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ATC Bag #1

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ATC Bag #1
Swap Coordinator:Wenturner71 (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:7
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:April 15, 2012
Date items must be sent by:April 25, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

You've heard of sticker bags and label bags, let's try ATC bags!

If you already have an established one to pass along, great! If not, here's how to start one:

Take a small envie and write your name and address on one side of it. On the other side, write instructions such as "take out two ATCs and add three". Have numbered lines for persons who have participated to sign on. Indicate that the last person to sign should send it home. You can include any other instructions, such as whether or not the ATCs should be made by the swapper or if you accept pass alongs. Put your three (or however many you indicated) ATCs inside the envie. This is your ATC bag.

Put the ATC bag (envie) inside another envie to mail to your swap partner.

Any questions? Just post them below!


wolfeagle 04/ 5/2012 #

Will this be a series, where then in #2, the bag would be mailed to someone else or does the bag get sent back to you by your partner right now with this swap or does it go on from there in some other way, or our we basically sending an envelope out in to the universe?

cerenaleigh 04/ 5/2012 #

I think this should be a series.. let's say we'll have 5 or 6 of these and everyone can have 5 or 6 lines for people to sign. After the 5th or 6th swap, everyone will get their atc envie sent home. The same people have to participate though..

nosboh99 04/ 5/2012 #

Hi, this sounds like an incredible idea but I need to understand it first. So lets say there will be 6 swaps and for your first swap 10 people sign up. That means all 10 people must sign up for the remaining 5 swaps, anybody extra that joins after the initial swap must signup for the remaining swaps as well. At the end of the sixth swap, when you receive your swap than you would simply turn around and mail it to the original person?

It would also remain that for the second round you would not start a new swap but rather take the envelope received from round 1 and remove 2 and add 1 ATC and it would continue from there.

At the end of six rounds should receive your original envelope with 9 ATCs as it started with 3 and 1 extra was added each round.

Is this correct?


nosboh99 04/ 5/2012 #

Sorry spell check does some strange things. I think I meant "mean" not "remain" in the second paragraph.

Gofeen 04/ 5/2012 #

I'm watching for now till I clear some swaps but I love it!

Wenturner71 04/ 5/2012 #

Actually, it doesn't have to stay with the same people each time. You will send one to your partner who will then sign off on it, add ATCs, and then send it off to someone else. It could be someone within the first swap, but maybe not as these ATC bags can also be swapped within the realm of Friendship Books/Bags. After it goes through five people (or however many you choose), it will come back to you. I would like to see more and more of these swaps, so I might even create ones where you have to make a new ATC bag and others where you send an existing ATC bag.

BleedingBlack 04/ 6/2012 #

I like the idea of this. Watching until the sign up date gets closer.

nosboh99 04/ 7/2012 #

Oh. I get it now. Sounds awesome!

Kraftylady777 04/15/2012 #

Love this idea. i previously received one from u Wendy in another swap....What else i think would be cool is to make an " atc supply bag" where u can put things to make atcs or even an atc kit....good on-line store for atcs is youratcstore.com

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