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Learn Something New Mini-Zine

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Learn Something New Mini-Zine
Swap Coordinator:catsandscales (contact)
Swap categories: Zines  Handmade  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:9
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:January 2, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 7, 2013
Number of swap partners:3

I am in the mood for zine-making! And I'm looking forward to a fresh new year and more opportunities to learn and explore... so, let's share some creativity and knowledge with each other!

The Challenge

Make a mini-zine (A4/Letter) for your partners about something you know a lot about... maybe a craft, a subject, an occupation, an event in history, whatever you are passionate about and knowledgeable about. It can be something you've loved since you were a kid, or a new-to-you discovery!

The Rules

Send each of your 3 partners a copy of this zine by the deadline. Simple! Unrated newbies with well-filled out profiles are welcome! I will be checking every profile... and I will angel if I have to, but fie on the person who makes it necessary!

Some Tips on Zine-Making for Newbies

  • Making zines is super addicting! I used this video tutorial to learn how to make them.

  • The most important bit about zine construction is getting the spacing right. Make sure to leave a 1/4 inch margin around your paper, as most printers will only be able to print to that margin.

  • Also remember that, if you are printing in black and white, a high contrast in your pictures and writing is better for clear and easy to read zines!

Happy Swapping!


IdlersDesign 12/28/2012 #

Can there be more than one subject in the zine? (I was thinking maybe a craft and something about my town or a recipe I love)

missmuffcake 12/28/2012 #

when you say mini - are you talking about the one page folded, the quarter size or the digest?

catsandscales 12/28/2012 #

@IdlersDesign - Go for it!

@missmuffcake - One page (8.5X11) folded =)

perspehone 12/29/2012 #

@catsandscales - Couldn't figure out how to send messages on the site, but I will fill out the profile. Thanks :)

catsandscales 12/29/2012 #

@persephone - great!! =) Thanks for getting back to me & filling out your profile. Welcome to the swap!

Rainsembellishments 01/ 1/2013 #

The video is very helpful! Thanks for posting it! :)

catsandscales 01/ 2/2013 #

@Rainsembellishments - no problem! =)

perspehone 01/ 3/2013 #

How are you all sending this? In envelopes?

IdlersDesign 01/ 4/2013 #

Yes, I'm sending in an envelope. With a card to say hi to my partners ;-)

catsandscales 01/ 4/2013 #

Yep, in Envelopes!

IdlersDesign 01/ 5/2013 #

Haha and I thought I could squeeze more subjects in one zine. Only one now and I needed all the space I had. Almost done, I'll try to send today :-)

catsandscales 01/ 6/2013 #

Yeah, I totally could have used a whole magazine for my subject, haha. XD

catsandscales 01/ 6/2013 #

Yeah, I totally could have used a whole magazine for my subject, haha. XD

KarenLaneWV 01/15/2013 #

Lorraine, I received yours today! Since I make jewelry, I really enjoyed your "Evolution of a Bead Girl"! No bead shops within 100+ miles of me - I'm not sure if there are any in WV at all. But there is the internet!

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