Thursday, October 27, 2011


The link to the list of partners is HERE.

Welcome to the 2011 Christmas Tag Swap! This will be easy-peasy, just like the Autumn Swap we did recently. In fact, I'll just transfer directions from that post to this, so I don't have to retype them!

NOTICE: If you love tag swaps, but don't celebrate Christmas, sign up and ask your partner for a Winter (or Hanukkah) tag swap instead! I'd hate to leave anyone out of this.

1. You will be making one tag to swap with one person. (If you want to make more than one tag for your partner, that's up to you.)

2. Sign up in the Comments section or by emailing me.

3. Sign up will be for two weeks, from now until Friday, Nov. 11 (although I always accept stragglers!). There's no limit to how many may join, as it's a one-on-one swap.

4. I will list your partners on Monday, Nov. 14.

5. Mailing deadline will be Friday, Dec. 2 - that gives you three weeks to make and mail!

6. Once you receive your tag, post it on your blog. There may be one or two who have a partner without a blog - please post the tag you make for them, too! If you want to view others' tags you can go to the Partners post that I'll make, with everyone's blog link on it.

7. Now, because this is Christmas, you certainly may send your partner any goodies, of any kind, that you'd like to!

8. Contact your swap partner for her mailing address. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me (or your swap partner) know!

Newbies, here's how to make them:

~ You can make them as simple or as elaborate as you want.
~ They can be any shape. Don't go larger than 6"x 6" or it won't be considered a "tag". Most people make their tags 3"x4" or 4"x6", though.
~ You want it to be sturdy, not flimsy, so your best bet is to use a piece of cardboard as a backing - many cut out from cereal boxes, etc. - that's a good thickness.
~ Glue sticks or double-sided tape work well for adding paper on. You'll need a stronger glue, or glue gun, when adding embellishments.
~ Print out pictures from the internet and/or use scrapbook papers found at craft stores. Oh, and a word of caution, while you're at the craft store you'll want to bring home a ton of little do-dads to add on - so take lots of money, lol!
~ A piece of ribbon or string to hang it with and, voila, you've got yourself a tag!

Let me know if I have forgotten anything, and please feel free to advertise this on your own blog - the more, the merrier!


Shirley Hatfield said...

Hi. I love the idea of only having to make one tag for this swap. I'm on one with 20...yikes!
But I would like to do this as well. It's a way to get better acquainted with fellow crafty bloggers. =D

Perfectly Printed said...

Sue, I had such fun with the Autumn Tag Swap you hosted, I'd love to join the Christmas Tag Swap.


Lynn said...

I would love to join again Sue!

Curtains In My Tree said...

OK count me in

I can do just one tag


Ruby Jean said...

OOOHH OOHHH OOHHHH!!! count me in... I had so much fun doing the Autumn Tag Swap...

Anonymous said...

Oh I so want to join this! I just learned about tags recently and have made one; it was so much fun, I'd love to do a swap with someone. And I know about those craft stores, they see ya coming and get your $$$. :)

Carly said...

Hi Sue,
I'm in! Sounds like lots of fun! As a newbie, thanks for the the little how to!
Smiles Carly

Mary said...

Sue, would love to join this swap, it will be my first! Just started 'tagging' this past summer and love it...This will be fun!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Sue,
I'm IN!!
Thanks for having a Christmas tag swap!
Deb :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Okay, I am a newbie to your blog, and a newbie to creating my own blog as well! This sounds like a fun venture! This will be a new craft for me as well! Boy, a lot of new things! Ha ha!

Linda Ruthie said...

I missed your Autumn tag swap. So I won't be a straggler now. Sign me up please.

Shabby Anne said...

Hello there Sue. I have been out of the loop for so long and by sheer chance happened upon your blog only to find out you are having a swap! I would love to join in and get back into the swing of things.


Anonymous said...

I want in on this Christmas tag swap... Loved doing your Autumn swap!!

Tammy's in Love said...


I DO celebrate Christmas but if you need someone to do a 'winter tag' I'll be happy to do that if you need it.

Thanks for hosting!

donna said...

I would love to join in your Christmas tag swap. I would be a newbie and this sounds exciting.

Cheryll said...

I'm a newbie to this swap but it sounds like FuN. I would LoVe to join in. I'm in Australia so I hope someone will want to mail to me here! :)

mamatkins said...

I would love to do the tag swap. Thanks,

Anonymous said...

I'm practicing making tags so I'm ready for the Big Event ... meanwhile I blog about the tags I've made, and invite my readers to join your tag swap :) I think they should, don't you - so much fun!

Pixie said...

Are you willing to take on an international swapper?

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi Sue, I have never done a tag swap before but I 'm diving in . I have wanted to try it, so here I go !:)
Please count me in .

My Vintage Studio said...

I would love to join your tag swap. Please add me to your swap list.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

Toni said...

Just found your blog and would love to join the tag swap. Another reason to play in my craft room. Thanks for hosting.

Sara said...

I would love to participate! I am very fond of tags :) I live in Mexico, does it matter?
I have particpated in your Rednesdays before with my other blog, however I would like to participate with my new "crafty" blog.
Can't wait to hear if I've been accepted.
Have a great rest of the week!

Angela said...

I would love to participate! Thanks so much for organizing :)