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Step It Up & Return It Handmade Card Swap

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Swap Coordinator:kcfroglady (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Card Making  Rubber Stamping 
Number of people in swap:2
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 13, 2009
Date items must be sent by:August 31, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I had taken some time off from hosting swaps but would like to give something new a try so here I am again :)

For this swap you will make a card or use one you already have made that seems like it just needs something else but you aren't sure what. A simple card if you will. Send it to your partner who is then to "step it up" basically finish the card and give it the WOW factor they think it needs. Then it is to be sent back to the original sender. I did this on one of the DT I am on several months ago and it was a big hit with all of us and our blog friends so I thought it would be fun here also.

Here are some tips that we found to be useful and I hope you will also.

~The original creator should try to use low tack or repositional tape to adhere things. If you use red line tape or something super sticky then the stepper upper person will have a hard time adding a layer, a mat or anything else without damaging the card.

~Do assemble your card so that the stepper upper person knows what you had in mind, doesn't mean the whole card might not be changed but at least they can see your train of thought when creating it.

~if you have a focal image stamp an extra one or two for the stepper upper - just in case

~If you are using patterned paper and have some to spare include some of it too. Sometimes you want just a touch more but can't find the same in your private stash or don't know who makes it to even try to match it up.

**Note you can sign up until the 13th, I will assign partners on the 14th and then please mail as soon after as you can (you can get your card ready NOW there is no theme or profile reading involved here) and then please mail the completed card back no later than the 31st of the month. Obviously we can't mark off 2 mailing dates so please mark it complete when you mail the first part off and then come make a comment when you mail your stepped up one back to the original creator.

Swap will be international so we can get a good variety here - card stock is not too heavy so postage shouldn't be too much of an issue here.

KARMA - Remember swap unto others as you wish to be swapped to! Only send something you would want to get in return and going the extra mile to make it nice is truly appreciated! This is a 2 part swap so you will be mailing twice once to your assigned partner and once to the person who mailed to you! If you can't commit to making a swap and swap back within the time frame then please do NOT sign up.

NOTE: We can't make 2 sent marks in swaps so please mark sent when you send the original card out to your partner. Please come leave a comment below when you are mailing the "stepped up" card back.

Please note that I am NOT able to angel this swap due to the nature of it. I do my best to weed out the bad/flaker swappers before we even start but there is always a chance someone has an issue that prevents them from playing or mailing on time. Please try to work it out with them via the message system or email. Always remember to use the rating system - that is what it is there for to help hostesses weed people out and let others know so they aren't taken advantage of too.

If you are new or have no ratings please contact me before signing up in regards to this swap. If you have low ratings or recent no sends please do not sign up this swap requires follow thru and we do not want any disappointments!

Discussion

user7894 08/ 4/2009 #

I would like to join this swap please. this sounds like so much fun to do. thanks.

YooperHill 08/ 4/2009 #

I too would like to join, but the card I had in mind I made at a friends. I do not have the stamp to make copies of the main image. Is that a swap requirement?

kcfroglady 08/ 5/2009 #

Yooper - no that is fine it was just a suggestion :) I am sure that whomever your "stepper upper" person is can still work some magic! Glad to have you play - spread the word too!

kcfroglady 08/29/2009 #

my card to you Monica was sent out and the return one is on it's way back to you too!

user7894 09/10/2009 #

I mailed yours back to you karyn. hope you like. sorry for being as i was at moms when I got it. it took me a few to recoop from getting back as i didn't get back til after set 4th. but it is done and on its way back to you.

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