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« on: July 24, 2010 02:25:54 PM »

Swap name: Mini Make-a-friend swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Ruby Copperhead, soxymoron
Sign-up date range: 24 July - 14 August 2010
Date to send item by: first sendout 6 Sept, second sendout three weeks after you received your first package

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

This is a smaller version of the popular Make-a-Friend swap from DesignVigilante who was very kind and helped us developing this one (once she got over the shock that her baby would have a baby Cheesy).
You will send two packages to your new friend, one to represent something about you so your partner gets to know you better, and one which you will craft according to what you have learned about your partner.

This swap is smaller in size and duration (six weeks plus maybe time for international shipping), but not smaller in commitment. You should be certain that you can follow through before you join!

The Rules of The Swap

1. If you have never been in a swap before you may NOT join this swap! This swap requires a lot of time and effort, therefore I do not think it would be a good idea for a swap newbie.
2. Like in previous rounds, you will be assigned an Organizer. Once you are assigned to your organizer, you will be in that organizers group. You must check in with that organizer, NOT ME. You must ONLY check in with me if you have a problem with your organizer. Otherwise, all questions, comments, problems, etc. should be directed to the organizer of your group.
3. Once Signups end, you will have one week to be cleanly dropped from the swap. However, in order to be dropped you must have your partners approval and must have a valid reason for wanting to drop.
4. If your partner goes missing, doesnt respond to your messages, and/or hasnt sent any messages to you, do not wait til the last minute to let someone know. If your partner has not messaged you in over a week and you have no idea why, let your organizer know IMMEDIATELY
5. PLEASE remember that this is an international swap. If you say that you can ship outside the country, consider it a binding contract. You may or may not get a partner overseas but do not say Yes without thinking it through! Sending from the United States to Australia can cost upwards of 50 USD unless its a tiny envelope. Although even sending a padded envelope may cost you at least $20. Please take that into consideration.
6. You must have a valid e-mail address.
7. In this swap, you are allowed to partner yourselves, but you must let me know before sign ups end. If you do not have a partner by the end of signups, your organizer will assign you a partner.
8.If you are 2 or more weeks late sending your final package, you will receive temporary negative feedback. It will be reversed when you send.
9.If you are 6 weeks late sending your final package, you will receive permanent negative feedback. If you are having trouble sending your final package, communicate with your organizer and your partner right away to see if something can be worked out.
10. Even though this is already in Craftster's Swapping Guide I would like to reiterate that ALL PACKAGES MUST HAVE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION! If you are sending overseas, you still must use some form of tracking available for your package OR provide a photo/scan image of your receipt where the information is clearly legible. You must also give your group organizer the delivery confirmation (or tracking) number for each package you send.
11. Please include the name of the swap (Mini MaF) in the subject line of your PMs to the organizers. Please send your questionnaire to both organizers.

Package #1

This package will be a scavenger hunt. Choose a minimum of 10 of the following 30 items listed below. Each item you pick should reflect you in some way, not your partner. This is equivalent to the "Favorite" items in the previous rounds of Make-a-Friend swaps. Several of the items you send must be crafted, but not all. Please note that each item must be equal to a small. A small = $3 cost or 1 hour craft. You can always go larger if you wish but that is entirely up to you.

1)   3 postcards from your hometown
2)   Something related to your favourite non-craft subject (a.k.a. Tell Me Everything I Need To Know About Molecular Biology or Tree Frogs or The History of Modern Art!). Geeks, this ones for you.
3)   Something related to your favourite book
4)   5 of your favourite recipes
5)   Something in your favourite colour
6)   Your favourite fabric
7)   Something related to your favourite musician or band
Cool   Something that makes you feel good about yourself
10) Something that makes you laugh
11) something related to your spirituality
12) Something you collect
13) something related to something you are afraid of/a phobia you have
14) something related to your favourite sport
15) something related to your favourite tv, movie, or literary character
16) your favourite craft supply or tool
17) something related to yarn
18) something related to your favourite food
19) something that represents your family
20) something that helps you stay organized
21) something related to your pets
22) something related to your favourite jewellery item
23) something that represents your dreams/goals
24) something related to your favourite game (online, video, board, etc.)
25) something related to your favourite historical era ( ie, the 70s, the 50s, the 20s)
26) something related to your subculture (ie, punk, hippy, rockabilly, skater, long distance runner)
27) something related to your favourite quote
28) something related to your  favourite design/pattern (ie, plaid, stripes)
29) something related to an issue thats important to you (ie, animal rights, the environment, maternal health, education)
30) something related to your favourite way to relax
31) something related to a new interest of yours
32) something local to your city/state
33) something that represents a major achievement in your life
34) a little fotoalbum with pictures you took

Package #2

This one is simple: create 1 large (4 hours craft time/$40 materials) or 1 medium (2 hours craft time) and 2 small items based on the first package you received from your partner. This package must reflect your partners interests.

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

Name of swap: Mini MaF
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country, the way it will appear on the envelope
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)

Swap technicals

Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items? (this is just a precaution because some people feel obligated to give more if they know their partner is sending extras and I dont want anyone to feel embarrassed or anything like that)
Anything you do not want to receive
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?
Link to your Wist/Kaboodle/Amazon wishlist/Etsy Favorites
Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:


Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite TV Shows
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Animals
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Foods
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Colors
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)

About your life
(you can choose to share these informations only with your partner, but they could also help us find your partner)

What is important to you?
Do you live with someone?
Do you have a significant other?
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Do you have pets?
Are you a family person?
Do you attend a school (highschool, college, graduate school, technical school)?
What's your occupation (unpaid counts too)?
Are you into social networks, clubs or communitites?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?
Do you collect anything?
How would you describe your personal style?
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
Give a short description of your current Location/Hometown

anything else you would like your partner to know at this point?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

« Last Edit: August 16, 2010 03:46:26 PM by Ruby Copperhead » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010 02:27:13 PM »

please welcome our new co-organizer soxymoron who saved me from going nuts with the partnering and did a big load of matches!

« Last Edit: September 08, 2010 02:50:28 AM by Ruby Copperhead » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010 02:39:13 PM »

Tempting! I'm glad I have some time to think about this one...

Personal swaps... Would love to trade sewn stuff for some cool hand-carved stamps.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010 03:17:57 PM »

 Wink  Hi, Lindsay!  We're already friends, but c'mon and join!  I just sent in my questionnaire!

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010 03:19:19 PM »

Veyr very very temptingg

I'm looking to do flat rate box{US} supply swaps! PM me if you're interested!
Will do personal swaps!
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010 04:32:44 PM »

I would love to do this! But it's so much nicer when it's someone from the NZ or Aus, it makes sending packages cheaper and quicker!

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010 04:41:23 PM »

You could invite someone from your side of the planet and you could join together. Of course you could give us a preference for Aussi/Kiwi swappers, but of course there is no guarantee... but the packages don't need to be super heavy.

Hehe, all those tempted people that we will crack down! Muahahahaha! Grin
I like this swap already Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2010 04:42:43 PM »

I will deffinately have to think about this one, I feel this could be a VERY interesting and loveable swap. (I just sounded as if I was talking about a puppy didn't I) lol Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010 05:00:39 PM »

Well, a swap IS a lot like a puppy. It's cute and friendly, but you never know what you'll find in your shoe! Or your mailbox, as the case may be.

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010 05:04:41 PM »

Um...I'm considering this one too!  The other MAF swap is over now for me (I already sent my last package) so another would be fun! 

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