|Swap Coordinator:||Akhenaten (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Handmade Paper Crafts Mail Art|
|Number of people in swap:||22|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||April 30, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 6, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Hey everyone, here's round 4 for April! Happy Earth Day!
Hereâ€™s a small way to stay green and make a big difference in 2012. Can you challenge yourself to send out most of your swaps this year in envelopes made from recycled materials? Making your own envelopes not only cuts down on the amount of paper in landfills, but it also cuts down on the amount of energy recycling plants have to use to recycle paper because you are recycling at home!
For this swap you will send your partner 5 envelopes made from discarded paper materials. (These can be made from regular sheets of used paper, old calendars, book pages or my favorite; paper bags. Donâ€™t limit yourself!)
Envelopes must be made mailable size. (Feel free to send smaller upcycled envies to put small goods in as extras, but at least 5 must be mailable size.)
Envelopes may not be made from new, deco or printed craft papers (unless they are used craft papers.)
[ Donâ€™t know how to make an envelope? Itâ€™s real simple. Just unfold any envelope you have and trace it onto the paper you will be using. Cut it out (using an x-acto blade is helpful) and fold it along the appropriate places using a ruler to hold the crease. Score the edges with a bone folder or the handle of your scissors. Paste it together and press it in a book. Then youâ€™re done!]
Ratings: Participants must have a rating of 5.00. No Newbies.
PM me or post below with any questions. HAPPY SWAPPING!
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