DIY: Make Your Own Postcard

This summer I wanted to start sending more mail or at least post cards.  I think what I love most about sending a postcard I can make art on the front and then right a nice little note on the other side and then it's off! I know everyone loves receiving a special something in the mail but especially in the summer time it's fun to share all of the adventures, road trips or just pop in to say hello to a friend.

There are 3 simple rules in sending a postcard.  I didn't make them up- the US Postal Service does have rules.

1.  The postcard must be rectangle.
2.  At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick
3.  No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick

I prefer using a water color paper (140 lb Acid Free)  because it can handle whatever type of art supplies you want to put on the card.  If you do a drawing in pencil you can use a little hair spray to seal the drawing and then since it's going in the mail I put some clear packing tape to protect the drawing.

Happy Mailing!


The Dainty Dolls House said...

That's beautiful doll :) I know a lot of people make postcards with the pictures they take, it's a great way to personalize them. Your painting is gorgeous. I hope your having a great week so far xx

Unknown said...

This is such a cute idea! I think next time I'm on vacation I'll have to send someone a sketch of our surroundings instead of pay for a postcard! I haven't thought to make one since back in the days of postsecret!


Outcast said...

This is such a great idea, absolutely love the idea of sharing your adventures, there's something about postcards that are just awesome and sweet about them despite them being traditional.