Card Swap #12 - Baby Congrats (Photo added)

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Card Swap #12 - Baby Congrats (Photo added)

First, the "expectations":
-each person must mail their cards by Monday, Sep 7th. If not, you will be excluded from the round. I will wait for all the cards to come in before sending them back out.
-each person must make cards that are no greater than 5x7, but can be any size below that.
-each person will make 5 cards, which means you will receive 5 cards back.
-each person should enclose envelopes with your cards, homemade envelopes are fine. They just need to be the appropriate size for your cards.
-you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so that the cards from others can be easily mailed back to you (must fit up to 5x7 cards). Postage varies depending on your envelope/packaging and type of mail (parcel or first class), talk to your postal office if you have questions. It should definately not be more than $1.80(ish) within the US. Do not attempt to use media mail to mail your cards.

Second, the "theme":
-We will be making Baby cards this round.
-In general, it is easiest to make your 5 cards similar or the same, but it is not a requirement.

Third, the "sign up":
-sign up now on this thread, please commit to completing your cards once you sign up.
-Please let me know if you do not have my address and I will PM it.

If you have any questions/concerns/suggestions, please post them here.

Please remember that you must qualify according to exchange guidelines (300 posts overall and 3 months posting; 50 posts on this board and a month posting with us) to participate. If you will qualify by the deadline, that is fine.

Signed up so far:
-MommyS
Andy1784
Breen31806
-AshnBill
-Avalon321
-LMCH
-MommyMish
-Uropachild
-Cherrykitten
-wiltedrose314

Please do not sign up if you are not going to try your hardest to get these done and mailed on time.

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Definitely in! So happy we are doing baby cards...they are my all time faves to make. Smile

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I'm in, my first card exchange. I know a few pregos IRL so this is perfect. Girl/boy/gender neutral all OK?

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Yes Andrea, do whatever you'd like!

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I'm in and I'm going to set time this weekend and Next weekend to work on them Smile

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I think the preference might be gender nuetral, but it is really up to you. I'm sure there will be a variety.

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I'm in!!! This is my first card swap here on pg.org!

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I'm in! Very excited!

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I'm in for this round of cards! This reminds me I need to make a card for my preggo friend too.

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I'm in and Steph, is it okay to send you double postage when I send these to make up for last time or do you need it sooner?

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I would like to join in, but obviously i can't send a stamped envelope with it being international... Can i PayPal the return postage + PayPal fees to you?

If not, i really don't mind sitting it out. I don't want to be awkward. Smile

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I think that's what Karen usually does Sarah. I'm sure Steph can work something out with you. Smile

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I am in on this one!! I saved tons of gift bags from my shower that I thought would be great for cards later Smile

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I want to do this, but with the deadline, I can't. I'm going away for two of the weekends, and the time in between I'll be chasing monkeys. Once school starts up, I can do stuff like this again.

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"MommyMish" wrote:

I'm in and Steph, is it okay to send you double postage when I send these to make up for last time or do you need it sooner?

Michelle, that is perfectly fine.

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"Uropachild" wrote:

I would like to join in, but obviously i can't send a stamped envelope with it being international... Can i PayPal the return postage + PayPal fees to you?

If not, i really don't mind sitting it out. I don't want to be awkward. Smile

This is completely fine. I do this for the Canada girls too. The only thing I ask is that you don't wait for the deadline to send your cards since yours will take longer to get to me. No specific date, just do your best Wink

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Fab, thank you! Biggrin I'll do them as soon as i can.

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Stephanie, I mailed mine today!

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i made some cards yesterday. was wondering if i can still get in on this card swap??

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sent mine today! Yahoo

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I just hate to say this, but I will have to back out for the first time in a card swap this round. Sad I'm so sorry girls! And baby cards are my faves too. Sad I've been totally swamped to the gills with things going on and we have plans for the next two weekends, so I won't have any time to work on them. Ugh, I'm going to miss doing this round!

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I am going to try and get mine done soon - hadn't signed up yet because I didn't have any ideas, but I think I've got a good one, just now to execute it! Smile

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Mine were sent yesterday. Smile

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im gonna send mine out by the end of this week.

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I need to get mine sent out, I finally finished them all. Can't wait to see everyone's. Scary how fast that deadline is approaching, wasn't it the start of summer just last week?

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Ash, got yours today Smile

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I *may* try and get time this weekend to be creative.....no promises, but I will try my very best. I sure hope so!

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quick question... how many stamps do you guys usually put on your return envelope? im pretty sure i always put too much but i always want to be sure!

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I totally thought I had missed sending my cards and was coming to withdraw myself but I have a few more days! Woohoo! I have almost all day tomorrow to work on them...although they are sitting on my table right now semi-done.

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I need to do this this weekend!

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Sarah, I got yours.

I got someone else's too, but I can't remember whose they are right now.

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"wiltedrose314" wrote:

quick question... how many stamps do you guys usually put on your return envelope? im pretty sure i always put too much but i always want to be sure!

Good question, I was wondering the same thing.

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I always just have them weigh the package, then put the same amount of postage on the return envelope, then put it all in and seal it up. It was $1.80 this time

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I finished my cards tonight...but when I matched them to the envies I sized them to they wouldn't fit Sad so off to ACMoore tomorrow to get more envies.

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OMG...I totally forgot to send my cards!!!! I've had them done for a week and found them sitting on my dining room table this morning. I will get them in the mail tonight.

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I'm not going to make it girls, sorry! I have to back out of this one.

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Mine went into the mailbox yesterday but I don't think they will go anywhere until tomorrow because of the holiday. I can't wait to see them all!

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Mine will go out Tomorrow AM. No mail Saturday or today Sad

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"Breen31806" wrote:

Mine will go out Tomorrow AM. No mail Saturday or today Sad

Me too! I love how they turned out. I made some extras too!

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I dropped mine off at the post office today! I left them on the porch for the mailman on Saturday and he didn't take it Sad We've had problems with the mail since we moved in so I took it in person. I can't wait to see them all!

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Great! Sorry, forgot yesterday was a holiday, can't wait to get the cards everyone!

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Forgot to write here that mine were mailed during the holiday weekend. I put a couple $s in there for last time's postage (and postaged the return envie this time) Smile

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sent my cards out yesterday. forgot to post that!! hope you get them soon!!

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I think I have everyone's, I'm checking now. Will try and get them out today if I do!

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Darn, still missing Andrea's and Kebrina's. Hopefully they will come today.

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Aww, I even accidentally sent mine priority mail, isn't that supposed to be faster? Oh well, they will get there. Can't wait to see them all.

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Mine didn't mail until Wednesday and from the same area essentially... I'm surprised yours aren't there yet! Silly postal service.

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Nope, found them, they were still in my incoming mail basket, sorry Kebrina and Andrea. I'll have them out with tomorrow's mail. I'm sorting them and taking a picture tonight.

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Yay!

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It was funny to me that many of you did different cards this time. What I mean is that rather than 5 of the same, many of you had a few different designs in your 5. It is not unusual, just strange that so many of you did this. Smile Everyone's cards are great. I hope you all love them as much as I do.

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This is so exciting!!! Biggrin

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