This is a spin off blog from I CAN'T WANNA.
Cards, scrapbook projects and other crafty things.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I found a new obsession, er, ah, I mean, a new playground. SWAP-BOT is a hosting site for swaps. I signed up and browsed around. I saw these adorable little matchboxes that were decorated and then filled with lovely little goodies.
Naturally I signed up for one. I found a Favorite Color swap. You send your partner a matchbox decorated and filled with goodies in their color choice. My partner likes highlighter yellow and electric blue. Here's what I came up with:

The matchbox is a 32 ct in size. I had NO idea what that was, but there is a template available on SWAP-BOT made by the founder, Rachel. It is roughly 1.5 inches by 2 inches by 1/2 inch. It was easy to make. Felt good to cut it out and glue it up. I printed the pattern onto regular paper and traced it onto the pretty papers I used. My partner has a well filled out profile, so I was able to send her some of the things she liked. They aren't really in the highlighter yellow or electric blue category, but I think they worked well anyway. The wire and fruit used on the outside of the box can be taken off and she can use them for other crafts if she wants to.

And here are the contents of the box.
I sent things she wanted and things I thought would work.
I also sent some shells because I am in Virginia Beach.

Thanks for looking. I am working on my Holiday Fun Matchbox swap today.
Maybe I'll see you in one of the future swaps.


Enfys said...

This is fantastic Jana, what a lot of thought you put into it.
big hugs

Rosemary said...

This looks like fun and I hope your recipient appreciates the care and consideration you put into making it and filling it with lovely goodies. You are such a sweet and thoughtful soul!

Jessica G. said...

Now that's a fun idea; a bit like a crafting version of geocaching or treasure-hunting!

Electra said...

I REALLY like this idea, it sounds like fun. And I REALLY like what you've come up with-very classy!