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Quartered Postcards #6 (USA only)

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Swap Coordinator:onlyincambodia (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:17
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:October 23, 2010
Date items must be sent by:November 6, 2010
Number of swap partners:4
Description:

Because I enjoyed these swaps so much, I have asked the original host for permission to continue. Thank you @Frogglin I hope you all will have as much fun as I did in creating these unique postcards!


For this swap, you will need 4 postcards and a pair of scissors. Also some glue! Aw man, it's like being 5 again. This would be perfect for cards you got in a batch and wondered who you would ever send em to.

Okay, so take your 4 postcards and cut them into 4 even pieces - cut all the cards the same way because NEXT you'll stick a piece from each card onto a backing. (I found that it's really easy paperclipping or binder clipping the postcards together, then cutting.)

Feel free to try "non-traditional" cuts as well!

This means your backing will have 1 piece from each card on it. Does that make sense?

You will have 4 new, interesting cards and 4 interesting partners to send to.

Now here's the nitty along with the gritty.

  • Card must be sent naked (that is, no envelope).
  • Therefore, stick those bits as down hard as you can!
  • This swap is open to anyone who has no unexplained 1 ratings in the past 3 months.
  • This swap is also open to newbies with a nice full profile (it doesn't really apply to this swap, but it's helpful for other swaps. Don't forget to include all the things you like, dislike even random things!)
  • This round of the swap is USA only (edited 10/19/10 for correction).
  • Postcards are SENDER'S CHOICE.
  • I can Angel if need be, but certainly hope I don't have to :)
  • You must have logged in to Swap-Bot at least 2 days prior to the sign up date, or you will be dropped from the swap before partners are assigned. (edited 10/20/10)

Don't forget to put your name on the back!


HINTS & TIPS from other swappers

  • I used the fronts of 4 different greeting cards with a similar theme instead of 4 post cards. Just make sure the end results are acceptable sizes for postcards. @CraftyTweetie

  • You can cut your cards in quarters in different ways. Cut them diagonally (like an "X") to form 4 triangles. Cut them from top to bottom into 4 equal size rectangles. Cut them from side to side into 4 equal size rectangles. @CraftyTweetie

  • I make these kind of PCs all the time with free ad cards. it's great fun! @lindall

  • Another great idea is to cut up used postcards. What a great idea for recycling those postcards that aren't wanted for a collection. @KnittingMystery

Discussion

moowee 10/ 6/2010 #

I just made mine. It was fun. How did I miss the first 5 of these?

mathaholic 10/ 7/2010 #

I saw in the "nitty gritty" that it's an international swap, but the Location given for the swap is USA only. I'm finding the international swaps to be too $$ for me, so I'm trying to stick to USA only. Sooo, which is it? :):)

Tinker60 10/13/2010 #

Using ad cards is a great idea as is recycling used PCs ~~ great idea for a swap!

onlyincambodia 10/20/2010 #

Sorry @mathaholic , it IS USA ONLY. I forgot to the fix that part of the guidelines when I copied and pasted from the other swaps in the series since they were all international previously. GOOD catch!

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