Swap-bot Time: December 13, 2018 12:32 am

"Open When ____" Swap

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Swap Coordinator:tcornell (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:6
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 9, 2016
Date items must be sent by:August 23, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap, we will decorate 10 envelopes of any size (I suggest smaller for shipping purposes, but the size is up to the sender), and clearly label them "Open When_____" (Fill in the blank with one of the following emotions, 1 emotion/envelope):





You Just Need a "Pick Me Up"


There's no other mail




Inside each envelope include the following: a flat token to prompt a smile upon opening & a little message (can be an encouraging sentence, quote or sentiment). Some ideas for the flat surprise include, but are not limited to: a comic strip, stickers, washi samples, an ATC, a drawing or doodle you've done, a handmade or profile based postcard, an uplifting magazine article, crossword/word search puzzle, poetry; anything flat and lightweight that you think your partner may enjoy. Please mix it up a bit and not put the same thing in every envelope. Use your imagination and have fun!

So, to recap: 10 decorated envelopes (labelled for when to open), each with a message & flat surprise. Bundle together in 1 mailer and send to your partner!

This should be able to ship in a 6 X 9 mailer if you use smaller envelopes and keep it flat. Sender has the ability to keep this lightweight depending on the enclosures- it doesn't have to be a high cost shipping swap.


ScrapHappyGabi 07/29/2016 #

Wow this is SUCH a great swap!!! <3 LOVE This!!

MsRose 07/29/2016 #

Love n it !! Sorry have to sit this one out, I will be away from my swap stash . This will be fun for all those who join ;)

shinyserra 07/29/2016 #

I'm reaching my 20 swap limit. (I just can't help myself. I'm swap crazy!) So I will definitely join closer to the sign-up date. Great swap idea! I feel really inspired by the rainbow envies in the picture :)

pkpeace 07/31/2016 #

I really want to participate in this swap but it's not a great time... so I decided to make my envelopes now, so they won't be profile based but they will be worthy! Making my own envelopes too! I love when I have a ton of precut paper 8" x 8" that makes the perfect size envie for this!!

pkpeace 07/31/2016 #

I should totally be packing... not unpacking my already packed swap stuff... I'm thankful that my hubby is tutoring a student! He wouldn't be mad or anything... he would just laugh and shake his head at my Swap-Bot addiction! xo

shinyserra 08/ 1/2016 #

LOL Patty. Yesterday my hubby "caught" me with my stash of empty toilet paper rolls glue-ing the bottoms closed to make whimsy pockets. He was definitely shaking his head haha. I'm still fairly new to Swap Bot but my husband has already come to terms with my Swap Bot addiction :) It would be so hard to pack away swapping stuff! I feel for ya!

bluesky 08/ 2/2016 #

I really love these kind of swaps! They are so helpful! Not sure though if I can participate as it might conicide with my travel for my treatment...unlessI start right now and its not profile based, but not sure if I like that...does anyone want to do with me as private swap?? :)

Tigerlilyknotwise 08/ 2/2016 #

I'm starting mine now too, as I might be traveling later - but this swap is great!

tcornell 08/ 4/2016 #

So glad everyone is liking it! I will probably repeat this on a monthly or so basis, so if you can't join in, perhaps you can the next time!

bluesky 08/ 5/2016 #

@tcornell -- :) although I would love to participate now, but not sure if I would manage, I am thinking. would be so great to have some "proviant" with me when I am all alone out there in Europe...

shinyserra 08/ 6/2016 #

@bluesky or anyone else...I would love to do a private swap with any of you that wanted to join but couldn't. Let me know (pm me) when you get back home and are ready :)

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