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I Need to Get Started! #3 QUICK USA ONLY!

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Swap Coordinator:MisfitScrapper (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Newbie  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:76
Location:Regional - USA ONLY!
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:May 26, 2010
Date items must be sent by:May 29, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

Due to popular demand....here we go again!!! This is #3...

This is an I need to get started QUICK swap. This swap is meant for newbies! However anyone can join. No ratings required. If you have never swapped before, or you flaked before here is your chance to make it up. Anyone is welcome, if you love quick, easy swaps!!

Take a #10 envelope, (the size bills come in) or similar size and place at least 1 item inside and mail it to your partner on TIME!

Suggestions for contents...

•a sticker, but not a tiny one, (minium size a quarter)

•note card and envelope, blank

•recipe card with recipe on it

•Postcard, write on or leave blank

•business card of your shop/site, NO ADULT themes!

•playing card


•ATC (Artist trading card)

•blank ATC

•card stock or scrapbook paper, not bent or ripped

•even a post it with a note on it is considered 1 item:)

•senders choice, (no food due to allergies)

YOU CAN put more than 1 item, but you must have atleast 1 item!

Ratings... This is NOT a profile based swap, you may not like the item, but please follow the rating guidelines. Rate a 5 if your swap is on time and there is 1 or more items inside. Rate 3 if there is NOTHING but air inside or is late, and 1 if it doesn't arrive. Please check with the sender or the coordinator on sent status before you assume they flaked and rate them poorly. The PO can lose items. Give the your partner the benefit of the doubt. This is a newbie swap and many are just learning!

You may give a heart, if you like. I give hearts for people taking time to read my profile and send items I listed that I like! But you can't please everyone. Please rate the person ASAP once you receive your swap...this is meant to improve their ratings! If you don’t plan on rating once your have received your item, you will maybe be late or flake, don’t join!!

USA only...you just need a single postage stamp to ship!

FYI ....Reminder for newbies! Always remember to write the swap name and your swapbot ID...somewhere on your swap!! Your partner can't rate you if they can't see who sent it! Also many people who swap, do several at once...label each and every swap you do!!

If you send something that is dirty, ripped or has hair on it, you can’t expect people to be happy. If you want to improve your ratings, think of what others might think when they open it:)) Just a helpful tip to newbies and those struggling to get started:)) Happy swapping!


MisfitScrapper 05/23/2010 #

FYI...I have given permission for an international and/or Canadian version of this swap! So be on the lookout if you are not in the USA:))

glennasgarden 05/24/2010 #

Being a newbie sort of I would like to say that I really enjoy these quick swaps USA only Thank you!

MisfitScrapper 05/24/2010 #

Your very welcome...I like the quick turn around and cheap postage...I did a few international ones over 2 weeks ago...it's sent, but STILLLLLLL waiting....lololo...Not impatient, just excited:)

ScrapinTherapist 05/24/2010 #

I just signed up but got a message I can't because I already signed up once, it did't however take me off the list. Should I drop from swap or is it okay to do it again?

MisfitScrapper 05/24/2010 #

I just checked! Yes, you are all signed up! I have pressed the join link before, and it says that I can't sign up again..No worries, it won't mess anything up...lolo...you're good!!

In the top right of the screen there is a link, you can click on "view participants" and see all those who are signed up on any swap, including yourself! It's a fun way to check out others in the swap. You can read their profiles and send them messages....it's a great way to meet new friends:)) Have fun!

kap397 05/26/2010 #

@MisfitScrapper -- I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you also because I really enjoy these I Need to Get Started Quick! swaps - they're really quite fun, and the take some of the pressure off of us newbies -- I've been in all 3 and I will be in any more you host as it's sort of sentimental for me (my very first swap!) xx

MisfitScrapper 05/26/2010 #

You are VERY welcome!! I am very glad you like them!! I think they are easy and fun...there's no pressure!! I am very happy to do it! Have a great time...Happy Swapping:)))

aglanceatmyworld 05/27/2010 #

I was in round #2 of this swap and had fun picked what to send so I joined this round! :) Thanks for hosting these quick and easy swaps!

MisfitScrapper 05/27/2010 #

Glad to have you:)) I enjoy quick, easy, no pressure swaps too:)) Have fun:)

RainboSherbert 05/27/2010 #

Hi! I'm clicking the 'see partners to send to' link, and it won't let me see my swap partner! Can you please e-mail or message me my partner's information? Thank you!!!

RainboSherbert 05/27/2010 #

OH, It's working now! Thanks! Lol!

Bizmom2u 05/27/2010 #

Its not showing me my partners either, what's going on?

Bizmom2u 05/27/2010 #

ok i think i got it, little slow here lol

MisfitScrapper 05/27/2010 #

Hello..I hope you guys found it...the link opens a new page and it's often hidden behind this page...but it's there:)) Good luck:)

Bizmom2u 05/27/2010 #

ok mine has been sent. hope they like it.:)

MisfitScrapper 05/27/2010 #

Lolo...Nice job Bizmom2u!! Yes, I am sure they will!!

getchasome 06/ 5/2010 #

Is it customary for newbies to get rude email from other participants in the swaps when a swap hasn't been received?

Also, is the person that I sent to also the same person that is sending to me?

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