Thursday, October 27, 2011
CHRISTMAS TAG SWAP
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!