The Millenium Postcard Swap

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In December, I stumbled upon mail art postcards with empty spots and a group of people discussing each layer. Intrigued, I did a little digging and discovered the Millennia Mail Art Project facilitated by Tofu. {My apologies for the typo in the title}. So I whipped off an email to Tofu to get his OK for me to share the project and use his concept. That's how I would want someone to handle my ideas, so I try to do the same. And more emails to other folks to jump on the mail art bandwagon. Tofu gave the go-ahead and the global team was psyched to get started. 

The team: Natasha WhiteKaren of I Am Rushmore Michelle of Lost Coast Post Roben-Marie Smith and Hanna Andersson. We each selected a design and a theme and I promised to get the postcards off in the mail to Natasha.

I cut 4x6” cards from manila file folders to be strong but stitchable {although they don't need to be stitched, just an option}, wrote the theme and labeled the sections with each person’s name in the mailing order. Each person will have 10 days to add their section to each of the 6 cards and mail to the next person. 

So while the postcards fly across the ocean to New Zealand with their little fabric wings, I'll share phase one. 

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Bonus card: Stripe design + Leaves + Trees theme

When I get new fabric, I like to cut a little stack rectangles from each pattern to use for all sorts of things. It really boosts creativity when you can just grab an already-cut bit of fabric an you are ready to roll. So I went on a treasure hunt through my fabric stash looking for greens and leaves and made a little fabric collage in the teeny tiny section. Each card is 4x6" so each section is just 1x4". 

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Tammy's card: Stripe design + Happiness theme

More fabric happiness. I selected my fav colors and fabrics that say HAPPY to me.

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Natasha's card: Stripe design + Beach theme

I used a bunch of blues and sandy browns thinking of the way the water and the sky and the sand look different depending on the time of day, time of year...

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Hanna's card: Patchwork design + Pink theme

Two fabrics with vivid pinks. Easy peasy.

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Michelle's card: Patchwork design + Wonderland theme

I described a fantasy place like Alice's Wonderland with playful fabrics.

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Karen's card: Pie shape + Orange theme

Three orange-intense fabrics. 

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Roben-Marie's card: Patchwork shape + Circles, Dots & Doodles theme