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Earth Day Upcycle Postcard Swap

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Earth Day Upcycle Postcard Swap
Swap Coordinator:racheljohnson (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Crafts  Postcards  Themed 
Number of people in swap:51
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:April 8, 2017
Date items must be sent by:April 18, 2017
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Did you know that April 22nd is Earth Day?? Let's celebrate by UPCYCLING, i.e. using and swapping with what we have instead of buying new!

For this swap, use the craft supplies and paper products that you already have on hand to create a postcard for each of your two partners. Do not buy anything new!! Postcards must be at least 4 x 6 inches in size, and must be sent stamped and "naked" (not in an envelope). (Here are the USPS postcard requirements Anything that falls outside their measurements will need a full first class letter stamp, or more if it is very large!)

These postcards should technically be handmade, but use your creativity in any way you can imagine! You can embellish store-bought cards, use recycled cardboard, paint, sticker, draw, glue... anything! The theme is Earth Day, but feel free to interpret it as loosely as you'd like.

All new swappers are welcome to join this international swap! And all experienced swappers with a 4.9 rating, or higher, are welcome. But I reserve the right to remove questionable users! Let's make this a huge swap celebrating our environment and the fun of upcycling!

p.s. I DO angel my swaps. At least two weeks after the send deadline (longer if you are receiving from an international partner) if you have NOT received and you HAVE rated your partner honestly with a 1, you can contact me and I will send out an angel postcard.

Discussion

Juniebird 02/20/2017 #

I love this idea, I'm going to keep an eye on it!

marliese 04/ 1/2017 #

Yay, Earth Day is my birthday! How can I resist this swap? :)

racheljohnson 04/ 3/2017 #

Thank you all for joining this swap! I'd love for it to be a giant, international swap! I am going to promote it all week. Feel free to take this image to share about the swap in your networks, too:

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mstori4 04/ 4/2017 #

Im all registered but what do i do next who and how do i swap a card with?

EmilyT 04/ 4/2017 #

@mstori4 sometime on April 19th, or even up to a few days after, @racheljohnson will assign partners and you'll get the two addresses of your partners you send to. You'll see this in the upper right hand corner of this swap screen- a link to click on to see your partners once they are assigned.

mstori4 04/ 4/2017 #

@EmilyT thank you, I haven't done this before so wasn't sure - all very excited thank u xT

rameshscm 04/ 7/2017 #

Thanks for the info. It is really exciting. Do visit www.adaalo.com online classifieds for all your needs.

btbeth 04/ 7/2017 #

^^is that actually a spam url posted on the site owners swap wall??^^

Whippet 04/ 7/2017 #

Great idea for handmade postcard celebrating Earth Day.

Lanie 04/ 7/2017 #

For people who are new and this is their first swap they really should read the FAQ area in full before signing up for any swap on the site.

camelsamba 04/ 8/2017 #

yes @btbeth that does look like spam! I wonder if the person is doing it to all sorts of swap pages? S/he doesn't have a profile and hasn't signed up for any swaps...

racheljohnson 04/10/2017 #

Hi all! Thank you for signing up for this swap. I am going through participants now and will assign partners today. (Monday)

Once partners are assigned, you must return to this page to get your partners' address info. Let me know if you have any other questions.

racheljohnson 04/10/2017 #

PARTNERS ARE NOW ASSIGNED!! Hooray! I did remove a handful of folks who did not have a filled out profile, however, I am happy to do a one-one-one swap of the same theme with anyone who was removed or who didn't sign up in time. Just message me if you are interested,

pahasiga 04/11/2017 #

This is an international swap. Doesn't the last paragraph encourage people to rate their international partners down ASAP?

racheljohnson 04/11/2017 #

@pahasiga - You have a good point. It should have said "at least" two weeks after the send deadline. I have revised it to encourage leaving more mailing time for international participants.

MarHelene 04/12/2017 #

I was removed from the swap because I have no profile? Granted I don't have a lot of pictures and gifs but there is a profile on my page.

racheljohnson 04/14/2017 #

@MarHelene - I am sorry for the disappointment. I would be happy to do a one-on-one swap with you of the same theme! Let me know if you are interested.

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