Are you interested in joining a swap? There are a few things you should know. Find information about the current swap HERE.
Swaps are only available to Australian residents. Sorry international peeps, but international post is expensive, and sorting out return post is complicated … unfortunately I don’t have as much time to do this as I used to, so Australian only.
Swaps run 3-4 times per year.
If you need to drop out of a swap for any reason, just drop me an email and let me know. It’s not a problem, but knowing helps me to wrap things up in a timely manner.
Quality … pretty please make sure your cutting lines are clean (no fuzz) and straight, and only send swap items that you would be excited to receive. There is a big difference between cheap & cheerful, and cheap & nasty … let’s go for cheerful 🙂
CARD FRONT SWAP – make 8 identical card front panels, receive 8 different panels in return.
I used to host card swaps, but when postage stamps went up to $1 each, it became too expensive to continue with them due to the weight and bulk of sending 8 cards with envelopes. A Card Front swap is a little different, in that you will create an A6 panel that can be adhered to the front of a card base, and we will swap the decorated panels only. By not sending card bases and envelopes, this cuts down on the bulk, and therefore postage costs, significantly. The size and theme may switch up from swap to swap, so keep an eye on the swap announcement and be sure to download the printable checklist.
ATC SWAP – make 9 identical ATCs and receive 9 different ATCs in return
An ATC is an Artist Trading Card. They are 2.5″ x 3.5″, and that is non-negotiable when it comes to ATCs. It is preferable that the design be quite flat, as this cuts down postage costs and keeps them much safer when going through the Australia Post sorting machines. Each ATC needs to be in a plastic sleeve, and if you would like to send yours in their ATC 9-pocket page protector, I’m happy for you to do so. On the back you need to add some details including your name, the swap theme name, and the edition (eg 1 of 9, 2 of 9, etc.). If do not keep them in a 9 pocket sleeve and prefer to keep one of your own, you may make a set of 10 and keep one, or let me know that you’d like one of your own in return and I’ll be sure to make that happen).
Each month there will be a printable checklist, including a tear-off section that you can send with the swap to let me know if you need to purchase 9 ATC sleeves (50c) or would like one of your own returned.
Pack & post – there is a video about that HERE.
Want a printable to keep track of your swaps? Download one to print HERE, which has 6 of these per page.
If you have any questions, please don’t hestiate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org