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♥Handmade Postcards #1 : Black & White♥

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♥Handmade Postcards #1 : Black & White♥
Swap Coordinator:cleopatra (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Postcards  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:68
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:September 9, 2009
Date items must be sent by:September 23, 2009
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

♥ This is for everyone who loves the low postage fee of postcards, but also likes getting a bit creative now and then. It is the first of a series of swaps for Handmade Postcards. Each month or so, we will have a different colour scheme.

♥ The second swap has started already... the link is here

♥ You will be given 2 weeks after partners are assigned to make one postcard for 2 different partners. That's 2 handmade postcards in total. You will make your postcards however you like, as long as you keep with the theme (Black & White). It is sender's choice, but it's always nice to check your partner's likes and dislikes before sending off. Make something you'd be proud to put your name on.

♥ Please ensure that your postcard is made on cardboard hard enough to not be damaged when it's on its travels around the world. You can place your paper over an ad postcard. Another nice idea is to cover the front of the postcard with contact plastic (as long as you don't make bubbles). This protects the postcard very well

♥ The postcards are to be naked (not you !), that is, without an envelope and written on. It's always nice to write something more than just "hi" and "bye". Don't ruin a beautiful postcard with rubbish written on it. If you know that you have bad handwriting, you can always type the message on the back.

♥ Usual rules... Newbies are WELCOME, no recent 1s or 3s without explanation, no swaplifters... if I fail to ban a flaker, I will angel this swap for you [just let me know]

♥ Questions ? Mail me !

.h.a.p.p.y. .s.w.a.p.p.i.n.g.

Discussion

Bastet 08/19/2009 #

"The postcards are to be naked (not you !)" LOL :-D

JohnnyDingo 08/19/2009 #

I just signed up for this one. This is my FIRST SWAP! I have been Postcrossing for a while and I am looking forward to trying something new.

cleopatra 08/19/2009 #

@JohnnyDingo I am SO EXCITED that you chose this swap to be your very first <3 <3 My first swap was also a handmade postcard swap and I had so much making making them and received such beautiful ones in return:]

bottlextree 08/19/2009 #

It's my first swap as well...well, one of my firsts. I'm signed up for two others. Anyhow, I cant wait!

Sabriel 08/19/2009 #

I just had to join this swap, even though I'm a newbie. I just love, LOVE making cards for people and also I love drawing in B&W. thanks for making this excellent swap! :)

cleopatra 08/20/2009 #

Welcome @bottlextree ! and thank you, @Sabriel :]

MiaParanoia 08/20/2009 #

I will definitely join in time. I hope there won't only be #1, but many.

cleopatra 08/22/2009 #

Thank you @MiaParanoia ! I hope so too

cleopatra 08/25/2009 #

Here is a link to #2. The theme for that one is Pink :)

MissK186 08/31/2009 #

I am so ready! I LOVE black and white artsy stuff!

cleopatra 09/ 1/2009 #

I ♥ your excitement, @MissK186 XD

vitaminD 09/ 4/2009 #

Hello. I'm new here... and just getting started. My profile isn't FULLY filled out but I'm fumbling with the formatting on here. May I join anyway?

I promise I'm pretty good on my snail mail and I won't flake out on my recipient. = ) Thanks.

Hollabaloo 09/ 4/2009 #

I'm so looking forward to this! This is one of my first swaps- I signed up for 3 yesterday- and it's going to be my first 'proper' swap. Thankyou for welcoming newbies!

cleopatra 09/ 4/2009 #

@vitaminD , yes you may join !

@Hollabaloo I'm so glad you joined:)

Jananini 09/ 5/2009 #

I found that clear contact paper over the creative work is very helpful to protect it.

vitaminD 09/ 5/2009 #

@cleopatra Awesome! Thank you very much! = ) I'm trying to anticipate my postcard. I"m super excited.

cleopatra 09/ 6/2009 #

Any medium is allowed on the PC... paper... fabric... the only thing stopping you is your imagination:)

Just make sure that the PC is strong enough to be sent far without damage.

MiaParanoia 09/ 7/2009 #

I already did mine. Fortunately before I stupidly smashed my hand against the edge of the swimming pool and now wearing a cast. I'm excited where they will go to.

cleopatra 09/ 9/2009 #

Yay ! We're number 2 in the Top 10 swaps.

Thanks everyone.

nutetez 09/ 9/2009 #

i just join to this SWAP ^ ^ & can't wait to start create my BW postcard to *U .................. btw, i just don't know where * who to send to , where do i get ther?? ^ ^ .................. & also your another SWAP too , Post-Card * PINK one ^ ^ .................. Thx.

Skron11 09/ 9/2009 #

Are black and white photos (our own) allowed?

cleopatra 09/ 9/2009 #

@nutetez ... I will mail you

@Skron11 Yes, black and white photos are allowed. You may decorate the PC however you like, as long as the only colours are black and white (and shades of grey too).

cleopatra 09/10/2009 #

Partners have been assigned ... enjoy !

nutetez 09/11/2009 #

@cleopatra ............ Thx. I'll wait 4 ya mail ^ ^ .......... continue creating B&W & other Pink one ...... Yay!

cleopatra 09/14/2009 #

I have an angel for this swap ! @circa45 has very kindly offered his services:) This is a big swap and, although I'm really hoping it doesn't happen, flaking is a possibility. If you have been flaked on (and have tried your hardest to contact the person, to no avail) then mail me and we'll sort something out for you. I don't allow any person in my swap to not get some happiness out of it.

Once again, thank you all for joining.

JohnnyDingo 09/18/2009 #

Ahhh, finally, I found time to make the two cards, and came up with good ideas for them ... I hope. Will be in the mail TOMORROW! Yayyy!

JohnnyDingo 09/19/2009 #

Cards went out today. I handed them PERSONALLY to the postlady!

Hollabaloo 09/20/2009 #

I have sent my cards, but none have arrived for me. Although I live in the UK, I'm pretty sure I would have got them by now... When should I start worrying?

miyi 09/21/2009 #

The last date to send the postcards out is September 23, 2009 so perhaps your partners are still busy making them for you! ^^

Sabriel 09/22/2009 #

yay I sent out my two cards yesterday, can't wait to get some in the mail :)

Hollabaloo 09/23/2009 #

@miyi I realised just now :D

demoiselle 09/24/2009 #

I actually sent mine out on time, I just forgot to change my status on the 23rd.

JohnnyDingo 09/24/2009 #

I sent 2 and they were received. 2 were sent to me, and I received them. That's EXACTLY how it's supposed to work. YAY! Thanks for making this fun!

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