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Atrocious ATC

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Atrocious ATC
Swap Coordinator:simplyfunmom (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:12
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2020
Date items must be sent by:April 11, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

I participated in a swap like this a few years ago, and it was fun for me. With the current state of the world, I thought this would be a good tension breaker.

For this swap you will be sending your partners one (1) ugly ATC.

Here's your chance, oh sticker slappers. Oh sloppy gluers, oh uneven stampers, oh people who don't know how big an ATC is supposed to be and can't be bothered to tab over to google. This is your day to shine.

Quick, get a blank ATC card. What? You don't have those? Cut one roughly the correct size. (2.5 by 3.5? more like whatever by however big I feel like.) Scribble something on the background. Grab the pile of rewards stickers floating around your desk and just slap them all on. Write something in your regular handwriting on the top. What you ran out of room? Just cram the rest of the phrase on there sideways. Spill glue on it. Leave corners up and edges hanging off. Make something awful.

What I'm saying is, make an ATC you would cringe to see in your mailbox. Think of your biggest ATC pet peeves and make them come to life. It will be invigorating, I promise.

Since we have to have some solid rules on this, here they are: ATC must be under 3.5x4.5 inches (yes, I know that is not what size ATC's are, that's the joke, silly.) but larger than 1.5x2.5 inches (essentially, you have an inch wiggle room on each dimension.) If you want it to be ATC sized, you can do that too. This probably shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes. This is sender's choice, so if you do peek at the other person's profile, make sure not to cater to them. You can purposefully cater it to their dislikes if you want, but that's not required. Have fun. Write your username and the swap name on the back of the ATC, or the front, I mean, whatever.

Got that?

So, if you receive an ugly ATC that looks like it has little effort put into it, you should rate a five. Also, I am going to go ahead and say I do not endorse sending extras in this swap. I won't say you can't, but I think the swap should count for itself. Besides, nice extras would take away from the ugly of the swap and no one wants ugly extras, we're not THAT ironic.

Why am I hosting this swap, you ask? Hosting stupid swaps is my calling on swapbot. I have a good sense of humor (and if you're joining this swap- you should too!)

To join this swap you must have a 4.98 rating or higher. No 1's owed to active members. 3's will be scrutinized. If you think that you have an extraordinary circumstance and should be let in despite a recent poor rating, shoot me a message and we'll talk. You need to have at least 5 completed and rated type 2 (or type 3) swaps under your belt to join.

This swap is U.S.A only.

p.s. yep, this is a type 2 swap on purpose because it is too crappy to be a craft. (: It's a fast turnaround for that reason, as well.


Catida 03/28/2020 #

Can't join cause it's US only, but I had fun reading the description :D

simplyfunmom 03/28/2020 #

I can't do international swaps at this time, but stay tuned!

kiddomerriweather 03/28/2020 #


Gobarb 03/28/2020 #

Sounds like fun!

Fullsteampowell 03/29/2020 #

YAAAAAASSSSSS I needed this!!!!

simplyfunmom 03/29/2020 #

I'm making this particular swap international because I've had so many people contact me and beg. 😀

SunTradeToo 03/31/2020 #

This is so funny, but I am not sure I can bring myself to do this!

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