Let’s swap some washi!
Hey planner girls! No matter what kind of planner you use all of us planner girls have at least one thing in common… the need to own all of the washi! I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have told myself I will not buy one more roll of washi tape and the next thing I know I find rolls following me home in shopping bags. The beautiful patterns are just too hard to resist! If you have found yourself in a similar situation or you are just getting started with washi tape and want more options, the washi swap is for you!
While looking around on Instagram one day I saw someone who had made a little travel book of washi using playing cards bound with Happy Planner rings and I fell in love!
A few of my planner and I planned a time to meet up and trade washi tape with each other right away. Carrying around these little books of washi and using them in our planners quickly became so much fun that we knew we needed to trade with more people! This is how the Arizona Planner Girls Washi Swap was born!
We are starting the next round of washi swapping an would love for you to join us! He is how you can join in the fun:
Get 10 standard size playing cards-These can be any brand (i.e. Bicycle) or game (i.e. Uno) but must be standard size playing cards so they can be punched and have uniform size. If you don’t have extra playing cards hanging around your house check your favorite dollar store.
Mark one card ½” from the top- This will be your guide mark. You need to leave ½” at the top of each card so that the cards can be punched. If you need to mark each card go for it or you can just use the guide card for the next 9 cards.
Wrap different washi samples to fill the cards- For fairness the rule of thumb is that each washi sample should cover the card at least 6 times. (The front is one, the back is two, the front is three…) Depending on the thickness of the washi that you are using each card will hold a different number of tapes but please try to be sure the card is full. All 10 of the cards you make can use the same tape.
Make a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE)- Be sure the return envelope you pick is large enough to hold your returning washi cards safely. Please write your address as the return address and the mailing address. This way if there is a problem with your envelope it will get to you either way. Please place 5 first class stamps on your envelope. Because of the thickness of these envelopes they will require extra postage. After weighing 10 sample cards and calculating the price for a first class large envelope on the USPS website 5 is the best estimate so that your cards will arrive home safely. If you want tracking or insurance you will need to talk to a post office employee to determine the amount of postage necessary. If a return envelope and postage is not included you washi samples will be held hostage until postage arrives.
Pack your envelope- Place your SASE and 10 washi cards into an envelope and mail it to:
Jeane Frizzell (Address In AZPG File)
If you do not want to go in and have your envelope weighed at the post office please put 5 stamps on the envelope to be sure it arrives without postage due.
Mail your cards by January 21st- We want to get your swaps back to everyone in a timely manner so any washi samples postmarked after Saturday, January 21st will be returned to sender unopened.
Once the cards arrive at my house they will be punched so that they can be placed on discs and sorted. Washi Swaps will be on their way back to you by Saturday, January 28th.
If you have any questions please message Jeane Malone Frizzell on The Arizona Planner Girls Facebook page.