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Topic: Fill-a-Matchbox SUPPLY Swap (Sign-ups Closed, Send Feb 28)  (Read 28217 times)
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« on: February 15, 2007 05:26:29 AM »

Swap name:  Fill-a-Matchbox Supply Swap R1
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Katxena
Sign-up date range: February 15 to February 17 (or until full)
Date to send item by: February 28

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 48

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All

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 (already have! KCGal is my co-organizer)

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

Details of swap:

Fill a teeny-tiny matchbox with teeny-tiny supplies!  Find a matchbox that holds between 30-40 wooden matches 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 a supply for some sort of crafty activity -- beads, paper, ephemera, charms, postage stamps, brads, buttons,  fibers, embellishments, stamped images, stamps, ribbons, stickers, foam shapes, fake flowers, bits, doo-dads, gizmos, whatnots, and whatever else you can think of! If it fits and can be used in a craft, it's fair game.  You can have 1, 2 or 3 partners -- you will make a matchbox for each partner, and you will receive a matchbox from each partner.  You can decorate the matchbox if you'd like, but decoration is entirely optional.

I will be splitting the swap into two groups:  Apples and Oranges.  I will be the organizer for the Apple group, and KCGal will be the organizer for the Orange group.  Communication is important -- don't worry about bugging us!  We love our swappers and want to keep up!  If you have any questions or problems, post on the thread or let your organizer know.

Mail Issues:

Make sure to PM your organizer (either KCGal or Katxena) and your partner when you send and when you receive!

For swappers mailing from a point in the US to the US:  Since these packages are so small, DCNs are not required, but they are encouraged.   If you want to get a DCN, mail in a 9x12 envelope and insert a rigid piece of cardboard (this will meet postal requirements for a DCN).  Keep your mail receipt.  If you don't get a DCN and your partner does not receive within two weeks of the date it was sent, you will have to send another package.

For swappers mailing from countries outside the US, or to countries outside the US:  Keep your mail receipt.  If your partner does not receive within two weeks of the date it was sent, you will have to send another package.

If you are going to be late, let your organizer know.  "Mailed late with communication" is more likely to get positive feedback than "Mailed late."

More information about DCNs, found by amaryllisroze:

a. The surface area of the address side of the parcel must be large enough to contain completely and legibly the delivery address, return address, postage, and any applicable markings, endorsements, and extra service labels.

b. Except as provided in 9.2.2c for machinable parcels, the parcel must be greater than 3/4 inch thick at its thickest point.

c. If the mailpiece is a machinable parcel under 401.1.0 and no greater than 3/4 inch thick, the contents must be prepared in a strong and rigid fiberboard or similar container or in a container that becomes rigid after the contents are enclosed and the container is secured. The parcel must be able to maintain its shape, integrity, and rigidity throughout processing and handling without collapsing into a letter-size or flat-size piece.

If you want to participate, information to send to Katxena by PM:

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (please format for mailing):

1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
2. Would you *prefer* to ship to an address outside your own country?
3. How many partners do you want to send to (1, 2 or 3)?
4. Do you think you will decorate your matchbox (remember, this is not required)?


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

(number of partners requested is in parens)

1. Katxena (2 or 3 -- I will be flexible to even out numbers)*
2. KCGal (3)
3. Rackycoo (2)
4. Mickele (2)
5. Annacharlotte (3)
6. Gwydion (2)
7. princess*of*capri (3)
8. craftADDchick (2)
9. alteredmommy (3)
10. janeausten (1)
11. Amaryllisroze (3)
12. RubyTuesday (3)
13. Hcaust (3)
14. linzo (1)
15. teraspawn (2)
16. xamonster (3)
17. psyche (2)
18. plucky1_08 (3)
19. loves2experiment (2)
20. heini (2)
21. phizzychick (1)
22. goldsheepbowl (2)
23. alana1223 (2)
24. kikigirl (1)
25. ScaryTeri (2)
26. norianai (2)
27. tristitia (3)
28. squirrelgirl (3)
29. icrispyi (3)
30. BabyBubba (1)
31. tarteaucitron (1)
32. nautiux (2)
33. tree27 (2)
34. pinkstars69 (3)
35. Modus Operandi (3)
36. the felt fairy (2)
37. Adetten (3)
38. Stifflersmom (2)
39. Sewknitter (3)
40. Queen of the Savages (1)
41. gingerquilts (2)
42. juliusmunki (2)
43. kittensOMG (3)
44. dragonslair (3)

Total:  44 swappers and 97 matchboxes.  Wow!   Shocked

* A number of people have offered to be flexible about numbers in case it is needed to even things out.  I've made a note of all those offers, and I'll PM you if I need to take you up on it.  Thanks  for being so flexible!

For reference, the gallery thread is here:
« Last Edit: February 20, 2007 06:27:21 AM by Katxena » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007 05:26:55 AM »

Partners!  There are two groups of participants:  apples and oranges.  I am the organizer for the apple group, and KCgal is the organizer for the orange group.  Please make sure and PM the right organizer when you send and receive.  ALSO, please PM your partner(s) for addresses. 

Each participant is listed in one group or the other.  The names after the => are the people the participant is sending to.

Apples Organizer:  Katxena
Alana1223 => Modus Operandi, craftADDchick
amaryllisroze => Modus Operandi, Katxena, Plucky1_08
Annacharlotte => Hcaust, the felt fairy, goldsheepbowl
craftADDchick => Modus Operandi, Alana1223
dragonslair => Tree27, Gwydion, Mickele
goldsheepbowl => RubyTuesday, Annacharlotte
Gwydion=> dragonslair, Tree27
Hcaust => Heini, Annacharlotte, Kikigirl
Heini => RubyTuesday, Hcaust
Janeausten => RubyTuesday
Katxena => Rackycoo, amaryllisroze, Plucky1_08
kikigirl => Hcaust
linzo => Plucky1_08
Mickele => dragonslair, Rackycoo
Modus Operandi => amaryllisroze, Alana1223, CraftADDchick
Plucky1_08 => linzo, Katxena, amaryllisroze
Psyche => Queen of the Savages, the felt fairy
Queen of the Savages => Psyche
Rackycoo => Katxena, Mickele
Rubytuesday => Heini, goldsheepbowl, Janeausten
the felt fairy => Psyche, Annacharlotte
Tree27 => dragonslair, Gwydion

Oranges Organizer:  KCgal
Adetten => sewknitter, icrispyi, squirrelgirl
alteredmommy => norianai, teraspawn, Loves2experiment
BabyBubba => norianai
gingerquilts => squirrelgirl, icrispyi
icrispyi => Adetten, sewknitter, gingerquilts
JuliusMunki => teraspawn, phizzychick
KCGal => Stifflersmom, princess*of*capri, kittensOMG
kittensOMG => pinkstars69, natiux, KCGal
Loves2experiment => alteredmommy, stifflersmom
natiux => pinkstars69, kittensOMG
norianai => alteredmommy, BabyBubba
phizzychick => JuliusMunki
pinkstars69 => tarteaucitron, natiux, kittensOMG
Princess*of*capri => tristitia, xamonster, KCGal
ScaryTeri => tristitia, xamonster
sewknitter => Adetten, icrispyi, squirrelgirl
squirrelgirl => Adetten, sewknitter, gingerquilts
Stifflersmom => KCGal, Loves2experiement
tarteaucitron => pinkstars69
teraspawn => alteredmommy, JuliusMunki
tristitia => princess*of*capri, xamonster, ScaryTeri
xamonster => tristitia, Princess*of*capri, ScaryTeri
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007 06:03:49 AM »

This is a highly communication driven swap then!

(I hope I get a good partner when I sign up. ^^;Wink

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007 06:21:35 AM »

This is a highly communication driven swap then!

One of the rules I live by is "talking is always better than not talking."  I think we're going to have a lot of newbies in this swap, and I want to make sure they (and everyone else) knows they can ask questions!
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007 07:11:32 AM »

I've been soooo waiting for this swap (notice how I only posted once yesterday-I'm pretty impressed with my patience skills!)   Have 2 just about ready, with one more to make-didn't realize we would be able to do 3!!


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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007 07:17:43 AM »

Yaaayyyy! I sent in my info.

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007 07:35:34 AM »

Ready to roll!  Looking forward to all the tee-tiny creations!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007 07:40:11 AM »

I'm in!  I'm going find my matchbox right now! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007 07:51:15 AM »

What a fun idea! Sign me up.  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007 08:13:22 AM »

Well I just sent my PM... I am sooo excited to do my first swap (hopefully)
**off to find a matchbox**


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