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Topic: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 5 SIGNUPS CLOSED!!! SO 10/5 & 10/15  (Read 117962 times)
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« on: June 18, 2012 07:18:03 AM »

GALLERY!!! - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410905.0

Swap name: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mama24boyz
Co-Organizer: spookygrrrly
Sign-up date range: June 18, 2012 July 2, 2012
Partners will be posted July 4 at the latest, but hopefully much much sooner
Date to send item by:  October 5th for days 13-7 and October 15th for days 6-1 (if you are sending all 13 days at once, then you must send on or before October 5th)
NOTE: If sending internationally, do know that you must ship your ENTIRE package (Days 1 13) by September 27th in order to assure that your package will arrive to your partner in time to open their first package on October 19th.
Limited to a certain number of people? NO!
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? 18 and over!!!

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 : YES (this does NOT include any of the Ongoing Wishlist Swaps, Shop the Swaps, or any swaps where there wasn't an assigned partner. You must have participated in at least one swap where you were assigned a partner before joining this one.) No NEWBIES will be allowed in this swap! I apologize but this is a large commitment and I would like people who have swapping experience.
- 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
- 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:

***Much of this was taken from Round 4 of this swap but please read thoroughly, even if you participated in previous rounds!***


Round 1 Discussion https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250567.0
Round 1 Gallery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250570.0
Round 2 Discussion https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309945.0
Round 2 Gallery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323053.0
Round 3 Discussion https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350962.0
Round 3 Gallery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360995.0
Round 4  Discussion  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386553.0
Round 4 Gallery   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391153.0

I reserve the right to deny any crafter's entrance into this swap for the following reasons...
ANY "negative" feedback comments
poor communication in past swaps
sending late in past swaps
Being a NEWBIE swapper (you must have successfully completed 1 swap prior to signing up for this one)  


The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 13 groups of items (91 items in total-it is highly encouraged that day 13 be candy or some type of baked good- Halloween related of course) based on their interests. You will label the packages with the numbers 13-1, so that your partner knows which days are in which packages. We will start opening the packages on October 19th with the #13 package. Inside would be 13 things. On October 20th you would open the #12 package and inside there should be 12 things. This will go on and on until on October 31st when you will open the #1 package.

Each day can have a "theme" if you want, but this is not mandatory. You could have day 5 be 5 glitter skulls, while day 6 could be a pair of earrings + a set of gift tags + a fabric headband + a tea towel + embossing powder and some handmade paper

This is a pretty big swap commitment so if you are not sure that you can fulfill the obligations please do not sign up. This swap will end up taking a lot of time/money/resources, so please plan accordingly. Some participants from the past have said they spent a large amount of $$ in shipping alone!

Also, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the packages get sent ON TIME so please make sure that you can get to the post office. PLAN AHEAD, especially if you are shipping internationally!

Please note:  if you are sending food/accepting food, your package will look like this approximately:
handcrafted 60% = 55 items
store bought 25%= 23 items
food/candy/baked goods: 15% = 13 items (for day 13 most likely)
and, if not,  like this: 70% (64 items) handcrafted and 30% (27 items) store bought
If you buy an item from etsy.com, a craft fair, or any other handmade site that is handmade I consider it handmade and may go into the 75% handmade list. Store bought to me implies COMMERCIALLY manufactured, mass produced and/or supplies. If you have any questions, please feel free to pm me at any time!

Further detailed explanations:
Please pm me with any questions!

Here are some more rules- that specify just how much of a COMMITMENT this swap is!


1. I would recommend that your day 13 be candy or treats, days 12-7 be "small" items, days 6-4 be "medium" items and days 3-1 be "large" items. Less time intensive things should be made for the larger numbered days and more time intensive projects for the smaller numbered days.

Quick recap:
Day 13: Possible baked goods or smalls
Days 12-7: Small items
Days 6-4: Medium items
Days 3-1: Large items

Which further breaks down into-
13 candy treats (if you are accepting treats- if not it will be 70 small items)
57 small items
15 medium items
6 large items

Craftster's guidelines for swaps are as follows:

By Time
-Big = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Little = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Big = 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
-Big = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Shipping guidelines and info.

2. I STRONGLY recommend that you have a wist or pinterest for this swap, as it helps out your partner greatly. Please keep this updated and have at least 20 items on it. If you do not have a wist or pinterest, please have another way to show items to your partner that you like (etsy favorites, flickr, etc...)

Some things to think about:
*. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you live in the same country as your partner. We do not need to tempt customs people to keep your package after you have worked so hard on it! Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your 1st send out package and include them in the 2nd or send them in a completely separate package so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

*. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Things can get wet from rain and/or snow OR things can melt in hot temperatures.

*. Also, if you will be shipping TO a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include any thing that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.


1. You must send ALL PM's to mama24boyz and all PM's must have the subject line: 13 Days of Halloween Swap along with the word general question/sent/received...etc.

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. You must continue to post at least 1 time a week until October 31st. I will be keeping track of this so please take notice. I will pm you if you have not posted in over a week!

3.PM's must be sent to mama24boyz AND your partner when you send and receive.  If you are sending within the USA you must get a DC# and send it to mama24boyz and your partner. They cost about an extra dollar in addition to the postage price. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping and send a picture of it or at least the customs code from your customs form to mama24boyz!!! This is very important!!

4.When you open each days package, you will then need to post in your mini gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. Please get them posted within 3 days of opening. All of your pictures will be posted in your mini gallery. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! Not posting pictures will be noted in your feedback and that can affect your ability to join this swap or other swaps in the future. It will be noted in your feedback unless your mini gallery is filled with pictures of your 13 packages. Everyone will want to drool and covet what you get, so please share! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send. (Partners may want to take pictures before they send just in case!)

5. I will be sending a pm at the following dates:
a halfway check in point on or around September 7th.
a one week to go check in point  for the first send out date September 25th for those shipping in the US.
A one week to go check in point for the second send out date October 6th for those shipping in the US.
I will send each of you a PM at each of these times and you must reply back.



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


1.  mama24boyz - Canada
2.  CabinArts - USA
3.  Helena Puck - USA
4.  thehappycrochetchic - USA
5.  PurplePaisley - USA
6.  gotgrey - USA
7.  crazyda79 - USA
8.  Crying Goddess  USA
9.  Quasior - Australia
10.  calixita - USA
11.  lmseeley - USA - dropped out
12.  texscrapper - USA
13.  redstar13 - USA
14.  mousee23 - USA
15.  seabound23 - USA
16.  Alchamy513 - USA
17.  redpopsicles - USA
18.  spookygrrrly - USA
19.  mandymo13 - USA
20.  mommasfrogging - USA
21.  burstofpanties - USA
22.  Anubisheart - USA
23.  celticgoddess -USA
24.  bobbinalong - USA
25.  nostephot - USA
26.  koalascout - USA


mama24boyz's group
Helena Puck <---> gotgrey
Quasior <---> calixta
thehappycrochetchic <---> redpopsicles
PurplePaisley ---> texscrapper ---> seabound23 ---> PurplePaisley
mommasfrogging <---> burstofpanties
CabinArts <---> spookygrrrly

spookygrrrly's group
mama24boyz <---> crazyda79
Crying Goddess <---> redstar13
Alchamy513 <---> mandymo13
anubisheart <---> mousee23
nostephot <---> bobbinalong
celticgoddess <---> koalascout

« Last Edit: September 21, 2012 01:58:59 PM by mama24boyz » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012 07:19:50 AM »

You MUST complete this questionnaire FULLY and COMPLETELY. I will not accept whatever you want to make me or dont care type answers. If you answer a question in that way, I will respond and inform you to correct it. If you do not, you will NOT be allowed to join the swap.

Please send the questionnaire to mama24boyz. DO NOT ANSWER IT HERE!!!

* Much of this is from round three but some has changed so please read and answer thoroughly, even if you participated last year

For the organizer:
Are you willing to be an ANGEL in case anyone flakes?  YES or NO
If yes, which day(s) could you commit to?

Now for the fun part!

Name of swap: 13 Days Of Halloween Swap Round 5
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
What method of shipping are you planning on using: (USPS/UPS/FEDEX/ETC)

1) Give a description of yourself, your interests, your likes and dislikes, and anything else you want your partner to know about yourself! This does not all have to be Halloween related just describe yourself! The more detail, the easier it will be for your partner to craft your you:

2) Favorite Halloween Memory:

3) Crafts I already know how to do:
(add more if necessary)

4) Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
(add more if necessary)

5) I have tried and absolutely CANNOT  _______________(fill in the blank)!

6) DIY Kits you would like to receive: (all kits for this swap should be Halloween related!)

7) Supplies you NEVER have enough of:
    Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

8.) What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

9) Is there anything that you "collect"?

10) Your hobbies:

11) Do you like miniature things?

12) Colors you like:
      Colors you don't like:

13) Do you wear hair accessories?

14) Do you wear jewelry/other accessories (be specific...necklace s, bracelets...)?

15) Favorite scents/smells:
      Scents/ smells which you do not like:

16) Do you have a craft room? Would you like your partner to create something for your room (no guarantee)?

17) Any allergies/things to avoid: (skin/internal)
      Do you have any allergens in your house?
      Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?

18) Do you have a Significant Other(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc?
      Do you have children?
      Do you have any pets?
      Would you like your SO, children and/or pets to be included in the gift receiving?

19) SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband, for example, please note it here.)
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):

20) Do you have a wist, pinterest, blog, or any other stalking site? List here:

21) Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

1) If you had 1 BIG WISH for something you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

2) Please list 5 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:

3) Anything Halloween related you do not want to receive:

4) Symbols/patterns you like (for example vampires, zombies, witches, black cats, ghosts, ect.):
    Symbols/patterns you don't like:

5) What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

6)Do you wear Halloween themed clothing/accessories?

7) Halloween Favorites:
Favorite overall HALLOWEEN/SCARY movie(s):
Favorite VAMPIRE type movie:
Favorite ZOMBIE type movie:
Favorite OTHER type of scary movie:
Favorite Halloween/supernatural (or other) TV shows/ series:
Favorite scary books:
Favorite HALLOWEEN stories/books:
Favorite scary VIDEO GAME:
Favorite ANIMAL(s) as they relate to Halloween (black cats, crows, owls, rats, ect):

Cool Will you be having a Halloween Party this year?
    Would you like your partner to help make your invitations or decorations (not guaranteed)?

9) Have you decided on your costume yet for this year?
    If yes, what will you be?
    Would you like your partners help in crafting part of your costume (not guaranteed)?

10) What rooms do you decorate with Halloween decorations:
    All Time Favorite Halloween Motif (like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, zombies, etc..):
    General Halloween decorations or themed?
    Specific Colors used in decorating?

*Please note: if you are sending food/accepting food, your package will look like this approximately:
handcrafted 60% = 55 items
store bought 25%= 23 items
food/candy/baked goods: 15% = 13 items (for day 13 most likely)
and if not like this: 70% (64 items) handcrafted and 30% (27 items) store bought

Now, that being stated,
11) Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts for day 13? (cookies, candy, ect.) YES OR NO

12) If you do not want to receive food items, would you still be willing to make or buy some for your partner? YES OR NO
*If you do not wish to receive food items, you may leave off the following section. Please still answer the question above.

13) Favorite Candies:

14) Other favorite edible Halloween treats:

15) Wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, comics, brown paper grocery bags that are decorated, wrapping paper, without bows, etc...

16) Would you like to suggest any questions (Halloween related of course) that were over looked and should be added to the questionnaire?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012 11:34:48 AM by mama24boyz » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
Mamas Creations on Facebook
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012 07:20:31 AM »

OK, I was too excited!!!!  Get your pinterest boards up and lets get this one going!!!! YAY!!!

OH!!! ETA....if you don't have a pinterest and want one, just let me know I'll send you an invite!
« Last Edit: June 18, 2012 07:21:09 AM by mama24boyz » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
Mamas Creations on Facebook
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012 11:04:05 AM »

I think I may take the plunge this year. The mini was so much fun, that the big one just has to be double the fun!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012 11:16:58 AM »

Oh my!  I was taking a gander at the upcoming swaps and saw this!  I really want to join, but I don't know if I will have any open spots before the deadline closes.  If I do, I will be joining!


I'm so crafty, I make babies!  Baby Bean 2.0 born 6/1/16
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012 11:32:36 AM »

Yay!!  I'm so excited!  Working on my questionnaire now!

« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012 12:21:51 PM »

Jill, I think you NEED to join!!! If you think you'll have a spot open just a little after I could extend signups for you!!

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012 01:04:29 PM »

I'll sign up later on today, or tomorrow.  I just can't focus right now.  I have a nagging headache.  Toddling off to take some Advil and to lay down. 
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012 02:08:30 PM »

Ok gonna have to sign up for this one.  Hopefully this year is better than last.

Check out my new adventure Jamberry
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2012 03:33:44 PM »

Yay! I'm glad there's so much interest. I'm not expecting any questionnaires too soon thoug, I even started to fill it out and it's soooo long and detailed. Perfect for a big swap though! I'm kinda stuck on my 1 large wish....hmmmmmm

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
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