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Wreck this Composition Book

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Wreck this Composition Book
Swap Coordinator:TwoTurtles (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Crafts  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:37
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.99
Last day to signup/drop:August 1, 2016
Date items must be sent by:August 22, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

Buy one composition book. You will then “Wreck” this book however you want!!!

You will decorate/embellish 10 pages inside the book. Space the pages out – so don’t wreck the first 10 pages only. Maybe every 10th page. Make it random.

You can fill the pages with washi tape, stickers, paint, etc. You can do all 10 pages with washi tape or all 10 pages with stickers or all 10 pages painted. It’s sender’s choice.

*Washi Tape (maybe washi and entire page if you want). Add a little washi to every page.



*glue/tape die cuts

*add tabs to the pages.

*add a pocket on the page.

*stamp images throughout the book.

*add ribbon / lace


*add whatever you want. Have a cool idea others might like, share it below in the comments section.

We are going to “WRECK” this composition book – in a nice way.

DO NOT rate down if you don’t like the book you are sent. If the sender wrecked 10 pages inside the journal then rate a 5.

*YES, you can wreck more than 10 pages. The more the better! If I am assigned to you expect to have some crazy, embellished book sent to you! Have fun!!!

*Composition books can have any face, any color. Lined or unlined. You can decorate the front and/or back but not necessary.

Personal Note: I have a composition book that I use as a daily journal. It is big and bulky as I’m almost at the end of it. I have notes and receipts taped/washi’d in on the pages. I also have some really bad face drawings in it because I don’t draw very well but like to do it anyway, LOL!

These kind of books can be a lot of fun to play in every day.

You will have 3 weeks after sign-up to mail this out.

ONLY serious swappers allowed for this one. Absolutely no flakers. 499 rating and above only. No newbies allowed.


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET 07/25/2016 #

Can we use newspaper articles? Business cards? anything goes right?

10 random pages, so not the whole book. OK I think I can handle this LOL

basykes 07/25/2016 #

Is this a traveling project. I send my book on to someone, they wreck and send on to someone and it eventually gets back to me, or just a one-partner, one wreck thing?

AZmom875 07/25/2016 #

I was thinking this was not a traveling but more like a get started thing and they keep it. Am I right?

AZmom875 07/25/2016 #

I am going to send a message out to my Journal group, your turn in my art journal. That is a traveling group, but I think the idea will go over great with this group. Twoturtles is also in this group, so I am sure she will love the advertisement.

Just wanted to add this is a super cute idea.

PrairieKittin 07/25/2016 #

Sounds like fun! I'm in.

TwoTurtles 07/25/2016 #

Yes, you can use whatever medium you like. Anything goes ;) It's not a traveling book. You send it off and they keep it. Thanks everyone!

fancyswapper92 07/25/2016 #

this looks fun ill have to see if i have time to do it :)

bigmommak 07/25/2016 #

How many swaps do i need to have done to not be considered a newbie? I realllllly want to do this!

TwoTurtles 07/26/2016 #

bigmommak has been partially suspended.

AZmom875 07/26/2016 #

I just bought my comp book at Walmart for 50 cents. It is purple. I might go wreck it today to get it read.

AZmom875 07/27/2016 #

I love my messy wrecked journal. Love it. i am keeping it. I guess I have to make another. Photos later.

crystalmarie66713 07/27/2016 #

I have a comp book that I "wrecked" for myself - no I'm NOT using it for this swap because I love my book - but my question is with my book I glued every 5 pages together to add thickness for a total of 20 pages - is that okay to do with this swap? or do I need to leave the pages unattached for a total of 100 pages as the notebook comes?

TwoTurtles 07/27/2016 #

Hi Crystalmarie66713 - YES, I think some thicker pages would be a great idea but I would probably limit how many you glue together. Use your own discretion.

Gwenerific 07/27/2016 #

I love your swap ideas TwoTurtles. I'm joining now! Can't wait to add my own flair and hope whoever gets mine will appreciate the time I'm devoting to it. Yay!

TwoTurtles 07/28/2016 #

Thanks Gwenerific! If this one is a success it would be nice to do this swap once a month maybe :)

judgedbyabookscover 07/29/2016 #

Love this idea, and I love that comp books are like 5 cents right now i'll be stocking up for back to school, swaps, etc : )

AZmom875 07/29/2016 #

Judged, DO TELL< where are you getting comp books for 5 cents. Walmart has them for 50 cents. I want to stock up. I bought a red one yesterday, cause like I said, I loved my purple one so much I want to keep it. I mainly just cleaned off my craft table. I glued down all those items I didnt put away. Loser me. But it came out so pretty and organized.

The red one might be even better. I will start it today.

AZmom875 07/29/2016 #

2 TURTLES, yes, do this more often, and please host something in the group we are in together.

Fullsteampowell 07/31/2016 #

I have a bunch of spare journals, but they're not composition books. Can I use one of them instead?

TwoTurtles 08/ 1/2016 #

Hi Fullsteampowell, I'm sorry but no. I think it would be better to keep it consistent for everyone. You can get composition books at great prices now because of all the back to school sales. It's a great time to stock up!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET 08/ 5/2016 #

I missed this swap, for some reason I thought i joined, but, I don't know what happened. If anyone wants to do a private swap let me know?

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