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« on: July 18, 2017 08:59:15 PM »



It's that time of year again!  Time to sign up for the MINI 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWAP!!!!  It may seem a bit early to some, but I love knowing theres a long crafting time.  Especially since this swap is on the bigger side and the holidays can be hectic so, starting early just makes things easier and stress free.  

This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas/Holiday swap but, feel that the original 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.  Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all. If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.


Swap name: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Helena Puck
Co-organizer: lindyv321

Sign-up date range: from 7/18 to 8/4/17
Date to send items by: 11/20 for international packages and 11/25 for US packages.  Please note the change!
Limited to a certain number of people: 30 (if more people join, I will need a co-organizer)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 16 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap.
  
I reserve the right to deny any Craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
-ANY "negative" feedback and/or comments
-poor communication in past swaps
-consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)

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
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback.  YES
- Has participated and received positive feedback in at least 1 other swap.  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:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items in the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 1-6, for days 7-10 you will make medium items and days 11 & 12 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

So, the break down will be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 1-6 small
Days 7-10 medium
days 11-12 large

In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles with a certain size feel free to make an equivalent to the particular size. For instance, instead of a medium, you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls. Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgment. Put yourself in your partners shoes and ask yourself if you think you would be happy with the equivalent of the items they choose. And, if in doubt, you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion, and if youre still in doubt, ask another person in this swap. Here are the guidelines:

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

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

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse, DIY kits, blankets, bags, totes, cable knitted items, place mat sets, cable leg warmers, pretty knit socks, kitchen set of potholders/apron, set of embellished dish towels.
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf, wrist warmers, thread catcher, note card set, hats, magic yarn ball, embroidered pillow case, apron, stencil shirts.
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, hand carved stamps, coasters, pot holder, key chain, dish clothes, decorated frames, journals, head bands, pincushion, heat packs.

Please note-these are just ideas of crafts to make.  I have potholders in the small category.  However, if you make an intricate one with lots of pieces or an embroidered one, it could also count as a medium, or if you make a set of 4 that could be considered medium too.  I just put it in the small category because I was thinking of one simple potholder.  So, please use your best judgment with sizes.  You can always ask my opinion or another swappers opinion if you want.  I think the most important thing is to put yourself in the receivers shoes Would you be happy receiving a simple potholder as a small item?  Would you be happy if your large item was a cabled scarf?  Anyways..

And the links to galleries for more ideas:
2016: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449869.0
2015: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441855.0
2014: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436673.0
2013 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429258.0#axzz395hlBFIq
2012 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415601.0#axzz2Z3XTukvO
2011 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395229.0                                              
2010 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.0#axzz2Z3lXMBx4

Note: In the past there has been slight confusion on how to label packages.  So just to make it clear the first package you want your partner to open, you label as #1.  Then for the 2nd package you want them to open youd label #2 the second and so on.  So, #12 package would be the last package opened.  You can also label them by dates, as in put 'DEC 1' on the first gift your partner will open then the last gift would be labeled DEC 12th.  Either way you want to label them is fine.  Just make sure that the small gifts are opened first and the last gifts opened are the large.

The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to Helena Puck and all PM's must have the subject line: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2017.   Note: I am in Alaska, so the timezone will be different. If I am ignoring you, it is probably because it is in the middle of the night for me.

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts.

3.PM's must be sent to Helena Puck and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to Helena Puck and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems! This is mandatory!

4. When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that the Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office

6. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

7. 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. Because of the time of the year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc. leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

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

9. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be used for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

10. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST or a PINTEREST. These are a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like.  

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

AND AS A REMINDER:
Please remember to keep in the holiday spirit.  Extras are optional-but quality is NOT optional.  I want everyone to receive nice items that were crafted/bought with them in mind.  So, in other words Please read their questionnaire over and over and make sure you are sending them something they will like, and not just random things thrown in a box.  Its never fun to receive a thought-less package, especially when they worked hard to make you crafty wonderful-ness from the heart.

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Questionnaire to PM to Helena Puck:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2017
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old.
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergens in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Posting once a week in the thread is REQUIRED are you willing to do this?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

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

If you had 1 (or 2) BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 7 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:

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

Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

If your wanting holiday themed items please answer the following questions.  If dont want holiday items please skip to the next set of questions.
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...) a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Yule, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)
What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, stars, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, please list some of your favorites:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES.  If youd like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you dont want any of these items, you can skip this section.
t-shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips/waist (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*To help your partner be more intune to your likes/dislikes as well as particular items you would be thrilled to receive please post links to following below.
*Wist?
*Pinterest?
*any other wish lists & etc.?

*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included: (wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?
*Any other friend or family member to be included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...
« Last Edit: July 22, 2017 10:56:49 PM by Helena Puck » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017 09:06:49 PM »

Members:
1. Helena Puck
2. lindyv321
3. rantyhippie
4. stellato_escuro
5. yzzilnoaj
6. audio
7. Onyxnox
8. geekgirl1000100
9. bec99
10. Whistley
11. Mlsocci74
12. smileyyogini
13. dharma_rebel
14. MareMare
15. smittenheart
16. Thimbles71
17. gala_apples
18. mandykaye
19. bywilma
20. bunny1kenobi
21. BigBangMomma
22. Gspinn
23. Summer6061
24. Gigglygirl
25. kmac

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geekgirl1000100 <<>> lindyv321

bunny1kenobi     <<>> smileyyogini

Maremare     <<>> Helena puck

Bec99 <<>> Bywilma

Onyxnox  <<>> Smittenheart
 
Thimbles71 <<>> gala_apples <<>> Kmac <<>> Thimbles71

Gspinn <<>> Whistley

Gigglygirl <<>> rantyhippie

Summer6061 <<>> BigBangMomma

dharma_rebel <<>>  geekgirl1000100

Yzzilnoaj <<>> stellato_escuro

Mlsocci74 <<>> Mandykaye
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017 09:09:20 PM »

I can't fill this out now because I have to be responsible and head to bed. But now I can't sleeeeeep because I will be thinking.

*hyperventilating*
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017 01:39:18 AM »

Oh I'm tempted by this one...
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017 02:04:17 AM »

.... will likely send in info soon... I always love this one.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017 04:43:02 AM »

Oooo I always thought this was a Christmas themed item swap. Oh man this is seriously tempting!!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017 06:45:10 AM »

I sent my info. I can't wait to get started. I have some new things and a new bigger craft space to work with!
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017 02:44:22 PM »

I love this swap, I will definitely be joining, for the 5th or so time  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017 03:51:04 PM »

Survey in! And to the person who I eventually get partnered with I hope you enjoy the dissertation I wrote. You may want to pour a glass of wine for this one. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017 04:11:31 PM »

Oooo I always thought this was a Christmas themed item swap. Oh man this is seriously tempting!!!

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Wait, what? It's not?

Edit: after actually reading the details! Oh wow! It's totally not! Like, you are crafting for someone you care about. And we get to ask for weird things we love.

Ohhhhhhhhhh. I wrike it.
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I have a set of 80s Halloween cardstock decorations - skeleton,  witch, and ghost - with minor imperfections. PM me if you would like them!
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