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« on: September 29, 2008 12:17:01 PM »

For those who just are not up to the regular 12 day swap or who want to add another swap on their list  Wink

Swap name: 12 Days Of Christmas MINI  Swap 2008
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: TAOJ
Sign-up date range: from 09/29/08 until 10/08/08
Partners will be posted BY 10/10/08 or if I have them done sooner
Date to send items by: December 1, 2008
Limited to a certain number of people: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 13 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap

ORIGINAL THREAD DISCUSSION FOR THIS SWAP:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270648.0


I reserve the right to deny any craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
ANY "negative" feedback comments
poor communication in past swaps
consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)


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
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES


Details of swap:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12  items  based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items IN the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 12 to 7, for days 6, 5 , 4 & 3 you will make medium items and days , 2, & 1 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

You will label the gift individually with the numbers 12-1, so that your partner knows which day is in which package(s). We will start opening the packages on December 14th with the #12 package. Inside would be one small thing until day 6 when they would be mediums. And on and on until on December 25th when you will open the #1 package which is one large item.

I would like to see that it is : 75% or more  handmade 25% store bought.


The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to TAOJ and all PM's must have the subject line: 12 Days of Christmas MINI Swap 2008

2.You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts.

3.PM's must be sent to TAOJ and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to TAOJ and your partner. They cost an extra $.75 in addition to the postage price, in Canada they are free. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems!!! This is mandatory!

4.When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that they Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! No feedback will be give unless you have pictures of your 12 packages. If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office


craftsters guidelines for swaps are as follows:
By Time
-Big = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Little = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Big = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Big = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

2. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your  package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

3. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of they year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

4. Also, if you will be shipping TO a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include any thing that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

5. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be use for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

6. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST. A WIST is a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like. Visit WISTS.com for more info.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2008 05:24:58 AM by TAOJ » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008 12:19:18 PM »

Questionnaire to PM to TAOJ:

Name of swap: 12 Days Of Christmas Mini Swap 2008
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
What method of shipping are you planning on using: (USPS/UPS/FEDEX/ETC)

Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items,  or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:
Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 5 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Any allergies/things to avoid: (skin/internal)
Do you have pets in your household?

Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
*Are your ears pierced?

Favorite scents/smells:Ones you do not like:

*There can be a gray area with these questions Nothing has to be black and white.
*Do you enjoy being in the kitchen/cooking or having someone else cook?
*Do you prefer going to the movie theater or staying in and renting flick?
*Do you prefer being outdoor/nature lover or do you enjoy the concrete jungle?
*Do you prefer sports or anything but?
*Do you enjoy working/having a garden?

Favorite movies:
Favorite HOLIDAY movies:
Favorite music:
Favorite type of Holiday music(carols, religious, classical, etc..):
Favorite TV shows:
Favorite HOLIDAY TV shows:
Favorite books:
Favorite HOLIDAY stories/books:
*Favorite Holiday ANIMAL(s):
*Favorite Animals in general:
*Are there any movies/music/tv shows/books/animals you do NOT like?:

Is there anything that you "collect"?
Your hobbies:

Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...)a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)

Is your Christmas in Summer or Winter?
Will you be away from home this Christmas?
Do you have to work during the Holiday or are you on "vacation"?

What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, starts, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes:
*Favorite Candies:
1.
2.3.

*Favorite Cookies:
1.
2.
3.

Wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband, for example, please note it here.
tshirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*WISTS link?
*Myspace/Facebook?
*Blog link?

Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Do you have a camera or access to a camera?
Can you post pictures?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...

Do not reply to your questionnaire here, please PM it to TAOJ  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008 12:19:49 PM »

Participants   Smiley

1. TAOJ (organizer only)
2. Dolly Mixx
3. sheepBlue
4. hngoodlett
5. indigo_roses
6. Valiqa
7. BioformCallie
8. BhamBaby
9. baa-me-chick
10. lindyv321
11. Sansa
12. mamaAnn
13. craftypuppymom
14. fusbdgt
15. astarael
16. varandra
17. unjugetito
18. Kiwi-Chickie
19. ellen - j
20. jdb822
21. violette28


Partners

green = sent
blue = sent and received by partner
purple = late with communication
red = late without communication, please contact me ASAP
orange = completed swap, feedback left


astarael <---->  Sansa
baa-me-chick <----> jdb822
mamaAnn <----> ellen-j
Dolly Mixx <-----> indigo_roses
fusbdgt <---->  unjugetito
Kiwi-Chickie  <----->  BhamBaby
bioformcallie <---->  lindyv321
sheepBlue  <---->  varanda
craftypuppymom <---->  Valiqa
hngoodlett  <---> violette28
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008 12:58:17 PM »

I love you but you're insane!  LOL.

And WHY am I tempted by this?Huh  I just shipped out for two swaps and one personal swap today.  Insane I tell you!!!  LOL
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2008 01:37:42 PM »

Verrrrry interesting. Much more reasonable then the other one with seventy-something items. *laughs* It's definitely piquing my interest.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2008 07:35:37 PM »

Hmmm, I'm tempted. I'm going to think about it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008 10:42:41 PM »

oooooo...
I wonder if I can get away with this one?
*prints off questions and goes to ponder*
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008 12:04:55 AM »

Seriously thinking about this, always loved the idea of the normal one, but never wanted to make so many things! I'll probably be signing up (what an awesomely long questionnaire!)
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008 12:39:03 AM »

How many posts do we need to participate? I've been lurking but haven't posted much because i'm still learning how to do some new crafts Smiley but this swap sounds terrific and I LOVE christmas. Please let me know Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008 05:54:51 AM »

You need to have 15 posts and been a member for a month before joining a swap.

I know alot of people had mentioned they liked the idea of the 12 days swap, but were just unable to craft that much, that is why I thought this was a good idea.
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