Swap-bot Time: May 8, 2021 2:46 pm

Decorate an envelope - receivers choice

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Swap Coordinator:heidiling (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:40
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 9, 2013
Date items must be sent by:February 18, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap all participants must find at least 5 topics/themes/colours and write them below in the commentsection.

It is up to the sender to choose one of the receivers themes and decorate an envelope in the chosen theme.

You should also inlude a little surprise in the envelope, that you think will make your partner happy. It could be stickers, decotape, candy, postcards - try and send something, that you think your partner will like - meaning that it should not be on your partners "do not like"-list.

Remember that the enveope is the most important.

Themes could be (examples)

  • butterflies

  • candy

  • a holiday (christmas, halloween, easter)

  • a colour (f. ex purple)

  • animals

  • food

  • travelling

  • love

But try to write different themes, so your partner has something to chose from.

No recent 1´s or 3´s (withn the past 6 months).

Minimum rating 4.99

Newbies with well filled-out profiles are welcome, but I will check profiles and ban anyone whom I do not feel comfortable letting in the swap.

Remember to write at least 5 themes below.

Happy swapping:)


heidiling 01/28/2013 #

my themes are:

  • cats

  • candy

  • Texas

  • spring

  • profileinspired

Jujubelle 01/28/2013 #

Hi there! I'm very excited for this swap. My themes are: - Cupcakes - Kawaii (any character except Hello Kitty) - Polka dots - Owls - Airmail style

GuinnessValley 01/28/2013 #

I love the idea of receiver's choice! My 5 choices are:

-brown&gold -leather -dragons -timepieces -solar system

please feel free to mix&match any of these if you wish!

Lindsay919 01/28/2013 #

Fun! :) *gnomes, *Valentines, *rainbows, *beach, *tulips

eurocat 01/29/2013 #

Pink----animal----flower---postcards---dessert image

RabbitHeart 01/31/2013 #

This is gonna be fun! :) Here's my list:

  • vintage
  • maps
  • Star Wars
  • cupcakes
  • stripes/polka dots/chevron
nightvamp 02/ 1/2013 #

Fantasy themes, scary themes, tigers, wolves, dragons, pirates of the caribbean, jack sparrow, colourfull

lyla72 02/ 1/2013 #

This is a great idea heidiling!

My themes are

vintage circus forest animals The owl and the pussycat ballet Bees Umbrellas/rain hot air balloons

bobilani 02/ 3/2013 #

I love the idea for this swap! So fun! :) Please feel free to mix and match any of my themes...

  • Pink
  • Paris
  • Cats
  • Owls
  • Kawaii
  • Steampunk
  • Profile Inspired

Thank you! :)

nanabarb57 02/ 3/2013 #

OK...I'm in....my themes are....victorian, vintage , flowers, steampunk and profile inspired.....this is gonna be fun.

lyla72 02/ 4/2013 #

Sorry for lack of punctuation in my previous post. Themes I would love are: ....... vintage circus ..........forest animals........... The owl and the pussycat............ ballet......... Bees ...........Umbrellas/rain........... hot air balloons ...looking forward to it...

whereswaldo 02/ 4/2013 #

My themes are: ♡ Pandas ♡ Mushrooms ♡ Kawaii ♡ Pink & Black ♡ Bears & Bees ♡ Christianity ♡ Tea

kingm21 02/ 4/2013 #

Great Swap Idea! Feel free to use any combo. My themes:

  • Celestial
  • Underwater
  • Maps
  • Owls
  • Turquoise/Pink
  • Garden/Flowers
Cici 02/ 5/2013 #

I'd love to take part in this swap! I am brand new to swap bot. (I just sent my first swap bot trade to America this morning. I decorated the envelope as a surprise too, so I can't wait for my partner to receive it.)

My chosen themes are: 1) Cats 2) Flowers / Butterflies 3) Pink & Purple 4) Foxes or wolves 5) Halloween or halloween colours like orange and black (love it!)

Mirnyj 02/ 5/2013 #
  • Pink
  • My Little Pony
  • Unicorns / Pegasi
  • Siamese Cats
  • Cupcakes
  • Owls
  • Dragons
CraftyCloud 02/ 6/2013 #
  • Birds (i would like birds the most)
  • Kawaii
  • Cupcakes
  • Pink/ Purple
  • Owls
  • Sun
  • Profileinspired
Charon 02/ 6/2013 #

Vintage steampunk Dragons halloween victorian black/pink

Stefanie3S 02/ 6/2013 #

This sounds like a challenge! I'm in!

  • gnomes
  • monsters - cute or scary
  • woodland / forest
  • colorful abstract
  • black and white
Jay27 02/ 7/2013 #

mmm to think about it I like: Butterfly Purple Flowers Chinese Spring

PonPonMuffin 02/ 8/2013 #

This sounds exciting! :)

♥ A kawaii character from Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Hello Kitty or Piggy Girl. ♥ Cupcakes, Sweets or sprinkles ♥ Furby or owls ♥ Strawberries ♥ Rainbow

boue 02/ 8/2013 #

Hmm i would like it cloudy, sky, galaxy, rainbow or whales. I have a question. The envelope, are you supposed to send the decorated one as THE envelope or inside of another envelope which may or may not be decorated? I hope I'm not sounding too crazy. Anyways. It's gonna be fun! :D

CourtneyAnne 02/ 8/2013 #

Very Excited for this one!

  • clouds

  • patterns (chevron, stripes, plaid, polka dots, etc.)

  • ampersands & & & & & &

  • red & white

  • mustaches

  • celestial

London13 02/ 8/2013 #

Love this idea! Very excited about it. ~ Victorian era ~Steam punk ~London ~Paris ~The movie Rise of the Guardians: Jack Frost. (Just saw this movie and loved it!) Feel free to incorporate all together, or a couple, or just one. I am not too picky. ;)

taidgh 02/ 8/2013 #

I would love to swap with boue! Things I like:

lighthouses, stained glass, space exploration, dreams, zombies, and otters.

DatchiTinkerton 02/ 9/2013 #

Jim Henson (think Labyrinth or Dark Crystal)
The Milky Way
Red pandas

tigerbunny 02/ 9/2013 #

• Vampires • Cats • Flowers • Cupcakes • Doodling/zentangle • Dragons • pink, green, black, purple • Owls • sewing/knitting • profile inspired

Lavenderlemon 02/ 9/2013 #

anatomy,microbiology,deformities,60s kitsch,the white stripes

Love this idea by the way! It would be awesome if there was maybe a #2 to this :)

naanett 02/ 9/2013 #

my themes would be blue/purple, owls, lace, the wiggles (for my son) doodle

VeryShelly 02/ 9/2013 #

Somethings I like are Cats, Owls, Shabby Chic Style, Grumpy Cat, Mushrooms, Weather, Clouds...

vronica 02/ 9/2013 #
  • fantasy (fairies, gnomes , dragons etc...)

  • owl

  • poppies

  • zentangled

  • dogs

  • cats

  • woodland

  • steampunk

  • vintage

lunadeurano 02/ 9/2013 #

-Johnny Depp or one of his films (I love everyone of them, specially the Tim Burton ones and Pirates of the caribbean)


-vintage or streampunk

-anything related to traveling like maps, airmail style etc (my favourite city is London and my favourite county is Egypt) 

-anything related to classic horror movies like Dracula or Frankenstein (I love zombies ^^)  

abbeydawn 02/ 9/2013 #

Sounds like a neat swap!! My themes: *weddings/ marriage , *the color orange, *anything anthropology related (archaeology, linguistics, social anthro, etc), *zebras!, *rainbow colored patterns/designs, *The Big Bang Theory

dorcii 02/ 9/2013 #

My themes are: - tigers - sport cars - Formula 1 - Finland - Japan

djfshop 02/ 9/2013 #

Cats, flowers, Victorian, Zentangle, Christian, profile inspired.

qbee 02/ 9/2013 #

Flowers, dogs, horses, dragonflys, butterflys

Dada 02/ 9/2013 #

Themes are (in no particular order):

  • roses
  • airlines
  • penguins
  • pastries
  • matchbox
Alias 02/ 9/2013 #

*mermaids, fairies

*Japan, geishas

*birds, owls

*koala, giraffe


mockinglybird 02/ 9/2013 #


+saxophone and/or jazz

+(non cutesy) cats


+black sheep


roxswapbot 02/ 9/2013 #

• robots • native aboriginal • nursing • the word 'Love'/hearts • Letter 'R'/words and/or things that start with 'R' • ~ dear partner: hope this is easy and fun for you! :) ~

pinkqueen 02/ 9/2013 #

Here are by themes. 1) Snow White 2) Pink 3) Owls 4) Tea Cups 5) Hedgehog

peatchy 02/ 9/2013 #

My themes: * purple * kokeshi * koala * vintage * butterfly

allmostdoesntcount 02/ 9/2013 #

I am a Newbie and I was wondering when you do swaps like this do you mail the envi its self or do you put it inside another envelope? I would love to do this, but want to make sure I am doing it right.... Thank you

allmostdoesntcount 02/ 9/2013 #

I am a Newbie and I was wondering when you do swaps like this do you mail the envi its self or do you put it inside another envelope? I would love to do this, but want to make sure I am doing it right.... Thank you

goodie2shoes 02/ 9/2013 #

sounds like fun:) I'd enjoy vintage, maps, birds, graffiti, circles

EllieChu 02/ 9/2013 #

This sounds so much fun! I can't to create some fun! • Cats • Underwater/ocean • Dinosaurs • Quotes/Sayings •Profile inspired.

Jadebear 02/ 9/2013 #

-Green and purple -Goth -Bats -Steampunk -Victorian

Have fun, lovelies. <3

jjennie 02/10/2013 #


Colors. Purple and blue Beach/ocean/seashells Baseball Philadelphia Phillies Cupcakes Vintage American Civil War

taidgh 02/10/2013 #

errp! Roxswapot that's tough!

heidiling 02/10/2013 #

You should mail the decorated envelope. This way the receiver (and perhaps the postman too:)) will enjoy opening the mailbox:)

roxswapbot 02/10/2013 #

@taidgh Ok! Sorry, ...um..make it look airmail :) I like airmail-looking stuff. Or just slap on a heart sticker and write l-o-v-e nicely?

lunadeurano 02/11/2013 #

@streetjewel PLEASE put your list! I can't do anything if you don't write your list, Thank you!

streetjewel 02/11/2013 #

@lunadeurano I`m so sorry for being late... Was really busy at work) ❤ vintage ❤ cars ❤ horses ❤ maps

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