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Surprise Antiqued Envelope Swap

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Surprise Antiqued Envelope Swap
Group:"At Home with the Georgettes"
Swap Coordinator:Star7Lily (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 20, 2019
Date items must be sent by:October 5, 2019
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Greetings Ladies,

Last night as we walked past Ackley Wood, I was thinking of an
envelope full of pretty things that might wish to belong to
one of you creatives. In it were delightful items that might go in
your journals. And it gave me an idea that we might create our
own.
What do you say?

Reverently, (the Vicar &) Mary Thomas.

In this swap, we will create with cardstock, the shape of an open envelope, (optional front flap), cover the front(s) in a book page. Give it an old antique look, so you can mess up the newness by aging using a coffee or teabag stain to it. This can be glued into your partners journal.

To thrill your partner, have it filled with at least 3 lovely paper items. Ideas might be sheet music, a postcard sketch or old image from a museum book or copied from the net, perhaps a gelli printed doily, page marker or tag or even an ATC if you are inclined to be adventurous. Let the items be quite special, to enhance your partners pages.
The image above, has an envelope with an added flap - this is up to the maker, but that is not essential to our participants.

Add a short note to explain your choices, perhaps from your chosen character if you have one, and check out your partners profile (in case they prefer other items than pretty) ...

Finally if you are not feeling artistic, it is quite acceptable to choose attractive paper items from your area shops.

I hope you wish to join us in having a gentle swap at home....

Discussion

Elenamarie 09/ 9/2019 #

What a great idea Jane! I'm looking forward to working on this project.

Star7Lily 09/14/2019 #

Thank you Elenamarie, I was inspired by what you wrote to Anna and myself. I am glad it is appealing to our members. xx

ShabbyJules 09/20/2019 #

love this swap idea as i do this group !

Star7Lily 09/27/2019 #

Thank you for your participation @ShabbyJules we are hoping this group, will make a difference in ones everyday lives. Just a bit left of centre as it were. We love history so much to keep it alive.

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