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Handmade Card Challenge # 7

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Handmade Card Challenge # 7
Swap Coordinator:grstamping (contact)
Swap categories: Card Making 
Number of people in swap:8
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:August 6, 2012
Date items must be sent by:August 24, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

For this challenge, let's think outside the box with newpaper! Let's see if we can recycle a little.

You have to make one greeting card for your partner.

The card will have newspaper on and/or in it, it will be part of your design and embellishment. Your creativity will be your guide. You may also use cardstock (for body) and any other items necessary to WOW your partner.

The card should be standard size.

No recent unexplained/unresolved 1 or 3. Profile to be well filled. Recent swapping activities. More than 5 completed and rated swap. I will ban participants who are not meeting my requirements.


GrammaSherry 07/26/2012 #

I would like to sign up for my mom. I have done this for a few swaps. You can check my profile for ratings for her cards. They are amazing! Her address is on my profile. I only just created a profile for her and she doesn't have enough swaps yet

ZzMonstruozZ 07/26/2012 #

HI @grstamping
I'm watching this swap and wondering isn't it a type3 swap? You have set it as type2 ;)

fawnscrafts 07/26/2012 #

Standard size postcards are the ones that are 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches.

ladydy5 07/26/2012 #

Once again I see you are into checking type swaps. Very good however I believe this swap is also type 2 and the coordinator was right.

GrammaSherry 07/26/2012 #

type 3 are more labour intensive. Standard cards are 5"1/2 X 4"1/4 which is different than a postcard. The swap is asking for a card and a bookmark - that is labour intensive. Unless I am reading wrong the swap is not for a postcard - which would be a type 2 swap. I too am watching this swap and think it should be a type 3.

Having said that it is up to the host to code whatever she sees fit.

grstamping 07/26/2012 #

I usually mail my cards in a large envelope (non bubble) and I have not received negative feedback from partners in the past. Having said that, I have participated in swaps where I have to send a large package and those for me are type 3 (also costly). I have always made my challenges type 2. This is #7 and this issue has never come up before.

My minimum card size (or standard size) is a 8.5X11 cardstock cut it half. I personally make my cards bigger.

GrammaSherry, your mother was accepted in my previous swap and I don't see any problems with it.

namabear 07/28/2012 #

type 2 type 3 what does it matter either your in or your out! @grstamping has done nice challenges in the past and I have joined a few and have had fun.

GrammaSherry 08/ 4/2012 #

@namabear - totally agree. Join or not - hosts create their swaps and code how they see fit.

My mom has LOVED the swaps she has participated in! She now bugs on a daily basis because it takes sooooo long for Canada post to deliver! She doesn't get why she only is sending to one person when she would rather send and receive to dozens!!!!!!!!

grstamping 08/ 5/2012 #

GrammaSherry -maybe I should challenge your mother a little and create a swap with multiple partners. The reason I haven't done many of those is the cost of postage. Many people send their work of art in bubble envelopes and it is an expensive affair. Tell her to stay posted, I might have something in the work for September.

Yep, Canada post is slow. When I mail a letter to my mother on the East Coast, it could take up to two weeks! When I mail a letter to my penpals in Germany, they receive it the next day! What's up with that? Mind you, the postage is close to 2$ for a letter...

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