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This is going to be FUN! Sign UPs for the 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange are now closed.

Tiny, LARGE, odd shaped, clear, sparkly, brightly colored - whatever you want it to be - this exchange is about going outside the box to create a unique, "non-conforming" envelope!

However, I must advise - with COVID-19 and the US mail having delivery issues, I would urge you to consider putting your "non-conforming" envelope inside a traditional envelope. I know this spoils some of the fun but it would be a shame to lose all of your hard work and I think our postal workers' tolerance levels are at an all time low right now. I do not want to add to their stress.


Sign up deadline: Wed, April 29, 2020
Postmark deadline: Mon, May 18, 2020


(Sign ups are now closed.)

YOU MUST SIGN UP VIA THE FORM ABOVE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SIGNED UP.

NOTE:

   
  • If you did not complete a past exchange you signed up for, you cannot participate.
  • If you will be busy and cannot meet your obligation, please do not sign up. It is not OK to think, "Life happens" and not fulfill your obligation. It is OK if circumstances require you to send your exchanges late, however, you will still not be able to participate in an exchange until yours are sent.
  • You must be a registered, activated member and you must have made at least one post, introductory or otherwise, in order to participate.
   
As always, the following guidelines apply:

1. Calligraphy should be used on both your exchange insert and envelope.
2. You will send a card to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your cards after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline. No late sign ups.
7. HAVE FUN!
« Last Edit: April 30, 2020, 10:19:23 AM by Erica McPhee »
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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Open!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 02:18:30 PM »
Woohoo! Count me in!   :)
Thanks for putting this together Erica!

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Open!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 02:27:34 PM »
I have a book full of non-conventional envelope ideas!! But, since covid has us here still in quarantine mode I havenít been able to send my previous exchange yet. I donít have a mailbox in the way to any place we are allowed to go, post office is just opened for 2 hours in the morning and people get in line for it (long line) and my mailman has not come in a full week. There is no date yet for the end of quarantine. I donít want to add any more to my already late exchanges, so I will be using non conventional envelopes for the next exchanges! Have fun!!
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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 01:20:44 PM »
I am still working on my exchanges.  :-[ Hopefully I will get them out tomorrow. They're taking a bit longer than I expected.  ;)
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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 11:27:14 AM »
I somehow completely missed that this exchange was happening!  Bummer!  Ah well, have fun.

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 05:29:44 PM »
Aw - what a bummer! I will be announcing our next exchange on Friday.  ;)
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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Open!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 01:58:34 PM »
Woohoo! Count me in!   :)
Thanks for putting this together Erica!
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I received your message regarding this exchange, but couldn't send it as your mailbox is full. Try deleting some of your old messages and you will be able to receive new ones.
Glad you got it and liked it, as you and only one other out of eleven sent has mentioned receiving it, and tomorrow marks three weeks since they were sent. I was getting worried they wouldn't go through the USPS, being quite unmachinable, as you see.

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 12:11:52 PM »
@gloriadawn
@Natalie419
@Sandy_Odom

Have any of you three ladies received my non-conforming "envelope" yet?
All of your mailboxes are full, so can't send you a message the normal way. Try deleting some of your old messages if you would like to receive new ones.

(Sorry to post this here, Erica.  I can delete it later)

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2020, 01:03:39 PM »
I received it! LOVE IT!

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2020, 04:45:14 PM »
I received it! LOVE IT!
Wonderful. Do you remember when you received it?
I'm growing increasingly hopeful that they all will be delivered eventually.

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2020, 09:03:45 PM »
Nikki, I received your envelope yesterday

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2020, 03:17:03 PM »
Did anyone receive mine yet?
Judy

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2020, 08:31:23 PM »
Not yet Judy. Sorry!  :-\
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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2020, 09:21:27 AM »
I know how late I am to this party  ;D but Iím happy to report ALL your wonderful, crazy envelopes made it safe to the uk, even yours @AnasaziWrites which is fortunate as the postage must have cost a fortune!! 😆

Thank you all 😊
Nikki x

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Re: 2020 Non-conforming Envelope Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2020, 10:37:38 AM »
I know how late I am to this party  ;D but Iím happy to report ALL your wonderful, crazy envelopes made it safe to the uk, even yours @AnasaziWrites which is fortunate as the postage must have cost a fortune!! 😆

Thank you all 😊
A bit pricey, yes, but big fun.
Not my best work, I'm afraid, as it was with a very heavy hand these were made. Cutting into steel through paint with a scribe, I had to really lean into it. An address and flourish that would normally take 10-15 minutes on paper was a 2-3 hour affair in this case. Next time I'll use a softer metal, like copper, and perhaps a proper engraving tool like they used in the old days. Anyway, glad it got there.