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Inaugural Altered Box Swap

Hi, I’m Marilyn, and I’ll be your hostess for the Inaugural AlteredPages-Artsociates Altered Box Swap. 

Okay, first, the particulars.  The theme is Housewives and you will need a box (Altered Pages does carry some HERE) to create your project (you can use a small empty cereal, jewelry box, or other box).  Please keep the box to no larger than 5 x 7 x 1.5 inches which will enable us to send using Priority Mail Flat Rate. 

Below is the 3-1/8” square box that will be included in a package you can purchase (see below).

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We do ask that since this swap is being hosted by Altered Pages, that you use some of their products (they have some great Digital Collages that fit the Housewives theme)  in the creation of your box.    Jean from Altered Pages has put together a Special Package for this swap, but it is not required that you purchase it.  You can see it HERE.  The package includes one 3-1/8” square box, a collage, Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess Tags, UHU glue, & miscellaneous ephemera.

Now, will your Altered Box be styled in the 20’s, 30’s, or today?  Will it be Victorian?  Will it be based on the TV show Housewives of New York City or Orange County, or will it be something totally unique.  Maybe Housewives of the future?  Anything to do with Housewives is a go!

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Lace, buttons, ribbons, paper, collage sheets (Altered Pages), German scrap, paint, brads, knobs, metal findings, charms, etc., the list goes on and on as to the materials that can be used.  Did you know Altered Pages carries a neat Housewife stamp!?! 

Have fun!  Stretch your imagination - think “outside the box” LOL.

Please leave a comment if you wish to participate.  Make sure you provide your name in the comment.  Deadline to signup is February 20th with your box mailed to me no later than March 3rd.  I will take your boxes, make pictures to post here on the blog, swap them around, and mail them back out to the participants.  Postage will be $5.00 to cover me mailing the box back out and can either be included with your box that you send me or PayPal’d to under “February Swap Items” listed HERE.

Once you have signed up I will email you my mailing address, so please make sure I have a way to email you.

Okay, everyone put their thinking caps on.  This is going to be a fun, fun project and I would LOVE to see everyone participate!  If we get 20 swappers, Jean will send us all a free digital collage!

Oh, and please don’t think “I’ve never done this before, so I can’t participate”.  I have never done an altered box either!  Just do what I’m doing and jump right on in and have fun.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Any questions, just shoot me an email at mcgoo4@gmail.comLiveWriter Signature


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