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Topic: Happy Mail Swap (SU Aug 17-26; SO Sept 14)  (Read 18507 times)
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« on: August 17, 2016 04:08:45 AM »



Swap name: Happy Mail Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SonjaBoo
Sign-up date range: August 17-26th
Date to send item by: Wednesday, September 14th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope!

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now:  This is it!
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Unfortunately

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

Details of swap:
Many mixed-media artists out there have fun with Happy Mail swaps so lets bring one to Craftster! For this swap, youll beautifully decorate an envelope (something around a 6x9ish) in the way of your choice paint it, mix media it up, add fabric, whatever inspires you. (Remember, whatever you do, you need to leave white spots or labels for your addresses!) Then, youll include FIVE small but handmade (or hand altered) embellishments or crafting doo-dads for your partner to enjoy.

This is a low-pressure swap, with the only requirement being that you must send along five hand-made or hand-altered goodies, rather than store-bought. (Let's keep this inexpensive!)

What are crafting doo-dads, you ask? Here are some ideas!
Handmade  stickers, cards, altered tags, crafty ephemera, glue stencils, inchies, altered paperclips, ATCs, hand-cut stencils, paper feathers, paper flowers, altered buttons, etc. (And many other ideas not even mentioned here! Use your imagination, as long as someone can craft with it and you made it.)

Here are a few links for inspiration!
http://www.artcreatiu.com/ideas-happy-mail/
http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/blog/2014/7/24/junk-mail-is-happy-mail
http://redlead.typepad.com/artsee/2015/07/seaside-summer-pocket-letter-happy-mail.html

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449792.0#ixzz4HaOtHUSD
Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449792.0
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If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Happy Mail Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Would you like one or two partners?
Do you understand that you will need to send an envelope around 6"x9" in size? (Can do larger if you and your partner agree!)
Do you understand that you will need to send FIVE handmade crafty doo-dads to your partner? (Can do more if you and your partner agree!)
Favorite colors:
Any allergies:
Anything you would positively, absolutely hate to receive?
Colors you love:
Favorite themes:
Things you like to make:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

SonjaBoo
rackycoo
Onyxnox
loves2experiment
teag
BigBangMomma
tattooedcrafter
whats_her_name
Abbeeroad
curiousfae
bec99
deadbathducky
vkvhawk
geekgirl1000100
flygirl88
kwality570
pottermouth
edelC
alwaysinmyroom
Summer6061
belladune
Smmarrt
Homerof2
LeapFeetFirst
kbrison
pioneer9
Sharalee
noooitaremybirthday
LimeRiot

Happy Partners:
SonjaBoo --> noooitaremybirthday
SonjaBoo --> Onyxnox
rackycoo --> teag
rackycoo --> pottermouth
Onyxnox --> SonjaBoo
Onyxnox --> whats_her_name
loves2experiment --> LimeRiot
BigBangMomma --> Tattooedcrafter
BigBangMomma --> Sharalee
Tattooedcrafter --> BigBangMomma
Tattooedcrafter --> kbrison
whats_her_name --> Onyxnox
whats_her_name --> Homerof2
Abbeeroad --> curiousfae
curiousfae --> Abbeeroad
curiousfae --> kwality570
bec99 --> deadbathducky
bec99 --> edelC
deadbathducky --> bec99
deadbathducky --> Summer6061
vkvhawk --> flygirl88
geekgirl1000100 --> Summer6061
flygirl88 --> vkvhawk
kwality570 --> noooitaremybirthday
kwality570 --> curiousfae
pottermouth -->rackycoo
edelC --> bec99
edelC --> alwaysinmyroom
alwaysinmyroom --> edelC
alwaysinmyroom --> teag
Summer6061 --> deadbathducky
Summer6061 --> geekgirl1000100
Smmarrt --> LeapFeetFirst
Smmarrt --> pioneer9
Homerof2 --> whats_her_name
LeapFeetFirst --> Smmarrt
kbrison --> Tattooedcrafter
pioneer9 --> Smmarrt
Sharalee --> BigBangMomma
noooitaremybirthday --> SonjaBoo
noooitaremybirthday --> kwality570
teag --> alwaysinmyroom
teag --> rackycoo
LimeRiot --> loves2experiment

Link to Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016 04:12:07 AM »

Just wanted to add one thing -- the spirit of this swap should be to enjoy the creativity/artwork of your partner and not to get too bogged down in favorite themes, favorite colors, etc. I have added that stuff on the swap questionnaire in case you would like to create your work in that way, but I hope that y'all will just be up for whatever coolness your partner creates!
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016 05:47:06 AM »

This sounds like fun! 

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016 06:03:59 AM »

Well, this will officially fill my swap slots for now - joining in!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016 06:11:32 AM »

Oooh, this will be so much fun!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016 06:57:02 AM »

I'm in. The Craftster Trading Card Swap has opened a whole new world for me - I want to keep getting happy mail! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016 07:01:17 AM »

I'm in. The Craftster Trading Card Swap has opened a whole new world for me - I want to keep getting happy mail! Cheesy
I know,  right?! 

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016 07:14:55 AM »

I am now sensing that this could be a new form of addiction...
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2016 07:50:41 AM »

Woo-hoo! I'm so excited you guys are excited! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016 08:00:05 AM »

I sent in my questionnaire!  Grin
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