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Holiday Fun Matchbox Swap - Round 3

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Holiday Fun Matchbox Swap - Round 3
Swap Coordinator:racheljohnson (contact)
Swap categories: Boxes  Seasonal  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:90
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 30, 2009
Date items must be sent by:December 14, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is a repeat of a swap I have hosted for the last two years. I would love for this to be a HUGE swap, so invite your friends!

the simple swap guidelines:

For this easy, fun times, low pressure, international matchbox swap, we will each have just one partner. You will make your partner one winter, holiday, or Christmas themed matchbox (the small 32-count size, approximately 1.5 x .5 x 2 inches). I make my matchboxes out of cardstock (using my matchbox template), but most swappers decorate real, empty matchboxes.

You also need to fill your matchbox with similarly themed goodies. I like filling my boxes with stickers, ribbon, brads, buttons, beads, and other little embellishments. Anything goes.

You aren't required to send any extras for this swap, but remember to include your name, your swap-bot username, your email address, and the name of the swap in your package.

touchy stuff:

I celebrate Christmas, but I know many others do not. Everyone is welcome to join this swap without regard to religious or holiday affiliation. Diversity makes swapping more fun! Just know that by signing up for this swap, you are agreeing that you don't mind receiving any type of winter holiday things. This is a wide-open swap where all interpretations are welcome. Of course, checking your partners profile for their preferences is always advisable and a nice thing to do!

rating requirements:

This swap is international. Everyone must have over a 4.8 rating to participate with very, very few no sends. If you don't meet these requirements, message me and we can probably work something out. New users are welcome, but I must ban anyone who looks fishy. (A filled out profile is always a plus.) I also check addresses, so make sure yours is legitimate. It is a harsh world out there and I want to keep my Holiday Fun swappers safe!

let's swap:

Let's all have fun and start dreaming about the holidays! I always angel my matchbox swaps, so please let me know after the send deadline if you have not received a matchbox.

xoxo

Discussion

DebP 11/13/2009 #

I've never made a matchbox before, but have seen some really cute ones. Is it OK for beginners?

racheljohnson 11/13/2009 #

Absolutely! Beginners are welcome. I have a bunch of photos of matchboxes on my Flickr here.

racheljohnson 11/16/2009 #

woot! this swap is in the top ten!!

CraftyWench 11/16/2009 #

Your matchboxes are gorgeous! I made my first one yesterday. I think i tried to over-complicate it. LOL!

KawaiiNekomini 11/20/2009 #

I love your matchbox pattern! I will have to try to make a few, this will be my first matchbox!! <3

CalizonaDesigns 11/21/2009 #

Oh my gosh, your matchboxes are so nice and intimidating! :P I use real ones; I use to use the pattern, but mentally, I just can't do it! (Trust me, I've tried copying it, mathamatically designing it, nope...)

I'm so excited to join! (I think this is the first one I've done with you as the host!)

Gofeen 11/22/2009 #

Is that one and a half inches wide by two inches long by half an inch deep, please? Sorry I'm dense. I don't quite get the way the measurents are written out. ;>)

racheljohnson 11/22/2009 #

Yes, those are the correct measurements, Gofeen.

Gofeen 11/24/2009 #

Thank you! I'll sign up now!

aki83 11/24/2009 #

I'm a newbie, can I join in?

Garrent 11/25/2009 #

I love making matchboxes, I'm in. By the way, my family celebrates a Christ-centered Christmas, so if you get me as a partner, I wouldn't be offended by a religious theme.

Khrysanthemum 11/26/2009 #

This will be my First match box swap XD So I'm going to try my best.

MissPickle 11/27/2009 #

Lots of people here = Lots of fun :)

crescendo 11/28/2009 #

If you turn the matchbox on end, add a pretty hanger on top (one end of inside drawer) and something pretty dangling off the bottom (other side of inside drawer) you can decorate both sides and it doubles as a hanging tree ornament. Still fill it with goodies of course!

me2u 11/29/2009 #

Hi, I would really like to join this swap but for some reason have not been able to get verified. I am new to swap-bot but can't wait to start. If I don't get a chance to be in your swap I just want to say that it's looks like a lot of fun and I will be watching for more of your matchbox swaps. Have fun

racheljohnson 11/29/2009 #

Wow! This swap is currently number 1 in the Top Swaps list. Thank you everyone for joining!

I love the ornament idea @crescendo !

solarts 12/ 1/2009 #

Congratulations RachelJohnson! Top of the list. That's ace!

nursechris 12/ 1/2009 #

This looks like so much fun! I love things in florals, or light blue and green. Can't wait , they are soooo cute~!

racheljohnson 12/ 1/2009 #

Hi all - I just assigned partners. I went through each participant and checked over their credentials. I have allowed in a handful of new users and a few swappers who contacted me prior to signing up about their rating situations. I think this will be a great swap group! However, I do angel my matchbox swaps, so let me know a few weeks after the send deadline if you have not received a swap package.

GinaPumpkin 12/ 1/2009 #

Hi Rachel my third xmas swapp with u, im so happy it seems its going to be so much fun with you all!!!

disneyfreaksam 12/ 1/2009 #

My partner has nothing on her profile, zilch, not even one line. Do they just search me out!!!

Ah well, here goes for my first ever matchbox.

xx

deercnc 12/ 5/2009 #

Just a quick simple question :)

What is the best way to mail these? I am going to work on mine tonight!! Please send directly to my inbox, as I don't always get a chance to check on here. :)

KawaiiNekomini 12/ 5/2009 #

I am sending mine on Monday ^_____^

racheljohnson 12/14/2009 #

Hi all - Today was the send deadline, so I hope everyone made it to the post office. My package was sent out today! Now, I am looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the holidays! Thanks for swapping. xoxo

outsideartist 12/15/2009 #

i made a beauty of a box with religious theme! if I could post I WOULD SHOW ! ,and then My partner was given to me and she does not like religion for christmas,so I made a new one will be out and done tonight.I thought it was today the dead line.... argg. I am quite irresponsible at times but I mean well,I just try to get one,made better than the last! AND THE IDEAS ARE ENDLESS...and just when I thought I had plenty of time.. COMPANY IS KNOCKING AT THE DOOR and they will go out for a few hours tonight,IT WILL BE doNE AND IN THE MAIL I IWLL MARK AND CONTACT MY PARTNER..PEACE! MERRY CHRISTMAS linda chartier

traderkat 12/21/2009 #

I will be sending my package in the next two days. I've had some minor health problems that has prevented me from completing my swaps but I have them all done now! Thanks for understanding.

outsideartist 12/30/2009 #

My package came back to me,My husband shipped for me,and the Country needed to be on there 3xs as it is the city state and country? DANG! I am quite upset and I have not received mine either? I just got a reminder to rate but cant!FUNNY THING I DO NOT SEE THE EMAIL FROM HER IN MY BOX EITHER? what is happening PLEASE SOME ONE? thanks

outsideartist 01/ 7/2010 #

I AM SORRY for not rating sooner, ARGGG I AM A BAD SWAPPER THIS MONTH!well last month! sorry.. I LOVED MAKING MY 2 match boxes and I LOVE MINE I RECIEVED! PEACE and HAPPY NEW YEAR! linda ann chartier

cinderella730 01/28/2010 #

I still haven't received my matchbox!!! :o(

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