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Flat Person Exchange Program

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Swap Coordinator:sammieianime (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 15, 2014
Date items must be sent by:April 15, 2015
Number of swap partners:6

Flat Sam has an itch to go and play! Can she come and play with you at your house?

EDIT: If anyone would like use the hashtag to post pictures and things we can use this:

(#) FlatPersonExchange

Thank you Gabi for the idear and explaining the use of hashtags :D

This will be a fun swap.

What is Flat Sam. Well it is a paper doll of yourself :D What shall we do with this Flat Sam. Well I am Sam, and I have a Flat Sam and she would like to come and play at your house! However, in order for this to happen we need to do a Flat Exchange. Yes, it’s like a foreign exchange student, but in our case it will be a Flat Exchange lol.

1st- How do you make a Flat Person? I have the Paperkin Templates. I can email you a picture of the templates if you would like. However you can use any type of paper doll you like :D Just design the flat person to look like you :D You can take a picture for the face if you'd like.

2nd- Flat Sam, needs luggage. She has her little suitcase with her clothes, passport, license, passport ect. Mine is 8.5 x 11, made from card board, paper, and stickers. It is home made. Yours doesn't have to be handmade if you don't want. It is up to you. It just has to fit in a Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope.

3rd- A small journal so she can write about her wild adventures! You can write, draw, put photos, brochures, tickets...whatever you want. The size of journal is up to you. Remember we will be sending these journals. Please make sure it fits in to a Large Priority Envelope or smaller. It will be the price of the Priority Envelope. I found this information: Priority Mail® Flat Rate Envelope 12-1/2" x 9-1/2," unlimited weight.

In the journal please put the Flat Person's personal information: name, address, email, if found please return to......

Also, a copy of your Flat Person's Itinerary.

4- Your Flat Person's Itinerary, in this swap it is important to communicate and to be on time (as much as possible).

Due to MIA Kitastic here is the new schedule.

Tampaturtle will always send to CreativeRinds

CreativeRinds will always send to ScrapHappyGabi

ScrapHappyGabi will always send to Audrey48

Audrey48 will always send sammieianime

Sammieianime will always send to tampaturtle

This is a circle swap. You will always send to the same person. At the very end you will receive your flat person and journal package, when the circle is completed. We only have 6 people, the flat people will be visiting 5 homes (the sixth visit would be actually home, so the swap is a little shorter than if we had a full 7 people swap, and 6 people to visit).

-Flat Person, Luggage, Journal Mailed to next person on 7/15/2014

-Flat Person, Luggage, Journal Mailed to next person on 9/1/2014

-Flat Person, Luggage, Journal Mailed to next person on 10/15/2014

-Flat Person, Luggage, Journal Mailed to next person on 12 /1/2014

-Flat Person, Luggage, Journal Mailed to next person on 1/15/2015

-Flat Person, Luggage, Journal Mailed Home to Owner on 3/1/2015

There should be more than enough time for our little flat people to get where they are going, 2 weeks should be plenty I am thinking. I know life happens, if there are any problems or issues, please communicate, we are crafty and can we can work through anything :D

Now that you have all that is needed...Journal, Luggage, Flat Person and Itinerary, need to make sure that it fits in your envelope.

As you can see from the Itinerary, each flat person should stay at everyone's house for at least 30 days, and has 15 days for mailing time (or extra play time, lay over lol).

When mailing your Flat Person Bundle (Person, Luggage and journal), please write a small letter (or bigger up to you) or a postcard to the owner of the flat person, like she/he is writing home. One additional thing and your are done, post a little comment on the owner's profile at Swapbot. We just want to make sure these little fellers don't get lost.

If there is any problem what so ever please contact me (Sam) and your partner.

Beings that we are using Priority Mail Envelopes, there is no weight requirement. I will be filling the envelopes with misc. stuffs. I do love to get my money out of those envelopes. I am not sure what I will be sending, but I will definitely be putting in a paper copy of my trackerkin templates in to the envelopes, multiple copies to make sure everyone gets a copy. If this swap takes off, and I am not your partner, I will send you a copy of my templates separately, maybe with a copy of a Flat Sam :D

If this swap takes off we can make a spin off :D

So just a recap- Make a doll, journal; make sure it fits in a priority mail envelope. Get your swap partner email. Then send your flat person. Get a flat person in the mail. Have fun. Doll up the journal. Send out date, send flat person and journal to next partner on itinerary. Send postcard or letter home to flat person's parent. Comment on their profile it went postal.

**a few things I will be doing. Making my doll and journal before hand, so all I will have to do is write the ternary and send the package out. I like being a head if possible.

I will be stuffing 6 packages of goodies to my partners. Might as well get the weight out of mailing. It could weigh 2 tons and it is still the same price lol.

I know this swap is a little more expensive then what I usually do, but I thought it would be worth it:)

My first concern would be flakers, ohh I don't like that word but they are out there. If there is any problem what so ever, we can over come, it not to worry :D We have angels and it will be ok. Just say something. Where there is a will there is a way :D Trust me it will be ok :D

Thanks for reading the long summary and if you have any questions please ask :D

Thanks again :D Catch ya on the Swap Side.


Zoebolt 05/14/2014 #

just wanted to let you know you have the signup and send by dates set the same :)

sammieianime 05/14/2014 #

Thank you for catching that. That is very important. I changed the send date to July 15, 2014. Very important. Thanks again :D

Wingy 05/14/2014 #

Send postcard or letter home to flat person's parent. Comment on their profile it went postal.:::: does this go separate or in the envelope? Thanks

sammieianime 05/14/2014 #

The postcard is kind of to let the parent know that flat kid went to postal to the next partner. (oh my that sounds weird...the kid went postal lol) and kind of fun that the kid gets to write back to the parents. So dual purpose. hehe. oh it could go nakey (stamped) or in envelope. Its up to you :D

sammieianime 05/14/2014 #

I am actually cutting out my Flat Sam as we type:D

Zoebolt 05/14/2014 #

hey sam... I think maybe change the year on the swap to 2015 for the send by. I think that's where I am currently confuzzled

sammieianime 05/14/2014 #

Oh the send by date on the main information spot? like when the swap should be completed by and flat kid is back home?

oh my you used the word confuzzled......i been saying that for years lol. you rock!!!!

smmarrty 05/14/2014 #

Just a tip - I don't think you can go over a certain weight for the flat rate envies. There is a limit but with just a doll and a journal and a suitcase, a few extras will not tip the scales, so to speak.

Wingy 05/14/2014 #

I am in

sammieianime 05/14/2014 #

Woot Woot!! Welcome Welcome :D

Zoebolt 05/14/2014 #

Sammie yup the send by. See in the description you have the person going home 4 15 2015 but in the details it says 14

sammieianime 05/14/2014 #

Oh like this? Which makes sense, at the very end of this long swap you get rated "D Awesome Super Cool thanks Zoe :D

sammieianime 05/24/2014 #

Woot Woot 5 people! Thank you everyone for joining! I have been working on my journal, flat sam and wallet. I have been playing with washi tape!!! Girls I think i might have a new addiction lol.

ScrapHappyGabi 05/26/2014 #

I am making mine too :) One question.. does her suitcase need actual paper clothes that can be changed via velcro ? thanks!

sammieianime 05/26/2014 #

how ever you want to do it is great-paper tabs, velcro or another way :D

mommytwink 06/11/2014 #

Ok... 6 dolls , need to have every thing they need to make a trip .

ScrapHappyGabi 06/11/2014 #

I have made and laminated my doll... I call her "Gabi on the Go" I am now working on my 'luggage' and mini journal :)

tampaturtle 06/13/2014 #

I'm currently watching this swap, it sounds amazing! I just have one question for this though. It says you'll have 6 partners so does that mean 6 different dolls? I don't really understand that part. Also, I'm a newbie so I wasn't sure if I could join.

sammieianime 06/14/2014 #

Its kind of like circle journal. I send my doll and journal to you. Then you send it to another partner. Then another partner. 6 partners later (if we get 6 partners) the doll and journal comes afterward.

I figure if we dont get 6 people we can swap with who we got because we all rock! :)

tampaturtle 06/15/2014 #

This sounds like a blast!

Audrey48 06/15/2014 #

I have a doll with no face, clothing to wear, a plan for a suitcase and a journal.

sammieianime 06/16/2014 #

You guys are doing great!

I am going to try this hashtag thing out tonight :D


tampaturtle 07/ 8/2014 #

I got a bunch of local postcards for all my visitors to write home with when they get here! =) My little flat person is so excited!

Audrey48 07/ 9/2014 #

My flat person will be in the mail tomorrow, very excited for her adventure.

ScrapHappyGabi 07/10/2014 #

Gabi On the Go is on her way to Audrey today!! @Audrey48 :) Be on the look out! she comes with a lot of clothes... she's a diva, ya know! LOL!!

Audrey48 07/19/2014 #

@Gabi she arrived yesterday. She will got to the Yarn store this week, may teach her how to knit....

tampaturtle 07/26/2014 #

I used the hashtag on Twitter for a preview of Flat Sammie's first adventure! Has anyone else used the tag?

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