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Profile Pocket Letters

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Profile Pocket Letters
Swap Coordinator:amdewitt (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Letters & Writing  Craft Supplies 
Number of people in swap:19
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 18, 2015
Date items must be sent by:June 1, 2015
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Little different spin on the new Pocket Letter swap. Take a 9 pocket sheet that is used for Artist Trading Card storage (Baseball card storage sheets) and fill it with flat objects that are in line with your partner’s profile. One pocket should contain a letter from you telling your partner a little about yourself. Suggestions on what to fill the other 8 pockets with follows but certainly fill from your partners profile. Only send things in good condition. No trash, magazine cut outs, candy wrappers, etc.

Stamps
Pretty ATC size scrapbook paper
Watercolor blanks
Die cuts
Ribbons
Buttons
Tea, gum, etc
Fun yarns, pretty threads
Stamped images
Recipes
Get creative!

Fold pocket sheet in thirds and pop into a long envelope!

Requirements: Swapper must have at least 10 Type 3 swaps and a 5.0 rating and of course a well filled out profile. Be sure to take your envelope to the post office to get it weighed just to make sure it flies right. USA only

Rating: Your partner should get a 5 if you can tell he/she looked at your profile and sent usable clean stuff. And of course, if it is extra special and heart is always appreciated by everyone. Profiles checked before assigning partners.

Discussion

lr77 05/11/2015 #

Why no magazine cut-outs? I've included magazine cut-outs of things like recipes and craft directions and the recipients have liked them. Thanks. :)

user2637 05/11/2015 #

Is the Pocket Letter supposed to be decorated at all? Or just a plastic page with goodies in it? The PL community seems to be split on this, with some for decorating and some for not. :/

shalvorsen 05/11/2015 #

I always assume we decorate them. All of mine I have decorated and all I've received have been decorated. That's part of the fun! :) This is just my opinion I don't know the real answer.

amdewitt 05/13/2015 #

Craft directions and recipes are fine cut out of magazines. I was referring to words, pictures and the like.

In this particular swap, the sheets are not required to be decorated. However, the extra effort might just earn you a heart <3

user2637 05/13/2015 #

Alas, but then I will not receive a decorated PL back and what will I put in my folder. le sigh Thanks anyway! I'll keep an eye out for more of your PL swaps. :)

plushiecat 05/15/2015 #

Yeah, I'm with user2637. I don't want just 9 pockets of stuff. :/ I prefer the creativity shown in the front of a PL.

DaisyTX 05/15/2015 #

I agree with @user2637 and @plushiecat .... I prefer to see the art/creativity of a pocket letter.......I do spend a lot of time making mine so that when the 'goodies' are removed, the pockets still make a pretty page....otherwise, what is the real point? 9 pockets of stuff is just a destash. Just my opinion, but thought I would give feedback as to why I won't join since it seems I am not alone in thinking this.

JessRoussos 05/16/2015 #

I think there are two kinds of pocket letters:
Ones that you tear apart and can use everything for your own crafts, these should be super inspiring and fun.
And ones that are prett

JessRoussos 05/16/2015 #

And ones that are pretty even after you take the goodies out. These ones tend to have fewer goodies to play with, but are prettier and have an aspect you can keep. Both are fun and I think as long as everyone knows the expectation going in either can work. Just because it isn't what you like doesn't mean you need to get in a huff over other people liking it. If you don't like it, create your own swap with the rules/people you want.

(stupid devices and the posting when you aren't done)

Artistic 06/ 1/2015 #

A packet went out to my partner today. Enjoy!

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