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The Color Purple: ATC

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Swap Coordinator:jennyknitstoo (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:129
Last day to signup/drop:July 31, 2008
Date items must be sent by:September 16, 2008
Number of swap partners:2

Thanks to everyone who joins my swaps, I try to be a fair coordinator who gives everyone a chance. I also angel my own swaps, so just incase a flaker falls through the cracks...no worries - you will get your cards.


My other colored ATC swaps went over so well, and since I have them under my belt, I will go with my next favorite color - PURPLE! We're pretty much talking the same swap, but with purple as the main color.

For this swap you will create 2 ATC's for each of 2 partners (4 ATC's total, standard 2.5x3.5 size).

The ATC can be whatever you want it to be, any media, or design, but it must be AT LEAST 75% purple (I understand that something that is "just purple" could be difficult, and possibly uninteresting, so you can have 25% of other colors) As far as the "purple" any shade will work, violet, lavender, eggplant, etc...

This swap is open to ANYONE with a completely filled out profile, and no, no-sends (1 rating) in the last 2 months. I will not ban people until I assign partners, so if you currently are fighting a 1 rating, you have plenty of time to get it resolved.

Please send me a message if you have any questions.

Thanks, and Happy Swapping.

PS. Here are the rates (generally) to mail to ATC's (from the US, 2 ounces, rigid envie)

US .79

Canada $1.16

Everywhere else $1.94


Lucky12324 07/11/2008 #

I figure I should sign up for this swap since my favorite color is purple and the send date is my birthday!

anwyn 07/11/2008 #

same here on the fave colour not the birthday i have joined this swap although i will be away for the whole of august i hope to make them now so they will be ready to send before the 16th sept. i hope thats ok and i wont be online at all while i'm away and prob not so much in last week of july (best friends wedding to help organise)

Any problems let me know and i will drop this swap.

anwyn 07/14/2008 #

i'm afraid i will have to drop this swap money is getting very tight and lots of things are demanding my attention over the next few months. sorry !

iriswylde 07/14/2008 #

I'm a purple gurrrl...even my namesake says so! And amethyst is my birthstone.

iriswylde 07/15/2008 #

I'll be back...I have to drop my last swap, so I can do a different earlier swap, and my max swap # has been reached - c ya later!

Piiata 07/17/2008 #

Purple has always been a bit difficult colour for me! But I'm up for the challenge :)

peppermintpatty 07/18/2008 #

Hi, this is my second swap on this board (I just found it). I made some ATC for the other swap last night and I loved doing it. I have hosted numerous swaps on other boards so you don't have to worry about me flaking! Can't wait to do this! Purple is one of my favorite colors.

anrtist 07/20/2008 #

purple is one of my favs too!!! This is gonna be a great swap with so many in it...I bet it makes top 10 before it's over!EVERYONE PLEASE CHECK OUT my 3 new ATC SWAPS I Posted last night!!!This is my first attempt @ A public swap! ONE OF THE SWAPS IS for an ATC & A SMALL PAINTING to match! It will be a FUN CHALLENGE! And a great chance to get some original art!!!I hope you are all up for it and will join me! THANX, CC

CherryBlossom 07/22/2008 #

I love purple!! Thank you for hosting this and thank you for letting me join!

NickyStratton 07/24/2008 #

would love to ask what is a ATC please let me know , is it a bought card and decorated at home i'm not sure what it is ....

also purple is my fav colour .

dizzyfromthis 07/24/2008 #

I love Purple,please count me in.

dizzyfromthis 07/24/2008 #

I love Purple,please count me in.

VJP 07/30/2008 #

I really, really want to join this...but I have never made an ATC. I guess I will practice first. sigh....

bicyclerepairman 07/31/2008 #

THANKS for including postage rates on your info! I'm in for the other coloured ATCs and this helps so much!

lois 07/31/2008 #

I asked this question not too long ago,Nicky It stands for Artist Trading Card.Its a decorated piece of cardstock or cardboard... I think .

twobluecrows 08/ 1/2008 #

Nicky Stratton: Here are some websites explaining ATCs

Art in Your Pocket

The Original site

An Article I wrote


twobluecrows 08/ 1/2008 #

If you check out the links, and read the little article I wrote, you'll see how much more than just a piece of decorated cardboard they can be! Cyn :)

twobluecrows 08/ 1/2008 #

Postage note: I've had fine success sending flat photo, paintings, collage or digital ATCs in a regular notecard envelope, tucked into a notecard with the swap info on it. It's only 42 cents in the US and cheaper to send outside, too.

Of course, if you add embellishments that may get jostled off, or are thicker than 1/4 inch, then you need to send it in a bubble wrap--that raises the cost to $1.13-1.30 in the US, and more outside accordingly.


qbee 08/ 2/2008 #

Just wondering if you are going to assign partners.

jennyknitstoo 08/ 2/2008 #

Hello Everyone, I sent an email yesterday stating I wouldn't be assigning partners before today. I'm about half way going through profiles...I'll assign when I'm finished.


Alteredbell 08/ 3/2008 #

looking forward to this.

FloridaGirl 08/ 8/2008 #

I have a question. Is it okay to do this swap using PSP? That is if I design it on PSP and print it.

FloridaGirl 08/ 8/2008 #

I have a question. Is it okay to do this swap using PSP? That is if I design it on PSP and print it.

twobluecrows 08/13/2008 #

FloridaGirl: The directions above say any mediums are allowed. When I do ATC swaps that have more than one per partner, I try to make a variety of styles, mediums, etc, I often make photo ATCs, and digital painting ATCs, but often combine them with a mixed media one just to have that variety, unless my partner says they'd like two of a kind.


Lucky12324 09/17/2008 #

Just wanted to let my partners know that I sent my swaps out on time but forgot to hit then send button...duh! lol

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