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271  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Little chunky houses 3 ` CLOSED Sendouts April 6. on: March 14, 2009 05:30:41 AM

We all had such a blast making little rows of houses for the last two rounds of the Little Chunky Houses Swap that we're back for round 3!

Here is an example of some of the houses that were used for inspiration:

By Phizzychick:

By me:

And a spooky little house from amaryllisroze:

And click here for the gallery from the round one, and here for round two's gallery.

In this swap, each person will be put into groups of 5. You will make and send one house to each person in your group. Houses must be sturdy enough to stand when attached to other houses, so please make sure you use a good strong base to work with. SIZE: each house should be between 3 and 4 wide, and no more than 7 tall. Embellishments are encouraged. Send each person in your group a house you would like to receive. Although this swap is 'artists choice', please consider the person you are sending each house to. No ghettos, please! In the past two rounds we have all prided ourselves in very high quality of our work.

Swap name: Chunky houses
Craftster members who are organizing this swap: rackycoo
Sign-up date range: March 23 or until full
Date to send item by: April 6

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO, and all members of the swap MUST be willing to send out internationally.
Age requirement? 18+ only

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

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 18 years old: YES

Details of swap:
Participants will be put into groups of 5. Each member of the group will make and send out one house, decorated front and back, to each other member of the group. Because this is a papercraft swap, dc numbers are not required, but if for some reason your art does not arrive, you will be required to re-send.

Communication is very important! If you wish to join, please put "Chunky houses" in your signup PM. You are required to send me a PM when you send and receive your houses. Failure to do this will be reflected in your feedback. Also, everyone who signs up for the swap MUST post in this thread!

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

Name of swap: Chunky houses 3
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country (formatted for postage)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES, as this is required for this swap
Confirm that you are at least 18 years old (yes/no)


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


1. rackycoo
2. Phizzychick
3. amaryllisroze
4. parisgirl
5. stunnedbannana
6. playswithneedles
7. Kalanit
8. Lmcbride
9. atsuko
10. karin_
11. CraftyMcCrafterson
12. LunaKitten
13. KawaiiHolic
14. WYOKrista
15. Knickertwist
16. loves2experiment
17. ckchan
18. alteredmommy
19. craftydame
20. gingerquilts







272  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / #38: The Godmother of Housekeeping on: March 05, 2009 11:53:19 AM
Knickertwist and I were partners in the last IYP swap. We decided to do a swap based on godmothers. I asked Knickers what sort of godmother she would most like to have around, and one she mentioned was a godmother of housekeeping. Well, who wouldn't want one of those? I know I could sure use one around here!

I looked around for images of kindly old women, but I realized while having a conversation with amaryllisroze that a 50's housekeeper might really be better suited to the job. So much more spunk! I gave her some wings, and a wand and a crown, plus some little pearl buttons, and she is ready for action. The words on her apron are cleaning words like dust, tidy, mop, and clean.

I purchased this frame at a flea market a while back, and have been waiting to figure out what to use it for. If I had a godmother that would clean MY house, I'd surely want a shrine to her. Heck, I would worship her daily! The frame was thin enough to punch holes in the bottom, so I hung some milagros there, plus some pearls. She's gotta have her pearls! A few pearls at the top, plus her official number (38) and she is ready to go.

The background is collaged from an old prescription. I figure anyone that happy to clean must have some "mother's little helpers" nearby.  Cheesy She's saying the words I'd most want to hear: "Let me tidy that up for you!"

Hopefully she'll work hard for Knickertwist.  Smiley

273  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / [compete] Participate in Papercraft Challenge 15! - Discussion on: March 04, 2009 07:49:02 AM
Click here to get all the details on our fantastic new challenge!

The prize this month is donated by Alpha Stamps, and consists of three lovely collage sheets of bathing beauties, plus a great mounted rubber stamp:

Enter by April 8th. We want to see your best work!
274  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Jolly Elf Paperdoll on: February 27, 2009 12:32:33 PM
I love a creepy clown. I also love Christmas. I made this little nutcracker elf to celebrate both. His body is one of those metal frames that look like they are soldered. The images are from collage sheets from Alpha Stamps, and the very cool wand is from ArtChix Studios.

Don't worry, he doesn't bite!  Cheesy
275  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Bird House triptych on: February 03, 2009 06:12:56 AM
When I was participating in the Chunky House swap, I made a little house with a bird on it. I loved the way it looked so much that I decided to make a triptych with another bird image and a nest to go with it. The house on the right is the original house, and the other two were added later. I used the cutest little hinges to attach them together. Why is it I love little hardware so?

Ingredients used: scrapbook paper, Chinese fortunes, vintage stamps, nest and egg image from Italian wrapping paper, gold star stickers, bird images from an old textbook, rhinestones, Dresden trim, and some rubdowns. Everything is layered on sturdy watercolor paper so the houses will stand unassisted.

Here's a little closer look. The tag tucks into the nest so the egg will be cozy. The first photo is a little truer to color.

276  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / [complete] Papercraft Challenge 14 - Voting for "Chinese Menu"! on: January 31, 2009 12:42:41 PM
One thing I love about you papercraft artists is the variety of wonderful projects you come up with when given a common theme. You did not disappoint me in this contest! I know it's going to be difficult, but everyone needs to vote for their very favorite project for the "Chinese Menu" challenge. In case you need a refresher, the rules are listed here.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and share their lovely work!

Congratulations to carrieme, our winner in this challenge.  Grin
277  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery on: January 27, 2009 07:35:39 AM
Someone has received! Post your packages here!  Grin

Original thread: clicky clicky.
278  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Online Supply Sources on: January 22, 2009 12:44:32 PM
Please click here for the latest list of online suppliers recommended by your fellow Craftsters.  Smiley
279  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Online Supplies on: January 22, 2009 12:30:22 PM
Here are links to stores recommended by other Papercraft artists on this site. If you know of a great place to get supplies, please post about it here and I will add it to the list.  Smiley

I'm sorry, but due to the high number of Craftsters we have with etsy shops, we are not listing etsy stores in this thread. If you would like to advertise your etsy, please put a link to it in your signature line. Thanks.

California Paper Goods

Handmade Paper Superstore

Lake City Craft Company (Qwilling Supplies)

Paper Source

Stamps, collage, ephemera:
Alpha Stamps

Altered Pages

Anima Designs


ARTchix Studio


Close to my Heart

Collage Stuff

Create for Less

Found Elements

The Glitter Pot (UK)

Hannah Grey

Manto Fev


My Dollar Shop

Oriental Trading

Papier Valise

River City Rubberworks

Sacred Kitsch Studio



Silver Crow Creations

Simon Says Stamp!


Teesha Moore

Tidbits Trinkets

100 Proof Press


Addicted to Rubber Stamps

Circus Stamps

Lost Coast Designs


Rubber Stamping Fun

Sideshow Stamps



Stampland Chicago

General art supplies


Art Supply Warehouse

Dick Blick

Your Memories by Design

Computer fonts/Digital Images

My Grafico

280  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Little paper theaters on: January 21, 2009 06:18:22 AM
Alpha Stamps is now carrying little diorama boxes, and plenty of cool collage sheets to play with. I took a couple of the smaller boxes and made two little theaters. Each box was about 3 1/4" by 4 1/4" to start.

I call this one "The Lecherous King, Act I", because that's what it looks like this play would be about! I added some Dresden trim and a sea oat I picked up off the beach in Pensacola, Florida. (Note: the oat was actually lying on the beach, I did NOT damage a plant! That's a no-no.)

It's hard to take a really good picture of the interior because of the glass.  Tongue It's also a bit difficult to see the depth of these in a photo. This one has about 5 different layers so it's really dimensional.

Here's another one: "Circus Theater". It embraces my love for the clown.  Cheesy

I also used a bit of Dresden trim on that one. I love how that little bit of trim really adds so much to a project.  Smiley
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