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Pick 3 Swap - September

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Pick 3 Swap - September
Swap Coordinator:institches (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Miscellaneous  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:171
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:August 31, 2013
Date items must be sent by:September 21, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

Thanks to everyone who joined last month (August). It made it into the Top 10 (#8). First time ever for any of the swaps I host!!

This is a newbie friendly swap. It should be extremely easy to do. Experienced swappers are also welcome.

Just choose three different things from the list below and send to your partner before the deadline.

a letter on how you came to find swap bot

1 unused notecard with envelope

1 sheet of stickers - none smaller than a US penny

1 unused postcard

3 handmade envelopes

1 craft pattern (full instructions start to finish)

1 bookmark

A letter set (2 sheets of stationery w/matching envelope)

5 different sheets of note/memo paper

A handmade item

1 ATC (they are for trading!)

3 decorative bandages

5 stamped images on white cardstock

3 book pages

1 piece of fabric at least 4x4 inches

3 - 4x6 decorative recipe cards

2 recipes on recipe cards

3 scrap pieces of decorative paper (at least ATC size)

3 blank Friendship Books (check partner profile on this first)

What to do:

Choose three different things that are on the list and send to your partner by the deadline. They must be different - example: DO NOT send 3 bookmarks. This does not count. This is not a profile based swap, but do check your partners profile…it’s silly to send Friendship Books if your partner doesn’t do them!

Newbies welcomed, with a well filled out profile (I do check). No recent/unexplained low ratings.

Also ~ I live in "Boonyville" and sometimes our internet connection isn't very good. This is especially true when it rains & in the winter months. So please be patient, partners will get assigned and if needed I will extend the send date.


krazycrafter 08/12/2013 #

What is a friendship book?

institches 08/19/2013 #

@krazycrafter - a friendship book is a few pages of paper stapled together (think small). It is made for someone, by someone, then it is passed on. The next person signs it and passes it on. When fill it is sent home to the person it was made for.

likeWHOAAemmy 08/23/2013 #

Are we allowed to send more than 3 things?

evalynn 08/24/2013 #

I like this swap but I can not join :(. Can I make a "Europe only" swap?

Ristinkay33 08/24/2013 #

Can a candian join?

deedee62 08/24/2013 #

When and where do we get our partner?

Elizabeths2 08/24/2013 #

I'm a newbie here and extremely excited to partake in this swap! (:

institches 08/25/2013 #

Sorry for the delay in answering. We had a family gathering at our house Saturday night and I've been getting ready for that.

@likeWHOAAemmy - yes, you can send more that the 3 items.

@evalynn - I have no problem with you doing a Europe only swap like this.

@Ristinkay - no, sorry. It is USA only. But I have no problem if you'd like to host a Canadian one.

@deedee62 - sign up goes until 8/31. After that I will check the participants and assign partners then. You will receive a notification from swap-bot when partners are posted.

@Elizabeths2 - welcome to swap-bot! I know you will love it!

institches 08/27/2013 #

Oh my goodness....this is the #1 swap on swap-bot right now! Thank you so much everyone!!

Noona 08/27/2013 #

Looking forwrd to being a part of this :)

janibraskas 08/27/2013 #

super excited!! Cannot wait to hear from you.

Ladievelvet 08/27/2013 #


transplanted1 08/28/2013 #

Is a "blank" FB- still written in by us, "made by", Made for? or just blank pages with a cover and back? I just found 20 FB sized premade notebooks so very thin and not too big, pre decorated with a theme on the cover. Can these be used? I was in a car accident and tore 6 tendons in wrist/thumb, so making 3 will be extremely difficult.

institches 08/28/2013 #

@Noona - Glad you are on board!

institches 08/28/2013 #

janibraskas - The 31st is almost here!

institches 08/28/2013 #

Ladievelvet - Yes!

institches 08/28/2013 #

transplanted1 - The notebooks can be used. Don't write in them and make sure your partner does Friendship Books....though from the sound of it, they could be used for other things too.

fawnscrafts 08/28/2013 #

You made it to the top swap!

institches 08/28/2013 #

@fawnscrafts - I know! I'm so excited!! This is my first time at #1. It's just so cool!!

ladydy5 08/30/2013 #

Great job getting so many interested. Hope they are all USA and newbies filling out profile. That a lot of swappers to check out.

institches 08/30/2013 #

@ladydy5 - Yes, it is a lot of profiles to check. It may take me awhile longer to check them, so I hope everyone will bear with me!

JaMaJo 08/30/2013 #

I like these nice and easy swaps. Keep it up!!!! :)

jewnbugg 08/30/2013 #

What is the record for people signed up for a swap? Maybe you broke the record!

jburb 08/31/2013 #

So, I'm brand new and I'm afraid my partner will hate what I send them.

institches 08/31/2013 #

@JaMaJo - Thanks, I'll try!

@jewnbugg - I know it's not this one. I participated in a swap at Christmas where we sent Rachel and Travis Christmas cards. That had several hundred participants/

@jburb - Most swappers are happy as long as you send what is stated. If they can't use it, it is usually re-gifted. As long as you follow the rules you'll be fine. Some people will send 1 or 2 extras or something from their partners profile to earn a heart.

LuckyLady13 08/31/2013 #

Hello, this is my first time on Swap bot. I would like to join this swap but I see you've said the profile has to be well filled in. I only saw place to fill in name, address, email and birthdate, am I missing something?

TonyInAtlanta 09/ 1/2013 #

Very excited. I included a couple bonus picks. =) Too bad tomorrow is a USPS holiday. But, it's in the mailbox. Happy Labor Day, everyone!

slamophile 09/ 2/2013 #

Wow! 171 people in this swap - Amazing! Congrats @institches That's gotta be close to a record... Gee... I wonder what swap has had the most people join, and, what swap it was ... Anyway - Congratulations, @institches - you did good!

ThePoetJonez 09/ 3/2013 #

I am a newbie and this is my very first swap. I am super excited and a little nervous. I really hope my partner likes the package I plan on putting together.

wordparty 09/ 6/2013 #

I just received a Pick Three swap envelope from someone whose address is completely different than my partner. I sent my partner (the one I was assigned) her envelope yesterday. Any thoughts? Advice? Oh, and I'm a newbie. Thanks!

transplanted1 09/ 7/2013 #

@wordparty you will often send to 1 person, and rate someone else ( the person that sends to you) depending on how big the swap is you may or may not swap with your partner. Click rate your partner to see if the sender is the same as the one you received, if so click rate and rate your partner then hit save at the bottom. When you are rated for your s being received you can rate the coordinator and archive the swap.

Artistic 09/ 7/2013 #

A package is on the way to my partner in Idaho. Enjoy!

kiki95816 09/ 8/2013 #

This was a great swap, I am loving swapping Thank you for putting the swap together.

ThePoetJonez 09/ 9/2013 #

My package is on it's way. I am excited about my first swap (-:

AbbyGailsCorner 09/12/2013 #

This was fun! Thank you for hosting this and allowing newbies!

kittyhahahotbot 09/17/2013 #

HELP...I need to rate MN JOUI GIRL JODIE BRITTAN (THIS IS SPELLING ON HER CARD) and I cant find her. I am new but everyone else pulled up cept her. KiT

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