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The Envelope Please

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The Envelope Please
Swap Coordinator:ArtyBeth3 (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 13, 2011
Date items must be sent by:August 1, 2011
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

There is no excuse for sending naked envelopes. A naked envelope is one that is plain white or another plain color, with the just an address written on it. How boring! There are lots of no-cost or inexpensive things can be done to jazz up the envelopes we send to our partners, from making them by hand with decorative paper, to taking a plain one and drawing on it, coloring it, collaging it, adding fun labels, stamping it, etc.

For each of your 2 partners, you will:

  • Make a list of 5 different ideas of how to decorate envelopes. Do some searches on the Web for "decorative envelopes," "envelope fun," etc. You may already have some fun ideas of your own.

  • Choose one of the ideas and use it to jazz up an envelope for your partner to use.

  • Put the list of 5 ideas and the jazzed up envelope into an outer mailing envelope that you have also jazzed up (this will be the one you send the swap in).

  • Lastly, you will include a note with the name of the swap, your name, and hopefully a little about how you enjoyed the swap and/or your day.

Here is one idea to get your creative brain thinking of more: Draw fun swirls all over the envelope. Use highlighters to add different color to your swirls.

Be creative & have fun!

To join, you must have a 4.9 or higher standing with no unexplained 1s or 3s.

Discussion

glittergothgurl 07/ 3/2011 #

yay! i love mail art :D :D

Momskii 07/12/2011 #

I'll have to watch for now to see if I have time for this. I love to take my decorated envelopes to the PO and see the looks I get from the postmaster. I guess he likes the plain white ones.

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