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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Pocket Letter Swap #6 (signup thru May 7; sendouts June 8) on: April 22, 2018 06:15:55 PM
                                    Pocket Letter Swap #6

                            
                              Bob's Burgers Pocket Letter by Nooo



Site that explains pocket letters: http://janettelane.blogspot.ie/2015/02/what-are-pocket-letters.html

Swap name: Pocket Letter Swap #6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  curiousfae
Sign-up date range: APR 22 - MAY 7
Date to send item by: June 7

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement?  NO

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 18 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:

Let's swap pocket letters!

Pocket Letters are where you take a 9 pocket trading card page and fill each pocket with an ATC (although they don't have to be (and usually aren't) as detailed as an ATC) and small goodies tucked in behind the ATCs (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, ephemera, craft supplies, paper clips, beads) and in one pocket, include a letter.
If you don't know where to find 9 pocket pages they are sold where collectible card games are sold such as Walmat or your local game store.  Or Amazon (25 for $5)
http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Pro-Pocket-Page-Protectors/dp/B005HIOVOG

Each pocket can be a different theme or you can have one theme across all 9 pockets

This should be a low cost swap if you keep to all flat items and embellishments and should fit in an
A4 envelope (4 1/4" x 6 1/4") (you would have to fold it but that should not be an issue) or similar size.  I have heard that they should fit into a business sized envelope (4 1/8" x 9 1/2"). Just make sure that it is packaged well and the corners won't tear the envelope! Taping the edges of the envelope might be a good idea.

You can choose 1 or 2 partners.

Check into the swap thread every week!
And thank your partner when you receive!

QUESTIONNAIRE:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address including the country (as it would appear on an envelope):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old(YES/NO)

Do you want 1 or 2 partners?

What theme(s) would you like your partner to consider making for you?
List at least five but feel free to list more if needed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


What are your favorite colors:
What colors do you dislike:
List themes you do NOT want to receive:
What (if anything) would you NOT want to receive as an extra/goodie in the pockets behind the ATCs?  

Any allergens in your home (pets, smoke, pollen)?
Do you have any allergies?
Pinterest link (to give your partner an idea of what you like)

Anything else youd like to tell the organizer or partner NOT listed in the questionnaire?

Gallery for Round 1https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447865.0
Gallery for Round 2https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448858.0
Gallery for Round 3https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450180.0
Gallery for Round 4https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451397.0
Gallery for Round 5https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452236.0

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

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Steampunk Airship ornament on: November 28, 2017 04:58:01 PM
I bought the pattern from LostWax and followed his Airship tutorial to make this super fun ornament for the Steampunk Christmas Ornament swap.

I decided to make everyone the same ornament so I had to cut out enough pieces for four ships. Pretty easy really. This (really cheap) craft foam is super soft and simple to cut. It also is soft enough to make divots to look like screw holes just by applying a little pressure with an ink pen nib.


Then I hot glued all the pieces together. The pattern creator gives lots of good tips in his video. Among them was the use of a silicone baking mat when hot gluing the body of the ship together. You can apply the hot glue, put the pieces together and immediately put the pieces down on the mat. This keeps the pieces together and helps hold their shape while they cool without sticking to the mat. It was so helpful!

Fun fact. Those two little tools that look like pens -one is black the other is white- are tools we use to get circular or punch biopsies from skin specimens. They are razor sharp and cut out circles perfectly! No worries, these were brand new and never used and any skin. As a matter of fact we don't even do this procedure in our lab but my boss is a hoarder and couldn't say no when they were offered to us from another lab. Great find for me though since a regular hole punch does not cut through the foam and cutting them out freehand was making me crazy!

Here I've applied dots of epoxy to look like rivets. It was probably the hardest part, mostly because I do not have any amount of patience to speak of, but it really adds to the fabricated metal look.


Painted it all black


My favorite part, adding the metallic wax paint. So fun! I chose three different metallics (all I could find locally): silver, rose gold and a brighter silver called silver spark. I really think brass would be cool. Maybe next time. Wink The paint is applied like antiquing or dry brushing; sparingly and in layers. I used my fingers to apply it since I felt like this gave me a little more control over it.


Finished!




Thanks for looking!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / new year inspired pocket letter swap? on: November 28, 2017 07:49:01 AM
I thought it might be cool to swap New Year themed/inspired pocket letters. Maybe list some words/quotes that you can focus on for the year to come and your partner can create a PL inspired by those words.

Since I am thinking of this so late in the year it would have to be a relatively short signup and creating time if we want them before Jan 1. Or I guess it would be ok to do this in the first of the year give or take a week? I know this is a busy time so I totally get it.

I will organize.

whatcha think? ideas? comments?
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Inchie House, Fairy Style Gallery on: August 02, 2017 07:32:43 AM




post your teeny tiny fairy houses here!


Swap thread

swappers:
sent
rec'd
posted

curiousfae ----> sarasmile, blupaisan, geekgirl1000100, sammylouise40

cmarion3 ---->sammylouise40, sarasmile, blupaisan, curiousfae

sammylouise40 ---->sarasmile, curiousfae, cmarion3, geekgirl1000100

geekgirl1000100 ---->curiousfae, blupaisan, sarasmile, cmarion3

sarasmile ---->geekgirl1000100,, sammylouise40, cmarion3, blupaisan

blupaisan ----> geekgirl1000100, cmarion3, curiousfae, sammylouise40
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Inchie House, Fairy Style Swap SU July18-Aug 1;SO Sept 12 on: July 18, 2017 06:34:12 PM
Inchie House Fairy Style Swap




Gallery


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: curiousfae
Sign-up date range: July 18, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017
Date to send item by: Sept 12, 2017

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No and since these are small and flat and can be put in a regular envelope I hope everyone will consider sending internationally. But of course we will understand if you can't. For the same reason, no tracking numbers are required.

Additional Age requirement? 16+

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
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old



Details of swap:
You will make (1) Fairy Style Inchie House for each of your (4) partners. (Keep in mind, if you decide not to send internationally you may have less than (4) partners.)

INCHIE HOUSE TEMPLATES

Again your houses will be shipped flat! DC numbers and mailing receipt copies are not required.  HOWEVER, if for some reason your house does not arrive at its destination you will be required to re-send.  

When you receive your houses, you will assemble them using your own adhesives before posting photos in the gallery.


Communication is important.  Failure to communicate will be reflected in your feedback.
It is your responsibility to:
-PM all of your partners and the organizer as soon as you have sent
-PM all of your partners and the organizer as soon as you have received
-post in this thread!
-post photos of your received houses in the gallery (unless you have agreed with your partners to have them post)


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Inchie House Fairy Style Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Name and address including country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
- List any fairy style themes that interest you:

- colors you like? colors you don't like?

- allergens in your home (pets, smoke, etc.)?

- allergies or aversions (smoke, animal products, scents, etc.)?

- link to your Pinterest boards or other ideas to help your partner?

If you want to participate, please send your information to organizer curiousfae via Private Message titled "Inchie House Fairy Style" and not to reply with it here:
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Possible Canadian Post strike on: June 30, 2016 07:12:18 PM
I was just informed about this...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/possible-canada-post-stoppage-this-weekend-prompts-warnings/article30699210/
 
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / plants vs zombies swap?? on: May 15, 2011 07:03:46 AM
After seeing those fab plushies in the "gamer wednesday" article I was reminded of the crafting possibilities this game could offer- anyone else??
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / ONGOING JOURNAL PAGE SWAP MARCH/APRIL 2011 Gallery on: March 25, 2011 05:50:20 PM
post those amazing pages here!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Discussion board for ONGOING JOURNAL PAGE SWAP MARCH/APRIL 2011 on: March 18, 2011 05:59:52 PM
journal pages and swapping..........discuss
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / ONGOING JOURNAL PAGE SWAP MARCH/APRIL 2011 **closed for claims on: March 18, 2011 05:48:08 PM

THIS BEAUTIFUL JOURNAL PAGE WAS MADE BY PHIZZYCHICK
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247680.0

PLEASE USE THIS POST FOR CLAIMING ONLY

DISCUSSION BOARD https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375867.0
GALLERYhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376507.0


Swap name:MARCH/APRIL 2011 ONGOING JOURNAL PAGE SWAP
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: CURIOUSFAE
Sign-up date range: MARCH 18-APRIL 18 2011
Date to send item by: 2 WEEKS FROM TIME OF CLAIMING

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO


Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO I AM NOT
- 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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO ***first time swappers welcome****
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

YOU WILL BE CREATING TWO (ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLD) JOURNAL PAGES FOR EACH PERSON YOU CLAIM. A JOURNAL PAGE WOULD CONSIST OF ANYTHING AND IN ANY MEDIA THE ARTIST DESIRES. IF THERE IS A QUESTION OF IT'S APPROPRIATENESS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PARTNER AND DISCUSS IT WITH THEM. BUT PLEASE CONSIDER THAT THIS IS A 'PERSONAL' JOURNAL PAGE AND NOT INTENDED TO BE CENSORED. LIKEWISE, IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT RECEIVE OR ARE RELUCTANT TO SEND (DUE TO ALLERGIES/ALLERGENS IN THE HOME) THEN PLEASE LIST IT WHEN YOU MAKE A CLAIM.

JOURNAL PAGES WILL BE ONE SIDE OF A 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 (HALF SHEET OF PAPER) FOLDED IN HALF (= 4 1/4 X 5 1/2)  WITH A 1/4 in. MARGIN ON EACH (INNER) EDGE FOR BINDING PURPOSES. PLEASE KEEP THIS AREA BLANK AND FREE OF EMBELLISHMENT.
EXAMPLE:
START WITH A FULL 11 X 8 1/2in SHEET AND CUT IT IN HALF

SHEET FOLDED AND CUT IN HALF (5 1/2 X 8 1/2in TOTAL)

HALF SHEET FOLDED TO 5 1/2 X 4 1/4in. SHOWING FOLD, AND 1/4 in MARGINS ON INNER EDGE
ALTER BOTH HALF PAGES ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLD. LEAVE THE BACK BLANK.


DON'T FORGET TO SIGN YOUR WORK!

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: ONGOING MARCH/APRIL 2011 JOURNAL PAGE SWAP
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES

Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

CAN YOU TAKE PHOTOS OF WORK YOU REC? IF NOT, PLEASE LET YOUR PARTNER(S) KNOW SO THEY CAN TAKE PICTURES FOR YOU TO POST.

ALSO ANSWER THESE PLEASE:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
-IS A FRIEND OF CRAFTSTER: YES/NO

SEND THIS TO CURIOUSFAE WITH THE TITLE ' MARCH/APRIL ONGOING JOURNAL PAGES SWAP'


HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:
Claims are made throughout the month.  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 PAGE that has not been received; when that PAGE is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 10 or 7.)

Posting of received PAGES is required for this swap.

CLAIMING
1. Claims are made using the following procedure:
Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting NAME AND INFO
Person B will choose  A and make a claim by posting NAME AND INFO
Person C will make a claim of B and post NAME AND INFO.
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: 10
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7
*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 7 or 10 dependent on being an FRIEND OF CRAFTSTER or not.

3. How to make a claim:
A claim post should include the following information:
1. 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 PAGES received by the people you've sent them to.
2. Your location
3. ALLERGIES/ALLERGENS IN HOME

EXAMPLE:
KELLI CLAIMS SUE
4 CLAIMS
3 SENT
2 REC'D
I AM KELLI. I LIVE IN MICHIGAN, USA. I HAVE TWO DOGS. I AM ALLERGIC TO CATS. PM ME IF YOU CLAIM ME AND THINK THIS MAY BE A PROBLEM.



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 PAGE, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  

ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A PAGE
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 MARCH/APRIL JOURNAL PAGE REC'D (or some variant of that)
3.  Be sure and include  The "send by" date, as well as who sent it to whom, in each email to the swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received PAGES.  

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the 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.  

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


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

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