit longer please. Remember that things can happen. People get sick, or forget to check their e-mail. International mail can take several weeks to get to you. There is no guarantee that you will receive 10 postcards, I can not travel around the world and make people follow through on a swap they […]

There is no e-mail address on the back! Can you he...

No, sorry but I can not. If the person sending didn’t add their e-mail to the back of their card I will assume they choose not to do that. Maybe they’re not comfortable sharing it. So I will not give out their e-mail to you. Send them a silent thank you in your head, that […]

Can I put my postcards in an envelope?

You can send the postcards in an envelope for protection if you want to, but you do not have to. Personally I prefer to get a postcard send the postcard way – without the envelope! In that way the postman will get to see it too. And also, the whole idea of mail art is […]

Do I need to write a message on the back?

Yes. You should write a message on the back! Don’t send it blank. I know you don’t know this person you’re addressing, but a blank card feels very impersonal to get. Just say hi and write something about yourself, the weather, your inspiration for the card, your materials, or anything you like. If you are […]

What should I do with the backside?

A Postcard backside consists of two areas, one for a greeting or personal message and one for the address and stamp of the receiver. You can draw these lines and areas yourself, or use my free printable backside and glue it to the back of your artwork. I think you should always add in a […]

How “original” does it have to be?

All your 10 postcards should be original artwork! Art is about making something new that did not exist before, or transforming it to something that is yours. Original means that you do not send out photocopies, but to duplicate your own style or to repeat a motif that you love, and make similar postcards is […]