April 30, 2012

Swap # 1 => CD-Mini Album

Hey guys,

Welcome to the very first swap of Swap Central... I am just so excited to make this post I cannot even tell you... Blogging opened a whole new world for me and Swap Central is just a way to move even further...

So what is the first swap all about.. Well it has re-cycling and unleashing your creativity at the same time...

We'll be altering CD's into a mini-album... We all have some waste CD's at our disposal so let's utilize them to turn it into something beautiful...

The Criteria to be met for this swap:-
1) a max of 5 Cd's for the mini...

2) the over-all cost of the CD should be a maximum of INR 400.. It includes- the PPs used, Embellishments, binder rings, ribbons.. In short just about everything you use while making this mini-album

3) The theme for this CD mini album would me "ME".. Yepp you read it correctly.. More often than not we make albums for friends, birthdays, anniversaries, so on and so forth but never have we ever sat down to make something for ourselves.. So we brainstormed why not one for our self... Moreover, keep n mind when you work on your project that if the CD were to be used by you, how would you like it to be..

4) Just have fun.. This swap is for fun and to learn something new together.. More often than not we are constricted by our inability to break free of our comfort zone and move out to try something new.. so let go of your inhibitions...

Rules:-
1) Please put in your 100% while making a project. Make something you would like to receive in return..

2) Negative marking criteria would begin with the very first swap.. If the recipient feels that you did not meet the theme and other criteria.. It adds a red mark against your name BUT, the recipient would have to give us a pictorial proof of it.. If the 3 co-ordinators feel that the negative marking is justified then it is accepted else we can veto the complain.

3) your partner names would be given to you 5 days before the new swap is announced. The whole point being we don't want any favoritism cropping up...You must put in equal effort for a recipient you don't know, the same way you would put in an effort to make something for a recipient you do know!!

4) this being the first swap and a mini album swap, you would get a month to make and dispatch it..
If you complete it before time.. Please feel free to email any of us with the picture and we would let you know your partners..

5) Please do not post your completed mini-albums till the recipient has informed you of it's receipt else it nullifies the whole surprise factor of the swap!!

Here is the timeline to be kept in mind...
Register for the swap - May 1st- May 10th.
Time to make your albums  May 11th - June 10th..
Partners announced - June 11th
New Swap announced - June 15th. 


ETA: I've had queries for samples so am putting up a sneak of some of the mini's Saumya has done so that you get an idea..




So you have one month to complete your mini...

Have fun and Happy Swapping


Hugs,
The 3 stooges

13 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Great swap idea but I am not able to add my name to the linky :(

snehal watwe welde said...

great swap idea...but can i please join from july?I am away for two months...and without any access to crafty stuff

Giftarts said...

nice swap... but just a request... can we have an example or sample mini album uoloaded to make the things clear...

asmita said...

nice swap. but i also want any example of it. Other thing theme is About me means what i like right? and we have to make it blank without any photos?

Saumya said...

Hi all we shall upload some pictures for easy references soon....

Bhawana said...

Thats beautiful.. how do you paste papers on CD's.. isn't slippery or after pasting they come out???

Kraft Angle said...

SOmething at last to think over ......

Saumya said...

Bhawana they are initially slippery if you are using fevicol ....but after you align it and press it down leave it for a while to dry....after that they do not come out...take my word for it

Indira Tanwar said...

Thanks for the pics girls. Also can you pls clarify "the over-all cost of the CD should be a maximum of INR 400..."

Saumya said...

Indira....khush has mentioned that whatever materials you use in the mini album ...your expenses should sum upto 400 INR ....which would include your PP's cost, your embellishment cost, binder rings etc etc....when you total up how much you have spent from your pocket you should have a cost of 400 INR on your total!!! nothing above it please!!!

Bhawana said...

wow thats great to know Saumya. Surely will try my best to make one. I always drool over other's albums... looking forward to this.

Sharada Ramesh said...

woaahh!! awesommeee!!! can't wait to try something new!! count me in!! :)

megha said...

hi, is it easily to cop up wid money..........400 bugs .i do not have any idea of money management for this.