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Topic: Quickie Stocking Stuffer Swap - sign up by 11/29/14 (!) send by 12/12  (Read 17949 times)
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« on: November 23, 2014 09:17:31 AM »



Swap name:  Quickie Stocking Stuffer Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  cabaute
Sign-up date range:  through 11/29/14
Date to send item by:  12/12/14
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  25
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO  No
If so, which country? N/A
Additional Age requirement? N/A



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 (I'm not)
- 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:

I am starting to get in the holiday spirit and thinking how fun it would be to have a ton of small items to "fill up my stocking" for the holidays.  

If you read this swap prior to the updates, please accept my sincere apology for the update.  I was in a hurry to get it posted as a "Quickie" swap and hadn't thought through what I envisioned, nor taken the time to query interested participants to come to consensus before posting.  Mea culpa.  I'm sorry.  Hopefully the additional notes below provide clarification.


This swap is for 1 small item** (must include some handmade / crafted aspect - for "fill a mug", for example).  

**For the purposes of this swap, a "small" handcrafted item should EITHER be something that took you between 45 minutes and 2 hours to make, OR should include $2 worth of items with the small handcrafted item.

Examples:
  • A felt ornament that took 15 minutes to make, plus one $2 item
  • A bookmark that took 5 minutes, plus two $1 items
  • A mug rug that took 45 minutes to make
  • Three felt ornaments that each took 15 minutes to make
  • A bookmark that took 10 minutes, a felt ornament that took 15 minutes, plus a basic mug rug that took 20 minutes to make
  • A $1 mug with a $1 packet of hot cocoa in it and a felt ornament that took 15 minutes to make
  • A basic scarf that took 2 hours to make
  • An elaborately embellished felt ornament that took 45 minutes to make

You can have 1 or 2 partners.   Items do NOT need to be customized to your partner (that way everyone can get a head start if you so desire, and if recipients don't like, hopefully they can/will re-gift), and they should not be specific to a particular belief.  

PLEASE try to avoid potential allergens if possible (nuts, etc.), and if your item contains something that could be an allergen, be sure to note that via an "ingredients" tag or attached note!

Since we're hoping to fill up each others' stockings / advent calendars / what have you, PLEASE WRAP YOUR ITEM prior to sending!  It is recipient's choice on when to open, and for the sake of feedback I will consider the swap 'met' if your partner has received their wrapped item (please DO post pictures of the wrapped item, and update your post with pics of the contents once you've unwrapped it).

Ideas:

- Mug Rug
- Felt (or other) Ornaments
- Snack food or other type of 'gift in a jar'
- "Fill a mug" gift



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap:  Quickie Stocking Stuffer 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, if sending within the US, you understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap:  (YES/NO or N/A if YOU are not within the US)

Confirm that, if sending outside the US, you understand that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap:  (YES/NO)

Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Confirm that you've posted on the thread before sending in your questionnaire (this is a Craftster requirement that is sometimes overlooked Smiley ):  (YES/NO)

Do you want one partner or two?

Confirm that you understand that this swap is PARTNER'S CHOICE and may NOT be customized to your profile:  (YES/NO)

Any allergens in your home (dogs, cats, smoke, etc.)?

Do you have allergies you'd want your partner to be mindful of if at all possible?

Is there a particular holiday or seasonal emblem(s) you'd be open to having elements of incorporated into your item, if it's convenient for your partner to do so (Christmas, Hannukah, Solstice, Snowmen, Trees, etc.)?

Anything else you want to share?  Smiley  


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.



Swappers:

1.  cabaute (2)
2.  BriannaB03 (2)
3.  Homerof2 (2)
4.  LadybugsAndBumblebees (2)
5.  almostexact (1)
6.  Manja_is (1)
7.  gingerpeachy (1)
8.  gaudiknight (2)
9.  motherconfessor (2)
10.  hazelly (2)
11.  crazyda79 (2)
12.  slovakiasteph (2)
13.  rockingbearranch (2)
14.  Onyxnox (2)
15.  kayrun (1)


PARTNERS

Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Feedback given
Sending late (with communication)
Contact Org ASAP

Kayrun <--> SlovakiaSteph
SlovakiaSteph <--> MotherConfessor
MotherConfessor <--> GingerPeachy
LadybugsandBumblebees <--> BriannaB03
BriannaB03 <--> CrazyDa79
CrazyDa79 <--> Homerof2
Homerof2 <--> RockingBearRanch
RockingBearRanch <--> GaudiKnight
GaudiKnight  <--> Onyxnox
Onyxnox <--> Hazelly
Hazelly <--> Manja_Is
LadybugsandBumblebees <--> cabaute
cabaute <--> AlmostExact



« Last Edit: January 11, 2015 02:35:31 PM by cabaute » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014 09:51:34 AM »

Yay!  filling out my questionnaire now!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014 02:45:02 PM »

Filling in my questionnaire as soon as I finish posting here.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014 04:38:36 PM »

I'm so excited for this swap!  I think it is exactly what I need to get me into the holiday spirit.

I've already got some ideas.  I just want to see who my partners are to get a better idea of who they are getting gifts for.

I'm hoping to fill either my sister, my mom, or my bf's stocking.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014 05:41:48 PM »

Ok....there are just so many great things about this swap that I HAD to join!   Cheesy

I just have three questions:

-Can we wait to get our partner before we start to craft, if we are positive that we can put together the package in time for sendouts?

-I understand that this swap is for ONE SMALL CRAFTED ITEM.  Am I correct in thinking that that one small crafted item is supposed to be part of a small group of things that we will send to our partner?

-Are we allowed to spoil within reasonable limits for this swap?
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014 05:46:36 PM »

Darn, if I don't know that I AM a pain in the butt!  I have another question:

If anyone has any other ideas for the "gift package", could they post them?
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014 06:36:54 PM »

Some ideas I had for stocking stuffers for kids:
sewn tic tac toe in a bag
fishing
other small games
other toys
plushies
crayon/notepad holder
felt play items.  ie stuffed swords, food items, etc
felt masks
surprise balls


For all:
spa in a masion jar
lotion bars
tea wallet
coasters
key fobs
key chains
chap stick cozies
Ornaments
Mug cozies
Phone/tablet/electronics case
cord keepers
small jewelry
hair accessories
soap savers
scarves
bookmarks
diy craft kits - all the supplies and they get to put it together





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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014 06:57:47 PM »

Ok....there are just so many great things about this swap that I HAD to join!   Cheesy

I just have three questions:

-Can we wait to get our partner before we start to craft, if we are positive that we can put together the package in time for sendouts?

-I understand that this swap is for ONE SMALL CRAFTED ITEM.  Am I correct in thinking that that one small crafted item is supposed to be part of a small group of things that we will send to our partner?

-Are we allowed to spoil within reasonable limits for this swap?

Let's see... # 1 - yes (you can start crafting whenever you'd like, as long as you can meet the deadline!)
# 2 - Correct, it should be one small crafted item along with a few other goodies*
# 3 - I would say it's probably OK (everyone, chime in on this one if you want, please!) , but please be sure to have very good communication with your partner(s).  Since some folks may be packaging up things in advance and planning to send right away when they get partners, any spoiling may or may not be reciprocated!

*UPDATE:  Please see the updated swap description / notes for better specifics - extra goodies are only if your item took less than 45 minutes to create!*
« Last Edit: November 24, 2014 01:41:11 PM by cabaute » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2014 07:21:56 PM »

Thanks for the quick answers to my questions!
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2014 07:23:05 PM »

Wow!  You have a lot of ideas!  Thank you so much for them!
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