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Fill My Journal Creative Challenge #1

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Fill My Journal Creative Challenge #1
Swap Coordinator:sweetypiedie (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Paper Crafts  Journals 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 28, 2010
Date items must be sent by:July 26, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

*Journal Page above by @sweetypiedie

For this swap we will be making 3 A5 size journal pages for 1 partner. (A5 is half the size of stand office paper). Those new to journaling are welcome and encouraged to join.

EDIT: you should make your pages one-sided. That means 3 separate pieces of paper/card. That way we can use either use double-sided tape, glue stick or decoupage glue to put them into our journals when we receive them

Page 1 - Animal. On this page you will choose an animal your partner likes and make a page about this animal. It must include at least one picture. You can sketch, paint, draw, include facts about that animal, collage into one big picture of that animal or collage many small pictures. If your partner likes more than one animal please just choose one.

Page 2 - Writing the night sky. On this page you can write in any form you like about what the night sky means to you. You can write a train of thought, a short story, a poem, a factual or intellectual piece. You can hand-write or type this but please try to decorate the page in some way that reflects the theme. If you do want to include the work of others please credit them properly and include at least a small amount of your own words to describe why this piece of writing (or song lyrics) resonates with you.

Page 3 - Choose your materials. On this page you can create anything you like so long as use at least one of the following materials somewhere on the page:

  • Glitter
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Pages from an old book, can be phone book, kids book, foreign language, dictionary, etc.

On the back of each page please put your name, date (year at least), username and the swap it's for. Sign it if you want. You probably don't need to put which page is which but it can't hurt. :) You can details on the front if you like but I don't think they should take up too much space.

Whenever possible journal pages should be sent flat, between card to protect them and marked "DO NOT BEND" If using chunky elements like buttons, ribbon or rhinestones, it is recommended that the page be mounted on to card (like a grocery box) to give it strength.

Serious Stuff : I will check profiles before assigning partners to confirm that you have completed at least 5 rated snail mail swaps. I will angel in the unlikely event of any unreceived items which cannot be resolved with your partner. Please make sure you put in the time and effort to make something of great quality that you would love to receive.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Before you ask... I've chosen A5 because it's a good size to post, not too big for beginners, it's a standard that all should understand and it should fit into any journal books already established.


justchiara 06/17/2010 #

Thank you for hosting this swap :D

justchiara 06/17/2010 #

Oh, and my favorite animals would be cats. Not sure if I mention this on my profile, so I'd better write it here.

Kelkat60 06/18/2010 #

How do we put it in our journal when we get the pages. I'm kind of new to this so I need a little explanation. Thanks

sweetypiedie 06/21/2010 #

No problem @Kelkat60 I find the best thing to use is double-sided tape. But you could use a glue stick or decoupage glue if you prefer.

**That reminds me that I probably need to add that you should make your pages one-sided. That means 3 separate pieces of paper/card. **

alifromourpatch 06/25/2010 #

my favourite animal is the wolf

& this is the perfect swap for me to get my creative side happening again!!

sweetypiedie 06/29/2010 #

Thanks for joining everyone! I hope you have fun. I'm only ever a PM away if you have questions.

sweetypiedie 08/ 9/2010 #

Note - The partner of @Kelkat60 is me, @sweetypiedie She has contacted me and explained her situation. She is doing her best to catch up on swaps as soon as possible.

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