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    Pretty Tissue Box Background Swap~Due January 18, 2018

    Swap Due Date – January 18, 2018
    Signup/withdraw date – Please communicate
    Number of Cards - 3 for 3
    Number of participants – 30, as this is my third swap
    Style: open

    Do you search for ways to up-cycle, like me?
    Come to the place where frugality meets allergy-sufferer meets artist!

    I love my pretty tissue boxes, and go through a lot of them--so I thought I'd try using the discarded boxes as bases for my cards. The cardboard is perfect for atcs, and then I thought, well, these make pretty backgrounds, too! So the tissue box atc was born.

    For this swap, you must use cardboard from facial tissue boxes (you can get at least 3 from one large rectangular box). You may use more then one box, if you like.
    You can draw on the cardboard, paint it, stamp it, collage it--UP-CYCLE it!
    BUT-the background of the card must show at least a bit of the recognizable tissue box design--it is about the pretty boxes.

    So, show us how you up-cycle something pretty into something BEAUTIFUL!

    The Cards:
    Must be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches on cardboard from a facial tissue box
    and have all items securely glued on
    Must have your AFA name, the swap name, and at least your first name
    on the back
    Must be sent in plastic sleeves
    This is a 3 for 3 swap so send 3 cards (but if you'd like to include a hostess
    card I would cherish it!)
    The Mailing:
    Mail your cards in a size 10 business size envelope (4” by 9.5”) with sufficient
    postage
    Include the same amount of postage needed to mail your cards in your
    envelope
    Include a mailing label of at least 0.5” by 1.5” with your address printed on it
    I will supply the envelopes for returns
    Please allow snail mail time and mail your cards so that I receive them by the
    due date
    The Returns:
    I try to swap "like for like"---if you put a lot of time & effort into your cards I will try to swap with others' cards that were made with the same care
    Once you receive your returns please let me know in the swap thread
    Leave reps (You Rock!s) for players whose cards you’ve received and an
    iTrader for your hostess.


    If you have any questions or issues please communicate.
    Please Personal Message me or post on the thread when you need my address.

    If you have to drop out, or decide you'd rather not play, please let me know either by private message or on the swap thread.

    Here are some pretty tissue box cards I've made to get you ready to up-cycle and beautify those boxes!

    Players:

    1. Suzi
    2. VHoneyBee
    3. cinlan
    4. catladybj
    5. pouringdiva
    6. ThouArtDelyrias
    7. alrice46
    8. kehlenn
    9. heymaggie
    10. CastleQueen5
    11. Vicki Z
    12. nancybj
    13. BigBangMomma
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    Last edited by BluSkyHare; 11-13-2017 at 08:48 PM. Reason: add player
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    I'll play! I have lots of tissue boxes cut to ATC size
    Now Hosting Whimsical Christmas Swap

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    Yay, Suzi! First player!
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    I would love to play, please add me
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    Welcome VHoneyBee!
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    Count me in...I have been collecting tissue boxes for atcs

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    I'll play! I've already had people saving tissue boxes for me as well as saving them myself .
    I've used them for a long time.
    Bonnie
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    Welcome cinlan and catladybj! Sorry for the delay--I haven't been able to log on until now. What do you think about the upgrade?
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    this sounds so fun! i must lurk for now, though!

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    Lurking! Great idea!
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    Ha! My mom thought I was nuts for cutting up the tissue boxes for cards.... little did she know. I'm gonna lurk for now, but hope to get back to this one.

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    Welcome to the lurkers! If you can find the time, play around and see what you can come up with.
    Now Hosting--Pretty Tissue Box Background Swap--due Jan 18
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    Lurking for now, don't have a box to use. If the one on my coffee table is empty before it is too late I shall be back!

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    Please sign me up!
    Playing catch up in 52 APCs for 52 weeks of 2017
    Count down to 11/29/17 of activity so I can host my 1st Swap!

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    You got it, pouringdiva! Glad to have you aboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strivaria View Post
    Ha! My mom thought I was nuts for cutting up the tissue boxes for cards.... little did she know. I'm gonna lurk for now, but hope to get back to this one.
    Strivaria, I love this cardboard! I've used it as bases for other cards (totally covered up) as well as recently for handmade postcards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChronicReader View Post
    Lurking for now, don't have a box to use. If the one on my coffee table is empty before it is too late I shall be back!
    ChronicReader--you should have plenty of time.
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    I think this is right up my alley! I JUST cut up a tissue box that I was coveting on my boss's desk that she gave me!!! It is so pretty though, don't know how I will mess it up, but I'll figure it out!

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    I just got over a cold and threw the boxes away before I saw this! But there is lots of time and I love the theme so I will lurk and see what I can come up with! I love your carousel horse and Ovtober examples, BlueSkyHare! Very inspiring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThouArtDelyrias View Post
    I think this is right up my alley! I JUST cut up a tissue box that I was coveting on my boss's desk that she gave me!!! It is so pretty though, don't know how I will mess it up, but I'll figure it out!
    Adding your name to the list, ThouArtDelyrias! And, I don't think you'll mess it up! Can't wait to see what you do with it!
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