Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 10:31 pm

Travelling Book (Handmade Extended FB) #4

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Swap Coordinator:Stachel (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Friendship Books  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:9
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 29, 2021
Date items must be sent by:February 9, 2021
Number of swap partners:1

Please read the description carefully before joining.

This is a swap for at least ten rounds. It would be great if we had you on board for every round to make this fun. But you have to at least send items two times.


For the first time you enter, you will have to do some crafting before posting. I will give you a how-to below.
Then you send a book to your partner who will fill one double-page before posting to the next one in the upcoming rounds. In the end we send a completely filled book back to the original owner.

How to craft a book:

  1. take ten pieces of blank white paper (I recommend A4 so that your book is A5 in the end) and two sheets of special paper/beautiful crafting paper.

  2. fold all the blank white sheets in the middle to get size A5.

  3. glue one sheet to the next so that they can open like a book, repeat with all ten sheets.

  4. glue one sheet of crafting paper onto the back and let it fold a little to the front, to make the book less fragile.

  5. glue the other sheet of crafting paper onto the front of the book.

  6. cut all the excess paper.

  7. you might want to hide the edge of the two crafting paper sheets with a bit of washi tape (lentghwise) or something similar.

  8. you might decorate your "binding" if you like and make sure to add the return address to the back of the book.

  9. take the first double page for yourself, include all the categories you want your partners to include as well. You can if you like also set a theme to your book (looking for pen pals/book and film recommendations/favourite this and that/poetry and song lyrics/...). Don't forget to decorate the page with whatever style you want (painting/washi art/scrapbooking style/clean/lots of stickers/...).

  10. Having received your partner's book, you will repeat step 9 with the next blank double page, but this time you have to stick to their categories. If they have included a) their address, b) a checkbox if you want a new pen pal, c) their favourite pastime, d) a recommendation for a book and e) their favourite quote from a movie, you have to write down all the categories from a) to e), nothing more and nothing less. But you can choose your own style in decorating your page.

Also see my video for a visual tutorial (excuse the bad quality, I guess it's good enough to get the idea):
Here's the video, just skip the first 30 sec

In the end everyone should get a book with 10 different-style pages and all with the same filled out categories inside.


Create the next blank double page of the FB you have got in the last round answering all the categories they have included on their first page (none more, none less) and send it to your new partner.


As a machine is assigning partners and we don't have hundreds participating in this swap, please don't just send out the book after getting your partner.

Please immediately contact me if you have got a partner that already had the FB you are going to send out. I will arrange for a change of partners, if necessary.

To make this possible, we will all wait at least 24 hours before sending, if someone needs to change partners. Check back on your personal messages on swap-bot, before actually writing the address on the envelope and sending the FB, please!

The last round will be a little different. If you fill the last double page of a book you shouldn't wait for a next round but after finishing directly send it home to the given return address on the back of the book.

If you have taken part in one of the rounds and don't want to participate in the next rounds please send the book you have got back to the return address early, so that the owner might get it out there on another round again.

As this is a rather big concept for a swap I will be checking profiles thoroughly and will ban as I see fit. But if you always get your swaps out on time and have very good ratings with comments showing that you give thought into your swaps, you can totally start ahead of time, as you won't have anything to worry about.

I hope we can have a lot of fun together doing this.


Lmrb19 01/22/2021 #

Does it matter where we place our return address @Stachel

Stachel 01/22/2021 #

Hmm, I would make it easily visible and readable, but other than that, I guess everywhere's ok. 🙃

Ashzaller 01/25/2021 #

YAY! I finally got mine from the last round !!

Stachel 01/30/2021 #

@Pupullona and @lovenita you will please exchange partners. Otherwise this should work as far as I see. I will send you both an email today, concerning your exchange of partners. Please stay tuned 👍🏻

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