Saturday, June 22, 2013

"Christmas in July" A Handmade Ornament Swap CLOSED

Things this Spring and Summer have been a bit hectic and a bit sad.  So what does a girl like me do when she needs a little pick me up?  I host a SWAP!

So, if you are interested and have the time to commit, here is the low down:

This is a Christmas Themed  HANDMADE ornament swap.

1.  You will send 1 loving crafted ornament after reviewing profile information.
2.  You will include 3 "tuck ins."  These items can be from your stash, purchased, thrifted, crafted...they just need to be something lovely that you think your person will enjoy and use.  

Some notes:
People always ask what amount to "spend" on a swap.  I tell them my swaps are intended to stretch creativity, not budgets.  If you can create something gorgeous and use stash items or other created items for the tuck-ins, your cost will be nominal before shipping.  If you aren't crafty, you will have to purchase a handmade item off etsy or somewhere else.  Store bought ornaments are simply NOT ALLOWED.

That being said, take care of the items you've pulled together and pack it up in tissue with ribbon and a little note.  If you use thrifted or stash items, make sure they are clean.  Also, don't make packaging an after thought.  When shipping, don't just cram things in a box, loose with no filling.   I have actually received swaps where the items were dirty and shoved into the box with no regard for the person opening it on the other end.   No one wants to get a box like one.

Sign ups end June 30th.  You may ship as soon as you wish but the deadline is August 3rd.  

Once I get your registration, I will send you an invitation to post on the blog if you'd like.  Feel free to post themed items as well as sneak peeks of your creations!


Melinda Cornish said...

I am playing......
Melinda Cornish
528 south perry court
kennewik wa 99336

Crazy Amy said...

I am playing! Yeah thanks Val. Also, my deepest condolences during this time.

jillytacy said...

I'm excited to participate! I haven't done a swap in a long time.

jillytacy said...

I'm excited to participate! I haven't done a swap in a long time.

Little Messy Missy said...

I am in! xoxoxo