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Custom Mini Zine

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Custom Mini Zine
Swap Coordinator:PolkaDotty (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Themed  Zines 
Number of people in swap:15
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 16, 2018
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

Not long ago, I made a zine for a friend and she made one for me in turn. It was really cool to get a zine that was made just for me. It's one of the most treasured items I've received from a fellow swapper.

What's the swap? For this swap, you will be assigned one partner. After reviewing their profile, you will create a one-of-a-kind mini zine just for them. Your zine can be made about any of their favorites; a band, movie, tv show, their swapbot nickname or even something they collect, the possibilities are endless! (Mine was all about Polka Dots.)

What's a mini zine? If you've never made a mini zine, you'll find instructions here: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/mini-zine

What's the time line? You will have 2 weeks to create your zine.This is a low cost, high effort swap! All you'll have to pay for is a single stamp. But PLEASE don't sign up unless you are willing and able to put the effort into making a great zine for your partner. Don't forget to include your name and the name of the swap in your envelope.

Who's in? I will review each swapper and will ban questionable swappers, swappers with incomplete or brief profiles and anyone that has low ratings or unresolved swap problems.

How to rate? If you receive a mini zine on time and it's about anything listed in your profile, that's a 5. If these conditions are not met, please PM your partner and me so we can try and resolve the problem. I will angel or may reach out to ask if any of you will angel if needed.

Any questions? Please post a comment (someone else might have the same question)

Happy swapping!


camelsamba 06/ 4/2018 #

Question - if it's a custom zine, does that mean we shouldn't make & keep extra copies? Leave it as OOAK? (When I'm in zine swaps I typically make 10 copies and then send a few extras from my 'catalog'.)

onthesnap22 06/11/2018 #

I’d love to know the answer as well please :)

waldfee 06/14/2018 #

Very cool idea! I'm curious what other people make of my profile. I think I'd like to spread copies of the one I received to my friends ^_^

kittyhahahotbot 06/15/2018 #

@camelsamba & @onthesnap22 I cant answer for her but I would guess although it is custom to our partner it certainly doesnt mean we couldnt use it for other swappers as well. Lets see what Polka says.

PolkaDotty 06/16/2018 #

Hi guys,

Yes you can and should make copies, if for no other reason than to document your work. It's up to you whether you use it in future.

Just a reminder that you need to have a profile that's filled out with lots of info to share with your partner!

And lastly, I've sent out a few private messages to people who have signed up for this swap. I want to be sure that everyone who signs up is committed to doing a super job.

Have a great day, Leslie

onthesnap22 06/16/2018 #

Ok new to zines. I’ve watched videos on how to make. I’m curious though. Do we send a copy to them or the original. Sorry for the newbie questions lol

onthesnap22 06/25/2018 #

I ended up keeping the original and sent a copy. If this is not ok please let me know so I can send original. Thanks

kittyhahahotbot 07/ 5/2018 #

Omgosh, I sent the original. ololol. Well, now its a OOAK and seems Ive broken the mould. lolololol

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