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I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - March

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I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - March
Swap Coordinator:Justene (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Miscellaneous  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:145
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:March 12, 2012
Date items must be sent by:March 26, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Welcome to I ♥heart♥ mail art - March!

Who doesn't love to receive a lovely decorated envie in their mailbox? This swap is for all those who love to display their art on the outside of envelopes for the world to see and enjoy!

So go grab your ink, paint, markers, pens, pencils, charcoal, stickers, glitter, glue, fabric, tape & imagination and get busy! Decorate that envie!

Each swap participant is to decorate one envelope for one partner.

Please put your best effort into this --- send something you would LOVE LOVE LOVE to receive!

It's always nice to check out your partner's profile for ideas on likes/dislikes – but it is sender's choice.

Minimum envelope size is standard greeting-card sized envelope (approx. 6.5 inches x 4.5 inches (16.5cm x 11.5cm), however, anything larger is even better!

To make this swap extra-special, include a small goodie tucked inside the envie ....maybe a postcard, some stationary, your favorite poem or recipe....anything you think your partner will enjoy. You can also check out your partner's profile for a small special item you know they will love --- it's entirely up to the sender.

You will have two weeks to create and send your mail art envie.

The key is to be creative.....let your imagination fly & your inner artist shine!

Please include a note inside the envie indicating the swap name, and your swap user ID.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

● Must be rated a 4.95 or better

● Open to newbies (unrated swappers) with a well filled-out profile --- this is your opportunity to get some great ratings (and beautiful artwork)!

● No 1s or recent / unexplained 3s

I am truly hopeful everyone who joins will honour their swap and not flake on their partner. However, I will angel any and all flakers, once you have rated them a 1.

If you have any questions, please PM me.

HAPPY SWAPPING!!!!

p.s. the fabulous image at the top of this page was mailart that was sent to me by the wonderfully talented and creative @MissMillie Thanks, MissMillie! :)

Discussion

MegaShark 02/22/2012 #

I'm in for round 2 ^_^

whytewillow 02/22/2012 #

I just have one question, are we mailing our envelope in another envelope or are we sending it postmarked and stamped? I would like to participate, but want to be clear on what I'm doing...Sorry...and thanks.

Justene 02/22/2012 #

Hi @whytewillow : You are to decorate one envelope (with all your heart!), apply postage and mail it to your partner! (all other details are listed above) I hope you join in! :)

akmoose68 02/23/2012 #

Love the dancing cat (and the swap)!!

Snookie 02/23/2012 #

How can I get a dancing cat??

Justene 02/25/2012 #

@Snookie : I pm'd you on how to get the dancing kitty! :)

Snookie 02/26/2012 #

I got it thanks so much I love it!!!

PeggyO 02/29/2012 #

I would love to do this and am already thinking about what I want to do on the envelope.

Also, how can I get the dancing cat as well--I have three cats! I love the dancing fellow! PeggyO

Justene 02/29/2012 #

Hi @PeggyO : I'm so happy you've joined this swap! Welcome! I just pm'd you on how to get the dancing kitty! :)

Tessemasgirl 03/ 2/2012 #

New to the swap and SO excited!!!

Tessemasgirl 03/ 2/2012 #

How do I receive a partner?

Tessemasgirl 03/ 2/2012 #

How do I receive a partner?

Justene 03/ 2/2012 #

Hi @Tessemasgirl : Once you join the swap, you will be assigned a partner after the deadline. The deadline for signup is March 12. So on the morning of March 13, partners will be assigned at random. Check here on the swap page on March 13 and in the upper right hand corner there will be an option to click on that says 'see the partner you send to'. Just click on it and it will display the name, user id and address of your partner! So glad you joined! :)

fawnscrafts 03/ 3/2012 #

I love mail art. Once the send by date is closer, I want in!

And since it is nearly a week away, I may go insane.

debca 03/ 3/2012 #

With regret I need to drop from this swap as I have had a death in the family and need to travel to Oregon to be with other family members, will not have time to do justice and fullfill the requirements. Thanks go to the sponser and hope I can find a similiar swap when I return.

Justene 03/ 4/2012 #

@debca : I'm so very sorry to hear of your tragic news. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. You are always more than welcome to join my swaps....if you are interested in the mailart swaps, I run them every month. Take care and hope to meet you in the mail soon.

Snookie 03/ 6/2012 #

I see that you do mailart swaps every month. Is there a way that I can get invited to those swaps every time you host one?

Justene 03/ 6/2012 #

@Snookie : sure thing! If you'd like, I will send you an invite as soon as I post each I ♥heart♥ Mail Art swap every month! Thanks for joining! :)

papercaper 03/ 8/2012 #

Hey, Justene - any chance you could automatically invite me to every new swap too? That way I won't miss out. Thanks. :)

Justene 03/ 8/2012 #

@papercaper : Sure thing! I will add you to my list of automatic invites! Thanks so much! :)

MrsSawbones 03/ 8/2012 #

Hi All! Anyone wanting to see great mail art examples, or ideas can go to Google, type in "mail art" and click "images" from the left side menu. Great examples will pour out:-) See you in the post! ~MrsSawbones

Snookie 03/ 9/2012 #

Hi Justene!! Thanks for adding me to your auto invites!! I can't wait for this swap!!

cluu16 03/11/2012 #

Hello! Is it possible for me to be added on to your amazing list of automatic invites please? :) Thank You!

Justene 03/11/2012 #

Hi @cluu16 : sure thing! I will add you to my list! Thanks for joining! :)

cluu16 03/11/2012 #

Sounds good! Thanks so much!

MrsSawbones 03/12/2012 #

If you'd like to see my Pinterest collection of mail art (my own & many others) http://pinterest.com/jellysock/mail-envelope-art/ Happy Mail Art Everyone!:-)

Justene 03/13/2012 #

Love your Pinterest collection of mailart @MrsSawbones I'm already a follower! TFS! :)

Penbetsy 03/13/2012 #

first time doing one of these! Hope to do well on this so that my partner is happy with what she gets. How do I get to her profile to see her likes and dislikes?

PeggyO 03/13/2012 #

I'd also like to be put on your auto list of invites, please. I greatly appreciate it. This sounds like something fun to send and receive every month! Thank you! PeggyO

Justene 03/13/2012 #

Hi @Penbetsy Welcome! And thanks so much for joining my swap! I've answered your question in a PM to your inbox. Hope it helps! :)

Justene 03/13/2012 #

Hi @PeggyO Yes, I would love to add you to my list of auto-invites! Thank you so much for joining! :)

Svetlaya 03/14/2012 #

Hi, Justene ! I just finished drawing on the envelope!!! Do I need to decorate a back of the envelope? Thanks

Justene 03/14/2012 #

Hi @Svetlaya Yes, you should try to decorate the whole envie! Thanks for joining! :)

Svetlaya 03/15/2012 #

Phew, it would be a long term work lol

MegaShark 03/15/2012 #

I will be sending my envie out on monday :)

latentsmile 03/19/2012 #

I would love to be added to the list of auto invites also. :) I am new to this and absolutely adore it!

Justene 03/20/2012 #

Hi @latentsmile Yes, I will add you to my list of autoinvites! Thank you for joining my swap! :) btw, "I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - April" is up and open for joining! And it's currently #6 on the top ten list! Yay!

MegaShark 03/22/2012 #

I didn't make it to the post office monday so I will have to go next monday. It will be out by the deadline though ^_^

wingardiumleviosa 03/26/2012 #

I am so sorry, I couldn't send the envelope these days because the post here is not open. It will be tomorrow, so I'll send it then :)

wingardiumleviosa 03/26/2012 #

I am so sorry, I couldn't send the envelope these days because the post here is not open. It will be tomorrow, so I'll send it then :)

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