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Invite Your Partner 2024
Welcome to the Invite Your Partner Swap 2024. This swap is tailormade for you, even down to your choice of partner! For this swap, you can invite a Lettuce Craft member to swap with you, or you can put your name on a list of members looking for a partner.
The swap requirements are up to you and your partner to decide. You can make the swap as big or as small as you like – anything from an ATC to an astrolabe constructed entirely of matchsticks. Just make sure you discuss the time and cost commitments with your partner.
Some ideas for your swap could be:
- one fabulous large item
- one tiny thing
- a favourite theme, colour, or fandom
- fill a shoebox
- just three things
- follow the guidelines of another swap
You are allowed to have two partners in this swap if you want to.
Communication is key in this swap. We have a long crafting time, and we’re swapping with people we like and admire. Please make sure you can follow through on your commitments, and keep in touch with your partner and the organizer if there are any problems. There will be weekly check in questions in the discussion.
It can be scary to ask someone to swap, but I hope you will give it a go! Think about how you’d feel if someone asked you – you’d be thrilled, right? Of course, sometimes time demands or postage costs mean that someone can’t commit to a swap right now, so please don’t take it to heart if you get a no. Ask someone else - there’s a bunch of wonderful lettuce heads who’d love to dance with you! And if it’s too scary, or if you don’t know who to ask, keep reading, I can help
Swap name: Invite Your Partner 2024
Lettuce Craft member who is organizing this swap: jemimah
Sign-up date range: 19 January 2024 – 9 February 2024
Send out date: 22 March 2024
Limited to a certain number of people? no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
Has posted a comment in this thread and will check regularly for swap updates YES/NO
If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO
Small exception to the shipping rules - If you and you partner have agreed to swap a small, flat item that can be mailed as a letter (e.g. ATC, 4x6 art), the papercraft rules will apply - you don’t need to get tracking or a receipt, but you must be prepared to remake and resend if the envelope doesn’t arrive within a reasonable time.
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Name of Swap: Invite Your Partner 2024
Lettuce Craft Username:
Your Real Name:
Mailing Address Including Country:
Who is your partner? (don’t send the questionnaire until you have discussed the swap with your partner)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: YES / NO
Do you understand that you should post at least once a week in the discussion thread and answer the check in question? YES / NO
Do you understand that if shipping within the US you must use tracking numbers? YES / NO
Do you understand that if shipping internationally, you must provide a photograph/digital image of the receipt as proof of sending? YES / NO
Do you have any allergies or intolerances? YES / NO
Do you have any pets or allergens in your home or workspace? YES / NO
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO JEMIMAH VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A PARTNER
If you’d like to join in, but you haven’t asked anyone yet, you can be on the list of swappers looking for a partner. PM @jemimah and I’ll add you to the list. You can just put your name down – I’m sure someone will be thrilled to swap with you! Or, if you’d like to, you can be a bit more specific about crafts you’d like to swap (keep it brief). e.g. – “@jemimah would love to swap with someone who could crochet silk mittens for her velociraptor. She could weave a model Millenium Falcon for you from bamboo and moonbeams.”
Don’t send your questionnaire to me until you have decided on your partner and communicated with them. Once I have received forms from both partners, I’ll update the participant list.