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Trash to Treasure ATC: MESH bag challenge

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Trash to Treasure ATC: MESH bag challenge
Swap Coordinator:AZmom875 (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:January 15, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 24, 2013
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

I love to re-use items that are normally considered trash and turn it into art.

For this Swap you are to make an ATC card 2.5 x 3.5 and use a mesh bag in your art somehow.
The bag must remain on the card, you can not ONLY paint on the card with a mess bag, although painting with the mesh bag is allowed.

Where do I get a mess bag? Mainly fruits and Vegetable bags like onions, oranges, limes, Lemons.

You will make 2 different cards for each partner. You will have 2 partners. You can make similar cards for the partners.

International swap will be separate, and have less partners and cards due to cost of mailing.

Cards must be 2.5 x 3.5, with a sturdy backing. Work is senders choice. So you can start right away.

Does anyone really sticker slap anymore? What does that meam? Please understand it goes beyond slapping a sticker. You can slap other things. Please dont just glue/slap a few things on a card. For that reason, each card needs 2 techniques: stamping, distressing edges, collage, fiber, embellishments, words, paint, glue, images, punches, brads, hand drawing, etc.

Put at least your name, on the back esp if you want to get rated properly. Keep in mind if you have your full name and address on the back, then cards that get mess up at the PO have been know to be mailed by the PO back to the sender. It takes a lifetime, but I have heard of it happening. This is your art take precautions.

Please put the extra 20 cents of postage on the envelope if you make your cards bulky. It is worth the extra 20 cents to prevent damage. This is your art Take precautions.

I suggest you put each card in a waterproof sleeve, and tape them to a note card to prevent dancing around during mailing and again damage or gasp they rip open and get lost. This is your art take precautions.

I will angel any cards. Once you have made two attempts to contact sender and have rated them a 1.

Keep in mind: You flake, then you bake!!!

Future swaps will be Plastic bread closures or ties.
Bottle caps, Napkins. wrapping paper

Discussion

AZmom875 12/ 3/2012 #

International swap here http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/135153

AZmom875 12/ 3/2012 #

The international swap is ONE partner One card. You could possibly get a USA partner, but no guarantee.

I made the swap 4 cause the bags are big, and by the time you make one you will be so addicted to the fun, you will want to make more. So two partners.

Plus when you are sending one card to a player, you might as well be sending two for the same postage.

AZmom875 12/ 4/2012 #

Ok I just thought of another great Trash idea when opening my mail. I got a fake cardboard credit card. So whatever those are called start saving those things up for a future swap. card board or plastic will work. Mine was from Disney, but I get them from insurance companies, and Kohls dept store.

Goldilocks 12/14/2012 #

You can also save used gift cards. I use them all the time to make inserts in pockets, tags, etc. If the card has a name or logo I don't want seen, I just punch holes and add ribbon or fibers to cover or to make fringe. I also add notes to cover the backs. I am saving the cutesy ones for my scouts to make game pieces.

AZmom875 12/21/2012 #

Neat idea goldilocks. I love to just save the plastic gift cards too and put them in a binder. Silly but I do like to see them.

AZmom875 12/25/2012 #

This week I punch a hole in a white plastic bread closure thingy. They used to be called Bread ties, but they dont really tie right? Any way, put a brad through the hole. covered it with gold ink. attached it to an atc card, and in the loop. I tied a mess bag. I should have scanned and saved an image of the card.. It was for the F is for Christian swap. My card was F is for Fish, for the story of the loaves and fish. So I used the mesh bag, and got an idea for those bread ties.

RadicalRecrafter 01/ 3/2013 #

Thank-you for inviting me to join this swap! I just finished my ATCs :D This is so "my kind of thing"! Fun!

AZmom875 01/ 4/2013 #

I am glad you liked it. I wonder what we should do next. I will come up with something and message you all.

I have lots of ideas, I just need to narrow it down.

AZmom875 01/16/2013 #

Next month I want to do security envelopes.

user6456 01/28/2013 #

Apparently I read the instructions for this swap wrong. I only sent one card to each of my sends. Since I do not have the same bag available I will be sending out another card later this week to my sends... UNLESS you Graciously tell me I do not need to.

KarenLaneWV 01/31/2013 #

I just read this again and realized I also only sent one card to each. Should I send another? I have been having problems tonight getting this website to cooperate with me and it's taking forever for pages to open. I checked my internet connection speed and it's not that.

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