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    “At the North Pole” Altered Altoid Tin Mail Art Swap, Due Dec. 7

    Due date: Dec. 7
    Signup by: Dec. 1
    Number of Items: 2/2 or 3/3
    Number of players: 12
    Media: ALTOID TINS, decorated with most anything that works for you, but NO LOOSE GLITTER

    My last Altoid tin Swap was such fun that we are repeating it with a seasonal theme. As before, we will be decorating the 2 1/2 x 3 2/3 size with hinged lid. Please decorate the lid to represent a door, or entryway, to the North Pole, with a scene inside when the lid is opened.

    You could show a view of Santa’s Workshop with shelves of toys, or you could choose a more general depiction of the North Pole, with Mrs. Claus in her bakery kitchen, elves decorating a Christmas tree, or maybe building a snowman outdoors. The inside of the lid can be decorated as well, or just painted or covered with felt or paper.

    Enjoy creating your little scenes! You can choose to do two tins for two in trade, or three for three. Though always appreciated, there is no obligation to make an extra host Tim.

    TIPS: Scuffing the metal a bit with coarse sandpaper will allow paint and glue to adhere better. Use jewelry glue or e6000 to attach anything directly to the tin, but white craft glue is fine for fabric, wood, or paper glued to each other. BE CAREFUL not to glue anything that might obstruct opening and closing the tin.

    MAILING: Please place each tin in a separate small baggie and sign your username on the bottom of each. Please include an address label and $5 for your returns. I would advise mailing in a small box, it just feels more protected and secure to me. But it’s your choice whether to use a box or padded envelope, I will send returns in the same packaging. Mailing First Class may take a day or two longer than Priority, but it is less expensive and still includes tracking. I will pay for returns for the first International player.

    Participants:

    1. Bluesky - RECEIVED
    2. Miss Fame - RECEIVED
    3. Haagmm - RECEIVED
    4. Kae.Ryan - RECEIVED
    5. Sqeek
    6. Aaeshelman - RECEIVED
    7. Amyfaerie - RECEIVED
    Last edited by CiCiCreates; 12-11-2019 at 05:28 PM.
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    Here are some sample tins:
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    I'm in with bells on! Jingle...jingle...
    Oui..I love Paris.

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    Yay, big welcome to Bluesky!
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    My bells are on too! Please sign me up.
    Wonderful examples CiCi! Loves the details and shelves
    ☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

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    I ordered tins yesterday from Amazon prime and they arrived today. I just searched under "altoid tin" and there were various options.
    Woohoo!
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    Great! I will gladly sign you up, and I’m glad you like my tins. I really think I learned some things by getting to study all my lovely host tins from the last one.
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    Oh, I've been waiting for this one! Please sign me up! Thanks
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    Welcome!
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    Doin’ it now!
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    I've been eatting lots of Altoids the last couple weeks to prepare! Force feeding the ladies i work with! Lol we're halfway through tin number 2!

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    Where are all my players for this fun swap? If you can join us now, there is lots of time to create (lurking until you are sure is always welcome too)!
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    I would love to join please hopefully I can stay out of the hospital.

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    I hope you can too, Sqeek! Signing you up now.
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    I have put up 4 little baggies of items that you may be able to use in your tins. They will be sent to the first 4 players who ask for them here on the thread. I’m offering this because I had an excess, though only enough for 4 little baggies. There are tiny wreaths. candy canes, trees, etc. Just ask!
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    Me please!! I would love that! I can send you extra postage with my tins!

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    Ok, Kae.Ryan, please PM me your address and I will send it right out.
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    I would love to give this a try if there is room left!!
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    Welcome Aaeshelman!
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