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Topic: Beginners inchies swap (SU 16th Dec 2010 - 15th Jan 2011 SO 16th Feb 2011)  (Read 62250 times)
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« on: December 15, 2010 03:39:20 PM »

I have seen lots of amazing inchies on these forums and I'd love to give it a shot, but I'm about as artistic as a broom stick! However, I'm thinking that with a bit of inspiration, maybe I can make a 1" square piece of paper look OK. But I'm afraid that some of the more professional inchie makers may be a bit disappointed with my efforts (although I'm sure they would be encouraging!) I'm also hoping that there are people like me out there who would love to try their hand at inchie making, and just need some inspiration to start.

For anyone who is not sure what and inchie is or how to go about making one, here is a great post on the papercraft forums by phizzychick (who makes amazing inchies!)

So I have launched this swap for people who have never before (or rarely) turned their hand to papercrafts and inchies but would love to do some experimenting. Also the bonus is that we can probably send these as letters and avoid the new USA parcel screening fee, so international swapping won't be too costly. Plus we won't be requiring a DC for this swap, but you MUST remake and resend if your inchies don't turn up.

You will have the choice of 1 or 2 partners and you will be required to send 12 inchies to each partner. There would be no official theme for this swap, but our partners wist could be used for inspiration as to their style preferences. If any experienced inchie makers are prepared to join the swap, that is great and you are more than welcome, but please remember that you will definitely be swapping with newbie inchie makers.

Swap name: Beginners inchies swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Nilmerg
Co-Organiser: YumJello01
Sign-up date range: from 16th December 2010 to 16th January 2011
Date to send item by: February 16th 2011

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 50 - sign ups will close early if we reach 50.

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

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 organiser or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES - YumJello01
- 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: NO, but must be resent if lost.
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

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

Name of swap: Beginners inchies 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/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that you MUST PM both the organiser and your partner when you have sent and received YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that you should make fairly regular contributions to the discussion page YES/NO
Confirm that you have read and understand the craftster swap info guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) YES/NO
Confirm that although a DC is not required for this swap, you must remake and resend if your inchies go missing: YES / NO

Have you every tried paper crafts before? Yes/No
Have you ever made inchies before? Yes/No
How would you describe your level of ability? Beginner/Moderate/experienced?
What are your favourite colours?
Can you suggest any themes you would like? (eg trees, celtic, Easter, food, animals, letters)
Please provide a link to your wist or Etsy or blog or any other place that my provide your partner with an idea of your tastes:
Would you like one or two partners?
Anything that you would like your partner to know?


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

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« Last Edit: February 04, 2011 10:26:53 PM by nilmerg » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010 03:40:15 PM »

1. Nilmerg - Organiser
2. YumJello01 - co-organiser
3. woobie
4. OrangeKnickers
5. browndog
6. rainysunshine789
7. lvl0rg4n
8.  waterbaby
9. alexania (Welcome first time swapper)
10. Southern Flower
11. IndieCraft (Welcome First time swapper)
12. sarahbug
13. Noobina
14. lylacfey
15. Vanillyz
16. craftyhsmom
17. LimeRiot
18. JillHogan
19. deathchicken
20. your.bestnightmare
21. when_im_sixty4
22. TheSavoyTruffle
23. volomortuus
24. pioneer9
25. spidermom
26. kwality570
27. xtabsx
28. xoxheatherrae
29. Lindyv321
30. Temperamental (Welcome first time swapper)
31. Fullmoon
32. shehay (Welcome first time swapper)
33. sum1smuma
34. CraftNewb
35. onecrazymom
36. How Lovely
37. Piinkfeline
38. Kartiana
39. Kitten Wrangler
40. LadyRiot (welcome first time swapper)
41 dawn0684
42. ac! (welcome first time swapper)
43. aveykin
44. padfoot
45. Hippieknit (welcome first time swapper)
46. Gypsysoul_
47. gamemom42
48. dablondeemu
49. suzyscissors
50. slovakiasteph (Welcome first time swapper)

« Last Edit: January 14, 2011 09:42:56 PM by nilmerg » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010 03:41:58 PM »

Ok, here are the partners!!!!! Questionaires are sent, please let me know if you didn't recieve your partners information. Also if there are any issues with partners, please let me know (thanks to Yumjello01 for picking up my mistakes!). If you requested 2 partners, please make sure that you check both groups as unfortunately, some of you will be answering to two 'masters'!

Nilmerg's Group

Nilmerg <>YumJello01
Nilmerg<>How Lovely
Woobie<> OrangeKnickers
Orangeknickers<> when_im_sixty4
rainysunshine789<>southern flower
Southern flower <>lvl0rg4n
Sarahbug <> craftyhsmom
Noobina <> sum1smuma
Lylacfey <> LimeRiot
Vanillyz <> Xtabsx
Your.bestnightmare<> TheSavoyTruffle
When_im_sixty4 <> pioneer9
TheSavoyTruffle <>volomortuus
Pioneer9 <> xoxheatherrae

YumJello01's Group

Yumjello<>death chicken
Spidermom <> Lindyv321
Kwality570 <>onecrazymom
Temperamental <> Fullmoon
Fullmoon <> sum1smuma
Shehay <>CraftNewb
Onecrazymom <>Ladyriot
alexania <> Piinkfeline
Piinkfeline<> Gypsysoul_
Kartiana <> dawn0684
Kartiana <>padfoot
Kitten Wrangler <>ac!
Aveykin <> JillHogan
Padfoot <> dawn0684
waterbaby <>slovakiasteph
suzyscissors<> dablondeemu

Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
SENDING: Take pictures of your inchies before you send. When sending, you don't need DC#, but be prepared to redo you r inchies and resend if your inchies don't arrive in a timely manner. PM your group organiser and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizer and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.) Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM) I will be keeping track of what has been received by gallery pictures (This is why it is important for you to take pictures of your items, just in case your partner does not) *Please PM if there is difficulty with pictures.*

(Thanks limeRiot - I borrowed your rules!)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2011 06:33:01 PM by nilmerg » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010 03:47:06 PM »

Oh my goodness!!! I've been really wanting to try inchies! I'll have to sign up for this once I have an open slot Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010 03:52:30 PM »

Excellent! I'm excited for this. I'll be sending in my q'nnaire sometime soon Smiley.

« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010 07:12:59 PM »

I've been wanting to try my hand at inchies, and this seems like the perfect opportunity Smiley. I'll send you my questionnaire after I've finished the essay I'm working on - or should be working on? - right now Wink!
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010 07:27:20 PM »

Sent my questionnaire in!  I bought a 1" square punch with a good Michael's coupon last month, excited to get to use it and finally try my hand at inchies!

Looking for book page paper flowers for my sister's wedding!  Will do personal swaps/swaps for supplies (available listed here) Thanks!

« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010 08:06:17 PM »

Thanks for setting this up, Nilmerg -- I, too have been wanting to try my hand at these tiny creations and will be sending in my questionnaire soon!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010 10:46:28 PM »

GENIUS idea!!

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010 11:29:13 AM »

I have been waiting for an inchie swap to come around that wasn't themed and this is great.  I made a couple of inchies for a swap I was in but I would love to try my hand at some more.  I will be signing up shortly.


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