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Title: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on June 18, 2019 08:36:19 AM
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458791.0)


Swap name: ATC Address Book
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kartiana
Sign-up date range: through June 18 - July 9
Date to send item by: July 27

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? None

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 18 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 16 years old: YES
- Delivery Confirmation is not required for this swap, BUT participants will be required to re-send if it gets lost

Details of swap:

This swap is for anyone that loves to send and/or receive random mail! You will be put into groups of five and for each partner you will send one double sided ATC sized card. The first side will include your real name and mailing address. The backside will include anything you want to share with your partners! Let's keep the back positive but feel free to include any allergies you have. Please also include your craftster username somewhere on the card.

An ATC (Artist Trading Card) is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (the size of a typical playing card) and for this swap it should be flat enough to fit into a plastic card sleeve.

No tracking numbers required, but you will need to re-send if anything goes missing. International shipping is required for this swap (it wonít cost much).

Please note - Due to the personal information being sent and shared posting pictures in the gallery will be done by the sender. When you receive please be sure to thank your partner and describe some elements of their card, but allow them to post pictures (if they want). This way everyone is in control of how much information is shared online. You can take a picture of your base card before adding your address or blur out the information, itís up to you :)

You donít have to be a paper crafter to join! Any and all levels are welcome :D  However this is a craft swap so take some time to make something special. Some ideas for making beautiful cards:
- Practice calligraphy
- Watercolor background
- Doodle around the edges
- Use your favorite colors
- Add embellishments
- Stalk the masterboard swap and make your own ;)


Some ideas for the back side:
- Your birthday
- Favorite holidays
- Favorite colors
- Crafts you love to do
- Things you collect



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: ATC Address Book
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Do you understand you may have to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Please list any allergens in your home (pets, smoke, etc):
Do you understand that tracking numbers are not needed for this swap but that you will be asked to re-send if youíre envelope goes missing?
This swap has a special rule for posting in the gallery, what is it?


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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on June 18, 2019 08:36:39 AM
Addressers:
kartiana
jellybean89
Witty_Child
curiousfae
anna.wahnsinn
craftylittlemonkey
thanate
CDEeeek
faemystique


Partners:

kartiana is sending to:
     anna.wahnsinn
     craftylittlemonkey
     curiousfae
     Witty_Child

jellybean89 is sending to:
     thanate
     CDEeeek
     craftylittlemonkey
     anna.wahnsinn

Witty_Child is sending to:
     curiousfae
     kartiana
     faemystique
     CDEeeek

curiousfae is sending to:
     kartiana
     anna.wahnsinn
     Witty_Child
     faemystique
 
anna.wahnsinn is sending to:
     craftylittlemonkey
     jellybean89
     kartiana
     curiousfae

craftylittlemonkey is sending to:
     jellybean89
     thanate
     anna.wahnsinn
     kartiana

thanate is sending to:
     CDEeeek
     faemystique
     jellybean89
     craftylittlemonkey
 
CDEeeek is sending to:
     faemystique
     Witty_Child
     thanate
     jellybean89

faemystique is sending to:
     Witty_Child
     curiousfae
     CDEeeek
     thanate


Blue = Sent
Green = Received
Orange = Late with communication
Red = Late without communication


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on June 19, 2019 02:46:21 PM
Oooh this sounds so tempting!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: jellybean89 on June 20, 2019 06:57:14 AM
I'm sending in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on June 20, 2019 08:45:39 AM
Welcome to the swap jellybean89  :D

anna.wahnsinn I'll be waiting patiently for your questionnaire  ;)


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: Witty_Child on June 24, 2019 08:09:04 AM
I still have reservations about my card-making skils, but this sounds like too much fun to pass up!  :)


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on June 24, 2019 08:11:33 AM
I still have reservations about my card-making skils, but this sounds like too much fun to pass up!  :)

This is a good swap to play around with and practice ATC making  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on June 24, 2019 08:15:13 AM
Welcome Witty_Child  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on June 24, 2019 04:12:40 PM
Welcome curiousfae  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: curiousfae on June 25, 2019 07:27:28 PM
yay! **waves at everyone** hi yous guys.  ;) so glad to be here.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on June 27, 2019 10:10:25 AM
Do any of you have plans for the addresses you recieve?

I've been obsessed with making masterboards lately so I will probably send random pieces to anyone that does paper crafting  :) I think having an address book will also be really helpful for future swaps, especially the ongoing ATC swap. It will be nice to be able to find addresses without digging through my Craftster messages  ;D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: Witty_Child on June 27, 2019 12:10:18 PM
Probably something along the lines of birthday or Christmas cards.  Random mail is always fun too, though!


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: curiousfae on June 30, 2019 06:19:28 AM
Probably something along the lines of birthday or Christmas cards.  Random mail is always fun too, though!

I like this idea!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: jellybean89 on July 02, 2019 10:36:04 AM
If my partners are ok with it, I'd love to send them random cards/ATCs/etc. :)


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on July 03, 2019 08:46:55 AM
Just sent in my questionnaire.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 03, 2019 01:44:26 PM
Welcome to the swap anna.wahnsinn  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 07, 2019 12:54:43 PM
Last two days to sign up!  :D

It's looking like there will be just enough for one group of five but depending on if more people join us I might put us all into a bigger group (if that's ok with everyone) or split into two smaller groups. We'll just have to wait and see  :)


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 07, 2019 02:03:59 PM
I am in :).


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 07, 2019 02:43:33 PM
Welcome craftylittlemonkey  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 07, 2019 03:02:49 PM
Welcome thanate  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 07, 2019 04:30:52 PM
I'm so excited for this swap!  :D I figured out how to pair people up no matter how many people we get so that everyone will be sending/receiving four cards.

We do have a few allergies and allergens in our group but I'm not expecting them to be an issue since this is a paper crafting swap. If you are paired with someone that is allergic to your furry animal please don't knit them a dog hair ATC and we should be good  ;) I think taking extra care is all we need.

At this moment we have one swapper allergic to cat/dog and a few allergic to smoke, tobacco, and fragrances. If you don't think you can keep pet hair and/or smoke, perfume, etc off of you ATC please send me a message and let me know!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: thanate on July 07, 2019 05:06:32 PM
I started to write "allergic to tobacco, but that probably doesn't matter here" on my questionnaire, and then realized that if the point of the address exchange is possibly sending random other things in future, it is potentially relevant.  I might just find a space to put it on my cards so it's right there with the address. 


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 07, 2019 05:09:43 PM
Well that makes perfect sense. I will include a short list of faves and don't likes on my actual card for future reference. Those are pretty relevant "stats" to add to this ATC.

FYI y'all, I would like to send and receive cards from each participant so if you aren't officially paired with me send me a message to swap on the side :).


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 07, 2019 05:33:44 PM
Allergies and big dislikes are definitely ok to put on your card!

I'm thinking of sending a little intro to me letter also. Something that could be folded up and tucked away with the ATC if wanted. I'm not sure yet though, I'll see how much I can fit on the ATC first  ;) I might also keep notes on everyone I get for future reference  :)

I'm playing around with card making (haven't done that in yeeeeeaaaaaars) so I might have some fun cards to send out for Birthdays  :D And I also want to know what types of crafting everyone does and things they collect (like ATCs, inchies, etc) so I know who I can send masterboard pieces to and who might like a random ATC when inspiration hits  :D


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: curiousfae on July 07, 2019 06:30:08 PM
Allergies and big dislikes are definitely ok to put on your card!

I'm thinking of sending a little intro to me letter also. Something that could be folded up and tucked away with the ATC if wanted. I'm not sure yet though, I'll see how much I can fit on the ATC first  ;) I might also keep notes on everyone I get for future reference  :)

I'm playing around with card making (haven't done that in yeeeeeaaaaaars) so I might have some fun cards to send out for Birthdays  :D And I also want to know what types of crafting everyone does and things they collect (like ATCs, inchies, etc) so I know who I can send masterboard pieces to and who might like a random ATC when inspiration hits  :D
.

this is a great idea!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 07, 2019 08:17:08 PM
Welcome CDEeeek  :D


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: thanate on July 08, 2019 06:50:18 AM
FYI y'all, I would like to send and receive cards from each participant so if you aren't officially paired with me send me a message to swap on the side :).

Ooh, tempted to do this too...


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: CDEeeek on July 08, 2019 07:15:33 AM
Welcome CDEeeek  :D

Yay! The funny thing about addresses, I always have to double check before I PM someone my address, because I occasionally hit the wrong number for my house number. I am pretty sure whoever lives at that number would bring it to me if it got to someone else by mistake, but imagine if they didn't look closely and just opened it, lol. "Dear, what is this thing?". lol


Title: Re: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 09, 2019 09:08:01 AM
Welcome CDEeeek  :D

Yay! The funny thing about addresses, I always have to double check before I PM someone my address, because I occasionally hit the wrong number for my house number. I am pretty sure whoever lives at that number would bring it to me if it got to someone else by mistake, but imagine if they didn't look closely and just opened it, lol. "Dear, what is this thing?". lol

Sometimes I forget my address or think I've forgotten it  ::) So I will often refer to a piece of mail I've received to double check. lol


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 09, 2019 09:14:16 AM
Last day to sign up!!!!


I'll be closing signups tonight before I go to bed and I'll send out partner info tomorrow at the latest.

A quick note: please include your country on any ATCs you make for someone outside your country. If you are in the same country then you can leave it off. And don't forget to include your craftster username on the card :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: faemystique on July 09, 2019 09:12:41 PM
OK
Sent in my info!

nick of time?


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Sign up through July 9 - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 09, 2019 09:15:56 PM
Welcome faemystique  :D You just made it in as I was logging in to close signups when I got your questionnaire  ;D

And with that...

Signups are closed!

Stay tuned for partnering


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: faemystique on July 09, 2019 09:17:55 PM
Welcome faemystique  :D You just made it in as I was logging in to close signups when I got your questionnaire  ;D

And with that...

Signups are closed!

Stay tuned for partnering

WOOT WOOT


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 09, 2019 09:55:15 PM
Partners assigned, PMs sent. Please, please, pleeeeeeeeeeaaase double check that the information I sent you matches who I partnered you with on the front page!

I may have been drinking vodka while I worked on this  ::) Goodnight and happy crafting!  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on July 10, 2019 03:42:18 AM
 ;D The partners I have in my pms do match the front page. Hi partners! Hello jellybean89, I think we haven't swapped before *waves*


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: Witty_Child on July 10, 2019 05:44:07 AM
It all looks poifect, er, perfect.  ;)  Looking forward to making some new Craftster friends - I haven't swapped with anyone on this list!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: faemystique on July 10, 2019 06:32:16 AM
It all looks poifect, er, perfect.  ;)  Looking forward to making some new Craftster friends - I haven't swapped with anyone on this list!

I have traded ATCs with CDEeeek before.. am currently partnered with curiousfae though we've been IN swaps together, never partnered... at least I think we have...

you however are new! and though I recognize thanates name? I think they are also new to me... yay!



Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: thanate on July 10, 2019 07:33:15 AM
looks good to me! :)



Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 10, 2019 09:14:46 AM
I'm sending to Ann, anna, kartiana, and a jellybean  :D :D :D

I want to exchange with everybody who's willing and luckily curiousfae, faemystique & CDEeeek are all in the ongoing ATC swap so I'll include address cards to them with a claim there. That just leaves Witty_Child, Imma send you a message about a side swap, I hope you're keen! 


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: jellybean89 on July 10, 2019 10:15:52 AM
My partner info matches!

Hello jellybean89, I think we haven't swapped before *waves*

Hi! :D


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: Witty_Child on July 10, 2019 05:17:07 PM
That just leaves Witty_Child, Imma send you a message about a side swap, I hope you're keen! 

I'm absolutely down with this!  :)  Just messaged you back.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: curiousfae on July 10, 2019 05:39:03 PM
i am going to try and make a masterboard for this swap. my first!


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 10, 2019 05:40:28 PM
i am going to try and make a masterboard for this swap. my first!

Huzzah! They are fun and addicting to make  ;D I made a double sided one for this one  :)


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 10, 2019 07:05:39 PM
I am using some masterboards from the recent swap and making extras for trading later on, I cut them up tonight at the same time as divvying up the rest of the boards for bookmarks for UTM's children's literacy project, the pile is HUGE!. They will all end up similar but unique, I'm pretty stoked about both of these projects, and masterboards, and ATCs and all the things! I love Craftster <3.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: faemystique on July 12, 2019 02:46:05 AM
Close up... haha



made background for 5 cards ... craftylittlemonkeys included


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on July 12, 2019 02:01:57 PM
With all I've planned plus all of the ideas in here what info to put on the ATCs I'll have to make booklets  :D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: faemystique on July 13, 2019 01:52:47 AM
I'm mailing all but curiousfaes tomorrow! Mailed all mine out to my partners today thanate witty_child cdeeeekexcept
curiousfae ... hers will go with her jumbo atc! 


Title: Re: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 13, 2019 10:05:35 PM
I'm mailing all but curiousfaes tomorrow! Mailed all mine out to my partners today thanate witty_child cdeeeekexcept
curiousfae ... hers will go with her jumbo atc! 

Awesome! I'll get a gallery started  :)


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 13, 2019 10:15:42 PM
We have a gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458791.0)

***Remember that it is the SENDER'S job to post pictures, not the receiver***

And please PM me and your partners as you send and receive  :) I'll try to catch it in the swap threads but I might miss it as things speed up. I'll be keeping track of the sending/receiving statuses in the gallery.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: faemystique on July 14, 2019 02:20:04 AM
We have a gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458791.0)

***Remember that it is the SENDER'S job to post pictures, not the receiver***

And please PM me and your partners as you send and receive  :) I'll try to catch it in the swap threads but I might miss it as things speed up. I'll be keeping track of the sending/receiving statuses in the gallery.

Oops I was and got distracted!  My bad


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 15, 2019 02:51:07 PM
I typed up everything I think I want to include last night. Now I have to decide if I will print it so it's easier to read, or if I'll handwrite it to make it more personal... I also need to re-read and let it sit for a few days incase I forgot something  ;)

How is everyone else doing?


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 15, 2019 03:17:38 PM
I'm finished except for finding some more clear stickytac to layer over the front to keep all the things stuck on because you know what? Washi tape is a temporary decoration at best, lol. The shop I got the sticky at doesn't seem to carry it anymore so I'm looking around at other places. I sure wish packing tape was wide enough because I have a lot of that stuff but alas.
I stamped and hand wrote the deets, a different selection on each card because really I could only fit a couple of sentences. It will not be a complete swap profile, more like a little window to peak through.
I also made like 20 of them because this is about the coolest idea ever and I'm sending them out in the ongoing ATC swap in the hope it makes more people want to join a second round. Fun fun!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: Witty_Child on July 16, 2019 05:50:15 AM
After spending ages dithering over colours, themes, etc., I'm knuckling down and making some progress.  :)  Two of my partners have mailed already, so I'd better get a move on!

kartiana, I've been struggling with the typed vs. hand-written issue, too, and glad it's not just me!

And clm, love the idea of laminating these babies somehow.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 16, 2019 03:07:50 PM
I sent to all of my official partners and 2 of my side-swap buddies ;). I am just waiting on finishing a couple things for the 2 last packages, I doubled up on swap items with some peeps I am partnered with in other things. Still do not have the right laminating stuff but I'm looking for it and hopefully will find some tonight. Did I mention that my man picked out a card for himself, he thought they were "adorable" and wanting one for his wallet :D.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on July 17, 2019 02:25:11 PM
I'm also still stuck on handwritten or typed. And on how much glue I want to use.


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 22, 2019 08:21:43 AM
Sendouts are in FIVE DAYS

 :o Where did the time go?  :P I have pieces of my cards scattered across my craft space with tools/punches/another project layered on top....  ::) Hoping to finish up my suffrage ribbons/pins today so I can get back to making ATCs  ;D


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: Witty_Child on July 22, 2019 12:04:08 PM
Mine went out in the mail today!  ;D 


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 23, 2019 09:33:52 AM
I finished the front of my cards yesterday and moved onto the backs last night. I realized that I was getting over ambitious and after a few tries I have simplified and re-worked what I'll be doing  :) I should be able to send tomorrow (fingers crossed)


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: thanate on July 23, 2019 10:03:04 AM
The fronts of mine are done also, finishing the backs today or tomorrow. 


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: jellybean89 on July 23, 2019 10:16:44 AM
I'm working on mine some more today!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: curiousfae on July 23, 2019 12:46:48 PM
i've sent but waiting patiently until everyone rec's before posting pic. excited to see what everyone comes up with!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on July 27, 2019 07:44:09 AM
Good morning  :)

Sendouts are today!

Please let me and your partners know when you send or if you will be sending late  :) Check your status  here in the gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458791.0) and let me know if I've missed anything. I know a lot of you are doing side swaps but I'm only keeping track of four ATCs each  ;)


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 10, 2019 09:36:33 AM
I received from both Anna and jellybean! Such nice cards, I love how everybody did something so unique and personal :).


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 20, 2019 03:24:49 PM
I received from thanate, and that rounds out this awesome swap! Thanks to everybody for playing along, my official partners, my unofficial partners, and you kartiana for organizing!


Title: Re: ATC Address Book - Signups CLOSED - Send July 27
Post by: kartiana on August 20, 2019 03:37:53 PM
And with that we are done! Swap thread is moved into the archive!  :)