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Little ATC Houses

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Little ATC Houses
Swap Coordinator:TC (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:84
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 6, 2014
Date items must be sent by:January 24, 2014
Number of swap partners:1

Ready for a fun, different Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap?

Each card needs to be HOUSE-SHAPED but still fit in the 2.5" x 3.5" ATC sleeves or pockets. The house can be horizontal or vertical. Windows and doors are optional. Roofs can be different shapes. There can even be more than one house in a row as long as the roof-line is cut out. You can decorate your house however you choose. Let your imagination run wild and create something you'd love to have.

  • One card/house to one partner.
  • Your card must be 2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm).
  • All media welcome.
  • Newbies welcome with a reasonably filled profile.
  • If you've never made an ATC before, please join the Newbie Helpers group and read the thread about ATCs.
  • Sign and date the back of your card/house.
  • Send on time.
  • Rate promptly and accurately.
  • Communicate if there are problems.

If this is well-received, I'll repeat it so we can collect a whole neighborhood of little houses.

I monitor my swaps up to the sign-up deadline, and remove problem swappers on the last day or just before assigning partners.

(Credit to ATCs For All for part of the swap description. Click here to see a larger photo of the houses above, found on Pinterest.)


piratecaptainmo 12/20/2013 #

Would you mind if I borrow this idea in one of my groups?

TC 12/20/2013 #

Mo, go right ahead. :)

DixieDiane 12/21/2013 #

How cute!!!! What a wonderful idea!!! I would love to do if USA only but not right now-Hubby is back in hospital

piratecaptainmo 12/21/2013 #

Thanks @TC

laura987 12/22/2013 #

What a cool idea!

ArtsyTiger 12/30/2013 #

Shaped ATC's are super fun! I'm signing up.....

RadicalRecrafter 12/30/2013 #

I made a house shaped ATC for a shaped ATC swap a little while ago. It was so much fun to do- am definitely in! I love the idea of creating whole neighborhood of them! :D

ArtsyTiger 12/31/2013 #

I did an ATC shrine and the theme was "Ode to Vlad" and had skeleton parts and a skull inpaled on a stick. Very fun!

KarenLaneWV 01/ 1/2014 #

If you do a USA only, I'll do it. I just can't justify the postage costs for international swaps.

TC 01/ 1/2014 #

Karen, I have been thinking about doing this also as a USA only swap. Haven't decided if I will run them on alternate months, or just stagger the dates every month (I don't want to have them running concurrently). I'll post here when I put up a USA only version.

jjhere 01/ 1/2014 #

I did this swap over at AFA recently - fun! I've got a lot on my plate right now, but will join if possible.

ArtsyTiger 01/ 2/2014 #

In Canada, our postage is going up to 1.00 for a Canadian stamp on March 1st. At the moment international stamps are 1.95 and US stamps are 1.10. I don't know how much non-Canadian stamps will go up. It would be great to pay as little as US citizens pay for postage. Maybe this will inspire the Canadians to promote more Canada only swaps!

tazangelbabydes 01/ 2/2014 #

i can only do usa swaps cause of cost but if you dont mind i would like to do one in a group of mine, super neat idea!!

cutesygirlynai 01/ 2/2014 #

i really want to join but not 100% sure... i'm really nervous because i've never made an ATC before, lol.

ThESwEeTiE 01/ 3/2014 #

You know what.. I know postage internationally I expensive.. it costs a great deal for me to send from Australia... we ALL must pay if we have an international partner... so please... stop complaining and just be grateful that you live in a country where you can post freely and actually have it arrive.... If you haven't made one before... just study up! They are miniature pieces of ART.... but have fun!

TC 01/ 3/2014 #

I will delete any further comments about postage costs. You can take these debates to the public forum.

I will post a USA only version of this swap that will be staggered with the international swaps, so people who want to do both can do so, and those who want to stick to one or the other will still be able to get a nice collection.

barbieloufromKY 01/ 4/2014 #

This sounds soooooooo fun!! Can't wait to get started! :-)

nasreen 01/ 5/2014 #

Thank you @TC for keeping it international. I have already made my house and it is so cute and I cannot wait to make more. It would be fun to have different themes like shops or schools or haunted houses and then build a whole neighborhood. I really hope there will be more swaps like this.

cutesygirlynai 01/ 5/2014 #

joined this swap after doing some research. this will be my first ever ATC swap. i've done my ATC already, i think it's cute! i'm excited to see what my swap partner thinks.

MiRdLHWY43 01/ 6/2014 #

I couldn't pass this one up, can't wait to see what my partner makes! I'm starting today, too cold out to go anywhere!

TC 01/ 6/2014 #

I have started to look over profiles, but because I'm communicating with a few people about some issues, partners may not be assigned until the 8th. Thanks for your patience. :)

CraftLoco 01/ 6/2014 #

Sounds great! I'm very excited to join!!

starhiker 01/ 7/2014 #

Thanks for the heads up on the assignment date. I have mine ready.

TC 01/ 7/2014 #

Waiting to hear back from one person. I'd like to hit the "assign partners" button later today. :)

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