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~Beginners Flower ATC swap~

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~Beginners Flower ATC swap~
Swap Coordinator:DarkSkullMistress42 (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:176
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 1, 2008
Date items must be sent by:September 26, 2008
Number of swap partners:1


This is a ATC swap for those that are new to it, or even those that are experienced. The only thing is if you have high standards or are picky about your ATCs, than don't join! As I said this is for swappers who are new to ATCs, I do not want to discourage anyone! With that being said here are the rules:

This is for 1 ATC

You will have 1 partner.


Let's make them nice, not just thrown together. I would hate for them to fall apart! Also one sticker stuck on some cardstock is not welcomed!

You must have a rating of 4.8 or higher.

No recent or unexplained ones or no sends.

Newbies are welcomed, BUT you must have your profile filled out good!

If I feel for any reason you need to be banned, I will ban you. I will start weeding out the ones who do not met criteria towards the last sign up day. If you feel like someone is not a good swapper or is a flaker feel free to pm me and tell me about it. As host I have every right to ban anyone who is not a "team player".

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to pm me, I will get back to you ASAP!

I hope you enjoy! Have fun! Happy Swapping!

Before you hit 'Yes, sign me up' make sure you meet the requirements I have set. I will ban if you don't! If for some reason something comes up and you will not be able to send out, please drop this swap. I don't want any disappointed swappers. With that being said I hope everyone will enjoy this swap!


JennieMaeD 06/25/2008 #

How many ATCs do we make for our partner?

DarkSkullMistress42 06/25/2008 #

Fixed it up there. just 1:)

peppermintpatty 07/18/2008 #

Looks like fun!

cafras 07/26/2008 #

Well timed - this is a good one for spring ( in Australia)

Dnonna1 07/29/2008 #

I am a newbie and would like to try this swap. I love the flower idea and love to make ATC's.

Dnonna1 07/29/2008 #

I am a newbie and would like to try this swap. I love the flower idea and love to make ATC's.

tralen33 08/ 2/2008 #

I've never made an ATC, is it a business card sized?

Stitchywitchy 08/ 2/2008 #

Help! Just signed up for this swap but not sure about where I have to send my ATC.

twobluecrows 08/ 2/2008 #

Stitchywitchy, when the time comes (within a few days after the sign-up deadline) there will be a new link on your listing for this swap in your dashboard saying "See the Partners You Send to" if you click that, a little box will open and your partners' name(s) will be there with their contact information.


Stitchywitchy 08/ 2/2008 #

Thanks twobluecrows, your prompt response much appreciated.

mergs 08/ 2/2008 #

As newbie to both ATC's and swapping - Does it need to be flat or can it have dimension?

DarkSkullMistress42 08/ 4/2008 #

It dose have to be the size of a ATC card, if you can do dimensions on that then that is fine.

LeeA 08/ 4/2008 #

Thanks for starting a swap for beginners. I've wanted to try an ATC for a long time but I was worried about my swap offering not being up to par. Thanks for the opportunity to give it a try. ~lee

BeautifulMess 08/ 4/2008 #

So as I'm new... Whats the size of an average ATM card and does it just need to be a card decortated by me (or the sender) in the theme of flowers? Like can you draw, stick, colour and such like? I know what ATC means, it's just no one told me the details of it =(

Thanks for helping. xxx

briettaraven 08/ 4/2008 #

ATC=Artist Trading Card. the size of a atc card is 2.5 by 3.5 the size of a playing card.

twobluecrows 08/ 4/2008 #


There are three links above in the comments with all the answers for your questions!

(Not that you shouldn't ask them here anyway! We're happy to help!)

Cyn :)

MJjunkie86 08/ 5/2008 #

this will be the first ATC i will be swapping! have only been doing this a week! hadnt heard of ATC before that!

bmayc 08/ 5/2008 #

Hi,I just signed up for this swap and would like to know if my profile is filled out good enough to be in my first swap? Also should I go ahead and make my ATC or wait until I get my partner to start it? I am excited to swap! Thanks Bmayc

DarkSkullMistress42 08/ 7/2008 #

Excellant profile! you can wait to see if they have a certain flower they like.

Thanks to everyone on here for answering ATC questions:)

Deluxx 08/ 7/2008 #

Gulp, okay, here we go: I'm signing up for my very first ATC swap. Thanks for making one with more "gentle" standards for us newbies.

magpie55 08/10/2008 #

bmayc, I like to check out the profile of my receiver so I can use colors or styles that they like. It is still an ATC that is 'me', ie, if fabric is my game, then I might do fabric, but it has elements that the receiver likes as well.

Have fun with it.

1tiredmama 08/10/2008 #

I would like to sign up for this but was wondering if I need to add more to my profile. this will be my first swap and my first ATC.

thanks trish

jenniwhit2 08/11/2008 #

My first ATC Swap too...been too nervous to try one out but you've made it really comfortable..Thanks!

Nataliee 08/15/2008 #

This is my first ATC I will be making, so am quite excited - only heard of it yesterday and can't wait to begin.

Nataliee 08/16/2008 #

How does one get a rating?

shopandbid 08/18/2008 #

Congrats DSM your swap is #2.

MJjunkie86 08/20/2008 #

looking forward to this, i have made a couple now but not sure if they are any good (prob not...) but i have a great idea for this one!!

ps, please join my swap, its the first one im hosting and i want it to go well!!


please spread the word and make my day!

ReenieT 08/21/2008 #

I would like to sign up for this. It will be my first. I am brand spanking new.

MsAzadi 08/23/2008 #

Glad to see so many other newcomers jumping into the pool. I haven't done many yet myself but have certainly enjoyed seeing the atc take a life of its own as I"m making it.

It's fun!

Caro1 08/23/2008 #

I have made lots of ATCs before, but I am new to swapbot so would love to join in with this if it is OK. I have filled in my profile and you can see my blog (www.carocrafts.blogspot.com) for examples of my work.

monkeybabies 08/24/2008 #

Ohhhh, I am brand new...and this is the perfect swap for me!! looking foward to making my first ATC!

mixedfx 08/27/2008 #

woot! my first swap in awhile. ^_^ def. looking forward to it! thanks for hosting this!

sundayschild 08/27/2008 #

Just signed up and would love to do the September swap, how do I get a rating so I can join in?

nzcat 08/28/2008 #

This will be my first ATC swap.....looking forward to participating.

CottonCandy 08/29/2008 #

Hi!, I'm from Mexico and I will love to participate, I've just joined in swap-bot, can I join this swap?

magpie55 08/30/2008 #

Yippee, my rating is now high enough to join.

coquitah 08/30/2008 #

uu i'm soo exited ... I want this to star allready haha

SaraLouise1981 08/31/2008 #

i have made a few flower atc'S I just have to pick which ones im sending,

rdhill2005 09/ 1/2008 #

can't wait to send!

DarkSkullMistress42 09/ 2/2008 #

Partners have been chosen.

starrynightflyer 09/ 3/2008 #

How do we access our partner's contact information? I can't find a link. (This is my first swap!) Thank you!

monstermansmum05 09/ 6/2008 #

Top right coner of this page will have som links you can click, click on See who your partner is, a small page will pop up with your partners info on it.

starrynightflyer 09/ 7/2008 #

Thank you so much! :)

Stitchywitchy 09/ 9/2008 #

Hi, Just received a lovely ATC but from a different partner than the one I have been given to send to.I have sent mine off to the partner on my link. Is this right?

sugary 09/10/2008 #

Me too. I am a little confused. I thought my swap partner went both ways. So I receive something from someone other than the person I am sending to?

magpie55 09/12/2008 #

Yes, if there were an uneven number of swappers, someone wouldn't have a partner, thus you send to someone and someone else sends to you. Around in a circle. Works great.

magpie55 09/12/2008 #

BTW, you can see who will be sending to you by opening the 'rate your partner' button in the yellow box at the top right of this page. I just like to get to know who is sending to me by checking out their profile. Just be careful you don't push any rating buttons or send buttons by mistake. You can undo the mistakenly pushed send button, though.

My ATC is ready, madsquirrel. I'll be mailing on Monday!!

haywardcs 09/12/2008 #

I mailed mine off this morning ;) I hope the recipient likes, this is my first time making an ATC. I LOVE it! Thank so much.

starrynightflyer 09/21/2008 #

Are we allowed to send swaps to the person who sent us a swap, even if they are different than our assigned partner? It's fun to share the joy of getting artistic mail!

merlinda 09/27/2008 #

sorry forgot to click went a few days ago before deadline.

DarkSkullMistress42 10/ 5/2008 #

Please get your swap out if you haven't yet. please let me know if you have not gotten your swap.

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