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Swap Coordinator:ladyaries7 (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Handbags  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:87
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 16, 2010
Date items must be sent by:September 30, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

International version!!!!



Here is the swap...

Take a handbag/purse. it can be handmade or the one in your closet that you were going to donate anyway--just make sure its in good condition. No raggedy or shabby bags please!

and stuff it with almost everything (see rules section) you can think of that you would find in your own purse.

example: lipbalms, samples, hand soap, stick of gum, pens, note paper, mini notepads, lotions, magnets, stickers, teabags, coupons, take-out menus, postcards, packs of kleenex, hair accessories, compacts, etc. you can even stick in a penpal letter to your partner in there!

And mail!

that simple.

A few rules:

Do: Use items from your stash as long as they are wrapped, clean, not expired, not stained, not torn. If you are mailing coupons, please make sure it is a national chain or online store and not expired so your partner can use. wouldnt that be considerate? Also if any of you have an esty or online store, you can include your business cards as well.

Do not: send trash! no wrappers, no used cosmetics, no shredded paper, old receipts, ticket stubs....sometimes we may have this in our own purse...but please do not send it. Unless your partner uses this for scrapbooking or art, its not useful or fun.

Do remember: Candy/edibles/ cosmetics/hygiene items--make sure this is new! You can send a piece of candy or stick of gum but make sure it is wrapped.

To everyone who signs up:

Please fill out your profile. I am going through profiles and notice that some of you have nothing there. I will have to ban you especially if you have been on the site for awhile and have no trades, because I am not sure if you are a flaker and your partner will be at a disadvantage of what to send you. I have sent some of you notes to do so and appreciate that you have.

Also, i found a couple of underage ppl who signed up. If you are under 18, you will be banned because i believe the site says you have to be 18 to sign up. If you see any different, please let me know.

Thanks and happy swapping!

If you receive a stuffed bag, rate a 5. If you cant use the items, please feel free to re-swap. Lets keep it happy, people

Newbies are welcome, flakers are not.

I will update if more questions come along I did not think of...

Happy swapping!

btw: I used the graphic for the bag b/c it was the first one i found. The size of the bags you send along with the contents is senders choice.


olivias 08/20/2010 #

international! woohoo!

mag 08/21/2010 #

thank you so much for making an international version of this swap ♥

kayleena 08/22/2010 #

can it be any kind of purse like a clutch or shoulder bag or one with short straps etc.

ladyaries7 08/22/2010 #

@kayleena -yes, any kind of purse. its senders choice.however, please make sure it is in good condition.

kayleena 08/22/2010 #

of course. (about the condition) Thank you very much for letting me know.

Maglet 08/23/2010 #

I love this idea, but not sure about joining. I'm a small purse kind of person and I'm afraid of the receipant being put off because they shipped a large bag.

ladyaries7 08/23/2010 #

@maglet -bag is senders choice. For me personally, its about the surprises inside so dont worry about the size of the purse--just the items inside of it. second this is international shipping so im for sure no one is shipping too large of a bag.

Voodookitty 08/25/2010 #

This is a wicked swap! Although I'm new at Swap-Bot and have no rating, would that be ok?

ladyaries7 08/25/2010 #

yep, newbies are welcome!

Seheiah 08/31/2010 #

Lovely swap <3

sparklysquiz 09/ 4/2010 #

Is there a price limit for this swap hun?

ladyaries7 09/ 4/2010 #

well, if you already have the bag and items in your stash, then youre only paying for postage. ($5-$12 i'm estimating, depending on where you sending it from and to--this IS an international swap) but if you have to buy everything, then $10 (not including postage). I dont want anyone to spend too much money--i try to make cost effective swaps...just send items you would like to receive yourself.

GreekPrincess 09/ 4/2010 #

can the bag be like a reusable tote or just regular tote bag?

ladyaries7 09/ 5/2010 #

@greekprincess it can be a tote bag that you would normally use as a purse anyway. although some of my reusable tote bags are used as purses at times i would ask that the one you choose to ship is sturdy and able to close--with a zipper or clasp. we dont want any items falling out in transit. hope that helps!

thebeholder 09/ 5/2010 #

I had so much fun with this last swap, USA version I'm all game to do it again! They have some super cute hand-bags @ hobby lobby that I found that were cheap. Some of my old purses are so worn, lol I bought one the last swap.

KathyB 09/ 5/2010 #

Thanks for the international! I did the last stuff my bag, and I joined it very much!

badandknowsit2 09/ 5/2010 #

word to the wise if you are sending candy make sure u put it in a zip lock bag i was informed that sometimes it melted and made a mess.

Midnightshadow 09/ 6/2010 #

I love this swap idea (actually had one similar on my "future swaps to host list" :-p) Can't join at this point however since I have way too many september/october swaps. Happy swapping everyone!

ladyaries7 09/ 6/2010 #

great! im glad everyone is excited about this! maybe another round in the future...

ndukes07 09/ 6/2010 #

ok i'm new to this and joined just for this swap b/c it sounds awesome!!! but i have no clue what to do lol. can you help me?

badandknowsit2 09/ 7/2010 #

nduke some time after midnight on Oct 1 partners will be assigned and up in right hand corner you will see a yellow box with several choices click on the see the partner you send to box and you just send what is required. Most of all have fun doing it

Brendasue 09/ 7/2010 #

I love this idea! Just joined yesterday and am so excited. I live in South America, so I would really like to put souvenier type thing in my bag:) Can't wait!!!

SpewKnitter 09/ 7/2010 #

WOOT! Found a SWEET Vera Bradley for nine bucks! I hope my swappee is crazy for Vera, cause so far I'm off to a great start! :D

xshootingstarsx 09/ 8/2010 #

Can I use this idea to host a Europe version? :)

ladyaries7 09/ 8/2010 #

@xshootingstarsx -sure you can!

starrgazer 09/ 8/2010 #

When was this done in the US?!? I am game for another local version soon as postage would be steep for international.

Jadelynn 09/ 9/2010 #

Ooh My God!

This is just AWESOME! :D I definately want to join! I just don't have a filled in profile yet, but I'll fill it in right away. Awesome :D

ryanne18725 09/ 9/2010 #

This is a GREAT idea!!! Im SO excited to start looking for goodies!!

Lima 09/10/2010 #

This is such a cool idea!! It'll be my first swap here, hope I can have a partner even if I'm a newbie :D

ladyaries7 09/11/2010 #

yes, partners will be assigned after the deadline date. However, newbies please note if you do not have a filled out profile and do not check into swap-bot after you sign up, i will have to ban you from this swap. I noticed that some people sign up but never check back in and also that others have nothing on their profile pages.

andannabegins 09/11/2010 #

@spewknitter .. jealous of your vera find... (cries a little inside)

OctobersLilLady 09/13/2010 #

This is such a great idea! I wish I could join but my future is very uncertain and I don't want to flake on anyone. Please do this again soon so I can do it too!! I'm due to have a baby on Sept 18th and who knows how much time that will take up. :( Bitter sweet that I can't participate! Promise to do it again soon!!

SpewKnitter 09/13/2010 #

Andannabegins, maybe we'll be lucky enough to be partners??? And my find can be your new treasure! Woot! I love Swap Bot!

ladyaries7 09/13/2010 #

ok, i will host both domestic and international again very soon. no worries

evitake 09/14/2010 #

i want the vera :DDDDD

SpewKnitter 09/14/2010 #

It's a pretty Vera, perfect for Fall to Winter. :) And now I'm on the hunt for a matching wallet to go with it. :D WOOT! This is the FUNNEST Swap ever!

Lieve 09/15/2010 #

There is a multiple profile swapper in here...

Koeniou 09/15/2010 #

I LOVE the idea of this swap, and I'm going to start collecting stuff until I can mail out my bag.

Now I just need to choose a bag!

ladyaries7 09/15/2010 #

@Lieve -thanks for the headsup. I am definitely checking all profiles before i assign partners

CBreiten 09/15/2010 #

OK ladies don't wanna fluff any feathers here but I think that vera is calling my name....hehehehe you can't help but to LOVE swap-bot...HAPPY swapping to all including the receiver of the vera...hehehe

PAStryloVER 09/15/2010 #

will you be able to know who GOT u as the partner? i know you find out who you will send too but was just curious if theres a way to know who got yourself i dont know if that makes sense!

BambooBailey 09/15/2010 #

You can check to see who got U if you look at the place where you have to rate your partner. I do it all the time as I love reading profiles of the people in the swap. I am really hoping for international both ways! Can't wait!

ladyaries7 09/16/2010 #

you will receive your partner's name tommorow night by 9pm (PST)...well if i can get online..if not then by friday morning. remember i WILL ban you automatically (no questions asked) if 1) you sign up but never check back in, 2) if you do not have anything in your profile--please fill out your profile with a little info about you, your likes, your dislikes, etc. 3) if you are a known flaker 4) of course if you are underage or 5) your rate is under 4.8. if you are an experienced swapper. Newbies are welcome so if youre new, dont worry about the rate yet... no one likes to get flaked on so i am trying to prevent this in my swap. Thanks!

PAStryloVER 09/16/2010 #

thanks!! bamboobailey


CherrieKathy 09/16/2010 #

:3 :D can't wait !

krisleah 09/16/2010 #

Hey everyone!!! SO excited about this one! Sounds like a blast! :) Vera..... :) what a steal! :)

SpewKnitter 09/17/2010 #

You know guys, I work in a consignment store and get in Vera's a lot, NICE ones!!! I'd be willing to do a private swap.... :D

nicky33 09/18/2010 #

I am excitied to see what my partner is going to send me

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