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MJS: Composition Notebook Journal

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MJS:  Composition Notebook Journal
Group:Magpie Journal Swappers
Swap Coordinator:isabellasnow (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 12, 2020
Date items must be sent by:April 13, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

Hi swappers!

Let's swap composition book journals! Here's what to do:

  • buy a composition book with approximately 70-80 pages

  • Do 'something' to every 3rd page or so--when you've completed 25 pages of 'something,' you're done!

  • Cover the cover ;+) (front and back) with something (scrapbook paper, map, or anything else you choose).

  • Write a little note to your partner, insert it into the journal and, finally

    • MAIL!

To clarify, the 'something' you do to every 3rd page doesn't need to be an entire page spread but it does need to be more than just a rubber-stamped image. This is not the time to think, "less is more" Some ideas; washi tape patterns, die cuts, decoupaged napkins, foldover page toward center and insert a tag, a decorated pocket, some journal tags attached with a paper clip, sewn lace, painted flowers (or anything else), doodles, drawn images, etc. You get the idea.

A pet peeve of mine is to receive a 'journal' where every single inch is decorated . . . no real room to journal. So we're going with every 3rd page, leaving lots of room to journal. That said, you may certainly do something simple and small to all the 'in-between' pages if you choose (a rubber stamped image, a lovely sticker, etc.), but you're only required to complete 25 of the pages.

The only things you must avoid are gory themes and religious or political themes. Use whatever colors/themes inspire you.

Questions? Please pop me a pm or leave questions below--your question might be the same one confusing other swappers.

Hope you'll join me in creating a journal with journaling space!


angel1985 03/ 1/2020 #

So just to clarify, we'd be decorating every third page and leaving space for our partner to journal after the swap?

damilola 03/ 2/2020 #

Ouch ! I am left out, am in Germany..... I understand the problem of cost, I really do.

Anybody willing to do a private one with me ? We can even slightly change the size or whatever!

isabellasnow 03/ 2/2020 #

@angel1985 . . . yes . . . every 3rd page you'll do something in the journal. Do something to pages 1, 4, 7, 10 . . . does this help?

@damilola 'ouch' is right! International postage has become a bear!

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