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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2012 02:27:08 PM »

I don't think I could host the swap though. I just started a full time position at my job and have been crazy busy.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2012 08:10:03 AM »

If we waited until mid-June, I could host it. But, I'd need some input on what the swap parameters should be...
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2012 04:42:39 PM »

I guess each person could pick a few themes or one theme. I'm wondering if it should be like the atc swaps where everyone has a few partners.
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012 05:06:06 PM »

In the Granny's Daughters Swaps that I organize, folks can have 1-3 partners. What makes it a challenge to organize is allergies... but I can't see that being a problem with paper!

Should people have the option to receive stationery sets vs notecard sets?

I hadn't thought about themes! Maybe people can list 3-5 themes for their partner(s) to choose from.

And, what should be the minimum number of items swapped? Four notecards? Six? Eight? Or the equivalent in sheets of stationery? Plus envelopes, of course.

For simplicity's sake, I'd like to keep it just to the notecards/stationery and not add in a bunch of extra things like matching pens, or stationery boxes or folios (of course if partners agree to do extras, that's great!).
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012 03:52:14 PM »

I was in a notecard swap run by the awesome MareMare,
and it was lots of fun:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368874.0

Might give some ideas to the person planning this one~

(eta:  the proofreader in me needs to mention that the word stationEry needs
an E instead of an A  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012 07:24:27 PM »

Thanks for that link, kayrun! It could prove helpful in setting up the questionnaire.

And, I always think that stationAry objects Always stAy in plAce. It's the only way I can remember the difference!
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2012 10:22:45 AM »

I would definitely join this swap! I'm always looking out for cool stationary and so very rarely find it. Count me in!
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2012 10:30:23 AM »

Also I like the idea of having 3 partners, but maybe not themes. I think it would be cool if each swapper designed their stationery and sent that out to all three partners (sort of like the sweatshop swaps). I sometimes find themes kind of limiting. Also it always seems like I end up being really proud of 2 of my items and less proud of the third, lol. This way each swapper could come up with one idea that she's really proud to send out!

I would say each "set" should be 8 notecards or 10 sheets of stationery (that's usually how I see them packaged). Does that sound reasonable? Just my ideas. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2012 11:06:38 AM »

Thanks for the input, juliel85! I also have a hard time with themes on occasion. Sometimes, I get the best idea for one of my partner's themes, but other times, it just doesn't happen.

If you (that's a collective "you", not any one particular person Smiley ) chose your own theme, would you be able to make either stationery or notecards to fit it? To try to partner folks up based on what they'd like to make/receive could be a logistical nightmare. I think that I could make at least one of my ideas work for either stationery or notecards, but I'd like to know what others think.
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2012 02:05:40 PM »

I don't know if I could do stationary. I was thinking cards. All I could come up with on stationary is stamping on it. Not sure how else I would do it. I'm open to ideas, I just don't know.
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