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Topic: Geocaching/Letterboxing Swap (Signups CLOSED; Send Outs pushed to 5/16/11)  (Read 17767 times)
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« on: March 29, 2011 08:04:03 PM »

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Swap name: Geocaching/Letterboxing Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: littlehajerika
Sign-up date range: 3/30/11-4/13/11
Partners will go out on: 4/14/11
Date to send item by: 5/16/11
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country? N/A
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 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:
This swap is for those of us who love Geocaching and/or Letterboxing or would like to start! Both of these activities are like treasure hunts with different methods of finding the hidden geocache or letterbox. If you arent familiar, here is a description of each:

Geocaching is a techy worldwide treasure hunt using GPS technology. A geocacher hides a cache usually containing a logbook and starting with some trinkets or small items that can then be traded by geocachers that find it in the future. Many geocachers have signature items that they leave in caches that they find. There also can be traceable items in a cache that must be logged online. A cache is found using the GPS coordinates at the location where the cache is hidden.

Letterboxing is a similar, though less techy, activity combining a treasure hunt with the artistic creation of hand carved stamps. Letterboxes are found using directions and clues written by the person who hid the letterbox. They usually only contain a logbook and a stamp which is often hand carved. The hunter then stamps their own signature stamp in the logbook and the letterboxes stamp in their own book.

For more information, check out these websites:

For this swap, everyone will make the equivalent of 4 points for their partner as well as either 3-5 extra small items for geocachers or a hand carved stamp for letterboxers. These extra items can be purchased but it would be great if they were handmade! Extras are allowed but you may want to discuss with your partner.

By Time
-Large (3 points) = 3 or more hours
-Medium (2 points) = 2 or more hours
-Small (1 point) = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Some ideas for this swap would be: items for hiking, a bag to hold a partners GPS, crafted items to put into a GPS, small handmade book that your partner could use as a logbook, book to keep track of caches/letterboxes found, travel bugs or hitchhiker letterboxes, decorated compass, etc.

Also, please remember to:
-Please post weekly on the message board
-Please maintain good communication with your partner and the organizer.
-Please be prepared to post pictures of what you are sending and receiving!

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

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)

Geocaching/Letterboxing Questions:
Which do you participate in: Geocaching, Letterboxing or both?
Which would you like to craft for: Geocaching, Letterboxing or both?
Do you have an awesome Geocaching/Letterboxing name?
Do you have a signature item you put into caches?

Crafting Questions:
What type of crafts do you do?
Is there anything you would like to receive? (Please give sizes where needed.)
Is there anything you would NOT like to receive?
What are your favorite colors/themes?
What are your least favorite colors/themes?
Do you have a wist/etsy favorites/etc.?

Do you have any allergies (smoke, pets, etc)?
Do you have any allergens (smoke, pets, etc) in your home?
Can you take pictures of the things you receive?
Anything else you would like your partner to know?


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

1. littlehajerika
2. Anofeles
3. sweetyetevil
4. Disco Queen Highness
5. SMLounsbury
6. catango
7. nilmerg
8. Ruusuu
9. erinrosemary
10. zigg13pra
11. curiousfae
12. Ekioart
13. Wendiek
14. Tallaslint
15. Annchen
« Last Edit: May 12, 2011 06:50:28 AM by littlehajerika » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011 08:04:50 PM »


Anofeles <-> Annchen
RuuSuu <-> sweetyetevil
Disco Queen Highness <-> zigg13pra
SMLounsbury <-> nilmerg
catango <-> Wendiek
Ekioart <-> Tallaslint
erinrosemary -> littlehajerika -> curiousfae -> erinrosemary

« Last Edit: April 13, 2011 09:36:08 PM by littlehajerika » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011 01:32:33 AM »

Thinking very hard about whether I should join this one.
PS.  the letterboxing site is .org not .com  Wink

« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011 06:06:48 AM »

Thanks! It's fixed and you should!

« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011 06:55:55 AM »

As soon as I verify that my hubby has changed his log in/handle, I will send in my info. 
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011 09:35:29 AM »

I've just sent my info and I'm SO excited!!!  Grin
Disco Queen Highness
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011 03:35:39 PM »

Just sent in my info.

I'd love to do a personal swap for this knit Death Flake hat

« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011 06:28:00 PM »

Yea! I will have you all updated and added tonight!

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011 04:59:04 AM »

Still on the fence about this one... But I will watch it for sure!
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011 02:06:36 PM »

Over the last year I have not cached much and when I did, I did not even log em...haha went and logged some of the night caches I did last fall finally and loaded my gps up with some local stuff last night. I gotta get out and about again!!! Wish it would warm up soon as it is still cold her in Michigan..... Sad

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