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October 12th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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How about another embellie swap?

These have been a lot of fun to do and I love seeing what we all create.

Here are pics of the embellies we swapped when we've done these before.

This one, there were 5 of us who participated, and the themes were Winter & Spring.


2nd Swap - Themes were Fall & Summer, and I know I took pics but can't find them now. I'll post pics later after I take pics of that swap.


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How the swap works:

Themes: First thing is we decide on the theme(s). For example, we could do seasons like we did before, or we can choose other themes. Holidays are good (Easter, 4th of July/Canada Day, Halloween, Christmas, etc.,) Also fun would be to make specific embellie types -example: flowers, tags, baby/children, animals/pets, etc. We could do a 2 or 3 types of themes this time.

Once we choose a theme or several themes, You can sign up for one or more themes. For each theme we will be exchanging hand made embellishments (the cricut/cuttlebug/sizziz/etc. items do count as hand made, but you must personalize it in at least 2 ways).

Embellishment guidelines - Each embellishment must be at least 3" but no larger than 6" (unless you are doing a title then it can be a 8-10" length.).

- Pieces must use good card stock for the base. If you use patterned paper use this as an accent or part of a dress or such, but make sure you use a nice heavy card stock for the base of your piece.

- All pieces must be cut cleanly (use a newer blade) and be embellished in at least two ways. Chalking, stickles, jewels, inking, textures... etc.... (when cutting a smaller piece things sometimes get scraggly on the cutting edges because the details on some pieces are not designed to be cut in small dimensions, hence the 3" rule.) Nail files and cutterbee scissors are awesome for cleaning up your cuts, points and edges.

- And for those of you who do not have a cricut machine there are plenty of other options for you to participate in this one. You don't necessarily have to use a cricut. #7 on the pic above, the snowman, I made completely without a cricut. Use your imagination, just be creative and make something beautiful and special for everyone to share!

How many you make - You make one piece for every person in your group. For example if the group closes with six people you make six items. They can all be identical or they can be different, it's entirely up to you. If the sign-ups close and there are four people in your group (including yourself) then you make four items. You then send all of your items in a envelope containing another self-addressed envelope back to you, with enough postage to cover back to you in stamps. (Or enough $ to cover postage.)

Shipping: The one important thing about the swaps (cards, tags, recipes, ribbon and embellishments) is the shipping. When yours is complete, you need to place them in a padded mailing envelope ADDRESSED TO YOU and have it weighed and stamped with stamps only, not digital postage. Digital postage is only good for a few days so it will expire before the host mails it back to you! Once this envelope is weighed and stamped (but not sealed!), place it in another padded envelope addressed to the host. This envelope needs to be weighed and stamped also, but the postage type doesn't matter. Then it gets mailed to the host and when they are all received, she will mail them back to you in the other envelope provided. (basically make sure that there is the same amount of postage on the self addressed envelope as there is on the envelope you mail out.

I hope I haven't confused anyone, this is a lot of fun.

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For themes this time - How about Birthday and perhaps a Season of Your Choosing? Birthday embellies would be a lot of fun to make, and with season of your choosing, we each choose whatever season we want to make an embellie for. I'm also open to other suggestions as well.

So, who's interested?

What themes you would want to make and/or receive?
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October 12th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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October 16th, 2012, 06:04 AM
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Count me in too! ATM I'm drawing a blank on a theme tho. My first thought was Valentine's Day/Love, etc.
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October 16th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I'd like to give this a try. I didn't participate last time. I'll think about a theme and get back to you.
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October 16th, 2012, 05:09 PM
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I'm glad to see some of you are interested!! It's a lot of fun to make & receive these embellies, so I hope some more will join in to.
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October 16th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Maybe vacation?
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October 17th, 2012, 11:29 AM
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i'm in, I would love some boy themed embellishments.
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October 17th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Oooo boy/girl embellies would be fun too!
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October 17th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Loving these suggestions.
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October 24th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Okay, so we have interested so far:

Becky
Kelsey
Brittanie
Tamara
Jessica

Theme suggestions:
Birthday
Vacation
Boy/Girl
Valentine's Day/Love

Anyone else interested? This is a lot of fun to make & receive.
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November 3rd, 2012, 09:49 AM
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When will this start Becky?
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November 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Okay, do we want to narrow down the themes to 2 choices? Or sign up for which ever one you'd be interested in receiving/making?

For me, all of these will be fun to make, especially the boy/girl one. Thoughts, suggestions??? Once we narrow it down, we can finalize details on start date, mail by date, etc.

I'll list each theme below, and sign up for whichever one(s) you'd want to make/receive. For the Boy/Girl one, you can indicate which one you'd want to receive.

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Birthday
BeckyM



Vacation
BeckyM



Boy/Girl
BeckyM - Boy (I look forward to making girly ones for a change, but don't need them personally)



Valentine's Day/Love
BeckyM
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November 6th, 2012, 01:03 PM
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I'm interested in all of them too....but it may take me a while to make 20 embellishments (that's if all 5 of us signed up for all 4 categories).

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Birthday
BeckyM
Kelsey



Vacation
BeckyM
Kelsey



Boy/Girl
BeckyM - Boy (I look forward to making girly ones for a change, but don't need them personally)
Kelsey (Either one will work since I have 1 of both )


Valentine's Day/Love
BeckyM
Kelsey
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November 6th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Yeah, it'll take most of us a while if we do all themes. That's why I didn't want to add in dates yet.
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I'm not at all interested in Vacation ones, We never take actual vacations. Instead of making 4 for everyone you could just ask people to pick their top 2

Birthday
BeckyM
Kelsey
Tamara



Vacation
BeckyM
Kelsey



Boy/Girl
BeckyM - Boy (I look forward to making girly ones for a change, but don't need them personally)
Kelsey (Either one will work since I have 1 of both )
Tamara (boy theme to recieve, i'd be happy to make girl ones)


Valentine's Day/Love
BeckyM
Kelsey
Tamara (honestly though i don't need to have this)
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November 9th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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We've never done an actual vacation either


Birthday
BeckyM
Kelsey
Tamara
Jessica



Vacation
BeckyM
Kelsey



Boy/Girl
BeckyM - Boy (I look forward to making girly ones for a change, but don't need them personally)
Kelsey (Either one will work since I have 1 of both )
Tamara (boy theme to recieve, i'd be happy to make girl ones)
Jessica - Girl (but I would look forward to making boy ones)


Valentine's Day/Love
BeckyM
Kelsey
Tamara (honestly though i don't need to have this)
Jessica - even tho I suggested this one, it'd be iffy for me as well since the albums I'm doing are about Jaylen.
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November 9th, 2012, 06:42 AM
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I think if I had to pick 2 that I would probably use the most, they would be the Boy/Girl one and the birthday one. I have a few vacations and day trips to scrap. Like Jessica, the albums I am primarily working on are my kids, so not sure where I would use a love/Valentines Day one at the time being.
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November 9th, 2012, 08:28 AM
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It'd probably be birthday or boy/girl too. Honestly, nothing comes in mind to make for vacation, let alone when I'd use it on! I have a few weddings to scrap so I could use "love", but I've got quite a bit of that already, too.
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November 13th, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Sounds like Birthday & Boy/Girl is all of our favorite choices. So, how about we just do those 2? Does anyone else want to join in?
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