Monday, June 14, 2010

whimsy jar swap **closed**

Edit 6/20: Swap is now closed. Participants, I will be emailing you within the next few days.I was hardly done completing my Pretty Pockets Swap, when I started thinking about this one. The idea of this swap is to take a small jar (7 ounces- give or take a little)
and fill it up with pretty and usable craft items like buttons, mini tags, flowers, brads, bits and baubles, ribbons, trims, stick pins, charms, you name it.You will be put in a group of 3 swap participants and you will send out 2 jars and receive 2, as well.
Here's what you need to do:

1. Sign up for the swap by sending me an email {Jessrodarte(at)verizon(dot)net} by June 28th or until we reach a maximum of 30 participants.
In your email, please include the following: your name, mailing address, email address, blog or Flickr address (you must have one of either to join), and a list of your likes/dislikes including favorite colors and color schemes (please be thorough! It's easier to to put a package together when there is an extensive list of likes).

2. The first step is to find 2 jars (maybe recycle a jelly jar, a pickle jar or a vintage jar?) Next you will decorate the jar a bit to make it pretty. You can paint on them, add rub-ons, rhinestones, flowers, ribbon, buttons, lace, etc.

3. Finally, fill up your jars with pretties, and...

4. Ship them off to your swap partners along with your name and contact information (by July 12th).

Here are a few Flickr pics to get your creative juices flowin':


Several of the whimsy jar pictures are from Shanda's Flickr. I love her whimsy jars. See more of her whimsy jars here.

I sincerely hope you will join! I look forward to your email. :)

I will be accepting international participants for this swap. I will be pairing up international participants with each other though to keep shipping costs low.

23 comments:

  1. No destashing! ;)

    Oh so fun but I don't think I'd be ready in time! :( Have fun! ♥

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  2. How cute.... I'm in!

    Ruth ;)

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  3. I sent you an email...I'm in!!!
    ~victoria~

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  4. Hi Jessica, I will send you an email now! This will be fun! Xo Fran.

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  5. I sent you an email! I remember seeing these on a craft forum a long time ago and thinking that would be a blast!

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  6. Sent an e-mail your way...thanks for doing this!!! debbie

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  7. Sending the email right now! Love this swap idea!

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  8. Yes please. Count me in. Email on its way.

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  9. Sounds, and looks, like so much fun! I see the sign-up date is the 28th, but when is the mail-out date? I'll have to decide if I think I can make it~

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  10. I'd love to join in if you get some UK participants. I'll send my mail tonight. I've been loving your swaps and always coveted such prettiness!

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  11. Hi Jessica, what a lovely blog you have! I'm a button junkie!

    I added a link to my blog list. I hope my readers will visit you!

    Pam

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  13. Oh, yes! count me in! I'm emailing now!

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  14. ooh i would love to play along, i'm one of those international girls who was reading along with bated breath til i got to the end and saw that yes i could indeed play :)

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  15. I sent you an email to sign up! Suzie

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  16. Oh love this swap, emailing you now. I couldn't do your pocket swap because my sewing skills lack quite a bit, lol. This one is perfect!
    Kathy

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  17. Sounds FUN!!!
    I'm thinking postage will be ALOT... what do you think? Otherwise I think it would be FUN!
    Deb :)

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  18. Gurl sign me up! I can't wait I have lots of goodies waiting for good home :)!!

    Thanks
    Renee

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  19. Ooh Please sign me up! I can't wait I have lots of goodies waiting for good home :)!!

    Emailing now :)

    Thanks
    Renee

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  20. I'd love to join you all! Thanks for hosting this fun swap. Emailing you now. Michelle

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  21. Hi Jessica,

    I'd love to be part of the swap have just sent you an email....
    Sounds like a fab swap...

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