Paper & Yarn: A New Swap...

Paper & Yarn

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05 November 2010

A New Swap...

NEW UPDATE: I am setting a sign-up closing date for the 15th of Nov. I have some invites out, so, while we're waiting for them, please sign up if you're interested and spread the word. Thanks!

UPDATE: Thanks to those who have signed up, so far. I will be contacting you by e-mail. Still
lots of room if you know anyone who would be interested. :)

Here it is. I think I got the details worked out. This will be a Tag/Destash Secret Santa Swap. The idea is to sign up for the swap. After the sign-up is closed, everyone will be randomly assigned a Secret Santa. You will send your recipient an altered tag (theme below) and a grab bag taken from your own stash. Then you will receive a tag and grab bag from someone else. No one will be required to buy anything new. The idea is to have to make only one tag and destash a bit in exchange for some new to you products.

The tag: the theme for the tag will be Christmas. The challenge will be to use at least one rub-on on the tag. The tag can be any size and/or shape. Again, you'll only need to make one.

The grab bag: to keep things equal, I've put together a list of things to include. Again, these should be from your stash. They should be unused and complete if applicable. Handmade where applicable is okay, too, as long as it fits the category.

Please include the following:

20 6" x 6" sheets of patterned paper - that's 5 12"x12" papers cut down or 20 pages from a paper pad(s) or a mixture. I'm requesting 6x6 to keep the package a manageable size for everyone.
5 charms or other metal embellishments other than brads.
1 alphabet - can be rub-on, stickers, chipboard, etc. as long as it is complete and unused.
10 diecuts or punched shapes - these can be the same or different or a mixture and can be chipboard or patterned paper.
10 stamped images in black ink on white cardstock - these must be different images, unless you don't have that many stamps.
1 bling - this can be a set of jewels or pearls or a bling design or similar, as long as it is complete and unused.
10 fibers/trims/ribbons - this can be all fibers, all trims, all ribbons or a mixture. I'm leaving the length to your discretion. Any reasonable length is fine.
5 small (1" or smaller) or 3 medium (1" - 2") or 1 large (over 2") flower(s) - these can be prima or die cut or handmade or similar.
3 journaling spots - Pre-made, handmade, any size.
1 pocket or small envelope(coin size, etc)
and lastly, a surprise - just something you never used, not your style anymore, etc. A stamp or alpha or ink or other thing.

Also, this is a minimum suggestion. If anyone wants to add more, please feel free to do so.

Any suggestions to alterations of the list are welcome.

Open to residents of the US and Canada, only.

To sign up, leave a comment below with your e-mail.

I'd like to get at least 5 participants, but, hopefully more, so, please spread the word. I will leave the signup open for now, but, I'm thinking a mailing deadline of Dec. 1st.

Again, spread the word. Let's see how many we can get. :)


At 4:38 PM , Blogger kibbygirl said...

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At 5:35 PM , Blogger jennydp26 said...

Count me in! This sounds like so much fun. Thanks!

jenn h.

At 7:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

count me in!

At 9:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to participate in this!! Sounds like SO much fun!!

At 9:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops!! Email is

At 3:00 PM , Blogger Marie said...

Sounds like fun :)

At 9:58 AM , Blogger WW said...

I'd like to join. Wendy W


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