Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2023 12:41 pm

CR: Recycled Holiday Cards Pieces PC

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Group:Crafty Recyclers
Swap Coordinator:wolfeagle (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Crafts  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:8
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:December 13, 2022
Date items must be sent by:January 2, 2023
Number of swap partners:2

Time to recycle your old Christmas and holiday cards in to something new. In this swap, you will be making each of your 2 partners, one new postcard from the pieces of your used holiday and X-Mas cards.

I first participated in this similar swap back when @TerryF hosted this version Here. I like to make these with holiday cards. They are a great way to create some fun and abstract mail art, all while recycling some holiday cards.

In this swap, you will take 3-4 Christmas cards, and cut the pretty side or decorated side in to different size shapes and pieces. You then, reassemble the pieces, to make a new holiday abstract puzzle postcard. You must have a least 4 pieces on your new postcards. I have even used the message side as the base, that I can then glue the cut pieces to. You can create your own base or use another card. Your postcards can use random shapes and sizes, where you can just cut off any edges or extra pieces, or you can use all the same size cards when you create these, and cut through them at the same time, and then interchange the pieces among the cards. Using a paper cutter works well but these can be made using scissors as well. You can also make a template, and then trace that on the back side of the designed "pretty" side, so your pieces come out the same size. Which ever way you decide to do it...Have fun.

You will have 2 partners, and will send each partner, 1 pieced together postcard that has at least 4 pieces combined. You may mail these naked or in an envelope. I also recommend weighing your postcards down, before mailing, just to make sure everything is adhered and nothing is lifting up.....you can put plastic over your postcard and then put a heavy book on them or weights on them, or a package, basically use whatever you have around. ;)


ultracinematik 12/14/2022 #

I tend to work on sender's choice swaps before the sign up deadline, so I made mine today. I used a big plastic quilting ruler and a rotary cutter to cut my 4x6 stack of cards into pieces. Highly recommend this method of cutting, but may have to go over a few times to get all layers (I used 6).

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