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CAT Mail art
Swap Coordinator:kerrydwynn (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Paper Crafts  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:Regional - Canada / USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 23, 2012
Date items must be sent by:April 27, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I have noticed a lof of swappers on this site either have, adore, and love their cats, or all cats in general. So for this swap I say: create mail art in that theme! The envie (big-card size, or bigger if you wish) should be all about cats! So use collage, rubber-stamps, ink, glitter glue, etc. and let your partner see what hi-jinks your cat gets up to! One swapper has revealed through her swap-name that her cats eat crayons!

Or if you prefer a certain breed, go to town with that (I am partial to Burmese and Abyssinians for instance)

It's foolhardy to think the post-office will let your masterpiece through unscathed, so put a little flat something inside for your partner to make the envelope cancelling-machine friendly. (Suggestions are cat notecard with envie, cat stickers, cat pictures from a magazine you think they might find useful in a future swap - - -)

Mail-art rocks! Let's wow the post-office with our art, as well as your partner!

Discussion

LeeMeow 04/18/2012 #

oh oh I love this swap idea! Too bad I live in Hong Kong and am busy preparing for a move at the end of month. Pls consider making one international next time? pls~~ meow :)

kerrydwynn 04/18/2012 #

Absolutely! Happy moving! - it can be dreadful!

coraline9347 04/18/2012 #

im just starting out on swap bot, so i have a question. we decorate an envelope with cats <3 and then mail that envelope? like with stickers and whatever else in it?

kerrydwynn 04/18/2012 #

You have the general idea: decorate like crazy, make it your best work, something you'd love to receive, and to make it easier to cancel, put something in the envelope as the postal machines tear the heck out of a light empty envelope. If you affix stickers or make a collage, tape it down well. Hope this helps! Glad to have you!

creativetempo 04/22/2012 #

loove this! :)

kerrydwynn 04/22/2012 #

It is meant to BE fun! I'm weeding through possible flakers so shall make this a fun swap for all!

strawberrymilkmade 04/23/2012 #

I tried making three envelopes already! I hope my partner likes the package. Too fun! <3

kerrydwynn 04/23/2012 #

I love this kind of enthusiasm! Way to go!

katiew 04/25/2012 #

What goes inside the envelope? Cat items?

katiew 04/26/2012 #

Never mind- I see my ? is answered in the description :)

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