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Decorative Tags # August

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Decorative Tags  # August
Swap Coordinator:sosiejude (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Ephemera 
Number of people in swap:14
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 1, 2011
Date items must be sent by:August 31, 2011
Number of swap partners:3

I have been asked to take over this monthly swap from Kahether as her time is limited at the moment These are great fun! It is an opportunity for scrappers, stampers, mini album makers, and artists to show off some of their techniques and skills - or to try new ones. All you need to do is decorate one tag (see rules below) for each of your partners.

There are lots of ideas, suggestions and techniques on the internet. Just do a web search, or better yet, check out YouTube. Search "Tim Holtz" on YouTube for some great ideas.Or go to Tim holtz Blog...http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Here are the rules:

Dimensions: No smaller than 4 x 3" or larger than 3-" x 6-" (shipping tag - size #8, approximately 7.5cm x 16cm).

You will make one tag per swap partner for a total of 3 tags.

Reinforce the tag with a lightweight chipboard, or the like, to keep it from bending in transit.

Participants MUST use at LEAST 3 art techniques or mediums on their tag. I don't mind glued images, but if that is all that is done the recipient is left with little more than a piece of cardboard - literally. You can paint, stain, draw, stamp, age (tear, stain edges, etc.), embellish with 3D objects, decoupage, wet/dry emboss, splatter paint/ink, blend inks/stains, etc. Check out the huge library of ideas on YouTube (caution: YouTube does have some very adult content - the craft videos are typically obvious. Just be aware when clicking to view.)

To distinguish this from the "SKINNY" (3" x 5" decorated card) that is exchanged here on swap-bot, add a hole to the top of the tag (if there is not one already) and add some kind of fibers or chain. Small charm(s) is (are) nice but optional.

On the back, please sign your tag. Also note the month and year of creation, the name of your tag (if you've named it) and where you are from (city, state/province, country).

Participants have the whole month of August to make and send their tags. Please put your time and effort into creating a piece of art your recipient will treasure.

This is an international swap, so please be aware that shipping costs may reflect that - if your package is going overseas. If your partner is overseas, please allow time to receive your swap. Some swaps may take as long as a month to get to their destination.

No recent or unexplained 1's or 3's. Newbies are welcome with well filled out profiles. Please e-mail me with any questions. If you are willing to make an extra tag to angel - just in case, please let me know. I don't believe the artists who join this will flake, but it is nice to have back-up if needed.

I reserve the right to edit this swap up until 48 hours before partner assignment. Please check to see if any changes are made. I do not anticipate making any major changes.

Thanks for checking out this swap - I hope you join us!


Kessie 07/10/2011 #

I think you mean 'have the whole month of August', not June!

MissPaula 07/10/2011 #

This says 1 partner but description says total of 3 tags...1 per partner?

cengland 07/11/2011 #

I'm hoping that the swap is now only one partner. I'd rather send three tags to one person than one tag to three people, which is why I skipped over last month's swap.

BambooPanda13 07/13/2011 #

Hi please clarify soon as I've already finished 1 tag. =)

BambooPanda13 07/17/2011 #

Also, I have two 3's but I hope you will allow me to participate as I've already finished them and I can show you the pictures if you want to make sure I put effort into my work (I always do). Thanks! =)

sosiejude 07/20/2011 #

Sorry folks it's 3 partners as normal 1 tag to each partner.Please make sure you follow the swap rules 3 techniques not just adding stickers and paper.Also the right sized tag as you will be rated 3 if you dont follow the rules. Thanks and have fun!

geminivisionsart 09/ 3/2011 #

Disappointed I got flaked on :(

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