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Topic: Chunky Book page swap!  (Read 4999 times)
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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2008 12:19:34 AM »

Ooh - I'd be interested - if you'd have a newbie along to play!  No idea how I'd bind things, mind.

Hey PurpleHeather - Im a newbie too.  Grin

I was thinking I might use a holepunch, the eyelet maker I have and some cord or ribbon to make the bindings for mine - that a border could be left on one edge of the page for me to bind with.


does that make any sense?
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2008 12:49:06 AM »

Oooh - sounds good.

I had previously read about tip ins etc, on Lisa Vollrath's site, and she says that she often leaves 1/2 an inch clear on the binding side of the page, so although it isn't plain, chunky embellishments don't get put there, and neither does anything which is pivotal to the theme of the page.  I think with that in mind, I'd quite like square - it is just visually pleasing!

I've been thinking about this on the way to work (while avoiding stupid van drivers trying to reverse into me!) and I'm really enthused Cheesy  (Especially with the amazing company there is in this swap!)

ETA - Can anyone define Zetti for me?  Those pages look lovely, and I've seen others like it, but no idea what Zetti is!
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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2008 03:58:25 AM »

This sounds like grand fun
Its after my 21 birthday party, so  I wont have crafting for that to worry about
And I just bought the most amazing book that teaches me all these really neat new techniques and ideas - perfect timing  Tongue

Zetti erm i'll do my best:
       - strippy legs, mad faces, large eyes, wings, swirls, hats (esp. triangles),
       - Exagerated features. Hope hat helps Grin
       - Check out babbettos work she has it down packed!
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« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2008 04:03:56 AM »

Do a google search for Tracy Moore or Zettiology. You'll find tons of info that way along with lots of inspiration.
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« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2008 05:12:16 AM »

Oooh - found Teesha Moore, and Zetti looks fun Cheesy  I got an altered book kit from Phizzy in the swap the shop, which I now realise has some Zetti inspired stuff in Cheesy


I'm thinking that I might open sign-ups February 4, with the first send on February 27.  What do you all think?

Ah - I'm on holiday February 9th - 16th , so I might sit out for February, depending on when partners are posted.  If it is before the 9th I may attempt to take papercrafty stuff with me and make some pages then.  Hrmmm.
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« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2008 06:25:35 AM »

Oops...I meant Teesha. Tracy is her husband!
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« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2008 06:53:37 AM »


PurpleHeather -- newbies are very welcome!

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Here's a draft of the swap description -- remember, it's just a draft!  Comments are welcome.

We will be making 4x4 inch (10x10 cm) chunky pages with the theme "Creative Life" -- think art, creativity, craftiness, inspiration, fun.  Each page should be decorated on the front and the back.  Your major effort should be made on the front, and your artist information will go on the back (at a minimum: your Craftster UserID, the name of this swap, date -- but you can include other stuff too).  Please decorate your backs too, but it's not necessary to make them as detailed or elaborate as the front.

What makes a page chunky?  Two things:  the paper and the embellishments.  You should use a sturdy base for your page -- mat board is ideal.  Lightweight cardboard (think cereal boxes) also works well, as does heavy watercolor paper (140 lb +) and multiple layers of cardstock glued *securely* together.  In addition, you can use all kinds of embellishments: buttons, fibers, glass, chunky chunks!  Keep embellishments to a maximum height of 1/4 inch (about 0.6 cm) off the page. 

Binding the pages will be up to each recipient.  There are three typical ways to bind these.  I'm calling them "margin", "left" and "corner."  Here are descriptions and examples of all three ways:

Margin:  leave 1/2 an inch on the left edge of the page free of embellishments and major design elements (it's nice to at least color it the same as the rest of the page, or decorate it lightly).  The recipient can then bind the pages by attaching them at the left edge, by punching holes in the left edge and attaching them with binder rings or cords, or by getting them spiral bound, or in some other creative way.  For an example, see:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/naniani/2186203155/in/pool-chunky_book_arts

Left:  leave 1/2 an inch (0.6 cm) on the left edge of the page free of embellishments, but design and decorate it all over to your heart's content.  I don't have an example of a bound book like this, but see these pages by OriginalYouth for an example of what the pages look like:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/originalyouth/1323301330/in/pool-chunky_book_arts

corners:  leave all 4 corners free of embellishment.  The recipient can then attach the pages by the corners and make a wall-hanging out of them.  For an example of this, see:  http://www.atcards.com/gallery/files/1/3/6/4/birds_chunky_book.jpg

In your questionnaire, you will be asked to specify which type of binding you want, and everyone should follow their partner's preferences when making pages.

Participants:  This swap will be limited to 20 participants. 

Partners:  There will be multiple rounds of the swap, with send dates every two weeks.  Send dates will be on the "off" weeks of the Tip-In with a Twist swap.  The first send date will be February 27.

Rounds:  You will have one partner at a time.  Partners will be assigned every two weeks, on send dates.  The goal will be to continue the swap until everyone has swapped with everyone else -- if we have 20 participants, this swap could continue for some months.

Opting and dropping out:   You will be able to opt-out of a round if you need or want to.  By opting out, you will remain a participant in the swap, but you will not be assigned a partner for that round.  You will also be able to drop out of the swap early for any reason (no questions asked) -- but only *after* all your assigned partners have received their pages.

Posting: You must post in the swap thread if you join.  It will be our main means of participation, and it will help your partners get to know you.

Mailing:  DCNs and other proof of mailing will not be required.  However, if any of your partners do not receive your page, you must remake one and send it again.  All participants will be required to ship internationally.

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« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2008 07:02:19 AM »

good idea to put your choice of binding in there.   Patiently waiting for this to start......
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« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2008 07:06:56 AM »

good idea to put your choice of binding in there.   Patiently waiting for this to start......

You were one of the people that said "late January" for sign ups!!! Grin That's the only reason I'm waiting.  If people want to start sooner we can.  The first send would have to be February 13, and there wouldn't be much time for sign-ups.
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« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2008 07:20:59 AM »

Are we going to do the sendouts on opposite weeks of the tip-in swap? I think that would help out those of us who are jonesing for more pages!
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