Thursday, August 22, 2013

Join the 2013 Altered Postcard Swap!

The Inspiration Avenue 
Altered Postcard Swap
This Altered Postcard Swap is closed, 
but stay tuned for more swaps and other events
in future! Also stop back for an upcoming post on the
cards that were sent in the swap! 
We had so much fun last year with our Postcard Swap, we've been
planning to do it again . . . this time with a slight variation:
This will be a swap of altered postcards.


Do you have some vintage or new postcards lying around?
Why not give them new life and inspiration,
share them with others, and make some new artistic friends!


Start with an actual postcard, and let your creative expression run free!


The only rules are:
  1. Each piece must start with an actual postcard. Make 3 altered cards.

  2. Use both the front and the back of the card if you can.
  3. Email your snail mail address to so we
    can match you up with 3 other participants.
  4. When mailing, post 
in an envelope or package of some kind in order 
to protect the piece.
  5. Have your altered postcards mailed by September 21, 2013

 Read below for all the details!

 Here's how to sign up:
Sign ups start now and will be open until midnight September 5, 2013.
(That's Eastern Time, see our clocks in the right sidebar)
Leave a comment on this post just to say Yes! I'm interested!

Then, send your snail mail address to
(Sending your info to this email address instead of posting in the comment section
will ensure that spammers will NOT see your address.
And, we at IA will NEVER, EVER use your address
for anything but this postcard swap.)

Start creating 3 altered postcards that you'd love to mail to someone special.
 They must start with an actual postcard 
(can be a vintage card or a more recent one),
but how you alter each card is up to you.
You may want to keep in mind the thickness/weight 
of any embellishments you add since you will be
mailing them, so design accordingly.

Remember! We are a global community so you may be
sending a postcard or two overseas.


Soon after September 5, you will receive 3
names and addresses of the recipients of your postcards.
The addresses will be emailed to you at the address you emailed us from.
Mail your 3 altered postcards by September 21, 2013.

Please grab our Altered Swap button in the right sidebar
(whether you participate or not) and display in your sidebar!
We'd be so grateful if you would help spread the word!

Thank you so much!
We hope you will join the swap!

Leave a comment on this post to let us know you are interested, 
then send your snail mail address to:

~ Maggie


Lou Anne Hazel said...

Wow Maggie, you did an awesome job on this post! Count me in.

Evil Edna said...

yup, I'm in to really enjoyed the last one I entered.EE

Maggie said...

Thanks Evil Edna and Lou Anne! I'm in too, of course...this will be fun!

Marianne said...

I have been waiting for this.
I'm in !

IMGIRL said...

Count me in 💗💗

Tammy Sprinkle said...

I want to play!Count me in. Should be lots of fun!

Teri said...

I'd love to do this.

Beverley Baird said...

Sounds like such fun! Would love to join!

gma said...

I am interested.

joy said...

I would love to participate in this swap!

Maggie said...

Thanks to everyone who has entered the swap so far!! If you haven't emailed us your snail mail address, don't forget to do so:

Belinda Carson said...

Definitely interested! Thanks!

Claire said...

Hoping I've made it before the deadline...
I sooooo enjoyed last year's :)

Maggie said...

Hi everyone! Thank you all for joining the swap! I think this will be so much fun and we at IA are looking forward to getting started!

We have snail mail addresses from almost everyone.

Evil Edna, we haven't received yours. Since we haven't found an email address for you either, the only thing we could try was leaving a comment on your blog as well as leaving a comment here in case you are following the comments. We'd hate to lose out on your creativity and talent! Please get in touch with your address if you are still interested!

Again, thanks so much everyone...we'll be in touch very soon with your recipients :)


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