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« on: January 25, 2008 08:36:37 AM »

Swap name: Chunky Book Page Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  Katxena
Sign-up date range: January 25 to January 30
Date to send item by: First send will be February 13

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

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

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

Details of swap:

We will be making 4x4 inch (10x10 cm) chunky pages with the theme "Creative Life" -- think art, creativity, craftiness, inspiration, fun.  Each page should be decorated on the front and the back.  Your major effort should be made on the front, and your artist information will go on the back (at a minimum: your Craftster UserID, the name of this swap, date -- but you can include other information too, as you like).  Please decorate your backs too, but it's not necessary to make them as detailed or elaborate as the front.

What makes a page chunky?  Two things:  the paper and the embellishments.  You should use a sturdy base for your page -- mat board is ideal.  Lightweight cardboard (think cereal boxes) also works well, as does heavy watercolor paper (140 lb/300 gsm) or multiple layers of cardstock glued *securely* together.  In addition, you can use all kinds of embellishments: buttons, fibers, glass, chunky chunks!  Keep embellishments to a maximum height of 1/4 inch (about 0.6 cm) off the page. 

Binding the pages will be up to each recipient.  There are three typical ways to bind these.  I'm calling them "margin", "left" and "corner."  Here are descriptions and examples of all three ways:

Margin:  leave 1/2 an inch (1.25cm) on the left edge of the page free of embellishments and major design elements (it's nice to at least color it the same as the rest of the page, or decorate it lightly).  The recipient can then bind the pages by attaching them at the left edge, by punching holes in the left edge and attaching them with binder rings or cords, or by getting them spiral bound, or in some other creative way.  For an example, see:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/naniani/2186203155/in/pool-chunky_book_arts

Left or None:  leave 1/2 an inch (1.25 cm) on the left edge of the page free of embellishments, but design and decorate it all over to your heart's content.  I don't have an example of a bound book like this, but see these pages by OriginalYouth for an example of what the pages look like:

Corners:  leave all 4 corners free of embellishment.  The recipient can then attach the pages by the corners and make a wall-hanging out of them.  For an example of this, see:  http://www.atcards.com/gallery/files/1/3/6/4/birds_chunky_book.jpg

top left corner:  leave the upper left corner free of embellishment, but all other corners and edges are fair game.  The recipient will be punching a hole in the upper left corner and using rings to bind them.  I don't have any example of this method to share.

In your questionnaire, you will be asked to specify which type of binding you want, and everyone should follow their partner's preferences when making pages.

Participants:  This swap will be limited to 20 participants. 

Partners:  There will be several mailings, with send dates every two weeks.  Send dates will be on the "off" weeks of the Tip-In with a Twist swap.  The first send date will be February 13. Partners will be assigned every two weeks, on send dates.  The goal will be to continue the swap until everyone has swapped with everyone else -- if we have 20 participants, this swap could continue for some months.

Opting and dropping out:   You will be able to opt-out of a mailing if you need or want to.  By opting out, you will remain a participant in the swap, but you will not be assigned a partner for that round.  You will also be able to drop out of the swap early for any reason (no questions asked) -- but only *after* all your assigned partners have received their pages.

Posting: You must post in the swap thread if you join.  It will be our main means of participation, and it will help your partners get to know you.

Mailing:  DCNs and other proof of mailing will not be required.  However, if any of your partners do not receive your page, you must remake one and send it again.  All participants will be required to ship internationally.

Communication:  Don't ever hesitate to ask me questions.  It's not possible to communicate with me too much!  Make sure to PM me and your partner when you send and when you receive.  If you are going to send late, make sure to let me and your partner know.

If you want to participate, information to send to Katxena

IMPORTANT:  Please just send the questionnaire in your PM.  Do not include any additional comments or information!!!  Just the answers, please  Smiley  This will make it easier for me to forward your info to your partners.  If you have any questions or comments, please send them to me separately! 

Name of swap: Chunky Book Page Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (formated for mailing!!!):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES, as this is required.
What kind of binding do you plan for your pages? Answer with -- "margin" "none"  "corners" or "left corner":


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

Participant List
 (binding preference is in parens)

2   just_lisa (top left corner)
8   bushbaby   (margin)

15   little green dragonfly   (margin)
17   goatgoddess   (corners)
23      Tristitia (none)

22      Minouette (left)
1   phizzychick   (none)
3   OriginalYouth   (none)
4   babbetto   (none)
5   carrieme   (none)
6   GingerQuilts    (none)
7   banga   (none)
14   Rackycoo   (top left corner)
16   Amarylisroze   (top left corner)
18   avesthel   (none)
9   Katxena   (none)
10   Heini   (margin)
11   alteredmommy   (corners)
12   Queen of Fools   (margin)
13   crafty_dame   (top left corner)
19   Purple Heather   (corners)
20   GougeAway   (none)
21   Colorfuldayz   (top left corner)

I will strikethrough participants as I leave feedback.

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« Last Edit: August 20, 2008 01:56:31 PM by Katxena » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008 08:39:02 AM »

(s) means the person has sent
(r) means the person has received
* means late with communication
strikethrough means the pair has finished for that mailing

Tenth Mailing -- Send date June 25
bushbaby (s) <--> just_lisa (s)(r)
little green dragonfly <--> goatgoddess (s)
alteredmommy (s)(r) <--> tristitia(r)(s)
bushbaby (s)(r) <--> crafty_dame (s)(r)
alteredmommy (s)(r) <--> purpleheather (s)(r)
heini (s)(r) <--> carrieme (s)(r)
phizzychick(s)(r) <--> colorfuldayz (s)(r)

gougeaway (r)(s) <--> minouette(s)(r)

Ninth Mailing -- Send date June 11

bushbaby (s)(r) <--> little green dragonfly(s)
bushbaby (s)(r) <--> purple heather (s)(r)
Phizzychick(s)(r) <--> minouette(s)(r)
just_lisa(s)(r) <--> GougeAway (s)(r)
babbetto(s)(r) <--> tristitia (s)(r)
altredmommy (s)(r) <--> goatgoddess (s)(r)
crafty_dame(s)(r) <--> rackycoo (s)(r)

Eighth Mailing -- Send date May 28

little green dragonfly(s) <--> minouette (s)
Bushbaby(s)(r) <--> Gougeaway(s)(r)
Bushbaby (s)(r)<--> Tristitia(s)(r)
Phizzychick(s)(r) <--> just_lisa (s)(r)
Heini (s)(r) <--> Banga(s)(r)
crafty_dame (s)(r) <--> goatgoddess(s)(r)

Seventh Mailing -- Send date May 14

Grand Canadian 3-Way
alteredmommy(s) --> minouette(r)
crafty_dame(s) --> alteredmommy (r)
minouette (s)  --> crafty_dame(r)

originalyouth (s)(r) <-->rackycoo (s)(r)
originalyouth (s)(r) <-->purpleheather (s)(r)
bushbaby (s)(r)<-->amarylisroze (s)(r)
bushbaby (s)(r)<-->phizzychick (r)(s) *phizzy has resent
lisateacher (s)(r)<-->heini (s)(r)
banga(s)(r)<-->tristitia (s)(r)
katxena (s)(r) <-->goatgoddess(s)(r)
queen of fools (s)(r)<-->colorfuldayz(s)(r)
little green dragonfly(s)(r)<-->gougeaway (s)(r)

Sixth Mailing -- Send date April 23

Grand Canadian 3-Way
alteredmommy(s) --> crafty_dame(r)
crafty_dame(s) --> minouette(r)
minouette (s) --> alteredmommy (r)

Two Ways
OriginalYouth (s)(r) <--> Heini (s)(r)
OriginalYouth (s)(r) <--> Tristitia (s)(r)
phizzychick (s)(r) <--> little green dragonfly (s)(r)
lisateacher (s)(r) <--> amarylisroze (s)(r)
babbetto (s)(r) <--> bushbaby(s)(r)
carrieme (s)(r) <--> purpleheather(s)(r)
gingerquilts(r) (s) <--> rackycoo (r)(s)
banga(s)(r) <--> queen of fools (s)(r)
goatgoddess (s)(r) <--> colorfuldayz(s)(r)

Fifth Mailing -- Send date April 9


original youth(s)(r)  <--> colorfuldayz (s)(r) ** OY has more than one partner
original youth(s)(r)  <--> bushbaby(s)(r) ** OY and bushbaby have more than one partner
banga(s)(r) <--> bushbaby (s)(r) ** bushbaby has more than one partner
phizzychick(s)(r) <--> goatgoddess (s) *phizzy has resent
lisateacher(s)(r)  <--> queen of fools(s)(r)
babbetto(s)(r) <--> rackycoo(s)(r)
carrieme(s)(r) <--> alteredmommy (s)(r)
gingerquilts(s)(r)  <--> katxena (s)(r)
heini(s)(r)  <--> minouette(s)(r)
crafty_dame(s)(r) <--> tristitia(r)(s)
lgd(s)(r) <--> purple heather(s)(r)
a-roze (s)(r)  <--> gougeaway(s)(r)

Fourth Mailing -- Send date March 26
(last receipt April 17, ~3 weeks total)

carrime (s) --> bushbaby (s)(r)
gingerquilts (s) --> carrime (r) ***note, gingerquilts is also in a 2-way!
bushbaby (s) --> gingerquilts (r)

phizzychick (r)(s) <--> original youth (s)(r)

gingerquilts (s)(r) <--> original youth (s)(r) *** note gingerquilts is also in a 3-way!
babbetto (s)(r) <--> alteredmommy (s)(r)
Heini (s)(r)<--> alteredmommy (s)(r)
lisateacher (s)(r) <--> minouette (s)(r)
banga (s)(r) <--> katxena (s)(r)
queen of fools (r)(s)<--> rackycoo (s)(r)
crafty_dame (s)(r) <--> little green dragonfly (s)(r)
a-roze (s)(r) <--> purple heather(s)(r)
goatgoddess (s)(r) <-->gouge away (s)(r)
colorfuldayz (r)(s) <--> tristitia (s)(r)

Third Mailing -- Send date March 12

carrieme (s) -->GingerQuilts (r)
GingerQuilts (s) -->bushbaby (r)
bushbaby (s) -->carrieme (r)

phizzychick (r)(s)<-->banga (s)(r)
lisateacher (s)(r) <-->rackycoo (s)(r)
babbetto (r)(s) <-->katxena (s)(r)
queen of fools (r)(s) <-->lgd (s)(r)
crafty_dame (s)(r) <-->gougeaway (s)(r)
amarylisroze (s)(r) <-->colorfuldayz (s)(r)
goatgoddess(s)(r)<-->tristitia (s)(r)
purple heather (s)(r) <-->minouette (r)(s)

Second Mailing -- Send date February 27
(last receipt March 20, ~3 weeks total)

OriginalYouth (s) --> LisaTeacher (r)
Babbetto (s) --> OriginalYouth (r)
LisaTeacher (s) --> Babbetto (r)

phizzychick (s)(r) <--> GingerQuilts (s)(r)
carrieme (r)(s) <--> banga (s)(r)
bushbaby (s)(r) <--> goatgoddess (s)(r)
katxena (s)(r) <--> queen of fools (s)(r)
heini (s)(r) <--> little green dragonfly (s)(r)
crafty_dame (r)(s) <--> a-roze (r)(s)
rackycoo (s)(r) <--> colorfuldayz (s)(r)
avesthel (s)(r) <--> minouette (s)(r)
gougeaway(s)(r) <--> tristitia(s)(r)

First Mailing -- Send date February 13
(last receipt March 4, ~3 weeks total)

LisaTeacher (s) --> OriginalYouth (r)
OriginalYouth (s) --> Babbetto (r)
Babbetto (s) --> LisaTeacher (r)

phizzychick (s)(r) <--> carrieme (s)(r)
banga (s)(r) <--> gingerquilts (r)(s)
heini (r)(s) <--> bushbaby (s)(r)
katxena (s)(r) <--> PurpleHeather (s)(r)
colorfuldayz (r)(s) <--> alteredmommy (s)(r)
Queen of Fools (s)(r) <--> crafty_dame (s)(r)
rackycoo (s)(r) <--> little green dragonfly (s)(r)
A-roze (s)(r) <--> goatgoddess (s)(r)
avesthel (s)(r) <--> gougeaway (s)(r)
tristitia (s)(r) <--> minouette (s)(r)

There will be a lot of 3-way groups in the swap, because we have an odd number of participants.  In a 3-way, person A mails to person B, B mails to C, and C mails to A.  In the next round, it will all be reversed, so A will mail to C, C to B and B to A.  To help me keep track, I'm listing 3-way groups separate from 2-way groups, under each send date.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008 08:39:28 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008 08:52:05 AM »

Oooh, I'm excited.  I LOVE chunky book pages!

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008 09:09:50 AM »

I have already told my husband that the next few cereal boxes are mine!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008 09:16:48 AM »

My husband keeps wondering why all the boxes of triscuts have holes cut in them!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008 09:31:11 AM »

Aaargh! I'm torn on whether or not I can pull this one off...things are just crazy.

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008 09:32:55 AM »

Aaargh! I'm torn on whether or not I can pull this one off...things are just crazy.

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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008 09:46:31 AM »

I'm excited to give "chunky" pages a go.  I  want to play with embellishment, my chunky pages in the past haven't been all that chunky if you know what I mean.  I find I have a hard time putting alot of stuff on a page, so my aim is to really get all chunky with them Smiley  And I just like saying the word chunky Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008 10:28:49 AM »

chunky chunky chunky... haha!
Can't wait to get started!

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