The following information are the different exchange lists our club has to offer, have a look and see which list/lists are right for you. When you have decided contact (Mrs) Mickey Woodcock firstname.lastname@example.org to join our club.
Everyone likes to be remembered on their birthday and wouldn’t it be great to fill your mantelpiece with beautiful handmade cards. You can make a card of any size and any description. You must make a card for everyone on the list.
Cards2Share list (C2S)
This list is good for crafters who like to make and receive cards. If you don’t like making cards this list is not for you.
Our Cards2Share list are any type of greeting cards of any theme, size and any technique. It’s a great way of exchanging ideas and trying out new techniques and textures and of course helping the environment as it turns your single use card into a card that can bring joy to 2 or more receivers.
The instructions for the list are outlined below:
- The card you send can be any size or shape. But here is how it is difference. On the inside of the card you attach a removeable insert using a piece of washi tape or any temporary adhesive. On the bottom of the removeable insert you can either write or adhere the following (which you can create on your computer). There is also a stamp set available from Simon Says Stamps. Here are some examples of the wording you can use: 1- Please feel free to remove this note and send the card on to another loved one. 2- Keep the kindness going…Remove this note and share the card with a friend. 3- Make someone smile. Pass this card on! 4- Share the love and send this on to another. 5-Sharing is caring. Pass this card on to a friend. You can of course use your own wording provided it conveys a similar message.
- After you have made the card with the removeable insert you send it to another member on the C2S list. When you receive a card that is made for you with the removeable insert, remove the removeable insert and feel free to send this on to anyone as long as they are not on the C2S list and you do not claim that card as your own work. Once you have received that first card you make a card with the removeable insert for the sender as a way of saying thank you (but the card doesn’t actually have to say thank you on it).
- The person who sent you a card then waits to receive a card from you. That way the cards keep going back and forth. I would however suggest that you keep a record of who you have sent to and who you have received from and not just trust it to memory or the cycle of sending and receiving will halt.
- Make sure you sign your name, stamp or write a little message, write C2S with your message about sharing the card on the removeable insert so the receiver knows who it is from and from which list.
- You must make a card for every member on the list. I hope you enjoy making this type of card that is no longer a single use item and is helping to save our planet.
Cards for Kindness List
This list started out as one of our peripheral lists but became so popular amongst our members it became a permanent list. If you would like to give someone a lift and a bit of cheer by sending them a handcrafted card then you’ve come to the right place. This list is all about making a fellow member, in fact 2 fellow members of this list a hand made card once a month. The card should have an inspirational message on the front or on the inside or both, totally your choice. There is no theme other than bringing joy to someone. The card can be any size or shape and use any technique you choose. On the second week of the month I issue a list by email which is different every month. I build a list by randomly choosing your name out of a hat. When you see your name on the list you send a card to the member above you and below you on the list. If for some reason you can not take part in a particular month you must inform me by the first week of that month and I will not include you on the list for that month. So for instance if you bow out for Sept you will automatically be included on the Oct list. By signing up to this list you are obliged to make 2 cards a month. When you receive your CFK card please email the member who sent you a card so they know it has arrived.
Artist Trading Card (ATC)/ ATC Coins Book list
If you don’t know what an ATC is, it stands for Artist Trading Card. t’s a tiny piece of artwork with a standard size of 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches or 9 by 6.5 cm. Rectangular or circular. What’s good about them is you can get as arty as you like and embellish them as you like.
When it comes to making ATC’s despite the fact that we are a rubberstamping club we relax the rubberstamping rule that we have with the other lists. So feel free to use any medium you choose.
As long as it fits on a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 card it works as an ATC so let your artistic mind run wild.
Here’s how to make the book:
The easiest is the concertina style. Take an A4 piece of cardstock and cut it in half length wise then fold into four so that each section is slightly larger than an ATC. All ATC’s need to be placed into an ATC sleeve. Stick your ATC to the front and on the back write UKSN ATC Book, made for: made by: your home address and postcode and the date. It’s a good idea when making a book to put your own address on the back of your book just in case it some how falls out of the envelope while being in the hands of the Royal Mail. With your address on it you stand at least half a chance of getting it back. You must make a book for every member on the list. The book will go round to 4 other members on that list and they will each put in an ATC or ATC coin when the book is filled it is sent to the person the book is made for then they make that person a book to be sent round. That way you make a book then get a “thank you” book so the books continue to go round and round.
The Wash n Stick list
Attention all you washi/handmade sticker fans. If you are a washi tape fan then it usually means you have rolls and rolls of the stuff right? And usually if you like washi tape you can also be a bit of a handmade sticker fan too. Well, this list combines your love for both. This is a list where you are making the book for yourself. Make a concertina book (follow instructions in above/below lists) You can have your choice of either content style.
Option one- Three pieces of washi, a blank rectangle ATC and one sticker with an inspirational stamped message
Option two- 3 handmade stickers with and inspirational stamped message, a blank rectangle ATC and one piece of washi tape
Make a concertina style book. For the cover make an ATC using some washi tape and a handmade inspirational sticker or the other version of one piece of washi tape and 3 inspirational stickers. On the inside of the book put the identical washi/sticker/ATC combination you used for the cover into to 4 separate ATC sleeves and stick them to the inside of the book. So you will have 4 sets of which ever combination you put on your cover. Send it to another member on this list and they will take out yours and put in their washi tape/sticker/ATC blank combination so when the book comes back to you, you will receive lots of different washi/stickers for you to decorate an envelope with, make a card topper with or add to a journal page and 4 ATC blanks.
All handmade stickers must be round, any size to the maximum of 2 1/4 Inches/5.5 cm and contain an inspiring message and be backed by sticker adhesive.
Washi tape can be any design and should be approximately 7 and 2/8 inches or 18.5cm in length then placed on release paper or wax paper cut to size to make removal easy.
ATC is standard size 2 1/2 X 3 1/2
The 4 or More Embellishment Swap
It’s so much fun to get something for free and this is what this list is all about. We all have loads of embellishments hanging around in our craft rooms/spaces. How about giving them a new lease of life. This list is called Four or More because you are going to put 16 of the same embellishments into 4 small ziplock bag or a sealed atc sleeve, attach them to the inside of a concertina style book and when the book is full you will receive lots of different embellishments to use any way you choose. Say your choice of embellishment is flowers, put in 4 and seal the bag, but if you choice of embellishment is sequins, beads or buttons then you will need to put in several. Basically you want to put in enough to make one card with. There is no obligation to make any thank you cards with the embellishments you receive. You will be making a book for yourself, so to start a book cut an A4 piece of cardstock in half the long ways fold it into 4 to make a concertina style book. On the back you write UKSN Four or More book, your name and address and the date. On the inside of your book attach 4 of the same embellishments bags, one per section. You can put any kind of embellishments in the bags except peel offs, this is a peel off free zone. Then the book goes round to the other members on this list and when the book is filled it is sent back to you and you can use the different embellishments you receive any way you fancy. Embellishments are anything you would use to decorate your artwork. Flowers, die cuts, glitter, beads, ribbon, epoxy stickers, buttons etc are all classed as embellishments. You can make as many books for yourself as you want, the more books you make the more embellishments you will get back to decorate your artwork with. It’s a fun way to broaden your embellishment stash.
There is a video of this list on our website.
Follow the directions on how to make an ATC concertina style book. Make an ATC card which is 2 1/2 X 3 1/2. Create your inchie by cutting one inch by one inch squares, you can add one inchie square or up to six. Basically you are creating a small mosaic. Once you have created the background you can add die cuts, text, or anything that fits in that space. Now that you have created you inchie place it in an atc sleeve and attach it to the inside of the book. On the back of the book write UKSN Inchie Book, your name and address and the date. When the book is filled it goes back to the maker of the book.
Skinny Word Book
This list is exclusive to our club. As crafters we all have adhesive letters that no longer spell out a word, do we throw them away? No, we save them and save them. Here’s a way of using them up. There are thousands of 5 letter words in the English language. Chose a 5 letter word and create a skinny for the front cover. A skinny is 2 inches by 3 3/8 inch piece of cardstock. Decorate your skinny with your chosen 5 letter word and something that is relevant to your 5 letter word. Place it in an ATC sleeve and attach it to the cover.
Take a A4 piece of cardstock and cut it lengthwise, next score it so that each section is 2 and 3/8 inches. On the back of the book write UKSN Skinny Word Book, Made by (your name) the date. When adding a skinny to a book check the front cover to see if you are working portrait or landscape. If the front cover’s skinny is portrait then your skinny must be portrait and the same for landscape. You are adding the next available letter so if you are the first person to add to the book make a skinny with the first letter of the word, stick that letter to your skinny then something relevant to that letter for example if the word is STAMP and you are doing the T then your skinny needs to have the letter T on it and an image of something that starts with a T like tomato or tennis racket or anything that begins with a T. The front cover dictates how the book will spell out the word, portrait or landscape. Make sure you write your name on the back of the skinny you are adding, the date and the letter you used plus what the letter was. For example if you added a W and stamped a picture of a wand then on the back it should say W for wand so the recipient will know what the front of the skinny you put in is trying to say, plus your name and the date. When you are ready to add your skinny to the book pop it into an ATC sleeve, adjust the sleeve to the size of the skinny and attach it to the relevant space. When the book is full it goes back to the maker of the book.