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41  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 44 Cents Swap Gallery on: June 22, 2009 07:19:08 AM
Let's see the goodies that were sent with a 44 Cents postage stamp!

Link to swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309168.0
42  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 44 Cents Swap (SIGNUPS ARE CLOSED!!!) on: June 14, 2009 06:28:44 AM
Swap name: 44 Cents Swap

Swap Organizer: loves2experiment

Sign-up date range: 06-14-09 (Sunday) through 06-20-09 (Saturday)

Date to send item by: 06-27-09 (Saturday)

Limited to a certain number of people? Limited to 24 swappers

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Yes, USA only swap

Age requirement? 16 and above

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

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
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- Participant lives in the United States: Yes (No DCNs will be required for this swap with the caveat that the participant is required to resend if his/her envelopes fail to arrives at its destination)



Swap Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310172.0


DETAILS OF SWAP

Description:
Have you ever wondered how much you can fit in an envelope and still pay only 44 cents for it to be mailed to its destination?  Well, credit for this brilliant swap idea goes to lovesclutter! Cheesy

In this swap, you have one week to fill an envelope with random craft-related and/or crafted goodies from your personal craft stash and mail it to your partner(s).  Some possibilities for items to send are embroidery floss, bookmarks, mini crocheted/tatted/woven/knitted things, inchies, ATCs, beads, appliqus, fabric scraps, ephemera, sequins, etc.  Get creative!

Per the USPS website, here are the guidelines for the envelopes:

For first class mail, the weight must not be over 1 ounce to qualify for the $0.44 postage fee (caution: if you go over the 1 ounce limit, it will cost you $0.61 for an envelope which weighs up to 2 ounces).

Size limits:
- Rectangular; length is the dimension parallel to the address.
- At least 3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long by 0.007 inch thick
- No more than 6-1/8 inches high by 11-1/2 inches long by 1/4 inch thick
- Surcharge will apply for nonmachinable letter


Therefore, to qualify for the $0.44 postage fee, the key here would be to keep it more or less flat (so that it will be machinable) and to make sure it weighs no more than an oz
(gotta love those digital scales!).

Since this swap requires little or no crafting time, you have the option of signing up for either 1 or 2 partners!

The Fine Print:
1. Good communication is very important!  It is your responsibility to inform your partner(s) and the organizers when you send/receive your envelopes.
2. Although this is a random swap, the general rule of thumb is to send out things which you would love to receive.  
3. No DCNs will be required for this swap (because the envelopes do not qualify for DCNs), but you must agree to resend to your partner(s) if the envelope(s) go missing (for whatever reasons).
4. Everyone who signs up for the swap must post in this thread!




If you want to participate, please submit the following information to the organizer (that would be me, loves2experiment):

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 44 Cents Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

How many partners would you like (1 or 2)?
Do you have any common home allergies (such as pets, cigarettes, etc.)?
Do you have any allergens in your home (such as pets, cigarettes, etc.)?
Do you have access to a camera or scanner (for pictures to post in the swap gallery)?
Do you promise to really, really try to keep within the requirements for spending 44 cents on postage?
Do you agree to resend to your partner if your sent envelope fails to reach its destination?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


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


APPROVED SWAPPERS:
1. loves2experiment
2. pinupmommy
3. SaralaAnne
4. Calsters
5. noooitaremybirthday
6. laes43
7. plucky1_08
8. Avesthel
9. raeraethejetplane
10. 85%confusion
11. mlheran
12. Fidget
13. imafundork
14. PinkPug,INK.
15. Seraphina_de_Sangre
16. Smmarrt
17. ostera15
18. beadedbyamy
19. DoodleLou
20. sonjabegonia
21. hngoodlett
22. half pint
23. sarahsews
24. malmow

43  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fused Shrinky Pendants... on: June 06, 2008 07:02:53 AM
I've been meaning to experiment with the fusing technique for ages.  Now that I have - aside from the noxious fumes - I'm loving it! The finished pieces looks like faux fused glass pendants.  And the great thing about it is that the pieces are not as prone to chips or cracks when dropped Wink  All these pendants were made for a swap, and I think my swap partner is happy with them!  On with the pics:




















44  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Seven Simple Shrink Plastic Pendants! on: May 04, 2008 06:34:01 PM
I've been having a blast getting reacquainted with Shrinky Dinks (i.e. polystyrene sheets)!

It may not be apparent from the pictures, but the octopus and tree pendants have a bunch of micro-bubbles in the clear bits!  I'm loving that effect, and I think I will try to make more pendants like that Smiley














45  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / One Tiny Thing Shrinky Dinks Swap Gallery on: April 21, 2008 04:31:00 PM
Whoo!  Show me the shrinkies!!! Smiley
46  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / One Tiny Thing Shrinky Dinks Swap - Signups CLOSED, Send by 4/30!!! on: April 10, 2008 01:04:02 PM
Swap name: One Tiny Thing Shrinky Dinks Swap

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment

Sign-up date range: 04/10/08 (Thursday) thru 04/17/08 (Thursday)

Date to send item by: April 30, 2008 (Wednesday)

Limited to a certain number of people? No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Age requirement? Swap participants must be at least 16 years old!

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

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
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES




DETAILS OF SWAP:
For this swap, you will make ONE (no more, no less) tiny item for your partner.  This tiny item must be made with shrinky dinks (i.e. thin, flexible polystyrene plastic sheets), but you may use other materials (such as metal wire hooks for earrings, ribbons or tassles for a bookmark, etc.) as part of your finished item.  The completed item should measure 4 by 4 or smaller.  Since youll only be crafting and sending one small item, please make every effort to ensure that that youre making something you would be proud to send outand delighted to receive Wink 

Need more examples of things which qualify as ONE tiny item?*

A pair of earrings - YES!
A necklace - YES!
A pair of earrings AND necklace set NO!
An ornament - YES!
A set of stitch markers YES!
A bookmark YES!
A set of four bookmarks NO!
A set of wine glass charms YES!
Artwork measuring a total of 4 by 4 or less YES!

*Note: If youre trying to determine if your idea qualifies as a tiny item, ask your friendly swap organizer (oh wait, thats me Grin).

Other housekeeping details and what-nots

1.  Please make at least one post on this thread so that I know that youre getting all messages in the swap thread!

2.  Communication is essential!  Please be sure to check in with your partner after I have assigned partners for the swap.  If youre having issues with the swap, or if youre sending late (for whatever reasons), you must contact me and your partner.   



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: One Tiny Thing Shrinky Dinks Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Please confirm that are at least 16 years old! (Yes/No)
Do you promise to either have a DCN or retain proof of shipping (i.e. a receipt)?
Favourite colours and/or colour combinations?
Favourite patterns, styles, motifs, themes, etc.?
What kind of tiny things would you like to receive (this is just a guideline)?
Allergies (if any)? 
Other things you would like to tell you partner?  (Please be sure to include any restrictions, such as religious symbol preferences, things you cannot abide by, etc.)


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

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





LINK TO SWAP GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=241596.0





LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
1.  pinkleo
2.  loves2experiment
3.  llisaredd
4.  christinacoghill
5.  carrieme
6.  chilledsoup
7.  Corwin
8.  ThreadOrYarn
9.  frankierevolver
10. audio-astrophysics
11. ultconsumer
12. CrAfTer21
13. acajjou
14. brassknucklebettie
15. DIY ho
16. redpopsicles
17. laminathegreat
18. kirstilynne
19. atlascoughed
20. noxluff
21. KatyMai
22. bettykate
23. Eliea
24. elwynceltic





PARTNERS!

pinkleo <---> noxluff

loves2experiment <---> carrieme

llisaredd <---> CrAfTer21

christinacoghill <---> DIY ho

chilledsoup <---> ultconsumer

Corwin <---> Eliea

ThreadOrYarn <---> bettykate

frankierevolver <---> atlascoughed

audio-astrophysics <---> acajjou

brassknucklebettie <---> redpopsicles

laminathegreat <---> elwynceltic

kirstilynne <---> KatyMai



Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Late, with communication
Late
Done, Profile Updated!



47  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Make Me A Needlebook! Swap Gallery on: October 27, 2007 02:56:46 PM
Here we go!  Where are the needlebooks?!? Cheesy
48  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Make Me A Needlebook! ---> (FINISHED!) on: October 12, 2007 07:59:37 AM
Swap name: Make Me A Needlebook!

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment

Sign-up date range: 10/12/07 (Friday) thru 10/18/07 (Thursday)

Partners assigned by: October 19, 2007 (Friday)

Date to send items by: October 30, 2007 (Tuesday)

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Twelve (12)

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Absolutely!

All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 16!)


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

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
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES



DETAILS OF SWAP:
Get to know your partner.  Make an awesome needlebook for him/her, and receive an awesome needlebook from him/her.  Its that simple Smiley 


Examples:
* Needlebooks For Knitters
* Embroidered Needlebook
* Felt Needle Book
* Shoe Needlebook
* Embroidered Needlebook II


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Make Me A Needlebook!
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US/your own country?
Do you promise to use either a DCN or retain proof of shipping (receipt)?
Favourite colours?
Favourite patterns, designs, motifs, themes, etc.?
Allergies?
Do you smoke?
Do you have pets?
Anything else you would like to add?


IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.



Don't forget to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
1. AlternaWidget
2. gerberagirl
3. loves2experiment
4. ragdoll193
5. ronise
6. kylie
7. minanina
8. Melladh
9. hoxierice
10. christinacoghill
11. sewphoto
12. Luinecu


SWAP DUOS
AlternaWidget [sent] [received] <---> gerberagirl [sent] [received]
ragdoll193 [sent] [received] <---> Melladh [sent] [received]
sewphoto [sent] [received] <---> hoxierice [sent] [received]
christinacoghill [sent] [received] <---> Luinecu [sent] [received]
ronise [sent] [received] <---> minanina [sent] [received]
kylie [sent] [received] <---> loves2experiment [sent] [received]


49  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Needlebook swap? on: October 11, 2007 11:21:56 AM
Anyone up for a quick and easy swap?  I love working on small sewing projects (read: short attention span Roll Eyes). 
50  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Mini Felt Hair Clippies For My Niece... on: July 25, 2007 07:22:45 AM
These hair clippies are a smidge longer than one inch Smiley  My sis requested felt covered clippies because they seem to have a better grip than the regular metal clippies.  I had a blast making these, and there are more in the works (monkey, cherry, panda, skully, butterfly, and other flowers)!

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