Trade Secrets Swap

A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable.  Tip Junkie shares creative womens ‘trade secrets’ and tips every day.  Now you can join in the fun!

Tip Junkie is hosting it’s first swap (or product exchange).  I named it “Trade Secrets” because we are “trading” our favorite tips or secrets that are unique to us. 

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Make or purchase at least three objects that you consider your favorite trade secrets.
  • Mail it to your swap partner before November 1, 2009.

They could include (but are not limited to) your favorite party favor you make regularly, gift idea, beauty product, craft, home décor idea, recipe, scrap craft, book, etc.  Please limit the product total (not including shipping) to under $25 and only send items you would love to receive yourself.

Have a great time with it and most importantly be creative.  Be sure to include a nice note to your exchange partner and feel free to wrap each product, and decorate the box in a theme.  {{optional}}

How to join the swap: Fill out the contact form enter.

Important dates:

  • Deadline to sign up:  October 1st
  • Receive your swap partner:  October 5th
  • Deadline to mail your package:  November 1st

Once you receive your package, be sure to post photos on Tip Junkie’s Flickr Account , for everyone to enjoy!

Get your swap product featured on Tip Junkie:

If you’ve made your item(s), be sure to make a tutorial about it (with pictures) and post it to your blog.  Contact me with your post link under “other” using the form.  These special entries will be featured on Tip Junkie as this is the purpose – to share your knowledge so we can all learn something new!

Grab a swap button!

I’ll need your help to promote Tip Junkie’s ‘Trade Secrets’ swap.   Be sure to grab the ‘Trade Secrets’ button and post it on your side bar.  Huge thanks to all who participate and help promote.

Wondering what to make or give? Here are a few other swaps you can receive inspiration from:

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them on this post.


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  1. Hi Laurie,
    This is my first blog comment ever on any site! I found your website over the weekend and I absolutely love it! Is it possible to find out where to buy some of the supplies in the swap examples you gave? I am specifically interested in the small clear paint can that was used in Jamie’s gift to Lisa under Sue’s Witch Switch gifts 2007. Also, were all of the items in the photo on the right inside the can?
    Thanks for you time,

  2. Lori May,

    Welcome to the blogging community! You’re going to love it. I found a link where you can buy the small clear paint can for $3. Here’s the link:

    Yes, usually you take a picture of all the items you made/purchase and then how it was packaged (if you go OTT). However, that can must be a large can because I don’t think all of that loot would fit in a small one.

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