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Title: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 02, 2017 04:08:48 PM
 


Here is the Gallery to Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452179.0

(BTW - I did ask underthemountain and alteredmommy if it was okay to host the second round - they both said yes!)

CRAFTSTER TRADING CARD SWAP #2
This is the second (and hopefully not the last) Crafster Card Swap. This swap was inspired by the “What do you look like” thread on the Crafster Off-Topic Chit Chat and the awesome Crafster Canada Meetup in July 2016. The idea is to make a card all about you, kinda like a baseball card, but even more awesome. You can reproduce your card or create new ones for each of your partners. You can craft it from any material, but make sure that it is sturdy and that it will fit into a card sleeve if you are using different materials. Please use both the front and backsides of your card to tell us all about you!

BASIC CARD REQUIREMENTS
There are some basic requirements that should be on your card:
Size of the card: Should be the standard ATC 2.5" x3.5"
Front side: should include your image (can be done as a photo, drawing, painting, digitally altered, completely up to you!) and your Crafster name
Back side: can include your interests, your real name, address, etc. ..whatever you are comfortable with; you can even write a poem.  Completely open!

INFO
The Swap FAQs are here! - Everything you need to know about swapping.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.0
The ATC FAQs are here! - Everything you need to know about ATCs.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136601.0

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Craftster Trading Card Swap #2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: Sunday April 2 - Monday April 17, 2017
Date to send item by: Saturday May 20, 2017
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO

*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*
*Please send all your cards on the same day to make it easier on me. Thanks!*

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 16 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES

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GALLERY from ROUND #1:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449838.0

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Please send to Smmarrt with “Craftsters Trading Card Swap #2 - signup" as the subject.

*Name of Swap:  Craftsters Trading Card Swap #2
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
*Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (In the first round, we swapped with all of the participants. This is a requirement for this swap.)
*Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):

***It was discussed in the New Swap Themes thread that everyone wants to swap with everyone else. This might seem overwhelming if this is your first time swapping trading cards. And yes the postage will add up if this is a group of 20 or more swappers. If requested, I can set up a smaller swap group of 5 or 10.

Do you want to swap with everyone who signs up?
Do you want to swap with 5 people?
Do you want to swap with 10 people?

If you are joining the for the second time, would you be willing to swap in one of the smaller groups to help out novice trading card makers? This means you would make an additional 4 or 9 cards to send out.

*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*Will you post a photo of the card(s) when you receive?
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?
*Will you send sent/receive notifications to the swap organizer?
*Will you send all of your cards out on the same date to help the swap organizer?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received and you have posted pictures of the cards you received. If you are stuck without a space for a swap and are biting your nails waiting, just let me know and I will release you asap.

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the co-organizers, Smmarrt and xxx


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Smmarrt on April 02, 2017 04:09:26 PM
Craftster Trading Card Swappers:

1. Smmarrt
2. craftylittlemonkey
3. BigBangMomma
4. calluna
5. alwaysinmyroom
6. noooitaremybirthday
7. mandykaye
8. roler
9. jellybean89
10. bec99
11. Abbeeroad
12. emilywilde
13. Sharalee
14. underthemountain
15. curiousfae
16. fluffypants
17. craftADDchick
18. LovelyMiss
19. phoenixfiredesigns
20. Onyxnox
21. seeuudee
22. alteredmommy


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Smmarrt on April 02, 2017 04:12:38 PM
I will post this when the sign-ups close and the Gallery opens.

Copy this list for your spot in the Gallery:

I sent my cards out (date)
Choose any color to highlight names of the swappers when you receive their cards.

Example:

I sent my cards out on Monday May 15, 2017

Swapper 1 - received 5/19/17
Swapper 2
Swapper 3
Swapper 4


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 02, 2017 04:19:13 PM
In! IN! IN!!!!

eta not trying to be bossy, just really, Really excited!
-link to the first gallery to show the awesomeness?
-it says card swap in a couple spots instead of trading card swap.

I am going to get started making mine right away, I am so excited about playing with more PAPER! Yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Smmarrt on April 02, 2017 04:32:06 PM
Ok, will fix that. I was taking a photo and adding it.  ;D


Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 02, 2017 05:18:38 PM
Yay! I will send in my info soon!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: calluna on April 02, 2017 06:08:44 PM
How exciting! I have been making ATCs with old photos of myself, but I didn't know what to do with them...this will be perfect!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: mandykaye on April 02, 2017 08:02:17 PM
Yay! Sounds so fun! I will probably fill out the q tomorrow!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 03, 2017 09:33:37 AM
I have wanted to do this one again! Send out time is great...gets me past tax season!

I will send my info in tonight...can't wait to use some new ideas and new facts...I love my Craftster Friends collection so far!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: bec99 on April 04, 2017 02:56:23 AM
Pretty keen to join this round since I missed the last round. Just unsure if I want to swap with a group of 10 or everyone due to postage from Australia


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: roler on April 04, 2017 05:23:42 AM
I wasn't able to participate in the first round, so I'd really love to jump in this time!!  And this is due long enough after all my other current swaps that I can work on it after they're finished and sent - yay! XD  I'll work on my Q now!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 04, 2017 05:33:33 AM
I am buying US & overseas stamps now so the cost is spread out. Last time it was about as much as sending a swap parcel over the border so not outrageous. I made all the envelops from folded magazine pages, that part was free!
Hey, just a reminder that cards tried to escape some homemade envelops last round, take care to use enough tape :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2017 07:31:42 AM
I suggest that people make the cards as flat as possible to use only a first class stamp...for me, overseas was under $1 and envelope! 


Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 04, 2017 08:45:12 AM
I have a whole bunch of new bases started, but was holding off embellishing until I knew if we wete going to go with a theme. Honestly, I'm glad we're not!  Crafting will probably be a back burner for a bit though, as I have several other swaps with earlier send dates.

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Smmarrt on April 04, 2017 09:04:22 AM
I have started making envelopes and I'm still searching for a photo that I like.
I have cut bases from some polka-dotted card stock I found in my stash.
Thinking about my fun facts.

So happy you are all ready to go!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2017 09:19:26 AM
This swap is going to get my butt in gear to make a special journal to hold my cards...in the last round, I put them all in those plastic sleeves in a boring notebook...I would love to showcase each one with a special art page...can't wait to get started...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: jellybean89 on April 04, 2017 11:04:02 AM
I'm sending in my questionnaire! I just hope I can find a good photo. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: emilywilde on April 04, 2017 11:58:34 AM
 I'm definitely signing up for this round. I have an idea of what Im going to do too, but this time I'll probably just buy envelopes instead of making them this time.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 04, 2017 02:01:47 PM
I'll probably get my q in sometime this week!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Onyxnox on April 04, 2017 02:02:21 PM
Ooooooooh - I may in on this one again.... the last one had my stamped mini me.... I am not sure what to do for this one though...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 04, 2017 02:08:01 PM
Ooooooooh - I may in on this one again.... the last one had my stamped mini me.... I am not sure what to do for this one though...

What? What's with this "may" business? Unless, you know, you mean because send outs are in May. That must be it.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Wulf on April 04, 2017 04:15:52 PM
Ooooooooh - I may in on this one again.... the last one had my stamped mini me.... I am not sure what to do for this one though...

Oh, you have to join, Bonnie! I'm certainly not going to pass up this round, even though I'm crazy busy at the moment. But all that will be over long before the send-out date.

I also want to get or make a proper binder for my cards from the first round. I have them in plastic pages, but they're just sitting around on the desk. They deserve better.

Wulf


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftADDchick on April 04, 2017 05:25:02 PM
I am so glad I accidentally opened the "Hottest New topics" post by accident, because I would have been pretty mad if I missed this!

I am definitely going to sign up, and will start thinking about what my "photo" will look like... And, I want to put different info on the back, so I'm going to have to look at the ones I have from the first round so I can borrow some ideas :)  And, I definitely want to swap with everyone! I get a little OCD about having complete sets of things...  :)

And, thanks for the reminder about the "non-standard" envelopes. Since a couple of mine came unstuck, I'm going to stick with regular envelopes this time!



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 04, 2017 06:07:26 PM
I loved all the hand made envelops! After hearing about some cards getting loose I just layered mine with so much tape they ended up being hard to get into :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: mandykaye on April 04, 2017 06:50:15 PM
I will try to make some suitable envelopes for this! I have been saving all the cards, notes and envelopes from the ATC swaps I've been in and have made a small journal to keep track of the swaps. This will give me plenty of great material to make another journal as well! ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftADDchick on April 04, 2017 07:42:42 PM
I loved all the hand made envelops! After hearing about some cards getting loose I just layered mine with so much tape they ended up being hard to get into :D.

If I have time, I may posh the plain ones up a bit :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: bec99 on April 04, 2017 09:50:36 PM
Q sent. I know postage will be expensive from Australia but hubby will be away for a few months so we won't be spending much money so I can afford postage, that's how I'm looking at it haha


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: emilywilde on April 05, 2017 07:34:30 AM
I bought a new sheet of international stamps about a month ago in anticipation for this swap. ( and also because I couldn't find the last few from last year  :D )
I've been keeping the last round of cards in my ATC binder, but I do really like the idea of creating something special to keep them in, maybe a kind of junk journal style thing. Then the question is, do I make a new book for every round, or try to keep spaces open for multiple craftsters cards, which would be a really big book?!  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 05, 2017 07:39:18 AM
I have them in those sleeves that hold 9 cards, that way I can see both sides. I'm thinking I will likely have extra TM squares left over after making a sewing machine cover so maybe I will make a cover for the binder that holds the sleeves. Seems sort of appropriate to have the cards inside a book decorated with patches from people here. It will take a long time and many rounds to fill a binder I think, I could include a swap log and still have room for at least a couple of years. Then I'll have a reason to make another one, yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: Onyxnox on April 05, 2017 07:43:11 AM
LOL - you guys are seriously tempting me - I was thinking of a swap hiatus for a bit - focus on cleaning up the shame piles in the house, especially since we are doing a big reno in terms of changing windows, etc, and I really really need to focus on the garden.... but then again, I am thinking of what my grad school nursing pic would look like as a stamp....  or the one of me in 5th grade with pigtails in happy face hair bobbles....

Or what of one of my favourite picture of Jim - he is holding the cutest, tiniest little toad in his hand and looks so happy!  

Or just my avatar - Toby, the canine first love of my life!

I love my cards - they are in a small bamboo box where I can flip through them every once in awhile - I am inspired by the different looks and techniques, and you all bring a smile to my face, if not an outright laugh!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 05, 2017 07:44:49 AM
See? I knew you couldn't resist this swap ;).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2
Post by: underthemountain on April 05, 2017 10:51:08 AM
I'm definitely in!  

I have to think about what I'm going to do this time.  We had floated the ideas of doing a theme for the next one like baby photos, etc.  What do you guys think?

Come on Onyx!  It won't be a party without you!  :)


Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 05, 2017 11:28:24 AM
Personally, I'd prefer no theme. I like the freedom to do whatever!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 05, 2017 12:37:17 PM
I have to think about what I'm going to do this time.  We had floated the ideas of doing a theme for the next one like baby photos, etc.  What do you guys think?

I think it would be really fun to do an unsigned baby photo version where you have to guess who is who, haha.

But really, I'm cool either way. If we go un-themed, I think I have my back up pic from last round ready to go...or at least play with.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 05, 2017 12:41:45 PM
I have to think about what I'm going to do this time.  We had floated the ideas of doing a theme for the next one like baby photos, etc.  What do you guys think?
I think it would be really fun to do an unsigned baby photo version where you have to guess who is who, haha.

HAAAA!!!! Can we please do that for a future round? I LOVE IT. The "fun fact" could be a clue. Man, that would be like a personality scavenger hunt, I love it!
Maybe not really fair to Wulf unless there are other fellas playing but he might have an early photo that looks androgynous. I think I have one or two of those, I'll have to look.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: roler on April 05, 2017 01:07:27 PM
Speaking as someone who was unable to participate in the first round, I'm really glad that there's no theme for this one.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's pictures! I'd be thrilled even just to get copies of the cards people made the first round!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 05, 2017 01:09:14 PM
I was recently "Teacher of the Week" at my preschool - I hung up a poster I made 20 years ago when I first started here.
The most overheard comment was that I look exactly the same as I did when I was a child, teenager and 30-year-old. So the mystery baby photo theme might be easy for some - although you've never met me in real life.

I was thinking of looking for a photo of me in my groovy maxi dress that I made in 4-H back in the 70's - to show off my talent for fabric choice - quilted red calico, ooh la la!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 05, 2017 01:10:02 PM
Speaking as someone who was unable to participate in the first round, I'm really glad that there's no theme for this one.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's pictures! I'd be thrilled even just to get copies of the cards people made the first round!

Yes, still looking for mine - I don't even have one for myself!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 05, 2017 01:51:40 PM
I have some extras from last round that I would be happy to send to those who were not in the last round!  Roler, I will put you on the list!

I have a picture all ready to go and have decided on a new theme to match the picture...this is going to be fun...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: calluna on April 05, 2017 06:17:14 PM
As another one who is brand-new to the swap (and didn't know about it the first time around because I was away), I'm really happy that people from the first round are coming back for more! When I saw that roster of swappers I was pretty amazed, and also kicking myself for missing it! So, thank you for playing again so I can swap with you, too.  :)

Speaking of baby pictures: I dismantled and condensed a lot of my old photo albums, which left me with a massive amount of unnecessary photos for which I've been seeking crafty reuse. Thus, photos of little-me are going to make their way into this swap somehow.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 05, 2017 09:50:00 PM
Swap Math



Lesson One

Card stock scraps from sister who is also a teacher +

painty book pages +

corner rounder punch =

Craftster Trading Cards!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: underthemountain on April 06, 2017 11:47:08 AM
ooh, can't wait to see baby Calluna!

I haven't decided what to do yet...


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on April 06, 2017 10:00:31 PM
Q sent in earlier. This is so fun. I think I have a idea for a new pic of me. I have extras from last time. So if the new swappers want one I can do that. I know most of you by name & I even have the address list from last time. I also need to make or buy something for my cards there just in a big baggie right now. I will start on it soon. My husband is home for Spring break, so can't get much done until he goes back subbing. Also both have been sick too, but better now! So glad. I might try & make my envelopes. Some of the ones from last time were pretty cool! 😎⚘🖒


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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 07, 2017 08:47:29 AM
I did the first round and it was a ton of fun. My printer wasn't working at the time so I had them printed at Staples. (Only after picking them up, did I discover my text was a bit small. Oh well, it was a learning lesson!)

I'm thinking about the second round. I'm not sure what I would do the second time. Even just designing it digitally and then assembling took a not insignificant time. Hrm...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 07, 2017 08:50:56 AM
I'm thinking of that master board technique with the info printed out & added to the other side.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 07, 2017 02:04:09 PM
I think one person printed on full-sheet stickers and applied their info that way...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Nooo on April 08, 2017 03:09:01 PM
I can't believe I've been missing the thread. I signed up but never actually posted! I'm excited for this swap! I can't wait to make a sweet stamp of me making a stupid face. I'll have to brainstorm some fun facts, too! But the best part is going to be seeing what all of you guys do for your cards!! Craftster is so special!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: calluna on April 08, 2017 05:35:27 PM
I can't believe I've been missing the thread. I signed up but never actually posted! I'm excited for this swap! I can't wait to make a sweet stamp of me making a stupid face. I'll have to brainstorm some fun facts, too! But the best part is going to be seeing what all of you guys do for your cards!! Craftster is so special!!

And so are you, Kira!!  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Nooo on April 09, 2017 05:44:33 AM
I can't believe I've been missing the thread. I signed up but never actually posted! I'm excited for this swap! I can't wait to make a sweet stamp of me making a stupid face. I'll have to brainstorm some fun facts, too! But the best part is going to be seeing what all of you guys do for your cards!! Craftster is so special!!

And so are you, Kira!!  ;D
Awwwwuh!!! Hugs....


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: curiousfae on April 09, 2017 04:42:41 PM
question about posting pics- in the last round we posted our own cards after everyone rec'd. otherwise, the gallery would be all the same pics. would we still do this?


btw, sorry if this issue has already been discussed. i just filled out my q and it was on there.



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 09, 2017 05:58:35 PM
Oh yeah, right. Of course it would be crazy huge & repetative. That was a good solution last time :).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 10, 2017 06:40:21 AM
We did just post our own cards..I forgot how we did it, though, so as not to spoil the surprise for all that did not receive...did we wait until everyone received?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 10, 2017 07:05:11 AM
I remember we kept track of who had received in our own posts by changing font colour or striking through & when at least a majority had gotten to their destinations we posted pictures of what we'd sent.
We reserved a spot in the gallery like you do for sts or a craft-along, that way future comments & chatting were later posts & photos were all on the first couple pages.
It worked out great & it was not too complicated. Super fun as well, I loved it so much!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: fluffypants on April 10, 2017 09:25:26 AM
I am REALLY tempted on this one. I want to do it but my next month is totally up in the air, hinging on one phone call I might receive. Hmmm. Do I join and try to get ahead of the game by starting to craft now? Decisions...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 10, 2017 09:45:53 AM
I am REALLY tempted on this one. I want to do it but my next month is totally up in the air, hinging on one phone call I might receive. Hmmm. Do I join and try to get ahead of the game by starting to craft now? Decisions...

YES YOU DO! LOL!
They can be as complicated or as simple as you have time for ;).


Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 10, 2017 09:56:29 AM
Yes!! Plus, the happy mail for days on end is so worth it!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 10, 2017 12:17:29 PM
Yes, when I set up the gallery next week, each of the swappers will claim a space, copy the list of card traders and keep track of their own list. You can post a photo of your own cards (and some process pics, if you take some) after everyone has received.

Last time, you sent a PM to the organizers each time you received - I'm still thinking that one over. That's A LOT of messages.
If we hit 24 swappers and BigBangMomma has to cohost, then the PM's will be halved. So still thinking about this one.

At the end, or near the end of the swap, you can post a photo of all you have received - in a box, or album or however you are collecting them.



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 10, 2017 12:19:27 PM
My head is spinning now...lol...ok...better read this later when I am not in the weeds...


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on April 11, 2017 09:35:52 AM
"Smmarrt" didn't we post our own Trading Card pic towards the end after most people received them? We can post all our Trading Card pics we have received too. It's so fun. I've started a little. I pick the pic I want, now I need to figure what fun facts to put on the back & how to decorate  it. Also maybe make the envelopes. So I'm having fun! 😎💖

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 11, 2017 10:11:30 AM
I'm willing to keep track of who I've received from & who has received from me in my gallery post by changing colour of the font or whatever if it's helpful for the organizers. We'll have the list of who is sending to us, it will be easy to tick their names off as all that lovely, happy mail starts arriving. Oh, I am SO excited! It was such a great swap last time, the best!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: alteredmommy on April 11, 2017 01:30:57 PM
I'll put my swap mod hat on here, the organizer still has to keep track of who received as part of their swap organizer commitment.  It seems like a lot of pms but honestly after running the STS (3 pms for every claim, hundreds of pms!!) it really wasn't so bad.  Underthemountain and I made a google doc that we could both access, then just added each received name under each sender.  I think everyone should still keep track though as that was helpful to double check.

I wasn't going to join this round but remembering how much fun getting all that mail was is tipping me....


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: calluna on April 11, 2017 05:25:41 PM
Yes! Consider yourself tipped!

I've been looking forward to card-making all day today. I'm dabbling with it every few days. It's the first time in years that I've had a crafting project take over my space and require me to put an organization system in place in order to clean up!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: bec99 on April 11, 2017 07:11:49 PM
Sorry I have been a bit MIA. Finishing up a couple of swaps this week then will start planning for this swap. I missed out on the last round due to travelling but looking forward to this round!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 11, 2017 07:51:13 PM
I'll put my swap mod hat on here, the organizer still has to keep track of who received as part of their swap organizer commitment.  It seems like a lot of pms but honestly after running the STS (3 pms for every claim, hundreds of pms!!) it really wasn't so bad.  Underthemountain and I made a google doc that we could both access, then just added each received name under each sender.  I think everyone should still keep track though as that was helpful to double check.

I wasn't going to join this round but remembering how much fun getting all that mail was is tipping me....

Yes, mother!

I will be traveling for a few days for the holiday weekend. It's just New Hampshire and I will have computer access.
But I might not be so quick to respond. I return on Easter Sunday and will start the address list. Everyone wants to send to everyone so that's good. And I will have access to all of my sister's photos so I might find something kooky!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 13, 2017 06:10:12 AM
I think I have some ideas, and will give them each a try this week - yes, I know, I still have to fill out the questionnaire - it shall be done!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: fluffypants on April 13, 2017 06:23:25 AM
I sent in my questionnaire, and started playing around with an idea. I'm excited to see how it turns out, and as many others have said, excited for the happy mail!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 13, 2017 06:27:13 AM
Right, now I remember that from last swap about the orgs having to keep track. I think our keeping track in our own posts might have been helpful for double checking, can't hurt anyhow.

I just completed a project that's been in the works for a couple of weeks and I LOVED how it turned out. I'm going to use that technique for this swap. I think I can get the bases done this week, then it's just the info side of the card. I'm not particularly techy so that will actually be more of a challenge for me but I'll work it out. I have to narrow my fun fact choices down, there are just too many options to choose from!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on April 13, 2017 01:15:41 PM
As I was driving to work the other day, I was thinking about what I'd use for my picture, and then I realized that I hadn't sent in my questionnaire, yet! I'm going to do that now, and I'm hoping that my photo idea works and that I can actually find the one I want!


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Post by: Sharalee on April 13, 2017 02:57:37 PM
I found my photo, now just getting the Fun Facts down & one other thing. Also have to cut my cards out. Once I get going it shouldn't take to long,  I think. Then after all is sent the real fun starts when we get all that fun mail!! 😎✉📬

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: mandykaye on April 14, 2017 07:08:55 AM
I think I have enough postage stamps and handmade envelopes even if a few more sign up ;) I bought a few international stamps plus I have enough regular priced I can add together if needed. Now I need to get some printer ink and play around with the image I chose ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: calluna on April 14, 2017 09:17:56 PM
Question: Inside the mailing envelope. is it required to send our cards in the clear plastic sleeves, or would enclosing them in, say, an ATC-sized paper envelope be okay?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 15, 2017 04:21:35 AM
Some folks used sleeves or envelopes but it is not required.

Only 2 more days!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 15, 2017 05:03:36 AM
I am thinking I might do a childhood picture too! I have an idea in mind of one I think I might have that would be a fun representation of my user name!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 15, 2017 10:57:32 AM
I am using a childhood picture as well...;D.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: LovelyMiss on April 15, 2017 04:46:22 PM
Ahh!  I can't believe I almost missed this.  Going to get my Q done tonight. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 15, 2017 04:57:13 PM
Whee! Pressure your friends to join, I have been LOL!
I'm using a kid pic too, I've had it picked out since last time :).


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Post by: underthemountain on April 15, 2017 06:12:26 PM
Keeping track of all the sends/receives is a Herculean task.  I think we should all take a turn organizing this swap.  :)

Happy that the baby pic is catching on.  I'm going to do that as well!  :)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 15, 2017 06:43:12 PM
Keeping track of all the sends/receives is a Herculean task.  I think we should all take a turn organizing this swap.  :)

Happy that the baby pic is catching on.  I'm going to do that as well!  :)
That's a great idea! I think we should maybe have several co orgs...maybe groups of 10 or so per org to help with that.

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 16, 2017 03:55:47 PM
We're at 20 swappers this round - unless 4 or more peeps join in the next 24 hours, I will handle it.
I've organized big swaps before - but with folks only out one or two things. I'll figure it out and if I need help, I'll ask you guys to help.  ;D

Please check that the swap is listed in your profiles - I'm fairly sure I've added everyone but just in case I missed someone, let me know.

I will send out addresses tomorrow evening. I have about 18 cards with one side decorated. I will work on some more tonight. Happy happy everyone!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 16, 2017 07:11:08 PM
I just surrendered and signed up for this round too. Eek! Now I need to figure out what to do with my card. :o ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: roler on April 16, 2017 07:36:45 PM
So many people are talking about already making all this progress on their cards, it's making me a little nervous, lol!  Sendouts are MAY 20th, not April, right?  Just making sure since I definitely don't have time to do this this week!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 16, 2017 07:49:12 PM
We are just excited & overenthusiastic because last time was SO MUCH DANG FUN!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: roler on April 16, 2017 07:50:19 PM
Hahaha, good to know! I'm looking forward to this too, but have some other swaps I need to finish before I can get started on my cards! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: seeuudee on April 17, 2017 02:44:05 AM
I fell off the fence and sent in my questionnaire, this was so much fun last round :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: alteredmommy on April 17, 2017 08:03:08 AM
sending my q in shortly, the days kind of got away on me this weekend :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 17, 2017 08:05:52 AM
sending my q in shortly, the days kind of got away on me this weekend :)

Great!

I just made an address list - it will be easy to add one (or more names) throughout the day.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 17, 2017 08:09:57 AM
For roler and others - yes, don't freak out about making cards THIS MINUTE. And yes, there is a month to make these. Relax and take lots of photos!  ;D

Personally, I am the Queen of Procrastination, so it is helpful for me to get some of the initial steps of ATC/Trading card making done now. Plus, I used up lots of scraps that are cluttering up my desk so yay for me.



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 17, 2017 08:10:45 AM
OMG I AM SO EXCITED!

I'd be using this holiday Monday to make the artsy side of my cards but it's spring cleaning and destashing the house day. Maybe later if I get this place sorted out before too late. Wish me luck, I have an idea I want to start working on!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 17, 2017 10:13:00 AM
I have the base of the front and backs of my cards made, now I have to decide on a photo and interests. I have a fun idea for about me interests -- :)

I've got several other swaps coming up first, so thankful for the long crafting time. I had so much fun with the last swap, I started making my bases right as it was ending! lol


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: bec99 on April 17, 2017 02:06:59 PM
So many people are talking about already making all this progress on their cards, it's making me a little nervous, lol!  Sendouts are MAY 20th, not April, right?  Just making sure since I definitely don't have time to do this this week!!

I was thinking the same thing. I'll start crafting after the 3rd May as my parents are visiting this week and hubby will be away so gives me something to do ☺


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 17, 2017 02:11:36 PM
No worries - I haven't started either.  I may actually use the stamp I carved last year and try something different with it!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: curiousfae on April 17, 2017 05:03:21 PM
still thinking about how I want to design my card. i'm thinking of using a childhood picture too. something goofy probably.  :o


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SU April 2-17;SO May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 17, 2017 06:53:13 PM
Considering I JUST spent the entire day today working on my taxes, I'm kinda bad about procrastination. :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 18, 2017 06:07:21 AM
lol phoneix...I am putting my extension in the mail as soon as I finish browsing Craftster! I wait until October 15th, so I am probably the Queen of Procrastination....hey, now that I should put on my card! lol


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on April 18, 2017 06:15:18 AM
I'm working on designing my cards! (I just did my taxes yesterday :P)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 18, 2017 06:51:14 AM
I am in the "probably won't start these until May" group! I was going to use a cross-stitched version of my face, but now I'm thinking I might jump on the kid pic wagon...hm...decisions, decisions.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 18, 2017 07:52:03 AM
Abeeroad....I'm hearing you say a cross stitched kid pic version....hmmmm


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Post by: Sharalee on April 18, 2017 08:15:28 AM
Well I'm still figuring out the fun facts for the back. My pic won't be a childhood pic maybe next time. Mine is from a vacation we had. So I still have to cut my cards. I'm not sure if I'll make my envelopes or not. But getting things done little by little. 😊

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 18, 2017 09:21:30 AM
lol phoneix...I am putting my extension in the mail as soon as I finish browsing Craftster! I wait until October 15th, so I am probably the Queen of Procrastination....hey, now that I should put on my card! lol

Wait - I'm the Queen of Procrastination! But I will pass the crown as I did my taxes 2 weeks ago and already received my refunds!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 18, 2017 09:24:46 AM
lol Smmarrt...I think my hubby almost had a heart attack when I told him I had just posted our return! I "forgot" to mention to him that we are getting quite a nice refund (that I will be using to meet up with edelc this summer...) ha ha ...yeah, there was motivation this year...first refund in nearly 20 years!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 18, 2017 10:45:47 AM
lol phoneix...I am putting my extension in the mail as soon as I finish browsing Craftster! I wait until October 15th, so I am probably the Queen of Procrastination....hey, now that I should put on my card! lol

Wait - I'm the Queen of Procrastination! But I will pass the crown as I did my taxes 2 weeks ago and already received my refunds!
Well, in my defense, I just didn't want to do them. :D No, really it's because I run a small business. And it means I spend like 8 hours pooling over fees, receipts and other expenses, adding them to a complicated Excel spreadsheet to tally things up so I know what deductions to take. It's just a complete PITA.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: emilywilde on April 18, 2017 11:27:02 AM
You know, i wasn't planning on using a childhood photo, but it seems tempting... may just jump on that train  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 18, 2017 01:22:01 PM
Abeeroad....I'm hearing you say a cross stitched kid pic version....hmmmm

Ooooo....possibilities!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 18, 2017 01:53:41 PM
lol Smmarrt...I think my hubby almost had a heart attack when I told him I had just posted our return! I "forgot" to mention to him that we are getting quite a nice refund (that I will be using to meet up with edelc this summer...) ha ha ...yeah, there was motivation this year...first refund in nearly 20 years!

Oooooh - that's a good idea to use the tax return for that.  Maybe I may use a future one for a Craftster trip too - like to Texas with kbrison (and others I hope!) for the scrapbooking conference.

I am getting a nice return too - but that is already spoken for - it will pay for a good chunk of our new windows, doors, siding.  But I am taking about $500 of it for a new die cutting machine with a larger platform and some new dies... maybe.

As for my CTC, I had a gestalt moment on the subway commute to work last night, with some inspiration from Belladune's card last round.  I may try a beaded self portrait.  It may go terribly wrong... or not even happen in time... but now I must try....


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on April 18, 2017 04:00:52 PM
I'm in between ideas of using a inkjet printed picture or using a stack of senior photos I found from 21 years ago!  :D Not sure yet!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 18, 2017 06:11:36 PM
I'm in between ideas of using a inkjet printed picture or using a stack of senior photos I found from 21 years ago!  :D Not sure yet!

LOL, I know for sure *I* would not share a senior picture! I had a uni-brow that no one told me wasn't cool!

I can only dream of using tax returns for fun things like that....dh likes to say responsibly boring things like "we should put it in savings." Athough, this year some of it will pay for my son to begin orthodontic treatment.  DD is ending phase one the end of May, and my son begins soon...oh, guess I should make him an appointment!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on April 18, 2017 06:15:01 PM
Yay for the address list! Very cool to see how broadly we're spread out as a group.

I have a base started for all my cards; I'm tearing up a massive 1980s dictionary and have found words/definitions that have something to do with me or my crafting. Then I painted those and glued them to cardstock to make them sturdier. There are some pictures glued down and some connections and juxtapositions that have surprised me. Using old photos of myself is turning out to be a therapeutic exercise!

Hahaha, BBM, I am considering using a school portrait of me from age 12 when my unibrow was in full force!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on April 18, 2017 06:24:49 PM
I've been wanting to make a felt self-portrait for my picture, but we'll see if that actually works out. ;P


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 18, 2017 06:33:50 PM
Nobody go telling Frida her look is so frowned upon (ha ha, see what I did there?).

Roler, photos of a felted you in your style would be AWESOME!
Same same Onyx, too cool.

I'm so looking forward to seeing everybody's amazing creations, these simple little cards were such a thrill last time. I'm so happy it's happening again!



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Post by: BigBangMomma on April 19, 2017 09:26:35 AM
Found my photo!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on April 19, 2017 05:44:04 PM
Frida looked killer, but she had the style, presence, and attitude to back it up and become a legend. 12 year old me, on the other hand, only had frump, overachievement, and books.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 19, 2017 06:42:00 PM
I didn't sport a unibrow but I had some SERIOUS woolly caterpillar eyebrows going on in HS (and sadly, into my 20's) before I discovered strategic plucking. LOL


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 19, 2017 07:21:52 PM
After a dash of genius, I have 7 cards complete! I needed sleeves, so those are ordered and on their way. Still a long ways to go, and don't plan to ship for quite a while yet, but I am really happy with how they are turning out. They are much more original than last round where I went solely digital.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on April 20, 2017 01:33:45 PM
I'd better get a move on but I might still wait until after my parents have been and husband has left for training as then I'll have more time and something to do. Will start planning today


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: emilywilde on April 20, 2017 03:46:37 PM
I found some Paintings I made last year which are perfect for the backgrounds, so i cut those out and only need to make 6 more card fronts. Hopefully I can do that tomorrow. Looking for pictures to use, and ink to print them!  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on April 20, 2017 04:13:10 PM
Haven't gotten started actually making the cards yet, waiting to have money for printer ink ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 21, 2017 04:36:07 AM
Working on the self portrait that will form the base image - going faster than I thought!  I am working with colours in my stash, so we'll see how that goes... luckily the stash is rather... well, robust...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on April 21, 2017 07:35:42 AM
Haha, I'll have to find a hs pic next time.  This time I'm going with a baby pic.

Great hearing about all the different techniques.  I'm hoping to jump in full force soon!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 22, 2017 06:49:26 AM
I am too busy with other stuff to get started on this project yet but I've been thinking about it lots!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 22, 2017 07:31:00 AM
I am a bit more than half done the bead portrait, but not 2/3.  I may have to add a bit of thread to delineate better - a bit like backstitching in cross stitch, but likely with a bit of Nymo or CLon... it so far looks like me with a bit too much make up...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: curiousfae on April 22, 2017 11:17:35 AM
found the picture i want to use and i'm pretty sure the direction i want to go in for the background. where I am stumped though....what to write on it??? I put demographic type stuff on the first one but wasn't sure what to put on this one. same? what are you all thinking of adding to it? ideas?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 22, 2017 01:13:38 PM
I'm going to look over the cards from last round, I remember thinking how awesome so many of the styles were. Very inspirational, it's sure to give me ideas ;).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 22, 2017 04:48:33 PM
That's how I feel - they are cool trading cards - but as inspirational mixed media pieces, even more so!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on April 22, 2017 05:23:20 PM
I'm going to look over the cards from last round, I remember thinking how awesome so many of the styles were. Very inspirational, it's sure to give me ideas ;).

This is my plan, too! There were so many interesting tidbits shared- much more clever and interesting than I put on my card. I'm compiling a list of things to put on the back, and then I'll figure out how to put the info on the back. I have an idea, but I need to think on it a bit more...


Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 22, 2017 07:09:16 PM
I have a fun idea for the info that I think you'll all enjoy!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 22, 2017 09:39:38 PM
Forgot to mention/remind you all to go to the gallery and make a post so you can keep track of cards received.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452179.0

After we've all sent, you can start adding pictures in separate posts. In your list post, you can add photos of your cards or the process you used to make your cards.

I glued more paper to  more cards - slow and steady wins the race!


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on April 23, 2017 09:32:37 AM
Sorry I haven't post for a bit. I stupidity fell down a couple nights ago & hurt myself pretty bad, I looked like I've been in a fight, 😫 actually a fight with the pavement. 😁 I'm feeling better so I'll be starting these soon. I have my pic 👱 & back 📄of card printed & now I need to ✂ the cards out & glue things together. Not to fancy. But it's OK.  ☺  I can't wait to see all the pretty & cool cards coming into the Gallery! 😄

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 23, 2017 11:22:52 AM
Oh, Sharalee - please take care of yourself! You have plenty of time - so relax! And ouch!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on April 24, 2017 12:57:20 AM
Stay well-iced and take it easy, Sharalee! "Sidewalks fear her!"

I got home from work at 11 tonight and meant to do a quick browse through my stack of cards in progress... it's almost 1am and I didn't even notice that time was passing! Approaching this project with different levels of creativity, alertness, mood, and health over this span of weeks has been an unusual and useful experience.

I had another idea/approach I might try to incorporate:  making mini versions of some of my favorite crafts ON the card. For example, a picture of me holding a book, and I glue a tiny hardbound book over that book in the photo. Or holding an eensy embroidery. Might be too labor-intensive, but it would be really cool to try!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 24, 2017 01:48:37 AM
A few more rows and details and I may be done with mini-me #2.  Then to take pics and print out the digital mini-mes.  Then the card bases and factoids....


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Sharalee on April 24, 2017 09:26:01 AM
Thanks "Smmarrt" & "calluna" for the sweet comments & we'll wishes. I'm better. My left hand got the worst of it, my eye didn't hurt much. Just when I try to rub my eye then it's sore. But I'm doing better. This is me! Ha, Ha what a dope I am! 😄

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 25, 2017 01:48:27 AM
Oh goodness - sometimes the aches and pains don't show up until a few hours later - I hope they aren't too bad, and get checked out if they persist - sometimes things fracture and people don't even realize it until later, when they wonder why the pain isn't getting better.


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on April 26, 2017 11:13:00 AM
Thanks "Onyxnox" for your kind comments. I'm getting better. Mostly my hand bother' me some otherwise I'm good. My husband says I'm on my 12 life because I have fallen several times over the years!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 26, 2017 11:19:45 AM
Oh my gosh woman, you really did a number on yourself! Take care and get well soon :).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on April 26, 2017 01:52:31 PM
Ouch! Get better soon x


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 27, 2017 10:24:00 AM
Take care of yourself, Sharalee!!

I think I have a start...working on a prototype first...we'll see...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: curiousfae on April 27, 2017 06:07:49 PM
If all goes well I will be sending this weekend!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on April 27, 2017 08:50:47 PM
Ack, hope you feel better soon Sharalee!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on April 28, 2017 05:41:42 AM
Feel better soon Sharalee!


My cards are getting printed - now I need to work on envelopes & buy stamps! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 28, 2017 01:16:34 PM
Has everybody claimed their spot in the gallery? I have a feeling it's going to start filling up with awesome photos very soon ;).


Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 28, 2017 04:31:16 PM
Started making and addressing envies. Have about 1/3 ready to go.

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Nooo on April 28, 2017 07:24:00 PM
I made big headway on my cards today! I hope to be able to send soon. I need to order some international stamps, though!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on April 29, 2017 02:49:14 AM
I need order international stamps too. Hope to send by next weekend if all goes to plan


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on April 29, 2017 11:22:42 AM
I have all my envelopes and stamps, but haven't started on the actual cards yet other than planning them out. I'm still waiting for money to get some more printer ink. ;) I could do it by hand, but my handwriting is legible at best when I have to write more than a few sentences.


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Post by: Sharalee on April 29, 2017 12:53:08 PM
Thanks so much for the kind comments. I'm  much better now.😉 I'm cutting out my cards✂ & will start gluing them all together soon. Maybe next week will send. 📬I have regular ✉envelopes, I was going to try making my own but decided it would take too long. Maybe I'll decorate them a little, I'll see. Having lots of fun! 😁

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on April 29, 2017 04:43:29 PM
Happy to hear that everyone is making progress.

A reminder to grab a spot in the gallery - copy the list of swappers and it is one way to keep track of what's been sent and what has been received.

I am still gluing stuff together - need to print photos and think of what I want to write & share.

Have a nice weekend everybody.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: curiousfae on April 29, 2017 06:08:56 PM
I sent today! Fingers crossed they all make it safely to their destinations. Wish I was going with them!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on April 29, 2017 09:38:04 PM
Yikes! Can't believe how speedy everyone is!  I haven't started, aside from brainstorming, as I'm still finishing up other swaps.

I hear you about expensive printer ink!!

I hope to start working on my cards later this week.

Looking forward to receiving cards from the early senders! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on April 30, 2017 10:30:40 AM
Allllmost done...I'm even starting to clean up the project-mess that's taken over my space! I had a wonderful day of crafting yesterday. My long-term relationship ended on Monday and it did a world of good for me to be immersed in art/crafting with a personal theme like this. I didn't think I would be able to make unique cards for everyone in the swap, but I ended up with more than I need (which is fine and well because they're like therapy for me). I'm so glad I signed up!

Idea: If you want to include your blog, Pinterest, profile, or another website address as part of your personal info on the back of the card, create a QR code here to save space: http://www.qr-code-generator.com/
Download the code it creates as an image, then insert and shrink the image in the document where you're writing your personal info.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on April 30, 2017 01:42:18 PM
I am moving onto the fun part of it - gesso'd the bases and will likely decorate it this week then cut out the cards.  I plan on printing the backs and the fronts this week, when I go to a tent sale at one of my favourite art stores - so combining a couple of my favourite things into this card - reusing materials (reused cardboard) and finding deals on stash supplies (I often will find deals on paints, etc at this tent sale).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Nooo on April 30, 2017 01:49:35 PM
My envelopes are all addressed and ready to go! I'm just waiting on international stamps :) if I can't wait, I'll go to the PO this week!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 30, 2017 02:16:40 PM
Hey, I have a printer but I suck at digital art stuff. Maybe somebody here could help me stick my info together, is that possible over the internet? I really have no idea, ha ha, to me cut and paste means scissors and glue!
If not I will go to a print place and beg them for mercy and assistance, I need halp!


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on May 01, 2017 08:45:18 AM
I'm still working on my my cards. I'm gluing everything together 🖇 & will start addressing the✉ & having fun all the time. 😊🎉

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 01, 2017 09:03:53 AM
Mine are in the mailbox awaiting pick up.

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Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 01, 2017 09:08:25 AM
Edit:^^ As soon as I posted this and was messaging smmarrt, the mail lady came. Perfect timing!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 01, 2017 11:54:16 AM
CLM - I believe in cut and paste - the old fashioned way. I'm a preschool teacher! I will type my info and copy it several times onto one sheet and then color copy that - that's how I did it last summer. I could probably print directly onto my painted or colored paper.

BBM - So funny that the letter carrier picked up as you were posting a pic.

I can't believe that some of you are done - I have to go out of town for a few days so I won't be sending until next week.

Can't wait to see what arrives in the mail!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: seeuudee on May 01, 2017 12:34:30 PM
I have got as far as choosing a photo and deciding on what the background is going to be! So some progress made  :-\


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 01, 2017 01:37:21 PM
I received mine from curiousfae today! I figured it would be fast as we live in the same state, but still! I finally got some ink so I can get down to business this week!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on May 01, 2017 05:29:06 PM
I live 3 hours from my listed mailing address--but since things will likely arrive after I move out of my current place, I needed to use this reliable permanent address. So I apologize in advance for delays in letting folks know when I receive! I will be picking up mail most weekends in May.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: fluffypants on May 02, 2017 06:24:52 AM
I am still in the planning stage! I have two ideas I'm deciding between and can't pick one. I think I'll have to make a few of each through to completion and hang on to one idea for the next round. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 02, 2017 06:14:33 PM
Yes, please PM me when you receive. It's the law! (according to alteredmommy) I am figuring out a way to keep track of it all - eeep!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 02, 2017 08:17:25 PM
I will PM you as well as post here that I got my card from curiousfae as well! It was fun to read and get to know you!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on May 03, 2017 07:19:49 PM
I just took my stack of cards/envelopes to the post office!  :) In addition to living so far from my mailing address, I'm also leaving the country May 31, so I'm hoping most or all cards reach their destination by then...if not, I have time to re-send.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Nooo on May 03, 2017 07:27:02 PM
My stamps came! That means I'm sending tomorrow! Woo woo!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 04, 2017 06:12:44 AM
I finished folding envelops but that's it so far. We've had a death in the family so our house has been full of relatives and the rest of this week is me being the executor, phoning all over the place and filing so much dang paper work, ugh. I'm hoping this weekend will see some crafting therapy, I need it.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 04, 2017 06:39:00 AM
Sorry about your lost CLM...I had to attend a funeral last night...the third this year so far...it was a nice service but I lost it and had to be helped to my car...it was a dear friend's husband, taken too soon...anyway...I am looking forward to crafting therapy this weekend as well!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on May 04, 2017 06:45:13 AM
So sorry, both of you. Hugs all around.


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on May 04, 2017 07:57:39 AM
I received from "curiousfae" also & it's so cute! I'm about half done won't be done till next week too many interruptions. 😊

So sorry for the both of you also. 😦Take care & the best to you both! 🙂💓⚘


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Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 04, 2017 11:02:24 AM
So sorry for your losses AIMR and CLM .

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 04, 2017 12:00:24 PM
So sorry to hear, ladies. Hopeful for some healing, crafting therapy for you both. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 04, 2017 01:37:34 PM
So sorry to hear about the losses in your lives! Crafting therapy definitely helps in times like that!

I haven't started on mine at all. We have mid-term grade reports to do (it feels like we just did term 3 report cards!), and I have a stack of papers to slog through, and not much time to do it in. I know exactly which picture I want to use, but I have to dig it out (fingers crossed on that).

I haven't even thought about the backs of the cards. Last night, I started to dig out the cards from the first round, and then got side-tracked, and then it was time for bed...

Maybe I should do a bit of digging right now...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: emilywilde on May 04, 2017 02:12:57 PM
Well I thought I had the right ink but not so much--waiting for a new cartridge via amazon. In the mean time I have fixed my jammed up printer, and maybe I will print out the backs using blue or purple, so this weekend I can just print my pic and glue everything together. Fingers crossed.

Sharalee, I hope you are doing well, and CLM and AIMR, I am sorry to hear about your losses.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 04, 2017 02:21:12 PM
I actually did dig out my photos! Now, I hope I can get it reproduced! I think I might scan it at work and then I can put it on a thumb drive and print it at a photo place at the nearby pharmacy.

And, I dug out the first round of cards, too! Now, I need to start deciding on my info.

But, I just realized that I didn't eat dinner, and I have to leave in 15 minutes... looks like I'll be hitting the drive-thru.... :(


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on May 04, 2017 02:47:41 PM
So sorry for your loses.

I made all the envelopes last night and plan to finish the cards today to send out tomorrow or Monday if all goes to plan!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 05, 2017 11:54:22 AM
I received my first adorkable card :D, will send pm's & update everything this evening.


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on May 06, 2017 07:26:02 PM
"Emilywilde" thanks for your concern, I'm much better now.😉              I'm done gluing & all glued together now, both back & front on cards & had to change a little mistake on the back, I misspelled 😜 a word but I fix it rather than starting all over, it's OK🤗. I don't know why I didn't notice it before. 😶But when I read it I just read what I wanted to & didn't actually see it. They were already all glued so I fix it! He, He, so next, address the evelopes✉ & decorate 🖍them some. Then to the Post Office 📮Monday I hope or Tuesday for sure. Yeah!!!😄
I also received from "noooitaremybirthday" it's pretty cool! 😊

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Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 07, 2017 05:24:24 AM
Sharalee, I did the same thing with misspelling a word. I also just fixed it. I'm a bit of a grammar geek, but it wasn't too bad to just cross out the error.

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 07, 2017 06:36:31 AM
I need to print my front pics and glue those on.  I finished the base cards.  Cut them all out from reused packaging, and decorated the two sides.  I think printed, cut out, and inked the factoids and edged them, and glued them on the backs.  I added a bit more decoration over top too.  I may not decorate the envelopes - need to make mom day cards.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 07, 2017 08:47:33 AM
Just checking in! I've made some progress but probably won't send until closer to the send out date ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: LovelyMiss on May 07, 2017 09:15:06 AM
Finished my cards this morning!  I plan to send them sometime this week when I can get to the post office.


Title: Re:
Post by: LovelyMiss on May 08, 2017 12:40:09 PM
Sent to everyone today!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 08, 2017 01:16:06 PM
Holy Moly! I received from 3 people today! I sent pm's and will update my list! These are so awesome!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 08, 2017 02:09:36 PM
I am working on these today. Stuff's printed out, cutting and gluing next.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 08, 2017 05:36:11 PM
I've already received 3! Yay! These are great! Bring on the happy mail!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on May 08, 2017 06:05:31 PM
My cards are almost done & I have stamps; now I need to finish addressing envelopes :)


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on May 08, 2017 06:23:53 PM
I received from "calluna" & "BigBangMomma" today I seem to get 2 to 3 a day now. So fun.
Mine are all done just need to get stamps & send. 😉

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 08, 2017 11:39:47 PM
I actually made a lot of progress today! I may be able to send within a week!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: fluffypants on May 09, 2017 06:19:55 AM
Lots of progress made yesterday! The photo I'm using is from a year or so ago, and I realized I was wearing the same shirt yesterday as I was making them. Weird!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 09, 2017 07:20:17 AM
I might be printing this week! Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: emilywilde on May 09, 2017 09:20:20 AM
I made a lot of progress this past weekend and all i have is one detail for the front: my name  :D
unfortunately I tumbled off a curb yesterday and my left hand is a bit banged up so I'm not sure how long it will take me to get them out the door. I'm aiming for friday, but we'll see.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 09, 2017 09:26:59 AM
Today's mail included cards from nooo and calluna, you gals are too cute!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 09, 2017 11:39:55 AM
Oh my word emilywilde! All you ladies need to be safe out there ;)


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on May 09, 2017 02:17:31 PM
Yes be careful I did that all ready & I don't want anybody to get hurt like that. Take care  "Emilywilde"! ☺
Ok I sent my cards today! 😄I haven't got the mail yet today so don't know if I received any cards yet. So I'm waiting patiently! 🤗

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 09, 2017 08:04:53 PM
I received lovely cards from calluna, bigbangmomma, curiousfae, and nooitaremybirthday!  Thanks!  I love them!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on May 10, 2017 02:09:03 AM
I sent to everyone yesterday  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on May 10, 2017 05:44:43 AM
I sent my cards today! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 10, 2017 08:08:36 AM
My fronts are done! The facts are the hardest part for me!

So many senders...I can't wait to see everyone's cards!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 10, 2017 02:16:05 PM
Finally finished. That was way more cutting and gluing than I anticipated, whew! I'll just leave them overnight to really dry then send them off tomorrow.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 10, 2017 02:27:19 PM
I have most of the cards covered back and front with just Gelli prints and/or clean up papers.

I found a photo today at work so I will make copies of that today after school.

I just need to work on the facts and finish up decorating envelopes.

Take care, Emily - no craft-preventing injuries!

I am keeping track of stuff on an Excel spreadsheet - I haven't transferred the info to list in the gallery. I might but I am sure that I'll mess it up. But for now, I am keeping a record. Have fun everyone!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 10, 2017 05:41:51 PM
Finally have the photo I'm going to use.  Done with the back.  The front IS the hardest part.  :) FUN!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: fluffypants on May 11, 2017 06:11:40 AM
I left the hardest part for last, but the rest of my cards are done! Woohoo!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 11, 2017 06:50:05 AM
printing today!  yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 11, 2017 11:25:51 AM
Received from bigbangmomma! Updating my gallery post now :).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 11, 2017 04:36:28 PM
I have my cards 100% planned out (well, 99%... I just realized I might need to change a minor detail on the back). I need to do some scanning at work, so this weekend I'll assemble the last few things I need and scan on Monday. Then, I should be able to get things printed at the copy center after work. Monday night I can cut, glue, and assemble. Then, on Tuesday, I can address the envelopes so I can drop them in the mail on the way to work Wednesday morning!

ETA: I just remembered that I need some international stamps, so I'll have to hit the PO after work on Wednesday afternoon instead :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 11, 2017 06:54:41 PM
I finished up my cards tonight! Well, I am going to call them finished. I want to keep adding stuff to them, but if I add anymore, I may overdo it lol! Just have to let them dry and make sure I have them all glued well! I should send out this weekend, Monday at the latest!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 11, 2017 07:50:22 PM
Ugh, I'm so behind on updating. (It's been a little hectic around here. My Mom's been dealing with some serious medical issues and there was a death in my husband's family.)

I have received 5 cards I think. I'll pm who shortly. I also finally came up with my theme. I designed my fronts and backs. They are printed and cut out but need to be assembled. I also bought stamps and envelopes. So I'm actually doing pretty good despite the radio silence.

I have a show this weekend, an appointment with the ortho Monday and it's my 40th birthday on Tuesday so I might not get them out until the end of next week.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 12, 2017 04:40:34 AM
Hope your mom will be ok Phoenix.

I finally posted in the gallery and my list is up to date!  Got the cards mostly put together.  Hope to get the final touches on them this weekend and mail out on Monday.

I am loving my cards and wish that I had the time to write everyone an individual why I love your card so much, but time is my enemy these days.  I've been working with Difference Makers to launch our food distribution program (last week) and I have been scrambling around like crazy trying to find more volunteers to cover our pickups.  It was very heartwarming though to see all the families we were helping!  :)  And it was so great saving all that food!  400lbs!  You can read more about it in my sig.  :)



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 12, 2017 06:20:54 AM
Awesome news, UTM!

I finished my cards last night. They will be getting a flattening treatment over the weekend then mail on Monday!


Title: Re:
Post by: Sharalee on May 12, 2017 11:31:06 AM
I received from "LovelyMiss" yesterday it's very cute. I updated my list. So I'm ready for more cards today. Mail doesn't come till later in the afternoon here. 🤗

I hope "phoenixfiredesigns" your Mom is doing better. Take care! ☺



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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 12, 2017 12:22:30 PM
Sent!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 13, 2017 11:44:11 AM
Received a lovely card from Sharalee!  Updating my list now!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on May 13, 2017 07:26:32 PM
Tomorrow I'm going to pick up my mail in Bakersfield; I'm so excited to see all the cards waiting for me!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 13, 2017 08:25:17 PM
I got a couple more but did not open them yet.  I also printed out the pics of my crafted mini me so I can finish up the cards - happy with how it turned out!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 13, 2017 08:59:33 PM
Reminder - Please PM me when you send. Thank you.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: fluffypants on May 14, 2017 08:17:17 PM
I finished as many cards as I need for this swap, but I have four extras I was making (just in case) that I'm slacking on finishing. My hubby said he wanted one, so I figured I'd make a few for my "fans"! Haha. Gonna mail out soon hopefully, and cross my fingers that nothing falls off! One element is questionable, but as long as they're wrapped I'm hoping it'll stay in place.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 15, 2017 07:16:07 AM
I made as many as my prepped surfaces cut - so there are actually 39 in total!  I just added a final detail and now surfaces need to dry well.  I need to get the stamps and envelopes - I am hoping to actually ship Friday - I used some gel medium and want to make sure things dry well before sending, otherwise I will have to wrap in some waxed paper to prevent it being overly sticky.  I may try the talc trick too if there is a bit of surface stickiness.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on May 15, 2017 07:23:19 AM
I have a few extra cards in case any get lost in the mail. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: emilywilde on May 15, 2017 08:15:35 AM
I finished up and sent yesterday, with no extras though.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 15, 2017 08:28:09 AM
I did make a few more than needed intending to hold on to them in case some went astray. I've been including them in swap packages though, lol, as propaganda to get people to join future rounds!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 15, 2017 10:22:34 AM
Wow--everyone has been busy!  I have received some lovely and funny cards, but I will have to wait until I get home to report it to our organizer!

I have everything printed and ready to put together...can't wait to see if I get more today!  I just love seeing and reading about you guys!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 15, 2017 01:55:08 PM
Envelopes are addressed and stamped! Dropping them in the mailbox tonight! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 15, 2017 02:36:15 PM
Received from LovelyMiss, messages sent and gallery post updated :).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 15, 2017 03:11:04 PM
I hope to finish my cards tonight and tomorrow, one night of envelopes and stamps, and send by Thursday or Friday.

I will make a few extras this time, too. In the first round, I made the cards but did not assemble them. I gave one to my mom but I want to put a few more together to use up all of the bits.

I can't wait for photos to start appearing. Be patient - 22 is a lotta cards to be received.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 15, 2017 04:21:30 PM
Just dropped my cards in mailbox!  :) 

Thank you jellybean89 for your lovely card!  Updating now!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 15, 2017 10:14:07 PM
Anyone know if I'm remembering this correctly? Last round, I bought a sheet of "non machinable rate" butterfly stamps because I seem to remember the postal clerk told me that + a forever stamp = international postage. But I would hate to get so far as to put two stamps on all my internationals...and be wrong. Google tells me the butterfly stamps carry a current 71 cent value (they're "forever" stamps) so 71 + 49 should be enough, yes?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on May 16, 2017 05:39:08 AM
Received from Noooitaremybirthday, Bigbangmomma and Curiousfae today. Thank you  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 16, 2017 06:33:19 AM
I just put 3 regular forever stamps on my envelopes. That is definitely a bit more than needed, but saved me the headache of worrying if not enough, and buying international stamps.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 16, 2017 06:44:59 AM
.71+.49=1.20, which I thought was how much I paid per international stamp at the PO, but this says 1.15 (these are the exact stamps I purchased):

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?productId=S_589204

Either way, I think you're covered. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: fluffypants on May 16, 2017 07:27:20 AM
Just realized I think I'm one completed card short. Darn it! Good thing I have extra pieces ready to assemble. :) Hopefully mailing by Friday!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 16, 2017 08:08:17 AM
.71+.49=1.20, which I thought was how much I paid per international stamp at the PO, but this says 1.15 (these are the exact stamps I purchased):

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?productId=S_589204

Either way, I think you're covered. :)
Thank you. My brain just would not accept this logic for some reason. LOL I was having a glitch. :D

So I made 20 cards. Then realized I needed 21. D'oh. Last night I put the cards in envelopes....and some how managed to be short FOUR not just one. I have no idea how that could have happened. I went back through and checked to make sure I didn't put two in any envelope but if I did, I couldn't find it.

Now I need to make up more. I have more fronts and and backs made so it's just a matter of assembly.

Today's my 40th (eek!) birthday though so I'll do it tomorrow. ;D


Title: Re:
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 16, 2017 08:38:15 AM
Happy Birthday Phoenix!!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 16, 2017 11:14:08 AM
I sent out today! I hope they all make it safely to their destinations!!!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 16, 2017 11:31:10 AM
Happy bday!

Received from jellybean89 today. Communications sent!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 16, 2017 01:41:51 PM
Today's my 40th (eek!) birthday though so I'll do it tomorrow. ;D

Happy day! My son turns 8 today as well. Great day to be born! ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 16, 2017 03:50:18 PM
Happy day! My son turns 8 today as well. Great day to be born! ;)
Yay! Happy Birthday to him as well! (I agree it IS a great day to be born!  ;D )


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 16, 2017 06:25:02 PM
Happy Birthday, phoenix!

I didn't get all of my materials assembled this weekend, but my photo is chosen. I have some time to kill tomorrow afternoon between meetings at work (staff meeting right after school then I have to hang around to show my face {as a chaperone} at the parent meeting for the 8th grade Washington DC trip). So, I should be able to get my scanning done without interruption. But, I can't print anything at work, so I'll have to wait until Thursday afternoon for that. I can assemble on Friday, and mail on Saturday. I need to narrow down my "facts" for the back...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 16, 2017 10:55:04 PM
Finally updated my received list. Put my received cards in my binder too (with the ones from last year and my pocket letters as well!)

My cards are done, envelopes sealed, and they will be going out in tomorrow's mail.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alteredmommy on May 17, 2017 10:19:09 AM
I'm done, just need to go buy a million stamps :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 17, 2017 10:51:44 AM
In case you're interested, that's 484 cards/envelopes zipping through the postal system.
And over 500 PMs to me  - questionnaire, sendouts and received cards.  :o

I hope to add my cards to the mix soon.

Editing to add - Printed my facts and will spend the evening happily ripping and gluing! Whoo hoo!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: seeuudee on May 17, 2017 11:07:04 AM
Apologies for being very absent online, been a very unhealthy bod for the last 3 weeks! Been working on my cards though and they should be posted in time  :-\


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 17, 2017 01:55:22 PM
Smmarrt- those numbers are crazy! I could never keep track of so much!

This morning at work, we were greeted with the news that the phone system went down yesterday, so we wouldn't be able to make phone calls, send documents to the printer, or scan anything! Of course it happens on the day I need to scan.  >:(

Fortunately, by the end of the day, I was able to get my stuff scanned, and in the time I've had since the staff meeting, I was able to get my cards all set up. I'm hoping that I can dash to the copy shop after the next meeting (before I head to dinner & trivia night) and get my cards printed.

I'm going to print out just what I need, and keep my fingers crossed that they all safely arrive this time. I will be using better envelopes for this round  ;D


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Post by: Sharalee on May 17, 2017 03:06:43 PM
I received from "emilywilde"  & pm them & check her on my list. So fun to see all the different techniques & pics of everyone!!! 😊💓⚘

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alteredmommy on May 17, 2017 04:09:01 PM
Mailed my cards today :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on May 17, 2017 09:20:06 PM
Hi! Sorry I've been so absent!  I've been kind of swamped all of the sudden, and am trying to juggle multiple swaps along with unexpected workloads and other events.  I've received a few more cards, and I will send messages and update my gallery list after work today!  My own cards will probably be just a wee bit late going out but I hope not by much!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on May 17, 2017 09:46:58 PM
I'll be off the grid most of the next couple weeks. But I will pick up another batch of mail before the end of the month, I promise!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 17, 2017 10:13:56 PM
I lied - it's 441 cards zipping. We are each sending 21 cards out, not 22.
Still it's a big number!

Happy Birthday Phoenix! Mine in next week...I've been seeing ads for tee shirts about women born in May, I might have to gift myself one!
And feel better seeuudee. We have had stomach flu and head colds aplenty at the preschool. One day it's 50 degrees, the next day it's 80 degrees.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 18, 2017 10:25:05 AM
Those are crazy numbers, oh boy. Thank you so much for taking on the organizing of this one, it is intense!

I received from Sharalee today!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 18, 2017 03:43:41 PM
Yep, it is a big job!  I suggest that we take turns organizing it.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: fluffypants on May 19, 2017 07:43:05 PM
Sent today, in a smattering of random cards and envelopes!
On a side note: After finishing my cards, I'm swearing off making tiny ______ ever again. My gosh. (I censored myself for surprise factor!)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 20, 2017 08:42:19 AM
I am sending today - I did finish the cards on Thursday but I needed to paint a few more envelopes.

It will take me an hour or so tonight to add in all the info to my Google doc - thanks all for keeping me up to date.
Next week will be a fun mail week!


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Post by: Sharalee on May 20, 2017 10:11:32 AM
Well, I have received from "mandykaye" & "Underthemountain" very cute pics. Thanks!😊



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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: seeuudee on May 20, 2017 01:25:23 PM
All cards have gone in the post today. I have also received a few, but have not had a chance to sit down and open them yet!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 20, 2017 01:27:32 PM
ALL cards packaged and addressed and stamped last night, and popped in the postal box this morning.  May they all wing their ways to their new homes soon and safely!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 22, 2017 04:19:19 AM
Yay!  Can't wait to see more cards.  I received so many amazing cards already that I'm starting to feel sad with the realization that this swap is coming to an end soon.  I have been having so much fun learning about everyone!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 22, 2017 05:55:42 AM
I'm super excited about the gallery filling up with everybody's process pics, I took a bunch to share and am waiting impatiently for mine to arrive to all you people. I think the story behind the making will tell us all at least as much about the maker as the cards themselves do. I can't wait to read all that fun stuff about you guys! I love this swap!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: fluffypants on May 22, 2017 08:33:00 PM
I forgot to take many process pics, but I think I got one! I still have components, I guess I could make my emergency cards and take pics of those. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on May 23, 2017 01:30:48 AM
I'm terribly sorry to say that I still haven't sent out yet.  A bunch of things have caught up with me at once and I'm playing catch-up on craftster as well as in other areas!  I'm about to message and update about the wonderful cards I have received so far, and I will message again once I have sent.  I guess... umm... this means the period of fun mail will be stretched out a bit for everyone? ;P  (Seriously though, sorry!!)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 23, 2017 02:06:05 AM
No progress pics here either - though there were a LOT of steps.  But happy to talk it through if anyone is interested.  I am happy how mine turned out in the end.  I had the pics printed at Kinkos and the quality of the print is really good - nice delineation of each unit.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 23, 2017 07:19:15 AM
Oops, no progress pics at all either.   :P


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 23, 2017 07:23:46 AM
I'm sure pictures or stories will be equally interesting, we all had a process in choosing our elements that I think would be a cool personal story to hear :).
I am not very techy but I managed to use a few different fonts for the info side of my cards. Here's a little teaser pic:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=717905)


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Post by: Sharalee on May 23, 2017 08:22:51 AM
I have received from "phoenixfiredesigns", "Abbeeroad" & "craftylittlemonkey" & so cute all of them & the envelopes & one card to color. Neat ideas.✉ I didn't do a whole lot to get my pic. It's potraits we both had done in Paris & I just photoshoped it down to the wallet size. Then made the info page & glued both to  cards I had cut out.✂📏🖇 Just the gluing takes time, but having fun doing it. Love all the different pics & techniques also the fun facts. The pretty  envelopes & extras are neat too. The cards that you can color is a neat idea & the piece of handmade fabric is a great idea too! So sorry this will be ending soon. I love all the fun mail coming in the mail all most everyday! 😄📬 I've updated on my list & pm's updated too. ☺

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 23, 2017 12:02:17 PM
Received from emilywilde!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 24, 2017 07:26:38 AM
All of my cards were sent and I have received quite a few...they all made me smile...the song "getting to know you..." keeps playing in my head! lol



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 24, 2017 11:28:53 AM
I received 4 cards today, whoo HOO! PMs sent to all y'all :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 24, 2017 12:43:06 PM
I hope I have some cards waiting for me when I get home today.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 24, 2017 01:38:56 PM
I hope I have some cards waiting for me when I get home today.  :)

Me too! It was so sad not to have received any for the past 2 days :(


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 24, 2017 01:41:44 PM
That is the only down side to this swap, a day goes by without mail and you're like WTF?! Then when it's over things like the happy mail swap get born because we all go into terrible withdrawl, lol :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 24, 2017 01:45:35 PM
That is the only down side to this swap, a day goes by without mail and you're like WTF?! Then when it's over things like the happy mail swap get born because we all go into terrible withdrawl, lol :D

Exactly! So, I actually like it when people send on the later side - it makes it last longer!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 24, 2017 03:39:33 PM
I have received 13 cards already! Love all the interesting little facts about you all! I've been doing the ATC swaps so I still get some happy mail coming and going ;) But you can never have too much happy mail right???


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 24, 2017 04:42:02 PM
I've been stashing ATCs I've received in the same pages I have the trading cards in, they are holding the spots until I get actual trading cards from those people ;).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: curiousfae on May 24, 2017 05:06:02 PM
I'm still figuring out how I want to display mine. I have the coolest ATC carousel from 7 Gypsy's but they do not sell the holders anymore so I am having to make something up. I'm excited to use it though! It's called the ATC spinner (https://shop.canvascorpbrands.com/products/7gypsies-vintage-atc-holder). Check it out!


Only one more of mine is in transit and then I can post a picture! Fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on May 24, 2017 05:14:29 PM
Mine are in a binder with my ATCs and pocket letters; now I just need to make a nice cover for it. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 24, 2017 06:44:25 PM
I keep mine in a binder along with all my business cards and DM fundraising materials.  That way you guys go along with me on all my adventures.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 24, 2017 08:56:13 PM
I have mine in a binder, too, in the 9-pocket pages. I like looking at them this way. I'll bet there is a photo mat for cards this size - for baseball and football fans.

And sad face - no mail today. No happy mail - just a few catalogs.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 25, 2017 03:22:05 AM
sad face for me too...no cards were in the mail.   :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 25, 2017 04:21:48 AM
That is a cool spinner!  I have mine in a open box I can flip through easily, but I am contemplating something else.  I am contemplating something with those countertop towel holders, or the tabletop scrapbook page displays, like how I keep my favourite recipes.  Binder with the card holders may be the most practical.

I did send, but also forgot to mention that in Canada, this past weekend was a long one as Monday was a holiday, so Canada Post probably did not pick up any of the mail until Tuesday.  But this is what you can expect from me...


The envelopes - decorated with embossing, ink, and washi - addresses on the one side.


my CTC, wrapped and sealed!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 25, 2017 05:49:29 AM
Beautiful teaser post...

I did not send anything else except my card...I hate when work interferes with my crafting, but that is the way it goes sometimes!

I plan on using the envelopes and other things that were sent, plus stuff from other swaps and my own junk mail to make a special journal to hold my trading cards.  For now, they are in the plastic baseball 9 pocket sleeves in a binder. I have a huge basket under my coffee table where I keep these types of journals so that I can look at them for inspiration...plus, my friends love them!

Looks like no mail for me either...I swear I swap just to get mail other than bills and junk! ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: LovelyMiss on May 25, 2017 08:45:38 AM
I seem to get cards in batches on Fridays and Saturdays, and the rest of the week is dry.  Such a strange coincidence (or weird post office scheme?! :D )!

I love all of the extra effort people have put into their packaging!  So many pretty envelopes and neat ideas.  I hope I can do more in the future.  I feel boring just sending the cards, but that's the level I'm operating at for the moment. :D


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Post by: Sharalee on May 25, 2017 09:44:17 AM
I haven't received yet today. Mail doesn't come til later in the afternoon. So have to wait. I feel bad too that it's about to end. I haven't got a binder or anything for the cards yet, there just in a baggie right now. I want the sleeves in the binder to be able to keep the evelopes in there too, because they're so interesting too. So will have to find one that will work for me. ☺

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 25, 2017 11:43:15 AM
Thanks all for the cool envelopes and extras.  I'm sorry that I couldn't go the extra mile this time.  I am barely treading water with this Kokua Foods and now the DM Teen Ambassadors.  I need to finish the writeup and invites by their end of the year party. ACK!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 25, 2017 12:02:46 PM
I am loving all the variety, it's been great so far! Nobody has to feel obligated to fancy stuff up, as fun as that is that's all just superfluous. What I am keeping foreves are the cards, that's the most important part :).

No cards in the mail for me today. Good thing I got 4 yesterday to tide me over!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 25, 2017 02:08:06 PM
It is fun - I am loving the creativity others are showing in their cards and envelopes and the extras are appreciated - though not necessary.  I decorated the one side of the envelopes in the hopes that someone else would find some use for it - in a journal is a great idea!  The wrap is the same - some wrap and ephemera I had that I an reusing and hoping someone else can have a creative use for.

The wax seals are just because I love wax seals and wanted an excuse to play with them.  I just ordered another one for myself of my initial... sorry I was scant with the wax - I was running out and afraid I would not have enough!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 25, 2017 03:41:38 PM
The card gods were nice to me today!  *happy dance* though now I only have a few more to go. 

What do you guys think of doing another around the holidays?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 25, 2017 04:34:01 PM
I got 1 card today!

And, I like to flip through the cards, so I keep them in a little plastic container, for now. Once life calms down, I'm going to make a little box for each round. I might even use some of the envelopes and extra bits to fancy them up!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 25, 2017 07:59:02 PM
I got two today!  One from Canada!  I hope mine arrive soon...I always get anxious until everything is at its new home!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 26, 2017 03:33:14 AM
The card gods were nice to me today!  *happy dance* though now I only have a few more to go. 

What do you guys think of doing another around the holidays?

a CHRISTMAS CTC?  Hmmmm - could do!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 26, 2017 06:00:52 AM
That would be such a fun theme!  Maybe with info on your worst or best holiday thing...?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on May 26, 2017 06:04:09 AM
The card gods were nice to me today!  *happy dance* though now I only have a few more to go. 

What do you guys think of doing another around the holidays?

a CHRISTMAS CTC?  Hmmmm - could do!
That would be such a fun theme!  Maybe with info on your worst or best holiday thing...?

YES!!!  Wouldn't that be loads of fun? 


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 26, 2017 10:50:04 AM
Or fav. Christmas craft, traditions, etc.

I still remember the year I spent months crocheting boob pillows for the guys.

Or Ugly sweater pics/pics with Santa!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 26, 2017 11:04:39 AM
I received from smmarrt, onyxnox, bec99, abbeeroad, and phoenixfiredesigns today!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on May 26, 2017 11:08:55 AM
Ok...wow...
1--YES a Christmas CTC theme please!! So fun!
2--I sadly haven't received any in a few days.
3--I updated my slot, and after checking through the gallery, it appears everyone has received from me, so I posted my first pics of mine (in my slot)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 26, 2017 04:50:44 PM
I received two cards today as well!

oh--BigBangMama...I just howled when I got your card!  It came at a time when I needed to laugh at all that is going on in the world!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on May 26, 2017 05:02:14 PM
I received two international cards today - fun mail day.

I need to spend an hour or so tonight updating the big list.
Glad everyone is having fun - and yes to a holiday edition.
Someone else can organize?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 26, 2017 05:13:03 PM
My list post says there are still 8 of my cards out there waiting to arrive at their destinations, still lots of mail to be received, this swap is so much fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on May 27, 2017 02:03:28 AM
I have update my list too - I have received about 2/3rds of my cards I think.  Mine are getting out there!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 27, 2017 10:47:43 PM
I've received all but 3 now! I got 5 this weekend! Sad that its almost done now though :(

I am keeping them in a binder with all my ATCs. But I will be making a junk journal with all the envelopes and stuff from other swaps. I made one already and I keep track of my swaps in that one. I have enough room in that one to last a couple years lol! This next journal will be huge and I'm not sure what I'll fill that with, but I like looking at all the stamps and different cards and envelopes ;)

I think a Christmas/holiday trading card swap would be super fun!!!!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on May 28, 2017 07:18:03 AM
Mine are also in a binder with my atcs, pocket letters and felt twinchies (for now).  I'm not into junk journals and I lije them in the binders, so maybe I should sew a pretty slip cover for it?

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on May 28, 2017 04:07:09 PM
Woooo, I got to pick up my mail today and open so many little envelopes of love! Unfortunately, for those few remaining loose ends, I'm leaving the country Tuesday morning for almost a month. I'll be here (online) but there will be delays in finding out what mail I have received.

If anyone doesn't receive my card within the next month, I will promptly send you another upon my return.  :)

My cards will be added to my ATC binder, which is being covered with Teesha Moore patches. I still need to put a couple more patches on it to be finished but it is functional enough for now.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on May 28, 2017 09:37:20 PM
I've been putting my cards into a small trading card binder, four cards to a page.  I love all the pretty envelopes and nice things people are sending! Thank you so much! 

I also want to seriously apologize for the fact that I still haven't sent... I'm going to have to give up on my original idea for the main picture because it simply isn't working and shows no signs getting finished soon... Maybe I'll try again another time when I'm not so late.  I'll redesign the front with a photo instead and get these out ASAP.  SOOOO sorry, everyone!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 29, 2017 02:50:59 PM
Received from craftADDchick, 4 more left to arrive to me!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 30, 2017 12:28:17 PM
Received from AIMR and fluffypants today, gallery list post updated and PMs send!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on May 30, 2017 12:58:06 PM
I only have two left to receive :( I have my list all updated in the gallery and pms sent as well!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on May 30, 2017 03:04:59 PM
I'm just waiting for one more, and 8 of mine still need to make it to their destinations.

I will miss the little surprises in the mail, so I think it's time for me to organize a swap (or two) :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on May 30, 2017 04:48:28 PM
My list is updated; looks like I only have 2 left to receive :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 30, 2017 08:21:52 PM
I am starting to receive my international cards!  lol...so far, the ones from Canada all have the exact same stamp! lol


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 31, 2017 03:41:16 PM
My list post shows that 7 of my cards are yet to be received, that can't be right can it? Maybe I flubbed changing the status when you guys messaged me. I am confuse...
I'm just waiting on you Roler, it will be nice to get another unexpected piece of happy mail delivered after all this fun big rush of envelops, whee, super fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: LovelyMiss on May 31, 2017 08:26:11 PM
I'm waiting on four more!  I posted photos of my card over in the gallery, since it looks like most have received it.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on May 31, 2017 11:59:49 PM
So sorry to keep you waiting!!  My front and back are totally done now, finally; just need to get them printed up tomorrow and then in the mail!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 01, 2017 05:38:57 AM
I hope that everyone gets my card...I don't think I have anymore of the paper I used...and, I can't seem to find the spare card I made for myself and the gallery! lol...I might have to have one of you take a photo for me! Still trying to clean up the mess so I can move on to other projects.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 01, 2017 07:11:57 AM
I got yours! I updated my list post in the gallery with process pics and funny stories. Love you guys!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on June 01, 2017 09:06:47 AM
only 1 card and then my set will be complete for this round.   :'(



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on June 01, 2017 03:52:00 PM
I am just waiting for 4 more of my cards to reach their destinations! And, one to arrive here ;)

I'll probably post a picture of my card on Saturday or Sunday.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: curiousfae on June 01, 2017 03:57:30 PM
everyone rec'd mine! pic is posted.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on June 01, 2017 06:09:18 PM
I have about 30 PMs to get through and update my Google doc. Wow - that was fun.
I'm visiting my mom but I'm home tomorrow night. Will work on master list then and on Saturday.
At least we all have roler's card to look forward to!

Our mailboxes will be lonely until the next round!


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Post by: Sharalee on June 01, 2017 10:35:30 PM
I received all but 2 & I think just 1 or 2 haven't received mine. So I'll post my pic soon! This was so fun. I miss not having anymore fun mail. Except for looking forward to "roler's" when it comes. 😊

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on June 02, 2017 01:13:18 AM
Just updated my list. Think I got it right. Will upload a photo of the weekend.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on June 02, 2017 01:15:18 AM
Just sent to everyone!! Finally!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on June 02, 2017 04:38:12 AM
I just have one more to receive - I will have to check to see who still has to receive mine, but they seem to be making it there!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on June 02, 2017 03:52:17 PM
I think everyone has my cards, so I'll add pictures to my gallery post. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 02, 2017 06:29:08 PM
I am sad that I only have one more card, but glad that it is from Japan! 


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 02, 2017 07:54:07 PM
Hmmm.....who get's roler's first???......


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Post by: Sharalee on June 04, 2017 12:48:09 PM
I'm sad too, 😔just "roler's" left to receive & can't wait to get it. Mine have all received 20 & I forget I'm the 21st one. So I put my pic up in the Gallery. It was so much fun. Thanks everyone! 😉

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on June 04, 2017 11:10:04 PM
I've received all but Onyxnox's and roler's. According to the pm's I've received so far, I still have a few yet in transit?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on June 05, 2017 01:59:22 AM
I have not been PMing individuals, but keeping my list updated in the gallery -but I do have yours, mandykaye.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 05, 2017 09:22:58 AM
I have not been PMing individuals, but keeping my list updated in the gallery -but I do have yours, mandykaye.
I was not pm'ing individuals either due to the size of the swap. I have received everyone except roler!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 05, 2017 12:47:25 PM
I also got yours mandykaye!  I am only waiting for roler's as well!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on June 05, 2017 01:51:03 PM
OK! I wasn't sure on some of you if your list meant I received yours or you received mine LOL! I received Onyxnox's today, so just one more to receive!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on June 05, 2017 04:13:58 PM
Who will get roler's card first? I'm guessing me (San Francisco) or perhaps Portland or southern CA? But who knows the mysterious goings on of the USPO - could be anywhere!!

I will start doling out feedback tonight and then cheerfully indexing the 20 PAGES of PMs - ooh, my mailbox will lose weight!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 07, 2017 07:51:54 AM
You are awesome Smmarrt!  I truly love all of the swaps where you have been either the organizer or one of the swappers!  This has become one of my all time favorites...


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Post by: BigBangMomma on June 07, 2017 09:02:42 AM
I agree, this one and the 4x6 are some of my favs!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on June 07, 2017 07:43:08 PM
:) I'm so glad that everyone is having fun making these cards.  I am so loving collecting all of my friends and learning more about each of you.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on June 08, 2017 06:18:22 PM
I agree with both of you!  ;D I haven't been in many of Smmarrt's swaps unfortunately, but I hope to be in more of them!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on June 08, 2017 07:47:38 PM
Yay!  I received from Roler today!  LOVE!!!  Can't wait for the next round.  I'm thinking about organizing again, but if anyone else wants to that would be great.  This is a crazy swap...it nearly killed Alteredmommy and me the first time around when we had 28 swappers.  :)


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Post by: BigBangMomma on June 08, 2017 08:33:55 PM
I couldn't imagine hosting this swap on my own! I'd def want co-orgs. Kudos for you 3 for already tackling these two rounds like rock stars

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on June 08, 2017 09:15:20 PM
Oh, hooray!! I'm so glad one of mine has been received; hopefully that means the others won't be too bar behind!! XD

Also, I received from fluffypants, and I think that's the last one for me to get! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on June 08, 2017 09:21:15 PM
Oh wait, nope, looks like I just need one more, from PhoenixFireDesigns.  And THEN I'll have the whole set from this round! Yay! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 09, 2017 11:10:21 AM
Oh wait, nope, looks like I just need one more, from PhoenixFireDesigns.  And THEN I'll have the whole set from this round! Yay! :)
Oh wow, mine's the straggler? ;D Hope it gets there soon! (In a bit of irony, yours is the last I'm waiting on as well!)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on June 09, 2017 11:15:02 AM
Mail to me here has been really weird for quite a while now. Sometimes my mom will send me two letters one week apart and I'll get them on the same day, for example. But they always turn up eventually, so I'm sure I'll get yours! Just not sure what they're doing with it right now!! ;p


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 09, 2017 12:07:31 PM
UTM was the first to receive from roler?  YAY!

I will help organize a future swap...I think I already have a spreadsheet on you guys...lol


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 09, 2017 03:03:23 PM
...and in a great bit of irony, I received from roler today after just mentioning a few hours ago, hers was my last outstanding. :D I've now got a complete set from this round!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: emilywilde on June 09, 2017 03:45:54 PM
I had some time today to go over the cards I received, make lists, double and triple check the lists-everyone has mine! I am still waiting for roler's and underthemountain's. I am super stoked about all these cool cards.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on June 09, 2017 03:49:42 PM
Oh no!  Where the heck is my card?

Awesome!  Thank you Always for offering to organize a future swap!!!  

Thanks BigBangMomma! If it weren't for the mad skills of Alteredmommy I would have gone crazy!!  :) That was easily the biggest swap I'd ever been in.

Anyhow I'm happy to see this taking off.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: jellybean89 on June 09, 2017 05:17:57 PM
I've received from roler too! :D


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Post by: BigBangMomma on June 10, 2017 10:31:54 AM
I just rec'd from roler too! My set is now complete.

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: mandykaye on June 10, 2017 11:11:05 AM
I also received my final card from roler today! This was a lot of fun and LOVE all the different cards and getting to know more about you all!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on June 10, 2017 09:16:25 PM
I'm going over the list again and flagging the few missing/late cards. It is really amazing that almost all have been received.

I am giving feedback, too - just give me some time to finish the list.

I can't believe that New Jersey beat California in the 'who's going to receive a card from Japan first' race!  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 11, 2017 06:33:41 AM
My wonderful set is complete...I was looking over the last set as well just to see how everyone has a unique style that shows from card to card...UTM...yours was great because you went from grown up to baby...adorable!

Woo-hoo--I am going to see if everyone got my card...


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 11, 2017 09:00:25 AM
I have everybody but Roler, we don't have mail delivery on Saturday in Canada so there's that delay. Then there is Canadian mail in general, not very fast in my opinion. It'll get here eventually. In the meantime I've rearranged my collection of cards from this round and last over and over again, lol. I think I need to add stickers to the pockets indicating which round they are from, if the are 1/2 in my set, if we've swapped or met in person, my favourite craft each person does, etc. It's a project to tide me over until the next round ;).


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Post by: Sharalee on June 12, 2017 12:16:01 AM
I still haven't received from roller yet! Maybe soon! I miss getting the cards & pretty envelops. 💜

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on June 13, 2017 11:46:00 AM
My wonderful set is complete...I was looking over the last set as well just to see how everyone has a unique style that shows from card to card...UTM...yours was great because you went from grown up to baby...adorable!

Woo-hoo--I am going to see if everyone got my card...

Aw, thank you Always!  I love your new avatar BTW, you look lovely!  And on another side note Lana just used your button machine to make buttons for the NIH..and a hefty donation to DM!  :)


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Post by: Sharalee on June 13, 2017 02:17:18 PM
I received from "roler" today. It's too cool!  You lived not to far from me there in Walla Walla. Thanks for the  extras too! I feel sad that's the last card & completes my set. 🙁 I'm going to try & learn some new techniques for next time. 🤗 😋💓⚘

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on June 14, 2017 12:41:50 PM
I just realized 2 things...

1) I still haven't posted the photo and description of my card (I'll try to do that before the weekend)

2) This was my 100th swap!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on June 14, 2017 03:02:55 PM
Happy 100th swap CraftADDchick! What an epic swap to have as your 100th!

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on June 14, 2017 04:30:44 PM
Way to go, craftADDchick! ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Onyxnox on June 14, 2017 04:42:06 PM
Ooooooh - good swap for the 100th!

I received from roler today also!!  My second edition set is complete!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on June 14, 2017 06:48:02 PM
What an epic swap to have as your 100th!

I agree! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 14, 2017 07:07:43 PM
wow congrats on the 100th!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on June 15, 2017 04:00:43 AM
My goodness, 100!  You are a dedicated swapper! XD Awesome!! :)

I'm starting to worry that maybe PFD's card got lost amongst my massive piles of junk mail... I'm gonna have another look through them in a bit!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 15, 2017 05:23:26 AM
Happy 100th swap CraftADDchick! What an epic swap to have as your 100th!

My thoughts exactly, congrats you :).


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Post by: Sharalee on June 15, 2017 10:05:19 AM
"Congratulations" "craftADDchick" way to go!😊💜

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on June 15, 2017 10:34:24 AM
2) This was my 100th swap!
Congrats!! It made me wonder how many I've done and turns out 123 completed with 1 more in progress for a total of 124. Cool. ;D


I'm starting to worry that maybe PFD's card got lost amongst my massive piles of junk mail... I'm gonna have another look through them in a bit!
Hrm...hope not! Let me know if I need to resend. Yours was (probably obviously) the most unique mailing address of the lot but I tried to be VERY careful writing it out.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: seeuudee on June 15, 2017 12:01:32 PM
Random question about Craftster Card storage, if no-one minds :D

I am storing mine in 9 pocket card folder inserts - I have them anyway for making pocket letters, it makes them easy to flick through and protects them nicely.

What I can't decide is whether to store all the same Craftsters together or whether to store in sets - Rd 1, Rd 2, etc.

I currently have them stored in rounds, but as each round doesn't completely fill the final insert, it is annoying the OCD side of me  :-\

Any ideas?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 15, 2017 01:21:50 PM
I received from Roler today, yay :D! That is my last card this round, wah  :'(.

I've got mine in the 9 space pages as well. At first I had them in rounds, now I've got cards from each person side by side with the middle pocket empty. That's where I plan to put a card with other info about people, if we've swapped, met, etc. I will have to rearrange for each round I'm sure but I don't mind looking through them all over and over again, they are so special :).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on June 15, 2017 04:27:05 PM
I am also using the 9-pocket sleeves. For Round 1 - they all fit because I didn't add my own card in.
This round, there are empty spaces on/in the last page because I did include my card, several of them. I might just cut pretty paper to fill in the blanks.



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftADDchick on June 15, 2017 06:45:16 PM
Little boxes for me- 1 per round (although, I admit, right now they are in a small plastic tub until the boxes are finished)! I keep each card in a sleeve, and every once in a while I shuffle through the stack.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on June 16, 2017 07:54:04 AM
Random question about Craftster Card storage, if no-one minds :D

I am storing mine in 9 pocket card folder inserts - I have them anyway for making pocket letters, it makes them easy to flick through and protects them nicely.

What I can't decide is whether to store all the same Craftsters together or whether to store in sets - Rd 1, Rd 2, etc.

I currently have them stored in rounds, but as each round doesn't completely fill the final insert, it is annoying the OCD side of me  :-\

Any ideas?

I'm storing mine in the 9 pocket cards as well.  What I did to separate the sets was start each round with my photo and add in the cards in the order I receive them.  I know.  It sounds vain, but really it is the only way I can tell them apart.  Plus mine was the first card that I received in each round.  LOL.

I had another idea about these cards that I wanted to float around to everyone.  What does everyone think about a custom deck of cards?  jellybean89 made an awesome card that she had printed here: http://www.makeplayingcards.com/design/custom-blank-card-traditional-size.html
The great thing is that you can put a different design on the front and back of ALL of the cards so we could make a deck with 52 different craftsters or maybe 26 if we can't find 52 people to play with us.  We could either make a playable deck and have a common back...maybe with the Craftster logo and ourselves with the various card faces on the other side.  Another nice thing is that we could each order our own deck so maybe this would be more like a personal swap which would keep the logistical nightmare of all that tracking go away.  Any thoughts?


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 16, 2017 07:58:38 AM
Oh, so like we coordinate to design our own card, when everybody is ready their version gets sent to the company and we all order our own deck to be sent to us? Wow, a lot to coordinate but what a cool idea. Nobody has to pay for postage either, just the cost of the deck. Neat-o!

It looks like they have options to order less than 54 card sets too.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: calluna on June 16, 2017 11:11:29 AM
Aaagh, that is awesome!  :o I did the Craftster ATC page-a-day calendar a few years back; this would have been much easier and cheaper!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: seeuudee on June 16, 2017 11:40:40 AM
Love the idea of a set of playing cards  ;D

And thank you for all of your ideas, I am going to try grouping them and see what I think



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 16, 2017 12:23:49 PM
Aaagh, that is awesome!  :o I did the Craftster ATC page-a-day calendar a few years back; this would have been much easier and cheaper!

I had to go looking for that, it is fabulous!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on June 16, 2017 05:00:21 PM
Yeah!  Happy to see that there is interest. :)  I was thinking of a regular 52 card deck and each of us could claim the suits we wanted like ace of hearts, 3 of diamonds, etc. so that we'd end up with a playing deck at the end.  I guess we could do 54 if someone wanted to do jokers as well.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: bec99 on June 20, 2017 04:51:06 AM
Great idea underthemountain!

Pretty sure everyone has received from me, if not please let me know  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: Smmarrt on June 20, 2017 01:12:41 PM
Great idea underthemountain!

Pretty sure everyone has received from me, if not please let me know  :)

Please everyone update or double-check your list - some swappers want to know if all their cards have been received and if I don't know and you haven't told me and the sender, we're in limbo.



Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 20, 2017 01:33:12 PM
All of mine have been received, my list is up to date and I think I send everybody messages along the way :).


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: roler on June 21, 2017 02:34:07 AM
I've received and sent received messages (I think!) to everyone except PFD.  I know she sent ages ago so I'm wondering if it's on a detour in the mail somewhere. 


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 07, 2017 07:14:21 AM
I miss everyone!!!!  Are we going to do a fall swap of cards or wait until later?  What have I missed?  I know, I know...I have not yet posted my own card...I am catching up as quick as I can...making my list!


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Post by: BigBangMomma on August 07, 2017 08:15:59 AM
We talked about doing a winter/Christmas round.

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Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 07, 2017 08:22:53 AM
I am so into it! The kids go back to school in Sept so end of summer into fall can be a pretty busy time for all of us. I'm ready to use my holiday card mojo to also send trading cards though. Let's do it!


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: underthemountain on August 08, 2017 10:35:40 AM
Gah, I am up for a holiday round, but I can't host it. We decided to move the Difference Makers Arts and Crafts Fair to Dec 9 so I'm going to be busy getting that together.


Title: Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20
Post by: BigBangMomma on August 08, 2017 11:01:02 AM
Since we are talking a winter theme, I'd prefer holding off on this swap until at least mid-October with send-outs mid-Nov/early-Dec. My free time will be much less in a couple weeks with school starting again, and will need time to get back into that.