Tuesday, December 28, 2010

3 Valentine Swaps for you to join!
Dolls From Storyland, Paper Dolls! 2

To start let's ring in the New Year and Valentine's Day with a vintage style Valentine ATC Swap and Valentine Postcard Swap!


VINTAGE VALENTINE ATC SWAP
Sign up Deadline: Feb. 5
Swaps need to be sent no later then Feb. 11


-Think vintage valentines, lace doilies, paper doilies, paper dolls, chocolate hearts, cherries, crepe paper, vintage Dennison, etc.

This is a 2 for 2 swap ( make 2 atc's get 2 atc's back )
After sign up ends, you will be assigned swap partners
Queen of Hearts: Show Girl!
QUEEN OF HEARTS GARLAND SWAP
Sign up Deadline: Feb 1
Swaps need to be sent no later then Feb. 5


-Think vintage valentines,paper dolls, foil crowns, gilded crowns, dazzling tiara's, Queen of Hearts, Valentine Queens, Vintage Red Prom Dresses, crepe paper, vintage Dennison, etc.

This is 12 for 12 swap. We will each make 12 of the same or close to the same pieces that will hang from a ribbon and turned into a banner. Example, have you seen name and birthday banners made from card stock triangles, circles, squares with lettering on them?
Each piece base should not be bigger then 5 inches by 5 inches, its okay if you have ruffled papers, trims, etc hanging off your pieces.

Each of you will receive 12 pieces back, including the ribbon to hang/glue your banner pieces off of.

These pieces will be shipped directly to me, organized and shipped back out w/return shipping fee of $3.00 for US, $4.00 Canada, $6.00 Euro. This fee includes the ribbon, re-packaging, etc.
Queen of Hearts Valentine!
VALENTINE POSTCARD SWAP
Sign up Deadline: Feb. 5
Swaps need to be sent no later then Feb. 11


Make 5 valentine postcards, get 5 back, they don't have to be the same.
You will be assigned 5 swap partners

Think vintage postcards and valentines, costume parties, and candy shoppes.
Valentine Boutique!
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Remember, each swap item you send shows the amount of time you put into it. Many swappers put time into their creations, let's all respect each others time and efforts.

Sign Ups:
Leave your name in this post and tell me which one or ones you want to sign up for! If you prefer emailing me, facebook me or flickr me, you may do that as well. Once the deadlines are up I will assign the partners and inform you! When signing up I need your email!

xoxo
Lisa!

34 comments:

Christine said...

Lisa -- please sign me up for the ATC swap -- ooooh vintage! :)

Christine Shebroe
MsChrisy@aol.com

Thanks <3

faerie enchantment said...

You got it Christine!
I'm signing up as well, check out my flickr site for tons of vintage images to use as well!
xo
Lisa!

The Craftaholic said...

oh sign me up for all of them! This will be splendid!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

What exactly is an ATC?!

Is there a certain size for the postcard? Is it like a tag where we can add ruffles and such?

Thanks!
Jill

ros said...

I would like to do the banner and the atc swaps - I have never been 'on time' to join one of these before they were full up - very exciting :)
ros
rpenk@msn.com

mommy2preston said...

OOOooh~ excited! May I please join the ATC and banner swaps!? Thanks Lisa!XO

mommy2preston said...

May I please join the ATC and banner swaps Lisa!? Thank You! XO

Kathy said...

Standing in line for the VINTAGE VALENTINE ATC SWAP...
Kathy Maximo
snkmax@bellsouth.net

faerie enchantment said...

Hi Jill,
An ATC is the size of a trading card 3.5 by 2.5 inches!
My atc's usually end up being bigger when I add ruffles or trims to them!
The postcards can be 4 by 6 or 5 by 7 inches!

I have you all marked down! I have some more people who have signed up tyro ugh email and flickr as well! It looks like we might be filled before the sign up deadlines, which will be great, a few more sign ups to go!

Xoxo

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Please sign me up for the postcards and thanks for explaining the ATC to me!

Jill

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

OOO! Wait! My mistake! I didn't mean postcards -

PLEASE mark me down for the VINTAGE ATCs! Sorry, it's past midnight and i'm alittle scatterbrained!

Jill

rozbollvr said...

Hi Lisa!! Your website is really great -- I just found it today through the Rose Petal Porch!!
The pictures and books and ideas are so stimulating!!
Please sign me up for Vintage Valentine ATC Swap!! What Fun! Standard size and info about selves and then anything goes valentine? Check your flickr site?
Thanks!
Rose Wulliger
rozbollvr@cinci.rr.com

Auntie Cake said...

Hi,
I am interested in the postcard swap, sounds so much fun!
Kate

Cheryl said...

Okie-dokie-artichokie.. could you please sign me up for the garland banner swap. Thank you :-)~Cheryl

faerie enchantment said...

Hi Rose,
So glad you found me at Joyce's site: Rose Petal Porch, I'll mark you down! Anything goes for the atc, the basic base size of an atc is 3.5 by 2.5 inches, but mine always end up so much more larger then that standard size, I'll check flickr now!

Jill, Kate and Cheryl I just marked you all down for the swaps of your choice!

Everyone, I will post pictures of banner samples, atc samples and postcard samples tomorrow or Saturday for some ideas!

xoxo
Lisa!

Gen said...

Hello Please sign me up for the VALENTINE POSTCARD SWAP
THANKS :) look forward to seeing what everyone creates.

Deana said...

I'd like to join the banner swap if it isn't too late thanks!
justdeezart@gmail.com
Deana

faerie enchantment said...

All Set, I marked you both down for the swaps of your choice!
Magic and Joy!
xo
Lisa!

Stevie said...

Greetings!!! If there are still spaces, I would love to join the atc and banner swaps! Merci! xoxo

faerie enchantment said...

I just marked you down Stevie, perfect timing as we only have a few spots left on all the swaps!
xoxo

Erica said...

Hi Lisa!
Is there still room in the Valentines SWAPS? I'd love to be part of all 3!
Thanks, Erica

Kreativka said...

I loved to be a part of this lovely crafty event....

ros said...

Hi Lisa
I began working on my pieces for this swap and got caught on the word vintage. What exactly does vintage mean? What era and do I need to use original ephemera or can I scan and copy to resize my valentines?
Also, what paper works best for printing the pieces for my banner and ATC card?
I am new at swaps and don't want to disappoint the recipient of my items. THanks for any direction you can give.
ros
rpenk@msn.com

Erica said...

Hi Lisa and everyone joining the swaps!
Ros, since I signed up for all three, I needed to get going on them too.
For my POSTCARDS, I used a medium weight cardboard (I cut 5, 5x7 sheets from a large box). For my ATC's I used cardboard also, but it's a bit thinner, less weight.
For the banner I was going to use something similar to the ATC's...so it's not heavy when we put them all together.
As far as "Vintage" goes, I'm assuming what we want is what YOU think of as VINTAGE..and that's what is going to make these all so unique. For me "vintage" is lots of distressed patinas, layers of old paper, and innocent little faces. I think it's about the "Era" that you choose. Also, some of the ephemera I used is original, and some are copies. Copies look just as beautiful!
Ros, I hope this helps a little. And Lisa I'm so sorry I've jumped in and began working before you have sent official instructions. Please let me know if I've gotten off track. And thanks again for organizing this fun swap.
Erica

faerie enchantment said...

Ros, Sorry for delay, just getting ready for CHA this weekend. Erica you said it best and answered it, thank you so much! I really appreciate that!

Ros, if you need anything else, let me know!

I'll have the swap partner names up next Wednesday, I'm waiting for the emails/addresses of some of the ladies now so that I can finalize the list and send out!

Have a wonderful night!
xoxo
Lisa!

The Happy Tonic said...

I would like to join the vintage valentine and the postcard swap-please! This will be fun!
Thanks!
Charla

Erica said...

Hey all :)
Just letting you know that I asked Lisa if we need to attach a ribbon to the top of our banner pieces or not. I wasn't sure if she was going to be doing that part, or how that was all going to work. Here is her response below. Just so you all know too! :)
Thanks Lisa! Erica

Hi Erica ,
I'm at Cha in LA, I'll be home wednesday night if my plane dosen't get delayed with the new snowstorm hitting NJ.
Attaching the ribbon would be great!
I'll send the email thursday with the swap name/ partners

ros said...

Hi Lisa - I have not received any information on where to send my items - I am doing the banner and the ATC cards - I am suppose to send the banners today but have no address - thanks
ros
rpenk@msn.com

faerie enchantment said...

I have heard from many of you, some not, I sent out an email last week. I'll re-send today. We have 2 no-show swappers and 1 on the banner, I will make up the swap differences, so send all swaps to me, so I can re-send to you and so that there are no un-even amounts.

Also I won't have the swaps mailed til monday, as I am still waiting on all the arrivals!

But the ones pouring in are FABULOUS! You will love what you will be receiving!

xoxo
Lisa!

faerie enchantment said...

I have heard from many of you, some not, I sent out an email last week. I'll re-send today. We have 2 no-show swappers and 1 on the banner, I will make up the swap differences, so send all swaps to me, so I can re-send to you and so that there are no un-even amounts.

Also I won't have the swaps mailed til monday, as I am still waiting on all the arrivals!

But the ones pouring in are FABULOUS! You will love what you will be receiving!

xoxo
Lisa!

faerie enchantment said...

Also If I didn't contact you by now, then I need your email address to do so!
Thanks, Lisa!

ros said...

Hi Lisa - should I send you my ATCs or will you be sending me names? Also, if you didn't get my email, I sent my banners and they should be there today or tomorrow.
Ros Penk
rpenk@msn.com

ros said...

Has anyone received their banners? I keep expecting mine, but nothing so far :(
ros

faerie enchantment said...

Hi All,
Quick announcement on the swaps, we had a few no-shows and 2 late senders. I got the last of the swaps in from everyone this past Thursday!
Since we are missing a few in the swap, I have created the extra swaps to replace the no-shows to make everything even.

All swaps can now be mailed out Tuesday!

Visit my flickr page to see some of the items in the swaps!

xoxo
Lisa!