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Beginners Inchie Swap

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Beginners Inchie Swap
Swap Coordinator:dreamgrlsd (contact)
Swap categories: Inchies 
Number of people in swap:31
Location:International
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:April 1, 2009
Date items must be sent by:April 25, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Hi Everyone,

Since I have received a craft magazine highlighting inchies I thought I would do a swap for beginners like me. I have not dabbled in the inchie world so I am willing to give it a shot.

This will be a simple and fun swap. You will have 1 partner to send to.

You will send 4 inchies sender’s choice. They can be of any theme (keep it clean). You can use any type of embellishments, sticker, paint, and marker, mixed media whatever you choose. Just do not send an inchie that is not decorated. Please put a little bit of time into creating your inchies. I know this is for beginners but a sticker on an inchie is not done. Think of them as little pieces of art.

If you are expecting to receive something very artsy then this swap may not be for you. This is a beginner’s swap for people who are new to the craft or people like me who want to try a hand at it. Seasoned pros are more than welcome to join. Maybe you can share a little insight for us beginners.

Now for the fun part.

For seasoned swappers you must have at least a 4.8 rating in order to participate. No no-sends or 1s within the last 3 months. Newbies are welcomed, as long as you have a filled out profile so we can get to know you. I reserve the right to ban anyone that I think is questionable.

Happy Swapping!!

Discussion

travelgirl 03/25/2009 #

I am new and need to know how big exactly are inchies?

creativeseconds 03/25/2009 #

Even though I am not a beginner - I want to encourage someone because these are soooo fun to make!! Inchies are typically 1x1 mini pieces of art-KM

WthOutMeat 03/25/2009 #

Yay! Just what I've been looking for. Thanks dreamgrlsd!

dreamgrlsd 03/26/2009 #

Thank you all for having interest in this swap. I have been a little curious at making these for a while, but seeing the magazine inspired me to give it a try. :o)

JennieGee 03/26/2009 #

boy I just cut my first piece of paper and they seem so tiny!

travelgirl 03/27/2009 #

I cut 1 x 1 x 1 and it seemed so small, I wasnt sure I was doing it right!!

clb0906 03/28/2009 #

Just made my first inchie after reading about this swap. This could become an addiction! Fast & Fun! Glad the group is for newbies both to the craft & swap-bot.

dreamgrlsd 03/29/2009 #

Just to let you guys know...

I just figured out depending on what you embellish with you may need to attach it to a stronger backing.

I also put my log in name and the date on them so that my partner would know who made them. It was a little bit of a challenge but I finally figured out how to do it.

doublesided 03/29/2009 #

I love inchies - Im in!!

Lishmo 03/30/2009 #

I'm in too! I have been in a couple of inchie swaps- they are so much fun to make. You'd be surprised at how much art an inchie can hold! I always start with a 1 inch square of cardboard, then layer the paper, embellishments etc. on top of the cardboard square so the inchie is very sturdy. ( not trying to be bossy! :) Thanks dreamgrlsd for hosting- did I mention I like inchies?

OfficeWeed 03/31/2009 #

I've made a few of these, can I still join? I am soooo addicted to these things...plus I need the practice heehee. I didn't know there are magazines that have inchies in them!! Cool!!

dj4art 03/31/2009 #

Inchies are one of my favorite swaps. Thankyou for hosting one!

dreamgrlsd 04/ 1/2009 #

@Lishmo LOL I like your style of making an inchie. I will try it that way. Unfortunately I learned the hard way. lol

@OfficeWeed of course you can come play with us! :o)

@dj4art your welcome.

I think I may be hosting this swap on a monthly basis since there has been a really good response.

Oh by the way since a few people have asked me about the magazines here is the information. It is the Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine. I got mine at Wal-Mart.

I hope you all have a great time with this swap!

dreamgrlsd 04/ 1/2009 #

I have just created a Beginners Inchie Swap #2

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/34179

JennieGee 05/ 3/2009 #

Can the person partnered with me let me know if the package has arrived and rate me please so I can archive this swap. Thanks! JennieGee

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