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February Love Matchbox Swap

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February Love Matchbox Swap
Swap Coordinator:racheljohnson (contact)
Swap categories: Boxes  Seasonal  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:40
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.89 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:January 28, 2011
Date items must be sent by:February 4, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

Valentine's day is my favorite holiday and my birthday is in February, so I love hosting February matchbox swaps!

the simple guidelines:

For this easy, fun times, international matchbox swap we will each have just one partner. You will make your partner one love, Valentine's day, or February themed matchbox - the small 32-count size (approximately 2 x 1.5 x .5 inches). What is February themed? I guess it could be many things: President's Day, Chinese New Year, Black History Month.... you can be creative!

I use this template to make my matchboxes out of cardstock, 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 goes, but make sure you send something you would love to receive.

You aren't required to send 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. Everyone must have over a 4.9 rating to participate with very, very few no sends. New users are welcome, but I must ban anyone who looks fishy. (A filled out profile is required.) It is a harsh world out there and I want to keep my matchbox swappers safe!

let's swap:

This swap has a quick turnaround, but you can start working on your matchbox now! Remember that this swap is sender's choice and you can get a love, Valentine's Day, or February themed matchbox in this swap. If you don't like any of those things, this probably isn't the swap for you. Let's have fun!



ica1986 01/15/2011 #

I have packed my box and it been overstuffed :p Weeii Who got this come be happy :) <3

Chromalaya 01/23/2011 #

I have started working on mine, more fun than I thought :P. What theme for February.. decisions, decisions :).

Amigirl 01/24/2011 #

I made a "dark-themed" valentine box. It is all dark purple and black roses. Kind of creepy-pretty.

chilly 01/24/2011 #

I'm not big on Valentine's Day but always seem to have tons of goodies for it. I am especially proud of this box, I spent some time working on it, in hopes of bringing a smile or two to the reciepiant. ENJOY!

CArollinbabe 01/26/2011 #

Signed up for this last night. My son just fell asleep so I'm going to start working on it now! EXCITING!!!

racheljohnson 01/29/2011 #

Ok - partners are assigned - time to start swapping! There is a pretty quick turn around on this swap, fyi. Also, I do angel all of my matchbox swaps. Contact me in a few weeks if you do not receive anything from your partner. Have fun!!

ica1986 01/31/2011 #

My package is on the way

hjshort72 02/ 3/2011 #

can this be a bigger size matchbox

racheljohnson 02/ 4/2011 #

@hjshort72 - this swap is for the smaller, 32-count matchboxes. They are easy to make using the template linked above.

hjshort72 02/ 5/2011 #

WOULD we be penalized for making the bigger one

racheljohnson 02/11/2011 #

You could contact your partner, @hjshort72 , and ask what she prefers... some users collect only the traditional small matchboxes.

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