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Haagmm
05-04-2021, 12:39 PM
Due Date: July 10, 2021
Number of Chunkies: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: 12 FULL
Media: Mixed Media

Cleaning out the Game Closet - A De-stash Chunky Swap

For this swap, I will be mailing an envelope of game items that I stashed last year when we cleared out the game closet and our family room. Each envelope contains puzzle pieces, game instructions, crossword or other paper-based game, game money, assorted game cards, scrabble letters, wii instructions, cardboard coins, and a tiny plastic piece from ‘Operation’.

Swap Requirements:
-This is a no withdrawal swap. I will leave neutral itrader to those who don’t complete the 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, distressing it, 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 the back of the chunky or on a separate note.
-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. I use kids board books from the dollar store. (I can usually get a 6 page book for $1)
-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 receive 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.

-To participate in swaps on AFA, It is never required to send a host card (or a chunky). May I suggest, to save you on postage, that if you wish, surprise me with some item from your stash or some fancy trash, instead of a 4th chunky? The mailman might appreciate it too.

Mailing:
-Protect your chunky pages in some sort of protective plastic (like sandwich baggies), and package them securely in a small bubble wrap envelope. I will re-use the envelope when I send returns.
-Please include a large label with your name and address clearly written on it.
-All artists must pay for their own return postage; either well concealed cash or U.S. stamps. U.S return postage will be approximately $4. I will cover the costs of the initial envelope of de-stash goodies.
-Artwork that arrives late, will be returned at your expense.

Please 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?
0. haagmm
1. ferretgirl - stash rec'd 5/11
2. aznfg - stash rec'd 5/18
3. AngelJoy - stash rec'd 5/14
4. samaranavi - envie mailed 5/10
5. dnewton972 -stash rec'd 5/11
6. Fandanie - stash rec'd 5/10
7. catladybj -stash rec'd 5/19
8. kehlenn - stash rec'd 5/15
9. Heathermae77 - stash rec'd 6/4
10. Juju -stash rec'd 5/13
11. Betsyg - stash rec'd 5/17
12. sqeek - stash rec'd 5/21
13. CQ5 -stash rec'd 5/26

ferretgirl
05-04-2021, 11:52 PM
I'd like to join. I've read the swap rules & realize this is a no withdrawal swap. Will PM you my address.

aznfg
05-04-2021, 11:56 PM
I will also join. I read the rules and understand them.

Haagmm
05-05-2021, 06:10 PM
Welcome ferretgirl and aznfg!

AngelJoy
05-05-2021, 07:00 PM
I wish to join the fun and have read and agree to the rules. Have PMed my address.

samaranavi
05-06-2021, 09:10 AM
WOW very generous of you to send the items!!!
Sure, I will play.
Thanks again.
Samara
@samaranavi

Haagmm
05-06-2021, 10:26 AM
Welcome AngelJoy and samaranavi!

Envelopes going out today to ferretgirl, AngelJoy, dnewton972 and fandanie.
aznfg - I need your address

Fandanie
05-06-2021, 12:27 PM
I would love to play. Thanks for inviting me. I have read the rules and understand I may not withdraw.

kehlenn
05-07-2021, 01:09 AM
Pease sign me up for this swap. I realize this is a no withdrawal swap.

dnewton972
05-07-2021, 04:41 AM
I am in! Was hoping you wanted some of my “stash”. Hahaha. I realize no withdrawals. I welcome the challenge!

catladybj
05-08-2021, 07:08 AM
Count me in, purreez!
I have read the requirements and understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

I hope I'm not the only one that likes a truly CHUNKY- chunky! I believe in making them Very dimensional, Flat is not chunky!
I don't mind having to pay a bit more for postage.

What I routinely use for my chunky base are these cool little 4by4 board books that can be obtained at Dollar Tree. They come two to a pack, and are Sesame Street or some such. They are sturdy enough that you only have to use a sheet of scrapbook paper or cardstock on each side. Because they have a shiny surface I usually make some hash marks with my scissors and maybe pull off a little bit of that glossy paper to make sure my glue has some teeth. I have received ATCS and Chunky's made on single pieces of cardstock before, I don't know why the host let those go through.
I've also picked up some same type of board books that are cut out like a puzzle piece. I may use those if I can't find my stash of the regular ones.Those would make a neat set of Chunky's.
Looking forward to this!

catladybj
05-08-2021, 07:19 AM
I'm happy to kick in an extra dollar, or some stamps if somebody needs some help with postage. I realize that a lot of people have gone to flatter Chunky's because of the postage costs, but I hope we can have some really chunky Chunky's!

Haagmm
05-08-2021, 01:49 PM
Count me in, purreez!
I have read the requirements and understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

I hope I'm not the only one that likes a truly CHUNKY- chunky! I believe in making them Very dimensional, Flat is not chunky!
I don't mind having to pay a bit more for postage.

What I routinely use for my chunky base are these cool little 4by4 board books that can be obtained at Dollar Tree. They come two to a pack, and are Sesame Street or some such. They are sturdy enough that you only have to use a sheet of scrapbook paper or cardstock on each side. Because they have a shiny surface I usually make some hash marks with my scissors and maybe pull off a little bit of that glossy paper to make sure my glue has some teeth. I have received ATCS and Chunky's made on single pieces of cardstock before, I don't know why the host let those go through.
I've also picked up some same type of board books that are cut out like a puzzle piece. I may use those if I can't find my stash of the regular ones.Those would make a neat set of Chunky's.
Looking forward to this!

I am right there with ya!! I love chunky embellishments and danglies!! My husband and I have been blessed to not have employment issues throughout the pandemic so I am happy to chip in an extra dollar or two for postage.

Haagmm
05-08-2021, 01:51 PM
Welcome catladybj and kehlenn! Your envelopes will probably go out on Monday. I'll post for sure when I mail them.

Heathermae77
05-08-2021, 02:27 PM
Would love to play

Haagmm
05-08-2021, 11:52 PM
Would love to play

Welcome Heathermae77 - please message me you address and I'll get your envelope in the mail

Juju
05-09-2021, 09:39 PM
Sign me up please! I have read the rules and understand I may not with drawl. :) Thank you for hosting, I look forward to trying my hand at this!

Haagmm
05-10-2021, 01:32 PM
Envies went out this morning to samaranavi, catladybj, kehlenn and Juju. They are going non-machinable so I expect they could take a week to arrive.

ferretgirl
05-11-2021, 03:39 AM
Melissa, Got your envelope yesterday. Will probably start working on them very soon...

Betsyg
05-11-2021, 11:48 AM
Am I in time? Add me if I am. I understand it is a no withdrawal swap.

dnewton972
05-11-2021, 03:29 PM
Received my envelope! AM excited to get started! Thank you!

Haagmm
05-11-2021, 06:31 PM
Welcome Betsyg! Your envie will go out tomorrow. I have one more envelope available!

sqeek
05-12-2021, 12:51 AM
I would like to join if there is still an opening please

Haagmm
05-12-2021, 02:40 PM
I would like to join if there is still an opening please

Congrats sqeek - you get the last envelope!

CastleQueen5
05-13-2021, 08:43 PM
I am so sorry I missed this. I saw your link on the bottom of one of your posts. I forget to check the Non atc area for swaps.

Juju
05-13-2021, 09:22 PM
I received my envelope today! Looks very intriguing to say the least! Lol

AngelJoy
05-14-2021, 01:52 PM
Received my envelope of goodies today, thanks!

kehlenn
05-15-2021, 08:37 PM
The envelope of goodies arrived!

Betsyg
05-17-2021, 12:20 PM
My envie arrived! This is going to take some thinking!

aznfg
05-19-2021, 12:09 AM
Got my stuff.;)

catladybj
05-20-2021, 12:37 AM
Got my stash!
Thx!

Fandanie
05-21-2021, 12:49 PM
Stash received may 10th. USP is still slow here in bmore. Two of the substations are still understaffed due to COVID. When will this be over?

sqeek
05-21-2021, 11:41 PM
I got my envelope looks like there’s some fun things to use

CastleQueen5
05-26-2021, 05:16 PM
I got a fun envelope and will start soon. Thanks.

Heathermae77
06-03-2021, 03:56 AM
Recieved..created and in mail tomorrow.

Haagmm
06-07-2021, 12:03 AM
Ok my crafty, collagey (And I’ll say chunky based on the type of swap!) friends. Are the creative juices flowing? Ive been in my craft room working in chunkies this weekend. I hope to have them all done to post pics this week. If a anyone else has been working, please post some inspirational pics!

I am keeping a game theme to my completed chunkies but not in any traditional way. Creating a game themed chunky isn’t a requirement though.

dnewton972
06-08-2021, 04:27 PM
‘Chunks’ are ready.
223499
223500
223501
223502

AngelJoy
06-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Love the humongous fungus, dnewton972! Great chunkies!

CastleQueen5
06-09-2021, 09:46 PM
‘Chunks’ are ready.
223499
223500
223501
223502


Are those the fronts? What do the backsides look like?
I thought the donkey man was fun

Haagmm
06-11-2021, 04:22 PM
Thanks to those who are posting pictures! I love to see them. Please remember to decorate the back of your chunky (even just scrapbook paper) and list the stash items that you used.

Here is my first chunky!

CastleQueen5
06-12-2021, 01:42 PM
I mailed today, it cost me $3.12. but I get a tiny discount when I use the printable postage on paypal. Inside is $5, and a label. I will post some photos later. I am trying to get some other things in the mail before the Postman comes.

CastleQueen5
06-12-2021, 01:43 PM
Thanks to those who are posting pictures! I love to see them. Please remember to decorate the back of your chunky (even just scrapbook paper) and list the stash items that you used.

Here is my first chunky!

Dang so cute!!!! I didnt do that dangly stuff. I should have. Too late.

Haagmm
06-13-2021, 10:33 PM
Mail Call -
Just got home from a family reunion and I'm going thru the mail from the last few days. I have some super fun chunkies from aznfg, dnewton972 and Heathermae77.
:jiggy: I have to say - you all are some of the best mixed media artists ever! These are the best to look at.

CastleQueen5
06-13-2021, 10:56 PM
Front and Back of one chunky.

AngelJoy
06-14-2021, 05:09 PM
Finished mine. I didn't really do much on the back except a background and my AFA info. with a list of what I used, so I am not picturing the backs here.

223645

I will mail out this week. I hope to get to the Post Office tomorrow. I will let you know when they actually get mailed.

CastleQueen5
06-14-2021, 06:20 PM
I made this one, and it is different than my other 3. It is my favorite.

CastleQueen5
06-14-2021, 06:25 PM
This one I used the Mona Lisa image.

CastleQueen5
06-14-2021, 06:30 PM
My last chunky, Discover

kehlenn
06-15-2021, 02:27 AM
Mailed out today w tracking.