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Ambelleina
11-09-2013, 07:10 PM
Who wants to join in a simple handmade winter card swap? :)

This will be a Christmas card, Hanukkah card, winter card, general holidays card--whichever you want to make and send! There is always some drama over whether to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Festivus or so on...this will be drama-free!

Sending a handmade card is an expression of thought and care and we won't care what we receive as long as it comes from that genuinely nice, warm fuzzy place, right? ;)

As always, here are the rules...



The Rules
1. All you have to do is make a winter/holiday-related card, write something inside and mail it off. Create something that will make your partner smile when they see it! You can personalize it if you want, but this is creative free rein!
:woot:

2. There is no price limit, but let's not make solid gold cards. That's just flashy. Or cards made of old tissues. That's just unsanitary.
:lmao:

3. You will be randomly matched, so you may get someone you've never talked to or someone you're digibffs with. Embrace the randomness!
:bliss:

4. Please, please, please do not commit unless you are 110% positive you can create your card and get it out on time. It's no fun to be waiting at the mailbox for a card that will never arrive! There is always someone who ends up sending out a craft but never receiving one, and that makes me sad.
:cry7:

5. If something comes up and you just cannot follow through, please PM me as soon as you realize there's an issue. I'm a constant card maker, so I have no issue drumming something up for your partner as long as I know. Don't leave me hangin'!
:cooldude:

6. You must sign up by Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 11:59pm CT. Sign up by responding to this thread with the words "I'm in; sign me up!" I don't want to miss anyone, so get in with the magic words by the deadline and I'll list you below. (And tell me your first name if it's not obvious from your username, lol.) I will PM everyone for your mailing address after the sign up deadline, so be on the lookout!
:multistars:

7. Partners will be assigned and sent out Saturday November 23, 2013 by 11:59pm CT via PM here in the forum. I will announce that PMs are sent in this thread. Please check in for your assignment.
:pc:

8. UPDATED!!! Cards must be completed and mailed off by Wednesday December 11, 2013. That gives you two weeks to make a card and get it in the mail, so if you get it done early, all the better and if not, you've got some time during your Thanksgiving recovery!
:work:




The Crafters
Ambelleina - Christina
mamaape - April
Sarah - Sarah
Atusia - Beata
Stephanie H - Stephanie
ScrappyCoyote - Laramie
Crescent Moon Designs - Charly
ptktj - Tricia
shellbyj - Shellby
Tamie - Tamie
simplegirlscraps - Theresa
Brandi - Brandi
angeldevildog - Kim
JaninAlberta - Jan
CrazyT - Tracy

mamaape
11-11-2013, 09:26 AM
Boom.

mamaape
11-11-2013, 03:23 PM
That was a confirmation to join btw. -_-

Sarah
11-11-2013, 04:54 PM
SIGN ME UP!
I have SO MANY hybrid templates for cards! I need to use them!!

Atusia
11-11-2013, 10:36 PM
I'm in. Sign me up, please.

StephanieH
11-12-2013, 03:39 AM
I'm in; sign me up!

ScrappyCoyote
11-12-2013, 11:55 PM
I'll play again! I received such a lovely card last time!! Thanks for doing this again!!


By the way, Christina, you'll get a laugh out of this. I have now learned a new saying. #YOLO. We were at Wendy's and I was cruising around the store.. asked hubby what #YOLO meant. He didn't know.. so was trying to look it up on the internet when a young man sitting behind us said, I can tell you what it means! You Only Live Once. So add one more to my newly acquired sayings! LOL

Crescent Moon Designs
11-12-2013, 11:56 PM
Sign me up please and Thank You:)
Charly

Ambelleina
11-13-2013, 04:02 AM
By the way, Christina, you'll get a laugh out of this. I have now learned a new saying. #YOLO. We were at Wendy's and I was cruising around the store.. asked hubby what #YOLO meant. He didn't know.. so was trying to look it up on the internet when a young man sitting behind us said, I can tell you what it means! You Only Live Once. So add one more to my newly acquired sayings! LOL

O
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L
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!!!

That's hilarious! UGH, YOLO drives me crazy! hehe

ScrappyCoyote
11-13-2013, 04:07 AM
O
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L
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!!!

That's hilarious! UGH, YOLO drives me crazy! hehe

So I tried to explain to him learning about Duck Face and Deuces. He proceeded to explain that Duck Faces are from those teenage girls very low in the scheme of things. I told him about my Donald Duck layout.. and he said that put me at the top of things! LOL After all.. Donald is THE original Duck Face.. and also the original Angry Bird! LOL

Turned out he was there for an interview.. so I told his interviewer that he was a very personable young man. I couldn't brings myself to mention the "s" word. :blush

Ambelleina
11-18-2013, 02:43 AM
Signup deadline is this Wednesday; make sure you reply to this thread if you want to join in on the fun. :)

ptktj
11-18-2013, 02:34 PM
Count me in :)

shellbyj
11-20-2013, 09:37 PM
sign me up. Its a good excuse to play with my cameo again =)

Atusia
11-20-2013, 09:48 PM
I shared your post on FB. Hope more people would participate.

Tamie
11-20-2013, 11:41 PM
Please sign me up :) :36_1_33::yell

Ambelleina
11-21-2013, 12:40 AM
Extending the sign ups for one more day since the forum was down most of today! :)

simplegirlscraps
11-21-2013, 09:15 AM
I'm in!!

Brandi
11-21-2013, 09:37 PM
I'm in :)

angeldevildog
11-23-2013, 02:06 AM
Sign me up.

JaninAlberta
11-23-2013, 02:51 AM
Oh, pick me!!

Ambelleina
11-23-2013, 11:59 PM
Sign-ups are closed! Sending PMs to get mailing info; please check your inbox! :)

Ambelleina
11-25-2013, 01:47 AM
I'm waiting on responses from two more ladies, then partners will be sent out! :)

crazyT
11-25-2013, 09:35 PM
sign me up.. I love to make cards!

crazyT
11-25-2013, 09:36 PM
oops.. didn't read above that it is closed:( sorry

Ambelleina
11-25-2013, 10:54 PM
oops.. didn't read above that it is closed:( sorry

I'm still waiting on one last person to respond with their address, so if you'd like to play along you're more than welcome, just let me know for sure! :)

crazyT
11-26-2013, 12:37 AM
sure would:) thanks!

I'm still waiting on one last person to respond with their address, so if you'd like to play along you're more than welcome, just let me know for sure! :)

Ambelleina
11-26-2013, 02:56 PM
Alright crafty ladies, partners have been sent out!

Please note that since partners were sent out late, I have extended the deadline!

Cards should be sent by Wednesday December 11, 2013.

That should give you a few extra days, but cards will still make it in time to enjoy during the holidays.

Now get to craftin'! ;)

JaninAlberta
11-26-2013, 07:03 PM
Sweet!! I'm going to a card workshop on Saturday... perfect timing, don't you think?

Ambelleina
11-26-2013, 09:08 PM
Sweet!! I'm going to a card workshop on Saturday... perfect timing, don't you think?

Ooh, awesome Jan! :D

ptktj
11-28-2013, 07:43 PM
I've never done this before, so hope what I made is OK. All packed up to go out tomorrow....

Sarah
11-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Mine to my partner is setting inside my husband's lunchbox to drop off at the local USPS! It's SO convenient that he works there (he can mail that stuff easily. Packages I have to go do :()

Ambelleina
11-29-2013, 08:30 PM
I'm sure whatever you made will be fabulous Tricia. :)

Oh, lucky you Sarah--I have to go BUY stamps and take things to a mailbox--ugh! LOL. ;)

Sarah
11-29-2013, 08:35 PM
We buy stamps at Sam's hehe Not because they're cheaper, but because it's easier to get the HUGE roll of like 50 :D

StephanieH
12-02-2013, 12:12 AM
Mine goes in the mail tomorrow (if I don't forget to put it in the box). :)

JaninAlberta
12-07-2013, 01:14 AM
I received one from my new friend yesterday and mailed out mine today. The card I received is just gorgeous! I'm so glad I played along. :clap:

Sarah
12-07-2013, 01:28 AM
I'm wondering if my partner got hers!
<3

Make sure you share pics of them! I'd love to see everyone's creativity!

SandyPie
12-07-2013, 10:42 AM
Pictures!! We need pictures!!! Please. :blush

StephanieH
12-07-2013, 05:21 PM
I sent mine last Monday... but we all know how fast the USPS can be. :)

Ambelleina
12-09-2013, 03:54 PM
Here's the one I received--sooo cute! This is from Sarah; thanks, lady! :)

The funny thing is, I saw this a week or so ago in the CT forum (this photo doesn't do it justice!), but I didn't even register it was for the card swap, LOL. Love it--my first Christmas card of the year! :)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/timelesslytian/CAM02655_zps74e75362.jpg

Ambelleina
12-09-2013, 03:55 PM
Don't forget cards must be sent out by this WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11!!! If you can't get your card out, please let me know as I'll be mailing mine out Wednesday morning and I can take care of your partner, if you need my help!

<3

Sarah
12-09-2013, 04:03 PM
YAY! It came! <3

Ambelleina
12-09-2013, 04:34 PM
YAY! It came! <3


I want to say "That's what she said," but...oh wait... ;)

Sarah
12-09-2013, 04:42 PM
I want to say "That's what she said," but...oh wait... ;)

*forehead smack*
But you DID!

Ambelleina
12-09-2013, 05:51 PM
*forehead smack*
But you DID!


http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6d/98/1b/6d981ba0f1116d4157e3aea03811e1e1.jpg

Ambelleina
12-11-2013, 07:36 PM
My card went in the mail today; don't forget all cards should be mailed TODAY! :)

StephanieH
12-12-2013, 08:20 PM
Mine was mailed a week and a half ago..I just hope it got to it's intended recipient. :)

JaninAlberta
12-13-2013, 01:09 AM
This is the one I received from Beata. It's beautiful, isn't it?


https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1471292_10153582445375580_1216819030_n.jpg

Sarah
12-13-2013, 01:19 AM
Oh that is AMAZING!

Ambelleina
12-13-2013, 05:01 PM
Love that one, I'm always a sucker for an embossed background. :)

StephanieH
12-15-2013, 04:17 PM
I got a most beautiful card yesterday from Shellby. Will try to get a picture of it posted later today.

Ambelleina
12-19-2013, 12:44 AM
Let's see some more pretty cards, ladies! :)

crazyT
12-20-2013, 04:30 AM
I can't wait to get mine in the mail!!! I am stalking the mailbox :)

ptktj
12-23-2013, 03:11 PM
When it arrives, I will. :)

shellbyj
12-24-2013, 01:34 AM
Stephanie, Glad you liked it =)

Ambelleina
12-24-2013, 01:44 PM
Hey ladies, I've gotten a lot of messages of "I sent my card!" so let's see some pictures of what you've received, share their fabulous cardmaking skills! :)

shellbyj
12-26-2013, 08:27 PM
Stephanie... I never got a card.... Hopefully when I get home, it will be waiting for me.