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Kawaii Candy Drawer

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Kawaii Candy Drawer
Swap Coordinator:Jex (contact)
Swap categories: Boxes  Kawaii  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:14
Last day to signup/drop:January 30, 2009
Date items must be sent by:February 16, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

I love matchboxes, and absolutely ADORE drawers.

This swap is about my favorite things: candies, drawers and kawaii stuff (=

Using four matchboxes you will create 1 fabulous matchbox dresser with 4 drawers filled with tiny treasures based on the theme "kawaii candy".

Tutorial: http://flickr.com/groups/matchboxdrawers/discuss/72157600623425086/

You know kawaii means "cute", so everyhting has to be cute and lovely and you have to include some candy stuff maybe stickers or buttons with lollipop shape or something like that, the exterior is just as important as the contents of the drawer ;)

And fill it with what? clips, stickers, buttons, ribbon, shoelaces, earrings, rement/miniatures, shrinkies, brads, beads, erasers, badges, charms, tiny wrapped candy, polymer clay charms, whatever else you can think of!

Be sure to check your partner's profile for preferences/likes/dislikes etc and create something they'll love and use!

You can buy new matchboxes, or you can make your own from some recycled cereal boxes or similar.

Template: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/matchbox.htm

For extra hearts you can send real candies, yummy! Please look at your partner profile for allergies and dislikes...

This swap is international of course (´cuz I´m from Mexico).Newbies are welcome as long as they contact me first and have a complete filled out profile for me to view. Ratings must not be lower than 4.8 and there must be no no sends within the last 3 months.

Original Swap Idea by: gogoringo. -Thanx for letting me use your idea ;)


doublekissable 01/ 3/2009 #

What is the cost range?

Sunnie 01/ 3/2009 #

this is on my watchlist it sounds lots of fun :)

LisaLaughs 01/ 3/2009 #

Super cute & super fun, Jek!! I've been wanting to try my hand at matchbox drawers. :o)

LisaLaughs 01/ 3/2009 #

Sorry, I called you Jek instead of Jex!! Please forgive me!!

stitchesaroundtheworld 01/ 3/2009 #

This may sound really dumb but was just wondering where do I find Kawaii stuffs? I've seen the cute pictures of it but just never knew where to find it. I don't really like to order online. Plus there isn't much for than a Walmart and Kmart nearby me. I will put this on my watch list. I really want to join:)

jensquil 01/ 4/2009 #

Sounds fun!, it's on my watchlist. = )

StarBrightLove 01/ 5/2009 #

umm i havnt been rated for my first swap yet but i hope you let me stay! im going to go work on it now, i have so much stuff to fill it with!!

Jex 01/ 5/2009 #

The cost range its at least $4 dls, its a cheap swap =D

Jex 01/ 5/2009 #

LisaLaughs, do not worry ;)

stitchesaroundtheworld you can fill it with small candies, tiny stickers, sequins or buttons with cute shapes, or maybe you can make polymer clay charms...

Thanks Jensquil, I hope you join us

StarBrightLove 01/ 8/2009 #

i just finished my first attempt at one, but the little "drawers" dont seem to slide out very easily anymore... in fact it takes quite a bit of force to get them to slide open...

anyone else have experience with this issue?

GinaPumpkin 01/ 8/2009 #

Hey Paisana jejej, oye pues me gustó mucho tu flick ya vi que cosas tan lindas y cutties haces yo apenasss estoy tratando de armar mi flick con los pocos swaps que he hecho de matchboxes, aun así creo que si le voy a entrar al tuyo, es que luego acabo decepcionada de lo que me envian, en fin, un saludote desde veracruz! Gina

Jex 01/ 9/2009 #

I don´t understand why you have that problem StarBrightLove...read again the tutorial, maybe your are doing something different... ??

rebowyer2000 01/10/2009 #

just a thought, SBL, make sure you are not overpainting your matchboxes, and be sure to let them dry completely first.

StarBrightLove 01/10/2009 #

thanks for the help!

2 days later and they seem to be sliding just fine now


chelle523 01/15/2009 #

This might sound like a dumb question, but what size matchboxes are we doing? I got started and then realized, OMG, there are 2 sizes - big and small! Mine have 32 matches in each box. Is that right?

Jex 01/16/2009 #

That size is o.k. chelle523 =) I´m so sorry of not specify that point but in Mexico we only have one size, I am making mine with some matchboxes from USA, so its your choice ;)

gwilliams 01/18/2009 #

I have a 2 drawer TaraPanda box that is missing the top lid. I am in the process of getting the lid from a previous swapper. Is anyone interested in that? I can fill it with candy and other goodies? PM me if you are interested.

GingerAmy 01/22/2009 #

Hi Hi, I'm brand-new and this swap looks super cute <3

Jex 01/22/2009 #

Welcome GingerAmy!!! Thanx for joining...

Junkolove 01/24/2009 #

hi! i love matchboxes swap. Super cute ^^

Thank you for this great tutoria!

Jex 01/24/2009 #

n__n Thanx to you for joining this swap =)

Jex 01/26/2009 #

You are so welcome Junkolove!

minnie12 01/26/2009 #

I have never tried one before, but with your link to that tutorial it seems super easy!! I love them they are so cute!!! I will try to make some before I do a swap....so maybe when next swap is up ill be alright at it lol!!!

Jex 01/27/2009 #

I hope you join us in the next swaps I´ll make minnie ;)

momos 01/28/2009 #

o man i was looking forwards to this swap = but i got scheduled for a business trip next week and won't be able to bring my craft things with me to work on this :( :( :( i'm so bummed :( but hopefully i can join the next one! thanks again for inviting me and sorry i'm missing out :(

Jex 01/29/2009 #

No problem momos, have a wonderful trip and hope you join us in the next swap then! ;)

winniethepooh 01/30/2009 #

I love these matchbox drawers I'm for it.

minnie12 01/30/2009 #

ok i will def. join next one I lOVE minnie lol

SPuppet23 01/30/2009 #

Do you know where you can buy new matchboxes? I've checked all my local craft stores and none of them have them. I'll probably just make some if I can't find them but I was just wondering. Thanks.

Jex 01/31/2009 #

You can make one if you don{t get any in your local stores ;)

StarBrightLove 02/ 1/2009 #

i get matchboxes from our grocery store, not even drug stores have them.

what is the recommended methode of shipment? just find any box to put it in?

Jex 02/ 3/2009 #

yeah you could use a box or wrap it in a newspaper ;)

robotshop 02/ 8/2009 #

It's a shame i missed out on this one - i hope you repeat it!

Jex 02/ 9/2009 #

Sure, in a few months I will repeat it! ;)

kawaiiheaven4u 08/14/2012 #

ive never seen theses before...super cute.willt\ try to make on actually...let ya know how that goes...lol

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