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  • ATC Swap

    There's been quite a bit of interest in ATC's on here of late & I've just signed up on another forum to take part in a swap and so thought I'd start one on here.

    First of all, some info on ATC's (as I know there'll be lots of questions), I found this on the internet that'll hopefully answer all questions:

    As their name indicates, ATC are collectables, a brilliant idea born of the older sports-themed trading cards. The one rule that makes an ATC derives from their origins: the dimensions of the ATC must be 2.5"x3.5", or 64x89mm.

    To this rule are appended a couple of conventions. First, an ATC mustn't be sold, only exchanged, as the whole essence of these tiny works of art is about artists meeting (by correspondence or online if need be) and exchanging their works, thus meeting many artists and getting exposed to many personal styles. Second, on the back of each ATC the artist writes part or all of the following information: name, date made, contact information (email addy is fine), title of the ATC and number (1/8, 2/8...) if it's part of an edition. By definition ATCs are made in limited numbers, often no more than one of a kind. Unique ATCs are called originals; sets of identical ATCs are called editions and are numbered; sets of ATCs that are based on one theme but that are different are called series. Don't be intimidated by the concept of small editions or originals: very few people are anal about this. What most collectors really want are cards that were made with care. Based on that, numbers are meaningless.

    That's all! The above is all you need to know to start making your own ATCs. Common sense dictates that they should be sturdy enough to survive mailing, and of reasonable thickness (unless you specifically want them otherwise. Transparent card sleeves are useful to protect the cards if need be. This is particularly true if they can easily get smudged or if the medium might stick during transport.


    Hope that makes sense.

    Secondly - they can be made with just about any medium you like, so if you do stamping, decoupage, art, altered art, fabric, photography, anything can be incorporated onto your ATC

    Thirdly - the swap. Anyone who is interested add your name to the list so the thread stays near the top and then pm me for my address. Send me your ATC with an SAE using a "large" stamp (as that should cover thicker ATC's you may get back) and I'll swap it with the next ATC I receive. If you want to do another swap, just send in another ATC with an SAE and I'll get the next one out to you. If it seems to tail off and I'm waiting for a second ATC for the swap I'll revive this post or send off one of mine so that you're not left waiting without one.

    I think that covers everything? Please shout if you can think of anything I've missed or it doesn't make sense.

    And so onto the list, copy the list and add your name to the end:

    1. Me - AutumnFaerie
    "Human beings, who are almost remarkable in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so" - Douglas Adams


    Website: www.janscardsandcrafts.co.uk
    Blog: http://janscardscraftsandmusings.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/JanJackman
    Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...6759167?ref=nf

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    1. Me - AutumnFaerie
    2. CreativeFae
    Fae ~ Designed by Fae
    My blogs: Jewellery - General Crafting

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    • #3
      Yayy - we've started
      "Human beings, who are almost remarkable in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so" - Douglas Adams


      Website: www.janscardsandcrafts.co.uk
      Blog: http://janscardscraftsandmusings.blogspot.com/
      Twitter: http://twitter.com/JanJackman
      Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...6759167?ref=nf

      Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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      • #4
        1. Me - AutumnFaerie
        2. CreativeFae
        3. Sparkysdad

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        • #5
          1. Me - AutumnFaerie
          2. CreativeFae
          3. Sparkysdad
          4. KullakitaCards
          Paperbuzz
          Adding a little magic to your celebrations


          www.noths.com/paperbuzz

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          • #6
            1. Me - AutumnFaerie
            2. CreativeFae
            3. Sparkysdad
            4. KullakitaCards
            5. ms_mandy (Maygreen Fairies)
            www.maygreen-fairies.co.uk
            www.maygreen-fairies.blogspot.com
            www.facebook.com/maygreenfairies
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/maygreenfairies

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            • #7
              1. Me - AutumnFaerie
              2. CreativeFae
              3. Sparkysdad
              4. KullakitaCards
              5. ms_mandy (Maygreen Fairies)
              6. kazzells_______________



              Ooh never done one of these before.........hay ho will give it a go count me in jan
              kazx

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              • #8
                1. Me - AutumnFaerie
                2. CreativeFae
                3. Sparkysdad
                4. KullakitaCards
                5. ms_mandy (Maygreen Fairies)
                6. kazzells_______________
                7 Langara (Helen)
                Helen
                Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
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                my website: www.warringtonstampers.com

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                • #9
                  I'm starting to think about what to put on my ATC, but I can't decide. I did a search for examples on the internet, and it seems like there are often themes. Does anyone want to have a theme? It might help!
                  Paperbuzz
                  Adding a little magic to your celebrations


                  www.noths.com/paperbuzz

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                  • #10
                    I've done a poppy one.
                    Fae ~ Designed by Fae
                    My blogs: Jewellery - General Crafting

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                    • #11
                      Sounds like a fun idea so count me in

                      1. Me - AutumnFaerie
                      2. CreativeFae
                      3. Sparkysdad
                      4. KullakitaCards
                      5. ms_mandy (Maygreen Fairies)
                      6. kazzells_______________
                      7 Langara (Helen)
                      8.ShabbyChic (Julie)
                      http://shabbychic08.blogspot.com/
                      http://www.etsy.com/your_shop.php

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Langara View Post
                        1. Me - AutumnFaerie
                        2. CreativeFae
                        3. Sparkysdad
                        4. KullakitaCards
                        5. ms_mandy (Maygreen Fairies)
                        6. kazzells_______________
                        7 Langara (Helen)
                        8 Happybunny
                        http://parchmentgirl.misi.co.uk
                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/parchmentgirl/

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                        • #13
                          You must have posted at the same time as Julie - so you're no. 9 Happybunny:

                          1. Me - AutumnFaerie
                          2. CreativeFae
                          3. Sparkysdad
                          4. KullakitaCards
                          5. ms_mandy (Maygreen Fairies)
                          6. kazzells_______________
                          7 Langara (Helen)
                          8.ShabbyChic (Julie)
                          9. HappyBunny
                          "Human beings, who are almost remarkable in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so" - Douglas Adams


                          Website: www.janscardsandcrafts.co.uk
                          Blog: http://janscardscraftsandmusings.blogspot.com/
                          Twitter: http://twitter.com/JanJackman
                          Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...6759167?ref=nf

                          Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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                          • #14
                            hi jan

                            Just quick question??? Is there a theme or subject???
                            Ta kazxx

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kazzells View Post
                              Ooh never done one of these before.........hay ho will give it a go count me in jan
                              kazx
                              Nor me!


                              Originally posted by KullakitaCards View Post
                              I'm starting to think about what to put on my ATC, but I can't decide. I did a search for examples on the internet, and it seems like there are often themes. Does anyone want to have a theme? It might help!
                              Anything you like, whatever your favourite theme is, or if you have a stamp you love using, or pretty paper -whatever you like doing so you feel confident with it, the whole point is to have fun, don't get stressed out over it whatever you do.

                              It's going to be so interesting to see what everyone does, and if nobody minds I'll take photos of all the ATC's I get so everyone can see what we've done and not just me.

                              Ooh it's exciting, I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet, I think I'm going to start with a stamp I like and work it out from there.

                              Have fun all

                              Jan x
                              "Human beings, who are almost remarkable in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so" - Douglas Adams


                              Website: www.janscardsandcrafts.co.uk
                              Blog: http://janscardscraftsandmusings.blogspot.com/
                              Twitter: http://twitter.com/JanJackman
                              Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...6759167?ref=nf

                              Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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