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JULY: Fairy Tale Mail

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Swap Coordinator:TangleCrafts (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 6, 2011
Date items must be sent by:July 5, 2011
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Swap description: Fairy Tale Mail

  • Decorate and/or creatively craft one envelope for each of your partners, with a fairy tale theme chosen from your partners' favourites (see below). You may add hand-drawn artwork to a store-bought envelope, or design and print your own, or fold from story book pages – whatever you prefer. Address the envelopes to your partners.

  • Inside each envelope, include a small fairy tale surprise that relates to one of your partners' favourites. This could be an item described/featured in a story (e.g. a packet of magic beans from Jack & the Beanstalk, or a poisoned comb from Snow White) or a zine/story you have written relating to the favourite tale, or illustrations (e.g. an ATC or set of inchies), or a handcrafted 'something' (e.g. set of artistamps, a bookmark, a coin purse). Be creative, but aim for something fairly flat unless you are sure your envelope can take the strain!

Swap requirements

  • 2 partners = 2 Fairy Tale Mail envelopes sent and 2 Fairy Tale Mail envelopes received
  • Please list at least 5 favourite fairy tales in the swap comments below. This is not supposed to be a 'challenge' for your partner, so please select predominantly from Grimm, Andersen or Perrault. You may, however, include a less familiar tale, providing you also link to a readable online version.
  • Send a decorated envelope containing a related surprise, both items tailored to at least one of your partner's favourite tales (outer & inner may relate to different favourites, or stick with one theme).
  • Ensure your envelopes will withstand transit through the postal system (seal securely, will not tear etc). You may use any envelope of mailable dimensions or larger (min. 3.5 x 5” to comply with US postal regulations).
  • Send on time!

The obvious bit

As well as meeting requirements as outlined on group homepage participants must have no late swaps on their dashboard, no 3 ratings in the last 3 months, and no 1 ratings in the last 12 months. I will check before assigning partners, so please contact me if you are concerned. I will take extenuating circumstances into account, but the happy swapping of the majority is the most important factor.

Discussion

Onyx 04/10/2011 #

Sounds like fun! Some of these have a lot of objects, which should make it easier :). The Twelve Wild Swans, The Golden Bird, Diamonds & Toads, Emperor's New Clothes, and The Ugly Duckling.

TangleCrafts 04/11/2011 #

Let's see, what to choose...okay: The Wild Swans, The Seven Ravens, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, and The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

TangleCrafts 04/27/2011 #

Send-by date extended by 1 day - realised that July 4th may be tricky for US players!

paperfarm 05/14/2011 #
  1. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  2. Thumbelina
  3. Emperor's New Clothes
  4. Peter Pan
  5. The Peasant's Wise Daughter
PenguinParade 06/ 1/2011 #
  1. Sleeping Beauty
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Baba Yaga
  4. Peter Pan
  5. Red Riding Hood
TangleCrafts 06/ 2/2011 #

Loving the fact that some of these lists are making me think about fairy tales outside my personal favourites - lots of ideas flowing! :)

TangleCrafts 06/ 4/2011 #

Might be a day late assigning partners on this one, depending on what time I get home on Monday...

LavenderLizard 06/ 6/2011 #

Favorites are the Princess and the Pea, Baba Yaga, Cinderella, the Steadfast Tin Soldier, and Red Riding Hood...

lovetherain 06/ 6/2011 #

I'll go ahead and add my list. 1. Red riding hood 2. Snow white and Rose red 3. Rumpelstiltskin 4. The little mermaid 5. Yuki-onna (not necc. a fairytale, but folkloric)

id0be1ieve 06/ 6/2011 #

..excited for this swap!!! :-D

My five favourite fairytales are:

  1. Little Red Riding Hood
  2. Hansel & Gretel
  3. The Ugly Duckling
  4. The Little Match Girl
  5. Thumbelina
TangleCrafts 06/ 7/2011 #

Just waiting for the last couple of players to add their lists, before assigning partners... :)

Mar1l1ze 06/ 7/2011 #

Sorry ladies. I am one of the 'not listed yet' peeps.

Here we go:

  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Snow White
  • Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Puss in Boots

I do not take offense easily and LOVE how dark fairytales really are, so please let your creativity free :)

Jouaient 06/ 7/2011 #

Sorry, me too.

  • Cinderella
  • the Elves and the Shoemaker
  • East of the sun and west of the moon (http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/norway034.html)
  • the valiant little tailor
  • peter pan

Sorry once again!!

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