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DizzerSpinninRound
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« on: November 21, 2010 11:35:00 AM »




GALLERY

Swap name: 44 Cent Swap Rd 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Dizzerspinninround
Sign-up date range: November 21 - November 26
Date to send item by: December 10

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? U.S.

Additional Age requirement? No

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES/NO


Thank you previous organizers for the details.

DETAILS OF SWAP

Description:
Have you ever wondered how much you can fit in an envelope and still pay only 44 cents for it to be mailed to its destination?  Well, credit for this brilliant swap idea goes to lovesclutter!  

In this swap, you have one week to fill an envelope with random craft-related and/or crafted goodies from your personal craft stash and mail it to your partner(s).

Some possibilities are:

Crafted items:
-mini crocheted/tatted/woven/knitted things
-non-stuffed stuffie
-hand drawn artwork
-embroidered things
-magnets
-shrinky dink charms
-bookmarks
-needle books
-finger puppets
-earrings
-cuffs
-stitch markers
-cup cozies
-Hand carved stamps
-inchies
-matchbook notebooks
-flat pendants
-small pouches
-friendship bracelets
-origami
-keychains
-ATCs
-journal pages

Supplies:
-iron-on embroidery patterns
-decorative patches
-illustrated letters like in medieval bibles
-napkins or tissue to decoupage with
-iron fusible fabrics
-appliqus
-decorative tape
-stickers
-fabric and paper scraps
-vintage buttons
-cross stitch fabric
-card cases
-ribbons
-fiber
-little cute erasers
-feathers
-needle books
-interesting pictures
-patterns
-whimsies
-ephemera
-beads
-glitter
-sequins
-jewelry findings
-lace
-photos
-stamps
-steampunk doodads
-puzzle pieces
-stencils
-stamps
-charms
-rub-ons
-trading cards
-postcards
-ric rack and trim
-paper punched shapes
-thread
-recipes
-Wonder-Under
-pressed leaves/flowers

...Get creative!


Per the USPS website, here are the guidelines for the envelopes:

For first class mail, the weight must not be over 1 ounce to qualify for the $0.44 postage fee (caution: if you go over the 1 ounce limit, it will cost you $0.61 for an envelope which weighs up to 2 ounces).

Size limits:
- Rectangular; length is the dimension parallel to the address.
- At least 3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long by 0.007 inch thick
- No more than 6-1/8 inches high by 11-1/2 inches long by 1/4 inch thick
- Surcharge will apply for nonmachinable letter This means it should go through a machine that turns it at a 40 degree angle.

Therefore, to qualify for the $0.44 postage fee, the key here would be to keep it more or less flat (so that it will be machinable) and to make sure it weighs no more than an 1 oz
(gotta love those digital scales!).

Since this swap requires little or no crafting time, you have the option of signing up for either 1, 2, or 3 partners!

The Fine Print:
1. Good communication is very important!  It is your responsibility to inform your partner(s) and the organizers when you send/receive your envelopes.
2. Although this is a random swap, the general rule of thumb is to send out things which you would love to receive.  
3. No DCNs will be required for this swap (because the envelopes do not qualify for DCNs), but you must agree to resend to your partner(s) if the envelope(s) go missing (for whatever reasons).
4. Everyone who signs up for the swap must post in this thread, the more often, the better so we can see what you are up to and know you are still around! Feel free to PM me if you foresee any problems so we can help you. This should not be an issue at all, since this will be a very fast, fun swap.

Also when pm'ing the organizer, please include in the swap related message 44 Cent Swap Rd 5 as the subject:

-44 Cent Swap Rd 5 Sign up
-44 Cent Swap Rd 5 Question
-44 Cent Swap Rd 5 Sent
-44 Cent Swap Rd 5 Received

PM the below questionnaire to Dizzerspinninround:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 44 Cents Swap Rd. 5
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address:

Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

How many partners would you like (1, 2, or 3)?

Do you have any common home allergies (such as pets, cigarettes, etc.)?

Do you have any allergens in your home (such as pets, cigarettes, etc.)?

Do you have access to a camera or scanner (for pictures to post in the swap gallery)?

Do you promise to really, really try to keep within the requirements for spending 44
cents on postage? This is very important to me in the spirit of the original idea

Do you agree to resend to your partner if your sent envelope fails to reach its destination?

Write down a couple of things that are of interest to you that are also readily available, please remember that these items are just ideas. (e.g. fiber, paper crafts, beads, etc.):

Indicate if you would like supplies, crafted items or both:
FEEL FREE TO INDICATE IF YOU DO NOT WANT SOMETHING!

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. 



Previous Round's Discussion
Rd 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309168.0
Rd 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314408.0
Rd 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320539.0
Rd 4: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352765.0

Previous Round's Gallery
Rd 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310172.0
Rd 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315827.0
Rd 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322956.0
Rd 4: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353951.0
Rd 5: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366497



Participants with number of partners requested in parenthesis:
1-Dizzerspinninround(3)
2-Craftycakelady(2)
3-JillHogan(2)
4-Costumesaremylife(2)
5-Spiffyhink(3)
6-Mandykaye(3)
7-Lovesclutter(1)
8-StickerChic87(3)
9-Southern Flower(2)
10-MissingWillow(2)
11-Teachart(2)
12-Princessblueberry(3)
13-Varifiresis(3)
14-RunningNaked(2) Welcome first time swapper Grin
15-Keyzmasta(1)
16-Sarahbug(2)
17-Lindyv321(2)
18-Starryeyeddiy(1)
19-Imokaynow(2)
20-April again(3)
21-Your.bestnightmare(2)
22-Brielauren(2)
23-Tristitia(2)
24-Disposableactor(1)

Blue - Sent
Green - Received
Orange - Late with Notice
Red - Contact me Immediately
Crossed Out - Feedback given

Partners:

(1)
Disposableactor<->Starryeyeddiy
Lovesclutter<->Keyzmasta

(2)
Keyzmasta is sending to Lovesclutter and April again
Craftycakelady is sending to Tristitia and JillHogan
Tristitia is sending to Craftycakelady and JillHogan
JillHogan is sending to Tristitia and Craftycakelady
Costumesaremylife is sending to Spiffyhink and Southern Flower
Southern Flower is sending to MissingWillow and Your.bestnightmare
MissingWillow is sending to Teachart and Lindyv321
Teachart is sending to MissingWillow and RunningNaked
RunningNaked is sending to Teachart and Brielauren
Sarahbug is sending to RunningNaked and Imokaynow
Lindyv321 is sending to Sarahbug and Imokaynow
Imokaynow is sending to Costumesaremylife and Brielauren
Your.bestnightmare is sending to Southern Flower and Lindyv321
Brielauren is sending to Spiffyhink and Varifiresis

(3)
Dizzerspinninround is sending to MandyKaye, April Again and Southern Flower
MandyKaye is sending to Dizzerspinninround, StickerChic87 and Princessblueberry
April again is sending to Dizzerspinninround, Princessblueberry and, Varifiresis
Varifiresis is sending to Spiffyhink, Sarahbug and Costumesaremylife
Princessblueberry is sending to StickerChic87, MandyKaye, and April again
StickerChic87 is sending to Princessblueberry, MandyKaye, and Your.bestnightmare
Spiffyhink is sending to Dizzerspinninround, Varifiresis and StickerChic87

Information about the envie contest:
-Decorate your envie if you want to enter the envie contest
-After everyone has received, I will ask everyone to PM me their favorite envie.
-The winner will be announced in the gallery and the winner will be baked and then there will be cake!

Note to participants: The cake is a lie.

GALLERY

« Last Edit: December 11, 2010 01:33:55 PM by DizzerSpinninRound » THIS ROCKS   Logged
craftycakelady
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 06:51:55 PM »

Lots of views, no posts.  I guess I will put it out there and be the first.   I would like to participate:)

Question is how many PMs does our organizer have in her box Cheesy Cheesy  Seems like this was a popular swap in the past so probably lots!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010 07:16:12 PM »

Lots of views, no posts.  I guess I will put it out there and be the first.   I would like to participate:)

Question is how many PMs does our organizer have in her box Cheesy Cheesy  Seems like this was a popular swap in the past so probably lots!
Only 3 so far, but it is Sunday and I did just post the link in the new swap board discussion (forgot to do that earlier today Tongue).
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Spiffyhink
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 08:20:16 PM »

W00t! I've wanted to do one of these for a while, but would sadly watch them go through the Closed Swaps board wishing I had signed up in time. Just sent in my questionnaire, and I'm guessing we'll get more interest in the next few days. Craftycakelady is right; they seem to be very popular!
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010 08:39:07 PM »

Oh Dizzer, you did such a great job with this and the questionnaire. I will be participating, how can I not? But late on my Stocking swap, so will probably only take one partner. Sad to say. So happy you made this happen. lovesclutter.
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StickerChic87
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 10:13:17 PM »

Oh boy oh boy, I have been waiting for sign ups for this! Just sent in my questionnaire! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010 07:46:58 AM »

Oh Dizzer, you did such a great job with this and the questionnaire. I will be participating, how can I not? But late on my Stocking swap, so will probably only take one partner. Sad to say. So happy you made this happen. lovesclutter.
Cheesy I just copied and pasted the same questionnaire that's been used. However, I was avoiding a phone call, so I formatted the heck out of it Roll Eyes
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mandykaye
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010 09:28:02 AM »

Yay! Cheesy Can't wait! Need some different stuff to play with lol!
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teachart
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010 10:27:09 AM »

I'm in! looks fun!
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2010 12:37:55 PM »

I signed up!
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