April 1st, so time to sign up for this month's ATC swap if you'd like to join in. The theme for this swap will be "Water" (I know, April showers and all that - not very original!) which you can interpret however you wish. If you'd like to join in, please email me for my address on firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you already have it, just to register for the swap so I know who's joining in.
The basic rules are that you need to send three standard sized ATC's (2.5" x 3.5") by the deadline of 30th April along with a self addressed A5 envelope with a large letter stamp attached. You can either make three similar cards or three completely different ones as long as they are relevent to the current theme. Each card should ideally have a title, date and your name on the reverse. If you've made a batch of the same design ATC's you may wish to put numbers on the back too ie #1/6, 3/6 etc. Several people asked me about what the ATC's should be made of....that's entirely up to you....stiff card, mount board, fabric etc.You don't have to use stamps or any particular products...anything goes!
If you then find you cannot partake in the swap please can you let me know so that I can remove your name from the list of "swappees" (!) that I'm expecting ATC's from. Hope all that makes sense!
Here are three ATC's that I created a few years ago now - all hand drawn with a fineliner pen and coloured with Promarkers. You can use anything to create your cards for the swap.
Some of you may remember helping me to create a display for Stitches Trade show back in 2011 when Personal Impressions had launched a range of ATC sized stamps!
I put together all the ATC's in a three tier "cake stand" style arrangement made from card. It certainly provided a talking point at my demonstration table that year! Happy Memories!
I really hope you can join in with this month's swap - the more the merrier!