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Topic: Time for Spring Cleaning---Trade Craft Supplies Swap?  (Read 4025 times)
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Oops Creations
« on: April 06, 2006 02:09:34 PM »

Spring has sprung and that means spring cleaning.  I know for one I've found tons of great crafty supplies I was "hording" over the winter.  I think I tried to be prepare in case I needed to entertain myself if I got snowed in.

Does any one else has a bunch of crafty supplies that you want to trade?

How about a SWAP  Huh Grin

Let see if there is some interest and get something going.... I've participated in, but never organized a swap --- so I would be willing unless someone else would like to organize.

Thoughts? 

Happy Spring Cleaning.

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I checked the post office they have this FLAT RATE BOX via Priority Mail-- as much as you can stuff in a box for like $7.70 plus cost of delivery confirmation.  I think that would be the best bet-- if we have international interest we would suggest a similar postage cost range, it would be a smaller box.  BE SURE to request the FLAT RATE box or you'd be charged by weight.

I'm going to have this thread hang out in the new swap board for a little bit--- tell people to check it out.  and then pending interest switch it over to new swaps with sign-ups next Friday the 14th.  I'm thinking this would be a quick turn-around swap since no crafting involved just sending stuff.   I'll pair off people and you can post stalk to see what they might be interested in and then surprise them with crafty bits.  Sound like a plan?
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2006 04:34:23 PM »

yes yes yes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006 05:36:45 AM »

this could be pretty easy and cool Cheesy how would it work? we list what we have and other ppl claim? or do we just surprise the stink out of them??  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2006 07:19:58 AM »

This sounds lovely!  I like to try lots of new crafts, but then decide I don't like them and have lots of odds and ends.  The bits and pieces are taking over my craft room!!

Dawn
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006 07:55:39 AM »

I've been in a number of these type swaps and they are so much fun. I love when it's completely random and a surprise rather than having to get into likes and dislikes. (ie: swap partner hates brown, only uses orange cotton yarn, loves green plastic beads,  is allergic to emroidery hoops, etc.)  I have received so many cool things that I would have never thought to buy for myself, it's a great way to get new crafty ideas.
I'm in!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2006 08:06:38 AM »

I've been in a number of these type swaps and they are so much fun. I love when it's completely random and a surprise rather than having to get into likes and dislikes. (ie: swap partner hates brown, only uses orange cotton yarn, loves green plastic beads,  is allergic to emroidery hoops, etc.)  I have received so many cool things that I would have never thought to buy for myself, it's a great way to get new crafty ideas.
I'm in!

One thing that's worked well in these swaps in the past is to specify any crafts you dont' do - for example, I crochet one scarf every couple years, and I have no interest in learning to knit - so I know that loads of gorgeous yarn would be wasted on me, while the next person on the list might be yearning for yarn.  With some basic guidelines (e.g., I never use yarn; I especially love antique-looking scrapbook paper), you can steer your partner toward stuff you could most enjoy.  However, the "spirit" of this swap has always been what ilovepaper described above, and when I've swapped supplies, I"ve encouraged my partner to send me absolutely anything she doesn't want.  I typically keep 1/3 to half of what I get, and I put the rest on freecycle (and it gets claimed fast!!).
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2006 08:22:04 AM »

I absolutely agree with Writer78. I neglected to add that it is also so much fun to stalk your swap partner to get some good ideas about what they might enjoy.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2006 08:24:06 AM »

YES, I would totally be in.
It is pretty bad when you cant see the top of your craft table because it is so full of crap.
And that flat rate box from the post office is great, you can pack it full of bricks and it still only cost $7.70

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2006 08:47:25 AM »

Count me in!
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2006 10:12:58 AM »

I am interested.
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2006 10:15:35 AM »

cool. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2006 12:42:37 PM »

you guys are so smart Cheesy and i deffinently agree about surprises Cheesy i LOVE! surprises! and ive got a bunch of random stuff to send to one lucky person Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2006 02:42:57 PM »

it would be interesting to do it like the ongoing book swap.  but it sounds like you guys already want to do it this way!
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2006 04:53:45 PM »

I'd love to be in another random-insta swap.
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2006 04:59:57 PM »

I will be getting a new storage unit for my craft stuff so I will have lots to give away in a couple of weeks. One's womans junk is another womans treasures!
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2006 05:07:09 PM »

I would be in for it but another question what if it were used, Like I am into rubber stamping I have used soem of the stamps and some of the ink I might send, or shluld it stay new stuff we just never got around to using?
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2006 05:12:22 PM »

no!  i'd use your used stamp supplies!
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2006 05:14:21 PM »

I would be in for it but another question what if it were used, Like I am into rubber stamping I have used soem of the stamps and some of the ink I might send, or shluld it stay new stuff we just never got around to using?
I think that as long as used things are in good condition they are fine to swap, rubber stamps are a perfect example.
it would be interesting to do it like the ongoing book swap.  but it sounds like you guys already want to do it this way!
devilninny, I don't know what the book swap is but you can always join this swap and start another like the book swap. I'm sure there are plenty of us that would be interested in either/or.
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2006 05:26:05 PM »

ohhh it would be my first swap as an organizer.  would anyone be interested if i started this but made it ongoing like the ongoing book swap here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87612.0?

i also PMed oops creations so see if she minds.  i'll let you know!
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2006 05:44:20 PM »

I am a little unclear at how the whole ongoing swap works.  I list my stuff and people claim what they want?  So I would be shipping to 10 different people?  I am more interested in just a surprise left over item swap.  I like the idea of stalking and surprising and I love surprises!!  But, I am interested.
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2006 06:58:34 PM »

I agreed.  I just want to send one box out and get one box back.  It would be a lot more work to send to multipled people and spread it out over weeks and months.  But majority rules.  I am interested either way.
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2006 08:03:33 PM »

i guess its a personal preference.  but you wouldnt be shipping to 10 people at once.  eh, i dont know.  i guess i was just thinking i dont want to get supplies i wont use.  and if we are recycling our materials, how does stalking come into play?  for example, if my partner wants yarn and i dont use yarn i cant really recycle my things to give to him/her. 

and i am just waiting to see if anyone is interested in it the ongoing way and then we can organize two different swaps if the interest is there for both.
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2006 08:11:45 PM »

This sounds fun Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2006 08:13:55 PM »

i would rather send to one person also. If they don't like something they can always regift it in the next supply swap. It would be way more expensive to send to a buch of people.
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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2006 10:02:42 PM »

I would totally be in on this as I'm cleaning out my craft space. I think that pairing and giving a suprize is best. There should be a little pairing though with the question being "What craftS do you do?"
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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2006 09:03:02 AM »

I agree, whoever organizes can pair us up by what crafts we do (or don't do).  Still interested either way.
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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2006 01:47:27 PM »

Oh wow great interest everyone--- I'm posting sign-ups next week-- I'll link it to this thread.

Now this will be as someone put it a "insta swap" one package to one person in a relatively short period of time.  All supplies welcome -- they can be gently used or open packages, no need to go buy new stuff.

There is apparently interest in an ongoing supply swap and I will NOT be organizing that-- I believe a new thread will be started for that.

Thanks for the interest everyone-- I'm looking forward to this.

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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2006 05:53:17 PM »

Oops Creations - isn't your signature from little lulu or something? I remember watching that cartoon with that song in it. I miss the really old and good cartoons.

I will definately look out for this swap. I need to send off my first swap package and I'll think about this one Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2006 01:15:28 PM »

Ooh. I've not swapped before, but I'm very interested in this (would also like to only send to one person) if you'd have me on board.
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« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2006 11:03:48 AM »

SIGN-ups are posted  4/10-4/16 send by 4/24.   Its an INSTA-SWAP!!!!  Golly its Swap-erific!

Link goes to sign-ups.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89246.0

Thanks for your interest everyone, I;m looking forward to organizing this swap.
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« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2006 02:47:41 PM »

i guess the ongoing swap was forfeited!  happy swapping everyone!   Cheesy
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Signups are open for ROUND TWO now referred to as "Trade Craft Supplies: Back to School Bonanza"  Grin

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=115890.0

Sign-up 8/21 - 8/27, send out by 9/1
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