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Handmade envie swap!

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Swap Coordinator:SamBuck (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Paper Crafts  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:38
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 23, 2010
Date items must be sent by:June 6, 2010
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Haven't seen one of these in a little while so I thought I would make one myself!

You will make 10 handmade envelopes total. 2 partners, 5 envelopes sent to each. Envelopes must be at least 3.5" x 5" Envelopes can be made from lots of different materials!

Examples: Magazine pages calendars wallpaper samples cardstock maps etc.

Be creative!

Must have at least a 4.8 rating and no recent 1's or 3's. Newbies welcome with a well filled out profile!

This is an international swap so be ready to send your packages overseas! You will have 2 weeks to make the envelopes, happy swapping!

Discussion

atinagrace 05/19/2010 #

I have been patiently waiting for this swap..thank you..I have envelopes stockpiled, and am anxious to send them out.

LinketJewelryDesign 05/22/2010 #

I keep going back To this one, I want to do it but I am not sure if I can do a good enough job. How are they suposed to seal for mailing? I always seal my homemade envies with tape but maybe that isn't good enough....

SamBuck 05/22/2010 #

I always seal my handmade envelopes with glue before using them in the mail. Tape should be fine. There is no requirement that you provide a way to seal them, your partner can use tape, glue or whatever they want.

MommyKnows 05/23/2010 #

I'm glad you said that there is no requirement for providing a sealing method.... I just ran out of the double sided tape that I like to use for that... and I prefer to seal my own anyhow! (A glue runner works like a charm!)

karenchristine13 05/23/2010 #

Are these envies to be ok for posting in the mail? Some magazine pages are too thin. The covers would work.

SamBuck 05/24/2010 #

They are required to be 3.5" x 5" but you can make them out of any paper you want.

RadicalRecrafter 05/24/2010 #

I have all kinds of lovely papers to use for my envelopes.I don't quite get using magazine pages.Aren't they much too thin?

SamBuck 05/28/2010 #

I have used magazine pages in my envelopes in the past, I have used them for mailing too and I haven't had a problem. But I usually use National Geographic and I think those pages are a littler thicker than normal magazine pages....

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