View Full Version : Tag Book: House-themed Tag Chunky Book Swap! Open Media - Due November 30th

09-23-2009, 09:07 AM
Swap Due Date - November 30, 2009
Signup/withdraw date - When full
Number of Cards - 4 for 4, 8 for 8
Number of participants - 40 max
Theme: Houses
Size: Tag size - 4" x 2.5" - hole on the top of the art (so the tag is vertical)

House-Themed Tag
Chunky Book Swap (Open Media)!

I was browsing Art-e-zine.co.uk the other day and came across this wonderful chunky book of house-themed tags! Check them out:


This swap is for houses on tag-shaped art (standard manilla tags are 4" x 2.5") such as the houses you see in the above link. You can use the tags themselves (found at art supply, scrapbooking, or office supply stores) or you can create your own provided they are the correct size. Please orient your tags so that the hole is facing up (as in the pictures above). Please decorate both sides of the tag--the front for the "art" and the back for artist info (backs should still be artistically pleasing).

Like some of the samples at Art-E-Zine.co.uk, the tags should depict the outside of a house in some way. You can make it out of any media you like, but please make sure you orient it correctly (hole at top) and the main focus is a house!

Any and all media are acceptable! Collagers, stitchers, painters, encaustic--you name it, you can do it! As long as it is a tag with a house on it, we are good to go!

Swap Details/rules:
1) ALL Participants - please write your real name and userId on the back of all of your tags.

2) All participants must send a BUBBLE/padded envelope with appropriate postage. Postage for 4 returns will be $1.75 and postage for 8 returns will be $2.75 within the USA.

International participants: if possible, you must also send postage for your returns (which should cost about $3.50-$4). You can send: US Stamps, well-concealed US cash, payment through paypal (please add .50 cents to cover paypal fees) or IRCs.

4) All tags are due IN MY HANDS November 30, 2009. Returns will be mailed promptly after the deadline and late tags will be returned to you or, if I have enough, swapped with other late cards. We have lots of time to complete this swap, so please be on time.

6) Please PM me for my address when you are ready to ship. DO NOT SEND MAIL TO INDIANA! I HAVE MOVED TO MICHIGAN! :)

7) I leave feedback for all cards right before I swap them.

Thanks for considering my swap!

1) Adriayna
2) Livia
3) Goatgoddess
4) Hayward_cs
5) Artedar
6) Shawnicatilin
7) Anzfg
8) Messmaker
9) Blueeclipse
10) susietex
11) niteowl
12) Rogue gal
13) Curbsidetreasure
14) yellowden
15) Jonquil
16) Thalia
17) T*Time
18) Mtpaperplayer
19) Pippin
20) Robotsforkate
21) knesi07
22) Marla412
23) Mysterychi
24) WendyK
25) IrishRose

09-23-2009, 09:08 AM
Some specific examples of the kinds of things that would fit this tag swap (linked from Art-E-Zine):


(Tag on bottom)




09-23-2009, 10:05 AM
I have some awsome tag books and would love to have a house theme one. Please sign me up.

09-23-2009, 10:19 AM
you are killing me with these swaps - such a good theme though..........

sign me up please.

09-23-2009, 10:19 AM
Hmmmm....sounds interesting. I would like to join too please

09-23-2009, 10:20 AM
Sorry debra! LOL!

Welcome everyone! :)

Terri F
09-23-2009, 12:28 PM
Would love to join this please.

09-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Stop it!

All right, I'm joining.

09-23-2009, 06:08 PM
Welcome!!! :)

09-23-2009, 11:08 PM
This sounds neat. I'll sign up.

09-24-2009, 11:06 AM
sign me up! i feel some swamp/new orleans-style houses coming on!

09-24-2009, 06:03 PM
Yay! Welcome to both of you! :)

09-25-2009, 01:06 PM
I'm lurking...sounds fun...have to organize my time first!

09-25-2009, 01:26 PM
I'll play along, Dana!!!! :)

09-25-2009, 02:11 PM
Oh how cool, I'd love to join, I can already see the houses in my head.......

09-25-2009, 03:28 PM
I'm getting ready to host a 4x4 house swap, so I'm sooo in the mood to make these house tags! Great idea! I'd love to join! Add me to your list please. :jiggy:

09-25-2009, 03:46 PM
Yay! Welcome!!!

Rogue Gal
09-25-2009, 04:15 PM
Alright, I cave. Me too please!

09-25-2009, 05:58 PM
lurking . . .

09-25-2009, 07:06 PM
sign me up.

09-25-2009, 08:54 PM
Please sign me up! This will be my first tag book! Yeah!

09-26-2009, 06:36 PM

09-26-2009, 06:56 PM
Yay! Thanks for signing up everyone!

Come on you lurkers, you know this will be an AWESOME swap and you don't want to miss out!

09-26-2009, 11:16 PM
okay - you've twisted my arm - i'm in

09-27-2009, 08:55 AM
Yay! It wouldn't be the same without you! :)

09-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Me please! This is too cool to miss.:jiggy:

09-28-2009, 06:30 PM
Welcome! :)

09-29-2009, 03:32 AM
Please sign me up! This will be my first tag book! Yeah!

My first one too. A few months ago I started keeping unusual shaped tags from clothing I've bought or tags I found on the ground outside of stores (I embarrass my hubby when I pick up trash off the ground. He can't see the Art in it) and have started to alter some of them. So when I saw the words Tag Book I couldn't click fast enough. :twitcy:

09-29-2009, 05:41 PM
I think its going to be awesome!

09-30-2009, 08:05 AM
I'd love to join:)

09-30-2009, 08:27 AM
Yay! Welcome! :)

10-02-2009, 09:39 PM
This one looks just too fun!! I'm in, if there's still room!! Thanks!

10-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Adriayna did you add me to the player list? Thanks!!

10-06-2009, 06:45 PM
LOL, nope! I missed your post! You are added now ;)

10-10-2009, 10:38 PM
I've started mine tonight. :) I just wanted to pop in here and double check the rules again. Ok, gotta get back to the tags now. Later. :cute:

Terri F
10-13-2009, 09:11 AM
Tags are in the mail to you today

10-13-2009, 09:01 PM
Yay! Thank you! :)

10-13-2009, 10:37 PM
My tags are done and will be mailed in the morning. If you want a look go to my blog and see them.

10-14-2009, 01:12 AM
Nice tags, livia. The last one is my fave.

10-14-2009, 04:02 AM
Two tags are done. And again I can`t decide which style/media I want to use for this set. So they will be all very different. ;)

One of the tags: (both are in my gallery)
http://www12.picfront.org/picture/WcT7KMUU/img/SCAN0113.JPG (http://picfront.de/d/WcT7KMUU/SCAN0113.JPG)

10-14-2009, 07:46 AM
Nice work! This is going to be a great chunky tag book!

10-14-2009, 08:04 AM
Pretty Thalia!

10-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Thalia...I love the warm colors!! Nice work.

10-14-2009, 05:05 PM
Tags from mtpaperplayer have arrived! Woot!

10-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Dana would you put me on the list please? I made my cards and have 'em ready to send your way. Here's a few here to get a sneak peek.
I'll be sending 8 to swap and 1 for you as a well deserved hostess gift for all you time and work and on occasion added expense.
The scan does not show the house made of tissue paper...but it's there.
The pic of lil' cloth houses (sewn on cotton batting) are on the backs of all the cards, glued at the top so you can lift it up and see the name and details of the swap.

10-14-2009, 11:37 PM
Dar, those are so cute!!

10-16-2009, 12:13 AM
Yes both ArteDar and Thalia's tags are cute!

I have a question....I've noticed that everyone is putting something threw the hole. Is that where we'll be connecting them for our Tag Books? I hadn't planned to put anything in mine, should I?

10-16-2009, 12:18 AM
I've got 2 done. And yes I purposely put the scribbles on the dog house tag. :cute:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/large/1_2009-10-15_225528.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/large/1_2009-10-15_223559.jpg

10-16-2009, 07:57 AM
Those are terrific NiteOwl!

10-16-2009, 09:28 PM
HA HA HA!!! Doggie HOUSE....too cute! both are kewl nightowl!

10-16-2009, 10:35 PM
I went to the antique shop and bought some rusty old keys yest! Now I just need to get started with the tags LOL

10-17-2009, 02:51 AM
Here is another Tag from me.


10-17-2009, 04:11 AM
This is cool!

10-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Here I am Dana!!!!

10-18-2009, 01:10 PM
Can I still sign up? I have some tags that 5.25 " x 2.6" I guess I will have to alter them. :)

10-18-2009, 06:11 PM
Yep, you can totally sign up! Welcome both of you :)

10-19-2009, 09:17 PM

Too busy with work to feel inspired. Need to drop out unfortunately from this terrific swap : (


10-19-2009, 09:34 PM
Sorry to hear! :(

10-20-2009, 10:38 PM
Very nice tags, Nite Owl!!

Terri F
10-21-2009, 10:39 AM
Was wondering if you got the tags yet. Mailed on the 13th.

10-21-2009, 10:53 AM
i'm trying SO hard to resist, but alas, i cannot. sign me up please!

10-21-2009, 11:03 AM
Was wondering if you got the tags yet. Mailed on the 13th.

Not yet, but I haven't gotten the mail today yet. I hope they arrive soon!

Livia, your tags are here and they are lovely! :)

10-21-2009, 11:04 AM
i'm trying SO hard to resist, but alas, i cannot. sign me up please!


10-21-2009, 10:26 PM
Sign me up please?

10-22-2009, 12:58 PM
I'm lov'n everyones Halloween avatars! I've thought about switching mine several different times by not sure I remember how. knes107 your little devil is cute, I bet he's really an angel. :cute:

10-22-2009, 03:46 PM
nite owl...thanks! truth is, she really is a little devil! i think it's the border collie in her...she's truly ADD! LOL

10-24-2009, 11:05 PM
Welcome Marla! :)

10-25-2009, 04:22 AM
Ok, got my last one done and embellished them so thought I should re-scan them.
They look like they are different sizes but they aren't.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/large/1_2009-10-25_021123.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/large/1_2009-10-25_020432.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/large/1_2009-10-25_020137.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/large/1_2009-10-25_015557.jpg

10-25-2009, 09:09 AM
NEat! Nice work! :)

10-25-2009, 02:38 PM
nice tags niteowl

10-26-2009, 06:10 AM
Really cool tags!

10-26-2009, 07:27 PM
Tags are here!

Shawnicatilyn--your tags have arrived! Woot!
artedar - your tags are here too!

10-26-2009, 11:28 PM
May I join? I just e-mailed you and then stroll down, sorry. Sometimes I can be so duhhhhh. That and I am just learning how to do this all.
Love and friendship, Brenda aka Mysterychi

10-27-2009, 05:11 AM
I am almost done with my first Chunky page. How do I post it here?
Love and friendship, Brenda

10-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Sorry I was at wrong group. But I do have my tags ready to start on soon as I get the word I can join in.
Love to all, Brenda aka Mysterychi

Terri F
10-27-2009, 01:53 PM
yeah...glad they made it woot!!

10-27-2009, 06:24 PM
Brenda, sure you are welcome to join :)

10-31-2009, 12:19 AM
I'm mailing mine on Mon. Nov. 2nd. I made the envelopes that I will be mailing the tags in. It took me longer to make them than I'd thought it would...but isn't that always true.:geek:

11-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Can't resist any longer, please may I join. Could you send me your new address please

11-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Niteowl, your tags are here!

WendyK, welcome! :)

11-08-2009, 03:18 PM
One more tag and I am there. I still have your address from another swap and will let you know as soon as I`ve mailed my little houses.

11-08-2009, 04:04 PM
Thalia, is it the address in Michigan? Cause if its an Indiana address, it is incorrect.

11-08-2009, 04:21 PM
Hey Dana, I started to sketch out my tags, and will bring them to you on friday!!! :)

11-09-2009, 04:52 AM
Hm, no it`s the Indiana address (a nice little lable with this cute whale, I just cant throw it away. ;) ) Could you please pm me your new address? Thanks. :-)

11-09-2009, 09:51 AM
Yep, I'll PM you :)

11-09-2009, 06:31 PM
Okay...I already have three done and just need to do a couple more. May I please be added?

Just a thought: I recently did a chunky page trade with someone. Her pages arrived in a bubble envelope before I sent mine out so I just recycled her envelope by sending my pages back to her in the same envelope. Would you consider that Adriayna if I enclosed labels to go over the previous info?

11-09-2009, 10:47 PM
Mine are ready to mail out tomorrow. Here's a sneak preview. The scan doesn't show the bit of glimmer they have on them, guess that'll just have to be a surprise.

11-10-2009, 07:08 PM
Very cool! :)

11-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Okay...I already have three done and just need to do a couple more. May I please be added?

Just a thought: I recently did a chunky page trade with someone. Her pages arrived in a bubble envelope before I sent mine out so I just recycled her envelope by sending my pages back to her in the same envelope. Would you consider that Adriayna if I enclosed labels to go over the previous info?

Please - yes. I'm happy to reuse envelopes over and over again. In fact, I prefer it :)

11-11-2009, 03:40 AM
Oh Irish Rose, your houses are terrific! I love this type of old houses!

11-11-2009, 02:47 PM
Mine are going postal tomorrow

11-15-2009, 03:22 PM
My tags are finally ready, pictures are in my gallery. And I will take them to the PO tomorrow.

Edit: The little houses are en route!

11-16-2009, 01:59 PM
Glad to hear mine have arrived. Can't wait to see what I get back.

11-17-2009, 07:29 AM
Just putting mine in the gallery, then I'll post them out later today.

11-17-2009, 09:34 PM
We have a little under 2 weeks left in this swap! I hope everyone is finishing up ok :)

11-17-2009, 10:16 PM
My taggies are very nearly ready to go if you would like to send me your address :D

11-17-2009, 11:08 PM

11-18-2009, 11:03 PM
My tags went in the mail yesterday :) Scan was before fibers.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_house_tags_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_house_tags.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_house_tags_2.JPG

11-19-2009, 06:02 AM
Oh, these are great. I want to enter this first house and find out what it looks like inside! :D

11-20-2009, 03:47 PM
Mine are finally completed. Here are my last two cottages. Adriayna, I will need your address please! Mine will be mailed out tomorrow.

11-21-2009, 07:10 AM
My first tag ever for this swap!

11-21-2009, 07:14 AM
Trying to add my photos for this swap!

11-21-2009, 12:40 PM
Brenda, you can add them to the gallery and link them here :).

Irishrose, I will PM you my addy :)

11-21-2009, 03:15 PM
My tags just went out in the mail to you, Adriayna! Thanks for such a fun swap!

11-22-2009, 04:35 PM
I finished my tags!! :D

11-23-2009, 08:54 AM
Wonderful houses everyone!!! :yes: Hope to finish mine soon.

11-23-2009, 10:12 AM
Mine are postal, but the pics are still in the camera!! Will upload tonight after painting class!

11-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Just a few more days on this. If you haven't yet mailed, please plan on mailing soon!

11-23-2009, 11:46 AM
Oh, cool tags, Matt!

11-23-2009, 12:13 PM
I finished my tags!! :D
Did you do those with watercolor? They look great!

11-23-2009, 12:24 PM
Thanks, Ursina and Dana!!! :)

Yep, they were created with watercolors ^_^

11-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Mailing mine tomorrow! :yes:

11-23-2009, 10:58 PM
More tags have arrived!
Marla412, Thalia, IrishRose, Cheri Hayward, and Wendy!

Thanks so much, gals!

11-24-2009, 10:21 AM
LOL It would appear that I forgot to write my A4A name on the outside of the envelope....AGAIN! Glad that they arrived there safely ;)

11-24-2009, 11:10 AM
T*Time, I love it! :D

11-24-2009, 12:39 PM
Finished my tags!

11-24-2009, 12:41 PM
More finished tags. On their way to the mailbox.

11-24-2009, 12:52 PM
I just realized that I never posted pics of the finished tags LOL

Here they are... (they are *supposed* to look kinda 'shabby-like' but I'm not quite sure that they hit the mark ROFL)

11-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Mine are in the mail, so I hope they reach you in time. These are my first tags and I hope they are Ok. I tried to do a good job making them. I also sent you some extras for your art.
Love and friendship, Brenda

11-24-2009, 02:09 PM
Thanks Thalia! ;)
YellowDen, Hayward & Mysterychi - Wonderful Tag Houses!

11-24-2009, 08:11 PM
hi dana sorry i have to withdraw from this one. i haven't been feeling well lately, and i was looking forward to this swap. next time..

11-24-2009, 08:13 PM
Annie- sorry to hear. I hope you are feeling better soon. Your book is going in the mail this weekend!

Everyone - Great work! WOOT!

11-26-2009, 11:55 AM
i'm going to finish mine off today, i just have to add fibers and some embellishments. can i get your mailing address? i'll send them off tomorrow when the post office opens. they should arrive right on time!

11-26-2009, 10:08 PM
Finally got them off the camera!! Here are my tags

11-27-2009, 07:10 AM
Pippin they're just gorgeous.

11-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Mine are now in the gallery. Everyone's work looks awesome!

11-28-2009, 10:13 AM
Pippin & robotsforkate - Too CuTE!!!

12-01-2009, 03:16 PM
Have my tags turned up yet, it's a while now???

12-03-2009, 10:28 PM
Mine seem to be taking their sweet time too!

12-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Hi everyone, sorry about the lack of updates. I am just getting slammed at work! I have a huge stack of tags here. Tomorrow I'm set to swap them out and update the list. Pippin, yours have arrived for sure. I have some others as well! I'll be mailing these out on Monday! :)

12-04-2009, 10:50 AM
No Worries! I am just glad they have arrived!! I started to fret and wonder if I had sent them to your old address !!!!

12-06-2009, 10:50 AM
Alrighty! All of these are swapped and ready to go out in the mail Monday or Tuesday. Thanks for your patience, everyone!

Terri F
12-07-2009, 08:47 AM
Cool~~~Can't wait Thanks so much Dana

12-07-2009, 09:09 PM
i didn't get mine out in time, so...
i have house tags in my gallery if anyone is interested in a trade. PM me!

12-08-2009, 04:28 AM
Oh goodie! I'll be watching my mailbox. :yes:

12-08-2009, 09:31 AM
All the tags went out on Monday. I'm behind on my Itrader ratings. I promise I'll get to them once I am done with my massive amounts of grading at the end of the semester. This was a great swap! Everyone should be happy with their returns :)

12-09-2009, 09:39 PM
OH WOW! I'm the first to report that my bundle of house tags have arrived....and let me tell you all you won't be disappointed....I'm thrilled with them.
Thanks ever so much for all your hard work Dana....I hope you have a nice FAT book!!!
Givings thanks to all in no particular order....and then reps as the site will allow me.
T*TIME Nest with the heart....DARLING!
Marla...No Place Like Home w/ baby and blk key...ADORABLE!
YellowDen...The Key To My Castle...FABULOUS!
Thalia...Big Silver Moon (metal button) AWESOME!
WendyK...Old Colonial....STUPENDOUS!
CHayward...#196 birdie and old key...GORGEOUS!
IrishRose...Home Sweet Home...BEAUTIFULl!
mtpaperplayer...beach hid away home and clam shell....ENCHANTING!
AGAIN.....I'm loving these....thanks to everyone who played and did such a marvelous job.

12-09-2009, 09:44 PM
HURRAY!! I can't wait to get mine

12-10-2009, 01:35 AM
I got my tags today. They are all fantastic. They are from YellowDen, Wendy K, marla 412, goatgoddess, ArteDar, mtpaperplayer, and SusieTex. Adrianya did a great swap and I appreciate everyone's efforts.

12-10-2009, 05:32 PM
Tags are here! Pippin, livia, cheri, and susietex..... great houses, I love them all! Thanks for hosting adraiyna!

12-10-2009, 10:32 PM
Excellent! And I'm almost done with my grading, so the promised feedback is coming sooon...soon!

12-10-2009, 10:43 PM
Beautiful House Tags arrived in the mail today!! Thanks to Dana for hosting and to the following for the awesome tags: Shawnicaitlin, Hayward_cs, YellowDen, Susietex, Goatgoddess, livia, aznfg, & ArteDar. Off to leave iTrader and rep!!

12-11-2009, 03:06 PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely tag houses received from:
robotsforkate, goatgoddess, marla412, ArteDar, IrishRose, Adriayna, Thalia, and someone that didn't put their name on the back ROFL (It has a stamp that says 'Do something creative everyday' and the front says 'Aspire' with this AWESOME embossed bee/hornet on it.)
Thanks so much for hosting this amazing swap Adrianya! I couldn't be happier with my returns. *skips off to leave iTrader and rep pts*

12-11-2009, 08:46 PM
I think your mystery tag is from livia.

12-11-2009, 09:24 PM
Ahhh...I think that you are right :D

12-12-2009, 02:30 AM
*Dancing around the room* I got mine today! This was a fun swap! I got tags from:
Maria412, Thalia, susietex and Dana. Love them!

12-12-2009, 09:50 AM
Spectacular house tags from Pippin, Adriayna, ArteD & Wendy K! Love 'em!!! Off to leave reps and itrader:yes:

12-12-2009, 07:22 PM
My collection of diverse house tags arrived: aznfg, Thalia, WendyK, BlueEclipse, NiteOwl, Goatgoddess, marla, and Artedar! A special thanks to Thalia and ArteDar for double the fun - a house on front AND back! Big hugs and thanks to everyone and our fantabulous host Adriayna!

Terri F
12-13-2009, 10:12 AM
Wow ...what a wonderful set of lil tags. So beautifully done
from ~thalia
Lovethem all thanks to adriayna for hosting a really fun swap

12-14-2009, 07:47 AM
Beautiful tags are here! Thanks goes to
Susietex (cool colour scheme, love the pastels, rose, yellow, creme, gold!)
YellowDen (cute little yellow/pink house and cool fibers)
Dana (lovely purple/green whimsy house)
Mysterychi (delightful, sparkling and glittering spooky houses)
Marla412 (great composition, charming tag)
hayward cs (the key is terrific and this tryed flower on the back, fantastic!)
ArteDar (one tag, two houses, how cool is that?!)
aznfg (love the celctic knot!)

Love my new little tag book! Thanks for hosting such a cool swap, Dana!
Will leave reps and itrader soon.

12-14-2009, 03:07 PM
Thank you Dana for hosting such a great swap, and for one of your own creations
I received wonderful tags from:
MT Player
They are all fabulous,I love them, thank you

12-15-2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks Dana for being such a wonderful hostess!!! Love all the tags I received!! Thanks to the creative artists I received these beautiful works of art from!! Those included:

Beautiful work!!

12-16-2009, 03:39 PM
Yay! Glad they are arriving safely! :)

12-17-2009, 01:20 PM
got mine a while back - so darn far behind this mth for some reason so running late on my thank you's again - adriayna thanks so much for hosting such a fun swap
off to leave rep points for.....


12-18-2009, 08:21 PM
Yay! I think everyone has gotten theirs. Any outstanding tags?

12-19-2009, 03:30 AM
:sad:Yes mine.....

12-19-2009, 01:40 PM
Mine too!! You know how slow mail is this side of the border!

12-20-2009, 04:21 PM
I'm coming in late here because I've been crazy busy. My fabulous house tags arrived and I've spread the i-Trader and "you rocks" around except for one for ArteDar. (ArteDar I wasn't able to "you rock" you because I left you one last night regarding those delicious Diggedy Dogs [slurp]! I will get back with leaving you one when I'm clear to do so."

So, Adriayna, thank you for hosting a fun swap. It was a new experience for me to mess around with tags...fun!

Thank you to T*Time, RobotsforKate, BlueEclipse, and ArteDar for their lovely house tags!