For this swap, it is NOT a requirement to look at the profiles! (Though I only suggest it to avoid foods/allergies). You literally will send a whole lotta mail to someone and they can use parts of the items for themselves or use it to send for other swaps! SO PLEASE DO NOT DOWN-RATE FOR RECEIVING GENRES YOU DON'T CARE FOR.
Try to send generic type items, maybe plastic baggies with decor or journal cards, or postcards. BUT, it's always fun to see things you like in your mail. HOWEVER, that's why i have other swaps titled, "Mail Based On Your Likes" :).
Purpose? I think Kawaii things are cute but I have none of those items! I have partners where I don't have anything Kawaii to send :(. So maybe you'll receive things you can finally use to send!
Minimum for 10 different types of items! Here's a few examples of what counts as the minimum for each item, but as always, feel free to send more! :)
YES, you are allowed to send more than 1 of the same items. NO, the entire envelope can't be filled with stickers :). The minimum different items is 3. Meaning you can't do 8 bookmarks and 2 sets of journal cards. However you can do 3 bookmarks (max amount), 45 stickers maximum (minimum is 15 stickers), etc.
15 stickers (whether cut up or on full sticker sheets)
7 stationary/memo sheets (more than 4 different design/type)
3 homemade envelopes
4 mini envelopes
2 ribbon samples (12 inches each)
4 washi samples (12 inches each)
5 journal cards
1 sheet address labels
5 different die cuts
6 pieces of epherema
2 new postage stamps
6 punch out shapes (whether same or varied)
1 homemade mini notebooks depending on the size
1 handmade bookmark
The list is not limited to the above :). These are just suggestions and ideas!
Feel free to add additional suggestions below!
As long as your partner sends you the minimum amount of 10 items/types, that deserves a "5" regardless of what it is.
Please do not down-rate if you receive something you do not like! Use that to use as swap-mail for someone else.
Minimum of 10 swaps and 10 ratings already done!
No unexplained 1's and 3's please. If you've had lateness issues in the past, please let me know- believe me I have been there unfortunately. On the ratings, make sure the info is in your profile or send me a message! It never made sense to me to ban people with 200 swaps and only "one" 1 or 3.
Blank Profiles/New Folks
- Look for my swaps that allow those with minimal to no swaps completed! We were all new at some point and I'm happy to angel for those who flake or disappear out of nowhere :(
- For many hosts, they like to see 4-5 different sections filled out in your profile :)
TIPS FROM OTHER MEMBERS
- Cobweb: Remember that if you put bulky extras in your envelopes - even if it is under the weight and size limits - you need to mail as nonmachinable. Those goodies, pencils, paperclips, thick cart stock not the size of the full envelope etc will catch in the sorting machines. Even flat things. These should always be posted nonmachinable and hand cancelled by your local post office. They have really cute butterfly stamps for just such items too!
If you need clarification on other things, just message me!