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Happy Halloween Matchbox Swap

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Happy Halloween Matchbox Swap
Swap Coordinator:racheljohnson (contact)
Swap categories: Boxes  Seasonal  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:88
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:September 30, 2010
Date items must be sent by:October 15, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

Halloween will be here before we know it! Let's make a matchbox in celebration...

the simple guidelines:

For this easy, fun times, international matchbox swap we will each have just one partner. You will make your partner one Halloween-themed matchbox - the small 32-count size. (Thirty-two-count matchboxes are approximately 1.5 x 2 x .5 inches.) You can download one of my free PDF templates for making matchboxes from scratch, but many swappers decorate real, empty matchboxes.

"Halloween-themed" can mean anything from ghosts and goblins to fall leaves to witches and monsters... really anything that reminds you of Halloween is fair game!

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, but make sure you send something you would love to receive.

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

rating requirements:

This swap is international and for experienced swappers. Everyone must have over a 4.8 rating to participate with very, very few no sends - like, zero. It is a harsh world out there and I want to keep my matchbox swappers safe! I will remove participants who look fishy before assigning partners! (I am also trying out the new automatic rating requirement filter, so if you have a lower rating or no rating at all, you won't be able to sign up.)

let's swap:

Remember that you can receive any type of Halloween goodies in this sender's choice swap. If you don't enjoy Halloweem, this probably isn't the swap for you. Let's have fun!



Sunshine9905 08/26/2010 #

I was just searching the swaps to start one of these. Yippee!

mimisfrog 08/31/2010 #

I'm ready! Just waiting for a name!

lorepuckett 09/ 1/2010 #

@mimisfrog me too! heehee. :)

CraftyTweetie 09/ 2/2010 #

Yippee!!! I love Halloween AND making matchboxes, so this is the swap for me. Thanks for hosting this swap and for sharing your wonderful templates with us. Can't wait to get caught up on my other swaps so I can start this one.

racheljohnson 09/ 2/2010 #

Yay! Thanks everyone for signing up. Halloween matchboxes are my favorite.

FYI: You will get your partner assignments after the sign up deadline (Sept 30th). You will get an email letting you know when they are available.

Jester777 09/13/2010 #

Hello! I would love to join, but I'm afraid I can't because I'm a newbie and am waiting on ratings. I adore matchbox swaps and have done many before, so if you'll consider me, please message me thanks! :)

craftylaura 09/14/2010 #

i love halloween! can't wait :P

PinkLotus 09/15/2010 #

i just got hooked on matchboxes thanks to your easy to follow pattern :-) I can't wait.. actually I got my boxes done but waiting on partners to embellish and stuff them :-)

debbiesp 09/20/2010 #

I'm waiting on a rating that will put me at 4.8 can someone please contact me (the one whose hosting this swap) would love to join. Thanks!

racheljohnson 09/24/2010 #

For this swap, I am only accepting members who have been rated and who have over a 4.8. I will not be making any exceptions this time, but there is still some time to get a few more ratings before the sign up deadline...

quedespacioestas 09/30/2010 #

Today is 30th!!! I'm willing to know who my partner is! ^_^ I've already made my matchbox and waiting to fill it with goodies! Yayyyyy!

zigg13pra 10/ 1/2010 #

Aww, I just missed it!

racheljohnson 10/ 1/2010 #

OK - Partners have now been assigned!! I think this is a great group of swappers - everyone has experience and very strong ratings!

I don't think I will need to, but I will angel this swap. Just let me know after the mail deadline if you have not received...

Thank you all for joining! I can't wait to see you matchboxes!

BusyB 11/ 2/2010 #

Still waiting on my matchbox and my partner hasn't been online for a few days, but since she's overseas it may take another week or so.

craftylaura 11/ 3/2010 #

i haven't received either :(

craftylaura 11/ 3/2010 #

and she's been partially suspended :(

BusyB 11/20/2010 #

Yup, my matchbox is not here and my partner hasn't been online for almost a month, two messages unread. I would be more than happy to change the rating if I receive anything. Disappointed once again. :(

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