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Holiday Fun Matchbox Swap - Round 4

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Holiday Fun Matchbox Swap - Round 4
Swap Coordinator:racheljohnson (contact)
Swap categories: Boxes  Seasonal  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:30
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:December 10, 2010
Date items must be sent by:December 17, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

This is a repeat of a swap I have hosted for the last three years. I would love for this to be a HUGE swap, so invite your friends!

the simple swap guidelines:

For this easy, fun times, low pressure, international matchbox swap, we will each have just one partner. You will make your partner one winter or holiday themed matchbox (the small 32-count size, approximately 1.5 x .5 x 2 inches). I make my matchboxes out of cardstock (using my matchbox template), but most swappers decorate real, empty matchboxes.

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 fun and crafty goes.

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

touchy stuff:

I celebrate Christmas, but I know many others do not. Everyone is welcome to join this swap without regard to religious or holiday affiliation. Diversity makes swapping more fun! Just know that by signing up for this swap, you are agreeing that you don't mind receiving any type of winter holiday things. This is a wide-open swap where all interpretations are welcome. Of course, checking your partners profile for their preferences is always advisable and a nice thing to do!

rating requirements:

This swap is international. Everyone must have over a 4.9 rating to participate with very, very few no sends. I must ban anyone who looks fishy. (A filled out profile is always a plus.) I also check addresses, so make sure yours is legitimate. It is a harsh world out there and I want to keep my Holiday Fun swappers safe!

let's swap:

Let's all have fun and start dreaming about the holidays! I always angel my matchbox swaps, so please let me know after the send deadline if you have not received a matchbox.



cinderella730 11/29/2010 #

I still haven't received my matchbox from LAST YEAR!!! :o(

LeosMom4Life 11/29/2010 #

I will send you one for last year :) PMing you now

racheljohnson 11/30/2010 #

Hi cinderella730 - I am sorry you didn't receive a matchbox. I always angel my swaps, but did not see your comment last year. I will make an extra matchbox for you this year!

Candyn29 11/30/2010 #

ok! you twisted my arm, I'm in!!!!

joonberry 12/ 5/2010 #

How do you send a matchbox in the mail-do you box it, or use a padded envelope of some sort?

Amigirl 12/ 6/2010 #

joonberry, I usually fill mine well so they are firm! Then I wrap them well in bubble wrap. Then I put them in a regular or bubble envelope, cut the envelope so it is small enough that the matchbox and extras won't rattle around, tape the whole thing with tons of shipping tape, and then address and send. That's for a regular one that isn't crazy-shaped with sticky-out embellishments. For crazy ones, I'll wrap in tissue, find a tiny, firm cardboard box to put that in, then wrap and ship the box. Because the crazy-shaped ones (like one I made with a birdhouse roof sticking on the top) do get crushed easier.

It's a good thing to wrap well, because matchboxes are fragile.

molliebrown54 12/11/2010 #

Just curious...is this one starting soon ?

racheljohnson 12/11/2010 #

Yes - sorry for the delay. Partners are now assigned! I think this is an awesome group of swappers and I'm sure there are going to be some wonderful matchboxes made. Happy swapping!

Tommie 12/13/2010 #

i started to make matchboxes a few mo ago and i am addicted. soooo much fun! thanks for the wonderful swaps everyone! rachel - thanks for the template. please check my profile so i can join the group. i sent a request before. thank you! xxx

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