|Swap Coordinator:||racheljohnson (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Paper Goods Random Items Craft Supplies|
|Number of people in swap:||136|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||April 22, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||April 30, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Let's celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by using what we have instead of buying new!
Did you know that according to NAMTA, in the US, we spend $4.2 billion per year on art supplies, and many of those supplies are toxic and harmful to the environment? Instead of buying new, let's pledge to make April a craft destash month! Together, we can have a really big impact on the environment and on our own wallets.
This swap is in conjunction with the April Stash Bust Challenge on Dollar Store Crafts. You can join the Challenge by pledging to use only craft supplies from your stash for the month of April. Then, grab a badge from the official site and put it on your website or Swap-bot profile. There is even a Stash Craft Contest happening on Dollar Store Crafts with fantastic prizes. Check it out!
Many of us have ginormous stashes of craft supplies with many fun and creative projects waiting to be born, but we also probably have some extra items that haven't quite found their way into our projects and maybe never will. For this swap, you'll send your one partner a 6 x 9 inch (or larger) envelope stuffed full of your excess craft supplies. You can send paper scraps, fabric, ribbon, yarn, stickers, embellishments, etc... Anything you already have on hand and that you think your partner would enjoy. You are sending supplies that you have not had a use for, but like always, only send clean, quality items that you would like to receive.
Notes on envelope size: 6 x 9 inches is the smallest size envelope you can send, but any larger size is great, too. "Stuffed full" can be a subjective term, so let's all try to include at least five different types of items in our packages. This is a wide open swap, but remember: the intent is to help us reduce our personal stashes while, in turn, receiving some "new-to-us" supplies in the mail! Be sweet to your partner! :)
New users are totally welcome in this swap! In fact we are inviting new members to Swap-bot specifically for this special earth-friendly swap. However, all current users must have over a 4.8 rating with no recent 1 ratings. Contact me for exceptions. I will remove anyone who looks suspicious. This swap is eco-friendly and people-friendly!!
For the entire month of the April, let's pledge not to buy any new craft materials, tools or supplies for the April Stash Bust!
Check out all of the cool sites participating in the April Stash Bust Challenge:
These sites will have tons of stash-busting tutorials and links all month long.
Leave a link to your blog or website in the comments if you are taking the April Stash Bust Pledge!
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