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Mystery item swap

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Group:All about ATC
Swap Coordinator:AZmom875 (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - USA ONLY sorry.
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 15, 2015
Date items must be sent by:October 31, 2015
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

This swap is limited to the first 10, including myself USA players, in good standing. As soon as I get 10 players, I will close the swap. This will not change the mail by date for you players, it will in fact give you more time to work.

So "read UP", kinda like "listen up", but you now need to read and understand.

As the swap coordinator, I can see all of your addresses.

I will send out to 9 players, (I am the 10th), a mystery item, that I have found. They are all the same. This is a quirky upcycle item. It is cute, it is funny.

I will send each player 4 of these items. Each Player will need to make 3 atc cards. One to make a card to send back to me as a thank you for sending the item, cost of postage, blah blah blah. I will enclose a return address label for your convenience

Beside making one card for me. Each player will make and send one atc to 2 different partners. The reason you have 2 partners is that I think players will love seeing how 2 different players made this item into a card.

Now you have one extra Mystery item. Make a card for yourself or make an extra card. Or save it for a journal. The extra one is a JIC item. Sometimes I screw up and need an extra.

You will have a long time to complete these cards. This allows for mailing time to you from me, and time to create.

I cant angel this swap, as I dont have a source for more mystery images. I also can not help you out if you dont get the images from me, but I think I could maybe send a photo or scan to you.
I will note in the comments the day I mail you the mystery images

Use this item on your card so that it is visible in some way, yes, you may color it or rip it, or paint it, but leave some of it to be seen somehow. Abstract, zentagles, collage, and hand drawn/painted cards are all acceptable.

Put some contact info on the back of your cards.

Make sure your cards are have even edges, and measure 2.5 x.3.5, with a sturdy backing.

Besides the cards, please add to your envelope one weird, or not weird mystery image or item to your partner, as a challenge to their artistic abilities. Nothing with dirt, trash or bio hazards please. It could be as simple as paper, or a weird embellishment,, an image from a magazine, or an upcycled tissue box, a new unused napkin, or tissue paper. Do you get the idea.? This is just an extra, they are not required to return a card or make anything from it, but I feel we have some room in the envelope so why not?!

When I mail the mystery images, I will have made my 2 cards for my partners, and they will be sealed/not visible. Do not open my cards until your work is complete, I dont want to influence your artwork, in any way. No cheating.

Next month I encourage another player to host this swap and to send a mystery image of their choosing to about 10 players.

I also would encourage an international player to feel free to host a swap like this.

Discussion

AZmom875 09/17/2015 #

The envelopes are going out in Fridays mail. There are a few other things in the envelope, but the mystery item is the item that has 4 of the same. I made my 2 cards and included them. You should all have a return address label to mail me back one card. Dont forget that besides sending each partner a card you need to enclose an extra kinda challenging item as a gift.

AZmom875 09/20/2015 #

I only made cards for the players that I have to send card to. I am sorry if that is confusing. I didnt make a card for each person since I only had 4 mystery items myself. I did make myself a card to keep, I liked my design so much.

Mimi7 09/22/2015 #

Received mine. :)

AZmom875 09/22/2015 #

Oh yea, one has arrived. Well what did you think? I will post a photo of one of my cards that I made to flickr. Dont look until you are done with your cards. I hope you are not stumped.

Mimi7 09/22/2015 #

i think I have a great idea for mine, hope everyone will like it. I haven't peeked and won't peek till mine are finished.

BetsyG 09/23/2015 #

Got mine today. I love the "Thank You' card you sent with them, and the extras. This should be challenging!

Watsonc7 09/25/2015 #

I got my envie as well....my first thought was pretty literal lol, but after a few minutes of climbing out of the box, I think I'll be heading in a different direction. It's gonna be interesting to put this together for sure :)

urbexarchaeology 09/28/2015 #

Got mine today!

AZmom875 09/28/2015 #

I got my hostess gift card from Betsy G. She did a great job. I decided to start an album on flickr and load all the cards. You can find my flickr account in my profile. Dont look until your cards are done. It can really mess with your creative ideas.

AZmom875 09/29/2015 #

I got another card today from mimi7, who had a very similar idea that I had. You may see besty g, Mimi7 and my card here on flickr.com

Dont look until you are done.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157659285901985

AZmom875 10/ 1/2015 #

I got a hostess card from swaplover. And she sent along the cutest paper napkin with a coffee theme, and a feather to challenge me. I will load her card to flickr.com today.

kbk 10/ 2/2015 #

I finished my cards today and I am so excited. I love them. I am glad you sent a 4th mystery item. Thank you.

AZmom875 10/ 3/2015 #

I got Watson7's card. I laughed so hard, I peed my socks. Then I showed it my hubby. Her card is loaded to the above album. Feel free to look when you have finished your cards. BTW, the cards have shown up on Swap-bot front page yesterday.

AZmom875 10/ 9/2015 #

Today I got a hostess card from KBK, and it was super awesome. I loved how she thought outside of the box. Her card is listed in my flickr account in my mystery item album. You can find links above. Or my flickr link in my profile.

AZmom875 10/ 9/2015 #

I got SweetGypsy's card today too. It is also so CUTE, and in the flicker photo album

AZmom875 10/22/2015 #

I got the cutest card from urbexarchaeology, I will post a photo soon.

AZmom875 11/ 9/2015 #

Angeljewele's 2 cards have been posted to my Flickr, mystery item album and are showing up on the front page of swap-bot, because I added the tag swapbot, (no dash)

You can see the album of the cards, I have received here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157659285901985

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