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Dollar Tree Shopping Spree Pen Pal KIt Swap #2

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Dollar Tree Shopping Spree Pen Pal KIt Swap #2
Swap Coordinator:btbeth (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Letters & Writing  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:12
Location:Regional - U.S. ONLY
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:June 23, 2016
Date items must be sent by:July 2, 2016
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

So many who were in the last swap have said how much fun they had with it, that I decided to host a 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 (at least 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. You could also use an Expandable file for your pouch. (I have seen 2 packs of these as well) . If you choose, you may create a handmade pouch, but please use the whole budget to then fill your handmade pouch. If you purchase your pouches, please use the remainder of your $10.00 budget. Now, When you get to your favorite dollar spot, you get to buy at least 8 different types of 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)
Cute pencil sharpeners (I have seen 2 packs of piggies and owls!)
Decorative tacks
Decorative "list" magnets
Bakers twine
glue dots
mini note books
mini gelli pens rubber stamps (some I have seen at Michael's and AC Moore are a buck and have 2 or 3 -sometimes even 4 stamps in 'em) 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 every 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

Discussion

bbbhill6 06/12/2016 #

Im new to swap bot and still learning all the different swaps and how there run. Sorry for my dumb question and not understand completely. For the $10 is that for per partner or that the total you spend at the dollar store and then you divide everything up between your two partners thank you

btbeth 06/13/2016 #

$10 total, including the pouches/boxes. TY for asking

cancerianmoon626 06/17/2016 #

I am so excited for this swap! What fun!

goldfinchmeadowlark 06/21/2016 #

I am re-reading the requirements to be careful :) When you say "no more than one of that type of package divide," does that mean if I bought a package of notecards and split it, I would not be allowed to split another pack of notecards, even if the second notecard package were a totally different design?

btbeth 06/21/2016 #

yes, @goldfinchemadowlark you are to have 8+ different types (not styles) of stationery items so 2 different packs of note cards would be considered 2 of the same type, even if they are of different styles/designs. You also cant divide 2 different styles/designs of memo/list pads and count that as 2 different items. You may divide one pack of note cards and one memo/list pad, tho and that counts as 2 different types. TY for asking!

user4532 06/22/2016 #

Thank you btbeth for hosting again!!!

btbeth 06/22/2016 #

You are more than welcome, @user4532

jaimierandolph 06/24/2016 #

I love this swap! Your a great Hostess for doing it again btbeth! Mine are ready to go...

btbeth 06/24/2016 #

Mine, too @Jaimierandolph I love to see what i will get and its always stuff I can use!

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