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squire_inaria
« on: October 07, 2011 08:52:20 AM »

The Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011!!




Welcome!! This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  Smiley

The tarot cards you make must be 4x6 inches. It is assumed that we are all using the Universal Rider-Waite deck for card meanings/symbolism - unless you specify differently in your personal preferences on your claim post.

A regular size greeting card envelope should be big enough to fit your card but be sure to put it in between some thicker pieces of card stock or cardboard so that it doesn't get ruined during the shipping process (remember the extra weight may change the shipping price slightly).

Please put your 'artist info' on the card. Twenty years from now we want to know who made such a beautiful card!


Discussion thread: Questions and discussion can be posted here.

Current Gallery: post photos of your received tarot cards here!

July Gallery: look at the tarot cards made in July

August Gallery: look at the tarot cards made in August

September Gallery: look at the tarot cards made in September

Swap FAQs: Everything you need to know about Craftster swaps!

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: squire_inaria
Sign-up date range: 10/7/11 10/31/11
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required but you will have to resend if the tarot card is not received*

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 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 30 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 18 years old: YES


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Please send to squire_inaria, and include the words "Ongoing Tarot Card Swap October 2011--request to join" in the email title.

Name of swap:  Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (written EXACTLY as would be on envelope):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
What is the exact size of the tarot card used in this swap?
Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending)
Are you aware that if a tarot card is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?  
When sending send/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four pieces of information that must be included about each tarot card.  What are they?  (Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.)


*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open until the end of September--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims.  Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps.*




HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

Claims are made throughout the signup/claim period of the swap.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 5 or 8.)

Posting QUALITY photos of received tarot cards is a requirement of this swap.  Smiley


CLAIMING

1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 8 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 5 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 5 or 8 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:

  
    ~Claims= Claims currently outstanding (ie., how many not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
    ~Sent= anything currently in the mail.
    ~Received= the cards received by the people you've sent them to.

3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:


Quote
I claim RandomCraftsterMemb er for heffalumps/woosels tarot card.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   sneezing
2)   purple people eaters
3)   wandering men of grief
4)   jumping jehosophats
5)   birds in hats

ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM:

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  Smiley

ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A CARD
1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.  (It's also good to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)
2.  Label the message as Ongoing Tarot Card swap October--Sent or Ongoing Tarot Card Swap October--Received (or some variant of that)
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3) who sent it to (4) whom, in each email to the tarot card swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received tarot cards.  That's four pieces of important information that make my life as a swap organizer OH so easy!  

For example, you could use this format:

Quote
I sent some tarot cards today!  


Send by 12/16:
squire_inaria ---> randomswapper = fantasy theme

Send by 12/17:
squire_inaria ---> craftstermember = nature theme
squire_inaria ---> tarotfan101 = yet another fascinating theme

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THIS IN EVERY PM!

This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.  

POSTING PHOTOS OF TAROT CARDS RECEIVED
It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!  

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the gallery (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the tarot cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the gallery!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer.  This thread is specifically for claims only.      


Thanks to beckashell for this amazing "about claiming" post!
« Last Edit: October 07, 2011 08:54:21 AM by squire_inaria » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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squire_inaria
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011 08:55:19 AM »

Remember this thread is for CLAIMING ONLY!!
For any discussion please post in this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384634.msg4555590#msg4555590


8 Claims:
squire_inaria


5 Claims:
new_bee

1 Claim:
Dark Desires


Sent
Received
Sending late with communication
Please contact organizer


Send by October 24(Claimed 10/9)

Dark Desires to squire_inaria for a Masquerade Emperor card

Send by October 27(Claimed 10/12)

new_bee to Dark Desires for a Seasons Chariot card
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011 06:22:28 PM by squire_inaria » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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squire_inaria
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011 08:56:56 AM »

The October round is now open for claiming!

0 claims/0 sent/0 received

I'm Sara, the swap organizer, from Fort Worth, TX

For this round I'm going to try to get as much Major Arcana together as I can so that would be my preference, but if you have a great idea for another card that's cool too. Since I can only use one of a particular card at a time it would be great if you could let me know which card you're claiming for. I want to be able to use all my pretties at once!

Themes I'd love:
~Gypsy/Belly dance
~Pagan
~Celestial/Moon and Stars
~Mythical creatures
~Medieval/Renaissance
~Fairy tales (altered or regular)
~Gods/Goddesses
~Faeries
~Mermaids
~Masks/Masquerade
~Artist's choice

Cards I've received/have been claimed for: High Priestess, Star, Death, Chariot, Moon, Lovers, Fool, Empress
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011 07:45:59 AM »

I claim Squire_inaria for masks / masquerades for the Emperor.

1 claim, 1 sent, 0 received.

Hi, I'm Jessica from Denver, CO.  I'm very excited to swap!

My themes are:
1. Egypt
2. Seasons
3. Gambling
4. Horses
5. Artists Choice

I too would prefer Major Arcana, but if you have a fantastic idea for one of the minor Arcana let me know!  I have no cards so far, so it's artists choice.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2011 07:39:28 AM by Dark Desires » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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new_bee
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011 07:20:34 AM »

I claim Dark Desires for the Chariot in the themes of Seasons

1 claim/0 sent/0 received

Hi, I'm Laura Smiley I'm from Germany, so you'd probably have to send internationally. I hope you don't mind. I'm really looking forward to swapping here!

I would like cards in the themes of:
- Fairytales
- Fantasy (myths as well as modern novels)
- Discworld
- Gothic
- Owls or Wolves
- Middle Ages
- Artist's choice

I haven't been claimed for any card yet and I plan on decorating my room with them, so I wouldn't mind receiving the same card twice. I would also appreciate Major and Minor Arcana alike.

Note: I won't have access to the Internet for a week, so in order to get my address you'll have to pm squire_inaria.
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Nocturnica
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011 06:47:06 PM »

Sorry I missed this.  I just recently began looking around the site, I never even thoght there may be Pagan swap here.  I will keep my eyes open for the next one.
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