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71  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Pop-up ATC with tutorial on: September 24, 2009 06:12:21 AM
This series was created to show the techniques used on some of my other ATC's. As those were originals, I changed the themes. They are called "Sprout", "spread your wings", and "take flight".

"Sprout" uses the same technique as my Oogie Boogie ATC in the Halloween pop-up swap.

I started with a seedling tab and a pot on the front cover. I then cut an opening above the pot for the seedling to grow through.

The seedling is fed upside down through the back and then folded over one inch above the opening, so the tab comes out the bottom.

line the backing with brown, so that the opening will look like dirt, you can also cover the tab end with brown if you like.

Notch the front and back for tab.

glue only the top, sides, and just the part on the bottom that do not touch the tab. You can see an outline here.

When you pull the tab the seedling will grow.

"Spread your wings" uses a flap that pulls an image up like my daughters zombie hand ATC

I started with a cocoon and cut around the sides and bottom, leaving a portion on top intact. You will fold at the top to make a flap.

Then I take a tab that fits the opening and fold the top aprox. 1/8" from the top.

Glue the folded edge even with the edge of the inside flap, and trim tab to shape of flap. I then attatched a butterfly image to the tab. This should be inside the opening. You can line the inside of the backing piece to match the tab.

Trim the tab so that it is 1/8" from the edge of card. It is a good idea to not have your flap too close to the bottom. You need room for your image. On this card it was cut a little close.

Glue the parimeter of the front and back pieces together, without glueing the tab. When you lift the flap the image should rise up and lift off the surface.

I forgot to take detailed photos of "Take flight". I started with a bird cut out on the back ground. I cut a small slit for the wing tab. I cut out a wing leaving a small tab to thread through the slit in the bird. The tab is then glued to the back side of the cover to attatch it. Here you can see the folded wing with an additional tab attatched and threaded through the same slit.

When you push in the tab the wing raises for flight, pull it back out and the bird is at rest. If I had threaded the pull tab through the wing, I would have more movement.

72  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Halloween pop-up ATC gallery on: September 13, 2009 04:38:25 PM
Post your tricks and treats here.

sending late

feedback given

Group 1
1.corduroy cat --> called2otherskys, half pint, vinnie451, gossamer_gull, WiccadWitch
2.called2otherskys --> corduroy cat, half pint, vinnie451, gossamer_gull, WiccadWitch
3.half pint --> corduroy cat, called2otherskys, vinnie451, gossamer_gull, WicadWitch
4.vinnie451 --> corduroy cat, called2otherskys, half pint, gossamer_gull, WiccadWitch
5.gossamer_gull --> corduroy cat, called2otherskys, half pint, vinnie451, WiccadWitch
6.WiccadWitch --> corduroy cat, called2otherskys, half pint, vinnie451, gossamer_gull

Group 2
1.bluesisteralex --> audio-astrophysics,loves2experiment, Pogo, ysmeine, called2otherskys
2.audio-astrophysics --> bluesisteralex, loves2experiment, Pogo, ysmeine, called2otherskys
3.loves2experiment --> bluesisteralex, audio-astrophysics, Pogo, ysmeine, called2otherskys
4.Pogo --> bluesisteralex, audio-astrophysics, loves2experiment, ysmeine, called2otherskys
5.ysmeine --> bluesisteralex, audio-astrophysics, loves2experiment, Pogo, called2otherskys
6.called2otherskys --> bluesisteralex, audio-astrophysics, loves2experiment, Pogo, ysmeine
73  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Weasley Twin Christmas scarf on: September 09, 2009 09:33:12 PM

I wanted to recreate this for my son who is a big Harry Potter fan. Fred and George happen to be his favorite characters as he loves jokes, and the colors were perfect. He loves orange and green.

Here is my version:

It can wrap around his neck twice like the original, it is about 6' long and 7" wide. I knitted it in garter stitch as i wasn't comfortable knitting in the round yet. I managed to pull all the colors from my stash, but made random striping as I knitted most of it without being able to look at a picture.
74  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Halloween Pop-up ATC Swap, Sign ups 8/19/09- 8/31/09, Send Out 9/30/09 on: August 19, 2009 05:06:18 AM

The gallery is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321042.0

Swap name:Halloween Pop-up ATC Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:ysmeine
Sign-up date range:8/19/09- 9/7/09
Date to send item by:9/30/09

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement?no

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

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 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
In this swap, we will make 1 Halloween interactive ATC for each partner in your group.  You will be making 4 ATCs, 1 for each partner in your group. (There will be 5 people per group). This may change according to number of participants.

FOC's may request to be put in more than one group.

You MUST be willing to ship internationally to join! ATCs are pretty small and cheap to ship, and it will make it so much easier for me when matching partners, and will give the international swappers some variety!

Since ATCs are so small, no DC is required, but if the card doesn't show up, you will be required to resend.

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

Name of swap: Halloween Pop-up ATC Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your (full) real name:
Mailing address including the country: (please type it out line by line the way it needs to be on the envelope!)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (you must for this swap!)
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Are you a FOC? If so would you like to participate in more than one group?
Do you prefer cute, vintage, or gorey halloween images?
Do you have a favorite Halloween theme/character/movie/tv special?
Anything your partner should know about you? (ie, allergies, dislikes such as religion, nudity, etc)


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


Group 1
1.corduroy cat
3.half pint
Group 2
75  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / pop-up ATC's on: August 18, 2009 04:57:15 AM
I was wondering if anyone was interested in doing a interactive atc swap, similar to the fabric atc swap. Everyone loves pop-up books, how about ATC's.

What timing would you prefer?
76  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Convertable Mittens on: August 11, 2009 01:35:10 PM
I made some convertable mittens out of Alpaca With A Twist Big Baby in gray and Cashmerino Aran in a cranberry red. They match my Fall cape and are incredibly soft.

77  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / great time to learn something new: nalbinding on: August 01, 2009 05:08:12 PM
I have been interested in various medieval crafts for some time now. When I noticed the article about nalbinding, I decided it was a good time to learn. I did a little research watched some videos, and maybe was more confused than before. But there is only one way to learn, so I jumped right in.

I decided I needed some needles first and carved up these, and my thumb

After, I was sure I was finished bleeding all over everything. I used an inexpensive yarn to start, no sense wasting the good stuff.

Without, truely, knowing what I was doing I got started. I even, ambitiousl,y thought I could make a hat.  Grin Unfortunately, I made a mistake I often make in crochet. I tried to increase to fast and ended up with a ripple. You can not just pull out your stitches with nalbinding, so I decided to finish my thread and see what I had.

Not bad if you need a hat for a babydoll.

But we decided it would make a pouch for my daughter

78  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / poster bag on: July 21, 2009 03:34:37 PM
This tote bag was made from two posters that I got in a magazine. They are covered in vinyl and interfaced, so that it is very sturdy. I used scrap webbing and lining fabric that I had on hand.

I made this for the waiting for new moon swap.
79  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / pipecleaner dragon on: July 21, 2009 03:20:32 PM
My nephew came over for some crafty fun. He wanted to make pipe cleaner dragons, so I pulled out my chunkies. We used one chunky and several standard pipe cleaners and felt for the wings and spikes. He is very happy with it.

80  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / botanical ABC's in acrylic on: July 21, 2009 02:24:31 PM
I haven't painted in awhile, I always seem to have trouble with goopy paint on a flimsy brush. I think I like water color better, but I plan to try something again. I used A thru D as those are my families initials. I started with four colors and white.

The dogwood blossoms were suposed to be larger and fewer, but something happened. Maybe I got to close, hmm.

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