Card Swap #4 - Friendship/Thinking of You

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Card Swap #4 - Friendship/Thinking of You

First, the "expectations":
-each person must mail their cards by Monday, June 30th. 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 a 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.

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

Third, the "sign up":
-sign up now on this thread
-I will PM my address out to each person very soon.

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

Signed up so far:
MommyS/Stephanie
captainswife/Karen
Honey3.14/Erin
MommyCB/Charys
Coffeegirljones/Marissa
avalon321/Shannon
heathera121

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Of course I'm in! I've already made mine. Wink LOL!

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ditto. lol.

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If I can do it this weekend, I'll participate. If not, I won't be able to. Also, pending they look okay, since I'm a newbie to card making Smile

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just go for it. Lots of us are at different levels ...for instance, Charys' "throw together" cards she just posted would've taken me AAAAGES lol

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"captainswife" wrote:

just go for it. Lots of us are at different levels ...for instance, Charys' "throw together" cards she just posted would've taken me AAAAGES lol

Lol

Yes, go for it!

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Oh yes, go for it!! And I love seeing/receiving everyone's different cards, because everyone has such unique styles!!

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Can I decide after this weekend? I have to go to a convention for the next 3 days, but after that I can see what my time will be like.

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Can I not be in this one? We are flat broke, and I probably have to get a job so time & money aren't great right now. Let me know. Sorry.

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The signup is really for me to be able to follow up and make sure all the cards arrive that are coming. It is flexible. The basic idea is to have your cards in the mail by the date that I specified. If you want to wait and let me know for sure if you are doing it next week, that is perfectly fine. If you are already on the list and want to be removed, let me know. Is that flexible enough? Lol

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"mommys" wrote:

The signup is really for me to be able to follow up and make sure all the cards arrive that are coming. It is flexible. The basic idea is to have your cards in the mail by the date that I specified. If you want to wait and let me know for sure if you are doing it next week, that is perfectly fine. If you are already on the list and want to be removed, let me know. Is that flexible enough? Lol

Ok, then count me out. I hate to b/c I was so excited to do this one, but we can't afford it, nor do I have the time. Thanks though ladies!

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I kind of pulled together some ideas last night. What do you guys use for envelopes?

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I did it but I'm not really happy with how they turned out. I thought the theme was going to be more "friendship" than thinking of you, so you'll all know mine right away.

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That's okay ...I did Thinking of You before noticing it was either on the sign up and was feeling bad. lol I don't think it matters much. Any will get used Biggrin

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Oh yes. I think either theme is fine. It was left open-ended.

For envelopes, I have a bunch in my collection just for homemade cards, but you can also make them. They are really easy.

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Okay, I made some cards this weekend. I love some, some not so found of, but I made more then I needed to. So the five I am sending I'm pretty happy with. You guys have me hooked on cards now. (I ended up buying some colored envelopes, but they won't match exactly). I am hoping to get to the post office today.

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I would love to do this, but I just started posting on this board. If I can, I would love to send some along and get some. I am really new at making cards so I could only do it if everyone promises to not make fun of my cards.

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"heathera212" wrote:

I would love to do this, but I just started posting on this board. If I can, I would love to send some along and get some. I am really new at making cards so I could only do it if everyone promises to not make fun of my cards.

Lol Okay, that is all the laughing I will do. Seriously, we promise never to laugh at your cards. I'm sure they will be wonderful. Everyone gets a little nervous about sharing, especially the first time.

I'm sending you a PM right now.

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Believe me, they may be so bad you will think emily made them. I just ordered some stamps so hopefully they will be here in time. If not I will go at it with my stickers and rubons. Hopefully they will turn out well. i am going to look for some envelopes tomorrow.

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oh my goodness. lol... we would never laugh at them:p I wasn't entirely impressed with my own this time around but was too broke to buy more supplies. lol. They#re pretty simple.... Next time. I'm already looking forward to the next round lol

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"heathera212" wrote:

I would love to do this, but I just started posting on this board. If I can, I would love to send some along and get some. I am really new at making cards so I could only do it if everyone promises to not make fun of my cards.

This is my first time too, so I know how you feel. Mine are pretty simple. I'm sure yours will be great!

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I am actually working on mine right now!!! I just took a little break!

Mine are done!!! They actually turned out better than I thought, at least four did anyways. They will be in the mail tomorrow.

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Monday is the deadline for mailing out cards, has everyone mailed theirs? I updated the list at top with those in blue that I have received.

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This is who I have received from:
captainswife/Karen
MommyCB/Charys
avalon321/Shannon
heathera121

Honey3.14/Erin has opted out.

So I guess that leave Coffeegirljones/Marissa, did you mail yours.

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Mine will be in the mail tomorrow Smile

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Stephanie, did you get everyone's cards yet? Can't wait to see them all! Biggrin

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Believe me, you can wait to see mine! They suck. They were the first cards that I have made. My cards look a ton better now.

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lol, I'm sure they're fine Heather! Remember, we're our own worst critics! And I love getting cards from all levels and styles!!

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I'm still waiting on Marissa's cards Sad

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Stephanie, I just replied to your PM. I am looking into that. Not sure what's up... they were mailed 2 weeks ago Sad

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Here is the picture of the cards, and I wanted to let you know the cards are on their way.

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How cute! can't wait to get them. Smile

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"MommyCB" wrote:

How cute! can't wait to get them. Smile

I agree!

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I just got mine! YAY! They are so different and so cute. Who made the black and red with the ribbon and "friend" on the outside? I want to lift that idea!
Oh, I made the ones with the hedgehogs that say "thinking of you is a nice thing to do".

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I love the cards! They are all terrific. Can't wait to send them out to people! I made all different cards, but the one in the picture is the purple girl talk.

I have to get cracking on my cards for this time!

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