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Make An Envelope - #11 USA

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Make An Envelope - #11  USA
Swap Coordinator:ladydy5 (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:81
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 8, 2013
Date items must be sent by:March 22, 2013
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Making your own envelopes is not only creative but fun to make, send or receive. You use any type of paper as long as it will hold a letter or card and get through the mail.

Take apart an envelope (those plain ones) and make a template out of it on to cardstock (not just plain), a calendar, Childrens book pages, magazine covers, etc.

Three of them would be nice.

Size no smaller than a note card envie would be. Larger is up to you.

Newbies with a filled out profile welcome and I do check. No 1's 3's acceptable after I check out why.

So to recap:

Make 3 envies Send to one swapper.

Swappers who like to do these envies I know will send. If you don't have the time then please don't even try.

Lets give the postal clerk and delivery people something interesting to look at when you send mail.

Discussion

peartree55 02/20/2013 #

I am a postal clerk and I love to see different envies. Thank you hosting this swap. I love to make envies also.

connie1964 02/21/2013 #

I love making envelopes - make them for every swap. @ peartree55 I know my mailman loves it when I put out my envelopes/postcards. The other day when he was looking at postcards I made (on the way to the next mailbox) one fell out of the truck. He had to get out and pick it up - glad it fell in the grass and didn't get run over! LOL :o)

ladydy5 02/28/2013 #

I said no 1's but apparently swappers don't read that. However, I will check them out and ban if necessary. Sometimes they are ridiculous, like (didn't like it). If the 1's are from 2010 or back further and swapper is doing much better now I will allow. Newbies without a complete profile is another thing and I will ask to do something about that before ban.

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail 03/ 1/2013 #

I have a question....Are we supposed to take the 3 envies that we make put address labels on them all, stamps on each, seal them each shut with nothing inside and mail all three off to our partner? Or are we supposed to make and decorate one envie stamp and address it and put the other 2 inside? Or do we put 3 inside since they won't be able to reuse the one we sent them in? I hope you understand what I mean lol. Just trying to be clear! Thank you!

SoulKissed 03/ 2/2013 #

I have the smae question as @myheartbelongstosnailmail

BerlinGeorgia 03/ 3/2013 #

I am pretty sure, we are supposed to mail our 3 handmade envelopes in one bigger envelope to our partner. You may put blank labels on the 3 envelopes, but your partner should be able to use your envelopes to mail them herself. I think, "Lets give the postal clerk and delivery people something interesting to look at when you send mail." simply means, to decorate the envelope we send in, also.

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail 03/ 3/2013 #

Yes, I did speak with her and she said the same as @berlingeorgia So you got the right idea... she also said decorating the envie that you send them in, is up to you, but I plan to = ) Thank you guys for all the help for the newbies on here!!! We appreciate you seasoned vets!!!

ladydy5 03/ 3/2013 #

Okay swappers, its been answwered. Next time maybe I need to make it clearer as I forget newbies may not understand and I do the swaps as if you guys already know.
Three nicely done envelopes that you make yourself.
Put into another envelope so yur swapper can use them to send mail. The envelope you address can be decorated but not necessary. This is not a decorated envelope swap. This is to MAKE an envelope out of the things I stated above as an example.

fawnscrafts 03/ 4/2013 #

One more requirement or not please.

Do the envelopes have to go in a larger envelope? Or can they be folded. Some folks personally care if the envelopes are folded. Some see that they can be used easily and do not care. Since it is a huge issue with some swappers and others not so big, so I figured I best post this.

kingm21 03/ 4/2013 #

Folded envelopes are so horrible to receive! I'm embarrassed to send them out. I'll watch to see the req. before joining.

coleenfranks 03/ 5/2013 #

I love making envelopes and would soooo join up if you do an international version.

ladydy5 03/ 5/2013 #

DO NOT FOLD to get into another addressed envelope. Get a BIGGER envie to send them in please!!

ladydy5 03/ 6/2013 #

I noticed ones again but I checked them and they are okay by me to participate.

strawberrymilkmade 03/ 7/2013 #

I'm making all of mine tonight. This is too fun! Thank you for the simple & enjoyable swap.

Fatima90 03/ 7/2013 #

Can I join ?? coz I don't know if my Profile is full or not :)

ladydy5 03/ 7/2013 #

Pls notice it is USA only.

fawnscrafts 03/ 8/2013 #

Thank you for answering. Like I mentioned some care, some don't and for the ones that do not, I would hate to have them join, and then be made to send another one.

sheashea 03/11/2013 #

my envies are on there way

ladydy5 03/11/2013 #

Twenty five of you have sent already, wonderful. Keep going swappers. We will do agin next month, watch for it.

thinkhmm 03/16/2013 #

Hey all, this is my first swap. I'll be making my envies this weekend. :)

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