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The CHEAP & FAST - Christmas/Winter Stamped Images

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The CHEAP & FAST - Christmas/Winter Stamped Images
Swap Coordinator:Kathyy (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Challenges  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:16
Last day to signup/drop:November 10, 2007
Date items must be sent by:November 17, 2007
Number of swap partners:3

This is an international swap in which we will be collecting stamped images that can be used for making Christmas cards, ATCs, ACEOs, bookmarks, and other paper crafts. Images may be Christmas and/or winter themed. Since this swap is something we can begin working on immediately the mail out date (11/17/07) is one week after the swap sign up deadline (11/10/07). This allows up to three week to stamp your images and forces us to get them mailed before the Thanksgiving holiday which is the start of the USPS busy season.

The challenge is to pack your envelope but keep the weight under 1 ounce. This will allow participants to get lots of great new images without spending a lot of money. You can get up to 8 pieces of cardstock into an envelope and still be within one ounce. If you want to add more and spend more on shipping you are welcome to do so.

-Images should be Christmas and/or winter themed
-Images should be 2 x 2 inches or larger
-Images should be stamped in black, brown, or sepia ink
-Images should be clearly stamped on white or light colored card stock (no neon colored paper)
-Images may be embossed (no neon colored embossing powder)
-Naked images only! Please DO NOT color them.
-At least 3 different images should be included
-Each image may be stamped multiple times to fill your envelope but at least 3 different images should be included
-Words may be included as extras but the majority of your stamped items must be images
-Your envelope should contain at least 6 pieces of cardstock with at least 1 image on each piece
-Please leave room around your image for your partner to cut out and/or adjust the border
-If you know the manufacturer of the stamp please include that on the back of your image
-There will be three partners

-This is an international swap and is not limited by location
-Newbies are welcome but must have a completed profile
-Rated participants must have a 4.0 or higher rating
-Participant may not have any "no send" ratings on their record within the past 4 months
-All participants, including newbies, must have a full profile

--SHIPPING INFO for USA participants--
If you are in the United States, you can do this swap for less than $1 shipping per partner.

The shipping cost listed below is for envelopes that are:
-rectangular, not square
-no smaller than 3.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide
-no larger than 6.125 inches by 11 inches wide
-no more than 0.25 inches thick.
Most greeting card and letter envelopes fit these guidelines.

A one ounce envelope shipped from the USA:
-to anywhere in the USA is $0.41
-to Canada or Mexico is $0.69
-to everywhere else is $0.90
Confirm your USPS shipping costs here.


PLEASE let me know if I have missed any details, if you have any questions, or if you have suggestions for improving this swap. You may post in the discussion area below or send me a PM.


Biff 11/ 2/2007 #

How do you feel about text stamps or is it purely images?

Kathyy 11/ 3/2007 #

Words can be included as extras but the majority of your stamped items should be images. One of the sheets I plan to include will have an image and word like the ones shown below.

trixboth 11/ 3/2007 #

Do we have to color the images too, or just send them "naked" to be colored by the receiver? I have a bunch I would love to stamp and send, but I really do not want to color them all in.

Kathyy 11/ 4/2007 #

Naked images only. Please do not color them. The examples I posted are both completed cards.

trixboth 11/ 4/2007 #

Wahoo! I am so in this swap.

Biff 11/ 8/2007 #

sorry folks will have to drop this one...

Kathyy 11/10/2007 #

Today is the last day to sign up or drop!

Kathyy 11/11/2007 #

Partners have been assigned. Have fun everyone :)

Kathyy 11/16/2007 #

Tomorrow (11/17/07) is the last day to send your items out. If you haven't already done so, please do.

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