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RM: Magpie Journal - Winter into Spring

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RM:  Magpie Journal - Winter into Spring
Group:Renaissance Magpies
Swap Coordinator:renmagpie (contact)
Swap categories: Ephemera  Journals 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 15, 2018
Date items must be sent by:April 2, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

Many thanks to @USAFwife for hosting our first Magpie Journal swap here in the group! Personally, I have great fun doing these and now have a bag of daily ephemera that I collect for the express purpose of continuing on. Hopefully you'll join me for this round!

Take or make a journal or notebook (no smaller than 4x6) and fill at least 30-pages with magpie goodness! What is magpie goodness? Think receipts, brochures, flyers, business cards, stickers, bits of mail received, scraps from your arts and crafting, bits of washi, used stamps from letters, recipes, found items (clean please!), candy wrappers (also clean please!), clippings from newspapers, books, or magazines...all of that stuff we might normally throw away or otherwise disregard.

There does not need to be an artistic component to this - it's not an art journal - but you can doodle, draw, stamp, add notes about particular items...however you want to share the shiny of your day-to-day life with your partner!

You may fill more than 30 pages if your notebook allows, but in order to keep postage reasonable, 30 pages will be the minimum. That's 15 sheets of paper if you're counting. ;) And for those concerned with postage, I have sent these overseas from the US before - it costs about 7.50 in USD.

Please note that this is NOT profile-specific so you may start your journals now - and there is a long lead time on this. This is open to each individual's interpretation, so what you receive may be very different than what you have done, but that's the beauty of creativity!

In a Nutshell

  • One notebook or journal, no smaller than 4x6, with 30 pages filled with clean magpie goodies!

  • Journals/notebooks may be store bought or hand made.

  • There is no artistic requirement for this journal - it is free form and up to each individual how they would like to compose their journals, but please put your best ideas and work into this.

  • Journals are not profile based.

The Administrivia

  • Send on time. Rate promptly upon receipt. Sending late without communication warrants a 3 rating and removal from the group. Not rating or having to be chased for a rating also warrants removal from the group. Communicate and rate.

  • Rate according to the Swap-Bot Rating Criteria. Failure to rate your partner or to rate correctly will result in your removal from this group.

  • If you are going to be late sending, make sure you let your partner and me know prior to the send-by date.

  • Hearts are purely at the discretion of the rater.

  • If you flake, you will be removed immediately from this group.

  • If you are flaked on, let me know. I will angel this swap after you rate a 1.

  • Questions? DM or leave a comment!


DaisyNY 02/ 7/2018 #

It cost me $23 to send internationally. It would have been cheaper to mail each page individually. $7.50 would have been reasonable.

renmagpie 02/15/2018 #

@DaisyNY - Wow. That's nuts! I use the notebooks you can find in the cheap bins at Michael's...and for me to fill 40 pages (I couldn't get any more in!) and send to the UK was 7.50 from my local post office. They considered it an oversize letter. I'm sorry your PO isn't so forgiving!

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