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Chunk O Cardboard - June 2023

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Chunk O Cardboard - June 2023
Swap Coordinator:BetsyPreston (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:36
Location:Regional - USA Only
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.85
Last day to signup/drop:May 31, 2023
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2023
Number of swap partners:3

REMINDER Please contact your swap partner first to try to work out any issues. If the two of you can't get things back on track, then let me know and I'll see what I can do.

This is a Cardboard Postcard swap (CBPC). You will send one card each to 3 partners. Do not use an envelope.

The postcards should be made out of ANY kind of reused cardboard saved from the trash/recycling. Please use only CLEAN cardboard. Additional decoration is sender's choice, and is strictly optional - only a chunk o' cardboard is required. Please include a short message to your partner - it's optional, but more fun don't you think?

The maximum postcard size which can be sent for the postcard rate is 4-1/4" x 6".

The maximum postcard size which can be sent for the first class letter rate is 6-1/8" x 11-1/2".

Thick or irregular-size postcards require extra postage. Please check with your post office so that your partner is not on the hook for postage due.

If you have any questions, please PM me - I don't check the comments often.

Some Housekeeping Info

Thanks so much for joining my swaps! It's a lot fun for me. They've grown in size to the point where I need to take some steps to control the amount of time that it takes to manage them. I want to keep it light-hearted. Please remember what's at stake here is a few pieces of cardboard (or anything close to it), so don't overthink it!

  • This is not a Profile Swap The Chunk O Cardboards swaps are Senders Choice. In order to prevent issues, you might be removed from the swap if your profile includes special requirements that are potentially incompatible.

  • Communicate Communicate Communicate Please contact your swap partner first to try to work out any issues. If you have a question or problem, please let your partner know and give them a chance to respond. If you can't resolve the issue, then let me know and I'll do what I can to help work it out.

  • Senders Please send your items on time and remember to mark your swap as "sent". Please let your partner know if you are going to send late. Many swappers won't mind a bit of delay as long as you keep people informed. Before assigning partners for future swaps, I will remove anyone has not marked an item "sent" for a previous swap. If you want to be in the next swap, then send your items and mark them as sent.

  • Recipients Please contact your swap partner first to try to work out any issues. If you haven't received anything a week or two after the swap deadline, please let your partner know. If you still don't receive an item (or a satisfactory response), leave a "1" rating then contact me to send an angel replacement. Accurate ratings are the only way I can weed out unreliable senders from future swaps. And that's good for everyone.


chandlerguera 06/22/2023 #

Dear Chunk O Cardboard Swappers,

Our long-time Swap Coordinator for this swap, Betsy Preson (of St. Paul, MN and Mesa, AZ), unfortunately passed away on June 12. She was a creative and fun friend and will be missed.

Sincerely, Garci Moreno (chandlerguera)

ScrapHappyGabi 06/22/2023 #

Terribly sad!! I loved her to bits!!! I would love to continue her Chunk O Cardboard swaps and would love to host them- what do you think? Sending love to all her friends and family :(

JessicaPariah 06/26/2023 #

Oh my gosh, I just happen to see this comment while looking for the July swap...I'm so sorry to hear this. The chunks have been such fun bright spots in my mail. Thinking of her family and loved ones. <3

blubutterfly 06/27/2023 #

If you are in one of the current swaps that @BetsyPreston was hosting, and she was your sending partner, please feel free to message me your address and I will be happy to angel for her.

AzEkologi 07/11/2023 #

The long-time host of this swap, Betsy Preston, passed away unexpectedly last month. After speaking with several people close to her, the collective decision was for me to honor her tradition by taking over the hosting duties for the US and International Chunk-o-Cardboard swaps moving forward.

As Betsy had done in the past, I will post the swaps in approximately six-month blocks, from Jan-June and from July-December to allow participants to sign up for several at a time. The August Chunk-O-Cardboard US and Int'l swaps are up, and I will be working on uploading the remainder of the 2023 Chunk swaps this week.

Betsy’s "voice", via the swap description, and notable “Tang” swap image, will remain unchanged.

I hope that you will help me honor her memory by continuing to participate in a simple swap that meant so much to her, as well as to so many within our community.

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