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Title: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on April 22, 2012 01:11:26 PM
Swap name: MATCHBOX SWAP ROUND 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: plucky1_08
Sign-up date range: April 22-April 30 (or until swap fills up)
Date to send item by: June 4

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement?  NO

I am going to keep this swap small 24 participants or less but if there is a lot of interest I will open another round as soon as this one is complete.  

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
- 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: YES


Details of swap: Find a matchbox that holds between 30-40 wooden matches (roughly 2 inches by 1 Ĺ inches) and fill it as full as you possibly can with tiny supplies. You'll be amazed by how much you can fit in it! You can put anything you want in it, as long as it is craft related.  Supplies such as beads, paper, ephemera, postage stamps, brads, buttons, fibers, embellishments, stamped images, stamps, ribbons, stickers, foam shapes, fake flowers.  Handmade goodies such as, earrings, magnets, a necklace, charms, pins.  If it fits and can be used in a craft, or is a craft it's fair game.
You can have 1 or 2 partners -- you will decorate a matchbox for each partner, and you will receive a matchbox from each partner. You can list themes that appeal to you but your partner does not have to do any of them. Although one suggestion would be to stalk your partner and decorate the matchbox to their likes and dislikes but if you have an idea in your head already, decorate away. Just as long as you decorate and cram as much into the box as you can all will be good.  This swap is meant to be a quick, easy, and cheap swap so no extras. If it doesnít fit in the matchbox do not send it.  

Also donít forget:
Please put "Matchbox" in all private messages to help me keep track of them.
When you ship, please PM me and your partner with the DC# (if applicable.)
When you receive, please PM me and your partner to let us know it's arrived.
Feedback will be given once you have sent, received and posted pictures in the gallery.
I'm not going to require that everyone "check in" at a certain time but communication is key to a good swap.  A post on the board weekly or so will let the organizer and your partner know that you are still around and we haven't lost anyone.  

About shipping:
Delivery confirmation is required in the US for this swap, and swappers sending non-US packages must keep mailing receipts and be willing to send a scan or picture of that receipt if there is a problem. If you are unsure if your package is big enough to qualify for delivery confirmation, please upgrade to a bigger envelope or box.
Also, remember to send a message to your partner and your organizer when you send AND when you receive. In a large swap, it is difficult for us to keep track of receiving just by posts in the threads. Thanks!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you have a camera and promise to post pics of your package when you receive?

List a few themes you like, around which your partner might choose to decorate:

Is there anything else your partner/organizer needs to know?

Would you like 1 or 2 partners?


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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.






Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6
Post by: plucky1_08 on April 22, 2012 01:13:26 PM

Gallery:    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408460.0



PARTNERS:  Your name is listed first and who you are sending to is listed after your name.  

Oath Keeper  1. Solitery Cricket  2.  Fabricfriend
Crabcake  1. Jmiller614
Hgddm  1. Mountains and Clouds    2.  Whistley
Special_occasion 1. Queenofmarigold 2.  FrankSpinello
Rainfallingonatinroof 1. Onyxnox
WideEyedLife  1.  plucky1_08
CraftyMamaBee  1. fabricfriend
Mountains and Clouds   1. hgddm
Pilarfarmer  1. bacettox
Whistley    1. hgddm  2.  jmiller614
Jmiller614  1. crabcake 2.  whistley
Onyxnox 1. rainfallingonatinroof  2. issacmom01
Avacadoeldorado  1.  FrankSpinello
Bacettox   1.  Queenofmarigold  2.  pilarfarmer
Issacmom01  1. Onyxmox  2.  Solitery Cricket
Queenofmarigold  1. Special_occasion  2.  Bacettox
FrankSpinello  1.  Avacadoeldorado  2. Special_occasion
Solitary Cricket  1. Oath Keeper 2.  Issacmom01
Fabricfriend  1.  craftymamabee  2.  Oath Keeper
Plucky1_08  1.  WideEyedLife





Participants:

1.  plucky1_08
2.  Oath Keeper
3.  Crabcake (First time swapper WELCOME!)
4.  hgddm
5.  special_occasion
6.  rainfallingonatinro of
7.  WideEyedLife
8.  CraftyMamaBee
9.  Mountains and Clouds
10.  pilarfarmer
11.  Whistley
12.  jmiller614
13.  Onyxnox
14.  avocadoeldorado
15.  bacettox
16.  isaacmom01
17.  queenofmarigold
18.  FrankSpinello
19.  Solitary Cricket
20.  fabricfriend
  
Here are links to the past couple rounds.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377824.0     Round 5

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369975.0    Round 4

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295242.0   Round 3





Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6
Post by: Oath Keeper on April 22, 2012 02:09:16 PM
I just signed up :) and I already can't wait for signups to be over lol.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6
Post by: hgddm on April 22, 2012 03:19:15 PM
OHMIGOD YES


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on April 23, 2012 07:36:45 AM
I just went through the gallery for the last round. AMAZING! This is seriously tempting...


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on April 23, 2012 11:06:17 AM
I just went through the gallery for the last round. AMAZING! This is seriously tempting...

The good thing about matchbox swaps is they are usually inexpensive swaps.  Since the item is so small and light weight that shipping is cheaper and a lot of times it's a stash busting swap so not a lot of expense at the store.   :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 23, 2012 07:22:39 PM
This is going to be so much fun! I also found this tutorial on Zakka Life to make your own small matchbox!
http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2011/05/small-matchbox-template.html (http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2011/05/small-matchbox-template.html)
It will make 3 matchboxes just in case you have a hardtime finding them out in the stores!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on April 23, 2012 10:08:35 PM
I'm excited!  I always have seemed to miss these before....


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on April 23, 2012 10:20:43 PM
I think I would like to join this one.  I have been in the mood to make small things, and there are not any OTT swaps I am seeing right now, and I have always loved stalking the galleries before.  Will think on it and maybe sign up in the next couple of days.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: special_occasion on April 24, 2012 01:00:35 AM
This is going to be so much fun! I also found this tutorial on Zakka Life to make your own small matchbox!
http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2011/05/small-matchbox-template.html (http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2011/05/small-matchbox-template.html)
It will make 3 matchboxes just in case you have a hardtime finding them out in the stores!

Thanks for sharing that link, CraftyMamaBee!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 24, 2012 01:22:57 PM
My pleasure!!! I was looking for where I could buy the little matchboxes and not waste the matches and I stumbled upon that blog! They look easy enough! I am going to try it out this evening!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on April 24, 2012 01:32:07 PM
I just found some matchboxes and am going to try my hand at this before I join... :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on April 24, 2012 02:10:00 PM
Hmm am I the only one wondering how the matchbox swap that opened yesterday is already full but ours is only like half way there?


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on April 24, 2012 04:12:10 PM
I'm guessing it has to do with the fact that they had a specific theme instead of being random.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on April 24, 2012 04:33:18 PM
I noticed that and figured that would be more of a turn off :/ I mean that's one topic that they are all bound and constricted to. This one has so much more FREEDOM! I just thought this one would fill up before that one would have.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: pilarfarmer on April 24, 2012 10:02:56 PM
i'm in... ;D..i love small swaps, the postage for larger swaps are killing me. ::)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on April 25, 2012 08:55:57 AM
I just sent in my questionnaire. This just looked like too much fun to pass up. :D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on April 25, 2012 10:57:34 AM
i'm in... ;D..i love small swaps, the postage for larger swaps are killing me. ::)

I know the feeling, that's why I took a hiatus from swaps for a while, just couldn't afford it anymore. 

I'm at work so anyone that signs up today will be added tonight.   :D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on April 26, 2012 08:10:01 AM
What themes are y'all putting for possible matchboxes? Can I ask that? I'm playing with matchboxes today and was just curious. :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: onecrazymom on April 26, 2012 09:56:18 AM
ooh!  I've been out of the swap-community this year, but this will def bring me back in!  I was in the last few and loved it- so many great ideas.  I will send info in tonight.   :D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on April 26, 2012 10:34:23 AM
What themes are y'all putting for possible matchboxes? Can I ask that? I'm playing with matchboxes today and was just curious. :)

I believe my themes were: trees, tarot, zen gardens, coffee... and as always, "your location!"  but I'm happy with anything!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: avocadoeldorado on April 27, 2012 01:56:24 AM
What themes are y'all putting for possible matchboxes? Can I ask that? I'm playing with matchboxes today and was just curious. :)
I believe my themes were: trees, tarot, zen gardens, coffee... and as always, "your location!"  but I'm happy with anything!

I've gone for: tentacles, monsters, rats, marmite, inanimate objects with eyes drawn on, origami, recycling, videogames, sleeping, a surprise or a box that represents my partner (e.g. one of their interests or where they live).

I like that these matchboxes can become anything. :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on April 27, 2012 05:38:15 AM
I put a few themes down, but really I am open to anything.  I loved seeing how creative the boxes were in previous versions.  Some of my themes were (if i can remember them) leaves, Asian, dogs, nursing/healthcare.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on April 27, 2012 06:46:52 AM
Oooooh! I'm loving everyone's themes. I'm getting tons of fun ideas.  :)

Mine were The Princess Bride, UP!, Doctor Who, woodland creatures, cute robots or monsters, pirates, and sheep ... Like everyone else, though, I'm truly excited for anything!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: bacettox on April 27, 2012 07:08:16 AM
I couldn't resist this one! I have signed up!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: hgddm on April 28, 2012 10:24:45 AM
Here were my themes: day of the dead, harry potter, antique/vintage, little kids or cute animals cursing, food. :D

I can't wait to start! I love making matchboxes.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: isaacmom01 on April 28, 2012 04:05:16 PM
I signed up yesterday, so excited to start! I've only done one other swap, that was the jar of whimsies swap and had so much fun I can't wait to get my partners info and start!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: avocadoeldorado on April 29, 2012 02:40:28 AM
Hee hee, little kids cursing made me smile :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on April 29, 2012 07:53:24 AM
Hey everyone, we are almost there.  I work all day and night tonight and tomorrow so unless we fill up tonight or tomorrow morning I'll leave signups open through tomorrow night and get partners out Tuesday.  So glad to see we filled up.  Lots of great themes.  Can't wait to get started. 


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on April 29, 2012 10:53:23 AM
Woohoo!  I'm super excited to get this one started!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: special_occasion on April 30, 2012 01:15:52 AM

Well I can't walk past my craft desk without sifting through my supplies wondering what my partners themes will be so I'm just itchin' to be partnered up! 


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: pilarfarmer on April 30, 2012 02:57:35 PM
i can't wait...thinking of themes... :-\


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on April 30, 2012 07:13:49 PM
Yay almost time for partners!!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on April 30, 2012 11:32:41 PM
Ok we are closed.  It is about 1:30 am I just got in from work, have to be back up at 6am to head back to work but will work on and send partners out Tuesday night as soon as I get home. Hang in there just a little longer, partners in less than 24 hours.   ;D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on May 01, 2012 12:42:35 PM
I made about a dozen trial matchboxes yesterday


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on May 01, 2012 05:56:50 PM
Partners are listed on first page...I'm working on getting info sent out to you now but at least while you are waiting you can stalk a little.   ;)   When you get the information please let me know if you see an issue with your partner as soon as possible.  (wrong number of partners, sending outside country when you asked not to, etc.) Thanks for your patience.


Also please make sure you received the information for the person listed on the first page and I believe I've checked everyone's profile but please make sure this swap shows as in progress on your profile.  Always good to double check.   ;D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on May 01, 2012 06:49:40 PM
Yay! I'm super happy with my partners! Hi hgddm and jmiller614! :D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on May 01, 2012 07:06:06 PM
And another hi to hdggm from me!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on May 01, 2012 08:54:22 PM
Haha! Partners received, swap listed as in progress, supplies at the ready... Time for the crafting to begin! These themes may be a challenge, but I am ready to take it 8)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: special_occasion on May 01, 2012 09:04:13 PM

Jumping to it: my partners themes are excellent fun to work within!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: queenofmarigold on May 01, 2012 11:58:41 PM
Looking forward to working these out - I already have an idea or two based on my partners' themes, but who knows how it will come out when I try to actually make them!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on May 02, 2012 02:21:57 AM
It's all good - sent some PMs out to touch base, have some ideas brewing in my head.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: avocadoeldorado on May 02, 2012 03:51:35 PM
I've had a couple of fun ideas based on my partner's themes - I can't wait to give them a try.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on May 02, 2012 07:29:38 PM
I'm waiting on a response from one and already crafting on the other :) And I think I just ended up mixing two themes into one :D Gotta love happy accidents!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: bacettox on May 03, 2012 04:19:41 AM
I have about 30 ideas for one of my partners! How to narrow it down.....!!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on May 03, 2012 09:33:11 AM
Things going well.  I started on both my matchboxes, and things are going well, though I am waffling on making different matchboxes and seeing what turns out better - maybe if I have time.  I am waiting for some things to dry now before continuing on others.  Went through my stash and probably can fill the boxes just from my stash of goodies.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on May 03, 2012 09:51:54 AM
I'm working on both matchboxes today. I have too many ideas... I think I may make a handful of boxes and see what happens.  :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on May 03, 2012 10:16:22 AM
Hehe I don't even know where to start!  Many ideas...


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: hgddm on May 03, 2012 03:27:23 PM
Yay! I'm super happy with my partners! Hi hgddm and jmiller614! :D

HI!! :D

And another hi to hdggm from me!

HI! :D

I can't wait to get started. Matchboxes are probably my favorite swap craft ever.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: jmiller614 on May 03, 2012 03:34:09 PM
hgddm - I pulled up the update to the board right as someone called. Out of the corner of my eye I could see this odd fuzzy thing moving on my screen. Sort of creeped me out...reminds me of a gremlin!

On that note, may I inquire to what your craftster icon is?


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: isaacmom01 on May 04, 2012 03:16:25 AM
I have a few things for the matchbox and a few ideas for decorating. Trying my hand at a new craft and really like how they came out. I'm going to a HUGE flea market that Nurnburg has only twice a year next weekend so I really hope to find some things that I can use!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on May 04, 2012 06:38:17 AM
I think I may be almost finished mine - they came together sort of organically.  Not sure if I am happy with them.  Like the concepts, but wondering if I could do better.  Or try a couple of other ideas.  There's lots of crafting time, so who knows.  Made a couple of things for inside the matchboxes and have found lots of things to stuff inside.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on May 07, 2012 09:27:58 AM
Well I am so sorry to say I have some ideas for this, but have not started. I am trying to finish up a few other projects first, but am slowly collecting items for inside the box... And have a slight idea for the decorations!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on May 07, 2012 04:45:43 PM
Well I am so sorry to say I have some ideas for this, but have not started. I am trying to finish up a few other projects first, but am slowly collecting items for inside the box... And have a slight idea for the decorations!

Eh don't worry about not starting yet, I haven't either other than getting the matchbox and gathering a few supplies, but that's the great thing about matchboxes.  They are so small that once you do start you usually roll right along. 

Hope every had a great weekend and is doing well with crafting.  Don't forget if you have any questions or problems don't hesitate to ask. 


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: fabricfriend on May 07, 2012 06:16:54 PM
Started????? I am still thinking. I will have some time this weekend to get a plan and start crafting.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: special_occasion on May 08, 2012 03:30:53 AM

Having to fit everything into such a tiny space has made me focus on doing some tiny crafts I'd never have learned otherwise so this swap is fantastic pretty much just because of that  :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: queenofmarigold on May 08, 2012 06:48:24 AM
I had a fit of inspiration and finished my matchboxes tonight (well, once the last layers of glue dry). As soon as I can work out a way to send them so they don't get squished, they'll be on their way :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: bacettox on May 08, 2012 10:30:08 AM

Having to fit everything into such a tiny space has made me focus on doing some tiny crafts I'd never have learned otherwise so this swap is fantastic pretty much just because of that  :)

This is what I am also enjoying about this swap!!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: hgddm on May 08, 2012 10:59:05 AM
hgddm - I pulled up the update to the board right as someone called. Out of the corner of my eye I could see this odd fuzzy thing moving on my screen. Sort of creeped me out...reminds me of a gremlin!

On that note, may I inquire to what your craftster icon is?

Bahahaha! Yeah, that's me. An odd fuzzy thing thrashing around in the corner of your eye :P

That is Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal! I heart muppets...


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on May 08, 2012 05:01:48 PM
The Dark Crystal is such a brilliant movie!  I just kind of wish they had left the Skeksis speaking in their own language instead of English....... :P


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: avocadoeldorado on May 08, 2012 11:58:44 PM
I've decorated the matchbox but haven't put anything in it yet.  I'm looking at the box I've made and trying to think if I could add something without messing it up...

Hooray for the long crafting time :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Solitary Cricket on May 10, 2012 08:29:42 AM
SO I totally forgot about posting in the thread, but I am still here and happily crafting/collecting little oddments for the matchboxes.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: queenofmarigold on May 10, 2012 08:38:36 AM
My matchboxes are ready to send - I should be able to post them on the way to work tomorrow. Start watching your mailboxes, special_occasion and bacettox!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on May 10, 2012 12:51:29 PM
I think I may be close to finished too.  I am going to take a look to see if I can add anything else, but I may be sending soon myself.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on May 10, 2012 01:47:21 PM
Well the altering of the match boxes was fun :) But filling is another story :P The last few days it's felt like I was fighting the boxes lol. It's a bit harder then I thought it would be to jam a bunch of stuff in these things :/ I don't feel like I'm getting enough in, but my packing and repacking isn't getting any better. I may just send as is soon.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on May 11, 2012 04:57:26 PM
Well I was at the post office this morning and both of mine are on the way! And I just sent out the tracking numbers, so I think I'm all set now :) I hope my partners like them :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on May 11, 2012 06:36:29 PM
We have senders so we now have a gallery...post them when you get them. 

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408460.0


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on May 11, 2012 08:05:34 PM
I shipped out this afternoon.  I just about freaked initially - I had mine wrapped as nice, neat small boxes, addressed, and everything - the boxes were a few times the sizes of matchboxes, but still small.  Shipping was RIDICULOUS - the Express shipping to the US was going to be $40, and the "cheap" option was still over $28!!!!!!!  Turns out that they charge a premium price for packages less than 14cm wide because there is problems applying the postage stickers and labels.

Luckily, they fit into the bubble mailers they sold, so I was able to ship at standard price after I stuffed them into the mailers.  So even with paying extra for air mail, and the bubble mailers, the cost per each package was now more than $20 cheaper than the cheapest option initially offered.  Thank goodness!!!! 


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on May 12, 2012 06:13:00 AM
Yay for long crafting time.  I finally figured out what I want to make...


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: avocadoeldorado on May 12, 2012 06:38:39 AM
I shipped out this afternoon.  I just about freaked initially - I had mine wrapped as nice, neat small boxes, addressed, and everything - the boxes were a few times the sizes of matchboxes, but still small.  Shipping was RIDICULOUS - the Express shipping to the US was going to be $40, and the "cheap" option was still over $28!!!!!!!  Turns out that they charge a premium price for packages less than 14cm wide because there is problems applying the postage stickers and labels.

Luckily, they fit into the bubble mailers they sold, so I was able to ship at standard price after I stuffed them into the mailers.  So even with paying extra for air mail, and the bubble mailers, the cost per each package was now more than $20 cheaper than the cheapest option initially offered.  Thank goodness!!!! 

!!  You would think that they'd automatically reparcel items with this problem, not try to charge you $40.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on May 14, 2012 08:47:52 PM
I've just posted pics in the gallery of the matchbox I received from jmiller614. Go check it out! :D I am so, so, so close to being finished with both of my matchboxes. You're right, filling them is fun but challenging!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: pilarfarmer on May 14, 2012 09:52:45 PM
sent my swap matchbox out to bacetox today. i hope you like it as much as i do. i wanted to keep it. i guess i'll have to make myself one. :D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on May 14, 2012 10:40:36 PM
My matchbox is all packed up and ready to go!  Hopefully I'll remember to take a detour to the post office after work tomorrow!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on May 15, 2012 12:54:37 PM
All done with my matchbox for fabricfriend!!! I will be shipping out on Thursday just due to the fact that I will have another swap package to send out that day, unless I finish sooner! But I really like it and hope my partner does too!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on May 15, 2012 07:08:40 PM
Just sent mine off to hgddm!  I hope it gets there soon!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: FrankSpinello on May 16, 2012 02:31:42 PM
One down, one to go  :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Crabcake on May 16, 2012 02:40:51 PM
Received mine last night; will hopefully have time to upload pix either tonight or tomorrow.  I am taking a momentary break from battling the last bits of my Flash class, which I then have to study for for my last final tomorrow!  So I've got my own box started, but that's likely it until this weekend.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on May 18, 2012 10:26:10 AM
All finished... Just finishing up some other packages.... With the prices of fuel and postage I'd like to July make one trip there next week. I should be going on Monday with Tuesday at the
Latest..... Fabricfriend should receive mine by the end of the week!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on May 18, 2012 01:28:35 PM
The boxes in the gallery are looking pretty sweet :D


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on May 19, 2012 04:56:22 PM
Hmm I'm starting to wonder if my second matchbox I sent out got lost :( the tracking number says it was delivered but I havn't heard anything.... Curse you post office >,< lol.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Whistley on May 19, 2012 06:55:33 PM
Both of my boxes are finished and packaged - just waiting to get to the post office on Monday.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on May 20, 2012 02:14:03 PM
I just realized I decorated the wrong freaking size matchbox.  I'm gonna pretend I never read the instructions and send it anyway.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on May 20, 2012 07:48:24 PM
I just realized I decorated the wrong freaking size matchbox.  I'm gonna pretend I never read the instructions and send it anyway.

LOL  Well I'm glad I did a long crafting time on this swap cause I have everything for filling the box but I don't like anything I do to decorate so glad I have time to brainstorm a little more and come up with something else. 


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on May 21, 2012 05:41:05 AM
I just realized I decorated the wrong freaking size matchbox.  I'm gonna pretend I never read the instructions and send it anyway.

I figure the organizer deserves to be spoiled anyways---and ironically, one of the things I put in the bigger matchbox was a decorated mini-matchbox.  Go figure!

LOL  Well I'm glad I did a long crafting time on this swap cause I have everything for filling the box but I don't like anything I do to decorate so glad I have time to brainstorm a little more and come up with something else. 

I SO love the long crafting time---totally stress free.

So, I've got to package the whole thing up but I should be shipping soon.  :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Crabcake on May 22, 2012 12:53:09 PM
Mine went postal a little while ago.  I really stuffed that little bugger!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Solitary Cricket on May 23, 2012 03:27:31 PM
Hey all - still collecting/crafting. I love that we have so much time for this - a lot of time to find fun little things.

Also Oath Keeper, if that second box is me, I received it...I thought I sent a message about it but I might have only told our lovely organizer. I will post pics asap.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on May 26, 2012 10:09:26 AM
Just a reminder that send outs are getting closer.  June 4. 


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on May 27, 2012 10:35:27 AM
So, I'm ready to venture into the HOT hot HOT attic to getting a shipping box.  Will be sending for sure on Tuesday.  (Can't Monday, cuz it's a postal holiday.)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Oath Keeper on May 28, 2012 11:47:59 AM
Yep solitary cricket it was you. Glad you did get it! :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Theaquacreature on June 03, 2012 10:45:09 PM
OH MY GOODNESS! I may CRY, I wish I saw this swap when sign ups were out! I loved doing it last round! If you need an angel, I'm your girl!


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: plucky1_08 on June 04, 2012 05:22:48 AM
OH MY GOODNESS! I may CRY, I wish I saw this swap when sign ups were out! I loved doing it last round! If you need an angel, I'm your girl!

Thanks, hopefully we won't need you for an angel, but appreciate the offer.  I'm wondering if there is enough interest for another round right away or if we should wait for Round 7.  Once this one is completely finished I'll see if anyone is interested so keep an eye out.


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on June 04, 2012 11:37:14 AM
OH MY GOODNESS! I may CRY, I wish I saw this swap when sign ups were out! I loved doing it last round! If you need an angel, I'm your girl!

Thanks, hopefully we won't need you for an angel, but appreciate the offer.  I'm wondering if there is enough interest for another round right away or if we should wait for Round 7.  Once this one is completely finished I'll see if anyone is interested so keep an eye out.

I would love to do this swap again---but with bigger matchboxes.  Hee hee.  Maybe I'm a little prejudiced, having crafted (accidentally) with both sizes for this swap.   ::)


Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: queenofmarigold on June 04, 2012 07:01:05 PM
I received my amazing matchbox robot from bacettox yesterday! Unfortunately I'm away from home for a few days and won't be able to post pictures. If you have them, please do! Otherwise I'll post as soon as I get home :)



Title: Re: Matchbox Swap Round 6 (signup April 22-30/12 send by June 4/12)
Post by: Onyxnox on June 04, 2012 08:18:30 PM
I would be up for another round!