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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Tarot swap - August 2011 (SIGN UP/CLAIM until August 31st) on: October 16, 2011 07:24:16 PM
I have not received from Aidenromantic either.
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Poppet for my SO or Another Swap (Send out 10/22/11) on: October 16, 2011 01:29:40 PM
Hey guys! Sorry I've been so quiet. I just got back from a weekend out of town with no computer or phone, and it was great! I love my medieval reenactment society Smiley
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Tarot card swap -- discussion thread on: October 07, 2011 09:00:58 AM
The October round is up and running!

24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011 (SIGN UP/CLAIM until 10/31) on: October 07, 2011 08:56:56 AM
The October round is now open for claiming!

0 claims/0 sent/0 received

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

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

Themes I'd love:
~Gypsy/Belly dance
~Celestial/Moon and Stars
~Mythical creatures
~Fairy tales (altered or regular)
~Artist's choice

Cards I've received/have been claimed for: High Priestess, Star, Death, Chariot, Moon, Lovers, Fool, Empress
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011 (SIGN UP/CLAIM until 10/31) on: October 07, 2011 08:55:19 AM
Remember this thread is for CLAIMING ONLY!!
For any discussion please post in this thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384634.msg4555590#msg4555590

8 Claims:

5 Claims:

1 Claim:
Dark Desires

Sending late with communication
Please contact organizer

Send by October 24(Claimed 10/9)

Dark Desires to squire_inaria for a Masquerade Emperor card

Send by October 27(Claimed 10/12)

new_bee to Dark Desires for a Seasons Chariot card
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Tarot Card Swap Gallery~Octoberber 2011 on: October 07, 2011 08:53:29 AM
The Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011!!


Claiming thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392307.0
Discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384806.0

Post your photos here!  Smiley

Blue - all cards sent
Green - all cards arrived to partners. Yay!
Strikethrough - Feedback done
Orange - resending lost cards
Red - problem, contact me ASAP

Dark Desires
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011 (SIGN UP/CLAIM until 10/31) on: October 07, 2011 08:52:20 AM
The Ongoing Tarot Card Swap~October 2011!!

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

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

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

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

Discussion thread: Questions and discussion can be posted here.

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

July Gallery: look at the tarot cards made in July

August Gallery: look at the tarot cards made in August

September Gallery: look at the tarot cards made in September

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

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

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES

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

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

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


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

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

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


1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

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

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

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

3. How to make a claim:

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

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

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


I claim RandomCraftsterMember for heffalumps/woosels tarot card.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

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

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


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

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

For example, you could use this format:

I sent some tarot cards today!  

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to beckashell for this amazing "about claiming" post!
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Poppet for my SO or Another Swap (Send out 10/22/11) on: October 07, 2011 08:32:01 AM
Oh no! *sends healthy thoughts* Don't stress yourself out too much.

I almost have a poppet done for a certain little girl Smiley I'm really loving the hair I chose for her. The other poppet...I may need to change my original idea, depending on how much time I end up having. School's been busy to say the least. I'm sad because my original idea would have been a fun challenge, but I'm sure I can make something else look good too.
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Goddess Swap~Send Outs 9/17 on: October 06, 2011 06:40:48 PM
Thank you all for being wonderful participants! curiousfae, if I need an angel I'll definitely let you know Smiley
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Goddess Swap~Send Outs 9/17 on: October 06, 2011 10:03:04 AM
Please check your status on the first page to make sure I have everything correct. If you have sent and received but do not have feedback given yet it is because either you or your partner have not posted pictures in the gallery. If this is going to be a huge issue please let me know. Otherwise both partners will get feedback after pictures are posted. This can come from either the sender or the receiver. Thanks for being so awesome, guys!
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