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Aussie Magpie Journal

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Aussie Magpie Journal
Group:Active Aussie SWAPaholics
Swap Coordinator:rebeccag1986 (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:Regional - Australia
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.50
Last day to signup/drop:January 15, 2018
Date items must be sent by:February 28, 2018
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I’ve been involved in a few of these types of swaps, usually international (there had also been a regional US one too with the past ones I have been involved in), and I’d love to do an Australian based one, especially with the cost of postage!

So, What's a magpie journal? Well, a magpie is a bird related to the crow that is know as being a collector. Similarly, people are called "magpies" who collect things, particularly things that seem to have little value. So, for this journal, you're going to collect various items and paste them in a small journal.

For the sake of postage, you need only fill 30 pages of collected items - you don't need to fill an entire journal (but please feel free to do so if you wish). Common journal sizes for this type of swap are 5x7 inches or 4x6 inches.

What to include inside the journal? Here are some ideas:

Recipes/Menus/Postcards/Playing cards/Stickers/Tags and labels/ Interesting stamps /Coupons /Found items (as long as they're clean)/Notes /Grocery Lists /Poems /Song Lyrics/ Interesting bits of paper /Interesting ads /Flyers /Clippings from newspapers and magazines /Inserts /Labels from favorite products /Candy wrappers (make sure they aren't sticky) / Washi samples

Try to include things that have visual interest or meaning. Feel free to add a note here or there to explain why you included something if you'd like. Doodles and other decorations are likewise encouraged but not required. If you'd like an extra challenge, see how much of the journal you can fill within the deadline!

Basically anything goes - just make sure you have 30 pages full and nothing dirty, smelly or sticky! if you have any questions about the swap or requirements, feel free to ask!

There's a long lead time on this one, so you can go ahead and get started as it's sender's choice and not partner-specific!

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SIGNING UP: There is no artistic or written requirement for this swap. The swap is also not partner-specific, so your partner is not under any obligation to make a journal that meets any requirements other than 30 pages of magpie goodies. Because this swap is open to the participants' interpretation, you may receive something that is completely different than what you've created. If you are not okay with that, then this may not be the swap for you

Discussion

BloomingRoses 12/31/2017 #

I’m super keen to sign up for this one but still not quite sure what is expected. Any links to check out for ideas please. Thanks in advance.

MaryCheng 01/ 2/2018 #

I have already started collecting. I am filling a journal of things I find at home. Its amazing what you accumulate or think would be good in the journal. I do put a note alongside the item as to what it means to me. I am quite liking this event!

rebeccag1986 01/ 8/2018 #

That’s great @MaryCheng

@BloomingRoses I’ll see what I can find!

rebeccag1986 01/ 8/2018 #

@BloomingRoses I was only able to add one picture to the swap, I found heaps more when I googled, if you want to look up that way for ideas?

rebeccag1986 01/ 8/2018 #

I googled ‘Magpie Journal’

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