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Have you checked out the details of our first Shoebox Swap?? If you missed our post about it… Check this out…

A few of our croppers approached us recently about hosting a shoebox swap. The idea of a shoebox swap is that at the end of the day, each participant walks away with 12 of finished projects. Each person designs a paper craft item – one A2 (or larger) card or gift card holder, 3 tags, treat bag or something we haven’t thought of* – and then prepare enough materials for each member of the group to each make one of your item. After doing a little research, we’ve determined the guidelines below for our first LNC Shoebox swap. Signups for this event will be capped at 12 people.

Who: All Papercrafters

When: Sunday November 9 – 10am-3pm

Cost: $25 (includes lunch)


  • Please plan your project to be something that can be completed in 5-10 minutes.
  • Precut and pre-score all cardstock and necessary elements of the project. We just want to sit down to assemble the project.
  • All elements of the project must fit in a bag or envelope.
  • All items should be pre-stamped. If your stamped image is colored in some way, please bring the appropriate coloring supplies.
  • IF your project requires special adhesive, i.e., glue dots, two-way glue, you will need to provide it.
  • Label all materials, tools, etc in your shoebox with your name/initials just to make certain they don’t get lost.
  • Please have all cardstock, ribbons, etc. scored/precut and provide everything needed to assemble your project (except basic adhesive and scissors). Everyone will use their own basic adhesive and scissors.
  • Make one sample that will be placed inside your shoebox.
  • Label your shoebox with your name.
  • Cards should be A2 or larger and must include an envelope.
    • A2 Envelope size – 4-3/8” x 5-3/4”
    • A2 Card paper size – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” (half a letter sized sheet)
    • A2 Finished card size – 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Tags must be at least 2″ x 3″ but can be larger and include some sort of ribbon, twine, yarn, etc of a reasonable length allow the tag to be affixed to a package.
  • Please use at least 2 layers, and add an embellishment of some sort (buttons, wire, stickles, crystal effects, etc.)
  • Create something that you would love to get back in return.

 Click Here to sign up for our first shoebox swap! 

*If you have a project that we don’t have listed, please run it by us.

**PS: this is our first one so bear with us ;) Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!