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15 Bag Swap

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Swap Coordinator:cmalaina (contact)
Swap categories: Friendship Books 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:January 11, 2021
Date items must be sent by:January 25, 2021
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

In this swap, you will send your 2 partners 15 bags. Please make sure your partner has not already signed any of them. No more than 2 homers. They can be any of these types of bags and if I didn't name any of them you can send them.

Label-bags

Sticker bags

Memo Bags

ATC BAGS

Washi-bags

Goodie-bags

Old postage Bags

Post-card Bags

Discussion

Nparish 01/ 1/2021 #

What do bags mean

cmalaina 01/ 1/2021 #

@Nparish is a thread somewhere that can explain it and you can look up each one on YouTube if you like I can send you a few of the bags I have so you can join it next time I host it

KaliOya 01/ 5/2021 #

@Nparish I will explain (as best I can) to you:)

"Bags" are collections of anything meant for yourself or for someone else. Bags is in quotes because it does not have to be in a bag. Most are in envelopes that are an appropriate size for the item. To make the "bag" you will want to put on the front of the "bag" who made the bag and who the "bag" is made for. Most people use an address label for the made by/for info. Next put what type of "bag" it is: label bag, memo sheet bag, washi bag etc. You will also need to put the rule of the "bag". If it is a sticker bag, put instructions as to how many to take out to keep and how many to add and any other instructions. For example: TAKE 3 STICKERS ADD 6 AND ONE OF YOUR ADDRESS LABELS, PLAYER 6 PLEASE SEND HOME. Some swappers like to have you add one of your address labels but this is optional (except for a label bag). How many they take and add is up to the creator of the bag. But is somewhat based on what type of bag it is. For example a notecard bag will have you take 1 and add 2 because after 5 or 6 rounds the notecard bag will be heavy and bulky. But for a used stamp bag you may have them take 6 and add 12. Just make sure the take amount is smaller than the add amount...because the point to to build a collection of the item for the receiver that is more than the bag started with. All this info (made by, made for, rules) is usually on the front of the bag. Some people also decorate the bag, but this is optional. On the back of the bag create a place for each person that participates to sign and date. Each signer represents a round or a swap. So think about how many signers you have in terms of how long the bag will take to make it home to the receiver. The more signer/players the more swaps and time it will take to complete and go home to the receiver. Most people do about 5 or 6 players. You might also want to have a place on the back of the bag for passers. These will be swappers that receive the bag and either do not have items to place in the bag or do not want items out of the bag. Having a place for passers is good so as the bag travels along it should not be sent to anyone who has already had the bag. A bag should not go back to the creator, a previous player or passer or to the person that it was made for.

"Homer bags" are ones that have one last spot for a player. So when that last person participates in the bag they are responsible for sending it to the person it was "made for". Most swaps restrict how many homers you can send at one time. Not so much fun to get five homers and have to pay for five to be sent home. Also, that means you may not have any bags for the next round.

LABEL BAGS: are for address labels (so more bags can be made for a person) GOODIE BAGS: are for anything that a crafter might want but does not fit into other categories

Just to explain the types that might not be obvious.

Another thing you might want to know is how many items to put into a new bag. This depends some on what type of bag it is. Sticker bags can start with about 6 to 10 stickers. While a notecard or postcard back might start with 4. Label bags will start with as many labels as you intend to have rounds/players.

If you need more help please feel free to message me:)

Hope this helps!!!

KaliOya 01/ 6/2021 #

I will take extras.

PooKwin73 01/11/2021 #

I can take extras, especially things beside LB's.

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