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Paper trash = treasures !!

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Paper trash = treasures !!
Swap Coordinator:SwedishMum (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Paper Crafts  Journals 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 12, 2010
Date items must be sent by:May 3, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

Here is a Journal Swap inspired by @marcsgrl
I have asked her for permission to host this one.

In this swap you will fill a journal with papers found on the street/ in the mall/ at the parking or where ever as long as it isn't your own trash.
It can be anything related to paper and writings, for example:


Well, anything that gives a glimpse into someone elses life.

To fulfill this swap and get a 5 you have to:

  • Buy or make a journal . If making it be sure it is well done.

  • Find at least 60 paper litters

  • Fill the journal with at least 20 pages

  • Beside/ under each litter you will date, translate and tell your partner where you found it and what it is.

  • Embellish and decorate the pages the way you want. If the litter itself is big or colorful perhaps embellishments and decorations aren't needed.

  • Nothing "adult" or anything that can offend anyone

Who can participate??

  • You must have 20 or more craft/ packages swaps completed

  • You need a rating of at least 4,9

  • No 1's or 3's this year

  • You must have been logged in at least 2 days before last date to sign in

This is a swap that takes time and effort to complete and since it is international the cost is high. That's why my requirements are higher as well.

remember: Since I live in Sweden there is a time difference, but I will assign partners as soon as possible.
And before assigning I WILL CHECK ON EVERYONE to avoid flakers!!


Lavender72004 03/ 8/2010 #

Looks exciting im getting on the watch list

OnceInABlueMoon 03/ 8/2010 #

Oh, that sounds fun! I don't suppose the journals may be handmade?

LadyStephanie 03/ 8/2010 #

Ooo, I hope we can use a handmade journal. @SwedishMum what do you think? As long as it is neatly done...

SwedishMum 03/ 8/2010 #

Ok me myself can't / ain't able to make a journal and therefore I chosed to write a bought one.....
If you aren't disappointed in getting a bought one when you have made yours it would be ok to make the journals.

SwedishMum 03/ 9/2010 #

I changed the dates for the swap
There are already 24 ppl watching so I thought we could start off early. The date for sending is also changed so we won't be sending so close to the Summer holidays.....

camelsamba 03/12/2010 #

I got flaked on in the Found swap that @marcsgrl hosted - major bummer. But I enjoyed collecting and annotating found items, so I'm going to take a risk and join this one - I hope my luck is better this time around!

Can you explain a little more what you mean by the translating? I'm not likely to be able to translate things into Swedish, for example (unless I use an online computer translator). Also, I wouldn't mind if I got found items in a foreign language - that would be part of the fun to me!

SwedishMum 03/13/2010 #

@camelsamba - with translating I meant to translate in English so everyone can understand.
When I find something over here it will be in Swedish and noone will understand what it is and what it says. So beside my paper founds I will translate it and describe where it come from.

user2637 03/18/2010 #

Ooh, missed this. I'll keep an eye open for another one in the future, as it looks like a fun fun swap. :)

SwedishMum 03/18/2010 #

I will do another one after this one is over - please feel free to join later !!!!

user2637 03/22/2010 #

Yay! I'll bookmark you and put it in my calendar so I don't forget. :)

ifluctuate 04/11/2010 #

oh man i'm so upset i missed this swap, this sounds like so much fun!!

SwedishMum 04/17/2010 #

I will host another one when this is over and when the swap is up I will pm the ones who has left a note here.

grimmlynn 04/19/2010 #

I missed it, too. If you are going to host another one, I would definitely join. In fact, it is such a neat idea that I might just start one just because. What a great swap!

SwedishMum 04/21/2010 #

I definitely want to do another one !! It is so much fun!

SwedishMum 05/ 3/2010 #

A new swap like this has been created.....

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