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International Stuffed Envies

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Swap Coordinator:SilverHealer (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Newbie  Craft Supplies 
Number of people in swap:146
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 2, 2012
Date items must be sent by:March 16, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Due to people's overwhelming desire for an international version of @wolfeagle 's Big Fat Stuffed Envelope swap, I asked her if I could create such a swap, and she has given me the go-ahead. Thank you, @wolfeagle !

This is a pretty easy swap. Newbies with well filled out profiles are encouraged. I know that we all have to start somewhere and this would be a GREAT swap in which to do that! :) If this is successful, I will do it again.

Send a stuffed envelope with assorted goodies to ONE partner. Please send a long business size envelope that measures approxmiately 4x9 inches (11.4 x 22.9 cm, I believe), but you may go bigger if you choose! There is no minimum or maximum number of items to send, just make sure your envelope is stuffed full. The items you send are sender's choice only. You may check your partner's profile to make sure you are not sending her/him any items they dislike, but this is not a profile-based swap, so please do not spend a lot of money shopping for profile surprises. This does NOT mean you can send your trash; send only items in good, usable condition. Please do not send items like your used candy wrappers, written-on appointment cards, loose memo scraps, et cetera. DO send items from the list below!! If you are unsure of anything, please ask me :)

Examples include (but are not limited to):

Postcards (unwritten-on)

Small, unpainted, flat wood items

Greeting cards

Stationery that has never been used

Ribbons

Bookmarks

Buttons

Scrapbook papers, chipboard, various ephemera (an idea and list on what exactly ephemera is: http://www.scrapbook.com/tips/doc/28965/266.html)

Beads, charms, jewellery findings

Game pieces

Altered art supplies

Stickers

Erasers

Recipes/recipe cards

Old photographs

Small books (such as craft books, small blank notebooks, etc)

Handmade items

ATCs

Craft supplies (feathers, sequins, fake crystals, pom pons, stuff like that!)

Fabric remnants, sewing items

Ribbons

Yarn

Rubber stamps, acrylic stamps, or stamped images (stamped images can be used by others for scrapbooking or card-making)

Or anything else you want to share that is in good, usable condition :)

***EDIT: If you are in a country that allows tea and seeds from other countries, please feel free to specify that you would like to receive them so your partner knows it's safe to send them! I will be making a USA/Canada version of this swap sometime this spring, so there should be no problem with those otherwise iffy items then :)

Please reinforce your envelope with tape at the seams. If you think there is a chance of the envelope exploding during mailing, use a larger one. You may also choose to put stuff in a baggie in case the envelope tears in transit. No recent no-sends or unexplained low ratings allowed!! Since this is an international swap, please give your partner's envelope plenty of time to arrive before rating. Rate fairly. Have fun. NO FLAKES ALLOWED. Do. Not. Flake. I WILL list all flakers, and they will be automatically banned from all future swaps that I host. I will seek out angels if any of you are flaked, but I am hoping all of you are responsible enough to send out your end!

PLEASE NO RECENT UNEXPLAINED 1'S OR 3'S. I will be checking ALL profiles before the sign-up deadline.

New Swappers: To fill out your profile, go to Profile. Select Edit Profile. Select Personal. You will be brought to a screen where you can fill in the sections or add your own information. Add a little bit about who you are, favourite colours, crafts you do, items you collect, hobbies, your likes and dislikes. You get the idea! All of this helps your partner to send you items that you will like or that you can use.

Discussion

wolfeagle 02/ 6/2012 #

Good luck!

superraiee 02/12/2012 #

Soo excited about this. Hope to get partner very soon! :)

txkitten1 02/13/2012 #

Hi I havent recieved a partner yet

txkitten1 02/13/2012 #

Hi I havent recieved a partner yet

SilverHealer 02/15/2012 #

Hi @superraiee and @txkitten1 :) I will be assigning partners right after 2 March, which is the official signup/dropout deadline.

arcjj 02/16/2012 #

I am newbie @_ when should i send to my partner?

sweetlily2 02/16/2012 #

hi,i really liked this swap, would please give me the letter's size with centim?

alavandra 02/16/2012 #

newbie here cant wait to start this " claps hands and does little dance " woot woot

stellamystar 02/16/2012 #

Thank you for allowing new people to join! I look forward to swapping !

sudzui 02/18/2012 #

Hi guys !!!!: I am so excited to be here and finally to participate in a swap ( I was afraid). I have never done this before and I already went to my stuff and prepared a lot of things to mail to my parter (I hope I don't disappoint her). I think this is the main reason because I only just watch: I was affraid to disappoint or be disappointed). Please tell me when I have to mail the package in order to be in time, I live in Uruguay, South America. Once again, happy to be here. Hugs for everybody. Susana.

SilverHealer 02/21/2012 #

@arcjj the signup deadline is March 2, so after that I will assign partners and you will be able to see who you send to by clicking on "See which partner you send to" which will appear to your top left of this swap page :)

SilverHealer 02/21/2012 #

@sweetlily2 A business envie in centimetres is I THINK 11.4 x 22.9 or thereabouts!

SilverHealer 02/21/2012 #

Hi @sudzui I'm so glad you're excited; I am too! :) 2 March is the sign-up deadline for this swap, so right after that I will assign partners and you will be able to see an option for "see which partner to send to" (or something like that) in the top right of this swap's page. I hope this will be a fun swap! :)

Seahaghaz 02/22/2012 #

Thanks so much for giving such clear instructions and directions! I can hardly wait!

AussieSilver 02/26/2012 #

Seeds and tea are probably not international mailing friendly. Just as a note. Sounds like a fantastic swap, though!

SilverHealer 02/28/2012 #

Thanks for pointing that out, @AussieSilver ! I actually forgot about that, especially the seeds!! I've edited the swap examples and have removed those and the teas/drink mixes! :)

Jan 02/28/2012 #

Hey SilverHealer! Thanks for the link from FB. This is a great site! So my very first swap will be yours. :) Can't wait. I have so much stash, some of which I will probably not use, so this is a good way to pass it on!

leticiaaff 02/28/2012 #

Uhh, I'm excited! I love these sort of swaps, but I haven't been to any for a while... I'm afraid that I'll get a lot of items and end up with a not-so-good stuffed envelope. I'll think about that before joining it!

ninjabunnieshya 02/28/2012 #

This sounds really fun. :)

teapotsanddasies 03/ 1/2012 #

Sent! :D

Seahaghaz 03/ 1/2012 #

I personally would gladly accept any powdered drink mixes/teas in plastic baggies and/or seeds. Canada Post doesn't seem to mind!

SilverHealer 03/ 1/2012 #

@Jan hooray!! I'm so glad you joined! :D

@leticiaaff hi there!! No problem :)

@Seahaghaz I sent you a couple messages... I'm not sure about other countries and their customs requirements, but I will be making another version of this swap that is US/Canada only!

wingardiumleviosa 03/ 2/2012 #

I love this! I'm a newbie and I'm so excited :) I hope my profile is ok. x

Seattlesgirl 03/ 2/2012 #

Totally excited for this myself, I'm also a newb, but I've just gotten my first 5 rating :) Thank you for hosting this swap! :)

Seahaghaz 03/ 2/2012 #

I will be totally ready for the next such swap that you host! Thank you!

SilverHealer 03/ 2/2012 #

@wingardiumleviosa - Yay! Your profile looks great! :)

@Seattlesgirl - Congrats on your first 5! :D I hope you have fun!

@Seahaghaz hugs I can't wait to see you in the next swap!

SilverHealer 03/ 2/2012 #

ALSO! If you need an elaboration on what exactly ephemera is, here is a great list that explains it a bit:

http://www.scrapbook.com/tips/doc/28965/266.html

flofirenzie 03/ 2/2012 #
SilverHealer 03/ 3/2012 #

Thanks for linking that, @flofirenzie :)

SWAP PARTNERS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED! WOO!!!

saardina 03/ 4/2012 #

I love this :)

IrishRed 03/ 6/2012 #

My package is in-transit to Italy! It's most-likely on a plane at some point this week. How exciting!

stellamystar 03/12/2012 #

Hello Hello! I sent my package off today within the ole US of A! First timer here - so excited.

yolynda 03/12/2012 #

I'm a newbie & am so excited about this swap. I'm getting ready to seal up my envelope to send to Germany & wanted to know, can I send candy or will this be a problem like the teas & seeds? Do I have to eat this Godiva myself?

yolynda 03/13/2012 #

My package went out this afternoon to Germany, Godiva & all. I really hope my partner likes the envelope & goodies inside.

hellyloulou 03/13/2012 #

I sent my envelope off to Australia this morning!! How exciting , just hope she likes the things inside

SilverHealer 03/14/2012 #

Yahoo, everyone!! Hugs to all and I hope you're having fun :)

Seattlesgirl 03/14/2012 #

Sending off my package to Germany today! :) I even decorated it. I really hope my partner enjoys all their goodies! :)

Cheia 03/17/2012 #

Awww, forgot to mark it here, I'm sorry, you'll have it sooner than you can think anyway already now, my partner! :)

SixSecrets 03/19/2012 #

What a great swap! Rec'd my envie today and I am just absolutely delighted.

PapercraftFairy 03/20/2012 #

My swap partner sent me the most amazing swap ever!

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