I have seen lots of amazing inchies on these forums and I'd love to give it a shot, but I'm about as artistic as a broom stick! However, I'm thinking that with a bit of inspiration, maybe I can make a 1" square piece of paper look OK. But I'm afraid that some of the more professional inchie makers may be a bit disappointed with my efforts (although I'm sure they would be encouraging!) I'm also hoping that there are people like me out there who would love to try their hand at inchie making, and just need some inspiration to start.
For anyone who is not sure what and inchie is or how to go about making one, here is a great post on the papercraft forums by phizzychick (who makes amazing inchies!)http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303188.0
So I have launched this swap for people who have never before (or rarely) turned their hand to papercrafts and inchies but would love to do some experimenting. Also the bonus is that we can probably send these as letters and avoid the new USA parcel screening fee, so international swapping won't be too costly. Plus we won't be requiring a DC for this swap, but you MUST remake and resend if your inchies don't turn up.
You will have the choice of 1 or 2 partners and you will be required to send 12 inchies to each partner. There would be no official theme for this swap, but our partners wist could be used for inspiration as to their style preferences. If any experienced inchie makers are prepared to join the swap, that is great and you are more than welcome, but please remember that you will definitely be swapping with newbie inchie makers.
Swap name: Beginners inchies swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Nilmerg
Sign-up date range: from 16th December 2010 to 16th January 2011
Date to send item by: February 16th 2011
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 50 - sign ups will close early if we reach 50.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A
Additional Age requirement? NO
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a organiser or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES - YumJello01
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: NO, but must be resent if lost.
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Beginners inchies swap
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that you MUST PM both the organiser and your partner when you have sent and received YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that you should make fairly regular contributions to the discussion page YES/NO
Confirm that you have read and understand the craftster swap info guide (http://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html
Confirm that although a DC is not required for this swap, you must remake and resend if your inchies go missing: YES / NO
Have you every tried paper crafts before? Yes/No
Have you ever made inchies before? Yes/No
How would you describe your level of ability? Beginner/Moderate/experienced?
What are your favourite colours?
Can you suggest any themes you would like? (eg trees, celtic, Easter, food, animals, letters)
Please provide a link to your wist or Etsy or blog or any other place that my provide your partner with an idea of your tastes:
Would you like one or two partners?
Anything that you would like your partner to know?
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
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