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Everyone that would like to participate in our first Card Swap, please let me know!
I thought we would do Birthday cards first. We can never have too many right? Smile We will each need to make as many cards as we have ppl signing up for this. (i.e. if we have 7 ladies, we will each need to make 7 [blank inside] birthday cards.)
The deadline for making the cards and getting them in the mail will be March 15th, so it gives us plenty of time to sign-up and create them.
When they are finished, they will all be mailed to the same person along with a SASE to mail the finished cards back in. The envelope will need to be atleast a 5x7.
You will get a PM of the address to send the cards to in a couple weeks.

This will be a fun way to get a great variety of beautiful, hand-made birthday cards for use throughout the year!

Sign-up List:

1. MommyCB-Charys
2. mommys-Stephanie
3. LovePinkGotBlue-Liz
4. coolmama72-Gwen
5. mommy2007-Brittany
6. LindieLu-Linda
7. momma24/7-Christy
8. ~Mel~-Mel
9. shana_RN-Shana
10. Pandie-Andie

P.S. Let me know what you think, but I was thinking if we got 10 or more interested, I may break this up into 2 groups, so we each wouldn't have to make so many cards. Like 2 groups of 5 or something.

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What a GREAT idea! Wow and so much fun too!!!

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Heather, do you want to participate too? We'd love to have you! Smile

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Well I would do it but I have nothing for a birthday card and I am not sure if I could round up any before having to mail them out...but if you keep doing these, once a month or whatever, I will keep my eye out for ones that I could do or have ideas for. I will let ya know if I change my mind though!

Ok so really I am scared mine will suck! LOL!!

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definitely break it up if we get 10 (maybe even Dirol just because it's our first time doing it. Making more than 10 would be insane. Wink

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Say for instance there were 8 of us, would we make 8 identical cards, or 8 cards how ever we wanted, or whatever we decide? And is there going to be a predetermined size of the cards we make, or can we make them any size? And what about envelopes, are we expected to make/buy send those along with the cards we make?

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I don't think you have to make them identical, but it's usually a lot easier to make a lot of the same card at the same time. I guess as long as they are all birthday cards and somewhat similar, that would be fine. You can make them any size you want, as long as they are within the "normal" card size. (Not really large or really tiny, IYKWIM?) And yes, I'll probably break this up into two groups anyways. Smile LOL!!! Wink
As for envelopes, they are hard to find in the greeting card size, but it would be nice if they all included an envelope!

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I can't wait!!! I have TONS of birthday quotes that i can use. Smile

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Count me in please!!! Sounds like alot of fun and I have a ton of birthday stuff!!!

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Gotchya! Smile Yay, the more the merrier! What's your first name BTW? Sorry, maybe I've known, but forgot. :question:

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I'm looking forward to this. I hope everyone will like my digital cards. I have envelopes already so now I just need to get creative.

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Gotchya! Smile Yay, the more the merrier! What's your first name BTW? Sorry, maybe I've known, but forgot. :question:

No problem, its Christy

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I'll sign up to!

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Could I sign up? I would love to participate.

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Gotchya Mel! And since we now have 8 ppl, we need to each make 4 cards...so far! If we get more, we'll just add to it. (I'm dividing it up into two groups.)

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charys let me update u by the end of this week with how i'm feeling....

i just had sinus surgery this past weekend and haven't even began to catch up on some of the housework and other things.

but by the end of this week i'll have had my checkup with the dr and will have a better idea if i'll be able to get those cards done by the 15th

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Ok Brittany! No problem!
And of course you can participate Shana! Smile I'll add you!

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bump Smile

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quick question about it - we're making identical cards, right? just a batch of them so that everyone gets one?

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ok i'm definitely game

how many are we supposed to make???

i made 4 this morning and plan on making a lot more cards and some layouts too today and tomorrow

loving the virtual crop

and let me make sure i have this right..... no set certain size? and then we put all (how ever many we set) in an envelope with another sase in there and send them off to one person and they will divide up and send back to us?

just wanna make sure i get this right

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You got everything right Brittany! Smile And I will divide this up into two groups. One group will need to make 4 cards each, the other group 5 cards. Anybody have a preference? Remember, if you make 5 cards, you'll also receive 5 cards. Biggrin
Yes Gwen, we should make identical (or close to the same) cards, that way it's easy on the person dividing them up. Smile

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Update: Stephanie (mommys) is going to be in both groups, so each of us need to make 5 cards. (There will be two groups of 5) That makes it easier for all of us! Smile Unless we have another person join that is. Thanks Stephanie!

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I'm in Smile

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Gotchya Andie! Now we have an even 10!

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I'll be working on mine this weekend!! Can't wait to see everyone's creations!

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I just finished mine!! I'm so happy with how they turned out! Smile i hope you all like them too. Can't wait to see everyone's also.

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what size cards are you girls making?? i was thinking of doing 6 x 6 cards since i can just cut a 12 x 12 paper in half to make 2 cards - but I have no idea what i'm going to do about envelopes. I could just fold a 8 1/2 x 11 in half for each card since i already half envelopes for that size, but then it would be bigger than the 5 x 7 SASE.... hmm... help? Lol

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My cards are just under 5x7, so it will be a tight squeeze. Biggrin I bought a package of blank cards with envelopes from Michaels to decorate, so that's what i had to use. Whatever size you want is fine, as long as it fits in the 5x7 i would think..

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Can I join or will it throw you off? Smile

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I'm making my cards a bit smaller, 4x4. And I'm gonna try to make the envelopes for them as well.

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I just finished making mine! (can we post them?)

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I think we should keep them a surprise. Smile Can't wait to see yours' though! It's hard to wait, but that way it will be like getting a present in the mail.

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

Can I join or will it throw you off? Smile

Of course! No problem!

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"MommyCB" wrote:

I think we should keep them a surprise. Smile Can't wait to see yours' though! It's hard to wait, but that way it will be like getting a present in the mail.

That's what I thought too!!

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Charys, when are we closing off the signup? I just want to know so that everyone knows how many cards to make. Smile

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I can close it today! That way everyone can just know to make SIX now. I don't want us to keep having to make more. If it's going to be a problem, then maybe MinaAriel can wait until the next round, because I know a lot of us have already made our cards.

ETA: I just PM'd Mina. We'll see if we can just wait on her until the next round, because I know a lot of us have already made our cards, so I'd hate for everyone to have to make another one now. Sorry!! It's my fault, I wasn't thinking. :::slaps self on forehead::::

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I still don't have pm. I will sit out.

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I'm sorry Mina! It was my stupid fault! I forgot about some of us already finishing our cards. Thanks and I really hope you can participate next time.

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We need to remember to put enough postage on our SASEs too ....

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Is it possible we can get the address we need to send these to? I'm going to the post office on Wednesday and it would be nice to get my envelopes stamped while I am there.

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We will need to send these to mommys (stephanie), so she will PM you her address. Good point Gwen, please make sure you put enough return postage on your SASE! Biggrin Thanks!

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I'll PM out my address to everyone. Let me know if you don't get it.

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Thank you! Biggrin

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Ok... so now i'm confused.. are we making 5 or 6 cards?

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I was wondering the same 5 or 6 cards???

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we need to make 5 cards.

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Yes, the confusion is my fault. :(::blushing:: We need to make just 5.

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Thanks for the clarification!

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Thanks!! I already have my 5 made I just need to go back and embellish.

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Sent mine out today! Biggrin

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Does the size of the cards matter? I just realized that generally cards are 5x7 but the cards I always make are 3.5 x 5 or close to that. They are more like the size of thank you cards. If it matters, I just need to get some more cards and envelopes. Please let me know.

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