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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009 07:14:32 AM »

 I would love to participate in a Canadian swap.I was in one before and loved getting my package,it was fun.
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2009 04:04:08 PM »

I'd be up for a minimum points swap to fill the envelope, then fill the rest with supplies...is that how it was done in the past?  I guess I could look at the link you put up.. Smiley  The regional thing would be really nice - I'm in BC and it seems like that's a fairly common province for Canadian Craftsters.
It would be awesome if you'd organize!  I never thought my question would prompt so much interest! Yay!

Yuppers, the last one was a 6-8 points then sutffing the envelope with supplies with the option to send just supplies or crafted items with the rest of the envelope stuffed with supplies. It worked out pretty good I think. There was only one issue but otherwise most were satisfied!

How does Mid August sound for signups? or do we prefer waiting until September. The only reason I thought doing it soon is that all the large christmas/holiday swaps have started or will be starting sometime around sept/oct and usually take alot of time. We could have a month long for crafting and the coolest thing about the envelopes is that if we all send at the same time we all recieve at the same time because they only take 1-3 days for delivery! Thoughts??
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2009 05:31:29 PM »

i am keeping my eyes on this swap.  my swap slate is clear right now so whenever is good by me... 

one question tho.  if i am in Ontario does that mean i will only swap within my region  or will there be an option to swap nationally?
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2009 06:06:18 PM »

Most definitely. The last round we had that option but I think maybe giving the option we could use bubble envelopes the same size because the price for the national ones is twice the regional ones. What does everyone else think?
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2009 07:20:16 PM »

I'm all in for swapping nationally.  I'll go for whatever.  But I'm going to have to see the timing, as my aug27th-sept7th is a great big holiday!!!  Camping in Saskatchewan then flying out to Vancouver on the first!!!!! wooo!!
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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2009 04:43:49 PM »

Potential signups what do we all think/prefer?Huh

Signups Aug 16-26 partners 26 night
       Sendouts September 28

                   OR

Signups Sept 1-10 partners by 11th
       Sendouts Oct 12th

Other question I thought was, do we want to use the Xpresspost envelopes or pick a box size (the ones you can actually purchase at the post office, non-flat rate). Then do we want to have the option to send just supplies or supplies and crafted items. And a reasonable point amount? the last round was 6-8 points?

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2009 04:47:50 PM »

option b works best for me.... but don't rely on me for a definit in on this swap...... I'm still trying to balance life and swapping and there are some great swaps coming up....  Also, 6 points is about my max...mix of supplies and crafted items....
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2009 08:58:02 AM »

I would be down for doing a national swap or just the regions..I'm in the western region for that (Live in southwestern manitoba) so either or is fine for me. I like the idea of getting craft items..as my supplies are slowly dwindling! I'd prefer more supplies with maybe one or two small items crafted.
The box or bubble wrap is fine for me, I just it just depends if people want more crafted items, then the box would likely be more sufficient. As for me, I can cram a lot into one of those big envelopes I'm sure! I did for my amigurumi swap and it only cost $6 to ship to Colorado and then an extra $6 for tracking (which didn't work anyways  Roll Eyes).
As for the dates, I would say the August one would be better than the October one, just for the fact that you stated about the Christmas swaps. That also doesn't matter to me, as I already know that I would be in a Christmas swap.
I am excited about doing this! I am currently in my second swap right now and have swapping feva!!!
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2009 11:53:47 AM »

If we're planning a supply swap with a few little crafted things, I vote for the earlier dates. 

If we're doing a swap Canadian Stuff in an 8 point swap and fill the holes in the package with supplies, I vote for the later dates.   

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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2009 02:29:33 PM »

If it's going to be a six point or less swap with supplies added, I could swing August signups, but otherwise due to cost (if it was going to be eight points or something), I'd want the later sign-ups.  And I actually like the big flat rate envelope idea, especially if it's regional.  I double checked with my post office to make sure they have them, and they do.  I just did an eight point (or more, actually) swap as my first one in the spring and it's still not at its destination, so if it's lost, that's a lot of crafting lost.  Not to mention that funds are tight, so a six point would be plenty, especially if we add supplies.
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