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1  Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2014 - SO 11/12/14 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CabinArts on: November 12, 2014 01:35:50 PM
I'm all boxed up and ready to go! It will go out this afternoon Smiley

In the meantime...I have a teaser pic!!



Oh frooooo-ooooooog Cheesy
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2  Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CabinArts on: November 08, 2014 03:02:00 PM
Here are all of my lovely gifts together Smiley Frogg526 is my wonderful partner Smiley


Day 12
2 Adorable little gnome ornaments!!

Day 11
4 delicious smelling bath bombs! Vanilla, cinnamon, lemon, and peppermint/eucalyptus/vanilla!


Day 10
Ooh a Pinterest wish list cork wreath! I love it!!


Day 9
Pinecone owl! This is so wonderfully my Christmas style Smiley


Day 8
Pallet coasters!! Ahh I've been wanting these so much!! They are so perfect!!


Day 7
Another Pinterest giftie!! It goes perfectly with the wine cork wreath!


Day 6
Merry Christmas wooden banner!! This was on my Pinterest too!!


Day 5
Ahhhh!! I'm in LOVE!! Another Pinterest giftie and I SOOOO love this!!


Day 4
A most perfect super large scarf to go with the most coveted hat!


Day 3
A most gorgeous green knitted headband, I LOVE this SO much!!


Day 2
Noel hooplah! Ffrog526 your stitches are perfect!


Day 1
A fantastic super soft colorful afghan! I absolutely adore it!! I tried to bundle it up so you could see all of the colors and designs.


Ffrog526 you have completely outdone yourself! I absolutely love every single thing you sent! Thank you so very much Smiley

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I'm posting pics of the items I made for Ffrogg526 since I think she's having posting trouble Smiley

Day 12
Wool and felt mug cozy and coaster


Day 11
Cocoa and snowman marshmallows and peppermint twisty sticks


Day 10
Miniature book (hand bound) (from her Pinterest)


Day 9
Paper ornaments


Day 8
2 Ornaments


Day 7
Fleece pocketbook/pouch (to match Day 6)


Day 6
Fleece messenger bag (from Pinterest)


Day 5
Handmade and embroidered notecards (from Wishlist)


Day 4
Embroidered ornaments (from Pinterest)


Day 3
Reversable super long bunting (Christmas and Halloween)


Day 2
Knitted and needlefelted Celtic bag (from Pinterest)


Day 1
Quilted and hand sewn Christmas wall hanging (from Pinterest)
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3  Mini 12 Days of Christmas - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CabinArts on: November 08, 2014 02:52:04 PM


Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2014 Gallery

Original Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434923.0


Senders

CabinArts' Group
alwaysinmyroom<-----> stellato_escuro
dinkime <-----> Helena Puck
gotgrey <-----> zigg13pra
holistic knitter <-----> Ratfinkz
LadybugsAndBumblebees <-----> rockmygypsysoul
Lindyv321 <-----> Thimbles71

lindyv321's Group
CabinArts <-----> Ffrogg526
gala_apples <-----> SHERIDANLA
Grab a Coffee <-----> Renstar
kbrison <-----> quaggy
madmommymia <-----> rantyhippie

Sent
Sending Late
Please contact me asap
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Received - Name in red if you have received


CabinArts' Group
alwaysinmyroom <-----> stellato_escurodinkime <-----> HelenaPuck
 <-----> zigg13pra
holistic knitter <-----> Ratfinkz
LadybugsAndBumblebees <-----> rockmygypsysoul
Lindyv321 <-----> Thimbles71

lindyv321's Group
CabinArts <-----> Ffrogg526
gala_apples <-----> SHERIDANLA
Grab a Coffee <-----> Renstar
kbrison <-----> quaggy
madmommymia <-----> rantyhippie

 
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4  Re: Back to Hogwarts 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CabinArts on: November 07, 2014 07:59:26 AM
DragonsChild sent me the most amazing package!! It was the highest item on my wish list and I can't believe I actually got this! Smiley









I have wanted a Harry Potter Monopoly game for so long and this absolutely is over the top amazing! She also sent a little potion bottle, bookmark, and a Gryffindor scarf. Seriously, hands down, this game totally made my year! Thank you DragonsChilde Smiley
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5  Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2014 - SO 11/12/14 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CabinArts on: August 01, 2014 05:17:25 PM

It's that time of year again!  Time to sign up for the MINI 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWAP!!!!  It may seem a bit early to some, but I love knowing theres a long crafting time.  Especially since this swap is on the bigger side and the holidays can be hectic so, starting early just makes things easier and stress free.  
This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas/Holiday swap but, feel that the original 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.  Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all. If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.



Swap name: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2014
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: CabinArts
Crafster member co-host for this swap: lindyv321
Sign-up date range: from 08/01/14 until 08/10/14
Date to send items by: November 26, 2014 November 12, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people: 30
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 16 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap.
  
I reserve the right to deny any Craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
-ANY "negative" feedback and/or comments
-poor communication in past swaps
-consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month.  YES
- Has posted at least 15 times.  YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback.  YES
- Has participated and received positive feedback in at least 1 other swap.  YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items in the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 1-6, for days 7-10 you will make medium items and days 11 & 12 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

So, the break down will be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 1-6 small
Days 7-10 medium
days 11-12 large

In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles with a certain size feel free to make an equivalent to the particular size. For instance, instead of a medium, you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls. Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgment. Put yourself in your partners shoes and ask yourself if you think you would be happy with the equivalent of the items they choose. And, if in doubt, you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion, and if youre still in doubt, ask another person in this swap. Here are the guidelines:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse, DIY kits, blankets, bags, totes, cable knitted items, place mat sets, cable leg warmers, pretty knit socks, kitchen set of potholders/apron, set of embellished dish towels.
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf, wrist warmers, thread catcher, note card set, hats, magic yarn ball, embroidered pillow case, apron, stencil shirts.
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, hand carved stamps, coasters, pot holder, key chain, dish clothes, decorated frames, journals, head bands, pincushion, heat packs.

Please note-these are just ideas of crafts to make.  I have potholders in the small category.  However, if you make an intricate one with lots of pieces or an embroidered one, it could also count as a medium, or if you make a set of 4 that could be considered medium too.  I just put it in the small category because I was thinking of one simple potholder.  So, please use your best judgment with sizes.  You can always ask my opinion or another swappers opinion if you want.  I think the most important thing is to put yourself in the receivers shoes Would you be happy receiving a simple potholder as a small item?  Would you be happy if your large item was a cabled scarf?  Anyways..

And the links to galleries for more ideas:
2013 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429258.0#axzz395hlBFIq
2012 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415601.0#axzz2Z3XTukvO
2011 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395229.0                                              
2010 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.0#axzz2Z3lXMBx4

Note: In the past there has been slight confusion on how to label packages.  So just to make it clear the first package you want your partner to open, you label as #1.  Then for the 2nd package you want them to open youd label #2 the second and so on.  So, #12 package would be the last package opened.  You can also label them by dates, as in put 'DEC 14th' on the first gift your partner will open then the last gift would be labeled DEC 25th.  Either way you want to label them is fine.  Just make sure that the small gifts are opened first and the last gifts opened are the large.

The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to CabinArts and all PM's must have the subject line: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2014.  

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts.

3.PM's must be sent to CabinArts and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to CabinArts and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems! This is mandatory!

4. When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that the Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office

6. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

7. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of the year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc. leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

8. Also, if you will be shipping to a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include anything that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

9. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be used for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

10. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST or a PINTEREST. These are a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like.  

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.

AND AS A REMINDER:
Please remember to keep in the holiday spirit.  Extras are optional-but quality is NOT optional.  I want everyone to receive nice items that were crafted/bought with them in mind.  So, in other words Please read their questionnaire over and over and make sure you are sending them something they will like, and not just random things thrown in a box.  Its never fun to receive a thought-less package, especially when they worked hard to make you crafty wonderful-ness from the heart.

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Questionnaire to PM to CabinArts:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2014
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old.
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergens in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Posting once a week in the thread is REQUIRED are you willing to do this?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 (or 2) BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 7 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:

What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

If your wanting holiday themed items please answer the following questions.  If dont want holiday items please skip to the next set of questions.
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...) a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Yule, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)
What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, stars, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, please list some of your favorites:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES.  If youd like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you dont want any of these items, you can skip this section.
t-shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips/waist (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*To help your partner be more intune to your likes/dislikes as well as particular items you would be thrilled to receive please post links to following below.
*Wist?
*Pinterest?
*any other wish lists & etc.?

*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included: (wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?
*Any other friend or family member to be included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...


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6  Re: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2013 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CabinArts on: December 01, 2013 11:11:02 AM
Yay!  Here's my spot!  I already received my package from Audania1 Smiley

I opened the box today and she said to go ahead and open the extras now so we can enjoy them through the month Smiley




Extra #1 - Lovely vintage looking post cards! I love these!! Seriously, this is probably the best extra I've ever received and it's so good I would count it as a day!

Extra #2 - A most perfect little Christmas teacup and saucer! Not only is it perfect (Spode from England!), it came with 3 servings of "Luscious Linnie" looseleaf tea! I cannot wait to try this!

Extra #3 - 5 Disney cross stitch kits! Oh these will be so fun to work on Smiley

     

Day 1: Ice Cream Cone Tree Decorating Kit!
This is SO fun!
 

Day 2: Sleeping Mask/Pillow


Day 3: 'Nice List' Ornament! This is so awesome, I love it! Audania1 took the names of each of our families and wrote them on a wooden thread spool with a paper list!  The pic is a little blurry and doesn't show the ornament so perfectly because of our names, but let me tell you, this is amazing! A definite heirloom to keep forever Smiley


Day 4: Owl Sweater Ornaments! Oh and I thought yesterday was a wonderful gift...these owls are SO SOFT!  I absolutely adore them!!


Day 5: Elf Saying Wall Hanging - Totally perfect!!


Day 6: Winter Box - This is a perfect little box with the softest 'snow' on it for lovely keepsakes.


Day 7: Tree of Life Ornament - Amazing. Simply perfect and the time that must have gone into this is definitely appreciated!


Day 8: Armies!  The most amazingly wonderfully long armies!!  These are already getting worn and I will probably wear them almost daily!!


Day 9:  Felt Needle Book with beautiful embroidery


Day 10: A fairy shrine!!  Ooh I love it!  It's so beautiful and perfect!!
      

Day 11: Gorgeous apron in the most perfect summer colors ever!


Day 12: I LOVE this day!! A Red Riding Hood book!  The front and back are embroidered and the inside flaps have this pretty fairytale paper.  The entire book is hand bound!  This is amazing!!
   

Thank you SO much Audania1 for being such a wonderful swap partner!  I absolutely adore everything and these packages were such a highlight to the holidays!


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7  Re: Back to Hogwarts 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CabinArts on: September 30, 2013 11:46:37 AM
Thank you so much motherconfessor!  These swap items are fantastic!

First, 3 Broomsticks glass set: (one chipped at the top, but can still be used for a plant holder or something)


Stenciled Bag, which is great:
 

Gryffindor picture holder:
 

And lastly, for extras, Gryffindor colored yarn and these FANTASTIC "In case of Dementor" chocolates:


Thank you thank you!!
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8  MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CabinArts on: July 28, 2013 09:44:24 AM

Gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429258.new#new

Its that time of year again!  Time to sign up for the MINI 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWAP!!!!  It may seem a bit early to some, but I love knowing theres a long crafting time.  Especially since this swap is on the bigger side and the holidays can be hectic so, starting early just makes things easier and stress free.  
This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas/Holiday swap but, feel that the original 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.  Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all. If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.


Swap name: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2013
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: CabinArts
Crafster member co-host for this swap: GlassKicker
Sign-up date range: from 07/28/13 until 08/10/13 (if we reach 30 swappers well close signups early)
Date to send items by: November 27, 2013
Limited to a certain number of people: 30
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 16 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap.
  
I reserve the right to deny any Craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
-ANY "negative" feedback and/or comments
-poor communication in past swaps
-consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)


Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month.  YES
- Has posted at least 15 times.  YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback.  YES
- Has participated and received positive feedback in at least 1 other swap.  YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Details of swap:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items in the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 1-6, for days 7-10 you will make medium items and days 11 & 12 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

So, the break down will be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 1-6 small
Days 7-10 medium
days 11-12 large

In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles with a certain size feel free to make an equivalent to the particular size. For instance, instead of a medium, you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls. Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgment. Put yourself in your partners shoes and ask yourself if you think you would be happy with the equivalent of the items they choose. And, if in doubt, you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion, and if youre still in doubt, ask another person in this swap. Here are the guidelines:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse, DIY kits, blankets, bags, totes, cable knitted items, place mat sets, cable leg warmers, pretty knit socks, kitchen set of potholders/apron, set of embellished dish towels.
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf, wrist warmers, thread catcher, note card set, hats, magic yarn ball, embroidered pillow case, apron, stencil shirts.
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, hand carved stamps, coasters, pot holder, key chain, dish clothes, decorated frames, journals, head bands, pincushion, heat packs.

Please note-these are just ideas of crafts to make.  I have potholders in the small category.  However, if you make an intricate one with lots of pieces or an embroidered one, it could also count as a medium, or if you make a set of 4 that could be considered medium too.  I just put it in the small category because I was thinking of one simple potholder.  So, please use your best judgment with sizes.  You can always ask my opinion or another swappers opinion if you want.  I think the most important thing is to put yourself in the receivers shoes Would you be happy receiving a simple potholder as a small item?  Would you be happy if your large item was a cabled scarf?  Anyways..

And the links to galleries for more ideas:
2012 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415601.0#axzz2Z3XTukvO
2011 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395229.0                                              
2010 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.0#axzz2Z3lXMBx4

Note:  In the past there has been slight confusion on how to label packages.  So just to make it clear the first package you want your partner to open, you label as #1.  Then for the 2nd package you want them to open youd label #2 the second and so on.  So, #12 package would be the last package opened.  You can also label them by dates, as in put 'DEC 14th' on the first gift your partner will open then the last gift would be labeled DEC 25th.  Either way you want to label them is fine.  Just make sure that the small gifts are opened first and the last gifts opened are the large.

The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to CabinArts and all PM's must have the subject line: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2013.  

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts. I know some people dont like to post/check in. So Im going to make it fun for everyone. As every Monday I will post a simple question. All you do is answer it and say one of the following: a) still crafting, b) done crafting or c) mailed items

3.PM's must be sent to CabinArts and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to CabinArts and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems! This is mandatory!

4. When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that the Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office

2. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

3. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of the year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc. leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

4. Also, if you will be shipping to a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include anything that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

5. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be used for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

6. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST or a PINTEREST. These are a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like.  

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.

AND AS A REMINDER:
Please remember to keep in the holiday spirit.  Extras are optional-but quality is NOT optional.  I want everyone to receive nice items that were crafted/bought with them in mind.  So, in other words Please read their questionnaire over and over and make sure you are sending them something they will like, and not just random things thrown in a box.  Its never fun to receive a thought-less package, especially when they worked hard to make you crafty wonderful-ness from the heart.


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Questionnaire to PM to CabinArts:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2013
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old.
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergens in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Posting once a week in the thread is REQUIRED are you willing to do this?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
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3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 (or 2) BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 7 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
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2.
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4.
5.
6.
7.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?
Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

If your wanting holiday themed items please answer the following questions.  If dont want holiday items please skip to the next set of questions.
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...) a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)
What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, stars, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes please list some of your favorites:
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2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES.  If youd like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you dont want any of these items, you can skip this section.
t-shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*To help your partner be more intune to your likes/dislikes as well as particular items you would be thrilled to receive please post links to following below.
*Wist?
*Pinterest?
*any other wish lists & etc.?


*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included: (wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?
*Any other friend or family member to be included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...
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9  Re: 13 Days of Halloween Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by CabinArts on: July 03, 2012 11:10:37 AM
CabinArts mini gallery!  
(From spookygrrrly)

Day 13 - A great decorated box full of Halloween art pics to hang up!


Day 12 - Hair Clips!


Day 11 - Spooky Labels!


Day 10 - Fabrics, Needlebook, Pencils, & Buttons!


Day 9 - 2 Kitchen Towels, 3 Cookie Cutters, and 4 Sprinkles!


Day 8 - Scrapbooking stickers, Glue Pens, and 6 Halloween Magnets!


Day 7 - Gorgeous jewelry!  And Gillyweed!!  Augh!  I LOVE the Gillyweed!!  So cool!!



Day 6 -

Day 5 -
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10  Re: Advent Calendar Swap 2011 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CabinArts on: November 08, 2011 07:03:01 PM
Here is my entire Advent Calendar in all of its beautimous glory!


Oh my!  I'm so impressed with my calendar!  LimeRiot took driftwood and painted a picture onto each piece, if I'm guessing right, by the end of Advent, I should have an entire little village!  I LOVE this so much!!  What a creative idea!!  And even though today is only day 4, I already feel so spoiled with the little gifties!  Luxurious cuticle cream, homemade bookmarks, a Christmas stamp, and keychain!  



UPDATED:
I LOVE MY CALENDAR!!  Seriously, LimeRiot put so much time into this!  I look forward to opening a new piece of my village every day!  Look at how amazing this is!!


And when it comes to gifts, oh.my.goshness!!  I am being spoiled beyond belief!!  I absolutely LOVE each and every single day!!  Look at all my little gifties here!  

Cupcake Gumballs, Phone Charms, Mistletoe Kiss Hooplah (LOVE THIS), Alphabet Stamp Set, Lavender Dashboard Set, 4 Decorated Mini Clothes Pins


Vanilla Latte Shea Butter Soap (Smells amazing!), Glitter Polish (YAY fun!), Apple Charm, Nail File, Buttons (SO NEEDED!!)


2 Clear <3 Charms, "Stuff" Notebook (Perfect!), BooBoo Kisses BandAids (Love!), Sewing Scissors with Felt Elephant (Perfect, now it won't be so easy to lose sewing scissors!), Inflatable Fruitcake (Loads of laughs here!)






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