Swap name: Budget Swap: Fill an envelope
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:
Sign-up date range: 25th Aug - 1st Sept 2007
Date to send item by: 14th September 2007
Limited to a certain number of people? NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
All ages allowed? Or 18+?Yes but make sure you can send
Swap Organizer herself meets conditions: 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 (substantial posts please
- 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:
Postage costing an arm and leg? Look no more, here is the swap for you
Ever wondered how much you could flat pack into a standard envelope? Wonder no more
Flat pack fill a standard envelope of these approximate dimensions
8.7in by 4.3 in
22cm by 11cm
with anything you or more appropriately, your partner would like. Magazine clippings, images, paintings, buttons, stickers etc.
You can opt for multiple partners since the cost of sending is so so low!
For people in the US
Handy info from penlowe:
The US Post Office considers a Letter to be under two ounces and in a rectangular envelope that is no thicker than1/4 inch- that's what goes through the automated machine on it's own. 2 ounces is roughly three standard sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper in a size A envelope (4 1/8 x 9 1/2, your regular buisness size envelope).
Under two ounces but thick (like the smallest bubble mailer) is the next standard postage, I think 56 cents. Square envelopes also fall into this category. Standard size but over 2 ounces converts to regular first class postage rates.
Consumer Reports studied postage costs between UPS, FedEX, USPS & a couple others. They found anything under 2 pounds USPS was the best value. Smaller carriers were better locally, especially with large or unusual sized packages.
For those in AUS
: A envelope of dimensions descriped above, will cost about $2.00 as long as you dont make it bulky. It must still classify as a letter. They put it through a cardboard slot and if it doesnt fit you'll have to pay extra, or remove something from it. Don't attach stamps because that means extra GST. There are green customs slips at the post office. Fill them in before you go and you will save a lot of time. Be as specific as you can about whats on the inside of the package or customs will rip it to shreds.
The heavier the objects the more likely you are to pay but i send jewellery and paintings on calico and have never had a problem
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Budget swap: Fill an envelope
Your real name and mailing address (include country):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
How many partner(s) would you like (i will try and allocate up to the number specified but never more: #
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Here's the galleryhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194869.new#new
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 and partner infoShipped
Late, with communication
Late, no communication
finished swap 1.Red Fumes
sent to penlowe
sent to Zero Cool
4.taunya1978 Zero Cool
10. Zero Cool