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41  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Holiday Altered + Mystery Matchboxes 2017 (signup 10/29 - 11/10; send by 12/02) on: November 02, 2017 03:43:54 AM
Still planning to sign up, haven't been at my home computer at all this week because I've been crafting like mad for the happy mail swap  Smiley

Haha...same here.  I've been doing Craftster checks on my phone but no actual time on the computer Roll Eyes
I'm done with my other swap obligations, so this swap is now top priority Grin


Oh man, this sounds awesome!

jilly!  join us! Cheesy 
42  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Holiday Altered + Mystery Matchboxes 2017 (signup 10/29 - 11/10; send by 12/02) on: October 30, 2017 05:13:28 AM
I cannot wait to alter some matchboxes! 
Hmmm...might have to work on a few practice ones before signups end  Grin

There are so many awesome examples of altered matchboxes on pinterest.
Feel free to share your finds and ideas in this thread  Smiley

43  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! SIGN UPS close THURS. 10/19 on: October 30, 2017 05:04:22 AM
I finished decorating my envie over the weekend and have to add _______ to my last item.
Planning to send it out either Tuesday or Wednesday  Smiley
44  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: holiday altered matchbox + mystery matchbox swap? on: October 29, 2017 06:33:12 AM
Swap's open for signups Cheesy

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453582.0

45  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Holiday Altered + Mystery Matchboxes 2017 (signup 10/29 - 11/10; send by 12/02) on: October 29, 2017 06:30:07 AM



GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453740.0


Swap name: Holiday Altered + Mystery Matchboxes 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 10/29 (Sunday) to 11/10 (Friday)...or until swap has 24 participants
Date to send item by: 12/02/2017 (Saturday)

Limited to a certain number of people? 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
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
 - If within the US, understands that a tracking 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:
It has been ages since we've had a matchbox swap!
What's better than sending/receiving one matchbox for the holidays?  
Two matchboxes!!! Cheesy

Matchbox #1 (i.e. the altered matchbox) could be...
- a holiday ornament (free standing or with a loop for hanging)?
- holiday themed artwork?
- a mini shrine?
- anything your heart desires...as long as it involves altering a matchbox in some form!


Matchbox #2 (i.e. the mystery matchbox) could contain...
- a bunch of whimisies?
- an inflatable rubber duckie? :Cheesy
- cookies? candy? cash?? (kidding, just kidding...unless you really want to do that)
- anything your heart desires...as long as it fits in the matchbox!


For this swap, swappers will be sending just 2 matchboxes to their partners...no extras, please.
The mystery matchbox doesn't have to be decorated...it can be wrapped up as a gift for your partner to unwrap...or left unadorned.
You may use commercially produced standard sized matchboxes or opt to make your own matchboxes.  
Templates links:
http://blog.swap-bot.com/rachels-matchbox-template.html
http://www.templatemaker.nl/matchbox



If you want to participate, information to send to swap organizer (that would be me, loves2experiment Wink):

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Name of swap: Holiday Altered + Mystery Matchboxes 2017
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: (yes/no)

Favourite holiday motif(s)?
Do you have a pinterest account, website, etc.?
Please list anything you would prefer NOT to receive (includes allergies, religious symbol preferences, etc.):
Do you have any allergens in your home? (dogs, cats, cigarette smoke):
Anything else you want your partner to know:

Disclaimer:
By signing up for this swap, you agree to get a tracking number as per Craftster swap rules (or a receipt for international mailing) and PM it to the organizer and your partner.  It is a requirement to post in the swap thread so that you can keep up with swap-related announcements.  You also pinky swear that you will maintain good communication with your organizer and swap partner.


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 other rules about participating in a swap.



 
Merry Matchbox Makers:
1. blupaisan
2. thanate
3. cabaute
4. Onyxnox
5. craftylittlemonkey
6. rockingbearranch
7. SonjaBoo
8. loves2experiment

* = needs to post in swap thread!



Partners:
blupaisan   <----->   SonjaBoo
thanate   <----->   rockingbearranch
cabaute   <----->   Onyxnox
craftylittlemonkey   <----->   loves2experiment







46  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: holiday altered matchbox + mystery matchbox swap? on: October 28, 2017 05:24:29 AM
Why can't it be both???  Diorama ornament with a matchbox within it!

I don't see why not!  a diorama shrine ornament ftw! Cheesy

I love tiny stuff and have been wanting to make some matchbox scenes.

Check out Nichola's matchbox tutorials, she makes the most gorgeous tiny things!

http://blog.pixiehill.com/2013/11/family-friendly-matchbox-town-with.html

This one's a little more grown up, tee hee:
http://blog.pixiehill.com/2017/02/the-little-death-matchbox-shrine.html

yes!  so many good ideas out there for inspiration! 
check out the gallery for the wicked forest altered matchbox swap:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407942.msg4811588#msg4811588
i'll have to dig through my bookmarked sites to find more examples to share with you guys Smiley

Sign me up! (We need a Craftster version of "Take my money!") Grin

lol!  I second that!!

waaaaant!!!!  Will be looking to see if this takes off


signups will be posted sometime this weekend...will put a link to the swap when it's up Wink
47  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! SIGN UPS close THURS. 10/19 on: October 26, 2017 10:05:06 PM
I'm about halfway done with my envelope for veghorsegirl  Smiley
48  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: holiday altered matchbox + mystery matchbox swap? on: October 25, 2017 06:02:35 PM
An altered matchbox ornament would be perfect  Cheesy

I'm thinking about going that route...but a mini matchbox shrine...or oooh, matchbox diorama might also happen!
49  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: holiday altered matchbox + mystery matchbox swap? on: October 24, 2017 03:24:26 AM
Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who wants to alter a matchbox Cheesy

I was thinking about starting signups at the end of the week, with a send out date sometime the first week of December so that everyone can hopefully receive before Christmas. 

Would that work for you guys? Smiley
50  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! SIGN UPS close THURS. 10/19 on: October 22, 2017 09:12:20 PM
I've made contact with my partner and will start crafting this week!  So many ideas...so little time  Cheesy
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