|Group:||First Class Mail Art|
|Swap Coordinator:||smmarrty (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Mail Art|
|Number of people in swap:||11|
|Location:||Regional - USA only|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||May 9, 2015|
|Date items must be sent by:||June 8, 2015|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Pocket letters are a penpal phenomenon and there are many Instagram and YouTube tutorials available.
To make a pocket letter, you use a plastic baseball card sleeve that has 9 pockets. In each pocket, you put scrapbook and planner supplies.
For this swap, we'll fill the pockets with mail art supplies. Some ideas are: washi tape samples, stickers (mail-related), stamped images, address labels, small images (from magazines or collage sheets) that can be used for mail art, swap cards, and ??? (you can list more ideas in the comment section below.)
Let's keep the items mostly paper - the fun thing about pocket letters is that you can fold the plastic sleeve and it will fit into a #10 business size envelope. Also, the items should be flat so they can be used for gluing or attaching to envelopes and postcards. The postage will be more than just one stamp - about $2.32 or so to send.
You will have one partner - if you like this idea, we can do more.
Also, I'm thinking of doing a series of swaps where you collect your pocket letters in a 3-ring binder so you can organize and collect your mail art supplies in one SMALL space (unlike the 20+ envelopes I use currently.) I have some photo sleeves in different sizes so you can use up your stash of goodies.
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