An activity recognized the world over, the Olympic Torch Relay is both symbolic and inspiring. Just as the amazing Olympic athletes keep the fire of determination and dedication in their hearts, this relay keeps the spirit of the games aflame. Incredible, don’t you think?
Inspired by the passing of the torch, we’ve arranged a Passing of the Product Relay that’s all about recycling scrapbooking products. Do you have a product or two that could use a new home? Would you be interested in swapping said product for something else that has been on your wish list? Maybe you have an extra trimmer that collects more dust than it cuts paper. Why not swap the trimmer for that shaped punch you’ve had your eye on for so long? It’s easy to do with our relay.
How to Post Your Pass
Step 1: Visit the Passing of the Product Relay thread we’ve started on Club CK. (Note: You’ll have to sign in to the club in order to post and/or comment on others’ posts. Registration for community membership is free.)
Step 2: Enter information on the product (including a picture if possible) that you’re prepared to part with, either in exchange for another product or simply to do a little house cleaning without anything in return.
Step 3: Wait for the comments to come in. From those comments, make your product-passing arrangements.
Step 4: Once your trade/passing arrangements are finalized, remove your post or leave a comment on your post to indicate that the transaction is complete. (You can edit your original post by finding it in the thread, clicking on the “More” box in the top-right corner of your post and selecting “Edit.”)
Step 5: Ship your product(s) to its new home and, if a swap was arranged, wait for your new [to you] toy to come to you!
How to Make a Trade
Step 1: When a product catches your eye, find the blue-colored username of the person who posted that product, located at the top of their comment.
Step 2: Click on the blue-colored username.
Step 3: In the user’s gray Profile box that appears, click on “Start conversation.” Note: If you do not see the “Start conversation” option, you will need to first add the user as a friend by clicking on “add as friend”; once that user accepts your friendship, you will be able to start the conversation.
A Passing Example
It’s almost like we’re creating our own scrapbooking Craigslist here, but we’re making swaps rather than sales. For example, let’s say I’ve listed a collection of stamps that I’m ready to send to a new home, and I see that someone has listed a ribbon set I’m interested in. I would click on the user’s blue-colored username, start a conversation with her (or him), and ask if she’d be interested in trading her ribbon for my stamps. If it’s a go, we’ll exchange shipping information privately and make the trade.
The Fine Print
An important note: Creating Keepsakes will in no way regulate or moderate this product swap, so you’ll have to go into this using your own discretion. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t agree to a trade. We want this to be a fun way to recycle products and get “new” toys out of the deal, but we do not make any guarantees on the quality or reliability of the exchange. Please participate with the basic honor system as your guide. Thanks!
Okay, I’ve already got two posts on the “Passing the Product Relay” thread. I can’t wait to see what you have to swap. Let the games begin!
Megan Hoeppner, creative editor