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Decorate an envelope with Hearts!

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Decorate an envelope with Hearts!
Swap Coordinator:Tia (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:70
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:February 4, 2013
Date items must be sent by:February 11, 2013
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I love getting decorated envelopes in my mailbox. It's one of my favorite swaps to hostess. If you do also, then sign up for my Decorated an Envie with Hearts! The envelope can be any size but decorate it anyway you would like with drawings, glitter, stamps, whatever. You are the artist!

I beg you to spend some time on sending something you would like to pull out of the mailbox and only join if you intend on doing that. Please don't join if you are going to slap something together. Now that I have hostessed this sort of a swap many times, I get so many complaints from people about what their partners send. An envelope with a few junky stickers is not what someone wants to pull out of their mailbox! Only join if you like to create. You don't have to be a great artist, I know I am not but I enjoy creating and putting my best effort forward. USA only but if you want to make an international one, be my guest! Let's have some fun and spread some cheer decorated envie-style!

Sorry but I won't be able to angel any longer so please only sign up if you know that you can do this swap and send your partner something.

This has a quick turnaround so it arrives by Valentines Day so only sign up if you can be ready. I already made my envie so I am just wiating for the lucky recipient! :) Just an idea if you want to make it now so it is ready to go.

Common Questions:

Please read guidelines! You will be rated down if you do not follow them. Many complaints come to me because partners sign up who are from out of the US. This is a USA swap only. Feel free to do the same swap in Europe or Canda.

Please read the guidelines! You will be rated down if you do not follow them. Many complaints come to me because partners do not send a decorated envelope through the mail. They put it inside another envelope. NO! Don't do that! A decorated envie is decorated on the outside of the envelope where you address the letter to your partner. The mailman will see the decorations and so will your partner when they pull it out of their mailbox. That is the point of this swap!

It is your choice whether or not you put goodies in the envie. I always try to put goodies that I have that may be mentioned in my swap partner's profile or that have to do with the theme of the envelope but this is entirely up to you. Hearts are given for the quality of the decorated envie and your happiness at receiving the envelope!

Backside is optional. You do not have to "make" the envelope. I posted a sample but covered the address of the swap partner for confidentiality. Please take the time to look at it and make everyone happy especially me so I don't have to field so many complaints in my mailbox.

Last but not least, join my Decorated Envie Group! Find it on my profile page. :)

THANK YOU!!!

Discussion

luckygurl13 01/24/2013 #

Done!

London13 01/27/2013 #

Already made my envelope. Hope I get to join. =)

Tia 01/28/2013 #

You absolutely can join! I made this open to newbies. :)

nanabarb57 01/30/2013 #

got mine ready to go Tia. Love your swaps

musamaya 02/ 2/2013 #

i love receiving mail art. i would love to participate in one, but this for USA only :( i hope an international one is open soon ;)

mortuaary 02/ 2/2013 #

I quote @musamaya Hoping <3

Mo7214 02/ 2/2013 #

Me too I hope one opens for International too.

artsymimi 02/ 3/2013 #

Mine is ready and waiting for the owner ! Its a special envie I usually don't do this on envies . Its very cute . I hope she saves it forever lol

rosecoloredglasses 02/ 3/2013 #

Cutting it close! Hope i get matched up with someone! This is new and exciting for me!! My ideas are spilling out!!!

rosecoloredglasses 02/ 5/2013 #

When will I get a partner? Is it by qualifying? I'm a new swapper so maybe I didn;t get in?

bluegrae 02/ 5/2013 #

I'm wondering the same, if we didn't mine is ready to go...maybe we can to swap??

bluegrae 02/ 5/2013 #

Thanks! I see the link:)

rainymorning 02/ 5/2013 #

Will angel if you need help

rainymorning 02/ 5/2013 #

Would also like to see or read of more ideas from the past events.

Tia 02/ 6/2013 #

I don't do International swaps but you are welcome to completely copy my description and create international ones! :)

rainymorning 02/ 7/2013 #

My envelope was returned by postal service. Had made my own. They said I didn't meet minimum regulation size. (must be 3.5x5", and must be rectangle in shape. Had to put inside another envelope to send. I am very sorry this happened. Hubby did't know the rules of swap when they told him this at the post office, so he mailed it plain envelope. Again, I am so sorry for this.

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