22.7.13

Join my Handmade Card Swap!!

 
I am inviting you to join in with the first ever swap I've decided to host. It's a Handmade Card Swap!!! Woop.
 
 
I love handmade cards. I love making, sending and receiving cards, don't you? I like to recycle pictures I find in magazines, cards, vintage wrapping paper and so on to make little bits of lovely to share with lovely people. 
 
 
I thought it would be nice to have a little stash of handmade cards tucked away for times when I'd really like to give a handmade card, but am pressed for time to make my own.
 
 
so I thought, why not organise a swap so we can all make each other a little stash of handmade cards for such moments!!!??
 
Are you IN!!!!!???????
 
If you are, read on...............
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To be a part of this swap, please follow this blog and leave a comment below, including your email address. If you'd prefer to not make your email address public on my blog just leave a comment letting me know your keen, and then email me so I have your email address. mezzcoleman@hotmail.com .If following this blog is all a bit too tricky (Mum!) don't stress, please join in anyway!
 
You have 2 weeks (til Tuesday August 4th) to do this, then entries will CLOSE.
 
I will pair you with someone and give you your partner's email address so that you can share a few details including postal addresses. You will have a couple of weeks to send off your little parcel, by mid August would be great.
 
 
Now, here is the fun part!!!!
 
Once you're partnered up, please make a set of 8 handmade cards (don't worry about envelopes, lets keep it simple!) You can do this however you like, but I suggest looking around blog land and Etsy/Pinterest/Instagram for creative ideas. Suki (aka The Owl Club) recently made these really cute cards, perhaps they might inspire you! Keep them fairly general as far as themes go, but you guys can discuss specific likes with your partner via email.
 
I encourage you to get as creative as you can. Feel free to upcycle, recycle, re use....its all part of the card making fun!! (The pictures on this post are of a few cards I've made over the last year, I'm sure you can all come up with something a bit cleverer then mine!)
 
PLEASE NOTE: The one thing I ask is that if you enter, you are prepared to post overseas. I have made this swap a card/paper swap partly with the idea the postage costs will be kept low.
 
 
 
Leave comments below. The more swappers, the merrier!!
 
Mezz
xx
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Sounds like wonderful fun. Im in. Glad to see you hosting a swap!

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  2. Why not?! It would give me a great excuse to pull everything out and make a mess :)

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    1. r u fiona?if so i got ur emailx

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  3. Hey Mezz, I'm in!! Sounds fun!

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  4. Add my name to the list please Mezz, it's a lovely idea x

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  5. Mezz I love your card swap idea. Count me in, I would love to be part of it. Your handmade cards look great too.

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  6. Of course I would love to take part :)

    Karim_hannah@live.co.uk

    Hannah
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    Www.daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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  7. Can I play too? I would love to take part ... your cards look great ... have sent you an email ... Bee xx

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  8. I'm totally in. I love a good reason to make cards (otherwise I just never get around to it). Exciting!

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  9. I'm in!! Awesome! I'd love to make a stash but also it would be fab to have some special cards on hand that are in a different style to my own.

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  10. count me in!! forces me to make some cards - something I haven't done in ages :(

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  11. Count me in please. I love a bit of card making. and receiving.
    Just found out about this amazing swap from Tarryn. x

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  12. awesome idea <3 handmade cards! will email you :) Erin x

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  13. I would like to join the swap!

    Virna from Craftmates

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  14. Hey Mezz, great idea for a swap and sounds like fun.
    Afraid I won't be joining in as I'm heading away on hols,.
    Handmade cards are lovely and so personal, have fun everyone.

    Claire x

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  15. I hope you will still include me even though I'm no longer blogging Mezz?
    X

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  16. Hello - please can I take part. Found your blog via Butter & Buntings. My email - hello@nadiavdmescht.co.za Thank you :-) x
    http://www.nadiavdmescht.co.za/

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  17. Yay! I LOVE handmade cards. What a great idea! Count me in :)Thank you
    my email: ivanovastyle@ya.ru

    https://www.facebook.com/Wassupbrothers
    http://wassupbrothers.blogspot.ru/

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  18. I'm excited to be part of my very first swap. And to get creative for the first time since primary school. (Ok, maybe not that bad... but it's certainly a challenge for myself!) Beth Locke :)

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  19. Hello there! Just stopping by via Meet Me At Mikes. So glad I found you, LOVE your blog. I'm loving all the handmade goodness.

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