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Clear Packaging Tape: Easter/Spring Theme

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Clear Packaging Tape: Easter/Spring Theme
Swap Coordinator:Soapboxgirl (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:Regional - US
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:5.00 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:March 15, 2019
Date items must be sent by:April 12, 2019
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

Do you love packaging tape? The sound as its stretched over your package? The way it takes all oils and fuzz from you and applies it to your package to share with your swap partner?!

For this swap I'm challenging you to make a postcard out of clear packaging tape with a Easter/Spring Theme

The USPS has size regulations for postcards. This way it's not considered first class mail and you'll get the postcard rate. The postal service rules are located here:

https://pe.usps.com/businessmail101?ViewName=Cards

I have heard that some post offices are charging more. Technically they are suppose to go on size and thickness. Be prepared and give them a run for their money :)

For this swap, Postcards must be rectangular. Minimum 3.5" high, 5" long, .007 thick or Maximum 4.25" high, 6" long, .016" thick.

Here's some ideas to help you:

https://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2013/06/packing-tape-and-debris.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/kimberlyah.com/2014/11/03/packing-tape-postcards-for-halloween/amp/

http://www.kimcollisterstudio.com/2017/10/tutorial-for-packing-tape-cards.html?m=1 Get creative! Use things that make you happy! Share the packaging tape love!

Now for the important stuff:

  1. Make a rectangular postcard from clear packaging tape.

2.Add fun flat goodies.. washing, sequins, stickers, magazine clippings, fun papers ect.

3.DO NOT coat a regular postcard in packaging tape! That is not the point!

As long as you receive a postcard made of packaging tape, that has flat goodies inside. Rate a 5. If it's pretty amazing to you give a heart.

I check profiles. No recent 1s or 3s. Newbies are welcome with a well filled out profile. I was once a newbie so I'm giving you an opportunity. I will angel for anyone who gets flaked on. Contact me first.

This is for US only. Feel free to host an international swap.

Any questions contact me!

Discussion

Bkurk10 02/11/2019 #

Oh my goodness!!! Thanks for allowing newbies to join! I’ve never heard of packing tape postcards- but after I checked out the links above I can’t wait to make one!!!! They are awesome!!! So glad I can join!

swayzer 02/11/2019 #

Why have I never heard of this! So fun, I'm in

blueseabliss 02/12/2019 #

These are so cool, I've been sending them for quite some time. Have fun everyone!

luckylynnl 02/23/2019 #

I joined this last time and it felt foreign...but it pushed me to experiment. Now I think after 20 years of stamping cards that these are in my top 5 of favorite things to make. Thanks Soapboxgirl for creating this fun swap again. A ♥ awaits!!!!!!

VivaLaDiane 03/13/2019 #

@bkurk10 is the double profile of @bbittinger10 . I have notified admin to suspend the account so it'd be wise to ban her from this swap as she won't be an active member. Thanks!

stiffneck78 03/13/2019 #

I love this idea! Unfortunately, I have a 4.999 rating and am unable to join. 😞 Have fun with this! ---Angela

Jaredsgirl1970 03/26/2019 #

My post office charged me first class instead of postcard, but that's ok, I understand that they can't go through the automatic process, I was prepared to pay a little more lol

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