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Pocket Letter Newbies #3 July~ Red, White and Blue

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Pocket Letter Newbies #3 July~ Red, White and Blue
Swap Coordinator:jakeandnicksmom (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Handmade  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:46
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:July 10, 2015
Date items must be sent by:July 21, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

This swap is for Pocket letter newbies, who want a chance to try out this new penpal craze, in a safe, judgment free swap. No stress, no worries. For this swap there is no wrong way of doing a Pocket Letter.

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 Red, White and Blue theme
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 letter 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. If you don't receive your swap please let me and your partner know before rating a 1 or 3.

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
* 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, I'm open to suggestions. There is lots of Youtube videos and Pintrest boards out there if you need ideas.

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


PaganMom 05/13/2015 #

bah, I hope my rating gets up high enough to join one of these. I really want to start doing them!

Morethanamemory 06/19/2015 #

If we are newbies...how to we ever get to join in the fun :( I wanna play!

Bybruton 06/23/2015 #

I've really had a blast joining in on these swaps. My head is already spinning, thinking about what's in my stash. Not sure if you ever become an "expert". This will be my 5th PL and I still feel like a newbie. Happy Swapping!

jakeandnicksmom 06/25/2015 #

@Bybruton I'm having a blast also! Thanks for checking out my swaps, I added a few more.

artsymimi 06/25/2015 #

does anyone have a picture of how they should look like I have never done this before and would like to see what it entitles before I join.

jakeandnicksmom 06/26/2015 #

@artsymimi I sent you a message. There are lots of videos on YouTube, also Pinterest, and you can google pocket letters and you can see lots of examples there. If any one is on instagram you can see samples of some of mine, (spoiler alert though) my instagram name is ohhowfun2012 anyone who would like feel free to leave your instagram name here or PM me with it.

tammielynn1969 06/27/2015 #

Does the whole thing have to be red white blue or just a few things like the paper in each pocket can it be the only thing red white blue

jakeandnicksmom 06/27/2015 #

@tammielynn1969 I prefer it to be all red white and blue, with the exception of things like wording,small embellishments.

ladydy5 06/30/2015 #

jakeandnicksmom is also in our 9 Little Pocket group if any are interested just look under groups. We do both stuffing pockets and not stuffing (postage why) to join in. No letters though just notes.

Draculadeaf 07/ 6/2015 #

Hey I wonder how make or unused postcard, notecard, or something? Let me know thanks :)

ScrapperGal 07/ 7/2015 #

If I am a newbie how can i join?

jakeandnicksmom 07/ 7/2015 #

@draculadeaf try go ogling pocket letters or go to youtube, there are alot of great tutorials

jakeandnicksmom 07/ 7/2015 #

@scrappergal I'll send you a pm

CANNEKCUL 07/ 7/2015 #

Ok. This will be my first pocket letter. Gonna give all I got!

Draculadeaf 07/ 8/2015 #

Oh I watched youtube. I am interest but my favorite Halloween. So I can wait until October. I think I would like to who send me pocket letter and look at the pocket letter get ideas. I never seen before. So cool! :) October will begin to process thru Dec. Easy for me.

jakeandnicksmom 07/10/2015 #

Just a reminder, I will be checking profiles and removing who doesn't fit the guidelines.I will assign partners Tomorrow afternoon.

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