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« on: January 01, 2012 02:16:48 PM »

Swap name: Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL)

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mini_mum
Sign-up date range: January 1st to 16th
Date to send item by: January 30th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): yes (24) unless co-organiser found

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

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 18 years old (or over 16 with moderator approval): YES/NO

A big Thank You to previous swap organizers for the details.


Have you ever wondered how much you can fit in a standard sized envelope?

In this swap, you have two weeks to fill an envelope with random craft-related and/or crafted goodies from your personal craft stash and mail it to your partner(s).

The original idea for this swap was to keep the envelope within the limits for the minimum postage within the US (44 cents).
As I am now opening this up to international swappers, these restrictions can no longer apply, however, it would be nice to keep to the spirit of the original swap and keep to the lowest postage rate.
Guidelines for each countries postal service is different, so PLEASE try to communicate with partners with regard to envelope size/weight to be sent to keep postage low and ensure that reasonably matched packages are sent Smiley
I will attempt to match partners within regions if possible to help with this.

Since this swap requires little or no crafting time, you have the option of signing up for 1, 2, or 3 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, the more often the better, so we can see what you are up to and know you are still around! Feel free to PM me if you foresee any problems so we can help you. This should not be an issue at all, since this will be a very fast, fun swap.

Also when contacting the organiser (mini_mum), please include one of following as message title:
Stuffed Envelope Swap Sign up
Stuffed Envelope Swap Question
Stuffed Envelope Swap Sent
Stuffed Envelope Swap Received

Please send completed questionnaires to mini_mum by PM, and DO NOT post here.


Name of swap: Stuffed Envelope Swap (international)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address:

Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

How many partners would you like (1, 2, or 3)?

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 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. fibre, paper crafts, beads, etc.):

Is there anything you really do not want to receive (eg religious iconography, clowns etc)?

Indicate if you would like supplies, crafted items or both:

Are you willing to craft, or do you just want to send supplies?

Anything else you want the organiser/your partner to know?

Please note: I will attempt to match crafters up with crafted requests but this may not be possible in all cases, and crafted items sent/received are senders choice, but negotiation encouraged Smiley

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

Previous Round's (44 cent swap these were US only) Discussion
Rd 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309168.0
Rd 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314408.0
Rd 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320539.0
Rd 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352765.0
Rd 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365234.0

Previous Round's Gallery
Rd 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310172.0
Rd 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315827.0
Rd 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322956.0
Rd 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353951.0
Rd 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366497
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012 01:52:12 AM by mini_mum » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012 02:17:19 PM »


participants: Partners

1.    mini_mum   --> FrankSpinello, Dewshinesdopp, Eclectic Dreamer
2.    kimicara  --> xxmyjelloxx, ecopp, MadHatteh
3.    special_occasion  --> Meowari, Vecrutz, xxmyjelloxx
4.    xxmyjelloxx  -->  special_occasion, kimicara, MadHatterh
5.    LovelyMiss  --> mom2em, ecopp, mouseatethekitty
6.    Dewshinesdopp   --> mini_mum, gavagai, mom2em
7.    ecopp --> kimicara, LovelyMiss, mouseatthekitty
8.    LylacFey   --> momof2!
9.    FrankSpinello  --> mini_mum, SonjaBoo
10.  gavagai  --> Dewshinesdopp, IdlersDesign
11.  mouseatethekitty  --> Pupper, LovelyMiss, ecopp
12.  lovesclutter  --> Pupper
13.  Momof2!  --> lukenlarry, Lylacfey
14.  MadHatteh --> kimicara, xxmyjelloxx
15.  Vecrutzi -->  Special_Occasion, mom2em
16.  mom2em -->  Dewshinesdopp, Vecrutzi, LovelyMiss
17.  Hazelly --> Pupper, SonjaBoo, zigg13pra
18.  meowari --> Special_Occasion
19.  SonjaBoo --> Hazelly, zigg13pra, FrankSpinello
20.  Pupper --> lovesclutter, Hazelly, Mouseatethecat
21.  zigg13pra --> lukenlarry, Hazelly, SonjaBoo
22.  IdlersDesign --> gavagai
23.  lukenlarry --> Eclectic Dreamer, zigg13pra, momof2!
24.  Eclectic Dreamer --> lukenlarry, mini_mum
When we get to 24 we're full!

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2012 01:32:15 PM by mini_mum » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012 02:19:49 PM »

Some things that could be used for stuffing in envelopes:

Crafted items:
-mini crocheted/tatted/woven/knitted things
-non-stuffed stuffie
-hand drawn artwork
-embroidered things
-shrinky dink charms
-needle books
-finger puppets
-stitch markers
-cup cozies
-Hand carved stamps
-matchbook notebooks
-flat pendants
-small pouches
-friendship bracelets
-journal pages

-iron-on embroidery patterns
-decorative patches
-illustrated letters like in medieval bibles
-napkins or tissue to decoupage with
-iron fusible fabrics
-decorative tape
-fabric and paper scraps
-vintage buttons
-cross stitch fabric
-card cases
-little cute erasers
-needle books
-interesting pictures
-jewellery findings
-steam punk doodads
-puzzle pieces
-trading cards
-ric-rac and trim
-paper punched shapes
-pressed leaves/flowers

...Get creative!

« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012 08:56:35 PM »

Oooh Im so excited...pry will get my questionnaire filled out tomorrow!! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012 09:30:48 PM »

Have just sent in my questionnaire and am very excited about the whole thing Smiley
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012 09:55:19 PM »

In the previous swaps, the limit seems like it has been 1 oz. is that what we should be staying close to?
I might send in a questionnaire tomorrow Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012 12:31:09 AM »

I sent in my questionnaire, this should be fun!

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012 02:05:41 AM »

YES!! we have swappers Smiley

In the previous swaps, the limit seems like it has been 1 oz. is that what we should be staying close to?
I might send in a questionnaire tomorrow Smiley

Yes - although this is negotiable with partners.

Want to keep to the cheap postage rate like the 44 cent swaps so this might vary depending on where you are - I'm in UK and lowest postage rate is up to 100g.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2012 02:20:48 AM by mini_mum » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012 05:42:23 AM »

I sent in my questionairre after a long swap break. I am excited. I did the first envie swap and loved it. Look forward to this one.

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012 08:41:32 AM »

I did my questionnaire as well.  If I am accepted this will be my first swap!  A little excited, and already pulling little things out of my stash, and brainstorming on ideas for things to make. 


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