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Topic: Unbirthday/Stuff You Want/Shopaholic Swap (Sign up until Jan 17, Send by Feb 10)  (Read 756 times)
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« on: January 12, 2009 07:50:49 AM »

Like getting packages? Like getting presents?! Like shopping (especially for other people)? Well, read on, then!

Swap name: Unbirthday/Stuff You Want Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SciFunk
Sign-up date range: January 12 through January 17
Date to send item by: February 10

Limited to a certain number of people? 25

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope.
Age requirement? Nope.

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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This swap is for everyone who has a short wishlist of things they really want, but don't want to buy for themselves (or are far away from a craft store). It's also for everyone who has a big long wishlist, but only certain stuff gets chosen and there are a few specific things you really really really want. Heck, it's also for everyone who likes giving and getting presents!

So here's the deal. This is definitely not a stash buster swap. You will get a list of at least five distinctly different things your partner wants. It is your mission (should you choose to accept it) to create a kickin' rad package for your partner. Chances are you will not have everything your partner wants. You will almost certainly need to purchase things, which is why this swap is perfect for people who love shopping (especially for others). Since this could get costly, you will be paired up with another person based on the amount of points you want to trade. Some recommended point values are 3, 5, and 8 points. However, you can feel free to give ranges (like 3-5 or 8-10 points). It is recommended that most of your items are craft supplies, since you will be paired up based on points and not crafts you know (so, for example, if you have a knitted hat on your list and your partner doesn't know how to knit, you're out of luck). However, kits (like resin kits or beading kits) are perfectly acceptable because (with a limited amount of research) your partner can make you a kit even if it's not a craft they usually do.

Even though you probably won't be crafting anything (just picking up supplies for your partner), the send-out date is far away in case you need to order things off the internet.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up, and get ready to spoil (and be spoiled)!

For reference:
3 pts = large
2 pts = medium
1 pt = small

Here are the Craftster guidelines for item sizes:
LARGE:  3 or more hours, $30 or more (a shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse)
MEDIUM  = 2 to 3 hours, $10-$30 (a scarf, a simple bag)
SMALL  = less than 2 hours, less than $10 (earrings, a wallet)

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

PLEASE title your message with "Unbirthday/Stuff You Want Swap"! Thanks!

Name of 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?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
How many points do you want to swap?
Give a wishlist containing mostly (or all) craft supplies. There must be at least five, but more is recommended, especially if you want to trade 6 points or more.


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

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3. Deannalynn06
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009 10:58:26 AM »


I love personal swaps, PM me!

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009 11:33:41 AM »

This looks like so much fun Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009 05:28:07 PM »

I love love LOVE this idea! Unfortunately I am maxed on swap spots right now.  Sad  If for some reason the sign-up date is extended and I have an open spot I would love to join. I'll keep my eyes open.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009 05:53:55 PM »

I am totally in love with this idea and sent my questionnaire. I cant wait!!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009 05:57:56 PM »


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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009 07:56:49 PM »

So, I guess I'm a little confused.

Are the points for this swap based solely on the amount of money that we spend, or on the number of different kits we put together, or am I missing this altogether?

Sorry to be so dense, but I don't understand the distinction between the 3, 5 and 8 point swap package.


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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009 10:52:48 PM »

So, I guess I'm a little confused.

Are the points for this swap based solely on the amount of money that we spend, or on the number of different kits we put together, or am I missing this altogether?

Sorry to be so dense, but I don't understand the distinction between the 3, 5 and 8 point swap package.

Yeah, basically, the points will be mostly how much money you spend. Of course, if you make a kit (with instructions or something), that will be counted as usual.

As always, just be super communicative with your partner, and that will ensure that the package is fair.

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