I am inviting you to join in with the first ever swap I've decided to host. It's a Handmade Card Swap!!! Woop.
I love handmade cards. I love making, sending and receiving cards, don't you? I like to recycle pictures I find in magazines, cards, vintage wrapping paper and so on to make little bits of lovely to share with lovely people.
I thought it would be nice to have a little stash of handmade cards tucked away for times when I'd really like to give a handmade card, but am pressed for time to make my own.
so I thought, why not organise a swap so we can all make each other a little stash of handmade cards for such moments!!!??
Are you IN!!!!!???????
If you are, read on...............
To be a part of this swap, please follow this blog and leave a comment below, including your email address. If you'd prefer to not make your email address public on my blog just leave a comment letting me know your keen, and then email me so I have your email address. firstname.lastname@example.org .If following this blog is all a bit too tricky (Mum!) don't stress, please join in anyway!
You have 2 weeks (til Tuesday August 4th) to do this, then entries will CLOSE.
I will pair you with someone and give you your partner's email address so that you can share a few details including postal addresses. You will have a couple of weeks to send off your little parcel, by mid August would be great.
Now, here is the fun part!!!!
Once you're partnered up, please make a set of 8 handmade cards (don't worry about envelopes, lets keep it simple!) You can do this however you like, but I suggest looking around blog land and Etsy/Pinterest/Instagram for creative ideas. Suki (aka The Owl Club) recently made these really cute cards, perhaps they might inspire you! Keep them fairly general as far as themes go, but you guys can discuss specific likes with your partner via email.
I encourage you to get as creative as you can. Feel free to upcycle, recycle, re use....its all part of the card making fun!! (The pictures on this post are of a few cards I've made over the last year, I'm sure you can all come up with something a bit cleverer then mine!)
PLEASE NOTE: The one thing I ask is that if you enter, you are prepared to post overseas. I have made this swap a card/paper swap partly with the idea the postage costs will be kept low.
Leave comments below. The more swappers, the merrier!!