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Username Post: FULL - Pick-A-Theme (PAT) ATC swap #1        (Topic#1553165)
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Welcome to PAT #1. I've participated in this sort of ATC swap before on other swap sites and I have yet to see it on this site. If there is someone doing this swap, please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks so much for playing.

Pick-a-Theme is grouped, each group consists of five members. When you sign up for a spot in a group, you pick your theme. You will then make a card for each of the four other members of your group in their chosen themes and in return, they will each make a card for you in your chosen theme.

1. All cards MUST be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2. That’s a hard and fast rule of ATC’s.

2. There must be at least two layers of heavy card stock or watercolor paper.

3. No technique requirements. Use at least one embellishment. And, of course, do your best work.

4. Each card must be unique. You can not make the same card for two different people even if the themes are similar.

5. Regarding handwriting on cards: Unless you are a calligrapher or skilled at drawing fonts, if you don’t have a stamp that meets your need for text, a computer generated phrase or a word or phrase cut from a magazine is generally preferable to handwriting on an ATC.

6 . Please sign your cards! People like to know who to compliment and thank! At a minimum, please include the Group # and Theme, and your name and login ID on the back of the card. Any other information you would like to include is also welcome.

7. You will be placed in groups on a first come first serve basis and I will do my best to accomodate your requests for groups. If you want a specific group, please feel free to request it. I've added some groups to start out with.

8. Let's have some fun and create some art!!



Sign Up Deadline: April 1, 2011

In My Hands by: April 15, 2011

Mailed back out: as soon as possible after April 15, 2011


Please Note: Each swap position has an individually selected theme, so in this type of swap there are no angels and no substitutions so please keep that in mind when you sign up. Be fair to your fellow swappers, mail on time and if real life happens, please let me know ASAP.



Mailing:

Please send your cards in a baggie and include a self-addressed stamped envelope for cards to be returned to you. The amount of postage on your SASE should be at least the same amount that it takes to mail your cards to me and you need to use US postage stamps.

Include 2 extra stamps in case the cards coming back to you are heavier than the ones you send to me. Extra postage will be returned if not used. Canadian and non-USA participants may include US currency in lieu of postage. Please PM me when you are ready to mail your ATCs.






GROUP 1-Misc FULL

1. Life is a Puzzle - Ccomrie23Finished
2. dance (not cutesy) - Theellenb Received
3. steampunk - ScrappyBee14
4. butterflies - TheCottonThistle Received
5. volleyball - scrapbooksusie Received

GROUP 2-Animals FULL

1. dolphins - Ccomrie23 Finished
2. cute mice - Cutencrafty Received
3. penguins - scrapbooksusie Received
4. cats or kittens - mjmone Received
5. butterflies - YourScrapAttack Received

GROUP 3- Misc FULL

1. tiedye - scrapbooksusie Received
2. shabby chic birds - ScrappyBee 14
3. inspirational words (dream, live, explore, etc.) - mjmone Received
4. vintage advertisements - ccomrie23 Finished
5. techniques using masking - frndly1 Received

Group 4 - Colors FULL

1. peach - frndly1Received
2. teal - ccomrie23 Finished
3. lime - JordanNichole Received
4. pink - chelacreates - Received
5. green - sweeterpea13



Edited by ccomrie23 on 04-23-11 12:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm interested in doing one group. Reread your post and realized I would have to fulfill each of my swap buddies theme. Got it! Please add me to your puzzle group and I'd like my theme to be dance - but please try and make it not too-too (tutu) cute!! Thanks!


Edited by theellenb on 02-14-11 12:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'd like Angels/Fairies and Victorian ladies. Let me know if that works.


 
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Those topics are perfect. The great part about this swap is that you get to see how everyone else interprets your theme.


 
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Sounds good, thanks.


 
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Got you down! Thanks for playing.


 
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bump


 
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Bump


 
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Hi !
I am "very new" to the ATC Cards. Just found out about them about a week ago from my sister. I would like to give this a try. Could I sign up for Misc. Catagory with a "Butterfly" theme. I have never done any type of scrap-booking and started my first book about two weeks ago - still working on it........
Thanks a bunch!
Joyce


 
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OK that would be great. Everyone has to start out somewhere. Just want to make sure you realize that you won't be making any butterfly ATCs. You make 1 of everyone else's theme and you will receive 4 butterfly cards back.


 
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Bumping


 
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Yep - got it ! Thank you!


 
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BUMP!


 
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I'm thinking about joining this swap. Just trying to think of a theme. It looks like fun.


 
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Ok I came up with a theme - cute mice. Not sure if you want to put me in the misc catagory or animal catagory. Thanks


 
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I'd love to play!

This will be my first ATCs I have always wanted to create them!!!

My theme will be (can I do 3?) LOL

Volleyball
Tye Dye
Penguins

If you can only do 1 or 2 I have listed them in my order of preference. Thanks so much!!


 
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I would love to join

Group 1 vintage : Steampunk
Group 2 misc: Shabby chic birds

Thanks:

Scrappy BEE 14 (Belinda)


 
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I'd like to join,
thinking as themes...

for Animals - cats or cat or kitten

if you open another misc type of group...
inspirational words - like dream, live, explore...that kind of thing.


Edited by mjmone on 02-16-11 05:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Sound's great! I'll put you in the animal category.


 
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You can do all three groups. Since you're new to ATCs, just wanted to make sure you understood the swap. You will be making everyone elses theme and they will be making yours.


 
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Love the topics! I put you in Group 4 - Misc because Group 2 was full. Or you can go in the animal group if you want to. Let me know if that's ok please.


Edited by ccomrie23 on 02-16-11 06:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Ok, great I added you to Groups 3 and 4.


 
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Yep - I re-read it before I posted...I actually like that though, making original works of art! =) Thanks so much!!!


 
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jci


 
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Those groups sound good to me, I can't wait to make the ATC!


 
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may i have animals and do butterflies please?


 
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Sure, glad to have you playing!


 
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jci


 
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bump


 
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Hi, somethings come up and I am not going to be able to do this swap. Would love to join next time though. Thanks


 
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That's alright. Life happens. Hope to see you the next round.


 
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I will take group 5 if I can do embossed acrylic cards.


Edited by texlady on 02-20-11 01:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Ok, but you would be doing everyone else's theme and if the group fills up, then you will get 4 embossed acrylic cards back. Still want to play?


 
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I've been brainstorming for ideas and ordered some Heavy stock blank ATC's so I will be ready to create once they arrive! I am getting excited - these will be my first ATC's...I really think I am going to enjoy creating them!


 
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  • ccomrie23 Said:
Ok, but you would be doing everyone else's theme and if the group fills up, then you will get 4 embossed acrylic cards back. Still want to play?


I will pass on this one.


Edited by texlady on 02-20-11 05:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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"Pick-a-Theme is grouped, each group consists of five members. When you sign up for a spot in a group, you pick your theme. You will then make a card for each of the four other members of your group in their chosen themes and in return, they will each make a card for you in your chosen theme."

The point of this swap is to see what everyone else's vision is of your theme. So as in the animal swap, everyone will send me 1 dolphin ATC and I will send everyone else a card in their theme. You will make 4 cards and receive 4 cards back.

Understand? I know it might be confusing as its not a typical ATC swap.


 
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Just checking.


 
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Just checkin in and waiting for my groups to fill up :-)


 
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I got my blank ATC cards in the mail yesterday! I am excited and hope more people sign up!


 
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JCI


 
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jci


 
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Just stopping by to say hello and see if anyone else has joined!


 
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Hello Ladies, JCI


 
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howdy!


 
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mms


 
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JCI


 
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jci


 
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Okay, Let me see if I get this straight.

I will make 4 ATC's in my partner's theme.

I will take a spot in the Technique and Color Groups.

Technique - Masking
Color - Peach


 
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You will make 4 ATCs altogether, 1 for each of your partners in your group in their theme. You will receive four ATCs in your own theme back.


 
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Hoping more people will sign up!


 
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checking in!


 
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Checking in - I thought surely more would have jumped in by now!? I am excited to create this weekend!!


 
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Ok, I rearranged the groups a tad to fill them up. I got rid of the vintage group and moved ScrappyBee14 to the Misc group # 1 and added myself to some other groups. Really hoping this one fills up and we can get some more groups added.


 
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mms


 
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I have 3 of my atc's done just one more to do.


 
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It's me, Croptastic. SB.com was able to give me my old old login back so I am slowly trying to switch my swap stuff over to my new old name! =) Sorry - hope it's not too confusing!!

Thank you so much!!!

I started on my ATC's last night - my first ones ever and I have to say just one word ADDICTED!!! I just knew I was going to LOVE them!!


 
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I just finished my last one last night.


 
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Looking for more players!


 
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I just finished and ready to mail.


 
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Frndly1 I moved your masking technique ATC to Group 3 so we could fill it. That group is now full.

Anyone else want to do a color themed ATC? 3 more spots left and the group will be full.


 
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Going to mail mine tomorrow.


 
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JCI


 
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Checking in...I've got a few done but still several to go. I truly am loving creating ATCs now!!!


 
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Mailed mine on Tuesday. This was a fun swap and would love to do it again. Thanks for hosting!


 
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Hello all! Is this swap still open? If so, id really like to join the color group for lime!


 
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Yes! Would love to have you join.


 
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CutenCrafty I received your ATCs today. Very cute! Loved the dolphin one. How is everyone else doing?


 
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good!!

hope to work on more today



 
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Yay!! Okay, ill start work on them today most likely.


 
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I'll take pink to try to close out the color group


 
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Just to get this straight, I'm supposed to make a teal, pink, and peach (so far) card, right? Cause those are the others chosen colors?


 
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Yep thats right. You make theirs and they make yours


 
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Okay thanks. That's what I thought. That way I get my lime cards. Cool.


 
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jci


 
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can you add me in the colors group? please - green


-peace love and happiness


Edited by sweeterpea13 on 03-20-11 11:39 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Checking in, I worked on some more over the weekend! Can I just say once again I truly enjoy creating one of a kinds!


 
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Hello ladies, just checking in.


 
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Can I play please :-)


 
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Sure! Do you want to take the last spot in the color group? If so, what color would you like?


 
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Pink Please :-)


 
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checking in!


 
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Yes, green it is!


 
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@TheellenB I received your cards the other day, sorry I forgot to post.....great work!


 
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mms. working on these.


 
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My goal is to finish these and mail Monday!


 
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jci


 
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No problem

  • ccomrie23 Said:
Frndly1 I moved your masking technique ATC to Group 3 so we could fill it. That group is now full.

Anyone else want to do a color themed ATC? 3 more spots left and the group will be full.




 
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mms


 
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Well I didn't get these done over the weekend like I had hoped, BUT I am working diligently to finish soon! I am close...will post mailing info once they're on their way!


 
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mine went out Monday, have dc # if needed.. I had a lot of fun with these


 
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Hi ! Just checking in to make sure you received my cards that I mailed last week
This isn't a "response to mjmone" - I just can't figure out how to not have that on my post !!!


Edited by thecottonthistle on 03-31-11 05:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Checking in again, hope to work on these tonight!


 
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Sorry guys for not posting sooner, but things have been crazy. Anyways, I have received some very cute cards from @mjmone and @TheCottonThistle.

Mjmone, thanks for the extra goodies!



 
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I think if you post after someone, it always says "in response to" the person above you.

Yes I did receive your cards. Thanks so much!


 
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I just have one card left.... should be finished soon!!


 
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I am on my last card - have been for 2 days...I WILL finish tonight! I have been struggling with interpretting a theme, could go a couple different ways. Hopefully I will mail tomorrow or Thursday! Will post DC# once they're gone!


 
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Hello Ladies, I am having a little problem with these concepts. Could someone please help me?

tiedye - scrapbooksusie
shabby chic birds - ScrappyBee 14


 
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Hi everyone! How are you guys doing with your cards? The deadline is approaching fast.

@frndly1 For the tie-dye, you could actually try and tie-dye a piece of fabric for your ATC or you could use 70s fashion (hippies) as inspiration.
As for the shabby chic birds, I would think stylish and sophisticated, not really cutesy. Definition of shabby chic on Wikipedia says: Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel is emphasized to differentiate it from regular vintage decor; hence the "chic" in the name"


 
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Hmm, This should prove to be interesting...

Thanks for the clarification.


 
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