Monday, June 7, 2010

Alpha Stamps Garden Variety Postcard Swap! (CLOSED)

I am very excited about this new Alpha Stamps sponsored postcard swap!
If you could have peeked into my studio lately, you would have seen me working hard on lots of Alpha Stamp 'Garden Variety' samples, not to mention a 6 page information/instruction file for anyone who registers for the swap. I've also gone ahead and set up a new system for delivering the swap information to you, upon the recommendation of my Vintage Gluebook instructor, Mary Green! You will continue to register for any creative swap via a PayPal button on the blog, but now after your payment has cleared, you will immediately receive a link where you can download any information/pdf files pertaining to the swap. You won't have to wait for me to send it to you!  :^) First, I'll show another postcard I made with the new Alpha Stamp products, then the swap details! Click for a larger photo.

2010 Alpha Stamps Garden Variety Postcard Swap - due Saturday, August 28th ::: 7/4/2010: This swap is now closed for registration with 50 participants!
What to make: 4 postcards, 4” x 6” in size - with the option of also creating one ATC on the same theme (fabric or paper).
Theme: Garden Variety – sponsored by Alpha Stamps!
What you’ll receive: 4 Postcards, all by different artists in the swap –and one swapped ATC if you choose to make one.  Plus, a gift with your swap returns from Alpha Stamps for every participant who completes the swap! 
Also – One 1st prize for the Most Creative Postcards from Alpha Stamps AND – a prize for the most Creative Garden Variety ATC, from me!

Requirements: Each Postcard and ATC must include at least one Alpha Stamp Collage sheet or rubber stamp image. The collage sheet images come in your choice of paper (cardstock), fabric, transparency and sticker sheets. That gives you a lot of choices! Alpha Stamps owner Leslie Elledge has put together a wonderful selection of inspiring Garden Variety products here: - I have already created a number of samples with the new products and they are gorgeous!!

To register for the Garden Variety postcard swap: 
Use the ‘Buy Now’ PayPal button found on the sidebar of the Creative Swaps Blog: 

The $10.00 fee to register for this swap is your non-refundable payment in advance for swap registration and organization, swap packaging, postage and handling, return mailing, plus all information/inspiration pertaining to the swap. This postcard swap includes a 6 page PDF file with photos and instruction on how I made my sample postcards and ATCs for this swap (more than pictured here). Your registration fee covers all costs for packaging, labels and return mailing – you do not need to include anything but your swaps when you send! This holds for both mail within the USA and for mail outside of the USA. I love having International participants!

Your registration will be confirmed via email with additional swap information, any applicable PDFs/instruction and my mailing address to which you will send your swap art to before August 28th. If the email you have with PayPal is not the correct one for me to correspond with, please notify me directly. If you have sent in a PayPal registration and you have not received confirmation within 48 hours please Email me directly. PayPal is a free on-line bank service; find out more here:    


Any questions, please email me - I will reply as soon as I can, thanks! Check out any of our previous Alpha Stamps sponsored swaps via the links in the sidebar to see just how great these swaps have been : )


sharon said...

Just signed up! This looks fantastic Lenna! I will read over it at lunch!!

friedaquilter said...

Hi Lenna, just signed up too and no need to send me the PDF file! It will just clog up my dial-up. Just one question. Do we decorate both sides?
And have a wonderful anniversary, filled with love, and much laughter! I'll be thinking of the two of you and can hardly believe it's your 5th anniversary already!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

So glad to have both of you in this swap! Frieda, the following is from the pdf file instructions (don't worry, it is a good question & I know you have not seen it yet!)-- "For my postcards, I either stamped a postcard address/correspondence stamp on card stock, attached it to the back, or I used a master to print out a postcard back. This means whoever receives my postcards in the swap can use them as a postcard. Another idea that you will see via the Design Team is to decorate the back of the postcard including writing an imaginary message, treating both sides as art. Either approach is fine for this swap! Here is a master for you that should work to create 4” x 6” postcard backs – just print onto cardstock!"
: ) I would enjoy either version!

Lissa said...

Hi Lena, This is the second swap of yours I've joined. I'm very excited to be participating. Could I also have a master of the postcard back?

Thanks for everything!



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