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Snail Mail Kit Swap

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Snail Mail Kit Swap
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Swap Coordinator:rtwong (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Themed  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:54
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:August 10, 2012
Date items must be sent by:August 20, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

We all love mails and we love to see our mailbox happy. We all have different styles and we use different things / items for our outgoing mails. So wouldn't it be fun to put together a SNAIL MAIL KIT?

Here's how it goes:

So you will put together some mailing supplies and stationary and create a "Snail Mail" Kit. Here are few things that you might like to include: a couple of letter sets and pretty pens, color papers, date stamp, thank-you cards, a few postcards, stickers, airmail stickers, stapler, some spare envelopes, post it notes, glue stick, a small address book, scissors, etc... and the list can go on forever. If you think of more stuff to add here, post in the comments below.

Well, you at least need to have 5 basic items in the package. But you can aim to get the heart by adding extra stationary and make the package as big as you want.

You will have 10 days to send this swap, so only join in if your time permits. Also NO FLAKERS please, I WONT be able to angel this.

It is the first time I am hosting a swap on Swap-bot. So please comment below if you have any questions or if things are not made clear. I am open for suggestions.

Tip: Please make sure you put some love and thoughtfulness in making this kit and is something that you would be happy and excited to receive. Be CREATIVE - since it's a kit - you can put it together in a flat box or a zipper plastic envelope too.

Also this is an INTERNATIONAL SWAP.

IDEAS:

Stickers to seal the envelope flap. How about a couple of handmade/mail art envelopes (if that's your thing)? How about items that stretch the norms of snail mail, eg, an envelope made of semi-see-through tracing paper? Blank swap cards with a space for name, s-b name, swap name, date, email address, what's being sent, etc? Little envelopes or pouches for storing stamps and address labels? A colour theme for the whole swap, (you can choose your own color) eg, candy pink + apple green? Purple + orange? Blue + yellow? Pale blue + white? Red + blue + white (Air Mail colours)? Black + grey? Beige + crimson?

Oh, OK, you get the idea. :X A mini booklet for recording sent and received mail (name, address, date, items sent/received, answered or not, etc)? Just a few ideas....

Discussion

Jobeg 07/31/2012 #

This sounds cool, but im afraid the international postage will be a bit much for me. Maybe next time. :)

papercaper 08/ 1/2012 #

I'm going to risk the postage cost but won't be sending a stapler or anything heavy. Great swap idea though! I took part in a similar one ages ago, and it was so much fun to compile all the things. :) ( Just watching for now... until I can catch up on a couple of other swaps.)

papercaper 08/ 1/2012 #

You mentioned stickers, but how about stickers specifically for sealing the envelope flap? How about a couple of handmade/mail art envelopes (if that's your thing)? How about items that stretch the norms of snail mail, eg, an envelope made of semi-see-through tracing paper? Blank swap cards with a space for name, s-b name, swap name, date, email address, what's being sent, etc? Little envelopes or pouches for storing stamps and address labels? A colour theme for the whole swap, eg, candy pink + apple green? Purple + orange? Blue + yellow? Pale blue + white? Red + blue + white (Air Mail colours)? Black + grey? Beige + crimson? Oh, OK, you get the idea. :X A mini booklet for recording sent and received mail (name, address, date, items sent/received, answered or not, etc)? Just a few ideas....

papercaper 08/ 1/2012 #

Oh, derrrr.... A roll of deco or masking tape!

papercaper 08/ 1/2012 #

Oh, derrrr.... A roll of deco or washi/masking tape!

soyprincesa2 08/ 1/2012 #

An acrylic stamp, clear block and ink pad for decorating envelope.... Ditto on washi tape...flat stickers for envelope.... Swap-bot identification cards.... Decorated milling labels....a fountain pen.

PAStryloVER 08/ 1/2012 #

The rating requirement is a bit low you might want to bump the requirements to 4.9 instead of 4.50 as this rating can get you a lot of flakers.

rtwong 08/ 1/2012 #

Thank you people for your wonderful comments and ideas. Yes, I have changed the rating requirement to 4.9.

papercaper: Please do join us. And yes, I do agree that heavy stationary like stapler would increase the cost. WOW!!! You are full of ideas and so creative. I have added your ideas to the Swap. Thanks a lot for sharing them with us.

soyprincesa2: Oh, I love fountain pens and acrylic stamps. Haven't used Washi tapes yet.

namabear 08/ 1/2012 #

Hey everyone needs return address labels to mail out their snail mail!!!!!!!!!!

pinkjoelle 08/ 2/2012 #

Im pretty new, I have a 5 rating, I promise I wont flake, can I join please???

Aryphena 08/ 4/2012 #

Awesome swap, sadly can't join ^.^

kawaiiheaven4u 08/ 5/2012 #

joined and cant wait to send...love to send packages etc...a little of this and a little of that...love it!!!!thanks :) :) :)

rtwong 08/ 6/2012 #

WOW..!!! I am just overwhelmed by the response.

pinkjoelle: Yes you can join in... as long as you promise to send!!

Aryphena: Too bad you can't join us... will miss you!

snowbunny1foru: Thanks for joining... have fun!

Aryphena 08/ 6/2012 #

hehe I can't join cause I'm not yet qualify to fulfil your rating swap...I still a newbie but it's not stopping me, maybe someday I'll join similiar swap such like your awesome swap ^.^ have fun ladies...

marge 08/ 7/2012 #

Same here i need to be rated. I joined 2 current swap project so i have to wait for the next few weeks. :) ILL have to weigh also if i will be qualified yet. Thanks

Racheyface56 08/ 7/2012 #

Uh I really wish I'd heard about this website before today, this looks great :(

MaterializeDaydreams 08/ 7/2012 #

Just want to let you know that partners will be assigned while I'm on vacation, so I will send near the deadline when I get back on the 18th. I already have a nice package put together for my partner though!

kirstykai 08/ 8/2012 #

I have just been to my favourite ever stationery shop and bought lots of goodies – I think I might have gone a bit overboard :0) I’m really excited about this swap.

Bee1981 08/ 8/2012 #

I can´t wait to start :-))) What a great idea:-)

kirstykai 08/ 8/2012 #

rtwong you should try washi I'm addicted to it - it’s so pretty I even sell it now. That’s a point if my partner wants to receive some washi tape feel free to pick one out from my ebay shop and I will pop it in the package for you.

Artistic 08/14/2012 #

A package is headed to Sweden from the U.S. to my partner. It was mailed out this morning. Enjoy!

mcovey 08/21/2012 #

my package is headed to Canada , enjoy!!

soyprincesa2 08/22/2012 #

I noticed that the date posts EST(??) Anyway...my swap got out this morning Aug 21st at 9am. It is NOW 9:19pm Aug. 21 even though it posts as the 22nd.

melissa3k 08/22/2012 #

Sent my package to Spain.Hope you like everything

JKropf16 08/23/2012 #

o_O just realized i hadnt clicked the sent items button! my package was dropped off at the post office on mon. aug. 20. :-)

melissa3k 08/31/2012 #

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