EDITED 6/17 TO ADD LINK TO ROUND #2
This will be a fun USA only Senders choice swap!! You will have 2 partners and to join, please have completed and been rated for at least 4 swaps, maintain a 4.97 rating and have no unexplained/unresolved 1's or 3's that are given within the last 6 months. This is a fairly involved, increased postage swap so I classify it as a 3 & I reserve the right to ban any user from this swap, for any reason, and without explanation. If you join and complete your swap, you will get two 5 ratings. Hearts are given at the receivers discretion, but do NOT rate down if you are not pleased with the contents of your kits. If they met requirements (8 different types of stationery/pen pal items in a closeable box/pouch) you must rate a 5.
Now, let's get to the nitty gritty! You will get to go on a $10 shopping spree at your favorite Dollar Tree, dollar store or dollar spots (no one item can cost more than one dollar & spend only $10.00 total) to create 2 pen pal kits with your haul. This is a senders choice swap so as soon as you hit that join button, you can go shopping!
Your kits should have a box or pouch of some sort, either a pencil case or closeable file or large pencil pouch - something cute to contain your kit contents . Now, use the rest of your budget to buy multi packs of different stationery items such as pens, pencils, note cards, paper clips, stickers, page flags, sticky notes, tape runners, glue sticks, tags, washi, colored binder refill paper, labels, mini-envies & coin envies, tiny paper bags, glitter glue, sequins/confetti, erasers, die cuts, reinforcements, bling (like mini tassels, charms and such), etc. Anything stationery or pen pal related goes and items do NOT have to coordinate. You may take envelope multi packs, matching envelope/stationery kits, paper packs, file folders, larger list pads or memo pads and split one pk between the 2 kits, but no more than one of that type of package divide. Also, if you plan on sending paper, please send FLAT, so your box/pouch must be large enough to contain the size paper you choose. Please keep in mind - everything for your kits need to fit in the pouches!)
Now, when you get home with your loot, sit down and divide up all the multi packs between your 2 partners. Split them as evenly as possible, so that very bit of what you bought goes into your kits. When they are packed up, there should be at least 8 different types of items within the pouch. You can feel free to add more to your kits, but that is completely up to you. Don't forget to put a little note inside and include the swap name and your swap-bot id so you get properly rated. Maybe even include an address label or 2 if you want to, but that is NOT a requirement. Please also repackage small items such as stickers/labels, clips or multiple erasers so they are not floating around loose in the pouch and potentially causing damage in shipping.
Make sure all your items get packed nicely in your pouch and then mail it securely and on time, please.
When you get your swaps in the mail, please rate promptly, and give a 5 if the swap meets the requirements. If you like to Instagram, post your outgoing and incoming kits with the hashtag #heresmypenpalkit Need some inspiration? Here is a cool blog post you can read and this is just a little pen pal kit video that will give you some cute repackaging ideas.
LET'S DO THIS! <3