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Yummy! Kawaii Matchbox Swap

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Yummy! Kawaii Matchbox Swap
Swap Homepage:http://www.flickr.com/groups/kawaiimatchboxswap/
Swap Coordinator:sc (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Themed  Art 
Number of people in swap:28
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:October 15, 2016
Date items must be sent by:April 7, 2007
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

A fun & simple KMS swap!

Simply load up a decorated matchbox with tiny kawaii items & mail it to your partner!

At least 1 store-bought Japanese kawaii item must be included. [ie a small amount of flake stickers, a kawaii eraser, etc.] Handmade goods are optional & adored! ^-^ Please try to jam pack the little matchbox as much as possible~♥

Yummy!: Please decorate your matchbox with an "edible" kawaii design, such as food, fruit, candy, or drinks. These are not actually consumable goods! Only a decoration.

There are so many delectable designs out there, from happy donuts, chocolate with bunnies to smiling mushrooms! & finally a chance to use them! Yay!

Kawaii: It means "cute" in Japanese. ie Sanrio, Q-Lia, Kamio, Lemon Co., Midori, etc. Great examples can be seen at JapanCute! http://japancute.livejournal.com/

PLEASE only join this swap if you have kawaii items to send out. Do not join to receive kawaii goods & send out junk! Kawaii goods can be purchased at Japanese stores, Sanrio stores, & online. There are many avenues to kawaii! :)

Matchbox: A cutely decorated 32-stick or a Euro matchbox is our goal, but... hehe If it's cute & tiny, it's accepted! DIY, tiny candy boxes, or other purchased equivalents are a-okay. Please see our flickr homepage if you are unsure of what to use. :)

Swap! Let's trade at a quality we would also love to receive. Try to match your partners interests, but the most important thing is to try to avoid things they hate. haha x3

Adding anything outside of a matchbox to the swap is optional, not required, but quite nice of you. ♥

***Only members with a 4.0 rating or higher, with 1 "no send" or less are accepted. [Post office accidents happen! It's understandable.] We reserve the right to reject anyone, for any reason. [This will not be abused & is for certain situations. ie When we know someone is a frequent scammer or does not know or care about the concept of "kawaii" & is going to send out things not applicable to the swap theme.]

***If you are new to swap-bot, please fill out your profile & garner at least one rating before joining. Hurry! ^-^ There's still a lot of time to join.

This is an international swap inspired by matchbox-fill ♥

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away!

Thank you!! Enjoy Yummy! KMS! ;D♥

Discussion

maartje 02/20/2007 #

oh you are unstoppable! :D I\'ll join this one too of course.

sc 02/20/2007 #

haha! This is for April, WolfMom2AC is hosting May\'s! Yay! I\'m really looking forward to that. I\'m wondering if we should take a break from actual matchboxes & use a flat design for once? [In a different swap, maybe in June, or sooner!] Like a small envelope designed ATC style? It might save even more on postage & be a pleasant change. xD I\'m still pondering that one! I\'ve kept up the matchboxes because it seems like every month there are new people excited to try it out! Thanks for joining & the rating, Maartje!! ♥

Pudding 02/20/2007 #

AWWW MAN! FOOOOD!!!! YESSSS!!!!

sc 02/21/2007 #

hahaha Yeahhhh! Food lovers unite! xD

ellawitch 02/21/2007 #

oh i can\'t wait!

honeybee 02/26/2007 #

Do the contents of the matchbox have to be related to food too or do they just need to be kawaii?

sc 02/27/2007 #

They don't have to relate to food, but they must be kawaii!

It would be nice if people tried to make it kawaii food related, though! :)

Pudding 02/28/2007 #

My box is ready, has been for a week, I know, IM A FREAK!' LOL! lots of "fake" SUGAR!!! LOL!

Vlcatko 03/ 1/2007 #

I do not have a rating yet but I would really love to join this swap - by the time the sign up date is due I should have one or two ratings, is it OK to join now, so I don't forget it later? ;)

sc 03/ 1/2007 #

Sure, you may join! But please know, if you do not have ratings by the time the swap starts, you will be removed. But you will always be welcome to future swaps! ♥

Vlcatko 03/ 2/2007 #

Thank you, StrayCat :) Joining now... :D

MissThundercat 03/ 2/2007 #

oh so fun! joining this one again! i bought some stuff for the swap today! excited!! xox tarah

sc 03/ 5/2007 #

Just thought I'd post this little FYI!

A good kawaii matchbox swapper:

1.) Actually sends out their side!

Before the due date, preferably. But if it's not possible to send it out promptly, be sure to send a message to your partner letting them know.

2.) Has access to purchasing cute Japanese goods to send out.

BAD swappers send out non-kawaii goods to "trade up." This is inconsiderate of their partners who go out of their way to find extra special goodies for them.*

3.) Checks their partner's profile, interests, & maybe even send a message if they feel it's needed.

Which I know almost everyone participating in KMS has been doing! Thanks, guys. Great work!

sc 03/ 5/2007 #

*The standard is set for kawaii Japanese & other Asian goods because that's what people join Kawaii Matchbox themed swaps for , you know? If people want to swap other goods, there are many, many other matchbox swaps going on that they can join instead.

sc 03/ 5/2007 #

Sorry to say that, guys. I just get the feeling that's been happening from the private messages I receive & the quality isn't as high as it should be for everyone. The awesome swappers will stop joining if they receive junk in return, you know?

& as for the scammers... Geeze. Please just leave & never return. I am so tired of cleaning up your mess! :P

XOXO SC

user5860 03/ 9/2007 #

hi, i was wondering if someone could tell me a good place to buy sticker flakes. do you have to get them online? i'd rather buy in-person.

wolfmom2ac 03/ 9/2007 #

sarah you can buy sticker flakes from a Sanrio store. They have some.

user5860 03/ 9/2007 #

they have Sanrio stores??? 0_o

sc 03/ 9/2007 #

Sanrio stores do carry sack stickers. <3

wolfmom2ac 03/10/2007 #

Just to let you all know that you will want to sign up for the May swap!! I have picked out the theme and there will be something fun & different about it!! Will be keeping you all posted!! I just love making you all wait!! LOL

Rynn 03/11/2007 #

Ahhh! food + kawaii = <33 I just hope i receive a rating in time! crosses fingers

iamjenii 04/ 1/2007 #

Hey hey. Um...I tried to keep away from kawaii swaps since I'm not really getting rid of my stuff ;== But I wanted to hit you up for a KMS while YOU were hosting them XD

CuteasaButton87 04/ 2/2007 #

Hi...yeah i want to be included in this...if possible could i have a swap partner from Europe?

sc 04/ 3/2007 #

Sorry, the swap signup deadline was April 1st. There are many other kawaii & matchbox swaps you can join, though! If you'd like, WolfMom2AC is hosting a Kawaii Matchbox Swap next month which will be linked at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/kawaiimatchboxswap/ once it is announced. :) & yes, it is an international swap so European swappers are welcome!

Vlcatko 04/ 6/2007 #

S-chan --- your package was sent today, please allow it at least 14 days before you start to worry - from the Czech Republic to you - it is a long way ;)

sc 04/ 8/2007 #

This goes out to all the late senders. ^^ (I know you guys will send off your Kawaii Matchbox Swap Yummy Theme soon, right? Riiiight?) Please give your partner a little message letting them know it's on its way! Just a little courtesy message goes a long way. :) And um... Please please send your KMS Yummy out by Thursday the 12th. I know it's a busy time, but it feels good to get things done! :)

Thanks so much for participating! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy Holidays!

Pudding 04/ 9/2007 #

YAY!!!! I HAVE SENT MINE OUT TODAY!!!!!!! SORRY BOUT NOT SENDING OUT ON the 7th, but I think we all forgot it was Easter weekend...but it is out I have my post office receipt and everything, yay, I hope she likes everything! Im sure she will.

sc 04/ 9/2007 #

np Thanks, Biscocho!!!

Vlcatko 04/11/2007 #

Miss Thundercat --- your amazing XXL box arrived today! Thank you so much, I really really like it :) I must say you made my day :)

MissThundercat 04/13/2007 #

I'm so glad you like it Vlcatko!! :)

midori 04/17/2007 #

Hi, I just wanted to let my partner know that I haven't received anything yet. Should I ask the post office what happened?

user2207 04/17/2007 #

midori, i sent you a message!

wolfmom2ac 04/19/2007 #

I just want to thank Accidents for not sending me a package and also wanted to thank her for being a scammer and a flake. She is the very fist scammer I have ever had. Now I feel like a normal person! So Accidents, thanks for nothing!

midori 04/19/2007 #

Sarastar, thank you for the wonderful package! It has been received.

sc 04/19/2007 #

Dawn... ;( I sent you a message.

PERMANENTLY BANNED: Emma Timney (accidents) (address removed) Glasgow, scotland G43 2UR UK [email protected](address edited)

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