Swap-bot Time: June 6, 2020 2:37 pm

SS: Washi Tape Swap Cards (USA)

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Group:Swapping Shenanigans
Swap Coordinator:AnitaHames (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 16, 2017
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2017
Number of swap partners:1

This is a good way to use up all those washi samples loose ends or showcase all the awesome washi you have. We're going to make swap cards for 1 partner that are decorated with washi tape on one side.

Take an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of white or light-colored cardstock and fold it vertically (longways). Open it and fold it in half horizontally (shortways). Then without opening it, fold it in half one more time horizontally so that you have a piece that's about 2-3/4" x 8-1/2". (It sounds more complicated than it is. When you unfold it, the creases will form business card-sized pieces.) Now open the paper up and completely cover one side in random pieces of washi. Any size pieces placed in any kind of pattern or non-pattern. Cover that entire thing with washi so no paper shows through on that one side. Press the washi down so it sticks well. Now, turn it over and carefully cut along the folded lines to make 8 washi-covered swap cards for your partner. Send them in an envelope that is decorated with washi. Be sure to include the swap name and your swapbot name.

(If you don't want to do all that folding, you can measure it out and lightly mark with a pencil. You may be able to cut this with a papercutter but don't let it nudge up your washi.)

To help the washi stick better, you can iron it! Heat your iron to high, press down all the little edges, put parchment paper or a paper bag over the top, and iron away. The heat activates the glue, and it sticks for life (so I'm told) - even in the US postal system! WARNING - do not iron the washi directly. You MUST cover it with parchment or a paper bag. Or you could carefully cover that washi side with clear packing tape so no washi peels up.

No recent unexplained/unresolved 1s or 3s. You must have a 4.89 or higher rating.

Communication is key--if you're having issues with the swap, please contact your partner. And remember to RATE your partner when you receive the swap!

This is a USA only swap, but there's also an international version.

I will angel if needed.

I tend not to check the comments section very often, so if you have any urgent questions about the swap, please send me a PM.


ChelleHames 06/ 1/2017 #

What fun!!!

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