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« on: June 02, 2007 11:24:26 AM »

Swap name: Fill-a-matchbox swap round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sewknitter, co-organizer is dragonslair{Thank you dragonslair}
Sign-up date range: now until June 16th
Date to send item by: June 30th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

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:

Basically, you will decorate a 40 matchstick size matchbox, then fill it with craft supplies.

Right now, we are discussing filling the matchbox, emptying and spreading the goods flat, and sending the matchbox itself flattened for those in countries outside the US.

We fill the matchbox with crafting supplies. That said, you don't unload your "junk" into a box. Try to send stuff that you'd WANT to receive yourself. I know, 'one person's junk is another person's treasures' but only taking it so far.

Here's how I've done it: I start with some stickers & special papers, about 1/8" to 1/4" thick, then I find "special" buttons, special beads, special charms. (Yes I do purchase the special things.) Then I find some especially cheap seed beads and fill the gaps. LOL.

Others have sent seashells, needles, zippers, trims, ATC scrap papers, charms, findings, and so many "craft" supplies that I didn't even think of. That's been really great.

Here are links to past galleries:
round 1:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=153205.0

round 2
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=161337.0

Decoration of the matchbox is limited to only your imagination.

Size of matchbox: must hold 40 small (1 inch/2.5cm) matches or more.
The usual ones you find of this size in the U.S. are....
....in inches:  2-1/16 x 1-1/4 x 1/2
....in centimeters: 5.2 x 3.5 x 1.3

But different countries have different sizes, so you don't need to be exact. 

Here is my template, I have to correct the smaller box, so please ignore that one. I'll post in the discussion when I've corrected it.

this is a LARGE file, has photos and templates and how-tos:
http://www.cara4webshopping.com/cara_free/cara_match_box_template.pdf

This is a smaller file, just the template for the larger matchbox:
http://www.cara4webshopping.com/cara_free/matchbox-2pg.pdf

...



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Fill-a-matchbox Supply R3
Craftster username

Email address

Your real name & Mailing address including the country


I prefer to send to (Choose 1st & second choices):
USA only?
Europe only?
Canada only?
Abroad and my region?
Other?



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.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

APPROVED SWAPPERS, and first preference

I'm listing the sending areas, maybe that will stimulate joining, eventually I'll start matching by making groups. Early signups will be able to start stalking (if you want to, not necessary) and preparing.

Partners are posted!

petskin= beckster, dramatikz, christinacoghill
christinacoghil=, petskin, beckster, dramatikz
dramatikz= christinacoghill, petskin, beckster
beckster= dramatikz, christinacoghill, petskin

Babizzle= mini, cherryrose, mub,
cherryrose= Babizzle, mub, mini,
mub= cherryrose, mini, Babizzle,
mini= mub, Babizzle, cherryrose,

sewknitter= dragonslair, littlepierre, reenreen,
dragonslair= sewknitter, littlepierre, farmgirljane
farmgirljane= sewknitter, littlepierre, reenreen
reenreen= sewknitter, dragonslair, farmgirljane
littlepierre=dragonslair, farmgirljane, reenreen

Born2bWild= jimenita, rosered, gossamer_gull,
gossamer_gull= Born2bWild, jimenita, rosered
rosered= gossamer_gull, Born2bWild, jimenita
jimenita= rosered, gossamer_gull, Born2bWild

Yarnisfun= catdaddytn, sparklypants, moecantsew
moecantsew= Yarnisfun, catdaddytn, sparklypants
sparklypants= moecantsew, Yarnisfun, catdaddytn
catdaddytn= sparklypants, moecantsew, Yarnisfun

 

« Last Edit: June 21, 2007 08:27:55 PM by sewknitter » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007 11:27:22 AM »

Okay this is new discussion thread for filling a matchbox swap.

Here's my first idea, tell me how you all feel about it:

For sending abroad, especially for Canadians, you can send an un-glued inside box and flatten outer box. This will make a flatter package. evidently, it is the thickness that is causing some problems.

What do you all think?

« Last Edit: June 08, 2007 09:08:07 AM by sewknitter » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007 12:34:54 PM »

I'm so excited about another round!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007 12:38:15 PM »

I think that would work well sewknitter I am just waiting for Feedback on a swap to open a space for this one.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007 09:04:35 AM »

I am so entering this swap, I already bought some boxes, can't wait to begin!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007 08:08:25 AM »

sorry guys, I've been without a computer since the last post! I'm going to add the signup info below!

Modified original post, sign-up info now included!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007 01:34:39 PM »

Shouldn't this be on the main swap page? What size matchbox are we supposed to decorate?
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007 02:41:23 PM »

Shouldn't this be on the main swap page? What size matchbox are we supposed to decorate?

the swap details say, 40 matches, in a previous round we established that it was:
The usual ones you find of this size in the U.S. are....
....in inches:  2-1/16 x 1-1/4 x 1/2
....in centimeters: 5.2 x 3.5 x 1.3

But different countries have different sizes, so you don't need to be exact. 

Hope this helps! And that you join us!

I have to figure out where this discussion should be moved to. Hmm, I love help. Especially this sort of thing. . .
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007 05:04:48 PM »

hi there...

i said i wouldn't sign up to another swap because postage was so crippling...(im in australia) but matchboxes i can definately handle. I'd love to join
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007 12:30:34 PM »

I hope I get feedback on at least one of my swaps! I want to join this, I have some cool ideas of what to put into a matchbox.  I also like the idea of mailing out of the USA with a flat non finished box to cut back on postage.  I even printed out the large matchbox template and made one at work a few minutes ago.  Not the best, but I think with practise it will be doable!
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