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Happy Mail, Yay! #9

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Happy Mail, Yay! #9
Swap Coordinator:milamilamura (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:43
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:December 1, 2016
Date items must be sent by:December 19, 2016
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Don't you just love getting home and finding awesome and colorful mail in your mailbox? If you do, then this is the swap for you.

This is a low cost swap, and I’ll be hosting it on a monthly basis.


The requirements are:

Send a super cute envelope, using any medium you want, stickers, washi tape, rubber stamps, anything, just make sure it looks super cute. No sticker slapping, this is a mail art swap, you have to put your heart into it. There’s no need to be extra talented, but you need to do your best to make your partner happy.

Look through your stash and include the following flat items:

  • 1 sticker sheet
  • 5 washi tape samples (12 inch/30 centimeters each)
  • 1 postcard
  • 1 teabag
  • 3 items of your choice, store-bought or handmade. Some ideas: bookmarks, tags, die cuts, stationery, blank notecards, handmade envelopes, confetti, postage stamps, ephemera, smash bits, project life cards, the list is endless.

Please also include a nice note for your partner in pretty stationery and don't forget to include your username and swap name.


This is a sender's choice swap, so you can get started on your swap as soon as you want. It's always nice to check your partner's profile, but ultimately this is sender's choice, so if you receive something you don't like, you can send it in another round of these swaps or any other swap.

The total weight of your envie should be no more than 40-50 grams, so that neither of us spends too much on postage. Use postage stamps if possible.

No newbies this time, sorry. I'm trying to keep this a free flake zone. Only people with a 4.95 rating. You must have at least 20 rated type 2 and 3 swaps (in total). No recent and unsolved 1's and 3's in the last year. I will be looking through everyone's profile and reserve the right to ban anyone who seems flaky or problematic.

Before joining, please check your if you meet the requirements. If you don’t, please DO NOT join this swap. As a host, I take my time checking all participants and making sure they don’t have late swaps on their dashboard, logged in during the past few days and have the amount of rated swaps I ask for. It takes you less than 2 minutes to check your own ratings and situation, but it takes me a long time to go over all swappers that don’t meet requirements and still joined my swap (and which I’ll have to ban anyway). So I’d really appreciate if you could keep that in mind.

Note to newbies: When I say I need for you to have 20 rated type 2 and 3 swaps (in total), it means that in your profile you must have at least 20 ratings for any type of swap (except for electronic swaps). It does not mean you must have sent 20 swaps, you must have been rated for all of them. I always run into participants who do not meet the requirements and still join my swaps and then complain when I ban them, please do not join if you do not meet the requirements. I am hosting this swap on a monthly basis, so when you actually meet the requirements, you can feel free to join.

Note to participants: Please rate your partner promptly. If your swap is taking too long, get in touch with your partner to see if she forgot to rate / she’d like to wait a bit longer / she thinks it’s time to resend, and keep me posted. If I or your partner have to pretty much chase you down to get you to respond to a message, rate or solve any pending issues, I'll ban you from my future swaps.

I will angel this swap in case someone flakes, but I'm trying to be as cautious as I can and really hope we can all have fun with this swap.

If you have any questions, suggestions or doubts, please don't hesitate to contact me or add a comment in this swap.

Happy swapping everyone!

Discussion

milamilamura 11/15/2016 #

I have decided to move the signup deadline to December 1st, instead of November 17th, and the send by date to December 19th. I have sent an email to all of those who are currently in the swap.

The reason I am doing this is because in my country, Customs Control (in charge of processing all international incoming and outgoing mail) is on indefinite strike, and this means I should cancel the swap. Since I am hoping things will get solved as soon as possible, I decided to move the deadlines by two weeks, but if this is an inconvenient to any of you, please feel free to drop from the swap.

I am crossing my fingers things will go back to normal, if I see they are not ok by the sign up date, then I will definitely cancel the swap. I am really hoping I don't have to and you won't have a problem with the new deadlines. If you do and have to drop from the swap, don't worry, I'll keep hosting these rounds through all 2017!

Hope you can all understand,

Happy swapping everyone!

milamilamura 11/25/2016 #

Strike is over! Whoohoo! I'll assign partners next Friday :)

Snailmailerjulia 11/29/2016 #

I will definitly join this when i have enough ratings thanks for letting me know it is monthly😀

milamilamura 11/30/2016 #

Great! Looking forward to see you in future rounds @Snailmailerjulia :)

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