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Pocket Letter Newbies~ Butterfly theme

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Pocket Letter Newbies~ Butterfly theme
Swap Coordinator:jakeandnicksmom (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Newbie  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:41
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:May 16, 2015
Date items must be sent by:May 31, 2015
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This swap is for Pocket letter newbies, who want a chance to try out this new penpal craze, in a safe, judgment free swap.

For this swap you will have one partner Basically, you fill up a 9 pocket trading card sleeve with 2.5 X 3.5 scrapbook paper, And, inside the pockets you tuck in little goodies. They might be washi tape samples , ribbon, stickers, buttons, embellishments, tea bag, sequins, etc,
The first pocket holds a nice letter from you, about a 1/2 page
This Pocket Letter has a butterfly theme

It doesn't have to be totally decorated in butterflies, but incorporate the butterflies in at least 5 of the pockets.
Get creative! you can do it!!
You do not have to decorate the back of the pocket, only the front.

Make sure the swap name and your Swapbot name is on there somewhere.

Remember: this swap is for people who are new at pocket letters, so if your picky, this may not be the swap for you

Try to keep things relatively flat, when you fold this protector into thirds, you can mail it in a long envelope.
Open to swappers with at least a rating of 4.97, and has at least 5 type 3 swaps. I will be checking profiles carefully. If you have recent or unexplained 1's or 3's please Pm me.

Send your swap on time, and don't forget to rate your partner. Think of your rating as a thank you note, its very nice to thank the person who took time to create something for you Rate a 5 if it was sent on time ,even if you didn't like it.

Thanks for joining my swap. If there's a lot of interest, I will do monthly theme swaps

UPDATE 5/13/2015 I have had interest in a series of pocket letter newbie swaps , so Im setting up a monthly swap for at least through September: Here are the themes * June- Summer * July - Red, White and Blue
* August- Make it Sparkle
* September- Fall Leaves/ Colors
So join one or join all, If anyone has ideas for future pocket letters or themes, Im open to suggestions.

This is a US swap only, but if anyone is interested in hosting an international one, please PM me.

Though Im not new to Swapbot, I am new to hosting, if there is any veteran hostesses who have ideas of how I can make this swap better, please send me a PM, I can use all the help I can get. Thanks for taking the time to look at my swap, I hope you join in!

Discussion

tjsbrennan 05/ 6/2015 #

I'm new and dont have a rating. Could I still join this swap?

jakeandnicksmom 05/ 6/2015 #

@tjbrennan I sent you a message

techgrlkay 05/ 7/2015 #

There are great tutorials on YouTube by the creator of Pocket Letters Janette Lane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C551yphwG_o

She also has several videos about getting items from the $1 store to use in your pocket letter.

BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR POCKET LETTER TO THE POST OFFICE TO GET IT WEIGHED. POSTAGE VARIES!!!

techgrlkay 05/ 7/2015 #

[Basic Tutorial on Pocket Letters] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C551yphwG_o)

CalyD 05/ 7/2015 #

Don't have time this month to join this one but definitely interested in future ones! I love pocket letters 8-)

jakeandnicksmom 05/ 7/2015 #

Thanks @techgrlkay those are great links

jakeandnicksmom 05/ 7/2015 #

Thanks @CalyD I hope to do a series, so keep your eyes out for another one next month

plushiecat 05/13/2015 #

can you not be a total newbie and still join in? :) I have made a few.

jakeandnicksmom 05/13/2015 #

@plushiecat you must have at least 5 catalogue 3 swaps, no recent 1's or 3's. I took a brief look at your profile and you should be fine

jakeandnicksmom 05/13/2015 #

Please don't forget you need to have at least 5, catagory 3 swaps and no recent 1 or 3 without explainations. If you have any questions, please pm me. I will go though and check profiles before assigning partners. ♡♡♡♡

jske 05/14/2015 #

I also am a newbie to swapbot & do not have a rating. How do I get a rating?

jakeandnicksmom 05/15/2015 #

I sent you a message @jske

jakeandnicksmom 05/15/2015 #

OMG, you guys are amazing. Made it to Top Swaps :)

Zoebolt 05/16/2015 #

Hey - so I was wondering something. So the theme is butterflies, that I understand and all. What I'm wondering is so all the tuck ins have to be butterfly themed too? Cause that might be difficult...

jakeandnicksmom 05/16/2015 #

No, they don't have to be all butterfly themed, just decorate the fronts with butterflies, at least 5 of the pockets. The tuck ins can be anything fun that will fit. This is intended to be pretty laid back, since we are all pretty new at this, I hope that answers your questions, Pm me if anyone has questions.

jakeandnicksmom 05/16/2015 #

Just a reminder I will be checking all profiles before assigning partners tommarow, there is a min of 5 type 3 swaps. thanks everyone for signing up♡♡♡♡

1PlanningMommy 05/16/2015 #

Hello, I just join swapbot and would love to join this swap but it says I don't meet the requirements to join but I saw it that you put newbie can join

jakeandnicksmom 05/16/2015 #

@1planningmommy , anyone can join the swsp, if they meet the requirements of at least 5 type 3 swaps, and a rating of 4.85. So if your a newbie who has those met, you may join. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me.

bluecrayons 06/ 1/2015 #

Im sorry im late. Been at hospital with my mom. She is very ill. Will get this out tomorrow

ginny19590 06/ 1/2015 #

I had my pocket letter done but the 31st was on a Sunday so it is going out today the 1st because our mail doesn't run on Sunday........=)

jakeandnicksmom 06/ 2/2015 #

thank you @ginny19590 and @bluecrayons hope everyone enjoyed the swap

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