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ATC: KEEP CALM and . . . .

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ATC:  KEEP CALM and . . . .
Swap Coordinator:isabellasnow (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:15
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:June 8, 2013
Date items must be sent by:June 18, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap you will create 1 ATC for 1 partner featuring a 'Keep Calm' message.

According to Wikipedia:

'Keep Calm and Carry On was a Motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the aftermath of widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities.'

Who knew? I thought it was just a fad!

I have seen so many different interpretations of the 'Keep Calm" message including cupcakes, cookies, tea, love, etc. You name it and there's a 'Keep Calm' message for it!

So....for this swap you will have 1 partner and you will create 1 motivational 'Keep Calm' ATC for that partner.


  • 1 ATC to 1 partner

  • must contain a 'Keep Calm' message--either the original (Keep Calm and Carry On) or one of your own choosing

  • ATC should measure 2.5" x 3.5" and be sent in a plastic sleeve or pocket

  • You can use the 'standard' format (as in the picture above) or create your own format--so long as it carries a 'Keep Calm' message

  • Use embellishments tastefully in keeping with your message

  • Let's avoid sexy, gory, or religious messages

If you need some inspiration, there are actually 'keep calm' generators on the web.

Here's one: http://www.keepcalmandcarryon.com/creator/

Participants must have a cumulative 4.9 and be rated for 7 Type 3 swaps. I stand firm on the 4.9 but if you do not yet have 7 Type 3 ratings and still want to join, message me.


emilie38 05/29/2013 #

Can i use the word keep calm and make up my own message to go with it ?

jringling 05/29/2013 #

I was going to start on my card... but decided to hold until partners are assigned. My will be profile based...

starrycat 05/29/2013 #

When you say in a pocket....can I make a ATC envie to put it in- that is what I normally do....

isabellasnow 05/29/2013 #

@emilie38 Yes! As long as it's 'Keep Calm,' you're free to insert whatever message you like

@starrycat Yes...the pocket is great. I send mine in sleeves but I've had participants say they were unable to find sleeves. I just want to make sure creations are protected during mailing.

@jringling that's a great idea. I'm going to make one because I saw the message and LOVED it...so I hope I get a partner that likes this thing! If not, I'll be starting over ;+)

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