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Thread: De-Stash Chunky Swap~ Due February 29, 2020

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    De-Stash Chunky Swap~ Due February 29, 2020

    Due Date: February 29, 2020
    Number of Cards: 3:3
    Number of Participants: 16 FULLg
    Media: Mixed Media

    De-Stash Chunky Swap ~ A No-Withdrawal Swap

    For this swap, I will be mailing an envelope of items from my stash. I'm trying to de-clutter EVERY space in my home, but the craft room is the hardest because I know I can use everything. Sharing items with my AFA friends makes it easier to let go of things. So, I thought I'd put together some envelopes of random items from my stash and host another swap. Each envelope includes the same items (although colors vary). I've limited the number of players to a small number, because I'm not sure how much interest there will be, especially with the high shipping cost for international players.

    Swap Requirements:

    • If I send you an envelope, you are required to complete the swap without knowing what is in the envelope. This is a no withdrawal swap, so I will leave neutral itrader to those who don’t complete the commitment to this swap.
    • You need to use at least 3 of the stash items on each chunky. Just like the T2T swaps, using it can mean cutting it, flipping it over, using it as a tool, etc. Please add other items from your own stash, as well. These are meant to be finished pieces of art, so please put in the time and create a focal point. Please list the items used on a separate note, included with the chunky, rather than writing them on the back.
    • Chunky pages should be 4 x 4 inches in size, securely made & sturdy. If you can bend or fold the chunky pages easily, it is too thin. One piece of card stock is not thick enough (think cereal box thickness, at least).
    • Chunky pages are 2-sided. The back does not need to be elaborate, but decorate it in some way (a decorative paper is fine). Also include your information on the back: name, AFA user name, swap name, title, location, etc.
    • Embellishments, fibers, and dangles are encouraged, but not required. Depending on the weight, postage cost may be more.
    • Chunky pages that are received that are not sturdy or do not follow the rules will be returned to you at your own expense. It is not fair to the other artists that follow the rules. So, please take the time to read over the requirements.
    • Please leave half an inch on the left side without embellishments for binding purposes, but don't leave it plain. It should still be part of the page, but the receiver should be able to punch holes for binding (if they choose).
    • Do not add binding holes (the artists that receives them will do that themselves).
    • When you sign up, let me know that you have read the requirements and are aware that this is a no-withdrawal swap. Also, send me your address in a PM so I can send an envelope your way.
    • Host cards are never a requirement (but are always cherished when sent).


    Mailing:

    • Protect your chunky pages in some sort of protective plastic, and package them securely in a small bubble wrap envelope. I will re-use the envie when I send returns.
    • Please include a large label with your name and address clearly written on it.
    • Postage: Both US and international artists must pay for their own return postage; either well concealed cash or US stamps. U.S will be approximately $4, and international will range from $10.50 to $14.75. I will cover the costs of the envelope of de-stash goodies.
    • Artwork that arrives late, will be returned at your expense.




    Feel free to share your artwork in the thread. It is always inspiring to see the work of others.

    When you receive your returns, please leave itrader for me and rep points for the artists whom you receive work from.

    Who wants to play?
    1. prex
    2. ferretgirl
    3. Miss Fame RECEIVED
    4. Fandanie RECEIVED
    5. nanvan RECEIVED
    6. JavaZarf
    7. kehlenn RECEIVED
    8. catladybj mailing 1/10
    9. Rachel RECEIVED
    10. miss RECEIVED
    11. Haagmm
    12. LeeBeth
    13. aznfg mailed
    14. mrubyjean
    15. Angeljoy RECEIVED
    16. ThouArtDelyrias RECEIVED
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    Oh, this sounds wonderful, Prex! Please sign me up....

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    oooops! I have read the swap rules & know this is a no-withdrawal swap.

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    I would like to join and understand the requirements.

    Please know that I'm new to the chunky world. I have seen thin canvas boards that are 4x4. Are these acceptable? Thanks!
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    My idea for too thick would be if a cropadile can't punch a hole through it. So, if it thin enough for a hole to be punched for binding purposes, it should be fine.

    Anyone else want to weigh in on that one?
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    I don't know if a lurker can vote, but I would say no to the canvas board.
    Chunkies are not standalone art. They are usually connected like a book with a ring or something similar, usually on the left side.
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    I would like to play too

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaZarf View Post
    I don't know if a lurker can vote, but I would say no to the canvas board.
    Chunkies are not standalone art. They are usually connected like a book with a ring or something similar, usually on the left side.
    I guess it just depends on how THIN the canvas board is. If is what I consider normal canvas board, it's too thick. If it is thinner than the usual stuff (not sure if that's something available) and approximately the same as chipboard, then it should be fine. I'm being clear as mud with my answer, I'm sure...

    I guess my final answer is chipboard is probably the thickest it should be.
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    Welcome Fandanie!
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    Thank you for the input on canvas board. After reading above, I know it wont work. Glad I asked!
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    Lurking ... I've never made a chunkie - are there some examples I could check out before deciding if I'm up to the challenge?
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    I'd like to join, please. I've PM'd my mailing address to you. Thanks!

    p.s. I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.
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    nanvan, Just think of it as making a trading card but 4 inches x 4 inches

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    I would like to join. I realize this is a no withdrawal swap.
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    Welcome nanvan and JavaZarf
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    Just an FYI, I ended up reopening envelopes because I had leftover bits. I didn't find an envelope without (so I guess I counted wrong). I did double check and then sealed the envelopes as I went. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know so you won't think it was the post office that opened the envelopes. And also, if you are missing an item let me know and I'll send it along.
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    I will join.

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    Miss Prex my goodies arrived today. You packed such a fun selection! I can't wait to get started. Thank you for sharing your stash. Many of these items I have never used before. This is going to be a fun challenge. Thank you!!
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