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Topic: Chunky Houses 5 (SIGNUPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 8/23/10).  (Read 12396 times)
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010 07:19:15 PM »

ok one more question and I am pretty sure I am joining.. how do you display them?? I am thinking I could do a mosaic on one.. would that be to much or should they lean more towards paper and cardboard?

The ones I have made and received are sturdy paper, I usually lean them up against the shelf, wall, window, etc.
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010 07:22:40 PM »

ei yi yi!! see.. now Im joining.. LOL that's 5 for me I guess.. but it's worth it.. these will be too fun!!
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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2010 07:36:02 PM »

I am just overly excited about this swap, I have not swapped in about a year, I got lost in kids and jobs! augh!
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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2010 08:18:19 PM »

loves2experiment-it is a bummer.... Cry

But it's also b/c hubby willingly and freely pays all the postage on all my swap parcels and the one time I angeled for someone in Australia, (a tiny box, and light as a feather too!), he almost fainted from the cost.

Do you think there will be one in the future where sending internationally will not be a requirement?
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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2010 09:54:33 PM »

Boxes, for some reason seem to bump up the price for postage Roll Eyes  At least that has been my experience Tongue

I did a quick check on the USPS site for shipping a 3 oz envelope (which should be waaaay more than needed for a chunky house) to Australia and here's what I came up with:
 
First-Class Mail International Large Envelope*
Maximum Value for Contents: $400.00
First-Class Mail International Package prices apply to Large Envelopes that are rigid, nonrectangular, or not uniformly thick.
Max. length 15", height 12" or thickness 3/4"  Varies by country  $2.82  Not available 


The chunky houses can be made to conform to those packaging requirements, and honestly $2.82 for postage isn't that bad, no? Grin  But I'm definitely not trying to change your mind about sending internationally... Wink

   
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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2010 11:43:42 AM »

I have never paid more than $3 sending a chunk house (or chunky page) to another country.  Within the US I believe it was like $1.72.  So even if you sent all 4 of your houses out of country, you wouldn't pay more than $12 which is about the price of a Flat Rate box that a lot of people use in larger swaps to one partner. 

As for display, I have made some that I hook together either with a hinge ot with eyelets and ribbon in the sides to form a little neighborhood.  That way they can stand up and you set them up on a table or what not.  I have a Christmas set I made for a swap and a Halloween set as well.  I also thought about simply taping them to a wall for a little neighborhood, but I like to see the backs too he he.
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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2010 11:56:28 AM »

  I also thought about simply taping them to a wall for a little neighborhood, but I like to see the backs too he he.
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yeah I was thinking that too.. perhaps I will rethink that one.. maybe they can hang from a string where they can freely turn and be seen.. I do like the idea of eyelets and ribbon to hook them together and make a sort of "accordian" deal that stands on its own.. ohh the possibilities!!
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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2010 12:25:26 PM »

I can't bear to put any sort of adhesive on the backs of the chunky houses, and I didn't want to punch holes in them either Tongue  So I've been propping them against the walls or using clips on them and handing the clips off tacks on the wall Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2010 12:36:55 PM »

I'm trying to decide if I have the talent to make houses as beautiful as all of you...
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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2010 04:38:38 PM »

I'm trying to decide if I have the talent to make houses as beautiful as all of you...

of course you do, I have seen your work and it's beautiful
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