Monday, May 9, 2011

EKTT Weekly Treasury Challenge: Let's Travel or Magna Cum Graduation Gifts

The winner of our latest weekly treasury challenge, Bison Girl on Etsy, wants to travel, Dahlings!  Before we set off on our journey, let's make sure we've got all those high school and college graduation gifts as well as the teacher/professor appreciation gifts tied up in a bow!  

Let's Travel!
Focus Items:  Outdoor travel, summer travels, outdoor activities (camping, biking, hiking, tennis, fun at the beach, fishing, water sports), day trips, extended vacations, outdoor destinations (beach, countryside, forest, mountains, France, Cannes Film Festival, international travel),  summer fashion (peekaboo cuts, sheer panels, lace, wooden platform heels, vintage sunglasses, reversible swimwear), lighter and brighter colors.  Vintage designer fashion, collectibles, bikes.  Natural history and woodland forest themes and animals (birds, owls, squirrels, hedgehogs, chipmunks, bunnies, butterflies) and feathers, nests, eggs, acorns, leaves, trees, branches, woodgrain, natural colors.  Cannes Film Festival:  South of France, film, international travel, glitz and glam, celebrity, awards.  


Magna Cum Graduation Gifts
Focus Items:  Graduation and Teacher or Professor Gifts - handmade cards for monetary gifts, keepsakes, business and office accessories, desk sets, pens and pencils, chalkboard and writeable surfaces, gadgets and tech gear, gadget cases and carriers (accessories for smartphones and tablets), men's fashion, and women's fashion.   Don't forget some teachers and professors are men, as well as the male graduates!  Let's cover those unisex, male-centric treasuries in our bid for the front page of Etsy.  Personalization:  Monograms, initials, text, numbers, zodiacs, constellations, portraits, custom labels, stamps, and fingerprints.  College graduation is usually in early to mid-May, high school graduation is generally mid to late June.  

1.  Submit as many treasuries fitting these themes in as many variations as you wish through Saturday, May 14, Noon EST.  

NOTE:  You MUST be a member of the EKTT to participate in Weekly Treasury Challenges! 

2.  Required Challenge Tags

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(Copy and paste the challenge tags to ensure your treasury will be included in judging!)   Please also use applicable key words to tag--listed under Focus Items (above) and taken from Etsy's May Merchandising Report.  

Please do not use EKTT tags unless you are a member of the EtsyKids Treasury Team.  All EtsyKids are welcome to join.  See information on joining the EKTT:  Guidelines

3.  Treasuries must include 4 active and verified EtsyKids Team members. Please take this opportunity to feature either your partner or our May Featured EKTT Member, Lilikins Baby Blankets and Quilts, or both in a challenge submission.    

*Please see the EKTT Check List to curate according to guidelines. 

4.  The winning treasury will be chosen by  Treasuries will be numbered from first submission to last.  More challenge entries means more chances to win!   

5.  All EKTT Curators are eligible to enter and win including current and past weekly challenge winners.

6.  Please do not include any treasury team tags other than the EtsyKids Treasury Team tag and related challenge tags on EKTT challenge treasuries.  Any challenge submission containing treasury team tags other than "etsykids tteam" will automatically be disqualified from winning.  Thank you for your support, EKTT Curators!


Your winning treasury, links to your Etsy shop, and a shop listing you choose will be featured in an EKTT blog post announcing you as our Weekly Treasury Challenge Winner. Your Etsy shop and winning blog entry will be permanently displayed on the EKTT Winners page.  Your Etsy shop will be featured in a Craftcult Slideshow Mini on the top of our blog sidebar.  You will have the honor of choosing the next Weekly Treasury Challenge theme based on a focused idea from the current  Etsy Merchandising Report.

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