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Intl. Big Fat Stuffed Envelope #6

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Swap Coordinator:nmterrier (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Newbie  Craft Supplies 
Number of people in swap:143
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 13, 2010
Date items must be sent by:November 3, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Hi all - this is my first time hosting this swap for wolfeagle so bear with me if I don't do as well as she always does. Feel free to contact me for anything I get wrong!

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 filled with goodies to one partner. At least a long business size envelope that measures approximately 4 x 9 inches, 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. This is not a Profile swap, so please do not spend a lot of money shopping for profile surprises. This is more for you to send items that you have on hand, that are in good usable condition. Please do not send your trash, like your used candy wrappers, or written on apt. card, etc. Do send items from the list below. If you are unsure of items, you can ask me. Examples Include (but are not limited to ) Post cards Greeting Cards/Note Cards Ribbons Bookmarks Buttons Scrapbook papers, chipboard, etc ephemera beads charms stickers magnets recipe/recipe cards old photographs small books handmade items craft supplies teas/coffee/drink mixes fabric pieces sewing items rubber stamps movies/dvd's/cds Or anything else you want to share that is in good usable condition

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 the International version. Have fun. No recent no sends allowed. Please rate your partner. No FLAKERS ALLOWED. Do Not Flake. I will list all flakers. I reserve the right to ban individuals.

Postage may be high to ship to other countries so DO NOT SIGN UP for this swap if you can not afford to send your envelope to your partner.

Please do not send scraps of memo paper/notebook/post-it type paper, etc. You may send the whole memo pad or notebook but scraps of note paper does not equal scrapbook papers.

Discussion

wolfeagle 09/19/2010 #

Thank you so much @nmterrier for hosting this round. So many people love this swap, myself included, and I am so grateful for the help.

Eshara 09/30/2010 #

Good luck @nmterrier

pichuey 09/30/2010 #

i'm new here and so excited to participate in this swap..... when will we be assigned to a partner ?? thanks

wolfeagle 10/ 1/2010 #

@pichuey Hosts have one week after the last day to sign up to review profiles, ban anyone, and then have the swap-bot computer randomly assign partners. Usually, it happens within the first few days, but a host can take the full week. Welcome to swap-bot.

pichuey 10/ 2/2010 #

thank you wolfeagle.... :)

FiWebster 10/ 2/2010 #

On this other swap it says we're allowed to include dead cats. Are we allowed to include dead cats in this one? I need to know right away.

andannabegins 10/ 2/2010 #

@melusina hehehehe :)

nmterrier 10/ 2/2010 #

Melusina - being the fascist swap hostess that I am, I say NO dead cats. Sorry. Will be joining the other swap tho.... ;)

broadway90 10/ 3/2010 #

hey , i am new and have joined the swap , im starting it now , when / where do i find out who my partner is and who im posting too?

hbanana 10/ 4/2010 #

this is going to be one of my first swaps.. SO EXCITED!!!!

pippelotje 10/ 4/2010 #

I will not be paired with @melusina as I'll likely send her a dead cat for that other swap. thanks for the consideration.

(sorry for bringing the crazyness over, I didn't start it though...)

happymilk 10/ 6/2010 #

Might join this swap once I've sent another one away as I'm a newbie and am only allowed to sign up for 5. Are we allowed to somehow pad the envelope so nothing gets damaged inside?

nmterrier 10/ 6/2010 #

broadway90 - you'll get an email when the deadline passes and I've assigned partners. Should come 10/14. pippelotje- PM me for private swap. I can probably "dig up" a dead mole from my yard... ;) HA! happymilk- not only can you pad, it is encouraged! Many of us use padded shipping envelopes with 10 tons of tape after we've had our packages destroyed.

washingtonmaverick 10/ 6/2010 #

@happymilk ..I suggest keeping a pair of scissor and a knife in place where you sort the mail...I found myself opening a ton of mail in the kitchen till I did this...as some swapbotters use an excess of padding and tape and it is much appreciated!

EarthArtisanMama 10/ 6/2010 #

yippee! this is going to be great!

CBreiten 10/ 7/2010 #

Wow, I hope wolfeagle is OK...I have been in every one of her swaps like this and LOVED everyone of them so excited to be part of this one also..

alicaurusrex 10/ 7/2010 #

I would really like to do this! I have tons of loose crafty bits that I could do with clearing out and getting some new stuff instead. I have a couple of 1 ratings from last year because I had to flake on a 5-person swap due to some personal problems (a death in the family) but I really want to get swapping again and I am busy making it up to those people. Hopefully you can see from my other ratings that I am an otherwise good swapper!

wolfeagle 10/ 7/2010 #

Yes, I'm okay. Just in the process of moving across the country. Packing and going through every item in the house is a nightmare but I'm really excited for the move. I knew I wouldn't have the time I would need to devote to this swap, so I asked Terrie to host them. And she graciously agreed. I love this swap and look forward to being in it.

paperfairys 10/ 7/2010 #

Never did recieve my last one of these :( But the one before was really great so 50/50 ill chance another, count me in please :)

wolfeagle 10/ 7/2010 #

@paperfairys Last International or last USA? And just so you know for future reference, a host can not do anything if she doesn't know... :) If flaked on, I recommend that you contact your partner by email and PM. If still no sucess, then rate a 1 to the flaker. If the host has agreed to help find angels, then you should let them know after you leave your 1 so they can help you. I hope you get a great envelope this time.

CRaven 10/ 9/2010 #

Almost time to swap ... waiting can be painful, I am so looking forward to this ... but good things come to those who wait!

mikkemus 10/12/2010 #

Hi, I was watching this swap and it looks so much fun, so please count me in. Thanks, Mieke

craftybeaner 10/13/2010 #

PHEW that was a last minute entry! Can't wait to send off I hope I get paired with someone who loves to spoil as i'm going to spoil my partner ;)

ladycregga 10/13/2010 #

I did SO BAD on my last swap like this, I was still new and totally did not do a good job. So I will sign up for this one and hopefully redeem myself :-)

broadway90 10/14/2010 #

oooo my envelope migh have to become a box! is that ok?

viv1972 10/14/2010 #

Is there a dollar limit minimum everyone should consider before mailing to their partners?

nmterrier 10/15/2010 #

viv1972- the idea is not to spend any $$ but to pass along things you already have. I have rec'd envelopes from the required business size to boxes. It is up to you what you send but as long as you send the minimum that is enough for a good rating.

paperfairys 11/ 9/2010 #

Didn't recieve anything last time i joined one of these was giving it another try ... nothing yet :/

muchablige 11/12/2010 #

so, how long do you wait before you know you have be flaked on?

wolfeagle 11/12/2010 #

Really depoends on the partner and the swap. For instance, if they have deleted their account or have been suspended, etc, you do not need to wait as long. In general,if they have marked sent- I would give it at least 2 weeks, and up to 3-4 weeks for International swaps, unless you and your partner are in the same area.
I recommend Pm'ing and emailing your partner to see if they can check on the package. Hope it gets there today.

paperfairys 11/20/2010 #

still nothing ... im going to wait till 1st december that will be a month then im leaving a negative as im sick and tired of spending time and money and getting nothing back :(

muchablige 11/22/2010 #

so, what do you want me to do about the person that did NOT send me anything. This is the second time that I have been flaked on, what gives?

bwiens 11/24/2010 #

I have not received anything yet either. What do I do? Report it somewhere? Is there a way to find out who was supposed to send me something or is it the same person I sent a package to?

wolfeagle 11/24/2010 #

I have been flaked on also. So irritating. Please, rate the flakers accordingly, so hosts and other swappers can be aware.

muchablige 11/29/2010 #

This is the second swap like this that I have been flaked on. I love to do them but I think twice burned is enough. If the people who sign up can't follow through then they shouldn't sign up in the first place. The first one should not have been aloud to sign up as she didn't have a complete profile. I don't know what happened with this one, maybe she has a good excuse, I wouldn't know!

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