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Swap: my tea envelopes for ... surprise me! Answered

I'm offering a big fat bag full of tea envelopes to someone who is willing to send me...
something fun. Make me an offer and see if I'll bite. I probably will.
I'm in the Netherlands, but this offer is international.

The envelopes are empty: there is no tea included in this offer. Many people like to use these colourful envelopes to make stuff, like cards.

The picture is only a sample. The envelope you'll be getting will really be fat. There will be different tea brands present, and different flavours, but also many of the same brand and flavour so you can make a pattern. You'll find mainly Dutch and German brands.

Any takers?



3 years ago

I'm reviving this thread because the offer is valid again! I'll swap you almost anything you can offer against an envelope full of tea envelopes. Anyone?


5 years ago

Final bump, before this offer sinks into oblivion.

everyone has a differnt definition of "fun" though. A bag of transistors, resistors, and caps, would be "fun" for me..... :-)

I'd take that offer in a heartbeat if someone would make it! ;-)

Um, yeah but that;'s what I mean,  "I" would want the parts  LOL  

Well, no tea envelopes for you, then ;-)

Well, it isn't like I couldn't eventually use them, but for sure, my wife would pooh pooh the idea of me storing them until that date :-D

Do you drink beer? I'll swap unbent dutch beer caps for an instructables patch :) Or failing that I'll just send one to you, I've a few.

Oh! I should definitely be able to get you some beer caps.
Like, three or four different ones, removed carefully. That should work, I think?

I have removed countless metal bottle caps in the past using nothing more then my calloused hand and a sturdy shelf or end of a stair. Wood, because that won't break the glass so easily. At about chest level, i put the edge of the bottle cap on top of the stair, bottle upright, and come down fairly hard with the other hand striking the bottle cap. It NORMALL comes off easily and unbent. Discaimer: I am not responsible for any drink spilled using this method :-D

I have a far easier method my friend. You take your bottlecap opener (one of those old ones that gets the whole cap instead of just a small portion of it). But first you lay a one euro piece (or simmilar coin) on top of the bottlecap and then you gently open it with the bottleopener as you would normally. tada! no bent and no spillage! :D

I just use the back of a knife or any other lever. Just not a bottle opener.

Your patches went in the post Wednesday btw Moem.

The lovely patch and awesome stickers arrived here in fine shape! Thank you so much!


Hey, no self-respecting hackerspace would want to be without Club Mate.

except those of us that have to import it and can not afford too (The 2600 does it, but wow the price...)

Note that I didn't say they would not be without it, I said they would not want to be without it...

But yeah. Maybe better if someone starts making their own on that side of the pond.

Um, yeah but that;'s what I mean,  "I" would want the parts  LOL  

I tried that but I ended up bending the sides of the bottlecap to much :( But whatever works works right :D

Thanks! Snail mail between our countries isn't quick, so I'm not holding my breath. But good to know.
I sent your beer caps out a week ago, but I may be sending some more, as more caps have popped off up.

where I grew up, my room was in the basement, and we had a set of wooden stairs from the kitchen down to the basement.. I don't ever remember bending a cap with my method but I suppose it is possible ;-)

Deal! Since they weigh almost nothing I might as well throw in a fridge magnet and some stickers too. I just moved house so I'll have a look for them tonight.

Ok, I found them, as well as some other obscure stuff I'd forgotten I had along the way.

*does the Happy Dance and carefully cracks open a cold one*

Awww now I want a beer. I've got wine tonight instead.

Ah, such hardship ;-)


6 years ago

Okay, since I've had no takers for the tea bag covers, I'll make this broader:
if you'd like them, make me an offer and we can probably work out a swap. Be creative, I'll take many different things as long as it's fun!