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How-To Guide for Swaps




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CarolynF
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CarolynF
1178 days ago
 
If you would like to take part in a swap please let the host know and PM them for their address. Don’t forget to include your name and return address with your swaps, together with return postage. For larger swap items include a label, for smaller ones a self addressed envelope with Large Letter stamps. Overseas participants please check with the host that they are ok to cover the cost of return postage in return for some crafting goodies.

Any Craft
Exactly what it says! But do bear in mind postage costs for the hosts, especially if there are overseas participants.

Images
A number of stamped or digi images, to suit the host’s chosen theme They will let you know the number required so that everyone gets a copy of every image. It’s useful to pencil in the name and brand of the stamp, if known, and what ink you’ve used to stamp it with (e.g. waterbased or permanent etc so the recipient can colour it in with suitable materials), on the back as well as your name and date.

Cards
Make one card to the chosen theme. Please enclose your unsigned card together with suitable envelope inside a clear plastic bag (as if for sale). Don't forget to include your name, date, etc. on a separate piece of paper.

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)
Make 2 ATCs of the standard size of 3.5” x 2.5” using the theme chosen by the swap host.
On the back of each card please write your details: Title and number of ATCs, e.g. Spring Flowers, 1 of 2 and 2 of 2, and don’t forget the month and your name.
(You can cut 9 ATCs from one sheet of A4 card, or 10 from a sheet of 8.5x11.5 card)

Fridge Magnets
Can be made of all sorts of techniques and materials - anything goes as long as it will attach magnetically to a fridge! Again just make one for the swap and don’t forget to put your name, theme and month on the back.

Bookmarks
Bookmarks do not have to be any particular size or shape, just flat enough to go in a book. Make one for the swap and write the month, theme and your name on the back. Send your bookmark to whoever is hosting the swap and don't forget to enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope.

Sewing
One item, hand or machine sewn. The host either specifies a theme or a particular item to make (or both). Don’t forget to include a note of your name etc.

Knitting/Crocheting
One item, knitted or crocheted. The host could either specify a theme or a particular item to make, or both. Add a note, tag or label with your name etc.

Scrapbooking
Two 6” square scrapbook pages to the host’s chosen theme. Please put the theme, month and your name on the back.

If anyone has any other queries please don't hesitate to ask! 😐

  
PinkPuppy
Website Owner
3837 posts
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PinkPuppy
1177 days ago
 
That's all fab 😁 x
  
maryliz
2554 posts
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maryliz
1096 days ago
 
CarolynF said 1178 days ago:
If you would like to take part in a swap please let the host know and PM them for their address. Don’t forget to include your name and return address with your swaps, together with return postage. For larger swap items include a label, for smaller ones a self addressed envelope with Large Letter stamps. Overseas participants please check with the host that they are ok to cover the cost of return postage in return for some crafting goodies.

Any Craft
Exactly what it says! But do bear in mind postage costs for the hosts, especially if there are overseas participants.

Images
A number of stamped or digi images, to suit the host’s chosen theme They will let you know the number required so that everyone gets a copy of every image. It’s useful to pencil in the name and brand of the stamp, if known, and what ink you’ve used to stamp it with (e.g. waterbased or permanent etc so the recipient can colour it in with suitable materials), on the back as well as your name and date.

Cards
Make one card to the chosen theme. Please enclose your unsigned card together with suitable envelope inside a clear plastic bag (as if for sale). Don't forget to include your name, date, etc. on a separate piece of paper.

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)
Make 2 ATCs of the standard size of 3.5” x 2.5” using the theme chosen by the swap host.
On the back of each card please write your details: Title and number of ATCs, e.g. Spring Flowers, 1 of 2 and 2 of 2, and don’t forget the month and your name.
(You can cut 9 ATCs from one sheet of A4 card, or 10 from a sheet of 8.5x11.5 card)

Fridge Magnets
Can be made of all sorts of techniques and materials - anything goes as long as it will attach magnetically to a fridge! Again just make one for the swap and don’t forget to put your name, theme and month on the back.

Bookmarks
Bookmarks do not have to be any particular size or shape, just flat enough to go in a book. Make one for the swap and write the month, theme and your name on the back. Send your bookmark to whoever is hosting the swap and don't forget to enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope.

Sewing
One item, hand or machine sewn. The host either specifies a theme or a particular item to make (or both). Don’t forget to include a note of your name etc.

Knitting/Crocheting
One item, knitted or crocheted. The host could either specify a theme or a particular item to make, or both. Add a note, tag or label with your name etc.

Scrapbooking
Two 6” square scrapbook pages to the host’s chosen theme. Please put the theme, month and your name on the back.

If anyone has any other queries please don't hesitate to ask! 😐


Not quite sure how this works...and not yet decided whether I will take part this month or not....

Am I right in understanding that for example...if I made a pincushion wrap it up with my name/address inside and return postage in stamps, this would then be forwarded to someone else? now if the person who is to receive it lives overseas the postage would be higher...or am I being particularly and typically acting my age? From the ancient MaryLiz
  
PinkPuppy
Website Owner
3837 posts
Invited 3
PinkPuppy
1096 days ago
 
No, you enclose a self addressed envelope to the swap host, they send you a swap in that envolope you provided. Only one member so far is over seas and has already done a swap with success, you will no who the host is, it's Carolyn this month
  
Towst
2300 posts
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Towst
1095 days ago
 
Hi Mary, since I am the only person not in the UK at the moment I felt I should reply, so just to clarify. you send a return postage label with stamps on to the host, the postage would be the cost that it would be for the host to send you a swap back. You do not need to send higher postage to cover any extra costs that might get incurred by the host sending your swap to me in the US.

When I join a swap, I always ask the host if it is okay with them, since I can't send them UK postage and they incur the cost of sending anything to me. However so they are not out of pocket in the long run I send them gifts that are at least the cost of the postage back. Usually I like to make them a bag and also send small craft items that I think they might be able to use.

If anyone wanted to host a swap but was worried about me joining as they did not want the hassle of sending anything to the US, please don't worry, I always ask and if you say you'd prefer me not to join there would be no hard feelings. I quite understand that I add an extra layer of difficulty to the swaps procedure. Having said that I have really enjoyed all the swaps I've joined in.
  
maryliz
2554 posts
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maryliz
1094 days ago
 
Thank you sounds like a super idea and so simple really....I shall pass on the August swap as have 2 major consultants to see this week, so must sort out all my questions..the signs to me are positive and good with one of the consultants...the cardiology always is a bit daunting as had 8 or 9 transfusions this year but signs are good. After I made a bit of a fuss with GP about treating the symptoms and not the disease she agreed and put wheels in motion....so they have results of tests which looks to me at this moment of time to be going in the right direction, but they have a habit of throwing a wobbly...........to think a month ago my legs had swollen so much and fluid retention so bad it was painful...now after losing about 18lbs of weight most of it fluid from the legs I am now dehydrating, but surprisingly the body has only adversely reacted in a minor way...so...................diuretics halved intake and fluids increased a little should rectify that.... just balance now hopefully....or is it that simple...hope so.....anyway....lets see whether there are swaps for September and will hopefully be able to focus on that...now that my little group has disbanded I shall have too much time indoors.....with M having to put up with me for once inviting a couple of people from the just disbnaded group in occasionally to progress with crochet or other crafts if they wish..We shall show the troublemakers what can be done, so watch this space.......hope the swaps go well for August......MaryLiz


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