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Handmade Card - Newbie Friendly

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Swap Coordinator:JaneInSD (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Handmade  Card Making 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:December 26, 2014
Date items must be sent by:January 7, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

We were all newbies once, and I remember how hard it was to find a newbie friendly type 3 swap to start building up my profile, so this easy, low-cost swap is to help out all those newbies that need to start somewhere. :-)

For this swap you will make 1 handmade card with an envelope and send it to your partner. The card is sender's choice, but please check out your partner's profile and don't send them something from their dislike list. The card should not be written in so that your partner can use it sometime in the future. The minimum size for the card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

The card needs to be of good quality, made from good quality cardstock, with time and attention put into the card. You can use rubber stamped images, die cuts, Cricut die cuts, punches, ribbon, brads, buttons, embossing, or any other embellishments or crafty techniques to decorate your cards. Just please make them of the same quality that you would like to receive. The point of a handmade card is for it to be something unique that you cannot buy in a store.

I want to be very clear- the card SHOULD NOT be just a printed piece of copy paper folded in half, a folded piece of paper with a sentiment written on it, a folded piece of cardstock with stickers stuck on it, a few cardboard figures scotch-taped onto the front of the card, or portions of a store-bought card cut out and stuck onto a piece of card stock. This is not the swap for you if you have never made a handmade card before, or do not have the time or experience to create a good quality card.

I will angel this swap if necessary, but flakers will be named and banned from all future swaps.


• Newbies allowed with a WELL FILLED OUT profile. I will check all profiles before assigning partners and reserve the right to ban at my discretion.

• All other swappers must have a minimum 4.90 rating

• No 1s or 3s in the last 6 months without a reasonable explanation.

Please make sure to send your swaps out on time and rate as soon as you receive your items. Don't forget to put your swapbot user ID and the name of the swap somewhere in your package so that your partner can rate you easily.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or leave a comment below and I will answer as soon as I can! Thanks


StarryNights 12/18/2014 #

Does the envelope have to be handmade or can it be a store bought envelope?

JaneInSD 12/19/2014 #

The envelope can be store bought or handmade, and although not required, you may even consider giving it a little decoration so that it coordinates with the card. :-)

ammye23 12/27/2014 #

This is my first swap and am very excited, when do the partners get assigned? I just didntknowwhat to expect. Thanks.

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