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Letter kit DIY

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Swap Coordinator:BPechova (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Craft Supplies  Card Making 
Number of people in swap:17
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 10, 2016
Date items must be sent by:October 12, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

Everybody loves nice stationery! For this swap you will make a beautiful letter writing set. The included items should match each other, so do not just throw in everything you have lying around your place.

Please, make some nice packaging (not a box if you do not want to pay a big postage) for your set and include in it at least 5 items from this list:

  • papers
  • notecards
  • postcards
  • address book
  • envelopes
  • washi
  • pens
  • stickers
  • labels
  • paper bags
  • anything else you may need for preparing a perfect letter

These items can be either storebought or made at home, it's up to you.

Sender's choice. Just make something you would like to receive.

For inspiration you can check these links:

http://www.blogdecoses.com/2012/10/kit-per-escriure-cartes.html http://natsgoingpostal.blogspot.cz/2015/01/diy-pen-pal-kit.html http://www.skiptomylou.org/washi-tape-stationery-set-by-she-makes-a-home/

Lowest rating allowed: 4.95. Newbies are allowed to participate (I am also here for quite a short time :D) with well filled profile. I will angel if neccessary, so in case of any problems with your partner contact me.


user2637 08/25/2016 #

Cool swap. I see that you're pretty new to hosting. I'd suggest a slightly more structured list of items required to send. As it is written, it's just suggestions, so people will end up sending a wide range of amounts of stuff. Someone could send 10 things but only get 3. :/

jaimierandolph 08/25/2016 #

Do the items need to match? What do we put the items in? How many items do we include? So it's profile based as long as it's on their profile and it's senders choice if not? I don't understand that at all? Sender's choice or Profile based?

SoftRevolution 08/26/2016 #

I agree that there needs to be more structured guidelines about what/how many of each item or mix of items to send to avoid unequal trades.

BPechova 08/28/2016 #

Thank you for your advices and suggestions, I have edited the description. :)

jaimierandolph 08/28/2016 #

Way to go on getting the new rules up..... Looks like it will be an awesome swap now that the guild lines are laid out more clearly!

Missir 08/29/2016 #

The matching part is confusing me. So the washi I send has to match the postcards? What does this mean?

BPechova 08/30/2016 #

@Missir I mean that you should not just throw in random things - the papers should match the envelopes for example. Of course not everything can be matched, if you use postcards, they will probably not fit into some colour scheme.

Suelle 09/ 5/2016 #

How about if I use a color theme would that be considered a match? I love the idea and am looking forward to the swap.

Missir 09/ 6/2016 #


Gwenerific 09/ 6/2016 #

What are the paper bags for? You mean like little bags that fit in an envelope in case the recipient wants to send something with a letter in an envelope?

CrystalZ 09/ 6/2016 #

Fun swap...looking forward to it!

Just a note...you mention 4.95 is the lowest allowed but your swap is actually set with no minimum so anyone can join.

Earlybirdprojects 09/ 8/2016 #

Gwenerific I've received some pretty decorative bags (like you might put candy into) in some swaps, would be good to tuck stickers or confetti into.

Earlybirdprojects 09/ 8/2016 #

I am planning to send in a (matching, ie covered in matching paper or whatever) little folder with pockets - keeps it tidy but mails flat.

scrapkween 09/ 9/2016 #

Ok, just to clarify, do these items have to be handmade, or can they be store-bought?

scrapkween 09/ 9/2016 #

Never mind, I just saw where it could be either =)

BPechova 09/10/2016 #

@Suelle Yes, of course, color theme is fine :)

@Gwenerific Exactly, some small bags to send stickers, paper clips or other small goodies in it

@scrapkween Can be both, you can just combine store-bought items, or you can make them by yourself

crystals3 09/12/2016 #

How many of each item should we send. Enough for multiple letters or just one. If I sent notecards, how many notecards count as one item?

BPechova 09/13/2016 #

@crystals3 Enough for one letter is fine, but of course you can include more.

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