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Big fat filled envelope..

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Swap Coordinator:Tinkerbell1982 (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:57
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:January 3, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 10, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap you will have 1 partner..

Fill a BIG (size A4) envelope for your partner..

Some ideas are lettersets,stickers,scrapbooking,atc and so on..

You will have 1 week to send your swap.. Don't join if you can't send it on time.. I will check everyones profiler and I will ban if I have to..

Happy swapping


suephil 12/ 7/2012 #

Hi What are the dimensions for an A4 envelope in centimetres or in inches?

Thanks Sue

inthewild 12/ 7/2012 #

Hi Sue, 29.7 x 21.0 cm's according to my info and dimensions that I use.

Tinkerbell1982 12/11/2012 #

You can take items you have in your home or bue as long as the envelope is fat and big.

emilie38 12/14/2012 #

Who doesnt have tons of bits and pieces of this and that around the house. This sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to this swap.

IdlersDesign 12/16/2012 #

Hm shall I make an envelope or decorate a store bought one?...;-)

darkxangel84 12/16/2012 #

wow this sounds really awesome and we can put in what ever we want. for Example a Keyring, Frigde magnets, any other crafts or household items? anything that fits in a A4 envelope? Let me know pls ;D Thanks

fawnscrafts 12/16/2012 #

Calender, used and unused postcards, note cards, note books, photos, slides, letter sets, stamps, ribbon, stickers, all you named, @darkxangel84 chap lip, fabric, and the list can go on and on.

As for size of envelope. I have seen it to be 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. This seems a bit different. than the size @inthewild has given. I found the information that seems to be, the A4 envelope the host and #inthewild speaks of and is required are the ones that a sheet of A4 paper can go in unfolded.

So for us that use inches we need the envelope to be 11.7 inches x 8.3 inches. Which is much larger than the American A4 envelope, so be careful and make sure the envelope is not the greeting card size but it can hold a sheet of paper without folding it.

And it really does not take a lot to fill it. Just a lot of thinking and looking and hunting and stuffing.

darkxangel84 12/17/2012 #

is there a different A4 size in the US then @fawnscrafts ? this is gonna be so much fun ;D

kitkatcandypack 12/20/2012 #

Okay, so Seattle is silly and finding an 11.7 x 8.3 is pretty much impossible (like finding a unicorn) :( . I found a 12 x 9 is that alright?

Whippet 12/20/2012 #

fawnscrafts, yes you are right about the USA measure in inches of the A4 size envelope - it is 8.3 X 11.7 inches. Basically I see it as the envelope that fits an 8 1/2" X 11 1/2" sheet of paper - flat, not folded, a document-size envelope.
For this swap, since it is to be a "big fat envie filled with stuff" I would use a bubble wrap envelope that is A4 size to protect all the stuff I was sending.

Crafteetrades 12/21/2012 #

As I understand it, A4 equates to 8.5 x 11" for the US but here in Australia our A4 measures slightly different at 21cm (just over 8.25") x 29.7cm (11-11/8")

Some good points raised regarding postage cost if sending international.....will keep watching for the moment.

Tinkerbell1982 12/22/2012 #

I know it's expensive with International,but no one is forsing you to join.. Newbies are welcome.. This is my swap and i set the rules..

tiggerkitn25 12/22/2012 #

I know it's your swap. It isn't a bad idea for a swap, it actually sounds like fun. I'm trying to warn some of the 53 people signed up for this swap to be careful and at least consider the cost of sending this swap. You have a great rating and that is good. However by not setting a rating requirement you are opening the door to a lot of past flakers and potential new flakers. This time of year they seem to be everywhere trying to get a package of free stuff. I hope you are planning on screening everyone and weeding out some of the lowest ratings and people with late swaps on their dashboards. Hosting is a big responsibility! I wish you luck.

jenthewen 12/22/2012 #

I agree with Tiggerkitn25. Tinkerbell are you prepared to angel if we dont receive our swaps?

Tinkerbell1982 12/22/2012 #

I have banned some people.. Yes i can angle.. No problem..

Lizard 12/22/2012 #

Play nicely ladies - tis the season to be jolly. :D

I am looking forward to this swap and I love that someone mentioned decorating the envelope because I didn't think of that!

International postage is okay by me - and I am on a disability pension! - because I know that someone else will be paying that to post exciting envelope to me too.

Thank you for awesome ideas everyone. I am totally EXCITED to think of what to include for the recipient to enjoy. :D

Tinkerbell1982 12/25/2012 #

Yes BUT I banned some people with no ratings because some of the swappers was afraid to get flaked on when there is a big swap.. Sorry but thats how it's gona be. If people don't like me changing the rules it's sad..

fawnscrafts 12/27/2012 #

I have to agree with the host. She sets the rules. I know my limits and cannot join because of postal costs. But many others can join and it should be a fun swap for you all.

redflower 12/30/2012 #

a4 is the size of the paper you use to print stuff (the size most used for copy machines for example), i think thats the easiest way to measure!

Lizard 12/30/2012 #

I bought my envelope this morning while I was posting for other swaps. I bought a 'tough envelope' to be on the safe side. Now I just need to wait to see who my partner is so I can see what they would like. ^.^ I just have to be really careful now, to make sure I have enough money to post it, because my next pension day isn't until the 11th and I am NO flaker!

darkxangel84 01/ 1/2013 #

so what is the correct measurements for this envelope, cause I have a A4 one and it measures - just over 12" x 9" it fits a piece of A4 paper in, so I guess this is fine? please let me know Thanks.

Tinkerbell1982 01/ 2/2013 #

Yes thatร‚ยดs right darkxangel84

zombiegirl 01/ 2/2013 #

Should it be an A4 padded envelope? or just a regular one?

Zoebolt 01/ 3/2013 #

I'm using a padded/bubble wrap envie. I already have some things ready to go but wang to personalize the rest - I can't wait for the swap to close later/tomorrow so I can finish and mail!!

Lizard 01/ 4/2013 #

I am going to use a padded envie too. I'll keep the tough envie for a flat swap,

When are partners going to be assigned? It is now the 5th in Australia, so it has to be the 4th in America and last day to sign was the 3rd. We only have till the 10th to post it and this swap is already showing the not sent button.

zombiegirl 01/ 4/2013 #

Yeh I was wondering that too. Its the 4th here in the UK

Tinkerbell1982 01/ 4/2013 #

Today is the 4th.. Partner is now assigned..

Lizard 01/ 4/2013 #

Thank you. :)

luschasc 01/ 4/2013 #

oooo I can't wait to go home and get this one packed up :)

Lizard 01/ 9/2013 #

I will be posting this on Friday, which is the 10th in America, the 11th here in Australia. That is my pension day. So please do not think I am flaking, because I'm not. ^.^

darkxangel84 01/10/2013 #

Wow that was expensive to post Haha, hope its worth it. ;)

Lizard 01/10/2013 #

@darkxangel84 How much was it?

I posted a large ephemeral paper envie just over a week ago and it was over $17, so I know this one will be more than that. I'll be posting it today.

darkxangel84 01/10/2013 #

Cost me nearly ร‚ยฃ10.00 which is around $16.00

taroufish 01/10/2013 #

I just posted mine this morning! Hopefully my partner will enjoy it haha. Also it's the 11th in Australia today but still the 10th in the US! Just in case my partner was wondering why it was marked 11th not 10th!

Lizard 01/10/2013 #

@darkxangel I'll swap postage with you if you like ... Mine was over $28!!!

@taroufish yes, I guess mine will be postmarked the 11th as well. :)

taroufish 01/17/2013 #

hmmmmmm. looks like my partner still hasn't sent anything?? also they havent logged on since the 29th of December either........

zombiegirl 01/23/2013 #

Haven't got mine yet :( hopefully its just delayed because of the snow we have here

SoulKissed 01/23/2013 #

I haven't received mine yet either and when I checked to see who my partner is I clicked on the name to see her profile and it has been deleted. I hope I didn't get flaked on. Tatiana24

zombiegirl 01/26/2013 #

Still no post for me :( I've left a comment for my partner to see if there are any probs before leaving feedback

Thiefofsouls 01/27/2013 #

I haven't received mine yet.

ItsAllShiny 02/ 5/2013 #

@Thiefofsouls - I have the proof of postage so I can chase it up for you. Please let me know if you get it in the meantime :)

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