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Happy Mail, Yay! #3

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Happy Mail, Yay! #3
Swap Coordinator:milamilamura (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Letters & Writing  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:61
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.85
Last day to signup/drop:May 5, 2016
Date items must be sent by:May 23, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

Don't you just love getting home and finding awesome and colorful mail in your mailbox? If you do, then this is the swap for you.

This is a low cost swap, and I’ll be hosting it on a monthly basis.

The requirements are:

Send a super cute envelope, using any medium you want, stickers, washi tape, rubber stamps, anything, just make sure it looks super cute.

Look through your stash and include the following flat items:

  • 1 sticker sheet
  • 5 washi tape samples (12 inch/30 centimeters each)
  • 1 postcard
  • 1 teabag
  • 3 items of your choice, store-bought or handmade. Some ideas: bookmarks, tags, die cuts, stationery, blank notecards, handmade envelopes, confetti, postage stamps, ephemera, smash bits, project life cards, the list is endless.

Please also include a nice note for your partner in pretty stationery and don't forget to include your username and swap name.

This is a sender's choice swap, so you can get started on your swap as soon as you want. It's always nice to check your partner's profile, but ultimately this is sender's choice, so if you receive something you don't like, you can send it in another round of these swaps or any other swap.

The total weight of your envie should be no more than 40-50 grams, so that neither of us spends too much on postage. Use postage stamps if possible.

No newbies this time, sorry. I'm trying to keep this a free flake zone. Only people with a 4.85 rating. You must have at least 20 rated type 2 and 3 swaps (in total). No recent and unsolved 1's and 3's in the last year. I will be looking through everyone's profile and reserve the right to ban anyone who seems flaky or problematic.

Before joining, please check if you meet the requirements. If you don’t, please DO NOT join this swap. As a host, I take my time checking all participants and making sure they don’t have late swaps on their dashboard, logged in during the past few days and have the amount of rated swaps I ask for. It takes you less than 2 minutes to check your own ratings and situation, but it takes me a long time to go over all swappers that don’t meet requirements and still joined my swap (and which I’ll have to ban anyway). So I’d really appreciate if you could keep that in mind.

I will angel this swap in case someone flakes, but I'm trying to be as cautious as I can and really hope we can all have fun with this swap.

If you have any questions, suggestions or doubts, please don't hesitate to contact me or add a comment in this swap.

Happy swapping everyone!


rayce 04/21/2016 #

Shouldn't this be a type 3? With the number of items to be included I suspect this would be over 1 ounce in weight.

judgedbyabookscover 04/21/2016 #

Can we send deco tape samples? I don't have any washi yet, BUT I have oodles of deco : )

milamilamura 04/21/2016 #

@rayce It's a simple swap that I've hosted before and I've never gone over 50 grams. And none of the other participants have had a problem with that. So that's why I'm sticking with type 2. The first time I hosted this swap, I also thought it might be too much, but I filled an envelope with different combinations and weighted them, and it was all good :)

@judgedbyabookscover So sorry but the requirements ask for washi tape. There is a huge difference between washi and deco tape, I don't want anyone to feel disappointed. Hope you can have some washi for next time, I'll be hosting this swap on a monthly basis =)

LaRosexCreations 04/22/2016 #

Ugh everyone wants people with over 20 swaps here lately... :(

milamilamura 04/22/2016 #

Well @LaRosexCreations there's a reason for that....you can thank the many flakers we've had here on Swap-bot.

jenshawcross35 04/26/2016 #

Looking forward to being able to join this type of swap in the future, its a fun swap :-)

milamilamura 04/26/2016 #

@jenshawcross35 Looking forward to have you in a future round! Welcome to Swap-bot! :)

Alterna 05/ 4/2016 #

Hi Everyone! Tell me what is the difference between deco and washi tape because I am not sure what type of tape I have....Thx!

milamilamura 05/ 4/2016 #

Hello @Alterna Washi tape is made out of rice paper, therefore it's easy to apply and remove as well. Deco tape is plastic, it's basically scotch with designs. That's the difference :)

mb58ca 05/24/2016 #

Mailing to my partner (judgedbyabookscover) sometime today. Yesterday (23rd) was a Canadian holiday.

milamilamura 05/24/2016 #

Thanks for letting me know @mb58ca :)

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