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ATCs for Everyone Who Is Afraid To Make Them 3

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Swap Coordinator:CSNYfan (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:42
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 18, 2011
Date items must be sent by:April 18, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

This ATC swap is for anyone who might be afraid that his/her work is not going to be "good enough" - those who are worried about disappointing partners with a new craft, and those who want to support swappers who are new to ATCs.

You will create one ATC for your one partner. Please relax and enjoy the process! You can use any media - collage, paint, colored pencil, photography, scrapbook supplies, fibers, markers, you name it! Try to have fun and not worry too much about what your partner will think - if you try your best and put effort into it, you will be just fine, trust me.

ATCs must be 2.5 by 3.5 inches. That is the only real rule. Please put your information on the back of the card - I usually include the name of the ATC swap, the title of the ATC (if I have one!), my real name and swapbot name and the date. Most people like a sturdy card - it is not a "rule" like the size rule, but if you are making something on paper, please use a sturdier paper and not just copy paper or something similar. Bristol board, cardstock, watercolor paper - these are all good choices. Of course, if you make your ATC out of fabric or something else, that will influence the sturdiness.

Please make sure that your are packaging your ATC safely so that it will get to your partner unbent and unwrinkled. If you use 3D elements, this may mean bubble wrap or a bubble wrap envelope. I usually protect mine by putting it in a plastic sleeve and then in a sturdy notecard or by wrapping it in bubble wrap.

I am linking an article that has other links in it for those who need a little more help. Also, if you are a little worried and need some support, please feel free to pm me and I can see what I can do to help you out. I am not an expert on making ATCs, but I do feel pretty good about the ones I make. Also, please feel free to post links in the comment section to other helpful websites on making ATCs if you have a good source. Here is how you link on SB:

[link] (url for the link) leave out the space between the square & round bracket.


Another ATC Link

New swappers welcome with a filled out profile, this means at least a few paragraphs in the personal section of your profile. Please do this BEFORE the sign up date has ended - I assign partners based on this criteria and I had to ban several people because of this, despite pms asking for a filled out profile. Established swappers welcome with 4.9 or higher and no unexplained 1s or 3s.

I do check every single perspective participant's profile for flakage, unsent swaps in the dashboard, etc. You will be banned if you don't meet the requirements - that's just making things fair for the entire group.


mrsnewbill 03/17/2011 #

I'm so scared of trying atc's that even this swap makes me super nervous!

but I'm also really curious what all the hype is about....so....I'm going to TRY!!!

user2637 03/17/2011 #

Yay @mrsnewbill I love to see more people trying to do ATCs. They are really quite fun! :)

suemick15 03/18/2011 #

mrsnewbill Go for it!! It will be fine. I was nervous at first, too, but I am so happy I took that first step. Enjoy!!

courtmm11 03/18/2011 #

I am scared to death too......lololol and my Mentor is pushing me out of the nest.... so I will be as brave as I can.... and after all if mrsnewbill signed up, I guess I have to do the same! Thanks you for the encouragement!

suemick15 03/18/2011 #

Hooray for mrsnewbil and courtmm11! Now we'll all have some new brains to pick. Trust our host's advice and relax and enjoy!

peacegirl10 03/19/2011 #

I want to sign up, it is still March 18, please help. I will follow thru with making my card. :o)

peacegirl10 03/26/2011 #

this was fun, I have rc my card and loved it, thank you Courtmm11

JohnnyDingo 04/17/2011 #

Finished mine today. It will be mailed tomorrow. I work well under pressure! LOL

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