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Pocket Letter Newbies #5 Fall Leaves/Colors

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Pocket Letter Newbies #5 Fall Leaves/Colors
Swap Coordinator:jakeandnicksmom (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Newbie  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:75
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:September 11, 2015
Date items must be sent by:September 21, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

This swap is for Pocket letter newbies, who want a chance to try out this new penpal craze, in a safe, judgment free swap. No stress, no worries. For this swap there is no wrong way of doing a Pocket Letter.

You will have one partner. Basically, you fill up a 9 pocket trading card sleeve with 2.5 X 3.5 scrapbook paper that is decorated, use things like quotes, stickers, ribbon ect., And, inside the back of the pockets you tuck in little goodies. They might be washi tape samples , ribbon, stickers, buttons, embellishments, tea bag, sequins, etc, The first pocket holds a nice letter from you, about a 1/2 page

This pocket letter has a Fall Leaves / Colors Theme. Think Orange, Red, yellow and green. You can include images of Pumpkins also.
Get creative! you can do it!! You do not have to decorate the back of the pocket, only the front.

Make sure the swap name and your Swapbot name is on there somewhere.

Remember: this swap is for people who are new at pocket letters, so if your picky, this may not be the swap for you

Try to keep things relatively flat, when you fold this letter into thirds, you can mail it in a long envelope. Open to swappers with at least a rating of 4.97, and has at least 5 type 3 swaps. I will be checking profiles carefully. If you have recent or unexplained 1's or 3's please Pm me.

Send your swap on time, and don't forget to rate your partner. Think of your rating as a thank you note, its very nice to thank the person who took time to create something for you. Rate a 5 if it was sent on time ,even if you didn't like it. If you don't receive your swap please let me and your partner know before rating a 1 or 3.

I have had interest in a series of pocket letter newbie swaps , so Im setting up a monthly swap for at least through September: Here are the themes
* July - Red, White and Blue
* August- Make it Sparkle
* September- Fall Leaves/ Colors
* October- Halloween * November - Thanksgiving
* December- Christmas

check out my new alphabet pocket letters swap!

So join one or join all, If anyone has ideas for future pocket letters or themes, I'm open to suggestions. There is lots of Youtube videos and Pintrest boards out there if you need ideas.

This is a US swap only, but if anyone is interested in hosting an international one, please PM me.

You can see some of my pocket Letters on Instagram: ohhowfun2012


drgngirl 05/21/2015 #

Can we include Halloween/Thanksgiving items/themes in this or is it just for fall leaves/colors?

jakeandnicksmom 05/22/2015 #

Absolutely @drgngirl that would be just fine, also, I was thinking of adding to the series and making an October halloween, November thanksgiving and December Christmas.

drgngirl 06/12/2015 #

I would love those themes for the series!

DixieDiane 06/21/2015 #

I am not new to swapbot but new to pocket swaps-only have done one rated so I will be able to join this one and others you are hosting? Am I correct.

jakeandnicksmom 06/26/2015 #

@DixieDiane you absolutely can join and we would be happy to have you :)

isahart 07/12/2015 #

Swap-bot is only for US people is that right?

Wandervogel 07/13/2015 #

@isahart while searching for a swap, you should look for the international ones ;) there are some.

isahart 07/13/2015 #

Thanks ..yes just found them

lchase 07/17/2015 #

I have never done one of these swaps, but have watched a couple. So you fill each pocket with things that your partner can use when scrapbooking? Or am I missing this completely?

jakeandnicksmom 07/21/2015 #

You decorate the front, then in the back you pit small goodies, like,washi, stickers, tea, brads ect. If your on instagram you can see some examples of ones I've made and recieved. My instagram name is ohhowfun2012. Anyone who would like can leave their instagram bane in the comments if you want to show off your work, or want followers

FinallyMarried 07/23/2015 #

can new swappers join in or no?


OGIMAQTpie 07/24/2015 #

@jakeandnicksmom I wish this was an international series, I absolutely LOVE your themes for pocket letters - especially this one and the upcoming October pocket letter swap ! Fall and Halloween are definitely highlights of the year for me, I love the fall foliage colors and Halloween, especially pumpkins!

jakeandnicksmom 07/25/2015 #

@OGIMAQpie check with @miyuiki00 she was doing some international versions of my pocket letters. I wish that I could do them internationally, but I just sent one to Japan, and it cost me $10.00, a little too expensive for me :)

OGIMAQTpie 08/ 3/2015 #

Thank you for the hint! :) Oh yes I know sending internationally is expensive - I once sent a package of goodies to USA and it cost a whopping 42€ to send it! That's about 55 U.S.$ !

jakeandnicksmom 08/ 6/2015 #

Yikes @ogimaqtpie that's is alot to spend on shipping.

user2637 08/ 8/2015 #

In these comments, you mention decorating the front, but in the description it just says to put paper in the pockets...? That seems contradictory. Can you please clarify? I keep seeing your swaps and want to join but I want a PL I can keep in my binder and look at later, not just a plastic sheet with scrapbooking paper only in the pockets. :/

DaisyTX 08/10/2015 #

@jakeandnicksmom I am having the same issue as @user2637 ... I really want to join these swaps, but the description doesn't clarify that the PL is to be decorated in the front, goodies in the back. I also love keeping my received PL's in a binder, so I prefer a decorated PL, not just goodies & scrapbook papers. I'm going to watch for an updated description, as I know your PL's are exactly what I like! Thanks for hosting these :)

jakeandnicksmom 08/10/2015 #

@user2637 and @DaisyTX I agree my wording is not clear. I edited the swap description to say that the scrapbook paper needs to be decorated, and the goodies go in the back. I also like to keep mine in a binder to look at. Thank you so much friends for watching out for me :) I appreciate all the help I can get, Lord knows I need it, lol

Xae 08/18/2015 #

Awwww i really want to join this swap!! But i seriously just signed up </3

sassafrass 09/ 5/2015 #

clarification would be great :)

jakeandnicksmom 09/ 6/2015 #

@sassafrass what kind of clarification do you need? You can PM me with any questions

siggysjourney 09/ 8/2015 #

I just realized I'm not eligible for this swap (I only have 4 type 3 swaps), but now I can't figure out how to drop out of this swap.

siggysjourney 09/ 8/2015 #

Please disregard, I see it.

Artistic 09/22/2015 #

Finally on the way to my partner.

quelynn 09/26/2015 #

its awesome

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