View Full Version : Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas 4 x 4 Chunky Page Swap/Chunky Pages/Open/Due: Jan 31, 2023

11-26-2022, 04:28 AM
Due: January 31, 2023
Medium: Open
Number of pages: 3 or 6
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas 4 x 4 Chunky Page Swap/Chunky Pages/Open

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 & THIS YEAR i NEED TO ADD THAT THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF CHUNKY ON YOUR PAGE OR AT LEAST ADD SOME FIBERS/YARN/RIBBON & they must be securely fastened & able to go through a mail machine with no problems. NO FLAT CHUNKY PAGES THIS YEAR. 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 the last few years & artists were 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 $5.75-$6.75 for three pages. More if you send six.
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.

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!!

chimerix RECEIVED

11-29-2022, 09:54 AM
I was worried that you weren’t going to host this this year. Yes! Of course I would like to join Merry Christmas!,

11-29-2022, 08:08 PM
Hi Fandanie!! Great, I'll get you listed... Merry Christmas to you, too!!

11-30-2022, 11:13 AM

12-01-2022, 06:57 AM
Hi nanvan, much appreciated!!

12-03-2022, 05:44 PM
Hi, ferretgirl! I’ve missed you! I am officially lurking.

12-04-2022, 06:40 AM
Hey stranger!! Long time no hear from; hope life is treating you well?

12-04-2022, 11:10 AM
I’m doing pretty well! I no longer live in a desert, so someday I may look into a screen name change…LOL! I am just getting back into art (less than two months?). I have a few supplies. I don’t have the 4-inch chipboards anymore, but that’s okay. I’m trying to figure out if I can make the deadline. Creative process is definitely slow. I know the art here is going to be awesome!!

12-11-2022, 02:16 AM
Well, I think I am going to cancel this swap. There doesn't seem to be much interest this year. I sent out a few invites but no bites. I'll give it another couple more days & then let you guys know what I decide.

12-11-2022, 10:18 AM
Lurking. I love chunky chunkies. Will see if I have some chunky size Christmas ingredients.

12-11-2022, 10:13 PM
Thanks for checking the swap out, JavaZarf... Sometimes I use just regular old Christmas cards that I like the fronts on. They make for great images....

12-12-2022, 09:22 AM
Seriously lurking. I have the backgrounds made from last year just need to embellish them.

12-13-2022, 01:10 AM
Lurkers are always welcome, mrubyjean:jiggy:

12-13-2022, 02:22 PM
I would like to play.

12-14-2022, 12:22 AM
Oh, that is great, chimerix!! I'll get you signed up!!

12-18-2022, 07:03 AM
Wow! We already got our first set of chunkies in; thank you, Fandanie!! Love all the chunkiness on them:jiggy:

12-27-2022, 02:45 PM
My chunky pages are going out in today's mail. Aloha

01-01-2023, 08:35 PM
I'd like to join please - I've made my chunkies and will post pics tomorrow. I'll mail them on Tuesday, Jan 3rd.

01-02-2023, 05:30 AM
Wonderful, Nancy. Will be on the look out for them:rolleyes:

01-03-2023, 12:12 AM
Here are my chunkies - I scanned them without ribbons but will add some before mailing.

01-03-2023, 04:47 AM
Nice job, Nancy;)

01-05-2023, 04:48 AM
chimerix, Your chunkies have arrived. Nicely done....

01-10-2023, 01:08 AM
I finally mailed my chunkies today - I've been sick for over a week and just now made it out to the post office. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will arrive in time!

01-10-2023, 05:43 AM
No worries, nanvan. Sorry to hear you've been sick; it is that time of year, unfortunately...

01-12-2023, 11:58 AM
Another year and I've lost my Christmas spirit.
I know I was only lurking but I won't be participating this time~ sorry.

01-12-2023, 09:12 PM
That's okay. Not many artists signed up this year; maybe it is time to put an end to this swap. I've been running it for quite a few years....

01-28-2023, 06:22 AM
nanvan, Your chunkies are here!! Thank you for the extra one!! We have been having so many problems with our mail carrier substitute. Our regular mail carrier is on vacation & her sub is awful. Yet, they continue to raise the rates. Just shaking my head....

01-28-2023, 06:23 AM
I need to finish my chunkies up but will probably have these in the mail on Monday or Tuesday. Thank you to everyone that participated!! See you in the mail box soon....

02-21-2023, 11:05 AM
ferretgirl - have you mailed the returns?

02-23-2023, 06:55 PM
I am sorry; I kept them a little bit longer thinking I could get some done but I just haven't had time. Plus, I put a note in your swap. They are going in the mail today...

03-07-2023, 09:36 PM
Received my returns today - a really fun one from fandanie with fabric and bells and Santa with a pompom beard and a very cool one from chimerix with a vintage label and little gingerbread people embellishments. Thank you both very much! I was a bit disappointed that my 3rd chunky was one that I made for the swap but got back. Off to leave yourocks.

03-09-2023, 05:42 AM
The reason you got one of your own back, Nancy, was because I didn't take a host chunky. I felt bad enough as it was holding the swap up.