View Full Version : Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas 4 x 4 Chunky Page Swap/Open/Due: January 31, 2021

11-10-2020, 04:38 AM
Due date: January 30, 2021
Number of Pages: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants:Open
Open Medium (No digital please)

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Chunky Page 4 x 4 Swap

It is time for my annual Christmas Chunky Page swap. This is a Christmas related swap; anything that has to do with Christmas.

Chunkies should be 4 x 4 in size; securely made & sturdy. Embellishments are encouraged but if used they must be securely fastened & able to go through a mail machine with no problems. If you do add a lot of raised embellies or lots of fibers please remember to send a bit of extra postage to cover them going to a different artist. Please leave a half inch clear on the left side for binding purposes. Encase your chunky pages in protective plastic. Please use stickers minimally & especially not as the focal point. Please decorate the back side as well (can be more simple) & put your info on the back (Real name/A4A name/the swap name/chunky title/where you are from/date).

Beings that this is an open medium swap, it must be noted that all artists will be mailed what comes in regardless of what medium they use. A HD/HP artist may end up getting a collage chunky page & vice versa. A collage artist may end up getting a HD/HP Chunky Page. If this issue is a big problem for you then you can private message me & I'll see what I can do but honestly, this swap was a blast last year & everyone was really happy with the returns they got regardless of what the medium was. This should be fun not gloom & doom....

As far as envelopes are concerned; if you want me to re-use the envelope that you sent your swaps in I can do that or you can send a new envelope in with your swaps. Please make sure to send a LARGE ADDRESS LABEL so that your returns get back to you right away. Both US and international artists must pay for their own return postage; either well concealed cash (the amount that it took to mail your chunky pages to me)/US stamps/or you can private message me for my Pay Pal addy info. ESTIMATED postage costs:

US/Canada $4.75-$5.75 for three pages/$5.75-$6 for six pages
Not sure what international rates would be. You would need to check with your local post office to find that information out.

Please mail chunky pages a week & half or two weeks before due date (even earlier due to heavy mail loads this time of year). I WILL BE SWAPPING OUT ON TIME. Host chunky pages are not mandatory but I would be tickled pink (or even red in this case) if I received one. Late chunky pages will be returned unswapped. No communication and no pages will result in Neutral ITrader. When you are ready to send please private message me for my addy info. After yo have received your chunky pages; the names of the artists in the swap will be linked so that you can easily give out You Rock points & ITrader for me.

If you have any questions, whatsoever, please feel free to ask. It is a good idea to go over the rules a couple of times so that you become comfortable in getting your swaps out appropriately. So let's make some fun!!

dnewton972 RECEIVED
heymaggie RECEIVED
ThouArtDelyrias RECEIVED
An. M. Sudyka RECEIVED

11-11-2020, 12:26 PM
I am in! Please sign me up!

11-12-2020, 05:06 AM
Great!! You are numero uno:jiggy:

11-12-2020, 07:20 PM
Please sign me up for this swap. Hope you are well

11-12-2020, 11:45 PM
Lurking for fun

11-13-2020, 03:20 AM
Hi Fandanie!! Happy to see you. Yes, we are doing fine & I hope the same for you & yours!!

11-13-2020, 03:21 AM
Would love to have you join, Monroy28:rolleyes:

11-20-2020, 03:46 PM
Thanks for the invite! I'd love to join you!

An. M. Sudyka
11-20-2020, 06:43 PM
Sounds like an interesting swap. I'll start on my cards after Thanksgiving. (May you have a Happy Thanksgiving.) Sign me up for this swap.

11-21-2020, 01:15 AM
I’m going to lurk for now.

11-21-2020, 06:39 AM
Great, Maggie!! Wonderful to have you:jiggy:

An. M. Sudyka -- So nice to see you!! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!! Now you understand that these are 4 x 4 in size, right?

Haagmm We'd love to have you:wub:

11-21-2020, 08:36 AM
Please sign me up for this Collette.
It looks like a really fun swap.
I'd like to do 6:6.

11-22-2020, 11:29 PM
Lurking again

11-23-2020, 02:33 AM
Hi samaranavi! Welcome aboard!

11-23-2020, 02:34 AM
Good thinking, Monroy28!!

11-28-2020, 05:29 AM
I've already started looking at some of my Christmas cards from last year that I received to use in this swap but most of them are scenic. Hmm Not sure now if I am going to use any of them or not.....

11-28-2020, 02:28 PM
Lurking with intent.

11-29-2020, 05:39 AM
Hi AngelJo. Would love to have you join in:rolleyes:

11-29-2020, 12:26 PM
I want to join! I am not in any swaps right now so I think I can commit!

11-30-2020, 04:02 AM
So happy to have you, TAD!!

12-06-2020, 04:47 AM
The time is going by so fast already!!

12-08-2020, 02:20 PM
Ready! Mailing today!

12-09-2020, 03:43 AM
Those are lovely, dnewton72!

12-10-2020, 12:48 AM
Mine are done except for the swap info on the backs. Iím trading 3 for 3 with a hostess choice extra.


12-10-2020, 03:58 AM
Oh! Those are nice, Maggie;)

12-11-2020, 11:11 AM
Greeting on this first day of Chaukkah!
If there are 5 or 6 or 7 participants, should we do 7 pages etc.
Or is one book made with 3 or 6 pages and going to one person.
Thanks so much ferretgirl :)

12-11-2020, 09:40 PM
Hi Samara!! If you do three chunky pages you will get three chunky pages back; usually from three different artists. If you do six pages; you'll get six pages back. If not enough artists sign up to do the six pages then you'll more than likely get six pages but possibly with two pages from the same artists. Is that clear as mud? That is why I prefer the pages to all be different so you don't end up getting two of the very same page from one artist. At least if they make different ones you'll still get six different pages.

12-13-2020, 09:17 AM
Thanks so much for your response. Clear as a bell lol. Good plan. Starting on them today. If I don't connect with you, Happy Holidays!

12-14-2020, 04:15 AM
Sounds good:wub: Thank you; happy holidays to you & yours, too!!

12-22-2020, 09:26 PM
Got mine done. They are chunky and hoping they make it in time!!!

12-23-2020, 04:53 AM
Nice job, TAD!

12-26-2020, 08:10 AM
I mailed my pages on Wednesday the 23rd.

12-27-2020, 05:48 AM
Well, I need to let you guys know that I have been suffering from an eye incident & am currently not able to see out of my eye 100%. I am going to be extending the dead line to 1/30. I am sorry for the inconvenience & I have received a few sets already. Will get that info up soon.

12-29-2020, 04:56 AM
Two wonderful swaps in by Fandanie & maggiemize.... Will be leaving ITrader shortly!!

01-02-2021, 09:34 PM
Sorry to hear about your eye issue!! You are the 5th person I have known in the past month to have eye problems! My husband got metal in his eye before thanksgiving and spent every three days at the eye dr. getting rust taken out until it had all surfaced! my son got fiberglass in his and too co-workers had problems with one eye each! Yikes! I hope that you are healing up fast Collette!

01-03-2021, 05:15 AM
Thanks, TAD. Since I am a Type 1 diabetic it is a complication from that. We'll have to see how it goes.... I just can't see out my right eye very well until I have surgery. The surgery has to be when my eye gets really bad. I just hope the eye doctors know what they are doing!!

01-03-2021, 05:16 AM
Oh & also; TAD your chunkies have arrived. very nice job;)

01-11-2021, 05:07 AM
An., Your chunkies are here!!