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Big Fat Stuffed Envelope INTERNATIONAL

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Swap Coordinator:wolfeagle (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Newbie  Craft Supplies 
Number of people in swap:127
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 31, 2010
Date items must be sent by:February 13, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

As requested, the International Big Fat Stuffed Envelope Swap.

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. This is International. Have fun. No recent no sends allowed. Please rate your partner and remember international swapping times take longer to receive your item. No FLAKERS ALLOWED. Do Not Flake. I will list all flakers. I reserve the right to ban individuals.

Discussion

verniewernie 01/ 9/2010 #

Thanks for organising this swap!!! :)

couchart 01/22/2010 #

Hi. Just wondering if there is a reason why there is such a long period between the last day to signup/drop and to send by. Did you mean to put March 13?

Thanks,

Cynthia

wolfeagle 01/23/2010 #

HAHA. No. Thank you for letting me know. I'll change it.

ViolaOdorata 01/23/2010 #

can you make it like February 17? I don't have any time to go shopping before the 13th :-(

Verdigris 01/23/2010 #

I have so much stuff to send! This sounds like great fun and a nice break from all the ATC's I've been swapping. :)

sosiejude 01/24/2010 #

Can some one explain why the date has changed?

missmashed 01/24/2010 #

has anyone received a person to send the package to yet? or do we have a week left for them to be chosen?

papercaper 01/24/2010 #

@missmashed - Yes, there's a week left. The sign-up-by date is 31st Jan. Therefore on the 31st - sometimes the day after - the co-ordinator usually emails everyone to tell them their partners have been selected (by computer, by random). Then you log in to Swap-Bot, come to this swap, and in the box in the top right-hand corner, there'll be a link saying "See who your partners are". Click that and a new window will open with your partner's details. Hopefully you'll get someone in an exciting new-to-you country. :)

pandessa 01/25/2010 #

Mine does not have a "See who your partner is" and I was told I have a partner?????

wolfeagle 01/25/2010 #

@pandessa sent you a PM-please check your message box. You are in the USA version of this swap and partners were assigned today. The international version does not have a signup date until the end of the month, therefor partners have not yet been assigned. Thanks.

Kiie 01/25/2010 #

What is the envelope size requirement?

lolasgirl 01/26/2010 #

oohhh!! totally excited for this one :)

wolfeagle 01/26/2010 #

4 x 9 at least.

lrdhewlett 01/26/2010 #

I am new to swap-bot but love sending out nick-knacks!

After signing up for the swap, How do i get my swap partner?

wolfeagle 01/26/2010 #

After the deadline, Profiles are checked and partners are randomly assigned. Go to your dashboard, click on the swap you want, then look for the yellow box at the top right side of the page that says something like, click here to see your partners. Then click on your partners user name to see their Profile. Also, this is where you will click here when your swap is sent, and also the rate your partners and host link is here.

missmashed 01/27/2010 #

thank you papercaper! I'm so excited to start :D

Lelie 01/27/2010 #

The size of the enveloppe, is it in inches? So just that I can mesure it :)

breccamerie 01/28/2010 #

For those of you choosing to send regular envelopes please note that United States shipping requirements do not allow thick envelopes to be mailed using just one stamp (for those mailing from the states). In addition if they exceed the weight limit or are of uneven thickness they will be kicked back or your partner may have to pay the additional cost of shipping. If your envelope is thick or heavy please send via post office so that the exact cost can be calculated properly and your swap maybe hand canceled if necessary.

wolfeagle 01/28/2010 #

Yes, envelope size is in inches.

KarinaWorninger 01/29/2010 #

Is there someone who know what the anvelope size is in cm?

Basilika 01/29/2010 #

4 x 9 inches is approximately 10 x 23 cm.

WestMichiganGuy 01/29/2010 #

Just to let you all know.... I find using those yellowish orange color envelopes or even the more secure with bubbles inside. These will not rip or burst open, but those long white business envelopes will burst open and tear. I was in the USA swap and used the bigger Manilla color envelope. I stuffed it very good. My swap partner received it and enjoyed it too. Lets think about postage cost on this. It can be a little spendie.

karlupy 01/31/2010 #

what about the partners for this swap?

SylvanaWolfspaw 02/ 1/2010 #

I was thinking the same thing :)

doublesided 02/ 1/2010 #

The host has to check through the profiles before she assigns partners - there are 134 so it may take a day or two!

KarinaWorninger 02/ 1/2010 #

i will be droping from the swap if partners not are asign for by tomorrow.

SylvanaWolfspaw 02/ 1/2010 #

Oh, she has to check them all? Yikes! Okay, I will give it a couple of days then :) Thanks doublesided!

SylvanaWolfspaw 02/ 1/2010 #

Oh...facepalms Silly me. She said so herself... Sorry!

wolfeagle 02/ 1/2010 #

Hi everyone, Just as an FYI-Swap-bot gives the host a week to assign partners. And yes, the host has to check each individual profile. Since it has not even been 13 hours since the swap has closed for sign ups it is a bit premature for anyone to be worrying about them not being assigned. As a general rule, my partners are assigned the first day after sign up closes.

SylvanaWolfspaw 02/ 1/2010 #

I guess those worrying are from Europe, like me :) We are a bit ahead, it seems! And I don't think that the ones worrying have had that in mind. But, holy cow, am I looking forward to it! :)

KarinaWorninger 02/ 1/2010 #

I am from europe so sorry then.... i did not think about that

Nannyfranny 02/ 1/2010 #

Will everyone one be paired with someone from a country differing from them? Is there not enough?

missmashed 02/ 2/2010 #

I just got my partner, I've nearly finished my envelope already :D I can't wait to get my first ever envelope!

wolfeagle 02/ 2/2010 #

@Nannyfranny the swap-bot computer randomly assigns partners from all who are participating

@missmashed I enjoy these type of swaps also. I like to see things from other countries. Hope you enjoy your envelope when it arrives.

bristoldeep 02/ 4/2010 #

My BIG Fat Stuffed Envelope sent out today... hope my partner loves it! :)

naddie 02/ 5/2010 #

kind of late asking this but is there a minimal amount of items to send?

wolfeagle 02/ 5/2010 #

No, your 4 x 9 envelope should be stuffed. If you need 50 items to do it, that's okay. If you need 5 items to stuff it, that's okay. Depends on the items and their size.

KarinaWorninger 02/ 8/2010 #

My BIG fat stuffed envie is mailed today..

blkwlf 02/ 8/2010 #

Just sent my big fat stuffed envie today :P

missmashed 02/13/2010 #

ahhh mines gone :) I hope she likes it!

ElegantzeJewelz 02/14/2010 #

Mines in the mail sent it Friday Morn :] hope it gets there safely its my first swap :}

karlupy 02/16/2010 #

i sent mine like a week ago but i fotgot to put sent XD sorry but should be getting to my partner soon

wolfeagle 02/26/2010 #

Thank you All for particpating in this swap and making it a huge success.

MsMarvel 04/24/2010 #

I got flaked on :(

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