Monday, October 10, 2011


Artist trading cards
Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards, or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. ...

A group of us got together and thought it would be fun to start our own ATC swap. We each make cards (different or all the same) that goes along with the theme of the month, and swap with the other members.

The first month was "swappers choice" so of course I made mine to look "shabby chic." It is so interesting to see what each person makes, because it reflects each of our personalities and tastes. There is no right or wrong way to make one. The only requirements are they have to be 2 12 x 3 1x2 and not sold.

Here are examples of our first swap:

As you can see, each are completely different and as individual as the "artist" that made them.
Some are miniature paintings or works of art , while others are a collage of papers and techniques mixed in.

The possibilities are endless, and they really can become addictive to make. They are not hard to make. It's a great way to use up scraps of paper, ribbons and paints.

Lisa, the administrator of this swap, made each one of us our own box to hold all of our ATC's. Each box, like the ATC, matched our personalities. Alot of hard work went into them and she did a fantastic job on each box. Here is the box she made for me:

Next month's theme is Halloween or Fall. Here is a sneek peek of what I'm working on the for the swap:

If you would like to join our swap, we would love to have you. Please contact me thru my blog and I will pass it on to Lisa.

Happy crafting!! Cindy

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