|Swap Coordinator:||sarachung (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Artist Trading Card (ATC) Ephemera Craft Supplies|
|Number of people in swap:||56|
|Location:||Regional - USA ONLY|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Rating requirement:||4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)|
|Last day to signup/drop:||July 10, 2011|
|Date items must be sent by:||July 19, 2011|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Hello! If you love to make ATCâ€™s, or any other paper crafts that use small bits of paper, I have just the swap for you. For this swap you will send 1 partner 25 pieces of interesting paper cut to ATC size (2.5â€ x 3.5â€) that could be used as backgrounds for an ATC. This is not a swap for â€œATC blanksâ€ or the sturdy backs for ATCâ€™s, but rather for interesting bits of paper that could be adhered to a sturdy back, and serve as the background. I am not sure if this swap has been done before (probably!), but if you have done this before and would like â€œcreditâ€ for the idea, please let me know!
Examples of the types of papers that could be sent (this list is not all inclusive!) or places to get papers from:
â€¢Washi (rice) paper
â€¢Dictionary, Other reference books
â€¢Maps, Insides of Security Envelopes
â€¢Old Library or Bingo Cards, Old Ledgers
â€¢Stationary, Note Cards
â€¢Architectural drawings, blue prints, floor plans, etc.
â€¢Vintage Childrenâ€™s Books
â€¢Other Old Books, letters, etc.
â€¢Papers written in another language
â€¢Patterned scrapbooking paper
â€¢Paper that has been sewn or embroidered by you
â€¢Paper that has been rubber stamped by you
â€¢Paper that has been heat embossed or dry embossed by you
â€¢Paper that has been decorated by you using any other medium!
Please DO NOT SEND: plain or solid colored cardstock, regular notebook paper, ads or newspaper clippings (unless they are in a different language, really old or somehow else interesting), and any paper that is in bad shape (i.e. badly wrinkled, torn, dirty, etc.) Also, please do not send digital images printed onto copy paper using an inkjet printer.
Here are the requirements to give your partner a 5 rating:
â€¢25 DIFFERENT pieces of paper (all different â€“ no repeats)
â€¢Paper must be cut to 2.5â€ x 3.5â€ (please cut accurately)
â€¢No plain or solid paper (or anything else listed under DO NOT SEND)
â€¢Sent by the swap deadline
This swap is senderâ€™s choice, although it is always nice to read your partners profile first. Please send your stack of papers in some type of plastic baggie or plastic wrap, to protect them from moisture/humidity. A note with the swap name and your user name makes rating easier too!
This swap is open to all swappers with a rating of 4.9 or above (NEWBIES WELCOME!) â€“ no recent 1â€™s or 3â€™s. I will check profiles before assigning partners, and will angel if necessary.
This swap is the USA ONLY version, there is also an International version as well.
A note about me: This is my first swap that I am hosting, and am really excited about it! If there is something different that I could/should be doing, or some detail I have missed, please let me know.
UPDATE: Due to questions I have received, I want to make this clear ... this swap is for ATC SIZE papers. If you want bigger pieces, then please join one of the 6x6 or 8x8 paper swaps that are frequently on SB. This swap should be fun for the sender and the receiver. It is meant to be fun for the sender to pick out portions of a piece of paper that they think another person would find inspiring, and it is meant for the receiver to get pieces of paper for new inspiration that could be put to use right away. If you, as the sender, want to send bigger, then message your partner and see if that is okay with them ... but just keep in mind the swap requirements are for 20 differnt pieces of paper cut to 2.5x3.5. If you feel that you are cutting too much of a pattern of a paper off because of the size requirement, then you have not selected the right piece of paper. Plain solid paper is not okay ... solid paper that is somehow embellished (glittered, metallic, distressed, etc.) is fine. And, most importantly ... this swap is SENDER"S CHOICE. You cannot request to receive certain types of paper, as this swap is meant for you to receive new inspiration ... maybe a piece of paper you would not have thought about using before. While it is nice to review a person's profile to see their color preferences, etc, it is not a requirement of this swap.
Thanks again for the participation, and all of the questions. If I host these swaps again, I will address all of these questions from the onset.
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