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Title: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 23, 2012 11:18:24 AM



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Swap name: Stationery and Note Card Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: June 23 - July 11, 2012
Date to send item by: August 11, 2012

Limited to a certain number of people?: No limit!

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

Additional Age requirement? none

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 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: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:
Do you love to send handwritten letters or notes? Do you love unique stationery or note cards? If so, then join us in the Stationery and Note Card Swap!

The specifics:
- You will be crafting for 3 partners.
- For each partner, you will be making either a set of 8 note cards (with coordinating envelopes) or 10 sheets of stationery (with coordinating envelopes)
       * I will be matching partners based on what they would like to RECEIVE, so you should be prepared to make note cards and stationery

- Minimum sizes: Stationery- 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"; Note card- 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" when folded
- Lined or un-lined? It's up to you!

-This swap will be done in a "sweat shop style"
        * You must post a photo of your sample offering (at least 1 note card and 1 sheet of stationery) within 3 days of being accepted into the swap (by July 14th if signing up on the last day)
        * You will need to PM the organizer with your top 5 picks by 5 pm EST on July 18th (otherwise, you'll be matched at random)
        * Partners will be sent by July 20th and items must be sent by August 11th

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Stationery and Note Card Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (written as it should appear on the package):
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 a Delivery Confirmation # is required (copy of mailing receipt outside of the US): YES/NO
How many days do you have to post a picture once you've been approved?
When do you have to send your "claim list" to the organizer by?
When is the final send-out date?
Are you able to post pictures of what you have received (or make arrangements with your partner to do so)? YES/NO
Would you like to RECEIVE stationery or note cards? STATIONERY/NOTE CARDS/EITHER
What are your favorite colors? (note: this is just handy information- your partner is not required to use it):
Are there any themes that you would prefer not to receive?



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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.

PARTICIPANTS: Note: Clicking on the username will to take you to the reply post where each participant has posted a photo of what they're offering, just in case there's no thumbnail... or even if there is :)

1. craftADDchick (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4849019#msg4849019) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=536411)


2. gala_apples (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4851447#msg4851447) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537544) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537545)


3. SunnyDawn (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4853054#msg4853054)   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537592) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537606)


4. Eiseldora (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4851791#msg4851791) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537215) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537214)


5. Koreena 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4853504;topicseen#msg4853504) and 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4856187;topicseen#msg4856187) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537668) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=538427) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=538428)


6. IsikkahJai (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4855126;topicseen#msg4855126) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539467)


7. WideEyedLife (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4858166#msg4858166) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=538979) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=538981)


8. flygirl88 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4858742#msg4858742) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539177) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539175) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539173) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539172)


9. RandiMaehym787 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4859623#msg4859623) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539504) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539503) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539393)


10. Thimbles71 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4857397;topicseen#msg4857397) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539468)


11. AllyCatAria (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.msg4859664#msg4859664) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539529)





Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 23, 2012 11:18:57 AM
Partners!

craftADDchick is sending to IsikkahJai (NC); flygirl88 (NC); SunnyDawn (NC)

gala_apples is sending to craftADDchick (S); AllyCatAria (S or NC); SunnyDawn (NC)

WideEyedLife is sending to Thimbles71 (NC); Eiseldora (NC); flygirl88 (NC)

Koreena is sending to IsikkahJai (S); RandMaeHym78 (s); flygirl88 (NC)

Thimbles71 is sending to craftADDchick (S); Koreena (S); AllyCatAria (S)

IsikkahJai is sending to gala_apples (NC); WideEyedLife (S); SunnyDawn (NC)

AllyCatAria is sending to WideEyedLife (S); Thimbles71 (NC); Eiseldora (NC)

RandiMaeHym78 is sending to  WideEyedLife (NC); Koreena (NC); IsakkahJai (NC)

Eiseldora is sending to craftADDchick (S or NC); gala_apples (NC); Koreena (NC)

flygirl88 is sending to gala_apples (NC); Thimbles71 (NC); RandiMaeHym78 (NC)

SunnyDawn is sending to AllyCatAria (S); RandiMaeHym78 (S); Eiseldora (NC)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: whileitsraining on June 23, 2012 12:06:52 PM
What size would the stationary have to be? and would it have to be lined or unlined?


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on June 23, 2012 03:05:39 PM
I will sign up soon. I have a ton of notecard ideas, so I need to narrow that down. Conversely, I need to do some poking around the internet before I get any ideas for stationary.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: dfabbric on June 23, 2012 05:26:58 PM
I don't understand. I was hoping to join this too, but it sounds a bit complicated for me. I'm not very organized, so I like things a bit more black and white.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 23, 2012 06:28:18 PM
What size would the stationary have to be? and would it have to be lined or unlined?

Good question!

I would say that the stationery should be the same size as a "standard" note card fully opened, which is half of an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet. So, a sheet of stationery should be 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". Of course, if you wanted to send larger envelopes you could send larger sheets.

And, I'd say that for lined or unlined, you can make either!

I will sign up soon. I have a ton of notecard ideas, so I need to narrow that down. Conversely, I need to do some poking around the internet before I get any ideas for stationary.

To make it easier on yourself, is there a way to use your note card embellishments on a piece of stationery? I'll try to put together something tomorrow (especially since I have to post pictures of what I'm planning to offer) that shows what I mean.

I don't understand. I was hoping to join this too, but it sounds a bit complicated for me. I'm not very organized, so I like things a bit more black and white.

Basically, you will "offer" a set of note cards or stationery to 3 partners. You will need to post a picture of what you have already made, or plan to make (a sample of stationery and a sample of a note card). Then, you make a set for each of your three partners. For example, I plan to send floral cutout stationery and/or note cards. I'll post a picture of a sheet or two of the stationery and one or two note cards to show the style I'll be making.

Once sign-ups end, you'll look at what is being "offered" and send me your top 5 choices. I'll match partners up and then you'll send either note cards or stationery to your 3 partners. I'll try to give everyone at least one of their top choices.

In some ways, it's a lot easier than a regular swap since you'll mostly be deciding what you want to make and not basing it on your partners' likes/dislikes (except in special cases, but that's more for me to worry about when I match folks). I predict that the hardest part will be in picking out your 5 top choices!

Let me know if that's still not clear! This is the first time I've organized a swap like this one. Maybe after I post my example tomorrow it'll help :)



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: indigo_roses on June 23, 2012 06:56:43 PM
Ooh, I'd love to do this! I'm not allowing myself to sign up until I finish my OTHPT and IYP packages, though.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: texscrapper on June 23, 2012 08:10:40 PM
As soon as I get some feedback posted, I'll be seding in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 24, 2012 01:26:20 AM
XD You're doing it sweat shop style! Nice!  ;D I'll definitely be able to join I just need to open a swap spot first. And if you need a co-org for anything, I'll be more than willing to help ^^ (Although you seem to be doing A-OK by yourself  ;) )


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: AllyCatAria on June 24, 2012 05:47:06 AM
Oh goodie! I'm finishing up my OTHPT swap item, and then I'll make my samples before I sign up.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 24, 2012 07:30:41 AM
Hooray! Potential swappers! I'm so excited to see what folks will be making! And, indigo_roses, it's nice to see you! ;)

IsikkahJai, thanks for the offer to co-organize! I'm keeping it in my back pocket in case I need it. I've never organized a big swap before, so if this one grows and grows, I'd love it if you pitched in!

And, in classic form, I'll be procrastinating on my more-intensive-than-I-expected online summer class by doing a bit of crafting, including some stationery. I think I'll make 2 sets of note cards and 2 sets of stationery. That way, at most, I'll only have to make one additional set (if I get claimed for all note cards or all stationery). And, if luck should have it, I won't have to make any additional sets and I get the set that's left :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on June 24, 2012 08:35:39 PM
SSS's are pretty much my favourite kind of swap, so I love that that's how this is being run.

I went out to get supplies today. ...Completely ignoring the fact that I have an entire 12x12 box of cardstock. Shopping inspires me, what can I say?

Tomorrow's kind of insane, I have a baby shower and a bunch of online commitments. But I should be able to try out stuff Tuesday, so maybe examples on Wednesday?


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 25, 2012 08:13:56 AM
Sounds like a plan, gala_apples! And, I know what you mean about inspirational shopping. Sometimes, just one new craft supply item is all it takes to get the gears turning!

I've got my samples about half done, so hopefully I'll have them posted by tonight. Yesterday did not go as planned.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 25, 2012 08:26:29 PM
So, I guess that "half done" was an overestimation, especially since 80% of what I had all set to go didn't work out the way I wanted. So, I had to pretty much redo most of it.

But, I think I'm really half done now (or maybe 45% done :) ).


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Thimbles71 on June 26, 2012 03:20:45 PM
I'm tired, so probably not reading properly, but I can pick what I offer, right?  So, I could make three different kinds of notecards?  I don't have any interest in stationery, so I'm trying to figure out if I can make this work with just notecards or if this swap just isn't the perfect match for me.  I'm not trying to be difficult, I promise!  I love, love, love sending notecards, so would love to participate in the swap.  I just don't want to have stationery that someone really worked hard on just sitting around collecting dust.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on June 26, 2012 03:40:34 PM
You're half right! You have to offer a sample of stationary and a sample of a notecard. And then once sign ups close people decide if they want 10 peices of stationary, or 8 cards from you. So you might end up making 3 sets of stationary, or 2/1, 1/2, or 0 stationary and 3 sets of cards.

However, you do get to pick what you want to recieve. So you can for sure get three sets of cards.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Thimbles71 on June 26, 2012 05:51:43 PM
Well, I wouldn't have the first clue as to what to do with stationery, so I guess that answers that! 

Thank you so much for the clarification and I'll be stalking your gallery to see what you lovely ladies have made!  :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 26, 2012 06:42:26 PM
Well, I wouldn't have the first clue as to what to do with stationery, so I guess that answers that! 


How might you be thinking of making your note cards? It may be possible for you to use certain aspects of the note cards on stationery. Maybe you can keep an eye on the thread to see how other folks are doing things are get some stationery inspiration from that. We'd love to have you join in!

And, gala_apples, thanks for answering her question! I've been a bit bogged down trying to get into the flow of an online class (they say you can do it at your convenience, but then they post deadlines... and they're not always convenient :P ).



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 26, 2012 10:16:55 PM
I sent out two swaps today...one bound for Australia and one for Kansas. So I SHOULD be able to make it. I'll start making samples, just in case  ;) After all, one can never have too many note cards/stationary setting around.  :D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 27, 2012 08:25:08 AM
I have boxes of note cards/greeting cards that are "too pretty to use!" One of my goals this summer is to start writing more letters and I think that this swap will get me on the way!

And, I'm about to do finish my note cards, as soon as I send this (and change over some laundry).


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: flygirl88 on June 27, 2012 08:42:22 AM
I'm definitely considering this swap.  Making cards is my hobby.  I'm waiting until the first sample goes up so I can see what is expected for stationary.  I haven't made that before but I have a few ideas.   If/when I pass my exam, I'll be signing up for sure.

-Leah


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 27, 2012 12:32:21 PM
Here's what I'm offering! Although, I may modify the stationery, but it'll be very similar.



For the stationery, it would be 2 sheets of each design (for a total of 10, and for the note cards it would also be 2 of each design (for a total of 8 ).


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Eiseldora on June 28, 2012 03:04:42 AM
I'm thinking of joining and having these as stationary. Would anyone be interested in these:

One sheet
 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wn8xsryhiulxa7/Geektionary.pdf)
Half Card (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvq2wooo5zk5zcs/Geektionary%202.pdf)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 28, 2012 08:44:41 AM
Eiseldora, those are fun! And, while I don't know every symbol on them, (or watch every show/series/movie that they refer to) I can recognize most of them! I especially love the LOTR silhouette at the bottom and would totally love a stationery set of just that!



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: AllyCatAria on June 28, 2012 10:45:47 AM
Geeky stationery for the win!!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: dfabbric on June 28, 2012 01:58:26 PM
So all 3 partners would be getting similar or the same items?


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 28, 2012 02:08:24 PM
So all 3 partners would be getting similar or the same items?

Yup! I have 2 sets of notecards and 2 sets of stationery ready to go! So, when partners are assigned, I'll just send 'em (unless I need 3 sets of notecards or 3 sets of stationery... then I'll have to make another set... and then send!).

You get to make what you want, folks will claim you, I'll match people up as best as I can based on claims, and then fill in as needed. But, keep in mind that people can claim you for either note cards or stationery, so you have to be ready to make both... or either... or whatever... ;)



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 28, 2012 02:12:42 PM
And, to try to make it easier when it comes time to make your "claim" list, I'll try to put thumbnails of what you're offering next to your username in the first post. If that doesn't work, I'll see if I can link to the reply post where you posted what you're offering.

Because, I'm on vacation, so I have time to play around with stuff like that :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on June 28, 2012 03:03:27 PM
Eisldora, your stargate card fills me with joy. I love SGA so much, it was one of my shows listed for the Craft My TV Show swap.

CraftADDchick, I love all your colours!

I am attempting to get my examples up tonight.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on June 28, 2012 03:14:24 PM
Thanks, gala_apples! I'm not usually into such bright colors, but they really pop against the white of the note cards!

Can't wait to see what you've come up with!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 01, 2012 07:49:52 AM
I can't believe it's already July!

Eleven more days until sign-ups close...


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on July 02, 2012 04:43:40 AM
My offerings are:







White stationary with green snails, or yellow cardstock with a green tie-dye effect, fabric trim on the bottom edge, and a variety of green snails. In these pictures they aren't glued on yet, so they'll be straight when they're done. The set of eight cards will have those five prints, and either another random green pattern, or duplicates.



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 02, 2012 11:23:40 AM
Tee-hee! I love the little snails! So cute!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Eiseldora on July 02, 2012 02:35:33 PM
Notecard options:

I'm happy to let my selectors pick any combination of images. You can even select just one for all 8 cards

Stationary:


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Thimbles71 on July 02, 2012 03:20:43 PM
I'm still trying to sort out the stationery aspect.  Does it have to be any particular size?  I have a plan and I like how it looks in my head.  I'm not quite so confident as to how it'll look on actual paper.  ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 02, 2012 05:59:11 PM
Looks great, Eiseldora! I'll add you officially as soon as your questionnaire arrives :)

And, Thimbles71, I'm glad you're still thinking about joining us! The stationery needs to be at least 5 1/2" wide X 8 1/2" tall (it's basically an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet cut in half, horizontally... or the hamburger way as my students would say). It can be bigger if you need it to be, but shouldn't be any smaller.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 03, 2012 07:46:26 AM
EEEK!!!!!! I want both craftADD's offering AND Eiseldoras!!  :o MUST----GET---GOING---ON THIS SWAP!!  :o

and OMG! I missed gala_apples snails somehow...AHHHH!!! *runs for scrapbooking bins*


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 03, 2012 08:18:11 AM
I want to join this swap...but wanted to pre-make the stationary, and then I realized there's no way for me to know which things people are going to want from me, so I'd have to pre-make 3 sets of stationary and 3 sets of cards.  That would be 30 sheets of stationary, 15 coordinating envelopes (2 per each 2 sheets of stationary), and 24 notecards with 24 matching envelopes.   :P

I guess I could just pre-make one set of each, and then wait for people to choose...


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 03, 2012 08:45:21 AM
WideEyedLife, making a sample is absolutely fine! I was going to do that, too, but I figured that while I was at it, I'd make up 2 sets of each (plus I'm going to be crazy busy starting next Monday!). I figured that, at most, I'll have to make one more set later. If I end up with extra note cards, I have a few birthdays coming up, so I can make gift sets with those, and if I end up with extra stationery, I'd just keep it for myself :)  But, making everything up in advance isn't required and a sample is probably the most efficient/cost-effective way to go about it. Plus, you have a couple of weeks to craft after partners are sent out, so you'll have plenty of time to make what you need!


IsikkahJai- Wahoo! Get busy designing some rockin' papery goodness!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: AllyCatAria on July 03, 2012 07:31:36 PM
Yes! I've sent out my OTHPT swap item and now I can start on samples for these. Yay for no work tomorrow!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 03, 2012 09:12:26 PM
I want to join this swap...but wanted to pre-make the stationary, and then I realized there's no way for me to know which things people are going to want from me, so I'd have to pre-make 3 sets of stationary and 3 sets of cards.  That would be 30 sheets of stationary, 15 coordinating envelopes (2 per each 2 sheets of stationary), and 24 notecards with 24 matching envelopes.   :P

I guess I could just pre-make one set of each, and then wait for people to choose...

I was really intimidated by this prospect as well WideEyed :P I'm like "OMG that's a LOT of paper!!"  :o   But then CraftADD said we could make samples first and I felt better. I hope you decide to join! I've been a long time admirer of your art ;)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 04, 2012 09:41:16 AM
I've been thinking can I just go half and half with all these wonderful offerings?  :D I want the stationary AND the note cards!! Can I just get 4 or each? LOL. I have a few ideas of the offerings I wanna give but I'm not sure how the note cards will translate into stationary....


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 04, 2012 12:30:31 PM
Here are examples of my stationery, primarily made from recycled items so if we swap please keep in mind that their will be some differences from set to set.  I will post the notecards later, just too excited had to get these pics up.






Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 04, 2012 01:08:53 PM
Oooh! Pretty, SunnyDawn!

I've been thinking can I just go half and half with all these wonderful offerings?  :D I want the stationary AND the note cards!! Can I just get 4 or each? LOL.

You're killin' me ;)  But, honestly, if you make arrangements with your partners once you're matched up, it may be possible.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 04, 2012 01:29:10 PM
Here the examples of my notecards. There are three stamps to this set so if someone wanted just one for their whole set they could do that, each has a different quote.









Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 04, 2012 05:51:28 PM
Sunny Dawn I LOVE the idea of your stationary/note cards! Making them from recycled material and just making them pretty---now WHY didn't I think of that?!

Oooh! Pretty, SunnyDawn!

I've been thinking... can I just go half and half with all these wonderful offerings?  :D I want the stationary AND the note cards!! Can I just get 4 or each? LOL.

You're killin' me ;)  But, honestly, if you make arrangements with your partners once you're matched up, it may be possible.

HAHAHHAHAAA!!!! I'm just jerking yer chain CraftADD!!  ;D (But seriously.....O.O)
   I'm having a hard time trying to decide what I wanna do for this. I can't narrow it down. I guess I should sign up first though huh?  :D Done. Questionnaire sent  8)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 04, 2012 07:59:32 PM
Sunny Dawn I LOVE the idea of your stationary/note cards! Making them from recycled material and just making them pretty---now WHY didn't I think of that?!

Oooh! Pretty, SunnyDawn!

I've been thinking... can I just go half and half with all these wonderful offerings?  :D I want the stationary AND the note cards!! Can I just get 4 or each? LOL.

You're killin' me ;)  But, honestly, if you make arrangements with your partners once you're matched up, it may be possible.

HAHAHHAHAAA!!!! I'm just jerking yer chain CraftADD!!  ;D (But seriously.....O.O)
   I'm having a hard time trying to decide what I wanna do for this. I can't narrow it down. I guess I should sign up first though huh?  :D Done. Questionnaire sent  8)

:D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 04, 2012 08:05:15 PM
Oh, and...

I'll be on a road trip tomorrow (leaving in about 6 hours on an about 19 hour round trip from MA to Ohio to pick up a puppy with my sister... her new puppy, not mine :) ), and probably sleeping most of Friday, so if you send me a PM, I probably won't get to it until Saturday :D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 05, 2012 07:56:15 AM
Hey everyone!  So excited to join this swap with you ~ Love the samples that have been posted so far :)

What do you think about these photo/roller derby cards?



This is a set that I made for another swap recently and my partner really liked them...  I use pictures from my roller derby league (the Niagara Roller Girls) and will use pictures that are 'annonymous' like skates or funny action shots.  I'll keep the insides blank, so that you can use them for any occasion...

For the stationery, I'm still working out ideas :)  I plan to keep it derby style, probably with sketches or drawings of skates or derby girls on the edges of the page.

What do you think??  :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 05, 2012 09:24:15 AM
They are really fun!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 05, 2012 01:10:00 PM
oh wow those are SUPER FUN! I just watched that roller derby movie Whip it recently and I have SO MUCH RESPECT for the sport and the girls who compete in it.
  Love them. They're different and so personal  :D


Still working on my own samples ::)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Thimbles71 on July 05, 2012 08:17:57 PM
I'm 95% sure these will be my notecards.  I'm still waiting for some supplies to arrive, so I haven't done a mock-up of the stationery yet.  Hopefully soon!



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 05, 2012 08:50:55 PM
LOVE the little 3d owlie!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 06, 2012 07:46:21 PM
Love the roller derby cards! When I was at my grandparents when I was a kid, my grandfather used to watch women's roller derby as part of his Saturday morning line-up. It's so great that it's made a come back with all new girl power attitude!

Thimbles31, what a cute idea! Those would make excellent swap note cards, especially for crochet folks!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 07, 2012 01:30:40 AM
EEEEEK! OMG THIMBLES the owls are SO CUTE!!
 
 *reaches through screen and makes grabby hands at the owl*  ;)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 07, 2012 06:37:28 AM
Crochet AND cards...  Awesome  ;D The little owl is so cute~ The card could  be used in so many ways.  Love it!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 07, 2012 07:06:08 AM
I'm still seriously considering this swap.  In fact, I'm acting as if I've joined already, and have most of my stationary samples made.  Haven't started on the note-cards, though.  They're going to be more of a challenge.

I like this swap because it coordinates with what my sister wants for Christmas...hand-made stationary from me.  I'm doing two things at once this way!  Whoo-hoo.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 07, 2012 08:20:15 AM
WideEyedLife, I love it when a plan comes together! I'm glad you're thinking about joining!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Thimbles71 on July 07, 2012 08:23:18 AM
Wideeyed, we should work something out.  I can make your note cards and you can make my stationery.  Hee.  Just kidding.  I have a plan for the stationery.  It doesn't look like my order is going to arrive before the deadline, but if the temperature drops below 100-degrees, I'll drag my lazy butt over to JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby and get my supplies the old fashioned way.  ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 07, 2012 08:45:11 AM
Wideeyed, we should work something out.  I can make your note cards and you can make my stationery.  Hee.  Just kidding.  I have a plan for the stationery.  It doesn't look like my order is going to arrive before the deadline, but if the temperature drops below 100-degrees, I'll drag my lazy butt over to JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby and get my supplies the old fashioned way.  ;D

Freaking 105 degree weather!  It's sweltering and horrible!  I'm living in one of those places where on the national news they show the heavy red radar-images floating, dubbed over with the newscaster's voice, "100 year records broken."  Ugh! :P

But then, makes for sitting inside, watching TV, and making stationary.  Lemons-lemonade, kind of thing.  We crafsterers are SurViVors!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 07, 2012 01:24:06 PM
Wideeyed, we should work something out.  I can make your note cards and you can make my stationery.  Hee.  Just kidding.  I have a plan for the stationery.  It doesn't look like my order is going to arrive before the deadline, but if the temperature drops below 100-degrees, I'll drag my lazy butt over to JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby and get my supplies the old fashioned way.  ;D

Freaking 105 degree weather!  It's sweltering and horrible!  I'm living in one of those places where on the national news they show the heavy red radar-images floating, dubbed over with the newscaster's voice, "100 year records broken."  Ugh! :P

But then, makes for sitting inside, watching TV, and making stationary.  Lemons-lemonade, kind of thing.  We crafsterers are SurViVors!

*looks shame-faced* I live in southern California and the weather has been beach-worthy. It's only about a mile from my house but I stay shut in to finished my swaps  :'(
  But I DID get my note card samples done. Now I just gotta figure how to do the stationary :P I'll post a pic as soon as I can.
Here's the note cards I'm offering! Stationary coming soon  ;) They will be random letters, Not all A's. And My partner can choose the letter if they want. They're basically dictionary pages that have been torn up. I'm a literary gal so this just seemed to fit.


Stationary pages


I decided to just alter some envelopes I had by lining the inside with dictionary pages and adding some detail to the front and back to make them all a matched set ^^


Stationary set all together.



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on July 07, 2012 09:31:09 PM
Oh, IsikkahJai, I really like those. I'd totally want a G for mine though.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 08, 2012 10:16:00 AM
Oh, IsikkahJai, I really like those. I'd totally want a G for mine though.

 :D ;D But of COURSE!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 09, 2012 10:20:37 AM
Ok~ It's official.  I'm going derby style for this swap :)  I hope that's OK with all of you!  It seems that even people who don't play derby are interested or amused by it...  It seems to be a safe bet.

The cards I posted earlier ARE the ones I'm offering and here is the paper:

Option 1: Large watermark on unlined, coloured paper


Option 2: Small image at top corner & "Derby Love" signature on lined, coloured paper


And a close-up of one of the pages, so you can get a better idea of what it looks like:


I'd be happy to modify any of the offerings- If you don't want lines, borders, signature line on the paper for example, or if you want 8 of the same picture on the card, or 2 each of 4, or 8 different ones, etc, etc...  Also I'm limited by my stash, but will try to accommodate colour requests.

Hope you like them!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 09, 2012 10:36:08 AM
Question:  We are required to have matching envies, aren't we?  I've only seen one photo with envies (maybe I'm blind?), and am double checking.  :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 09, 2012 11:08:04 AM
Thanks for your post, WideEyedLife!!  It hadn't occurred to me to post photos of those.  Will have to post those a little later ~ No card sized envelopes with me at work :)  Good call!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 09, 2012 12:01:51 PM
I love the bright-colored roller derby stationary!  *Gonna request that*


 ;D ;D ;D   Sent in my questionnaire.   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 09, 2012 03:47:02 PM
Love both of those roller derby stationery samples!

And yes, coordinating envelopes should be included. I was in such a rush to photograph and post mine that I forgot to include the envelopes.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 09, 2012 05:09:31 PM
Hee hee...I didn't forget  8)
   I was actually impressed by my own genius with the envelopes I'm offering (sorry to sound so narcissistic)  :D It was one of my biggest worries but they turned out quite nice I think. And I LOVE the lined Envelope idea! It adds just a little bit more class to the set  ;D

I like the water marked Derby stationary. The images are so clear and super fun! How did you do that? O.o


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 09, 2012 05:40:08 PM
THe derby stationery is cool.  Is it pre-lined paper or do you have a stamp for that or what?

I also posted envelopes. 


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Thimbles71 on July 10, 2012 05:45:36 PM
So, my official offerings.  :)



Now I have to remember to fill out the questionnaire!  ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 10, 2012 06:18:45 PM
I love the stationery, whimsical and sweet!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: flygirl88 on July 10, 2012 06:24:36 PM
I passed my exam so I'm in!  I have a question. Can I offer more than one design for people to choose from? I have a couple of ideas and I don't know which one people will like more.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Eiseldora on July 10, 2012 06:42:02 PM
Oh Thimbles your Stationary looks so wonderful. It almost makes me want to switch from notecards to get your pretty stationary.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 11, 2012 04:19:06 AM
I'm hoping to get envelopes posted today...  sorry for the delay, has been a busy few days.

SunnyDawn~ I actually created the derby papers on a computer...  Not pre-lined or stamped, sorry  ;)  Strange for me to use a computer for crafting!!  But, that's also why I can say it's simple to modify, based on requests...

Thimbles71~ Love the offerings!  The little fairie & the banner are so cute :)

flygirl88~ Hello again  ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 11, 2012 05:09:32 PM
Thimbles, I love your stationery offering! Nicely done! And flygirl88, you can offer as many styles as you'd like!

I'm just popping on here to let you know that I had a total systems crash yesterday... meaning that my lack of sleep and crazy "summer vacation" schedule finally caught up with me. I decided to take a nap last night, around 6:30 pm, so I could get some work done with a slightly more rested brain. But, that nap lasted until 4 am... ooops!

So, I'm getting myself caught up on a few things right now. If I get the last major thing done soon, I'll get the last folks signed up (I've got 4 questionnaires sitting in my inbox- :) ). If not, I'll try to do it before I head to my class tomorrow morning.

I just wanted you all to know I'm still here! And, much more awake ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Eiseldora on July 11, 2012 05:43:34 PM
Does Sign up end today?


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU June 23- July 11, 2012: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 11, 2012 06:48:22 PM
Sign-ups end today!

I managed to get done most of what was hanging over my head (I still have a minor overdue thing to write for my online book study... that was due on Sunday... but tomorrow is another day!), and so I'm signing up the folks who've already sent in their questionnaires and then, once I'm done, I'll close sign-ups. If any more come in tonight before I close them, I'll add them in tomorrow morning!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 11, 2012 07:27:55 PM
Okay, the swap is officially closed!

I've updated the first post to include the newest pictures, unless you didn't use the Craftster photo hosting. I'll snag a copy of your image tomorrow and save it to my photo hosting temporarily so I can put the thumbnail in the first post.

For those last few who haven't posted pictures, please make sure they're posted by Saturday. If everyone gets their items pictures posted earlier than Saturday we can start the claim process early (but there's no pressure!).

As for me, I am heading to bed... and hoping that the iced coffee that I drank earlier was more ice than coffee :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 11, 2012 09:45:08 PM
Okay, all!  Here goes!


First up: notecards (not shown, envelopes: all white, with possibly a coordinating celtic knot rubber stamped on them).
*These are "freestyle", using my assortment of "scrap" paper, and will all be different, with one exception: They will all have the uber-girly-pinky-pink cardstock/background paper.



Then, the stationary (made entirely with hand-carved stamps):
Which, personally, is my favorite.  But then I'm just that kind-of gal.
*5 themes, 2 pieces in each theme, for a total of 10 sheets.
---Guitar dude
---Cupcakes
---Balancing/happy dudes
---Cute mice
---Surprise (this set's surprise is the mushroom house, each set has a different surprise)
*5 envelopes, coordinating with the five themes.
*These babies are hand-stamped, hand-colored, and I have all three sets already made!  Woo-hoo!







That's it!  Hope you all likee!




Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 12, 2012 06:29:45 AM
WideEyedLife~ Those are all great!  Very nice :)

Here are my envelopes, finally!  They're pretty plain, but I like them  ;)



The colours will match the trim of the photo cards and the papers I use & the small image will be random for the cards & will match for the papers.  And I'm done until we choose!!  :D  Decisions, decisions...


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 12, 2012 06:49:33 AM
Oh, cute envelopes, Koreena!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 12, 2012 12:24:59 PM
Definitely cute envelopes and WideEyed I love the mushroom stamps!!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 12, 2012 02:50:36 PM
Great stuff, WideEyedLife! And, Koreena, I love the way you coordinated the envelopes!

It's going to be tough making a decision when it comes time to making my claim list!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 12, 2012 03:24:14 PM
It's going to be tough making a decision when it comes time to making my claim list!

I know right?  :D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Eiseldora on July 12, 2012 04:13:46 PM
So is this a round robin style or will we swap stationary sets with pairs, and each get 3 partners?

What if the people I want stationary from, don't want what I offer?

Also What if more than 3 people love someone's offerings. How will you narrow it to just 3?

You don't have to answer, just curious about swap mechanics.

I'm excited to get my partner and ship out. I have stationary all printed (2 sets), and some cards made. Its on the computer so I can make more really fast.



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 12, 2012 05:33:26 PM
Starting on Sunday (because everyone is supposed to have pictures of their items posted by Saturday), you'll send me a list of "claims," which is a list, in order of preference of what stationery/notecards you'd love to have and who you'd love to have it from.

For example (and this is random and off the top of my head and has no bearing on what my official claim list will be :) :

1. Notecards from gala_apples
2. Stationery from Koreena
3. Notecards or stationery from WideEyedLife
4. Stationery from Thimbles71
5. Stationery from Eiseldora

Then, I'll get to work on matching you up with 3 of the folks on your list. Hopefully, it all works out nicely and I can give everyone their top pick. It may work out that you end up a match that isn't on your list, but I will try to avoid that if I can.

You may not receive stationery/note cards from someone that you'll be sending to, because it's based on what you'd like. So, it's not really like a round-robin because it'll be fairly well shuffled, I think.

And, just to let you know, if you put that you'd like to receive note cards in your questionnaire, but are drooling over the stationery someone made (and vice-versa), don't sweat it. If you notice in my example above, I have a mix of items listed. I'll try my best to fulfill everyone's wishes!

Does that help?


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: flygirl88 on July 12, 2012 06:26:02 PM
Hi Koreena  ;D

Alrighty.  Here are my offerings:

This set I think I'd do with half with the car and half with the umbrella man using similar patterned paper. I only had 1 sheet of this particular paper so if more than one person requests this, I'd substitute similar and just as nice paper.  It's hard to tell from the photo but the image is embossed and the edges are distressed.  I'd like to add a saying or embellishment that the receiver could choose.




This set could be done in many colours.  Whatever anyone wishes.  The sayings for the stems can be changed too





The stationary to match



And for something completely different



The owl is watercoloured.  The words at the top say "Have a hoot of a day."  It's hard to tell, but the background is watermarked with stars and moons.



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 12, 2012 06:39:56 PM
Love the card with the umbrella guy! How did you get the embossing done on that one and the one with the car? I love embossing!

And, I've updated the first post with photos from almost everyone (I still don't have the brain capacity right now to grab, save, upload and insert the non-Craftster photo hosting pics, but I'll do it on Saturday).


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: flygirl88 on July 12, 2012 06:49:40 PM
Love the card with the umbrella guy! How did you get the embossing done on that one and the one with the car? I love embossing!


Very carefully ;)  I suggest using a test paper first.  You ink the raised part of your embossing folder and carefully place it on your paper.  Then tranfer that in between your plates.  The trick is to not let the paper slip.  Otherwise ink will go everywhere.  Took me a few tries to get the hang of it.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 13, 2012 09:02:11 AM
MMkay. I think I need the Umbrella man note cards!! I am going to ask for this for SURE! I LOVE vintage-y looking stationary  :D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Thimbles71 on July 13, 2012 09:20:28 AM
It's Charlie Chaplin!!  I LOVE those!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: flygirl88 on July 13, 2012 09:25:35 AM
I thought it was Charlie Chaplin too.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 13, 2012 06:27:37 PM
Love the card with the umbrella guy! How did you get the embossing done on that one and the one with the car? I love embossing!


Very carefully ;)  I suggest using a test paper first.  You ink the raised part of your embossing folder and carefully place it on your paper.  Then tranfer that in between your plates.  The trick is to not let the paper slip.  Otherwise ink will go everywhere.  Took me a few tries to get the hang of it.

Cool! I never thought of trying to ink any of my embossing folders. Something new to play with!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: RandiMaehym787 on July 13, 2012 07:59:33 PM


Im not sure how to post it next to my name


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on July 13, 2012 08:15:46 PM
Just so you know, this is what the envelopes look like:



I freaked out because I lost my stamp, but luckily the second store I went to had more.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 13, 2012 08:24:28 PM
Cute flower cards, RandiMaehym787!

And I'm so glad you found a new stamp, gala!  Whew! 


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 14, 2012 07:17:15 AM

Im not sure how to post it next to my name

Cute note cards! And, don't worry- once you've got both samples posted, I'll put the pictures next to your name in the first post.



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 14, 2012 07:17:49 AM
Love love love love love love love RandiMaehym787's flower cards~ Wow!!!  *crosses fingers for them* :D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 14, 2012 07:21:26 AM
p.s. my derby league has a double header tonight, so I'll probably have some pretty cool action shots to use for the cards!  The examples I shared were all from training, pr events & practices, so they were mostly shots of skates or girls standing still...  Ah, variety :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: RandiMaehym787 on July 14, 2012 10:12:41 AM
Quote
p.s. my derby league has a double header tonight, so I'll probably have some pretty cool action shots to use for the cards!  The examples I shared were all from training, pr events & practices, so they were mostly shots of skates or girls standing still...  Ah, variety

One of our army photogs with denver rigged up a "pack cam" and had the camera rigged to one of the smaller blockers helmet for vantage point, and had a remote trigger. So when ever crazy stuff was happened, he got awesome shots of what was happened inside the pack. Kinda like a tornado cam, lots interesting shots, body parts and faces. And all the shots of the gals looked great and RIPPED cause all of their muscles were activated due to the pack action.



Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 14, 2012 02:12:08 PM
Just waiting for the last 2 swappers to finish posting their samples and then you can start sending your claim lists! I'm going away for the weekend next Friday, so I'd like to have partners sent before I leave. I'll have Wi-Fi access while I'm gone, but I'm not sure how much time I'll have to work on things while I'm away.

I'll be checking in for the rest of the day and as soon as I can, I'll send you all a PM to let you know that the swap is open for claims! Yay!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: RandiMaehym787 on July 14, 2012 03:00:01 PM
Hiya,

so here is my stationary sample


here is the photo for my second set of notecards, I like these alot due to the simplicity and detail, Im not sure if the photo gives them much justice. I have other prints designs like more animal print designs and more shine stuff too. These are 5 1/2 inch by 4, as recommended


just as a reminder, here is a pic of my 3-D flower note cards I will also be offering


Thanks for looking
Randi


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: AllyCatAria on July 14, 2012 05:15:43 PM
Here's all my stationery for offer:

Stationery and cards are made from cardstock. Stationery can be lined or not. Pick your pleasure.


Candy stationery and cards - I have more colors available than the samples shown.


Halloween stationery and cards - I'm willing to customize with cats, owls, bats, and spiders along with the pumpkins




Magic happens card - I can make stationery with this design too, in multiple colors
Owl with a monocol and a mustache  stationery - I can make cards with this design too.



And here's the colors you have to choose from (with gratuitous cat shot because she kept trying to sprawl on the paper):









Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 14, 2012 07:11:52 PM
Everyone is posted, so it's time to start making claims!

Please list your claims in order of preference using this format:

Name of Swapper: Specify Stationery or Note cards

If you have specific requests, please check with your partners once you've been matched up. Keep in mind that some folks may not be able to accommodate specific requests :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 14, 2012 08:36:36 PM
Sent in my claims list!   ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 14, 2012 09:30:50 PM
Claims sent  ;)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: AllyCatAria on July 14, 2012 09:49:40 PM
Sent in mine! It was so hard trying to decide when narrowing down the choices.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Eiseldora on July 14, 2012 10:02:47 PM
claims list sent


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 15, 2012 06:05:27 AM
Whoo-hoo! My mailbox was chock full of claims lists this morning! just to make sure I didn't miss any, this is who I have them from:

Eiseldora
RandiMaehym787
craftADDchick
Thimbles71
gala_apples
WideEyedLife
SunnyDawn
IsikkahJai
AllyCatAria

I think I'll set up a grid and start plugging in first choices :D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 15, 2012 08:31:08 AM
All claims are in! You guys rock!

I don't know if I'll get partner information out tonight (if I listed the things I have to get done today, you'd understand). But, in between everything I have to do, I may start getting things ready! I've got the grid all made, so I'll print out copies of the claim lists and when I take little mini-breaks, I may start filling it out. It'll be like a puzzle :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 15, 2012 09:15:25 AM
Will not make a post about how excited I am for partners.

Will.
Not.
Will.
Not.

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Koreena on July 15, 2012 11:41:10 AM
Wooo Hooo   ;D
PartnersPartnersPartnersParners!!!!
(That's for you Ms. WideEyedLife  ;))


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 15, 2012 11:51:56 AM
LOL!

I'm taking a break from my giant sewing project, so I'm heading up to print out the lists and the grid.

:)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 15, 2012 01:09:33 PM
Partners are posted! I've listed them in the second post of the thread.

Everyone was able to get their first choice! Yay!

When I got down to the 3rd choice, I was 1 person off from making things perfect, so I had to draw a name from a hat :(

I abso-positive-lutely will not be sending partner addresses today. But, at least you know who your matched up with, and can communicate with your partners directly. I should be able to send partner info when I get home tomorrow night (after dinner).


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 16, 2012 12:53:59 PM
WOOHOOOO!!!!!! I'm so excited for this swap! Honestly I think this one trumps my Avatar swap AND my Funky T-shirt swap. And it's only pretty paper being traded :D I have a serious addiction to Note Cards!
 TY so much CraftADD for making this swap come to life!!!!  :-*


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 16, 2012 05:19:54 PM
I have a serious addiction to Note Cards!
 TY so much CraftADD for making this swap come to life!!!!  :-*

You're welcome! And, I should take a picture of my note card stash that is within 2 feet of me... Never mind the stash that is upstairs...

I think that when I make the 3rd set of notecards, I'll make a 4th set for myself :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 16, 2012 05:59:00 PM
Okay, I just sent out partner info. You should have received a questionnaire for each person you're sending to.

Please let me know if the questionnaire you got doesn't match up with the list in the 2nd post of the thread... It's been a long day :P


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 16, 2012 06:41:23 PM
One set down, two more to go.   :D


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: Eiseldora on July 16, 2012 09:34:12 PM
All packages prepared. Just need to drop them at the post tomorrow.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 16, 2012 10:08:42 PM
All packages prepared. Just need to drop them at the post tomorrow.

W. O. W.  ;)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 17, 2012 06:36:17 AM
Me too! I'm just waiting to get an address for one of my partners ;)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 17, 2012 02:23:06 PM
I have to make the 3rd set of note cards, and I won't get to that until the end of next week, believe it or not.

And, for getting a DC#, I think your package has to be about 3/4" thick, so you can stick some packing peanuts (or a crumpled ball of paper) in there to puff it up without adding much weight. Just so you don't have to deal with any grumpy post office workers :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 17, 2012 02:30:05 PM
Since we have our first sender, we have a gallery!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411564.0


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: gala_apples on July 17, 2012 04:45:07 PM
Sent out to my partners. I hope everything arrives soon!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 17, 2012 05:00:59 PM
We have 2 senders already! And, just as a reminder, please send me a PM when you've sent, AND when you receive (so far, I have 100% perfect communication :) ). Thanks!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 17, 2012 07:14:56 PM
SENT! And I'm SO HAPPY with the way everything came out! I hope my partners think so too  ;)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 19, 2012 05:26:13 PM
So, I guess there were a few more glitches in the sending out of the questionnaires, and I haven't figured out why. The only thing I can think of is that my internet drops out every once in a while (loose connection), and so maybe it interfered somehow.

In any case, if you didn't get complete information for your partners, shoot me an e-mail. I'll be traveling all day tomorrow, but I'll check in tomorrow night when I land and settle in.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 19, 2012 08:45:19 PM
Woot! Two of my partners already received!  :D Canada post is holding TWO of my packages to gala_apples hostage >.> WHY does it take two weeks to mail a package across the border but one week to send to the other side of the world? I HONESTLY don't understand  ???


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 26, 2012 06:43:55 PM
So, I finally got the notecards done!  Now to finish the envies, take pix, and send.  Whew!  :)


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 26, 2012 07:55:42 PM
Has anyone heard from, or have an address for, RandiMaehym787 ?  I have tried sending a couple of messages with no response and I need to send her package.  Hope all is well.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on July 28, 2012 08:12:56 AM
She was traveling, but sent a PM, so you should be all set!

And, I still have not made my last set of note cards! I am slammed until Monday afternoon (4 PM is my deadline), and then I'm free to craft! I can't believe how backed up things are... and I didn't expect it to happen...


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: SunnyDawn on July 28, 2012 02:23:00 PM
Yes, I got a message.  We all hardly know each other but when it seems someone is not responsive for a bit I get concerned.  :-)  All is good now!


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: AllyCatAria on August 08, 2012 09:55:31 PM
I replied to the check in PM, but just thought I'd stick my head in here as well. I'm finished with mine and will be sending out by the 10th at the latest.


Title: Re: Stationery and Note Card Swap- SU Closed: SO August 11, 2012
Post by: craftADDchick on August 31, 2012 05:55:44 PM
Just to help me remember to start another round, and to see if there are any suggestions for possible changes or additions, here's the link to the discussion thread for Round 2!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413667.0