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Matchbox Festive Fill

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Matchbox Festive Fill
Swap Coordinator:mazzam (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:109
Last day to signup/drop:November 18, 2006
Date items must be sent by:November 30, 2006
Number of swap partners:1

Following the success of the Matchbox fill, as promised I now present for your consideration the FESTIVE FILL. As before the idea is to take a small matchbox and cram it full of tiny things, but this time with a Christmas theme. there are loads of stickers, sequins, buttons and micro decorations available so this should be fun to do. Decorate the box too if you like. Please don't sign up if you have a history of no sends, this time I'll remember to check the list and ban anyone with less than a 4. (New swappers excepted of course, and most welcome)This is an international swap as unless you pack your box with lead weights the postage should not be too high.


zenzhey 10/18/2006 #

Yeaaaaah! Thanks Mazzam for organizing this! The first one was a lot of fun! I'm in!

RevJenn 10/19/2006 #

a big match box or a tiny match box?

zenzhey 10/19/2006 #

You can see images from the past matchbox swap here: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/772 Just click on Launch Galery Slideshow,maybe this will help give you an idea of the size of the box!

charlottenc 10/19/2006 #

Oh, sign me up! I'd like to try it again - it was so much fun the first time!

mazzam 10/19/2006 #

It's just a small size matchbox.

cherryecho 10/19/2006 #

i really cant wait for this swap. i love tiny boxes!

wolfmom2ac 10/20/2006 #

I have a dumb question!! Where do you get the match-boxes at?! I don't use matches!!! help!!!!

user3481 10/20/2006 #

most shops sell them,

chieffa 10/21/2006 #

The first matchbox fill was my first swap ever and I had a lot of fun doing it....so I couldn't resist this time.

user4390 10/22/2006 #

This sounds like lots of fun. I can't wait to start putting together my box.

ae4me 10/24/2006 #

Not a dumb question at all...... where are the match boxes. I found them near the toothpicks.

wolfmom2ac 10/26/2006 #

I have found the bigger match boxes but can't find the smaller boxes!!! I had to beg my one friend to get a small box!!!

niecedenise 10/26/2006 #

Hooray! Something that wont cost a fortune to mail

textdrivebys 10/27/2006 #

you can find matchboxes in the checkout lines at walmart. they are about .50 each

chieffa 10/29/2006 #

You can find matchboxes at a dollar store. They come in a pack of 10-20(don't remember the exact number) for only a $1!

Retromama 10/29/2006 #

I cannot wait! Great idea!

bluecrayons 10/30/2006 #

how do u mail them? i na box, a envie or just as they are? how do we know our partners? this is my first one.

user4569 10/30/2006 #

IEP this sounds like so much FUN!! This will be my first swap so i hope my partner will like the goodies!! starts crafting :D

user4120 11/ 1/2006 #

why not fold your own box from pretty papers as long as it is similar in size....

mazzam 11/ 1/2006 #

Blue crayons. A smaLL padded envelope is probably the best mailing option and you can find your partner the day after the closing date by clicking on 'view your swap partner' in above the swap box.

user4758 11/ 4/2006 #

Oh gosh this swap should be really cool and exciting!

If my swap partner is reading this, I am on a quest for lots and lots of postal stamps (like the ones you cut off of envelopes that come in the mail)...hint hint!

user3614 11/ 4/2006 #

i like the idea of a holiday postage stamp especially from another country. cool idea!

user3739 11/ 5/2006 #

i think this is a really cool idea and i wonder how you can squeeze so many items in such a small box. i'm joining this swap!! :D

user3645 11/ 5/2006 #

Does everything we put in the box have to be in the Christmas theme???

Babyblue and Crumpeter email me and I will send you postage stamps. I used to collect and still do but I am trying to clean house, I have way too many.

mazzam 11/ 5/2006 #

The box should be mainly Christmasy but that can be stretched if your strugging, just think red, green, gold, glitter!

user4807 11/ 6/2006 #

Yay! I'm starting on mine right now. This is going to be so fun! For my swap partner, I like Japanese things-I guess with an X-masy twist? Black and red and white is good for me.

user1382 11/ 8/2006 #

Festive to me means "winter solstice!"...I’m thinking moons and stars...darkness and candlelight...blue, and white, and glittery!

bluecrayons 11/ 9/2006 #

ive already got my match box jammed packed. waitin for the send date :O)

user4868 11/ 9/2006 #

Hi. I've just joined, is it ok to signup for this swap?

TatteredTreasures 11/ 9/2006 #

Mine is filled to the gills and ready to be sent. Can't wait to see what my partner found to fill his/her box....what a great swap!

Swan 11/10/2006 #

This will be my first swap. I'm looking forward to it! Let's see how much stuff I can cram into the little box!

pootle 11/10/2006 #

I've still got a teeny tiny space left in mine, just looking for the right things to finish it off! Great fun swap :)

user3674 11/11/2006 #


could my swap partner contact me before sending to me please? It's because of a temporary change of address. Thank you

Greetings Charlotte

user4807 11/13/2006 #

OMG! this was so fun! I am also just waiting for the send date. Its jam packed and I thought that this theme is the best for a swap because it is really a fun challenge to find such eency weency items to put in. Its harder than it seems at first, but oh so fun.

madisonhuffy 11/14/2006 #

hi do we only send just one matchbox??

mazzam 11/15/2006 #

Yes you only have one partner to send one box to

JerseyTjej 11/15/2006 #

My box was too small for all of the stuff I wanted to send...so please check the envelope for the other "stuff"! Regina

user5001 11/16/2006 #

This will be my first swap and since I love tiny things, this will be sooo much fun!

user3739 11/16/2006 #

i've already wrapped my box with nice wrapper, and filled it up with some stuff. i saw some really micro christmas decorations and will get my hands on them soon!

this is so exciting! can't wait for the swap date to reach!

user3677 11/17/2006 #

Mazzam: I'm very excited about this swap but I'm a little disapointed at the suggestion of no lead weights! I will have to completely re-think my box now lol

1CrazyQuilter 11/18/2006 #

Zenzhey thanks for link i just loved looking at the past swap.

kcfroglady 11/19/2006 #

Mine is going out tomorrow! All the way to Belgium - hope you enjoy Margy. ~~~Karyn

user4910 11/22/2006 #

Well folks.. I filled and wrapped my match box swap and have it ready to mail, when I noticed that I may have used the wrong size box. :( I am going tomorrow AM and look for the smaller box and some tiny things to place in it. I will then mail it and the original one I made to my swap partner. Sorry I didnt get it in the mail today. I hope you will understand why u have two boxes..... At least this way I know u will get the right size.. whichever it is.. Besides I really enjoy filling the box, it was great fun! Lynn

user1449 11/22/2006 #

madisonhuffy, i sent mine on the 20th, please tell me when it arrives to australia.

user4913 11/22/2006 #

serene_serenade - your package is leaving Sunnyvale, CA today. Hope you like it! :-)

LunaGirl 11/22/2006 #

Imagez - Your package also went out today too. Enjoy! Hopefully it gets to New Zealand fast. :-)

mazzam 11/22/2006 #

Hey everyone! It's good to hear all these boxes are winging their various ways around the world. Mine left last Monday. Please remember to post pictures in the gallery. It's great to see what people find. Just wanted to say I haven't been able to see the list of participants for some time so if anyone with poor feedback signed up I'm afraid I was unable to ban them. Sorry.

user4758 11/22/2006 #

Stuck it in the mailbox today!

user2034 11/23/2006 #

To the swap coordinator: I'm sorry to underline this thing but...I noticed that in swap partecipants list we have more than 10 people with a blank profile and 3/4 people with various not-sent... I'm really tired of being disappointed by takers, sorry.

charlottenc 11/23/2006 #

Is there any reason why there is no "complete list of swap participants" for this particular swap? All the other swaps I've joined have that and it works. This one has no names, just the avatars and a really large cat picture at the end. ????

pootle 11/23/2006 #

Tirabaralla - your matchbox was most definitiely posted by me this morning. the post office lady said it'll take a week to reach Italy and maybe a couple of days to get to you - let me know when it arrives!

mazzam 11/23/2006 #

Tirabarralla & nonparieldolls please read my comment just above yours. I could not bar non-senders as I could not view the list. I tried to rectify it but was unable to do so. Short of cancelling the whole thing there was nothing I could do!

user4401 11/23/2006 #

hi i have just sent my matchbox to my swap partner ,i hope they like it , as much as i did making it .......

user2034 11/24/2006 #

Nonparieldolls: Thank u so much for letting me know ^_^ Anyway, I was not talking just for me...It's a high risk to have so many "ghost-users" in a swap... :\

Mazzam: the same was for me the first time a took a look at the list, but if enlarge the page and go all right with the bar u'll see partecipants. The big cat picture messed all the page graphic. Too bad.

Retromama 11/24/2006 #

Hello, everyone! I really enjoyed making the matchbox. Leslie aka B-on-wheels, I sent your matchbox out November 22. Hopefully you will receive it soon. Please let me know. Kindest Regards, Suzan

1CrazyQuilter 11/24/2006 #

Emily I sent your matchbox out on Nov. 24th.

mazzam 11/24/2006 #

I'm so sorry I hadn't realised the problem before it was too late to do anything.

MissKoolAid 11/25/2006 #

Waynda, your package was mailed Nov.24th. Let me know when you receive it.

sburki 11/25/2006 #

Ellen, loved the matchbox!Great! Simone

user2034 11/25/2006 #

Mazzam...I'm sorry if I have been too direct... Hope everything will go ok. Hugs

Swan 11/27/2006 #

Jen, I received your overflowing box! I love all the special stickers and things.

mazzam 11/27/2006 #

Tirabaralla, it's fine, I just worry about things and feel silly I didn't spot the whole screen problem. Just hope people play properly and have fun x

hellojett 11/28/2006 #

I sent my matchbox, with all things cutesy, then realised that it was a "Festive" swap! oopps. My swap-partner will just have to pretend its festive!

pumpkinvine 11/28/2006 #

Jackie - I got my matchbox today - love all the little goodies! Thank you!


user4954 11/28/2006 #

Suzan aka Bombshell-o-matic, I sent out my matchbox today, & I think I did a pretty good job of stuffing it. I hope you enjoy it when you recieve it!!

user5018 11/28/2006 #

Alyssa aka darkladymajesta, your matchbox(es) left Australia yesterday - hope you enjoy your package as much as I did putting it together!

user3645 11/29/2006 #

Erin- your matchbox is going out tomorrow. Enjoy!!!

user3645 11/29/2006 #

Erin- Your matchbox is actually going to be mailed on the 29th not the 30th. For some reason it popped up as the 29th already and it is still the 28th in California only 6PM!! Anyways, enjoy!!!

JerseyTjej 11/29/2006 #

I forgot to click the I SENT last week! Off to Miami Florida!

user5021 11/29/2006 #

Swan, I'm so glad you liked your boxes. I really enjoyed making them. I was so indecisive about what to put in it!! Can't wait to get mine!!

lighthouse 11/29/2006 #

I sent mine on 27th. This is my first swap ever and I hope the matchbox will get at my partner safely :)

123Poggy123 11/29/2006 #

Marilyn, I received my little box of goodies. Thank you. It was fun going thru all the little things.

user2657 11/30/2006 #

I sent mine November 20th to flecto in Slovenia. Hope it doesn't take too long to make it there from the US.

krissy 11/30/2006 #

I got my matchbox from Yooper Hill today. It's amazing how much you can fit into one little box! Thank you!

zenzhey 12/ 1/2006 #

Sent mine today. I wont say to who, I like to keep it a surprise! I posted pictures in the galery!

cherryecho 12/ 1/2006 #

i sent mine to Pittsburgh today. it should be there by christmas :)

4getmenot71 12/ 2/2006 #

To Luna Girl: Thank you for the gorgeous matchbox full of wonderful goodies! I LOVE it and hope to swap with you again one day! :) Melody

LunaGirl 12/ 2/2006 #

Serene - Thank you for the nice message. I had so much fun putting them together. (I made 2!) I was astounded at how much actually fit in those tiny boxes! LOL Happy Holidays everyone!

user5021 12/ 3/2006 #

To Cheeky Kid, Thanks so much for your matchbox - I LOVED the buttons especially, the chocolate, ornaments and bits and pieces. Who knew you could stuff so much into a matchbox??

kvidas 12/ 3/2006 #

absolutely wonderful box from wren on the run!!!i love the vintage hanky and the gummed stickers.i had been looking for the holly sequins to use in a project.the embellishments(wreaths,candy canes, snowflakes,etc).. are so cute. i have lots to work with! kate is a great partner(her alotid box was just great too! thanks again!

user4401 12/ 3/2006 #

did wren on the run recieve my matchbox that i sent her ...

stitchlady 12/ 4/2006 #

I received my wonderful matchbox. I just love the wonderful brown flower broche (I don´t know what the name is in english). It goes wonderful with my new wintercoat. Wonderful swap!

pamelarm 12/ 4/2006 #

Sending my box Tuesday to MarysMadness. Sorry so late. But, I wanted to get it just right! And the holidays are already upon me with my new website an all. So, thanks for being patient! And, if you want to see the site it is at http://www.nicoandzoe.com. We sell wood toys & artisan made things as well! It is just taking up lots of time for the holidays - I need to get better with my time management!! :) Hope you enjoy your box when it arrives!!

mazzam 12/ 5/2006 #

It's great to read everone's pleasure in getting the boxes but please post picture on the gallery if you can. It is fun to see everyone's goodies. Go and take a look and be envious of the one I got. Thanks Zenzhey. It's great!

user3614 12/ 6/2006 #

I just got the chance to see the photos in the gallery and they are wonderful. I can't wait to get my box!

I sent mine to England on the day before Thanksgiving and my post office lady said that it would take about 2 weeks. I sure hope that my partner takes a photo since I forgot to. (Silly me, I was just excited to get it in the mail!)

Retromama 12/ 6/2006 #

What a surprise! I got my matchbox from Summer and WOW! Just how did she know that I decorate my kitchen for the holidays with a Gingerbread Cookie Theme. I will post a picture. Many thanks!

TatteredTreasures 12/ 6/2006 #

I received my matchbox from Slovenia today, full of wonderful small treasures! I can't read the name of my swap partner on the package, though...the ink ran in the mail. Please let me know who you are so I may thank you properly and rate you (a 5, of course!!!!!)

user1382 12/ 7/2006 #

Hello Agasel,

I received your matchbox today, THANKS! I tried to email you personally, but your profile contained no email address. Just FYI: your matcbox arrived quite flat...everything was crushed including the shells which were dust. A little bubblewrap would help with this in the future. P.S. I loved the matchbox, it was very cool! :-) Keisha

user4401 12/ 7/2006 #

thankyou ayley for the matchbox it was sooooooooooooooo lovely ......

LunaGirl 12/ 7/2006 #

Miss K! I loved your box you sent - really awesome. I emailed you personally but wanted to thank you on the forum. I will be sure to take a pic for you this weekend and will post in the slideshow. Thanks again. :-)

user2726 12/ 7/2006 #

Amy (Pumpkinvine) - Thank you for my beautifully decorated matchbox. So pretty. I love all the teeny treasures you put inside the box. Thanks again and happy holidays. These matchbox fill swaps are my favorite! I love them!

user3645 12/ 8/2006 #

Tirabaralla- Received your matchbox today from Italy!!!! Thank you for all the goodies. It was big fun in a little box!!! I will be keeping in touch with you. I love Italy!!!!

charlottenc 12/ 8/2006 #

Yay, Mazzam, for organizing a very successful, fun swap! Gotta love these little matchboxes!

zenzhey 12/ 8/2006 #

It's great that people are posting pictures. Next time maybe we should have a flickr group to be able to comment! There are so really noce little boxes !

pootle 12/ 9/2006 #

Lighthouse - what a great matchbox! and so kind to include something for my little boy. thank you!!

user3674 12/ 9/2006 #

Mhhh, is my matchbox lost?????

user4910 12/10/2006 #

Cherryecho... I was wondering if you have received your boxes yet.... I sent 2 because i was not sure of the correct size. I sent you an email ... just let me know when you get them.. Thanks .. Lynn

user4401 12/10/2006 #

i sent wren on the run my matchbox......but had no reply to let me know if you have got it ..i would appreicate if you could just tell me if you have and rate it please ....thankyou

niecedenise 12/10/2006 #

to Yooper in Fl. I sent it 3 weeks ago, it must be lost in well, somewhere. I made one for my other friend here in KC. you will have A new one in the mail tomorrow. I have lots of stuff to put in it. I am so sorry. Let me know when it arrives

user3481 12/11/2006 #

i haven't recieved mine yet

user2034 12/11/2006 #

Lotus: So glad u liked it! :) And glad u appreciate my country ^_^ Have a Merry Christmas.

Pootle: TY so much for your lovely box and for the extra yummy chocolate and the papers...and for the note also...Everything u sent me is lovely. Have a great holydays season.

lighthouse 12/11/2006 #

Cherriza, I just got your matchbox! It's so lovely! I like the wrapping and all these tiny goodies you've sent me - THANK YOU :)

LunaGirl 12/12/2006 #

Still patiently waiting ... :-)

LunaGirl 12/12/2006 #

Sorry, I mena for my other account ... LunaGirl2. :-)

kcfroglady 12/13/2006 #

I haven't received anything yet and nothing has ben posted about my partner receiving theirs - this was my first Mtchbox swap and I was excited about sending and receiving! ~~~Karyn

user3674 12/13/2006 #

Nope, you are not my partner. My partner hasn't posted here so I think, she got it.....

swapbotbren 12/14/2006 #

Patiently waiting for my match box. I understand it is coming from Australia so is probably got cought up in the rush.

user3481 12/14/2006 #

i haven't recieved mine yet

user5018 12/14/2006 #

Alyssa aka darkladymajesta, Thanks for your generous rating - I'm glad your parcel arrived safely - have a Happy Christmas (& I hope my Matchbox comes soon).

bluecrayons 12/18/2006 #

attention partner: have you gotten my match box yet? i mailed november 27th.

i still have not received mine. im getting sad.

kvidas 12/22/2006 #

hi paula aka scrapchick, did you receive your box from me? happy holidays!!! karine

JaneR 12/22/2006 #

Hi crumpeter, I hope you received yours from me by now. :-)

bluecrayons 12/27/2006 #

i still aint received mine, it seems all the ones i have joined all flaked out on me and i send lots and receive nothing. i guess i leave this place as fast as i joined. only been here a month or two.

im so sad and disappointed

user3674 12/28/2006 #

Hi BlueCrayons,

oh, I'm sorry for

I got mine but I don't know, if my matchbox reached my partner.

cherryecho 12/28/2006 #

i didnt receive mine yet, i know it is coming though. thanks for telling me its on its way. i assume its because of the holiday madness.

Ajijic 12/29/2006 #

Thank you, MELA WUENSCH for such a lovely matchbox. It is terrific, I truly love it! Thanks.

medesign 12/31/2006 #

i still ahvent recieved mine either:( i have been patiently waiting knowing that mail can be annoying near end of the year.

NatandDan5 01/ 1/2007 #

Still waiting for mine. Is it on the way?
Happy New Year everyone!

kcfroglady 01/ 7/2007 #

I never did receive anything for this one - so sad I was so looking forward to it seems there are a lot of FLAKERS floating around swap-bot :( ~~~Karyn

bluecrayons 01/13/2007 #

I never did receive anything for this one - so sad I was so looking forward to it

user5018 01/13/2007 #

My Matchbox was at home when I arrived back from Summer holidays today - posted from Lower King, Australia - and full of nice goodies - but there's no email or return address and I can't read the signature, but thanks to my sender :)

bluecrayons 05/17/2007 #

very very sad that i never got mine. and it wont let me contact my partner either...

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