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Make My Planner Pretty

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Make My Planner Pretty
Swap Coordinator:fabkimberly (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Scrapbooking  Bookmarks 
Number of people in swap:59
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:January 10, 2014
Date items must be sent by:January 18, 2014
Number of swap partners:1

A new year is kicking off and what a great time for organization, but let's make it pretty and fun too!

You will have 1 partner. This swap is to share a few fun things that someone can use in their planner (calendar, Filofax, etc.). You will put a few items in an envelope with at least one 0.46 stamp (a little more is always nice!). Please include your user name along with a little note and at least 3 of the following:

  • 3 journal cards (double-sided, 3x4 or 4x6 - they make great "to do" lists)

  • 3 "unusual" index cards (grid, bright colors, bookmarker ones)

  • dashboard(s) (a general 4x6 or 5x7 size could be used in most planners)

  • Handmade Tabs (at least 5)

  • Handmade Envelope/Pocket

  • stickers/labels (at least 10 and can be smaller since they will be used in a planner)

  • washi tape samples (at least 5 samples of 10"+ each)

  • fun paperclips (at least 2) (fun shape, oversized, etc.)

  • magnetic bookmark

  • bookmark (handmade or store bought)

  • pad of pretty or fun-shaped post-its/post-it flags

  • Sharpie Pen, gel pen

  • Planner Charm/Dangle

  • positive/fun quotes that could be glued into a planner (at least 4)

This is sender's choice, but please take a look at your partner's profile and try to send things they will enjoy.

This swap is newbie friendly (we all have to start someplace), but please take this seriously and fulfill your commitment. I will angel, but I shouldn't have too since we are all so organized with our planners. :-) Also, let's all be really open to what we receive and as long as you receive 3 of the items listed above please rate a 5.

UPDATE: I would love to see what you are sending and receiving for this swap. If you are on Instagram or Twitter please post a picture with #swapbotplanner.


LindaRichards 12/31/2013 #

This sounds like a fantastic fun swap! Would this be considered a type 3 swap because we would send pens/Sharpies/post-it pads?

ArtyBeth3 12/31/2013 #

Yes, what a fantastically fun swap idea! Currently, I don't keep a planner, but I know lots who do and this may just get me inspired to start one. I'm in.

I agree though, it probably should be a Type 3.

fabkimberly 12/31/2013 #

ArtyBeth3 and LindaRichards - - I guess I was just thinking even with those items the envelope would be less than 3/4" thick & 2 ounces and could be sent with just one first class stamp. However, I went ahead and bumped it up to a 3. Thanks for the feedback.

LindaRichards 12/31/2013 #

@fabkimberly thank you!

ArtyBeth3 12/31/2013 #

My post office is a stickler when it comes to thickness. I know if I tried to send a Sharpie pen, one 46 cent stamp wouldn't fly. I'm always amazed though, when I receive mail from others and their post office has let them get away with less postage than what I would have had to send it for. Hopefully my post office appreciates all the extra postage I'm probably adding - LOL!

amanda263b 01/ 3/2014 #

how do I join this it says I don't meet the requirments?

fabkimberly 01/ 3/2014 #

@amanda263b it looks like your current rating is below the required.

SoapArtist 01/ 4/2014 #

This sounds fun! I love Filofaxing.

audball55 01/ 4/2014 #

I was hoping to find a swap like this! I've been searching for awesome stuff for weeks for my 2014 planner. Yay! So excited!

audball55 01/ 4/2014 #

I was hoping to find a swap like this! I've been searching for awesome stuff for weeks for my 2014 planner. Yay! So excited!

LynnMoore 01/ 5/2014 #


waldfee 01/ 7/2014 #

What a pity it's regional only... Will you offer an international swap, too, or would you mind me hosting an international version of this swap?

fabkimberly 01/ 7/2014 #

@Waldfee - - Feel free to host an international version! I don't do international swaps because of the cost, plus it is near impossible for me to get to the Post Office when they are open in order to send internationally.

fabkimberly 01/ 7/2014 #

Since this swap has been so well received with over 25 participants already signed up with a couple of days to go I decided to set up another swap for February. It's called Make My Planner Pretty #2 - hope you join!

waldfee 01/ 8/2014 #

If anybody is interested in an international version, here it is: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/166462

Fenriss 01/11/2014 #

I feel a little ignorant, but could someone tell me what a dashboard is?

fabkimberly 01/12/2014 #

@fenriss Try googling Filofax Dashboard - it will show pics much better than I can describe. But basically it is a laminated page that goes in your planner that you can keep post-it's, to-do lists, etc. on. Hope that helps!

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