Card Swap #8 - Get Well/Sympathy (due Feb 6)

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Card Swap #8 - Get Well/Sympathy (due Feb 6)

First, the "expectations":
-each person must mail their cards by Friday, Feb 6th. 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 Get Well and Sympathy cards this round. You will sign up for your choice on this thread.
-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
-include in your sign up which type of card you will be making (get well or sympathy).
-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
MommyCB/Charys - Get Well
MommyMish/Michelle - Sympathy
Avalon321/Shannon - Sympathy

mtsugrad/Kelly - Get Well
wiltedrose314/Beckie - Get Well
MommyS/Stephanie - Sympathy

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I'm in! I'll be making Get Well cards. Smile

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I'm in. I'll take Sympathy cards please.

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I'll take Sympathy.

Does anyone mind the square cards/envelopes? They are 20 cents extra to mail, so let me know if that makes a difference.

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I would like to do Get Well cards. Oh, and I need an address of where to send them.

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"mtsugrad" wrote:

I would like to do Get Well cards. Oh, and I need an address of where to send them.

Stephanie will PM you her address.

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I don't mind square cards.

I think I designed the card tonight. I very much want to post it and get opinions, and yet I want it to be a surprise. Such dilemmas.

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im in!! get well cards for me!

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"Avalon321" wrote:

I'll take Sympathy.

Does anyone mind the square cards/envelopes? They are 20 cents extra to mail, so let me know if that makes a difference.

If you make square cards, they need to be 5 inch squares or less so that they fit in all of the envelopes that the ladies send. Last time I think the squares were 6 inches and I ran into problems with being able to send them in everyone's packages.

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Thanks Stephanie, I'll check the size of my envelopes before I commit to square:)

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Nevermind.

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So I made some cards but don't really like them so back to the drawing board. Sad

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"mommys" wrote:

So I made some cards but don't really like them so back to the drawing board. Sad

I'm feeling this way too. I keep tossing ideas out.

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I need to get an envelope from the store tomorrow and then I can mail mine out.

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Mine went out today. Smile

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sent my cards yesterday!!

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Got Charys's cards!

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Beckie, I got your cards. Smile

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Oh crud! I thought they had to be out by the 7th (Sat.) I will try my best to get them by the post office after school before it closes.

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Mine are going in the mail today at lunchtime.

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Did my cards get there?

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Michelle, I got your cards yesterday. They are amazing. I absolutely love them Smile

Shannon, I got your cards today. They are great and thank you again for my challenge gift Smile

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Just waiting on yours, Kelly

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Didn't she drop out when she didn't have the correct envelopes in time?

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She posted above that she was taking them to the post office, so I don't think so.

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Cool, they're great cards!

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Stephanie, I pm'd you too. I did not send mine. I didn't have the right size envelopes and didn't get any before the deadline. I apologize for the confusion. I thought I had made that clear in my post. Didn't mean to be wishy-washy!

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Sorry, I'm not even sure I saw that post.

I want you all to know that the cards did get sent out though on Friday. I took a picture and will post it in a few days Wink

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ooh, I got mine yesterday and they are marvelous!

BTW: Michelle I love how you have your own personal stamp for the back:)

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Me too!! They are GREAT!! YAY!

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I didn't even notice Michelle's stamp. Now I'm going to have to go look.

I hope you don't hate mine. I wasn't extremely happy with them, but was trying to do something a little different. I used a couple of them already though.

I'll try and remember to post the picture this afternoon.

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I really liked yours' Stephanie! I was showing them all to scott and he picked yours' up and said "this is pretty"! Smile ALL of them were!

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I agree Stephanie, they are great!

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i got my cards!!! i love them all!!!!!

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Okay, time for the picture:

Mine is the flower.

Oh, and I've been thinking the next exchange may be Easter, but we would have to do it soon. I'd also like to see us do anniversary cards, which we haven't done yet.

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I like that idea, easter and then anniversary.

Easter is just about 2 months (April 12th), so if we had them mailed by March 12ish, would that give you enough time to mail them and for people to mail them on their end?

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Oh yeah, mine's the top middle.

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Shannon, I loved your card!

Easter cards would be fun! I've got some fun ideas.....

oh, and I made the deer cards.

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You girls did an amazing job with the cards. I'm sad I missed out this round but I have stocked up on cards and envelopes so next time I'll be ready! I like the Easter idea.

Stephanie- I LOVE the flower card. Is that paper or a big silk flower? How does it open? I'm thinking those would make great cards for weddings, showers, and even Mother's Day.

Nice job girls!

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"mtsugrad" wrote:

You girls did an amazing job with the cards. I'm sad I missed out this round but I have stocked up on cards and envelopes so next time I'll be ready! I like the Easter idea.

Stephanie- I LOVE the flower card. Is that paper or a big silk flower? How does it open? I'm thinking those would make great cards for weddings, showers, and even Mother's Day.

Nice job girls!

Thanks! It is just paper. I printed it digitally. There are words inside as well. One edge is connected so that it opens like a normal card but with only about an inch of edge (hope that makes sense).

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Upper right one is mine. I was so excited to receive the cards. They are so neat and I know I'll use each and every one.

Steph- because the envelope had both the to and from to me, they didn't cancel the stamps! My postmaster also thinks I've lost my mind and sent the envelope to myself by mistake because the handwriting looked identical in both. LOL

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"mommys" wrote:

Thanks! It is just paper. I printed it digitally. There are words inside as well. One edge is connected so that it opens like a normal card but with only about an inch of edge (hope that makes sense).

I'm shocked, I thought those were silk flowers! Very pretty. I think I might try that for Mother's Day with my students.

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mine is bottom left!