|Swap Coordinator:||ixykix (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Books Paper Crafts Themed|
|Number of people in swap:||5|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Rating requirement:||4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)|
|Last day to signup/drop:||June 22, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||July 6, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I love dance cards. I have a few original vintage ones, but I'm particularly fond of making them (some as presents, but mainly I make them to sell at fairs and cons).
For this swap you will create one dance card (booklet) for one partner. There is no 'event' title for the front of the card, but it should have the words "Dance Card" on the front cover. You may add more words to the title if you wish to.
Your dance card should include:
A general steampunk theme, sender's choice on specific steampunk motifs, but it would be nice to check your partner's profile in case there is anything they particularly love or dislike!
A dance card or programme du bal is used by the lady to record the names of the gentlemen with whom she intends to dance each successive dance at a formal dance or ball. Dance Cards may have originated in the 18th century, but their use first became widespread in the 19th century.
A 'real' dance card is typically a booklet with a decorative cover, listing dance titles and the person with whom the woman intended to dance that evening. Usually the cover would display the title and theme of the ball and a decorative cord would be connected by which it could be attached to a lady's wrist, purse or gown (for our steampunk lady - think creatively about the cord or attachment!). Some historical ones were elaborate, even using jewels and precious metals.
Newbies are welcome. A rating of at least 4.9 for everyone else and I will be checking profiles - so please have a well filled out one as not enough info might mean I can't include you in the swap.
EDIT: I've extended the sign up date and send day by 7 days as I've had to move my holiday dates (I'll now be away from 9th - 16th June)
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