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« on: February 24, 2009 07:14:56 PM »

Here's the link for round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222843.0

I'd love to be involved in a round 2; I'll organize though I'm not sure I get the "tip-in with a twist" concept though concerning the dates?? Maybe just extending the crafting period and having everyone send all at once would be easier? Or people could have the option of mailing as they go but have to have all chunky pages sent out by the deadline.

Also maybe everyone could decide what theme they want for their own books rather than having one theme for everyone.

Just a few ideas. Anyone else interested???

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009 09:13:47 PM »

Wow that sounds like a great swap - a huge commitment though. I read part of the thread and it sounded like everyone enjoyed it. And they had an awesome gallery. It also sounded like crafty dame was thinking about hosting another round. Not sure if that's in the works or not.

Some of the comments were that people were interested in a second round, but would prefer it be set up more like a "regular swap." Someone mentioned setting it up like the ATC swaps where it's a series of swaps, swapping just a few pages at a time, rather than have it last months and sending out every two weeks.

I think the tip in with a twist was possibly another swap going on at the same time?

I might be interested, depending on timing and how it is set up. I usually don't do swaps where you only get two weeks crafting time, it's not enough for me. Lately, my preference has been 4 weeks of crafting time!

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009 10:23:55 PM »

Id be in.

I definatly think it should be just a few pages at a time. and having it span over a time period. like the alphabet atc swap.

PM crafty and see if she was going to be organizing the second round.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009 05:08:20 AM »

I sent a PM off to crafty so we'll see what she has to say.

How are the ATC swaps set up? I've never been in one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009 11:12:29 AM »

craftydame and I took turns organizing this alphabet.

you make 3 cards, send one to each of your partners and get one from each back.
then when the swap is finished, another round starts, and do the same thing again.
the organizers try to make sure you arent paired with the same people all the time so you get variety.

I think the chunky page swap would work excellent that way
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009 11:28:22 AM »

That sounds a lot more simple and wouldn't drag out the swap like the first round. Though, and this might just be me, but I'd want to do more than 3 at a go.. Cheesy

Maybe I will offer an option where you can say you want to send between 3 to 5(?) and then group accordingly.

I sent a pm to craftydame to see if she would be interested in organizing, but if she's not I think I'll get this swap started in mid-March. What is the crafting period for the atc swaps?
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009 10:27:10 PM »

I would say, 3 - 6 just so you are working with even numbers.

craftydame is going on vacation in mid march, so she wont be around around that time.

If you need a co organizer to help out with me, Im happy to help.

The crafting time is usually around 3 weeks
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009 01:57:10 AM »

thanks for mentioning me guys!

i was planning on organizing round 2, but now i'm unexpectedly going to visit family in march, so i'd have to push it back quite a bit. i told sheepblue to go ahead with round 2, and i'll just organize round 3!
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2009 07:33:47 AM »

sounds cool - always up for chunky pages Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009 07:38:56 AM »

I think I'm going to open up this swap for sign-ups March 9th - March 20th, just about two weeks. I'd love to have you help organize Twiztid!

Craftydame had some great advice for how to set this round of chunky swap up. How about setting up groups of 4 or 5, and give a month of crafting time. That's approximately a week a page. People could send them as they went along, or they could send them all at once, just as long as they sent by the deadline.

Some people might to make more (like me  Grin) so they choose to be in two groups, if they thought they could handle more pages in that time period, and any new swappers would be restricted to one group.

As for the theme, like I mentioned before I thought it would be kind of fun for everyone to come up with their own theme.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2009 07:57:33 AM »

I'm good with 4 or 5 and a mth to craft is perfect Smiley

mid march is good for signups - I'm nearly full up on swaps (and thinking of joining another) and should have more space by then
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009 10:22:56 AM »

sounds excellent
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009 11:01:01 AM »

I have a question - are the dimensions going to be 4 x 4 or 4.5 x 4? I know some people like that extra .5 inch for binding.

On a related note, I saw the cutest idea. It may have been in the cloth, paper scissors magazine. It was a little chunky house book. Similar to a chunky book, but was bound on the top two corners. It had a cover - front and back - which were half sheets, so it looked like a roof. I loved it! I want one!
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009 11:27:39 AM »

i personally really liked the 4"x4", and i think given that this is a round 2, sticking with that size might be best. i was hoping to have my pages continue with the same theme, so i'd like them to be the same size!

those dates look fabulous sheepblue, i'll still be able to sign up once i get back!
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009 12:31:53 PM »

oh excellent! glad you will be back in time to join!
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009 03:07:09 PM »

I have a question - are the dimensions going to be 4 x 4 or 4.5 x 4? I know some people like that extra .5 inch for binding.

We could certainly leave it optional though I will prefer 4x4. I plan on making some sort of display rather than binding it in a book. Speaking of which, I noticed that was something that was brought up in the first round so we could allow everyone to state their binding preference like the first so everyone is happy.

Yay, craftydame will be able to play with us  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009 05:15:58 PM »

I really love the idea  of having everyone receive a book on the subject they wish, i think that would make everything more interesting too, for the makers, being challenged with different subjects/themes.  I can't wait for this!
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2009 05:20:32 PM »

That was my thought too! There'd be a lot more topics to derive ideas from and would be a great variety.
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2009 02:23:20 PM »

Hello-

The first round was great, but I really like the way the alphabet ATC swap worked, with rounds of three partners, like a series of swaps.

Interested in hearing what people think..
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2009 07:03:41 AM »

Hello-

The first round was great, but I really like the way the alphabet ATC swap worked, with rounds of three partners, like a series of swaps.

Interested in hearing what people think..
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We'll be doing this swap similarly to the ATC swaps. I'll be posting sign-ups next Monday  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2009 10:35:59 AM »

So I really really like this idea...I've never dabbled into chunky pages but I think that the thought is killer! All the pictures from the last round were fabulous.

So question: Being fairly newbie to picking up crafts lately I have limited supplies. IE: yarn(crochet), beads, ribbon and a book of various scrapbooking paper/cutouts (I am a craft addict already LOL)...oh and I do play a little with polymer clay as well.

Would these items be usable in a chunky book page? Granted I know creativity is the key and I know -I- could use these items if I wanted to try...but opinions? I wouldn't want it to turn out TOO Chunky and unusable.

This is such an awesome idea I'd love to try my hand at it.
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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2009 10:41:52 AM »

You have all the supplies to make awesome chunky pages  Grin All it takes is the supplies on hand, creativity and imagination. I also like to use little found objects around the house too. For color, beyond paper, you could also use paint, crayons, colored pencils and pens, etc. The sky is really the limit.
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2009 10:46:46 AM »

I have colored pens and sparkly pens too and not too bad in the drawing department. Thanks so much for such a quick reply!

I may just have to sign up for this if I get feedback in time before it starts, or try out my own and get others opinions before I try to make some for other people, hehe.

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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2009 01:43:30 PM »

I'm pretty new to chunky pages too so don't be shy in trying it out. I had a blast making my first sets for the Papercraft swap. Sign-ups will be ending on the 20th so hopefully you can get feedback for your first swap before then.

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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2009 11:53:30 AM »

Woot Feedback is received, so I'll make sure to leave a spot open for this! I've been wanting to tinker in chunky books and been scouring the internet and forums for ideas. Cheesy

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2009 12:55:10 PM »

Awesome  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2009 06:06:20 AM »

Please let me know when signups start. I am moving and not sure how much time I will get on craftster in the next week or so and I don't want to miss this one. I loved looking at the gallery for the last round, they were beautiful pages.
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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2009 06:15:29 AM »

Sign-ups will be posted on Monday and will go until the 20th.  Grin
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Ooh, this looks like fun. My DH and I are currently living w/ his grandparents for a couple months in between houses, and if I can get all of my supplies located and organized, I'd love to do this!
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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2009 09:12:59 PM »

Sign-ups are now posted!

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