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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Join The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap!

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Welcome to the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap*!  I would like celebrate my discovery of just how fun and easy it is to make stitched postcards by inviting you all to join in and post a bit of stitch love around the world!  And you don't even need a sewing machine.  Here's how it works. It's easy peasy.

1. You sign up by emailing your postal address and blog link to me at bethvnicholls at googlemail dot com (you are very welcome to join, wherever in the world you live). Please also leave a comment below, and  tell everyone you are joining in! The deadline for this is Wednesday June 2.

2. Add the blog button to your site, tell all your friends you are doing it and encourage them to sign up - the more the merrier!

3. You create a lovely postcard using anything you want including a bit of sewing or hand stitching, with the theme 'TIME'.  Use images, words, any kind of media.  Go crazy!  You have three weeks to do this from the sign-up deadline, so by Wednesday June 23. 

4. By this time I will have emailed you the address of someone else in the group to post your postcard too.  Please post it within the following week.

5. By the end of June you should have received your handmade postcard from somewhere else in the world, bringing with it some stitched love to warm up your day

6. Take a photo of it and post it in the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap Flickr Group, and on your blog if you have one

7. All postcards and blog links will be featured on the special Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap page, which will be archived

8. Check out everyone else's lovely creations, pat yourself on the back for your own and feel the kindship of being part of the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap!

Happy days!
Beth

* Thanks to Stella and Monica for the inspiration, and to Cathy for the advice

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UPDATE JULY 2010: The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap has now closed.  Thanks to everyone who joined in and made it so much fun!  See our Flickr Group here for everyone's gorgeous creations!  Check back in October when the project will open again
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50 comments:

  1. i'm in! sending you my info now! so glad you are doing this!

    -stella
    xo.

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  2. Sounds like a great idea! I'm in!

    O Jill

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  3. In in in for me!

    xxoo
    Lorrie

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  4. fabulous! I just tweeted it and posted it on my FB page!

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  5. Fabulous idea Beth, im definitely in too. Love it. xx

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  6. Yes! I'm totally in! How fun!!!

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  7. Please count me in!!
    ~Molly P

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  8. i've just sent you the info so i can make a new postcard and send it - i'm so excited about this!

    actually, i thought that just you and i would exchange our art cards but this idea is MUCH better and more inclusive =-) and i'm loving the theme: TIME, especially now that i have some during a holiday weekend

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  9. Ladies this is so cool.
    We have participants from three continents already.
    Even my mum has signed up and we have just been featured on SwapDex (http://swapdex.blogspot.com/)
    Spread the word and let's make this a big circle of swapping love!
    BethXx

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  10. I'm in too.

    I'm going to post it on my blog this weekend, and we'll see if we can't get an even bigger Aussie contingent.

    Great idea Beth. I've already got design ideas floating around in my head.

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  11. Hey beth, are you able to do this type of thing WITHOUT a sewing machine? Sadly, mine is in storage in the U.S.

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  12. Of course! Just find a needle and thread and stitch away! There are no rules. If you really wanted to you could draw some stitches on :-)

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  13. Sounds like fun! I'm definitely in.

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  14. I definitely want to participate.

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  15. I've got an insane June, but I'm going to MAKE TIME for this!

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  16. fantastic - i want to play along too!

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  17. Yep!! I think I can do that too. Cherrie

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  18. I've never made a stitched postcard before, before but it sounds like fun - I'm in!

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  19. Count me in - sounds like fun & a challenge!

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  20. Sounds like fun! I love sending postcards just about as much as I love receiving them!

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  21. OK, I'm willing to give this one a try. I always like to get crafty mail. :)

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  22. I just emailed you too :)

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  23. I always miss out on this sort of thing so I am totally in! :)

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  24. I came over via Curly Pops - thanks! I'd love to give it a try. xo

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  25. oooooh this is so exciting!
    i always miss deadlines for these types of thing...
    i'm not entirely sure what a stitched postcard is, but i'm sure i'll be able to do some research and figure it out :D

    also, i'm not sure how to email you... i don't have a mailserver set up with mail on my computer which is what keeps opening when i click the email link. but i really want to register!!!

    xox

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  26. Hi Nicole

    Welcome! A stitched postcard is just a postcard with some stitches on it - anything goes! You can stitch paper/fabric together with a machine or by hand, or just use stitches to embellish a picture/words. Whatever you fancy. Please email me at bethvnicholls at googlemail dot com

    Thanks!
    Beth

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  27. l have sent you an email..hope l am not too late to join in! lynda

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  28. sounds exciting!!
    have sent you an email Beth

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  29. HAve not done a swap for a while - I can manage this - I AM IN!!!!

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  30. I'm in, sending an email now!

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  31. I have a busy June but I've never participated in world-wide swap - sounds exciting! I'm in!

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  32. I'm in too. Sounds great! I have emailed my info.

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  33. Welcome one and all! I have now put your links up on The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap archive page (see top of page). If you have only just joined I will add your links shortly
    This is so much fun!
    Beth

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  34. I'm in!! Hope i'm not too late - it's still 2nd June here!!

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  35. Yay! I hope I'm under the wire! I'm going to get started immediately. Thanks!

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  36. Yeah! I'm in Beth! :-) It's still June 2 here too! :-)

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  37. This is SO awesome! I never expected such an incredible response. We are nearly a stitching family of SIXTY now!!!

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  38. sending you an email right now!!

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  39. Oh I would really love to do this but I just don't have time at the moment. But I will follow and check out everyone's creations!

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  40. Oh poo! I only found you today and I missed out on the deadline:( Can I join the next one please!!!!????

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  41. Oh my oh my. SEVENTY lovely creative gals all around the world making time and stitching up a storm. Whoever would have guessed!

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