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NH Handmade Envelopes Swap

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NH Handmade Envelopes Swap
Swap Coordinator:TC (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:14
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:December 16, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 6, 2014
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

STOP! Don't throw that 2013 calendar away - use it to make envelopes! Envelopes are fun and easy to create, and don't take a lot of time or money.

For this swap, you will send your partner five (5) handcrafted envelopes.

  • Your envelopes should be the size used to mail a note card, letter, or business-sized. They should be able to be mailed with a first class stamp. No tiny envelopes (unless included as optional extras) or parcel-sized envelopes. No SQUARE envelopes - these require extra postage as they are unusually sized. Check your country's postal service guidelines if you are unsure about standard envelope sizes.
  • The sides of your envelopes should be adhered securely. Don't worry about putting adhesive on the flap.
  • The easiest way to make an envelope is to unglue an envelope you already own, and use it as a template. However, you can find tutorials on the web, or purchase plastic templates for cutting and folding envelopes.
  • Use paper that will hold up well in postal service machines. Calendar pages, maps, scrapbook paper are good options, as are other heavy-weight papers. Do not use newspaper, magazine pages, or book pages that are lightweight. Please do not use plain solid-colored paper. Choose papers that are interesting!
  • Do your best work. Cut your paper neatly and fold carefully.

Send ON TIME.
Rate promptly and accurately.
Communicate with both your partner and your host (me, @TC ) if there are problems.

Discussion

Sternenfee 11/27/2013 #

Oh...what's a first class stamp for us international people?

TC 11/28/2013 #

Whatever postage is required to mail a letter within your country. :)

AtelierEem 12/ 2/2013 #

Strange you have to put more postage on a square envelope... But okay, I'll make rectangle ones :-)

TC 12/ 2/2013 #

In the USA, a square envelope costs 66 cents to mail, versus a rectangular one that costs 49 cents.

tanikasjourney 12/ 2/2013 #

I'm new to this, how will we mail the envelopes

TC 12/ 2/2013 #

@tanikasjourney , put them all in one larger envelope and send it off. :)

WAgirl 12/13/2013 #

So excited for this! I love making envelopes! And I'm so glad to have found a craft-type swap that allows newbies!

servingHim 12/31/2013 #

I just have to say that I enjoyed this swap so much. I never made envelopes before and it was so fun and easy!! I may never buy another envelope again. Thanks TC for putting this together.

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