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WIYM: MiniZINE #1 - Inspiration

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WIYM: MiniZINE #1 - Inspiration
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:CheyanneB (contact)
Swap categories: Zines 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 31, 2019
Date items must be sent by:August 14, 2019
Number of swap partners:3


I'm going to try to host a new monthly swap for mini zines (if it gets some interest). I've been getting into them recently and love to see how creative people can be!

Let's spread some amazing zines with this monthly swap series.

In the 1st round of the miniZINE swap you will send a zine made by yourself that has this topic: INSPIRATION.

The craft: a zine A zine is a tiny hand-made magazine. The original zine is reproduced with a photocopier. (see the swap-bot glossary for more details) In this swap we create an 8-page-zine made out of a regular 8 1/2 x 10" sheet of paper.

How to fold and cut the zine is explained here: http://mentalbistro.tumblr.com/post/69609655909/8-pg-zine-from-a-single-sheet-of-paper

To decorate the zine you can write, doodle, paint, mix a collage, use stickers, washi, die cuts, photographs and whatelse comes to your mind. GET CREATIVE and find inspiration online. Postage costs are low, but the effort is high. Create something you would like to receive!

The topic: INSPIRATION. Create a zine about what inspires you (creatively or otherwise) - good or bad. For example a specific artist, quote, picture, your kids, gardening etc. So many possibilities!

The swap requirements: You will have three partners and send each partner one copy of your zine by snail mail.

Your Zine must have a cover page with the theme listed. On the back page make sure you list the swap name and your swap-bot ID. Including anything else in the envelope like a note or extras is nice but not required.Rate your partner a 5, if you have received a INSPIRATION themed zine, no matter, if you like it or not. Try to solve problems together and contact me for help. I will angel, if you have to rate a 1.

Any questions? Feel free to post in the comment section or send me a message.

Happy swapping!


LunaCass 07/ 5/2019 #

I have yet to join a zine swap, so glad there is one here! Excited for this swap, thanks for hosting it. :)

24Donna 07/ 8/2019 #

I have a question, 8 pages and you said a cover page and back page are these added to the 8 pages or part of? I’ve made these before didn’t remember making a cover! This is a great idea just want to do it correctly, probably over thinking it!

CheyanneB 07/ 9/2019 #

sorry for the confusion, the cover and back page are part of the eight; nothing extra that you have to add :)

24Donna 07/ 9/2019 #

Thank you CheyanneB

dlchick 07/15/2019 #

Does it have to be this 1 page folded format? Or can I make it bigger but still with 8 total pages? I'm having trouble getting my copies to line up and fold properly, but if I make it more of a 3x5 inch size I can cut and paste to make it look really nice. If it has to be the 1 page folded into the 8 page mini book, I will keep messing with it to get it right! If anyone has tips, please share, this was my first zine.

CheyanneB 07/19/2019 #

@dlchick part of the challenge is getting it to fit on a regular sheet of paper....if you could stick with that it is preferred.

dlchick 07/20/2019 #

@CheyanneB Oh okay, gotcha! Thanks!

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