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WTL:Washi Covered Swap Card - Sender's Choice

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Group:Washi Tape Lovers
Swap Coordinator:Bananers (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 5, 2018
Date items must be sent by:November 19, 2018
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

What in the world is a Swap Card?

This is a small card that can be included in your swap envelopes/packages that includes all of the pertinent swap information for the receiver.

Sometimes it is nice to have something other than a notecard or a boring piece of paper, especially when you are using an odd sized or rectangular envelope.

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For this swap, the front of your swap cards should be covered in YOUR CHOICE of washi tapes. Please make sure your washi tapes stick to your cards. One way that you can do this is by ironing your cards from the backside to help “activate” the glue on the tape. Another way is to mod podge (or seal in some other fashion) the front of your cards.

Your swap cards should be made using card stock or some other type of thin cardboard. These should NOT be washi tape covered pieces of computer, construction, or other fairly flimsy paper.

Your cards can be any size or shape that you wish as long as they are large enough to hold the following information:

-Name of the Swap

-Your Name/SB User ID (I like to include both of these on my swap cards)

-Date the swap is being mailed out

Spots for this information can be added to the back of the swap cards or the backs can be left blank. If any user information is added to the backs of the swap cards, please double check your spelling; especially if you are adding the person’s name. I have received swap cards in the past with my name spelled wrong.

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One easy way to make these is to cover a full sheet of card stock with washi tape and then iron/seal the front. After that, cut your paper in half on the long side. Cut those strips in half again on the long side. Now, take each of those strips and cut them in half; then cut each of the resulting pieces in half again. This should result in 16 rectangles, which really are the perfect size for the required information.

A small picture tutorial is posted in my Flickr photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums

For this swap, you will have TWO partners. You will send each of your partners TEN swap cards. Yes, this will leave extra cards for you, that is the idea behind the numbers; now you have some of your own as well.

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I will angel this swap if necessary; but, since this is being hosted in a group, I hope that doesn’t happen. I will check profiles prior to partnering the swap to look for red flags though.

If this swap goes well, it will become a series of swap card swaps involving color and/or theme.

Discussion

SunTradeToo 10/30/2018 #

Do you have a picture sample?

Cariboocarol 10/31/2018 #

Thanks for the detailed instructions!

Bananers 10/31/2018 #

@suntradetoo I have a page drying as we speak. I’ll be able to cut them up and post pictures on my Flickr page tomorrow.

Bananers 11/ 2/2018 #

I was finally able to post a “photo tutorial” to my Flickr account here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums

BabyBee78 11/ 4/2018 #

Can we use playing cards?

Bananers 11/ 4/2018 #

@babybee78 you can use anything that you wish as long as the front is covered with washi and that there is a place on the back to put swap information. The instructions/tutorial were just a suggestion or idea.

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