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Topic: Pen Pal Swap Round 4 (sign up 3/16/12 - 3/30/12; final send 5/31)  (Read 50049 times)
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« on: March 16, 2012 10:39:10 AM »

Swap name: Pen Pal Swap Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: juliel85
Sign-up date range: 3/16 - 3/30
Date to send item by: first partner sends letter by 4/13, second partner sends letter by 5/3, both partners send crafts by 5/31

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 (we can do more if we have a co-organizer)

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 is Round 4 of the Pen Pal Swap! This is a swap for people who love receiving something other than bills and junk in the mail and who want to keep the nearly-lost art of letter writing alive! There are many different ways this swap could work, but for those of you who participated in Round 3, we will be following pretty much the same format. Here's a link to Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388990.0 A big thank you to the organizers of past Pen Pal swaps - I stole much of this from you! Smiley
It will start like a normal swap: you send me your questionnaire, and I'll match you up with a partner. I will assign one person to be Partner 1 and the other Partner 2 (I'll let you know which one you are when I send out partners). Partner 1 will have two weeks to write a thoughtful letter introducing herself - you must include 3 QUESTIONS for your partner to answer. Two and a half weeks after Partner 1's send out date, Partner 2 will respond to the letter, answering the 3 questions and including 3 MORE QUESTIONS of their own. One month after Partner 2's send out date will be the send out for the craft. This will be a 3 point swap! The letter can count as some of your points (1 or 2, depending on how long it is/how much time and work you put into it), and of course, you can include extras as long as you and your partner agree ahead of time (no one likes an awkward swap!). The main focus of this swap should be the letters; however, hopefully you can use what you learn about your partner through the letters to make a thoughtful item for your partner. Also, since this swap happens over such a long period of time, you MUST check in to this thread at least once a week. A simple "still writing/crafting away" is fine, but it gives both the organizer and your partner peace of mind to know you're still keeping up with the swap.

Large = 3 points
Medium = 2 points
Small = 1 point

By Time
Large = 3 or more hours
Medium = 2 or more hours
Small = 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

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)
Would you want to be the first or second sender?
What are your favorite crafts to do?
What crafts do you admire?
Do you have any allergens in your house? (smoke, animals, etc.)
Do you have any allergies?
What are 3 of your random favorites?
What are 3 pet peeves or dislikes?
Would you like to write to someone similar or different?
Are you looking for a long term pen pal or one time for this swap?
If looking long term, would you prefer letters or emails after this swap?
Do you have a wist, blog, pinterest, etc.?
Name 5 items or themes you would be absolutely thrilled to receive from your partner:
Do you have a camera available to post pics to the gallery?
Any other info you'd like your partner to know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2012 02:18:01 PM by juliel85 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012 10:40:49 AM »

Partner time!! The person listed first in the partnership is the first sender - remember to send by 4/13.
sent letter received letter both sent and received letter sending late with communication pm me immediately

juliel85 <> ewulotta
jezebel_1982<> hgddm
IzzyBee <> PaleAngelLex
pearljam94 <> Pajaro Negro
Semicharm86 <> Zombie_Queen
Mountains and Clouds<>tarteaucitron
Theaquacreature <> KookaburraBot
MissBarbara <> Ceda
rainfallingonatinroof <> AmazingAlex
Elameno <> missmelmarie
ThePaperDoll <> Alexampersandra
quaggy <> amnesia
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012 08:11:21 AM by juliel85 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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What a piece of work is man!

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012 11:28:52 AM »

Yay, always wanted to do one of these!

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012 12:02:36 PM »

woo hoo, welcome! Smiley
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012 12:14:39 PM »

I have always wanted to do one of these as well. I'm so glad this finally lines up neatly with my schedule.

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012 02:39:32 PM »

Yay, I've been waiting for the start of this swap! I've sent my questionnaire Smiley

« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012 02:42:20 PM »

Hello, I sent my questionaire 2day Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012 04:00:37 PM »

i can't wait! have to make my SSS hats & can then focus on this one Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012 12:36:52 AM »

Oooo YAY I just sent in my questionnaire!! Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012 02:53:52 AM »

Hey there, help me understand... what does 3 point swap mean?  I have seen that mentioned in other swaps, but none that I participated in yet.  Since points weren't part of the description of Lg, Med, Sm, can someone help me with that?  Thanks!  Thinking of doing this... I did one of the first rounds...

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