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UHM: Altered File Folder

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UHM: Altered File Folder
Group:USA Happy Mail
Swap Coordinator:orneryswife (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:February 9, 2018
Date items must be sent by:February 23, 2018
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Let's swap some altered file folders! You can either send it full size or cut down to any mailable size, but it's more fun if the tab cut out is part of the piece. Get inky, painted, sticky, stitched or whatever gets you going, and create a cool bit of mail art to send to your partner.

If you are a gelli-print maker, these are way fun to use with your gelliplate. If you prefer collage, that works, too. Would you rather doodle? Paint with watercolors? Washify? Sticker slap? There are so many options!

If you send it in an envelope, decorate the envie or use a clear plastic sleeve so your art shows through. Sender's choice on theme, just make sure there are no elements included that your partner's profile lists as "no thanks."

Inside the folder, put something fun or interesting or useful or clever... Just make sure it won't fall out in transit. Also include the information needed to be rated; swap name, user name, etc. Send on time, and rate promptly.

Discussion

January 01/29/2018 #

Great swap idea! Question - it sounds like it is sender's choice about whether to mail it in an envelope or to use the folder as an envelope - is this correct? Also, sender's choice about size? Thanks -

orneryswife 01/30/2018 #

That is correct, senders choice in both cases. I've seen some folders cut down that were fabulous, and in some cases I'd rather not mess up the folder by sealing it up to the point of ruin when the recipient tries to get inside. It just depends on what you want to do. I like having creative options. 😀

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