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Magpie Journal Int'l. - Summer 2017

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Magpie Journal Int'l. - Summer 2017
Swap Coordinator:chelle523 (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:25
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 30, 2017
Date items must be sent by:August 15, 2017
Number of swap partners:1

I was in several of these swaps a few years ago and just loved them. I've hosted several over the past few years and they're always fasincating! I think the original was hosted by honeyblossom.

What's a magpie journal? Well, a magpie is a bird related to the crow that is know as being a collector. Similarly, people are called "magpies" who collect things, particularly things that seem to have little value. So, for this journal, you're going to collect various items and paste them in a small journal.

For the sake of postage, you need only make 30 entries of collected items - you don't need to fill an entire journal (but please feel free to do so if you wish). Please keep the journals no larger than roughly 5 x 7 inches - smaller is definitely okay. I generally use a small composition book (roughly 4x6 inch size). Decorate the cover any way you like.

What to include inside the journal? Here are some ideas:

Recipes/Menus/Postcards/Playing cards/Stickers/Tags and labels/ Interesting stamps /Coupons /Found items (as long as they're clean)/Notes /Grocery Lists /Poems /Song Lyrics/ Interesting bits of paper /Interesting ads /Flyers /Clippings from newspapers and magazines /Inserts /Labels from favorite products /Candy wrappers (make sure they aren't sticky) / Washi samples

Try to include things that have visual interest or meaning. Feel free to add a note here or there to explain why you included something if you'd like. Doodles and other decorations are likewise encouraged but not required. If you'd like an extra challenge, see how much of the journal you can fill within the deadline!

Basically anything goes - just make sure you have 30 entries and nothing dirty, smelly or sticky! I've included photos of my own Magpie journal for inspiration as the official swap photo, but if you have any questions about the swap or requirements, feel free to ask!

There's a long lead time on this one, so you can go ahead and get started as it's sender's choice and not partner-specific! I am also running a US version of this swap if you'd rather do that.

Have fun!


secretterrabite 05/25/2017 #

I remember doing this year's ago, so much fun to make :-)

Julybaby59 05/29/2017 #

I am excited to try this type of journal...anyone who knows me know I collect all sorts of items..

chelle523 06/ 9/2017 #

I'm glad you ladies are excited! I love doing these journals!

rebeccag1986 06/22/2017 #

I've done one of these swaps before, enjoyed making for my partner and loved what I received

chelle523 06/27/2017 #

@rebeccag1986 - it's definitely one of my all-time favorite swaps to do! :)

Jcqln 07/16/2017 #

Hai one question 😬 30 entries like 30 pages? Or pieces. Sorry first time to make a magpie. I do mini books love them. Thx Greetings Jacqueline

chelle523 07/31/2017 #

@Jcqln - So glad you're joining! It's kind of open to your interpretation. I think 30 items would be fine, as long as they aren't teeny items! :)

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