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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2006 09:35:18 PM »

Normally I use heavy cardstock (I'm a scrapbooker at heart, so I have tons of scraps left over).  Occasionally I'll make one from an actual playing card, though.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2006 05:13:01 PM »

you can purchase ATC blanks from places like Oriental Trading or other spots online.  I have used them, but I also use cardstock or matboard or whatever I can grab that's in my way and can be cut to the proper size.

I've also done fabric ATC's and they're tons of fun, but be sure to add fusible interfacing to the back to stablilize it
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2006 12:23:57 PM »

i came up with another question... if you use things like playing cards or the like, do you also cover the back or just leave it as it is? I decided that playing cards was easiest for me, but i'm noticing it looks kinda silly keeping the back with the playing card design. Just wondering what everyone else does.. Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2006 12:31:35 PM »

That's yet another personal preference thing!

I don't use playing cards, but I do cover the back of mine with a paper that coordinates with the front of the card. Then on top of that, I have a little form type thing that I made that has my name, email, what the name of the card is, date, swap info...that kind of stuff.

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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2006 12:46:34 PM »

Sometimes I do what AR does and I cover the back, sometimes I leave it showing.  Sometimes I want my messy process to show (like when I heavily alter a magazine image, I want the edges where I wrapped the image around the card to give a hint of what the original looked like).  Sometimes I want something very neat.

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2006 12:53:15 PM »

file folders

only cause i can't find where we keep the cardstock at work...
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2006 03:57:27 PM »

Some of the 'messy' looking ones I kept uncovered on the back.. some of my cards are "crisp" with straight edges so I covered the backs of those. I was just wondering what the general consensus was Wink
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2006 06:44:56 PM »

I don't use any paper at all.  Mine are completely out of fabric and embellishments with heavy interfacing and or fusible stuff. 
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2006 11:52:08 PM »

That super thin wood is balsa wood. Folks my age will remember the little airplanes you could get for a dollar made of that wood. Had a plastic propeller that you wound up with a rubber band.

Using that balsa is an awesome idea! It's probably soft enough to cut with a sturdy craft knife. I haven't made an ATC as of yet, but i'm on the verge. I can tell I'll get obsessed with them.
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2006 06:05:45 AM »

Using that balsa is an awesome idea! It's probably soft enough to cut with a sturdy craft knife. I haven't made an ATC as of yet, but i'm on the verge. I can tell I'll get obsessed with them.

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