Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Petite Inspiration Box Swap - Black & White Edition

Edit: Sign-ups are now closed. Group info has been emailed.

As promised, here are the details of my next Petite Inspiration Box Swap!!!

1. You will be placed in groups of 3 players. You will need to make a "Petite Inspiration Box" for each of the other players in your group (2), and you will receive one back from each of the players in your group (2).

2. The base of the box should be a sliding match box. I found mine at my grocery store in a package of 3 for about $2. These are the larger boxes that measure about 5x2x1, not the teeny-tiny ones. Decorate the outside of each box, and fill them with artsy goodies for your swap partners.

3. The items in your boxes should be vintage or vintage-inspired and ALL ITEMS IN THE BOX SHOULD BE BLACK and/or WHITE/CREAM/IVORY. You can include some Halloween-related items as well, but the whole box doesn't need to be Halloween-themed. Find out your partners' likes and dislikes, collections, favorite crafts, etc. Here are some ideas of what to include: Old buttons, millinery, lace, ribbon, trims, jewelry findings, ephemera, images, charms, cupcake toppers, etc. These boxes are fairly small, so they should be easy to fill up... just be sure to send quality, usable items that you would love to receive yourself. You can see some photos of the boxes from previous swaps here.

4. You will need to mail your boxes directly to your partners by September 27th. PLEASE only sign-up for this swap if you are able to have your swap items created and mailed by this date. As with any swap, it is reallllly important to follow-up with your promise to make quality items and send them on time.

5. To sign up for this swap, please email me at info{at} , be sure to send the following:
*Email address
*Blog address
*The country that you live in
*If you are willing to ship internationally

6. I will close sign-ups on Friday evening or at 30 players, whichever comes first. You will receive your group info by Tuesday morning. Feel free to grab the button above to add to your own blog. (Cute bat image from the Graphics Fairy).

Hope you can play!!!


Sarah said...

Can't wait!!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

Hi Heather,
I'm In too!!!

kathy said...

OH so fun __emailed you already for the swap __ Thank you so much KAthy - ga ♥ aka --

marie said...

I just emailed you - I hope there's room for me!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

How can I pass this up! Black and white are my colors!!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Hi Heather,
:) Yippee! You know I love your box swaps. Thank you for the heads up. I'll send you an email now!

Heather said...

I REALLY want to swap!! I am swap addicted!!

maryboys said...

please count me in, heather:)


Stevie said...

Woohoo, I just emailed 'ya! Thanks!!! xo

Tart Deco™ said...

Wow- hope I made it in time. E-mail sent!

kana said...


I just sent you an email with my info. I am excited to participate as I have wanted to in the past! Please let me know if you did not get my email please.

paperbird said...

Hi Heather- I would love to participate again. I love that you are hosting this- thanks for the opportunity to play and create.

TinyBear said...

I would love to participate too - just emailed you ;D
~ Tina

AmyB said...

Heather, I just e-mailed you and hope that I can join in. I haven't participated since your inaugural P.I. swap and am anxious to do it again. The B/W theme is perfect and your logo is great! - Amy Bauer

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'd love to join in as I have become a swap addict! I am afraid to commit for the date though, so I will pass this one by :( and watch for your next one. I love the idea of using the larger match boxes.


Sounds fun Heather....the timing is bad for me :( I'll be looking forward to the next one. Please add the follwer gadget so I don't miss out!
deb :)

Therese said...

Hello! I would love to be a part of this swap! Please count me in!


mercedes said...

Heather... looks like I missed the deadline! so bummed... do you host these often? :) mercedes

Maria said...

if anyone drops out let me know. I can't believe I missed this one.

hugs, Maria

Rosalyn-Sue said...

So sad I missed your lovely swap -- I'm still enjoying very much our last one together. I have been reorganizing my studio and displayed the beautiful prize ribbons you gave me yesterday. Hoping all is well your way!

Big hugs to you,

Tart Deco™ said...

I blogged about the swap-

Pearl Maple said...

Oh this looks like fun, sorry I missed it, will have to be paying attention for the next round.