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handmade envelope swap

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Swap Coordinator:threesweetpeas (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Crafts  Art 
Number of people in swap:71
Last day to signup/drop:February 28, 2007
Date items must be sent by:March 20, 2007
Number of swap partners:1

this is an international swap**

all swappers can use pretty envelopes,

i missed the last envelope swap so here goes....

for this swap make 5 handmade envelopes, of various sizes, send to 1 partner.

thats it:)

use old envelopes for templates or google handmade envelopes and find a few templates....materials to make the envelopes are as varied as your imagination...magazine pages,old books, scrapbooking paper......handmade- recycled paper........anything!

have fun!!!

oh yes and be sure to send you swap in a handmade envelope too:)

anyone with a rating of less than 4, please do not sign up, as always if you feel you were rated unfairly please contact me....newbies welcome:)


IRISNQUILTS 02/ 5/2007 #

You can also use freezer paper ironed to doilies, fabric and all sort of things. So don't throw away that freezer wrap from the butcher! When I come home from the butcher I place my goodies in special freezer boxes and keep the freezer paper (except the stuff that touched the meat!) Always ask the butxher for extra wrap and they will do it for you!

Crayons melted are great. A word of caution I have had my handcrafted envies returned when they go international.

threesweetpeas 02/ 5/2007 #

ooh they were returned, well then i suppose it would be a good idea if your partner is intl to package your swap in a regular envelope, thanks for the tip iris:)

threesweetpeas 02/ 5/2007 #

if anyone is interested in becoming a swap fairy and making extra envelopes for those who end up not receiving please contact me thru swapbot,

ooh yes when contacting me please subject the swap you are volunteering or notifying the you didnt receive for

if you end up not recieveing please contact me and check if we have swap fairys to send you envelopes. please wait 2 weeks before considering your swaps unsent. thanks

TerryF 02/ 5/2007 #

Hi noel: Is it ok to make and send fabric envelopes instead of paper ones? Just checking before I start...Thx.

TerryF 02/ 8/2007 #

I have just heard from noel that fabric envelopes are also ok for this swap. Thanks noel!

prettylily 02/19/2007 #

Sorry, I\'ll have to do this another time.

twobluecrows 03/ 1/2007 #

I am SO Ready to mail out my envelopes! I hope they post the partner list soon! Cyn

gramsbuttonbox 03/ 2/2007 #

Sent pkg off today to Canterbury. Cyn, I hope you enjoy the items. We are having a real bad blizzard here right now, as is maybe a lot of the country, so I hope it's not delayed in transit too much.
Have a good week, MaryB

Moominbrooke 03/ 3/2007 #

Fun stuff! I forgot how much I enjoy making these things. Brooke

Garagebandfan 03/ 3/2007 #

does anyone know of a good template to use? i want to make unusual envelopes but cant seem to find a template!

TerryF 03/ 5/2007 #

Google "handmade+envelopes" - there's a ton of info out there!

TerryF 03/ 5/2007 #

Try this one -


TerryF 03/ 5/2007 #

Garagebandfan, I think this one is the best:


twobluecrows 03/ 6/2007 #

Nikki Oaks/Scoutmom: I sent mine out to you, I hope they arrive safely, with the horrid mangled mail I've been receiving lately, I'm crossing my fingers! When you get the envelope--open it carefully, they are close to the edges inside( I made the outer envelope, too!)! I had bought some glue to put on the "lickable" parts that's supposed to work that way, but I didn't use it, for lack of confidence--I didn't have time to test it. A nice glue stick should work to seal them for you. Cyn

user5574 03/ 8/2007 #

Jeannie, I sent your package this afternoon. Please let me know when it arrives.

LuckySia 03/ 8/2007 #

garagebandfan, your envies went into the mail this morning! I hope you like them. --Swampgirl

user6421 03/ 9/2007 #

Liz, yours went out today. Hope you like them!

user6560 03/ 9/2007 #

Hi Mikitoru!

If you pop by to read these just thought I'd let you know I sent your envies out on March 6th. hope you like them!

user5751 03/ 9/2007 #

Oh my goodness! I completely forgot about this swap. I'm glad I still have some time to put it together & send it out! If not for Em R. sending early, I would have sent late! Thank you so much to my partner. Going to open the packet right now. :)

user5574 03/ 9/2007 #

Ashley, I received your package today. Thank you so much!

charolette33 03/10/2007 #

Angelina (rosehueglasses)- thanks so much for the great envelopes! I love them. You did such a fab job showcasing the beautiful pictures. Thanks! vicki (charolette33)

TerryF 03/10/2007 #

Dear FC in Mississauga, You didn't give your Swap-bot moniker in your package so I am not sure who you are on here. I do know you are a newbie, so a little friendly advice: please make a note to always give your Swap-bot name and the full name of the swap in your package when sending to your partner. Some of us are in multiple swaps (sometimes very similar ones too) and it can be difficult to identify both the swap and the sender. In any case, your package is just lovely - very well done, with notecards included! Thanks so much, too, for the stenciled and cross-stitched card and envelope with your kind message! I will post a pic for everyone to see later this evening. T.

FarStarr 03/11/2007 #

Jill, Your envelopes are on their way in the morning...this was so much fun!

threesweetpeas 03/12/2007 #

MESSAGE FROM HOST******************

since my inbox is crazy with requests and wonderful swap volunteers to make up for lost swaps, i propose this from now on.........

please use this forum to post that u didnt receive,

volunteers..please look for someone to send to....

contact them thru swapbot and exchange info.

i hope this new plan works, hihih

and yes i will post a swap reminder about 3 weeks to 1 month after swap,

thanks noel

EspressoBrown 03/13/2007 #

Emily -- I sent your envelopes out today... they're coming from the western U.S. so may take a bit of time to reach the UK.

EspressoBrown 03/13/2007 #

Kimmie -- I received your envelopes. Love all the exuberant colors! Thanks so much.

mapps 03/13/2007 #

ataventure: Thanks for letting me know! ashley

FarStarr 03/14/2007 #

Noel, I am willing to Angel for this swap. I had so much fun making the envelopes for my partner!

threesweetpeas 03/18/2007 #

thanks far,:)

ashley your envelopes are leaving sweden tommorrow with my husband, i am trusting him with my swaps, yikes!lol j/k then should arrive in about 2 weeks, hope u like them, it was my first try:)

TerryF 03/18/2007 #

Gram's button box, your swap will be in the mail tomorrow (March 19). Please be patient - Canada Post is VERY slow! T.

user6482 03/19/2007 #

Gina yours will be going out Wednesday. I am soooooo sorry I didn't get them completed. My 2 sons and myself all had pink eye last week. I couldn't see a thing except for blurrrrrr how annoying. I am half way through and I feel bad they are not going out on time. Please forgive me. Nik

flowerpot 03/19/2007 #

Tassy - Just read your post. Sorry... my Swap-bot moniker is "New Mama".

cheers, fc

toscabelle 03/19/2007 #

Shining Star- Your envelopes are on their way today from Philadelphia, USA. I hope they do not take too long to find their way to you.

ciao bella,


madpeoplejen 03/20/2007 #

I sent mine out today to cara-rae!

user5619 03/20/2007 #

Hi! I sent my envelopes today for Anouk, from Chile. I hope she likes them. :)

anouk 03/21/2007 #

chica-guapa: I'm waiting by the door ...

Em: Yours is flying. it was my first attempt! i'm very nervous i did my best though. hope i like it

user6482 03/21/2007 #

Gina (Fishfood)

I mailed our today. Sorry for the delay. I hope you enjoy them. I had fun making them

charolette33 03/21/2007 #

Noel- I mailed your envelopes just over 2 weeks ago from the US. I'm feeling paranoid that they've been eaten by postal service. Please LMK when they arrive. Thanks! charolette33

joanandemma 03/22/2007 #

Jill - Thank you for the lovely envelopes - and extras too! and the labels are great. The red sending envelope practically leapt from the mailbox! You're a five in my books! - Joan

mapps 03/22/2007 #

your envies arrived today, Noel. Thanks. I particularly like the one folded out of the antique print.

anouk 03/25/2007 #

i meant that you like it. (sorry for the typo)

threesweetpeas 03/26/2007 #

Vicki, Your envelopes got here and they are AMAZING! Thank's alot. Even My son liked the one made out of the laundry-mat advertisement.

user6560 03/26/2007 #

Hi Garage band Fan! your envies arrived today. thanks. very amusing. Henrigirl

craftgeek 03/26/2007 #

Hi chica-guapa,

Have you got my envelopes yet? I had so much fun doing this. I can't stop making them now. In all my classes they get to make handmade envelopes. what fun

FarStarr 03/29/2007 #

Jill, I sent the envelopes out AAAGGGGEES ago. Did you get them? Mandy

anouk 03/30/2007 #


chile is a loooonggg waayyyy. i'm patiently waiting for the postman. haaaaa

FarStarr 03/31/2007 #

I recd great envelopes from paisleybabe yesterday. Awesome! Thanks!

gramsbuttonbox 04/ 1/2007 #

Tassy - your beautiful envies arrived TODAY - (yes on a Sunday, mailman put them in wrong mailbox!)

WOW, they are just beautiful - I love the fabric one - you did such a great job! And all the pretty stickers are so wonderful!

(especially enjoyed the calendar one you made - what a fabulous package!

thanks, MaryB

user6321 04/ 1/2007 #

Not sure who my partner was: but I haven't received yet... and it's been almost two weeks now... just wondering: who had me?

bluecrayons 06/16/2007 #

its almost 3 months now and i havent received mine. how sad. shame shame martha

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