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**MAIL ME A DECORATED ENVIE #3 SWAP**

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**MAIL ME A DECORATED ENVIE #3 SWAP**
Swap Coordinator:solarts (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:21
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 14, 2010
Date items must be sent by:March 27, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. #3 ROUND.

(From the previous popular swap, "Mail Me A Decorated Envie, Edited Swap."- http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/49932#comment-264572. and " Mail Me A Decorated Envie #2 Swap (Edited.)

Hello swappers and welcome to the #3 fun let's decorate a mail

envie or an envelope swap. Yes, it's basically mail art.

A basic definition of mail art- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_art

For those of us who love receiving fun mail especially the

decorated ones I thought it would be fun to also add a short letter

inside the envelope to add to the theme.

This swap is International, U.S.A. and newbies are welcome.

IMPORTANT: Everyone must have over a 4.8 rating to

participate with very, very few no sends.

If you don't meet these requirements, message me and we can

probably work something out. New users are welcome, but I must

ban anyone who looks fishy. (A filled out profile is always a plus.)

RULES:

  1. Send ONE hand made decorated envelope to 1 swap partner. Size of the envelope nothing smaller than, 4x6 in.

  2. Envelope can be any color, and shape. You're welcome to make the envelope itself if you like to and then decorate it. Or use an already made envelope.

  3. Create a fun and nicely decorated mailing envelope. Use any sort of handmade decorations on the FRONT and BACK of the envelope. Envelopes can be decorated with rubber stamps, painted on, collaged, scribbled, colored pens, ink pens, stickers, glitter, mailing stamps, stamps, ink stamped etc. and made out of the most unusual materials.

  4. Make enough room to leave the address on the front of the envelope to your swap partner. Or you may use an address label to add to your envie.

  5. Send a short one page (FRONT AND BACK) legible and handwritten letter about anything. It would be nice to have the letter decorated anywhere on the page. The letter page can be hand made or store bought.

    *IMPORTANT- * PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD A LETTER THAT YOU WRITE OR TYPE TO YOUR SWAP PARTNER. ADD THAT LETTER INSIDE THE ENVIE THAT YOU DECORATED TO MAIL TO YOUR PARTNER.

  6. Ideas what to write in the letter- Hobbies, travel, holidays, my pets, art, recipes, cooking, about you, where were you born,? how many places you have traveled to?, favorite crafts, books, films, etc.

  7. No flakers.

Let's have fun and please check out these inspiring decorated mailing envelope sites. Here are a few of my favorites and please feel free to add some in the comment section below. http://goodmailday.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/in-the-mailbox-of- late-10-26-09-edition/ http://allthisismine.com/shop/stationery/envelopes.html http://mailmeart.com/going-postal/original-mail-art-shop/

Happy swapping !

(the top photo is an example of one of the (back sides) of a decorated envies that I mailed out to a swap partner in the past. )

Discussion

TeaNi 02/19/2010 #

Great swap! I've really enjoyed decorating my swap envelopes lately. I'm watching :)

Here's clicky links to the great inspiration pages you posted:
[1](http://goodmailday.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/in-the-mailbox-of- late-10-26-09-edition/)
2
3

I noticed some of the examples have addresses placed in unusual positions, though. If you are mailing from or within the US that could cause a problem with delivery. The requirement for first class US mail is that the address be written parallel to the longest side of the envelope. You can see a page with tips and charts here

Serenity 02/21/2010 #

I so want to join, but am hesitant. I got flaked on the last time around. I did get a wonderful rating on mine and I got the satisfaction of knowing I did a good job. It's a really cool swap.

solarts 02/24/2010 #

Thanks so much TeaNi. Serenity if you get flaked on this swap I would be willing to angel it for you or someone in the group who would be willing to volunteer to angel .

ohpossum 02/26/2010 #

I would be happy to angel anyone in this swap.

solarts 02/27/2010 #

Thanks ohpossum.

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