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The Haunted Village: Inchies! - A House-Shaped Swap - Due October 31, 2023


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Swap Due Date: October 31, 2023
Signup by: October 15, 2023 This swap is now closed to new builders.
Withdraw by: none, if you need to drop out please communicate
Number of Inchies: 6 for 6
Number of Participants: unlimited
Medium: open media *please read the not-so-fine print

The Haunted Village: House-Shaped Inchies!

For this swap, you will create house-shaped Inchies in a Haunted, Halloween or otherwise Spooky theme of your choice.

Making tiny houses is fun, and addictive. Last year, during the spooky season, I made a bunch. I also collected a handful of fabulous tiny haunts - Inchies, Twinchies, and MOOs. When they were displayed all together, I loved how they looked. This year, I want to put together a whole haunted village. I think our returns would look awesome in an accordion style display album, or framed up all together, or arranged as a spread in an art journal.

Would you like to collect your own tiny haunted village too?

If so, sign up in the thread and please check out the other swaps in this series.
The Haunted Village: Twinchies!
The Haunted Village: MOOs!
You do not have to participate in all three swaps to play. Join one or join more, as you like.


Media Parameters:
(the not-so-fine print)
- Media for this swap is wide open.
- Please note that all Mail Art submitted for this swap must be an original one-of-a-kind, no copies!
- Handmade prints, photographic and digital cards or components are welcome. But DO NOT repeat or copy cards that you have swapped/traded in the past or plan on replicating for swaps/trades in the future.
- Keep embellishments relatively flat and lightweight, for safe and economical mailing. Submissions that are excessively bulky, heavy or pokey are not eligible for this swap. If received, they will be returned to you at YOUR risk and expense.

Craftsmanship Parameters:
- Inchie houses may be an Inchie (1”x1”) with an added roof in the size/shape of your choice (typical roofs are an Inchie cut in half on the diagonal) or an Inchie that has been cut into the house shape of your choice. Somewhat wonky is also acceptable, these are haunted houses after all. Go wherever your muse takes you. Inchie houses for this swap may not exceed 2” in height or 1.5” width.
- Inchie houses must be sturdy, and have tidy edges.
- Make sure your adhesive game is on point, cards with loose/unattached bits will not be accepted.
- Sticky submissions will not be accepted.
- Submit only your best work. Please send creative and conscientiously crafted Inchies that required time and effort to make, Mail Art that you would be excited to display or have displayed.
- Label Inchies on the back, include your username and country/state - abbreviations are fine for limited spaces. Include other info as you wish.

Mailing Parameters:
- Please Personal Message me for my address when you are ready to mail your Inchies. Please do not make this request in the thread.
- Secure your Art for shipping using an easy release tape, like washi or painter’s tape. Do not use Scotch tape!
- US Participants: Please include a self addressed envelope with a FOREVER Stamp.
- International Participants: Please send a LARGE, clearly-addressed mailing label. Also include one US Global Forever Stamp or a well hidden US $1.00 bill. I will provide your envelope. Please contact me via PM if you have specific concerns related to international mailing.
- Please allow plenty of mailing time! Be aware that the mails have been inconsistent of late, typical recommended lead times (USA: 2 weeks, INTERNATIONAL: 3-4) may need to be extended.
- Late submissions will be returned to sender, regardless of circumstance.
Important info for Village builders…
If you are participating in more than one Haunted Village Swap, you may opt to mail all of your submissions together in one envelope. But please bear in mind that they will be landing in a small post box with mail from other participants. So NO giant envies. Your work, or the work of other participants could be damaged if the PO tries to force it into the box. Also, you must still include postage and envelopes/labels for EACH swap, as I will be swapping and mailing each swap separately.

Other stuff:
- Please sign up by posting to this thread.
- Please share your finished Haunts in this thread and in the gallery and comment on those you like. Process pics are welcome too!
- Haunted Hosties bring me great joy, but are not required to play.
- Before you mail your Inchies, please review the media, craftsmanship, and mailing parameters.
- IF a variety of media is submitted to the swap, please expect a variety of media in your returns. I will not be swapping like for like in regard to MEDIA.
- Don’t forget to submit an iTrader for the host (me). Every swap is a learning experience, I welcome feedback in either the iTrader comments section or a PM.
- Please, please, please give rocks/reps to the artists who created your returns, AND let them know what you received.
- Notices of arrival, and thank you notes in the thread are welcome, tho not required.
- Failure to meet the deadline or ANY of the prescribed parameters will result in cards returned to sender, at your expense.


1. Donnacr … received
2. Mushu … received
3. Tillygo … received
4. Rosecake (wd)
5. jezebelle … that’s me!
6. leydab … received … returns received
7. theweavershand … received
8. NancyL … received … returns received!
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What a wonderfully fun idea! I'm going to see what I can make before committing. I'll be lurking heavily in the meantime. thanks so much for the invite!
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Welcome Donnacr!
I’m so happy to see you here as the first builder!
Hello theweavershand and JavaZ!
Lurkers are most welcome, I will be happy to open the village gates for you when you find your inspiration.
Lurking, because I don't usually do these.
Also, you have an inchie link instead of a moo link in your inchie description. : )
Just thought you'd want to know.
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Hi catlady!
Thanks for catching my mistake, I have corrected it. No matter how many times I proof read, I always find mistakes after I post my swap description. That was a big one, lol.

Inchie houses are super fun to make. And Inchie haunts are condensed spooky goodness! I know you enjoy spooky goodness.
Here are some of my haunts from last season, maybe they will inspire you.


You can click on the image in my gallery if you want a really close up look.

If you are intimidated by the size, maybe you could try the Twinchie haunts. Depending on what kind of roof you put on, you could have a lot of surface area to work your magic.
i havent made/traded in years but will think about it since @theweavershand might join. Can the organizer post some examples for the group?

tammybeck, your inchie houses are a perfect example of the shape, size and craftsmanship that we are looking for in this swap. I’ve admired your creations for quite some time. I’ve even seen some Halloweenies in either your gallery or on Pinterest.

As far as theme goes, any interpretation of a Haunted, Halloween or Spooky Season theme is welcome, I will leave that up to the individual artists.

I did share a few examples though, in the post above yours. I made them last year and they are among the first tiny haunts I ever made. If you would like a close up look, you can click on the image in this link -

I will continue to post examples as the swaps go on. In fact, I will be posting some tiny haunts from mrubyjean in the MOO and Twinchie threads of this series shortly.

Thanks for checking out the swap, I hope you will decide to join us.
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Hello Mushu, I don’t think we’ve met but I remember your haunted house from last October.
Welcome to the Haunted Village!
Lurking.... I have to figure out if my desire to have inchie haunts stronger than my concern about creating such tiny art.
Hello NancyL! The need is deep, isn’t it?
Creating quality inchies can be challenging, but it is a lot of fun!
Welcome Tillygo, I’m pleased to meet you. Thanks for joining!
If you have any Inchie questions don’t hesitate to ask.
I’m hanging out and working on some Inchies right now.
My first attempt to bring this idea to life, went horribly awry. (Which will be funny, when you see what I’m making.)
But I learned things, and the second try is going much better.
Rosecake I shall sign you up directly. Welcome to the Inchie side of town!
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