|Swap Coordinator:||marliese (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Crafts Paper Crafts Postcards|
|Number of people in swap:||3|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 10, 2018|
|Date items must be sent by:||March 31, 2018|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I kind of felt sorry for the 'free (and) ad cards' - as they are excluded from swaps most of the time. Still, I have a nice collection of them. A stack, obviously not store bought but some of them pretty neat.
So I came up with this idea for a swap: Create a junk journal out of free postcards. Don't just stack them together, but upcycle them into a journal.
I define a freecard and/or ad card as follows: any actual postcard (classic back design with the address space on the right) that is not store-bought or homemade. There may or may not be an advertising message on it. (You can cover that if you like). You may find them at book stores, libraries, cafÃ©s, the cinema, in a magazine, in the mail (I received some nice ones from charities I support).
So just to be clear: you provide a lovely journal base for your partner to fill with journaling and extra bits. I think it will make a nice handbag size.
Some extra ideas:
There are several ways to bind your journal - that's sender's choice - AS LONG AS YOU USE AT LEAST TWO CONNECTION POINTS. So not just a string through a hole (or a giant staple) in a top corner.
You can use binder rings, sew your pages together, create a spine with sturdy paper... just do what you usually do.
I will be quite strict with the swap requirements, since this is a 'heavy craft swap' and international postage is not a joke, people. Swappers with a rating < 4.99 will be removed from the swap. Furthermore, I will check all participants before assigning and remove anyone who:
I hope you like this idea as much as I do - please join me!
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