Tuesday, August 7, 2007

ATC Swap


Jessica (x3JessicaLouise)
Brenda (twinscrapbee)
Denitza (Nitza)
Nitza (alma scrapper)
Tiff (whenscraphappens)
Jen (JenFitz)
Wendy (wendygirl)
Sharon (blushpea)
Angela (sosumi_san)
Moi (scrapbooks by moi)

Ok, that's all that I've gotten an absolute "yes" from. So.. let me know if you need to be added to the list.

Think of an ATC as a tiny scrapbook page or a tag. They are 2.5" x 3.5". You can use any type of A/L free media on the card, but the foundation of the card itself should be made of heavy CS. With mine, I actually used a playing card because they are the perfect size, or pretty close.

It is up to you to design the card, but most swaps of this nature have a theme to narrow things down a bit. The theme for this swap will be: Love in Another Language! Since the poll was a tie between Love theme and Using another language, we'll just combine them (thanks moi). So just get your mind working, and get thinking about what you want to do.

Not all trading card enthusiasts subscribe to the A/L free policy, but for our purposes I would ask that you adhere to it. Depending on the materials used, you can definitely use Mod Podge as a sealant. If that's not the route you choose then please use quality adhesive. Also note that smoke/odor free products are important, as always, so please be considerate of others in this respect.

Some people make protective paper envies or sleeves for their cards... not necessary, but a nice touch. Some people alter tins to store them in and others use segmented baseball card inserts (the kind that you keep in a binder, like a photo album). There are also ATC holders you can either buy or make. You will be making one card for everyone who participates plus yourself. Send ALL of the cards to me and I will distribute them and ship them out. You will get yours back with the rest!
I will need you to send me as much as it cost to send to me (in $0.41 stamps please) as well as an extra two (2) $0.41 stamps in the package. If we have any overseas shipments, you can just send me a dollar or something.

Here are some great links.


Excellent Article with tons of technique suggestion and lots of examples:

All of the links on this page are pretty useful:

One specific example with step-by-step instructions: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art14192.asp

Sarah's very useful link with many examples:

More examples within the same link:

Here is a whole community devoted entirely to ATCs that people have made.

The due date for shipping will be 10/1/07!! This is in hopes of having them in my hand by 10/13/07 .

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