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Friendship Books for Starters USA

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Friendship Books for Starters USA
Swap Coordinator:billowing (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Handmade  Friendship Books 
Number of people in swap:14
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:May 17, 2016
Date items must be sent by:May 24, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

We will be sending 5 friendship books to 1 person.

Newbies are welcome with well filled profile and response to my message.

Happy Swapping :)


billowing 05/10/2016 #

~Friendbooks~ (fbs)

These can be new friendship books, or one that has traveled before!

These are really simple. Friendbooks travel around the world from one penpal to another. It creates a little network of friends. In the end you get to see all the places its been and hopefully meet some new fbs lovers to talk to.

We're sending 5 fbs to one person so they have a better chance of coming back to you. Sometimes they may get lost in the mail, or someone may not know what to do with them and they never make it home. Sending 5 gives you a better chance of seeing one of the little guys again. Also they may take different paths, see different places, and help you make different friends.

What is a fbs?

They range from 3in x 3in to 5in x 5in depending on how much information you want people to put.

•Just take a piece of cardstock, or thick paper, cut it to be about 4inches by 4inches when folded. Put a little decoration on the front, a few sparkles or stickers. Get creative.

•Staple about 3 pieces of paper inside (The more room it has on the inside the more information people can put and the longer they'll be travelling the world ) So if you want it to come home faster use less paper. Also remember to use paper that people will be able to sign. Try using paper that isnt black and doesnt have much print on it.

•Next add your address on the inside of the cardstock with 'Return to: (your address) when full' inscribed.

~When you recieve your fbs~

•Sign your name and add your address, some people like to add interests for whoever it returns to.

•After you sign your name send them out to someone else who is not already in the book. Try to send them to a penpal or someone that does fbs too.

•When it gets full the last person is supposed to send it back to the creator. Dont send the fbs back until all of the space is taken up and no one else can fit in. Do Not keep the full fbs for yourself, wouldnt you be sad if none of your fbs ever came home after that long hard journey around the world?

MissBrenda 05/11/2016 #

Thank you for the clear directions on how to do these books! I think I will join!

slamophile 05/12/2016 #

Is this swap for only newly-made fb's, or can they be established, too?

MissBrenda 05/15/2016 #

Another question or two: So we are making 5 FB's and sending them all to one person. Does that person sign all 5 and then pass them all on to one person in the next swap? Won't that mean that all 5 FB's will match and have the same people signing them all? Do we decorate a page or what: I am kinda dense on this area. Sorry about that.

billowing 05/16/2016 #

@slamophile yes established FBS or new are fine!

@MissBrenda you can 'pass' on a fbs. Sometimes there is an area where to sign and date that the fbs 'passed' through your hands even though you are not participating. A 'deco' is a type of fbs that is decorated, these are just for you to sign and send on, not to decorate. There are a few 'deco' swaps going on right now.

There are a couple of other FBS swaps on swap-bot, most people will let you know if they are interested in your excess too. Some users may sign up for one swap and then not participate in the next, and so it moves on with the individual. I know I am splitting all of my FBS and label-bags between the swaps on Swap-bot and Yahoo Groups. You just never know where these little guys are going to travel before they end up back home!

strawberrymilkmade 05/17/2016 #

I can send more than 5! Partner, plmk. I can receive up to 10!

dalbright 05/17/2016 #

Excess welcome!

Johndeeregurl44 05/18/2016 #

I can take excess.

strawberrymilkmade 05/18/2016 #

(Thank you!! :D)

strawberrymilkmade 05/18/2016 #

oops... my partner did not respond. I'll be sending the swap amount only, then, just in case!

billowing 05/18/2016 #

I always send a couple more, it can't hurt. :)

strawberrymilkmade 05/24/2016 #

right? I want to! I feel like I put my foot in my mouth -- I don't want to ruin the surprise of who my partner is, but I also want to know, should I send extras or not? xD oh man...

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