Ever want to try out a swap? Now is your chance. This swap is being hosted here and on my messageboard HERE. If you want to participate, just comment below or drop me an email to email@example.com
Basic rules - all items to be two pieces of paper thick or one thickness
of nice cardstock. They can be more, but if you use paper rather than
cardstock, it must be backed by something.
All items to be
embellished twice (unless otherwise directed). Embellishment ideas
include buttons, bling, ribbon, fiber, brads, inking edges, coloring a
stamped image, stickles, skittles, paint, eyelets, etc.. There are 100's
to choose from. The only thing that doesn't count as an embellishment -
plain flat stickers. Just make it something you would be proud to use
in your album/altered project.
Each group of 8 items is to be put
into a ziplock type baggie for shipping. I appreciate your taking time
to do this step. It helps the swap go much quicker. It also helps if you
choose to do monogrammed items and such. If you do this, please be sure
to label each bag.
All bags are to list who sent the contents - we love to know who makes such wonderful creations!
enough postage/cash for return shipping. I do return extra - rounded to
nearest quarter for cash; stamps - any that are not used are returned.
you join, I will send you my address. Checking in every two weeks is
required. It lets me/group know you are still around and participating!
otherwise stated, each item is to be at least 3.5" in one direction. If
you create smaller items, just set them end to end to be sure at least
one measurement is this minimum size. Larger is fine, but this is the
Week One - create a Tri-Fold card. Any theme. Directions can be found here: www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/camis_trifold_card/
the card is the standard size when completed (1/4 of a sheet of 8.5 x
11 paper) then no envelope is required (though they are allowed), but if
non-standard size, you need to include an envelope.
Week Two –
Valentine’s Colors - Pinks/Reds, even black/white and red – maybe some
purple – whatever makes you think of Valentines Day. Create an item (I
can email you a pdf listing of ideas/sizes/etc. if you wish. Just email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org with 52 week pdf in the title) using these
colors. Journal cards, deco squares, fun embellishment piece from cricut
Week Three - Cricut Easter! Choose something that is
Easter to you. No right or wrong here – it could be a bunny, new life,
baby animals, flowers, eggs, chocolate, whatever – have some fun! Then
create a cricut cut (or cuts) to go with your idea. The cuts are to be
embellished. If you pick something that doesn't have layers - remember
you can mix and match - animal wearing a backpack, school books with a
backpack - tons of ideas.
Week Four - Technique Crazy. Use some crinkled tissue paper for this item. timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-october/.
If you decide to make a tag – it doesn’t have to be the 3 1/8 x 6 3/8
size, it can be any size. It doesn’t have to be a tag at all – just use
the crinkled tissue paper to create something – card, bookmarks, deco
shapes, have fun!
Week Five - Create an embellished photo mat(s).
Create one per person at a 5”x7” size, or two per person if you prefer
to create a smaller size. Photo mats need two embellishments.
Six - Total Choice! You get to choose. If you are having a hectic month
- you can buy something for each person. OR - You can create an
embellishment bag of at least 4 items (example: 1 yard fiber, 4 regular
size brads, 3 un-embellished die cuts (3" in size or larger), and 5
buttons). You don't have to use this listing for an embellishment baggie
- it is just to give you an idea. You can make something instead, but
this is a 'free for all' week - have some fun with it.
– Festival of Sleep – January 3. Time to rest from all that busy
December rushing. So have some fun and create a project that
represents sleep or rest to you. Moons, pillows, jammies, a bowl of
cold sugar cereal (that was ours with one Grandma and Grandpa right
before bed). It all works. If you send something that doesn’t sound as
routine as others, please be sure to let us know on your description
Week Eight – Fancy Pants Brand Paper. Create something
using a Fancy Pants Brand of paper. Please let us know what line you are
using when you send (just in case we want to create more items). It is
ok to use older lines. This swap is one designed to use your stash
whenever possible, but still give some new things to try!
Wrap it all up and ship by February 28.
details for entire year (if you are interested) are on my blog 8/24/2013 post here: www.scrapbooksandcows.blogspot.com/2013/08/52-week-swap.html
A few more notes:
maximum of 8 participants per round allowed. Currently, we have 4 for this round. Many of us don't start until the 2nd month (in this case, February).
Thanks for your interest!