Swap name: Fill-a-Matchbox Supply Swap R1
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Katxena
Sign-up date range: February 15 to February 17 (or until full)
Date to send item by: February 28
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 48
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All
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 (already have! KCGal is my co-organizer)
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: YESDetails of swap:
Fill a teeny-tiny matchbox with teeny-tiny supplies! Find a matchbox that holds between 30-40 wooden matches and fill it as full as you possibly can with tiny supplies. You'll be amazed by how much you can fit in it! You can put anything you want in it, as long as it is a supply for some sort of crafty activity -- beads, paper, ephemera, charms, postage stamps, brads, buttons, fibers, embellishments, stamped images, stamps, ribbons, stickers, foam shapes, fake flowers, bits, doo-dads, gizmos, whatnots, and whatever else you can think of! If it fits and can be used in a craft, it's fair game. You can have 1, 2 or 3 partners -- you will make a matchbox for each partner, and you will receive a matchbox from each partner. You can decorate the matchbox if you'd like, but decoration is entirely optional.
I will be splitting the swap into two groups: Apples and Oranges. I will be the organizer for the Apple group, and KCGal will be the organizer for the Orange group. Communication is important -- don't worry about bugging us! We love our swappers and want to keep up! If you have any questions or problems, post on the thread or let your organizer know. Mail Issues:Make sure to PM your organizer
(either KCGal or Katxena) and your partner when you send and when you receive!For swappers mailing from a point in the US to the US
: Since these packages are so small, DCNs are not required, but they are encouraged. If you want to get a DCN, mail in a 9x12 envelope and insert a rigid piece of cardboard (this will meet postal requirements for a DCN). Keep your mail receipt. If you don't get a DCN and your partner does not receive within two weeks of the date it was sent, you will have to send another package.For swappers mailing from countries outside the US, or to countries outside the US
: Keep your mail receipt. If your partner does not receive within two weeks of the date it was sent, you will have to send another package. If you are going to be late
, let your organizer know. "Mailed late with communication" is more likely to get positive feedback than "Mailed late." More information about DCNs
, found by amaryllisroze:
a. The surface area of the address side of the parcel must be large enough to contain completely and legibly the delivery address, return address, postage, and any applicable markings, endorsements, and extra service labels.
b. Except as provided in 9.2.2c for machinable parcels, the parcel must be greater than 3/4 inch thick at its thickest point.
c. If the mailpiece is a machinable parcel under 401.1.0 and no greater than 3/4 inch thick, the contents must be prepared in a strong and rigid fiberboard or similar container or in a container that becomes rigid after the contents are enclosed and the container is secured. The parcel must be able to maintain its shape, integrity, and rigidity throughout processing and handling without collapsing into a letter-size or flat-size piece.If you want to participate, information to send to Katxena by PM:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (please format for mailing):
1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
2. Would you *prefer* to ship to an address outside your own country?
3. How many partners do you want to send to (1, 2 or 3)?
4. Do you think you will decorate your matchbox (remember, this is not required)?
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO KATXENA 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.PARTICIPANTS
(number of partners requested is in parens)
1. Katxena (2 or 3 -- I will be flexible to even out numbers)*
2. KCGal (3)
3. Rackycoo (2)
4. Mickele (2)
5. Annacharlotte (3)
6. Gwydion (2)
7. princess*of*capri (3)
8. craftADDchick (2)
9. alteredmommy (3)
10. janeausten (1)
11. Amaryllisroze (3)
12. RubyTuesday (3)
13. Hcaust (3)
14. linzo (1)
15. teraspawn (2)
16. xamonster (3)
17. psyche (2)
18. plucky1_08 (3)
19. loves2experiment (2)
20. heini (2)
21. phizzychick (1)
22. goldsheepbowl (2)
23. alana1223 (2)
24. kikigirl (1)
25. ScaryTeri (2)
26. norianai (2)
27. tristitia (3)
28. squirrelgirl (3)
29. icrispyi (3)
30. BabyBubba (1)
31. tarteaucitron (1)
32. nautiux (2)
33. tree27 (2)
34. pinkstars69 (3)
35. Modus Operandi (3)
36. the felt fairy (2)
37. Adetten (3)
38. Stifflersmom (2)
39. Sewknitter (3)
40. Queen of the Savages (1)
41. gingerquilts (2)
42. juliusmunki (2)
43. kittensOMG (3)
44. dragonslair (3)
Total: 44 swappers and 97 matchboxes. Wow!
* A number of people have offered to be flexible about numbers in case it is needed to even things out. I've made a note of all those offers, and I'll PM you if I need to take you up on it. Thanks for being so flexible!
For reference, the gallery thread is here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=153205.msg1523517#msg1523517