Need to find a new home for some craft supplies? You’ve come to the right place!GALLERY
Swap name: 4.95 Swap or Fill a Small Flat Rate Box/Envelope R3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: TheSapphireMoon
Sign-up date range: 2/18/11-3/4/11
Date to send item by: 3/25/11
Limited to a certain number of people? NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? US ONLY
Age requirement? Over 16 PLEASE, or with swap mod approval if have been swapping before the guideline change.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, or has been swapping before the rule change and has moderator approval: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YESROUND 1 GALLERYhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327636.0ROUND 2 GALLERYhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350546.0
Details of swap:
Have you been given craft supplies by well-intentioned friends, only to find it’s all supplies for crafts you DO NOT know how to do? Have a surplus of supplies you are willing to bid adieu and ship to a new loving home? Have I got a deal for you
This swap is all about filling a small flat rate box or small flat rate envelope with supplies to your partner(s) and making their day! You will have a choice of ONE or TWO partners for this swap.
Crafted items are NOT required…but who wouldn’t like a little goodie tucked in with their yarn/fabric/beads/embroidery floss/etc.? LOL!
Here are links to the small box and envelope we will be using. Flat rate boxes cost $5.00 and flat rate envelopes cost 4.75 to ship online with Click n Ship…AND…Click n Ship cost INCLUDES the cost for delivery confirmation! Delivery confirmation IS REQUIRED for this swap, and because it’s SO easy, I highly recommend using the Click n Ship method. Also, you can schedule a FREE pickup for your mail person to pick up the item!! If you don't want to sign up and ship online, of course you can ship these from the post office. They will cost you 5.20+delivery confirmation (which is .70) for the box, or 4.95+DC for the envelope....so....you are spending almost $1 more to go there, wait in line, and ship in person than you would be online!
You can order these boxes or envelopes for FREE from these links, but they DO take 7-10 days to arrive as they are shipped by parcel post AKA slow boat shipping so be sure to order early!! Most post offices do stock these or have them in back (they are REALLY pushing the flat rate thing on their website to cut back on foot traffic to the counters), just pick them up in person or ask if they are not out front...again, why waste time when you have them bring them to you by ordering online
Can you see I love to be self-sufficient? LOL!
Small Flat Rate Box – Dimensions: 5-3/8” x 8-5/8” x 1-5/8”http://tinyurl.com/y9994p7
Small Flat Rate Envelope – Dimensions: 12.5" x 9.5"http://tinyurl.com/yg6swuj
To sign up to do Click n Shiphttps://sss-web.usps.com/cns/landing.do
The flat rate envelope would be best suited for larger pieces of fabric, paper and ephemera, embroidery floss, patterns and booklets, or other flatter-type items. Beads, stamps, yarn, scissors, and other non-flat-type stuff would be best shipped in the small box. They both would hold about the same amount, one is really just better for paper goods because they will not have to be folded a lot, maybe just cut down a little bit.Please communicate in the thread or by PM once a week. If this swap gets VERY large, I will coordinate a weekly check-in PM with my co-organizer to make sure everyone is still out there and plans on sending.
I will do my very best to make sure wants and needs match up the best, but allergies/allergens take precedence to keep us all healthy
And, the most important rule…..HAVE FUN!!
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO TheSapphireMoon VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 4.95 Swap or Fill a Small Flat Rate Box/Envelope R3
Your real name:
Are at least 16 years old (yes/no)?
IF NO TO ABOVE QUESTION, have you been swapping before the rule change & have swap mod approval to continue (yes/no)?
Read the Swap Info Guide and rules/guidelines for this swap (yes/no)?
Do you have any pets?
Do you or any members in your home smoke?
Any other allergens in your home (incense, other heavy scents, etc.)?
Do you have any allergies? If YES, please list them.
ONE or TWO partners?
Crafts you do:
Supplies you have to send:
Supplies you would like to see in your package:
Any supplies or items you DO NOT want to see in your package?
Anything else I or your partner(s) should know?**PLEASE PUT 4.95 SWAP IN THE SUBJECT LINE SO I CAN GET BACK TO YOU QUICKLY!!