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on: July 24, 2009 02:28:46 PM 
Relevance: 66.7%
Swap name: 44 Cents Swap Rd. 2

Swap Organizer: Seraphina_de_Sangre
Co-Organizer: raeraethejetplane

Sign-up date range: 07-24-09 (Friday) through 07-31-09 (Friday)

Date to send item by: 08-08-09 (Saturday)

Limited to a certain number of people? no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Yes, USA only swap

Age requirement? 16 and above

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

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
- Participant lives in the United States: Yes (No DCNs will be required for this swap with the caveat that the participant is required to resend if his/her envelopes fail to arrives at its destination)


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: mini crocheted/tatted/woven/knitted things, iron-on embroidery patterns, non-stuffed stuffie, hand drawn artwork, embroidered things, decorative patches, illustrated letters like in medieval bibles, shrinky dink charms, napkins or tissue to decoupage with, iron fusible fabrics, appliqus, decorative tape, stickers, fabric and paper scraps, vintage buttons, cross stitch fabric, magnets, bookmarks, needle books, finger puppets, earrings, cuffs, stitch markers, card cases, cup cozies, ribbons, fiber, little cute erasers, feathers, needle books, interesting pictures, inchies, patterns, whimsies, ephemera, beads, glitter, sequins, jewelry findings, lace, journal pages, photos, stamps, steampunk doodads, puzzle pieces, stencils, stamps, charms, rub-ons, trading cards, postcards, ric rack and trim, paper punched shapes, ATCs, thread, origami, keychains, recipes, Wonder-Under, friendship bracelets, pressed leaves/flowers, matchbook notebooks, flat pendants, small pouches,  ...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

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 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 or 2 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!

Name of swap: 44 Cents Swap Rd. 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

How many partners would you like (1 or 2)?
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?
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.):


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap. 


Approved Swappers:
 1.) Seraphina_de_sangre
 2.) jessa_aka_jalapeno
 3.) Aikibookworm
 4.) lindyv321
 5.) laes43
 6.) raeraethejetplane
 7.) ostera15
 8.) craftADDchick
 9.) how_german
10.) lovesclutter
11.) imafundork
12.) malmow
13.) peihan17
14.) Ma Rut
15.) SunflowerSmiles
16.) audio-astrophysics  
17.) JennyBear
18.) flower
19.) DoodleLou
20.) starsandmelodies
21.) tracethekat
22.) panthermoon
23.) WYOKrista
24.) elvissatx
25.) mouseatethekitty
26.) zombiekilla
27.) Dramatrauma
28.) zigg13pra
29.) Pinky Yarn
30.) OhThat
31.) mrsS
32.) nostephot
33.) riffsrevenge
34.) phlegethon
35.) babalina58
36.) plucky1_08
37.) iheartzb
38.) lylacfey
39.) CjSachiko
40.) calluna
41.) graciedoo
42.) goatgoddess
43.) Smmarrt
44.) Casey1201
45.) Raesmom
46.) gingerquilts
47.) Kurtzie
48.) snazzlecraft
49.) loves2experiment
50.) smitteykitty
51.) CrystalLaurey
52.) dbear
53.) endlessly_intricate
54.) **sarahbug**

on: July 30, 2009 11:50:59 AM 
Started by Seraphina_de_Sangre, Message by lovesclutter
Relevance: 33.3%
Here is the back of my envelopes, as I can't draw for anything, I use Corel. Cheesy
on: August 03, 2009 03:17:41 PM 
Started by Seraphina_de_Sangre, Message by zombiekilla
Relevance: 33.3%
I pulled my envelope apart and reinforced it with tape on the inside, I made tape samples on pieces of a cut up envelope to see what weighed less, the skulls won out! It did add some wight to my envelope tho, it went from a plain envelope weighing 0.1oz to the taped version weighing 0.2oz so not so bad.
on: August 10, 2009 12:00:55 PM 
Relevance: 33.3%
I am pretty sure mine are in the system by now. I didn't go to the clerk since the post office was closed by the time I got there on Saturday, but I think they follow all of the $.44 rules. Although, I am not so sure about the accuracy of my weight estimate, since I have been using my mom's really vintage letter scale, lol:

So, I stopped at about .8 of an ounce for both of them, just to be sure.

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