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Big Fat Stuffed Envelope Swap

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Swap Coordinator:wolfeagle (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Newbie  Craft Supplies 
Number of people in swap:226
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 24, 2010
Date items must be sent by:February 3, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Easy swap. Newbies with well filled out Profiles encouraged. I understand we all have to start somewhere and this is a great swap to do that. Send a stuffed envelope with all sorts of goodies to one partner. At least a long business size envelope, however you can certainly choose to go bigger. The items you send are senders choice, however it is always nice to look at your partners profile and try to send items they can use. Examples Include (but are not limited to) Post cards
Greeting Cards
Ribbons
Bookmarks
Buttons
Scrapbook papers, chipboard, etc ephemera
beads
charms
stickers
recipe/recipe cards
old photographs
small books
handmade items
craft supplies
teas/drink mixes
fabric scraps
sewing items
stamps
Or anything else you want to share

PLEASE REINFORCE your envelope with tape at the seams or use a larger envelope, if you think there is a chance it will explode. You may also choose to put stuff in a baggie in case the envelope tears in transit. U.S. only. Have fun.

Discussion

glindekugel 01/ 6/2010 #

I am so excited to find this site, will I be assigned a swap partner for the Big Fat Envelope Swap?

wolfeagle 01/ 6/2010 #

@glindekugel I sent you a Private Message (PM).

Zombiekiss 01/ 8/2010 #

This sounds like so much fun :)

verniewernie 01/ 9/2010 #

make this international pleaseeee! :(

LineBineVaskemaskine 01/ 9/2010 #

yes internationel ;)

wolfeagle 01/ 9/2010 #

Per your requests, an international one has been started. Please come and join the swapping fun.

yarnmamma 01/ 9/2010 #

Hello, I have extensive experience with swapping on MaryJane's Farmgirl forum. This also looks like a great place to participate.

Now I'm looking for the place to put my profile information. where is that at? Linda

JillyMoon 01/12/2010 #

Hello there! I am new and very excited, needing some direction... how exactly am I assigned a swap partner? Thanks so much!

Mamacita 01/13/2010 #

excited about my first swap. ready to head to my craft room to stuff my envelope :)

kpetten51 01/14/2010 #

Just to be sure, when you say "long business size envelope" do you mean the ones that are about 4 inches by 9.5 inches? (Like one a regular sheet of 8.5 x 11inch paper tri-folded would fit in?) Or one that a regular sheet of of 8.5 x 11 inch paper fits in unfolded?

wolfeagle 01/14/2010 #

At least the 4 inch x 9.5 size. Thanks so much.

kpetten51 01/15/2010 #

Thanks! I was planning on using one larger than that, but probably smaller than the bigger one I mentioned and wanted to be sure I still met requirements. :)

kpetten51 01/15/2010 #

Thanks! I was planning on using one larger than that, but probably smaller than the bigger one I mentioned and wanted to be sure I still met requirements. :)

Candyn29 01/15/2010 #

This is on my watchlist, but Im wondering how you plan to handle flakers, will you angel? Will you send out angel request.

bbyowls 01/15/2010 #

i am new and just joined this swap! how do i get my partner assigned? :D

unusualdancingfaerie 01/16/2010 #

hi all i am new as you can probably tell lol i know a few people have also asked but can we have an answer as to how we get assigned a swap partner etc please thanx

gracielous 01/16/2010 #

After the signup deadline Swap-Bot assigns partners and you should get an email saying you can view your partner. Then you click into this swap on your dashboard and under swap member options there will be an option to see the partner you send to and it will give you their address. Hope this helps.

TheMuseFactory 01/16/2010 #

I am new to swap-bot but love this idea! I joined, but since I am new I wanted to send a message to wolfeagle, but it's not letting me. So, if there is anything you want to know or if I need to do anything in order to participate please let me know. Thanks!

wolfeagle 01/17/2010 #

@candyn29 I EXPECT everyone to send their envelope and send it on time! I will tell everyone I can and post it about any Flaker in any of my swaps. Please send your swap and send it On Time. If there is a need for angels, I would try to find them. If you would like to volunteer to angel this swap if we should need it-please PM me. But again, I am hoping not to need it.

@gracielous Thank you so much for answering ?s. I sent PMs to answer questions and should have also put it here.

ALL NEWBIES; YOU WILL BE BANNED IF YOUR PROFILE IS NOT FILLED OUT.

stuffbyxtine 01/18/2010 #

I am so excited about this! I just joined and this sounded like the perfect way to get started! Can't wait to stuff an envelope full of goodies. I have TONS of stuff in my craft room :)

badandknowsit2 01/18/2010 #

lol hummmmmmmmmmm i just got back from swapping i think i went overboard lol i dont know anything i bought that would fit in a business envelope lol

ICraft 01/19/2010 #

This looks like fun - I have plenty of craft supplies to share and this seems like a great way to "pay it forward" so to speak.

lilrawker 01/19/2010 #

Ahhhh I wish it was international. Would you host one thats international too?

wolfeagle 01/19/2010 #

@lilrawker There is one that is International also. Come join that one.

Candyn29 01/19/2010 #

Thank You. I have my envie stuffed~Just need to decide to join. I hope all your swappers send.

ohitsnina 01/19/2010 #

Omg this is exciting! I'm gonna look for international :) since I'm here in the Philippines.

TamSpires 01/20/2010 #

ohhhhh, iWanna join! iTotally forgot iHad a swap-bot account....this will be my first swap! :o]

catcare 01/20/2010 #

Thanks very much for accepting me in this swap. I hope to receive my partner soon.

skylover 01/20/2010 #

@kimhoay This is going to be sweeet! ;)

dstny2001 01/20/2010 #

Just in case the newbies do not understand what you guys are talking about angling. That is when someone else sends what would have been your partner the swap because there partner did not. Having someone flacked on is a very upsetting thing. You get your envelope together and mailed off and you are excited to get something in return. Just please be positive you want to do this and you will do it because if you don't that is just mean spirited. Lets keep this swap flaker free!!!!!

JoyAnne 01/20/2010 #

You should do this swap again with 5 partners!

MzPatti 01/20/2010 #

My envelope is getting very fat and sassy! This swap has made me dig through all my bits and pieces and I've found quite a few goodies that I forgot that I had. That's a good thing, right? :P What a day-brightener this will be!

Patti

kraftykj 01/20/2010 #

I went and got a bubble mailer to send out my goodies! I really like these types of swaps!!

bean88 01/20/2010 #

Exciting to see people hyped about this swap! Going to find the international one...

KarenSullivan 01/21/2010 #

cant wait to start stuffing!

sanjos333 01/22/2010 #

I just signed up...I love these kind of swaps! I ahve so many extras!!!!! :) Sandy

sanjos333 01/22/2010 #

Oh, Also, can you decide if you want to go US only????

mashfest 01/22/2010 #

how do i get a partner for this swap? i am new to this site and haven't familiarized with navigating it too well

pandessa 01/22/2010 #

I am so excited, I swap on Splitcoast Stampers and LOVE it. Nothing worse than a FLAKER!

Candyn29 01/22/2010 #

Wow!! I cant believe how many people are in this swap!

slightlycurious 01/22/2010 #

Yay! This will be my first swap here.

Barbi 01/22/2010 #

Hi I'm new, will go fill out my profile so I can join this one. When do we get our partners?

LINDA50 01/23/2010 #

All new users should read the help files. The links to New User Info, FAQ etc are in blue at the bottom of the page.

watonmu 01/23/2010 #

Starting to look for things for the swap, so exciting!

user2637 01/24/2010 #

To all of those who asked when we get partners: They are assigned after the "last day to signup", which is today. So we should be getting them at midnight tonight or tomorrow sometime. :)

To those who have already packed their envelopes: ???? I don't understand? How can you tailor your envelope to your partner if you don't know who your partner is yet? :( I hope if any of you get me, that you read my profile as I have allergies and am vegan, and would be sad to receive something I'm allergic to or morally opposed to.

Normsgal91 01/24/2010 #

Just a thought to share: I am hosting another envelope swap (for kids) and we are using the catalog envelopes (6-in x 9-in) because they are sturdier than regular business envelopes. I know they are bigger but you don't have to stuff them. Just put in it what you would a business size and send. It will just travel better without tearing, I think. Just an idea. =) Looking forward to getting my partner.

Barbi 01/25/2010 #

I agree, how can they have their envelopes ready if they don't even know what their partners like/dislike?

user2637 01/25/2010 #

I would like to thank our wonderful hostess for emailing info, especially the part about reading your partner's profile. Thanks wolfeagle! :)

SwedishEskimo 01/25/2010 #

I noticed some people have already sent theirs. How is this possible if we just got assigned and weren't able to see our partners likes and dislikes.

Ryleighsmom 01/25/2010 #

It says my partner has been assigned, but I can't open the link to see who it is. can anyone help?

MzPatti 01/25/2010 #

I'm one of those who has started filling their envelope early. I've gathered several items for the upcoming holidays and have several generic items such as wonder under, fimo, embroidery scissors and embroidery threads and ribbons/buttons/stickers of all sorts of textures and colors. Is this not allowed? I guess I misunderstood the directions. Also, I never send any types of foodstuff or scented items of any kind. Sorry if I offended anyone. Patti

user2637 01/26/2010 #

@ryleighsmom - try right clicking on it, and choosing "open in a new window". That worked for me.

Onaki 01/26/2010 #

Mine sent out this morning. :D

pandessa 01/26/2010 #

Mine is sending today's mail from work!

Artistic 01/26/2010 #

A FAT envelope was mailed out to my partner today -- as well as a flat envelope containing one of the pieces that I forgot to put in the main envelope before sealing it up! :)

user2637 01/26/2010 #

Sent! One LARGE envelope. :):)

kfurl34291 01/26/2010 #

Sent, one large envelope, filled with so many goodies specially selected based on my partners profile - hope she LOVES it!

MzPatti 01/27/2010 #

Mailed package today. :) Patti

Nannyfranny 01/30/2010 #

How big is everyone's envelopes? I am thinking a 8x10 manila?

JessiPancake 02/ 1/2010 #

Of course people could have been getting the envies ready early. It says in the swap description that this is SENDERS CHOICE. Obviously it is polite to look at a profile to see what people like/dislike but it's not a requirement. I hope nobody is going to be getting a 3 because they didn't customize the contents of their envies.

cyberia81 02/ 4/2010 #

Sorry, sent this quite some time ago but forgot to mark it sent.

SoozG 02/ 5/2010 #

Anyone else having trouble getting through to the site to mark their item as "sent'? I finally got through this morning...but the last two days couldn't get to the right screen.

Barbi 02/ 9/2010 #

Sent, received, and rated my partner, what a great swap, loved it!

wolfeagle 02/11/2010 #

Thank you so much for joining this swap and making it such a success.

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