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Pocket Letter Newbies #4 Make It Sparkle

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Pocket Letter Newbies #4 Make It Sparkle
Swap Coordinator:jakeandnicksmom (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Themed  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:52
Location:Regional - usa
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:August 14, 2015
Date items must be sent by:August 28, 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,the scrapbook paper should be decorated with things like quotes, ribbon, stamped images ect. And, in the back of 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 Make it Sparkle theme, Think Glitter paper, Foils, Holographic, sequins, Rhinestones. Please, Please No LOOSE GLITTER, if your sending glitter or sequins in one of the pockets, please make sure its in sealed little baggies.
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


sal410cat 05/13/2015 #

Up top it says international, just a heads up. :)

grammypammy 05/14/2015 #

Do you have Pocket Letter Newbies #4 swap for Regional USA only? I see #1, #2, #3 and #5 for Regional USA but not #4, did I miss it? Thanks!

jakeandnicksmom 05/17/2015 #

@sal419cat thanks for noticing, it was,supposed to be usa only, I edited it.

jakeandnicksmom 05/17/2015 #

@grammypammy this one is number 4 :)

pbcquiltlover 07/ 1/2015 #

Thanks for clarifying about putting in scrap book paper for a background - I've sent two out as a newbie and didn't know this was something I was supposed to be doing. I'll be sure to do that from now on: I've only received one so far so I don't have much to compare mine to, but I find this type of swap to be fun and challenging! Thanks for running a number of them!

jakeandnicksmom 07/ 2/2015 #

@pbcquiltlover your so welcome, and Im so happy you have joined my swaps. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. There is also a lot of pictures on the net if you google pocket letters, and pinterest has many pictures also.

tammielynn1969 07/ 4/2015 #

@jakeandnicksmom does every pocket have to have the theme or just a few or half?

SheisCrafty 07/ 4/2015 #

Hello there does anyone know if there is a swap like this for really new newbies like me? I really like the sound of these and lord knows I have got plenty of doo dads to fill those pockets up. But everything that says for newbies I still cant join thank you

Whippet 07/ 8/2015 #

@SheisCrafty - Have you checked group Newbie Helpers for the swaps you are interested in joining?
I see you are a member of this group. Have you asked the group about the swap you interested in?

jakeandnicksmom 07/ 8/2015 #

@tammielynn1969 I would like every pocket to have a little bit of sparkle, either glitter paper or on the embellishment

jakeandnicksmom 07/ 8/2015 #

@Whippet thanks for answering the question for me. I don't aways check the messages on the swaps, so feel free to send me a pm with any questions. I just want you all to know, I really appreciate everyone who signs up for my swsps, you are an awesome group Òℒ‘Òℒ‘Òℒ‘Òℒ‘

bruxbaby 07/20/2015 #

Are there any rules as to what goes into each pocket? I saw a picture on Pinterest and it shows that each pocket has a different item. Here is the link. http://janettelane.blogspot.com/2015/02/janette-lanes-pocket-letter-guide.html?utmsource=feedburner&utmmedium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+JanetteLane+(Janette+Lane)&m=1

jakeandnicksmom 07/21/2015 #

@bruxbaby I sent you a message

jakeandnicksmom 07/21/2015 #

If anyone is intrested here is my instagram name, you can see samples of my pocket letters and ones I've recieved. Ohhowfun2012, feel free to leave your instagram name here if you want followers

Mdllchavez 07/22/2015 #

How do you meet minimum rating to join this swap. I just joined a few minutes ago. Thanks! m.

jakeandnicksmom 07/22/2015 #

@mdllchavez first make sure you fill out your profile, include things about your self like your favorite movues, music ect. The best place to start on swapbot is to join the Newbie Helpers group. There is lots of information on there. Join their swaps, send on time, and you'll start getting ratings. There is a min rating requirement on this,swap however, you'll need a little more experience to join.

Shintoji 08/ 1/2015 #

i'm a tad bit confused, do you decorate the scrapbook paper like an atc, or do you just put scrapbook paper and supplies and such for the other person to use? i'm completely new to pocket letters, sorry =p

jakeandnicksmom 08/ 1/2015 #

Each pocket should be decorated, goodies in the back. You can pm me if you need help, I'll be happy to help you @Shintoji

Meba 08/ 4/2015 #

As a very newbie, I would like to join this swap but I see that I don't have the minimum rating requirement to join. How do I get started?

jakeandnicksmom 08/ 4/2015 #

I sent you a PM Meba

ChelsC 08/ 6/2015 #

I would really like to be a part of this. I'm a total newbie! What do I need to do exactly in order to be apart of these swaps?

Wenturner71 08/ 7/2015 #

A word of advice...be sure to tape up the envelope well. The last swap I was in, the envelope arrived completely torn in half and empty of all contents. I never got the pocket letter at all. Wrapping the envelope with packing or washi tape will prevent that from happening.

jakeandnicksmom 08/ 7/2015 #

Great advice @Wenturner71 Was it from one of my swaps?

jakeandnicksmom 08/ 7/2015 #

I sent you a PM @ChlesC

Journey 08/ 7/2015 #

Hi! I'm Journey I just started today. I need too get some ratings. Swap-bot will not let me sign up for this swap. I can only watch it. I hope this will change before the swap. I would like a private swap if possible by the owner? Thanks, Journey.

ladydy5 08/ 9/2015 #

Journey why are you partially suspended?

jakeandnicksmom 08/10/2015 #

08/10/2015 The swap decription was edited in the wording a little bitto make it alittle clearer. The fronts of the pockets are decorated scrapbook paper and in the backs you put the goodies. Feel free to PM me with any questions.

jakeandnicksmom 08/10/2015 #

I,ve had a few recent questions about using things other than scrapbook paper.It is Ok with me if you use fabric or wrapping paper ect, as long as it is neatly backed by something study, and it follows the theme. Again, these swaps are all about exploring out talents and are stress free!

thebragal 08/12/2015 #

I have a USA addy on my profile.

Wenturner71 08/23/2015 #

No, @jakeandnicksmom it was the de-stash pocket letter swap.

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