|Swap Coordinator:||JaneInSD (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Newbie Handmade Card Making|
|Number of people in swap:||13|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||April 29, 2015|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 11, 2015|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
We were all newbies once, and I remember how hard it was to find a newbie friendly type 3 swap to start building up my profile, so this easy, low-cost swap is to help out all those newbies that need to start somewhere. :-)
For this swap you will make 1 handmade card and send it to your partner. You must also include an envelope with your handmade card that your partner can use to mail out the handmade card. The envelope does not have to be handmade (although it would be an extra surprise if you also make a matching envelope and/or decorate the envelope to match your card), but it should be big enough to mail the card out in. The card is sender's choice, but please check out your partner's profile and don't send them something from their dislike list. The card should not be written in so that your partner can use it sometime in the future. The minimum size for the card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
So, one handmade card WITH an envelope, is the minimum that should be mailed out as your swap. Your handmade card and blank envelope should be placed inside another envelope and mailed out to your partner. There was some confusion in our last swap and people didn't understand that they needed to mail a blank envelope with their card, so hopefully that clears up the confusion. :-)
The card needs to be of good quality, made from good quality cardstock, with time and attention put into the card. You can use rubber stamped images, die cuts, Cricut die cuts, punches, ribbon, brads, buttons, embossing, or any other embellishments or crafty techniques to decorate your cards. Just please make them of the same quality that you would like to receive. The point of a handmade card is for it to be something unique that you cannot buy in a store.
I want to be very clear- the card SHOULD NOT be just a printed piece of copy paper folded in half, a folded piece of paper with a sentiment written on it, a folded piece of cardstock with stickers stuck on it, a few cardboard figures scotch-taped onto the front of the card, or portions of a store-bought card cut out and stuck onto a piece of card stock. This is not the swap for you if you have never made a handmade card before, or do not have the time or experience to create a good quality card.
I will angel this swap, if necessary, once you have rated your partner a 1 and notified me of the flake.
â€¢ Newbies allowed with a WELL FILLED OUT profile. I will check all profiles before assigning partners and reserve the right to ban at my discretion.
â€¢ All other swappers must have a minimum 4.95 rating
â€¢ No 1s or 3s in the last 6 months without a reasonable explanation.
Please make sure to send your swaps out on time and rate as soon as you receive your items. Don't forget to put your swapbot user ID and the name of the swap somewhere in your package so that your partner can rate you easily.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or leave a comment below and I will answer as soon as I can! Thanks
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