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« on: January 24, 2011 10:59:03 PM »




Swap name: Altered Puzzle Pieces - Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 1/24/11 - 02/07/11
Date to send item by: 3/14/11 Send final altered puzzle pieces
Send blank puzzle pieces ASAP after partners are assigned.

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 swappers

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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: NO - One other swap
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Altered puzzle Pieces - Round 3

Finish that puzzle you started last year or start a new puzzle. You purchase or re-purpose a jigsaw puzzle - it can be wood or cardboard - and send 2 pieces to each partner. You can send two random pieces or two neighboring pieces. You choose the theme or themes, or select "Artist's Choice" and your two pieces are returned to you painted, decorated, embellished and fabulous! Think ATCs or inchies - just in a different configuration. Puzzle pieces can be challenging to alter, but the sky is the limit.

This is open to international partners. So if you are partnered with an international person, I may change or extend the send-out date to accommodate for each country's postal services. Also, for the USA, let's use Delivery Confirmation, (cost 80-cents). I know this isn't required in paper swaps, and you can send your blank pieces in an envelope with one or two stamps, but for the super-paranoid, let's use DC's when we send back the altered pieces.

While waiting for partners, you should:

1. Buy or choose a puzzle.

2. Assemble and number the backside of EACH piece.

3. Decide if you want the pieces facing the same way or all over the place. Add arrows to backs of pieces to indicate which direction. (On the questionnaire, I will ask if your pieces are one direction or any direction).

4. Choose your theme or themes. Again, this will be asked on the q.

5. You can write a letter to include with your pieces and make your wishes known - glitter or no glitter, 3-D or no 3-D, words or no words, whatever guidelines you have for your finished pieces. You can also say "Artist's choice with an ocean theme" or "Artist's Choice" - this means each partner will decorate/alter the pieces in his/her own way and you will have a puzzle with a random look.

6. Remember, you will send out your pieces to each partner for altering. You may want to copy or trace pieces before sending out if anything goes missing.

Here are some Craftster altered puzzle masters and mistresses:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363501.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361510.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360625.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359769.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355620.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355110.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351118.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349476.0


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If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Will you post in the discussion thread at least once a week?
Can you take photos when you receive?
Will you take photos before sending?

List a theme or themes for your puzzle pieces:
Do you want partners to decorate/alter in one direction?
Do you want/like 3-D embellishments? (This is relevant if you plan to frame your completed puzzle.)
Do you want to be in a large group (5 swappers) or a smaller group (3 or 4 swappers)?
Any allergens in your house? (pets, smoke)
Anything YOU DO NOT WANT TO receive (nudity, profanity, something else)?
Any other guidelines you'd like your partners to follow?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2011 03:46:55 PM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Altered Puzzle Pieces - Done
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011 11:00:54 PM »

SWAPPERS:

 1. gala_apples - CANADA
 2. seeuudee - UK
 3. audio - USA
 4. Smmarrt - USA
 5. shelina - USA
 6. woobie - USA
 7. goddessgarb - USA
 8. curiousfae - USA
 9. sugarsandwitch - USA Welcome first time swapper!
10. kartiana - USA
11. Lilibet - Belgium
12. StickerChic87 - USA
13. shylittlegoddess - USA
14. llisaredd - USA
15. MissingWillow - USA
16. carinafox5 - USA Welcome first time swapper!
17. isabelchun - Hong Kong
18. mellermann86 - USA
19. kriSmith - USA
20. JillHogan - USA
21. MunLtStmpr - USA
22. AmandaBL - USA
23. Sinjah - Greece
24. Krafty_Karasu - USA

GROUPS
Sent blanks to partners

Group 1
audio - sent
woobie - sent
kartiana - sent
StickerChic87 - sent

Group 2
seeuudee - sent
Shelina - sent
shylittlegoddess - sent
kriSmith - sent
Krafty_Karasu - sent

Group 3
Lilibet
gala_apples - sent
curiousfae - sent
MunLtStmpr - sent
carinafox5 - sent

Group 4
Sinjah - sent
llisaredd - sent
MissingWillow - sent
sugarsandwitch
JillHogan

Group 5
isabelchun - sent
goddessgarb - sent
mellermann86 - sent
AmandaBL - sent
Smmarrt - sent
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011 03:47:48 PM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Altered Puzzle Pieces - Done
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Fall Dotee Swap -Visit the gallery!
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011 11:01:33 PM »

MORE Puzzle-altering tips and links:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316660.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315970.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342401.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333308.0

Best places to find puzzles:

Dollar Store or dollar section at Target or Walmart
Thrift Stores
Your kids' closets?

The first Altered Puzzle Craftalong:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313436.msg3603904;topicseen#msg3603904
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011 03:34:48 PM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Fall Dotee Swap -Visit the gallery!
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011 11:32:01 PM »

I'm thinking about it! I'm really itching to alter some puzzles!

Questions: How many partners max in a group? Can we sign up for two groups?

Oooo, I just thought of another swap. An altered puzzle swap where we alter an entire puzzle for our partner.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011 11:36:35 PM »

I'm thinking about it! I'm really itching to alter some puzzles!

Questions: How many partners max in a group? Can we sign up for two groups?

Oooo, I just thought of another swap. An altered puzzle swap where we alter an entire puzzle for our partner.

I hope to have groups of 4 or 5 swappers each so we can get back 8 to 10 pieces.
And I just posted in the Craftalong thread, so let me know if that is okay.
And I love the idea of doing a whole puzzle - a little daunting for me. I like the idea of lots of little pieces making up a whole. But host away!
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011 12:50:05 AM »

excellent! Quickest draw sign-up in the west? Though I guess I'm technically North, what with being Canadian and all.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011 01:16:37 AM »

So these are supposed to be 8-10 piece puzzles? Isn't that pretty hard to find?
I really really love this idea, it's brilliant! But... I'm just a bit worried about all the postal-fees (being in europe) if there would be a lot of participants to send to. On the other hand, with only 3-4 to send to the puzzle would end up really tiny and I wouldn't know where to find such a one.

can you explain closer how ou're thinking regarding the number of pieces/participants please?
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011 05:09:01 AM »

Gonna pass on joining this one...but I will be stalking your wonderful creations!
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011 05:52:47 AM »

So these are supposed to be 8-10 piece puzzles? Isn't that pretty hard to find?
I really really love this idea, it's brilliant! But... I'm just a bit worried about all the postal-fees (being in europe) if there would be a lot of participants to send to. On the other hand, with only 3-4 to send to the puzzle would end up really tiny and I wouldn't know where to find such a one.

can you explain closer how ou're thinking regarding the number of pieces/participants please?


Your puzzle will most likely be larger than the 8 pieces getting sent - it can be as big or small as you like. That means you'll either have to sign up for the next round, or finish those last few pieces yourself!! I've seen nice wooden square puzzles that have just nine pieces.

Postage really won't be too expensive. Even embellished the pieces will still be light!
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2011 05:57:08 AM »

I'm going to look for a wooden puzzle this weekend.
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