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ATC - Background Paper Swap

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ATC - Background Paper Swap
Swap Coordinator:BevT (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:42
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:April 18, 2013
Date items must be sent by:April 25, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

ATC Paper Swap - Backgrounds #3

For this swap, we will share some of our favorite printed, painted, textured, glittered, metallic or handmade ATC background papers.

Open to everyone!

You will cut them slightly larger than the standard ATC size 3.5 X 2.5. (4 X 3) would be a good size.

You will cut (10) ATC background pieces for your partner. ((4 X 3)) No more than two of the same print.

NOTE: If you already have pre-cut ATC background papers 3.5 X 2.5 you can use them. Please make sure your measurements are correct.

Send in a flat envelope with a note…… Simple, Quick and Cheap!!


hannibal 04/11/2013 #

any chance we could make them atc size. i cut down most of my paper pretty fast.

PixelPixie 04/11/2013 #

Fantastic idea for a swap! Thanks for creating it!

fawnscrafts 04/11/2013 #

I think this is an awesome idea. I have not get them precut, but awesome papers, so I will do this, watch the swap and if I get to the cutting the papers, then I will join.

BevT 04/11/2013 #

This is always a fun swap, I love hosting it. : )

SMackie 04/12/2013 #

I always make 2 identical cards....1 for my partner and 1 for my collection. So if possible I would like 2 of each paper. I hope this does not sound rude or ungrateful......just practical.....LOL

BevT 04/12/2013 #

@SMackie Great idea! I haven't cut my papers yet so I will use this idea. This could be a good suggestion for everyone to consider.

BevT 04/12/2013 #

@SMackie Thanks!

trula 04/14/2013 #

Is there a difference between ATC background papers, and just regular wonderful paper? Just wondering.

BevT 04/15/2013 #

@trula - Nope! No difference in the paper but the size of the paper is what matters. Make sure you cut your papers down to the correct size so it is ready to be used for ATC's.

Standard ATC size: 3.5 X 2.5. (4 X 3) would be a good size.

trula 04/15/2013 #

Thanks so much! I'm a paper hoarder, so this will be fun!

smadronia 04/16/2013 #

Can they be larger than 4x3? I have some lovely paper that's about 6x6, and I'd like to include some of it if possible.

smadronia 04/16/2013 #

I ask because some of it has more than patterns (butterflies, flowers) and I'd hate to cut it and end up cutting where my partner wouldn't want it

DixieDiane 04/17/2013 #

Would love to see a USA only version of this swap. I can't host due to hubby's surgery coming soon

BevT 04/17/2013 #

@DixieDiane - It's coming. I will host a USA paper swap soon.

@smadronia - Sure I understand sometimes the whole pattern is chopped off in a 4 X 3. Just communicate that to your partner, I don't think he or she will mind. Sometimes in order to see the whole picture it has to be larger.

BevT 04/17/2013 #

Just finished cutting my papers.... I am READY!!

indygirlfriend 04/17/2013 #

Are these supposed to be handmade? I would love handmade backgrounds as opposed to scrapbook papers cut to size, unless the papers were special i.e. treated in some way.

sillysusie 04/17/2013 #

I'm a horder of art magazines. Many have great abstract art that I cut down. Is that cool or a no no.

BevT 04/17/2013 #

@indygirlfriend - The background papers can be handmade, it's really the sender's choice. Most of the swappers will most likely send designer scrapbook paper. That's what I have, you never know who has speciality paper. I have lots of speciality paper, meaning shiny, glitter, texture and metallic. But I normally send an assortment. Hope that was helpful.

@sillysusie - Sorry, no magazines. I would love to do a swap like that I have lots of abstract backgrounds that comes from children books. I don't order magazines anymore. : (

DixieDiane 04/17/2013 #

TKS @BevT Be looking forwards to it :)

MsNabor928 04/18/2013 #

Cant wait! :) Ive been waiting for the 18th all week.

BevT 04/18/2013 #

@MsNabor928 - It's here! get ready to swap : )

smadronia 04/18/2013 #

@BevT Thanks for answering my question. I'll get most of them ready to go, and wait on the last couple until partners and assigned, and see what my partner wants

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