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EDITED: Give a Piece of Your Heart, Round 3!

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EDITED: Give a Piece of Your Heart, Round 3!
Swap Coordinator:KarlaKC (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:10
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 13, 2014
Date items must be sent by:February 3, 2014
Number of swap partners:1

It looks like this may be an annual swap. I did this for 2012, then this year in 2013, and I want to do it again in 2014! Here is a recap:

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because I love the colors red, purple, pink, the word "LOVE", hearts, flowers, and luxurious chocolate candies, too!

So once again, I invite crafters to come together and give a piece of your heart. Create something for your partner that is a heart or that has a heart in it. If you love to crochet and/or knit, perhaps you might make a heart stuffie, a bookmark, a necklace, a purse, a scarf...anything that is or has a heart. If you enjoy sewing, you might make any of the above or have other ideas. Beaders, or jewelry makers, what would you make? Papercrafters, there are notecards, ATCs, journals, matchboxes, etc. that you might consider. Do you like to create with wood? What would you make? What can you make that is or has a heart? I'd love to see what you all create. Consider posting your created hearts on Flickr and tag your photos with "swapbot" so we all can see. Or you can upload to the Gallery on the swap page.

ETA: I thought some clarification might be necessary on how much time should be spent on your craft. While I don't want to say you have to spend 1 hr, 5 hrs or 10 hrs on your craft, I also don't want someone to receive a paper bookmark with some heart stickers added to it. My idea for this swap is that we all receive something nice that reflects what we enjoy doing. Crocheters could send a crocheted article/toy/item; Jewelry makers could send a handcrafted piece of jewelry or decor; Woodworkers obviously something they crafted out of wood; Paper Crafters could send a handmade journal, photo album, decorative box, a set of notecards, or something that took some time. But NOT a single bookmark. Spend some time on your swap. How much is really subjective, but your swap should be crafty. Some crafts take more time than others. Just give your best to your partner.

This is an International Swap. It is open to established swappers who have a minimum of ten (10) Type 3 swaps completed and rated. No unexplained 1s please.

I do check my participants before making assignments and will have to drop anyone that doesn't meet the guidelines above. I reserve the right to drop anyone who makes me feel they will not complete this swap. I usually drop swappers after the Sign Up deadline but before assignments. So don't be alarmed if you see a questionable swapper in the list of Participants before assignments. Do feel free to relay your concern to me as I take any comments of flakers, non-raters, and other problem swappers seriously.

I do Angel my swaps so swap with confidence.

Now come join me in giving a piece of your heart!

ETA: I have created a Pinterest Board full of different crafts that are shaped like a heart or incorporate a heart in their creation. Feel free to check it out here for ideas and inspiration. But don't limit yourself with just those. Search Pinterest for more ideas!


KarlaKC 12/27/2013 #

I will be dropping swappers after the sign-up deadline who do not meet the requirements of the swap or do not have Profiles filled out.

Also, I always welcome input from others when they see a Flaker/Slow Rater/Double Profiler or otherwise problem swapper signed up for the swap. Feel free to PM me.

Ladybird2490 12/29/2013 #

Thanks for the link it has some really beautiful ideas.

KarlaKC 12/30/2013 #

You're welcome, @Ladybird2490 Thank you for checking it out!

mmansantos 01/ 9/2014 #

I'd love to join but I don't have 10 type 3... :((

GomadCreations 01/12/2014 #

Can I make a 6x3 inch tag for this swap, along with a card?

KarlaKC 01/13/2014 #

I'm sorry @mmansantos that you don't have 10 Type 3 swaps yet. Keep swappin' and that number will surely come up! :)

@GomadCreations a 6x3 tag and card would be fine for this swap if there is a lot of artistic effort put on them. However, you must have 10 Type 3 swaps to participate in this swap. You only have 2 so I will not be able to approve your joining this swap at this time. But I look forward to seeing your Type 3 swaps come up and seeing you next time.

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