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theweavershand
02-17-2011, 07:08 PM
Altered Playing Cards: Round 2!!
Cards Due By - May 4, 2010
Withdrawals - Anytime up to due date but must communicate
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - unlimited

I LOVE Altered Playing Cards and obviously a lot of you do too so here it is...by popular demand...APCs Round 2!!

This will be an open media swap. We will be altering the FRONT of an actual playing card. Please be sure to leave the number and suit visible in at least one corner. Feel free to use any medium, any style but try to keep them flat and refrain from adding anything that will make them more difficult to mail. Please use standard size playing cards (no mini, oversized, or oddly shaped cards). They should be the same size as a standard ***.

Please PM me for my address when your cards are ready to mail.

On the back please include your user name, location, date and swap title.

Please send each card in its own protective sleeve.

US Players: please include a SASE for your returns.

International players: I will cover postage for the first 5 who sign up. Additional Internationals please include $1 US for your returns. Please include a large address label. I will provide envelopes.

A hostess gift is certainly not required but an extra card in the swap theme is always appreciated and will be forever cherished!

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, please remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from!

For some great inspiration, check out the galleries of 2 of my heroes...Tinka and bluelotusflower. They really know how to alter a playing card!

So who's ready for some more APC action?

1. Blue (Int#1) received
2. katrinabean86 received
3. WildGoose (Int#2) received
4. CynthiaSillitoe received
5. Evalila (Int#3) received
6. Joss (Int#4) received
7. Wil Opio Oguta (Int#5) received
8. alanabannana received
9. WeAre138 (Int#6) received
10. Pikkis (Int#7) received
11. NancyL received
12. jensaz received
13. withdrawn
14. Clofiti received
15. katelnorth (Int#8) received
16. RedHeartStudio received
17. studio39designs received
18. withdrawn
19. catzquiltz received
20. withdrawn
21. Elena received
22. delphiandreams received
23. Laura D. received
24. Tamrantula received
25. calluna received
26. RaineyDay received
27. notinkansas received
28. swoodson received
29. Spirit Soul received
30. sharlene54 received
31. lindalaelm received
32. Cardmama received
33. Mixedup Artist received
34. Donnacr received
35. withdrawn
36. louisezee received
37. Monica received
38. papersaga received
39. ICraft received
40. Maineatc received
41. needlestuck
42. goatgoddess received
43. withdrawn
44. Leslie 52 received
45. teale received
46. dsign49 received
47. AtlantaShoegirl received
48. mtpaperplayer received
49. withdrawn
50. Lisa Marie
51. StudioBlue received
52. beth received
53. oddbreed received
54. blueanchors3 received
55. Lola Ebola
56. darkstarstudio received
57. catscradle received
58. Axis of Anarchy
59. HollyBear received
60. Totally aMused received
61. withdrawn
62. MalindaJ received
63. clsimmy received
64. trinitysmomma07 received
65. momoruth received

Blue
02-18-2011, 01:00 AM
I am so in! I was too late to join the last one, thanks for making a second round :)

theweavershand
02-18-2011, 01:07 AM
yay! so glad to have you, Blue!

katrinabean86
02-18-2011, 02:00 AM
yes please :D

theweavershand
02-18-2011, 03:05 AM
gotcha, katrina!

WildGoose
02-18-2011, 03:25 AM
Would love to play again, theweavershand!

CynthiaSillitoe
02-18-2011, 03:39 AM
Me, please!

Evalila
02-18-2011, 05:09 AM
I´d love to play!

Joss
02-18-2011, 07:12 AM
Oh yes Oh yes Oh yes!

Wil Opio Oguta
02-18-2011, 08:39 AM
I want to join this one too.

alanabannana
02-18-2011, 09:25 AM
Sign me up!!!!!!!!:jiggy:

WeAre138
02-18-2011, 10:00 AM
Could I sign up again?

Pikkis
02-18-2011, 12:17 PM
YES, I missed the first round, but definitely want to play on this one, please :)! I even have the right-sized playing cards now! And I can send you the postage.

NancyL
02-18-2011, 12:36 PM
Please add me. I have all these new napkins to play with!

jensaz
02-18-2011, 01:26 PM
Uh, HECK YEAH!!!!!

Cat's Cradle
02-18-2011, 04:40 PM
Me, me, me!!! Please Amy!!!

theweavershand
02-18-2011, 04:56 PM
Woohoo!! so glad to have you all!!

Clofiti
02-18-2011, 05:16 PM
Oh yes, I'm all in. Please please!

theweavershand
02-18-2011, 05:21 PM
so glad to have you, Clofiti! love your cards!

katelnorth
02-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Yes please - the first round was great!

theweavershand
02-18-2011, 07:41 PM
yay! gotcha Kate!

RedHeartStudio
02-18-2011, 11:16 PM
oh oh oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh me too please!!!! :)

studio39designs
02-19-2011, 12:52 AM
Sounds like fun - please sign me up! Thanks!

magicjessnrach
02-19-2011, 01:06 AM
Awesome! Yes please :)

theweavershand
02-19-2011, 01:41 AM
woohoo! Beth is in da house!! and new APC junkies to add to the mix! gonna be a great swap!!

catzquiltz
02-19-2011, 03:46 AM
Oh yea! Please sign me up. :)

paulac440
02-19-2011, 10:26 AM
Please sign me up!!! Thanks!!!

theweavershand
02-19-2011, 04:35 PM
yay! gotcha! welcome to the swap!

Elena
02-19-2011, 05:34 PM
I would like to join :jiggy:

theweavershand
02-19-2011, 07:54 PM
welcome, ladies!!

Tamrantula
02-19-2011, 09:09 PM
OOh! May I? I missed the first swap as well, as was drooling over the art.....now, may I drool WITH the "in-crowd"?

calluna
02-19-2011, 09:13 PM
Yay! Please add me, as well!

theweavershand
02-19-2011, 09:16 PM
yay! so happy to have you all!

RaineyDay
02-20-2011, 10:02 AM
May I join please?

theweavershand
02-20-2011, 03:33 PM
Absolutely!

notinkansas
02-20-2011, 11:47 PM
me too please!

theweavershand
02-21-2011, 12:23 AM
absolutely! welcome! if you have any questions...just ask. everyone here is wonderful and always willing to help out.

Spirit Soul
02-21-2011, 12:56 PM
I would love to join too! I was out of town for the other two and missed the sign up. Almost missed this one (out of town again!) Got room for me?

sharlene54
02-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Can you add me to the list? I would love to join.

theweavershand
02-21-2011, 03:25 PM
Absolutely! happy to have you all!

Cardmama
02-21-2011, 03:36 PM
sign me up please

theweavershand
02-21-2011, 03:46 PM
yay! gotcha!

Mixedup Artist
02-21-2011, 07:12 PM
May this newbie please sign up? Thanks.

theweavershand
02-21-2011, 09:12 PM
Absolutely! welcome!

Donnacr
02-22-2011, 03:48 AM
I have caught up with due swaps so would love to play in this one, please.

Evalila
02-22-2011, 12:17 PM
I finished the first two cards for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0986_1_.jpg

Trinasatc's
02-22-2011, 04:07 PM
Please sign me up for this wonderful swap.Thanks!

Elena
02-22-2011, 04:20 PM
My cards are ready. I have your address already.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/213/medium/3_scan0105.jpg

theweavershand
02-22-2011, 04:47 PM
welcome, Donnacr and sweetTee!

wonderful cards Evalila (i esp love the birdie) and Elena (that queen is awesome)! so colorful! cant wait to see them in person!

notinkansas
02-22-2011, 08:15 PM
lovely cards being posted!

theweavershand
02-23-2011, 12:01 AM
yay! i was so hoping you would!

calluna
02-23-2011, 12:39 AM
I have enough finished cards to send right now, but I'm going to wait a while, in case someone needs a particular card in a 1:1 trade. :) If you'll send me your address, theweavershand, I'll get my packaging ready!

Wil Opio Oguta
02-23-2011, 11:42 AM
I had the day off and creativity was there ;), in other words my apc's are done and will go into the mail tomorrow. Here are the pictures:

Wil Opio Oguta
02-23-2011, 12:30 PM
Oh Wil! those are so beautiful! I can hardly wait to get home from work to play!
Work...it just gets in the way, doesn't it?

So true, but we need the money ;)

theweavershand
02-23-2011, 04:07 PM
fantastic, Wil! those are beautiful!

Evalila
02-25-2011, 08:09 AM
Here are my last two cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_IMG_0989_1_.jpg

Donnacr
02-26-2011, 07:29 AM
My cards are in my Gallery and will be in the mail tomorrow. I had so much fun that I couldn't stop until I had made a couple extra - they are also in my Gallery, available for trade.

Donnacr
02-26-2011, 08:07 AM
I thought that I had your address but I don't seem to - can you please PM me?

Monica
02-26-2011, 07:05 PM
please sign me up for this one.

theweavershand
02-26-2011, 08:33 PM
glad to have you, Monica!

studio39designs
02-27-2011, 12:14 PM
I finished the first two cards for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0986_1_.jpg

Ooooooo, cool cards, Evalila!

studio39designs
02-27-2011, 12:17 PM
I had the day off and creativity was there ;), in other words my apc's are done and will go into the mail tomorrow. Here are the pictures:

Wil Opio Oguta, these are such beautiful cards! I haven't started mine yet, and you've given me an idea of a different route to try for some of them!

theweavershand
02-27-2011, 04:13 PM
gotcha, papersaga! glad to have you!

theweavershand
02-28-2011, 03:37 PM
those are beautiful!

ICraft
03-02-2011, 12:35 AM
Hi Amy - I'd love to join your awesome swap you were such a wonderful host for the Old Abandoned Houses and Buildings I & II. Look at you doing another part II - might as well stick with a good thing - right?

Oh by the way - I've got my cards ready and I have your addy unless you've recently moved.

This is my first set of APC so I hope they meet your approval - the Ace of spades is the only card that didn't scan well as it sealed with Sparkly Mod Podge which really makes the card glitzy.

theweavershand
03-02-2011, 12:59 AM
yay! so happy to have you, Dena! your cards are wonderful! I cant wait to see them in person. address is still the same...for almost 18 years now!

notinkansas
03-02-2011, 06:39 AM
ICraft...beautiful cards...love, love, love the iris!

alanabannana
03-02-2011, 07:07 PM
Here are two cards done with a napkin I got from the recent napkin swap

theweavershand
03-02-2011, 07:58 PM
be-a-u-tiful!!!

ICraft
03-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Lovely alanabannana - that is my next technique to try - did you use beeswax? The napkins make a beautiful image over the card. Love it!

alanabannana
03-03-2011, 07:49 AM
no, for these I used my glue stick and placed the napkin down and then used gloss gel to coat them. used alcohol ink on the card first.

Evalila
03-03-2011, 08:05 AM
My cards are on their way :)

theweavershand
03-03-2011, 03:34 PM
ill be watching for them. for those who have already mailed, im out of town right now but i understand there is quite a bit of mail waiting for me. when i get home ill let everyone know what has arrived.

studio39designs
03-03-2011, 05:54 PM
Hi, all -

Here are my ATCs for the swap. Hope whoever gets them, likes them - it was fun creating them!:laugh:

sharlene54
03-05-2011, 12:43 PM
studio39designs, your cards are lovely. I hope I get one.

ICraft
03-05-2011, 11:24 PM
no, for these I used my glue stick and placed the napkin down and then used gloss gel to coat them. used alcohol ink on the card first.

Oh goodie alcohol inks, yep my hubby will be so excited, that's currently the only craft supply that isn't on our kitchen table. I don't even know why I have a craft room - I constantly drag my supplies everywhere but in there. :unsure:

ICraft
03-05-2011, 11:27 PM
Almost forgot to comment on the other gorgeous cards - lovely work Evalila and studio39designs although I must admit - I always feel like I'm forgetting people so I'll just say - everyone is posting great work - I'm loving this swap.

Donnacr
03-06-2011, 01:59 AM
ICraft - the craft room is where you put things that you don't want for the moment. That way you know where to go when you realise that you DO need them - you know, 2 seconds after you have put them away :skeptical:
I tell myself that I am just trying to make sure that my bottom stays firm as I have to go up a flight of stairs to get to and from my craft room - stairs are very good exercise for your Gluteus maximus (or 'bum' muscles).;):twitcy:

addicted2shoppn
03-06-2011, 09:51 AM
Hi, all -

Here are my ATCs for the swap. Hope whoever gets them, likes them - it was fun creating them!:laugh:

beautiful cards.... i am currently just lurking, hoping to get enough time to join this swap....

but i would love to know what techniques you used for the tree card, studio39designs- it is my favorite!

ICraft
03-06-2011, 12:07 PM
ICraft - the craft room is where you put things that you don't want for the moment. That way you know where to go when you realise that you DO need them - you know, 2 seconds after you have put them away :skeptical:
I tell myself that I am just trying to make sure that my bottom stays firm as I have to go up a flight of stairs to get to and from my craft room - stairs are very good exercise for your Gluteus maximus (or 'bum' muscles).;):twitcy:


Thanks for clearing that up - I'll make sure to show this to the hubby tonight - I knew there was a practical use for the craft besides keeping me cooped up - storage - yep that's it!

calluna
03-06-2011, 06:32 PM
I have most of my original deck of cards altered now and ready to trade/swap, so now I'm not sure which ones to send! I just added them to my gallery, so if you would like to 1:1 trade for a particular card of mine, please let me know within this upcoming week so I don't send it for this swap. (:

theweavershand
03-06-2011, 07:46 PM
just got home from a week with mom and dad and the first arrivals for the swap are here! the returns on this one are going to be sensational! cards are here from ICraft, donnacr, Wil Opio Oguta, and Elena. thanks so much for the extras!!

Maineatc
03-06-2011, 08:27 PM
Please sign me up. Thank you.

theweavershand
03-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Absolutely! happy to have you!

NancyL
03-06-2011, 10:30 PM
while waiting for paint to dry on the birthday card I'm making, I got out the beeswax and napkins...I have such a lovely new supply!...and made three cards. I like them today. I'll see if I still do tomorrow.
I put boxes with names and dates of swaps up on shelves in my art room. This box iup on the May shelf. sometimes it pleasant to do something easy, where you just get to play with materials and don't ahve to think so much!

theweavershand
03-07-2011, 05:22 PM
more beautiful cards arrived today! cards are here from studio39designs, Mixedup Artist, Evalila and papersaga. thanks for the extras!

studio39designs
03-07-2011, 06:30 PM
studio39designs, your cards are lovely. I hope I get one.

Thanks, sharlene54!

studio39designs
03-07-2011, 06:34 PM
studio39designs, your cards are lovely. I hope I get one.


beautiful cards.... i am currently just lurking, hoping to get enough time to join this swap....

but i would love to know what techniques you used for the tree card, studio39designs- it is my favorite!

Thanks for the compliment! I printed out a photo I took of some trees reflected in a pond on dress pattern paper. I just taped it to a regular sheet of paper and fed it thru the printer and that's the result! If I'm careful to make sure to tape all the way around the edges, I never have a problem with it going thru the printer. Oh, and I put it thru the area of the printer where you can feed just one page at a time. Don't know if that makes a difference, but thought I'd mention it!

theweavershand
03-07-2011, 11:16 PM
awesome! ill be watching for them.

CynthiaSillitoe
03-08-2011, 03:33 PM
Ok, mine will be in Wednesday's mail...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_andiloveher.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_fantasy.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_wildwoman.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_ladyinred.jpg

theweavershand
03-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Awesome! I'll keep an eye out.

sharlene54
03-08-2011, 03:47 PM
My cards are ready for mailing. They are in my gallery

theweavershand
03-08-2011, 04:11 PM
Awesome! love the steampunk 6 of Spades!

notinkansas
03-08-2011, 10:04 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_love_bird.jpg

I made one so far for this swap....

theweavershand
03-08-2011, 10:47 PM
i was just looking at that on the 365 and thinking about a trade! woohoo!

notinkansas
03-08-2011, 10:48 PM
i was just looking at that on the 365 and thinking about a trade! woohoo!

maybe it'll be your hostie card! ;)

theweavershand
03-08-2011, 10:49 PM
heehee :D

katrinabean86
03-08-2011, 11:38 PM
Sharlene, the steampunk one totally looks like Teddy Roosevelt! Lol :D Really cool cards. And I love the awesome 8 of hearts! So bright and pretty.

ICraft
03-09-2011, 05:51 AM
Awesome cards sharlene54 and notinkansas - love them!

needlestuck
03-09-2011, 07:15 AM
If it's not too late and it's not full, I'd love in--altered playing cards are my favorite!

Do they need to be traditionally suited cards or can I be creative with the interpretation?

goatgoddess
03-09-2011, 12:18 PM
fun theme - please sign me up :)

theweavershand
03-09-2011, 03:47 PM
yay! so happy to have you, Debra!

needlestuck...welcome! ill be happy to add you. the only requirements for this are that they be standard sized playing cards and that the number and suit must be visible in at least one corner. other than that...the sky's the limit.

tekamarie
03-09-2011, 05:21 PM
I would like to join Please :)

theweavershand
03-09-2011, 06:39 PM
great! happy to have you!

Pikkis
03-10-2011, 09:47 AM
I´m working with my APCs just now and can´t wait to get them finished :)! Meanwhile it´s great to see other players´cards here, they look so great!

Leslie 52
03-10-2011, 11:29 PM
I love APC but haven't actually made any yet, so sign me up!

studio39designs
03-10-2011, 11:30 PM
Love your cards,,,,esp. winter trees! very cool!


Mine are on their way.

Thanks much, louisezee!

studio39designs
03-10-2011, 11:32 PM
My cards are ready for mailing.

sharlene54, LOVE your cards! They have such a wonderful "feel" to them. Hope I get one!

theweavershand
03-11-2011, 12:15 AM
glad to have you, Leslie!

Pikkis
03-11-2011, 09:51 AM
Okay, my cards are ready now :)! Hopefully you´ll like them...

goze
03-11-2011, 01:34 PM
Pikkis - Fabulous cards!

theweavershand
03-11-2011, 03:39 PM
fantastic, Pikkis!! cant wait to see them in person!

theweavershand
03-11-2011, 05:28 PM
wonderful cards in today from Cardmama and CynthiaSillitoe! Beautifully done, ladies! thanks so much for the extra cards!

notinkansas
03-12-2011, 01:21 AM
Pikkis your cards are wonderful!

teale
03-12-2011, 02:54 AM
Please include me!!! Thanks!

theweavershand
03-12-2011, 03:01 AM
welcome, teale!

theweavershand
03-12-2011, 06:24 PM
wonderful cards in from Clofiti today! love going to the mailbox!!

studio39designs
03-12-2011, 07:08 PM
Okay, my cards are ready now :)! Hopefully you´ll like them...

Pikkis - my 2 favorites are the Berlin one and the one with the birdcage - great job!

dsign49
03-14-2011, 05:08 PM
I would love to join this swap

theweavershand
03-14-2011, 06:44 PM
you got it! happy to have you!

fabulous cards in today from louisezee and sharlene54! Great work ladies!!

katelnorth
03-14-2011, 08:19 PM
Two of my cards for this swap - I've decided to go with a Jack of Hearts theme and have used some Dylan lyrics to go with this- the other two cards will feature other verses of the song (Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts).

AtlantaShoegirl
03-14-2011, 08:54 PM
I have two cards finished. Can I play along too!! :D

katrinabean86
03-14-2011, 09:33 PM
Awesome cards, Katelnorth! I love the text. It looks great!

theweavershand
03-14-2011, 11:23 PM
Awesome, Kate!

Welcome, AtlantaShoegirl!

ICraft
03-15-2011, 05:53 PM
Wow - I'm certainly glad I joined this swap - everyone is posting such wonderful APCs.

mtpaperplayer
03-16-2011, 01:37 AM
WeaverShand: I'd like to join!!

theweavershand
03-16-2011, 01:45 AM
Awesome! Happy to have you, neighbor!!

rockinrobin
03-17-2011, 08:05 PM
had so much fun the first time may I play again?

theweavershand
03-17-2011, 08:13 PM
absolutely, Robin! glad to have you back for round 2!

Trinasatc's
03-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Here are my cards for the swap.I hope they are good enough.Thank you for letting me play.The cards will go postal Saturday morning.

notinkansas
03-17-2011, 09:56 PM
Trina...good enough? they're terrific! If anyone (Amy) is listening my fav is the 4 of Diamonds! ;)

theweavershand
03-17-2011, 11:33 PM
Trina...those are fabulous! love them all! wish either of the awesome bird cards were ones I still needed for my bird deck...dang it!

Dont worry, Kelly...I'm listening ;)

katrinabean86
03-17-2011, 11:37 PM
I love the cards :) They're lovely! The little girl's my favorite but they're all great.

katelnorth
03-18-2011, 04:50 PM
Trina...those are fabulous! love them all! wish either of the awesome bird cards were ones I still needed for my bird deck...dang it!

Dont worry, Kelly...I'm listening ;)

You have a bird deck? How cool. I was just thinking while looking at those that I shoud start a bird deck...

theweavershand
03-18-2011, 05:37 PM
i do! i have an ad on the apc trade thread. it should be up to date on what I still need.

http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17880

notinkansas
03-18-2011, 06:05 PM
i do! i have an ad on the apc trade thread. it should be up to date on what I still need.

http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17880

Don't worry Amy...I'm listening! LOL:biglaugh:

theweavershand
03-18-2011, 06:13 PM
LMAO!! thanks!

Lisa Marie
03-18-2011, 06:27 PM
Count me in sounds like fun!

theweavershand
03-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Welcome, Lisa Marie!

WeAre138
03-18-2011, 08:37 PM
Hmm...slightly worried mine haven't arrived yet

theweavershand
03-19-2011, 12:24 AM
i just got some cards last week from Tinka in Belgium that she sent probably 2 months ago. second time that has happened with us. im hoping yours are just taking their time and enjoying the sights on their way here.

WeAre138
03-19-2011, 07:07 AM
True, I sent cards out for 3 swaps at the same time almost three weeks ago and one lot arrived today. Maybe recent events have just slowed the whole system down.

theweavershand
03-19-2011, 06:37 PM
well cara...ask and you shall receive! your cards were in today's mail and they are awesome! thanks so much for the extra...now to choose one. you really made it tough!

pikkis...your fabulous cards are here as well. im thinking i need to keep all of them!

so many beautiful cards!

i forgot to mention that there is an ATART going on this weekend until 11:59pm Monday night whatever your time is. check it out. these are always so much fun!
http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18788

WeAre138
03-20-2011, 07:14 AM
Great, so glad you like them :)

theweavershand
03-20-2011, 03:34 PM
Welcome, StudioBlue! glad to have you!

Cat's Cradle
03-21-2011, 10:05 AM
Amy, I need to withdraw. (I've had some issues with my APCs coming apart and I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong.)

Wil Opio Oguta
03-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Amy, I need to withdraw. (I've had some issues with my APCs coming apart and I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong.)

Don't give up too soon. Do you have gel medium? Apply this under the napkin or paper you have used on the apc and cover the whole of the apc as well. The medium works as a transparent glue.

theweavershand
03-21-2011, 02:40 PM
i agree. gel medium is definitely the way to go. Melissa, if you still want to drop, I understand but there is still plenty of time to keep trying if youd like.

Cat's Cradle
03-21-2011, 02:42 PM
I do have some gel medium.

But my issue is with cards I've made with beeswax. I thought the beeswax was supposed to adhere to the playing cards...?

calluna
03-21-2011, 02:55 PM
Sometimes it wants to peel off, for reasons I don't understand. Maybe add more wax to the surface of the card, underneath the images? If you're using tissue paper or napkins, it can be helpful to wrap the edges around the back, rather than trimming to the card's exact dimensions, and then pressing all of that together with your beeswax and hot iron. In cases when that isn't possible, you can always stick things back onto the card with some clear glue or a glitter gel. Don't give up!! We want your cards!!

theweavershand
03-21-2011, 03:34 PM
what calluna said! dont want to lose you from the swap! good tips, calluna!

Cat's Cradle
03-21-2011, 03:46 PM
I'll try again; if I can't get them to stay, I'll let you know.

The problems I'm having are with cards that were sent for the butterfly swap. At least two of the four had to be re-attached to the cards by the person who received them. :(

theweavershand
03-21-2011, 03:55 PM
beautiful cards in today from calluna and RaineyDay!! thanks so much for all the fun extras!

beth
03-21-2011, 08:20 PM
I just recently got bit by the APC bug ... please count me in if there's room. Thanks!

theweavershand
03-21-2011, 11:13 PM
Absolutely! glad to have you, beth!

notinkansas
03-22-2011, 07:34 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_violet.jpg
one more to go and I'll mail...but knowing me it could take a week before I get to the last one :twitcy:

katrinabean86
03-22-2011, 07:36 PM
That's beautiful! :)

theweavershand
03-22-2011, 07:53 PM
love it, Kelly!! gorgeous!

oddbreed
03-22-2011, 10:07 PM
please add me to the list~

theweavershand
03-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Welcome, oddbreed!

blueanchors3
03-22-2011, 11:05 PM
I wanna participate too please :D

theweavershand
03-22-2011, 11:08 PM
Absolutely! Welcome, blueanchors3!

theweavershand
03-23-2011, 07:57 PM
Welcome, Lola!

blueanchors3
03-23-2011, 08:13 PM
done :D

Donnacr
03-23-2011, 08:14 PM
Those are great blueanchors - I think that my favourite is the bird.

theweavershand
03-23-2011, 08:22 PM
very pretty! the bird and the rose are esp nice.

blueanchors3
03-23-2011, 09:53 PM
Thanks guys!

mtpaperplayer
03-24-2011, 12:15 AM
Really great Cards Blueanchors3!!

beth
03-24-2011, 08:12 AM
I received my first APC yesterday (thanks Wil Opio Oguta). The first one I made for her I forgot to scan. She had requested a watercolor, so I glued the watercolor paper down to the card. I've been playing around with some papers in my stash, though, and here are a few of those (more uploaded in my gallery).

If anyone sees anything they like, let me know. In addition to the swap, I'd love to do some additional 1-1 trading. I need everything, except a 6 of diamonds :-)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7076/small/1_CCF24032011_00004.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7076/small/1_CCF24032011_00002.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7076/small/1_CCF24032011_00009.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7076/small/1_CCF24032011_00001.jpg

darkstarstudio
03-24-2011, 12:12 PM
I am in! I just posted the ones I am sending in my gallery under adult art, they are vintage nudes.

theweavershand
03-24-2011, 05:23 PM
those are awesome! just pmd you...adding you to the list now!

Spirit Soul
03-24-2011, 08:55 PM
Amy, I should be sending my cards tomorrow. Here they are. Yours is not pictured since it is a surprise, but it is a King of Hearts.
67783 67784 67785

katrinabean86
03-24-2011, 09:24 PM
Ooh I love the A of diamonds! And the chicken. Actually all three of them are awesome :) But I especially love the A :)

ICraft
03-24-2011, 10:41 PM
Oh, oh that A diamonds is awesome Spirit Soul - oh Katrina I'll fight ya for it...ready go.... I win! haha

katrinabean86
03-24-2011, 11:04 PM
Oh, oh that A diamonds is awesome Spirit Soul - oh Katrina I'll fight ya for it...ready go.... I win! haha

lol I'll put in for that fight! :p Although I'm sure I wouldn't mind having one of your cards either, so maybe I should be nicer to you. ;)

blueanchors3
03-25-2011, 12:44 AM
The three of clubs is my favorite but they all look fantastic!!

theweavershand
03-25-2011, 12:56 AM
those are fabulous, Terry but your always are! cant wait to see my king! so sweet of you!

Spirit Soul
03-25-2011, 07:32 AM
Thanks, everybody. Don't start a war. I have many Indian dancer images for future cards!

katrinabean86
03-25-2011, 10:55 AM
lol well I'd be happy to do a private trade if I end up not getting it :) So many beautiful APCs coming out!

theweavershand
03-25-2011, 03:08 PM
kate...your beautiful cards are here! thanks so much for the extra!!

mtpaperplayer
03-25-2011, 03:19 PM
Couldn't remember if I posted pics of my first two cards..at any rate, here they are:

theweavershand
03-25-2011, 04:35 PM
fabulous!!

theweavershand
03-25-2011, 04:41 PM
alana...your absolutely beautiful cards are here too! thanks so much for the extra! another tough choice!

NancyL
03-25-2011, 06:14 PM
Mine are coming.
I'm caught up in experimenting with embossing and was unable to make a host card, but I did send along some napkins for you to play with.

theweavershand
03-25-2011, 06:15 PM
awesome! thanks! always love new napkins for my stash!

notinkansas
03-25-2011, 07:30 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_pierrot.jpg and last but not least...hopefully I'll get them in the mail to you on Monday.

theweavershand
03-25-2011, 07:37 PM
that one is awesome too! but then...all of yours are!! cant wait to see them in person!

mtpaperplayer
03-25-2011, 10:08 PM
Evalila: Beautiful Cards!! Hopin with fingers crossed I get one :jimlad:

mtpaperplayer
03-25-2011, 10:09 PM
NotInKansas: Love your cards!!!! Beautiful!

theweavershand
03-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Laura D, your beautiful cards are here! love the dark, rich colors! thanks so much for the extra and the goodies!

RaineyDay
03-26-2011, 09:24 PM
Just wanted to share my cards for this swap. I had alot of fun working with real playing cards again!

67900

theweavershand
03-26-2011, 09:33 PM
love them!

mtpaperplayer
03-28-2011, 12:19 AM
Rainey Day: Your Cards are so fun!!

mtpaperplayer
03-28-2011, 12:20 AM
Spirit Soul: Hon, I just love the Rooster Card!!! Makes me Smile!

goze
03-28-2011, 11:05 AM
RaineyDay - great cards!

theweavershand
03-28-2011, 04:57 PM
awesome mail day! cards in from Spirit Soul, maineatc, NancyL and darkstarstudio! so many beautiful cards! thanks so much for the extras!

notinkansas
03-28-2011, 05:46 PM
mailed mine out today!

theweavershand
03-28-2011, 06:33 PM
yay! cant wait to see them in person!

theweavershand
03-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Jossie...your wonderful cards are here! thanks so much for the extra!

theweavershand
03-30-2011, 04:18 PM
Kelly (notinkansas) your gorgeous cards are here! thanks so much for the extra!

duckduckgoose
03-31-2011, 05:11 AM
Sign me up please!

theweavershand
03-31-2011, 02:45 PM
Great! Welcome!

theweavershand
03-31-2011, 03:06 PM
blueanchors...your cards arrived today...safe and sound.

WildGoose
03-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Here they are...ready to mail tomorrow, theweavershand

Jumped around a bit to follow some suite themes I"ve chosen...fairytale, medieval/renaissance and steampunk

The 2 of hearts lovers, the King of Diamonds , the Steampunk family of 7 - including a giant hybrid robot turtle- for 7 of spades and a juggling gypsy for the 3 of clubs

All are digitally coloured-or, in the case of the lovers, re-coloured collage images from old theatre stills or post cards, or cabinet cards. Penwork and bling added here and there to further embellish them

theweavershand
03-31-2011, 05:10 PM
those are awesome, wildgoose! i esp love the steampunk! really need to start collecting a steampunk deck.

katrinabean86
03-31-2011, 05:46 PM
I love how vibrant the colors are! I should start a deck just for 2 of hearts because I have so many of them and I always love the designs that people make on them the best!

AxisOfAnarchy
04-01-2011, 12:20 AM
I wish I could enter this swap, unfortunately I am running low on plastic sleeves. ;.;

katrinabean86
04-01-2011, 12:33 AM
I have a lot extra :) Do you want me to send you some?

AxisOfAnarchy
04-01-2011, 03:28 PM
That would be amazing, Katrina. My usual comic book haunts don't have penny sleeves and neither does my WalMart so I have been buying ones that are slightly more expensive and I am broke right now. I'm trying so hard to get Harry Potter decks. Not just of playing cards but Uno Cards and Tarot Cards as well. :)

oddbreed
04-01-2011, 03:28 PM
Ive made a bunch of APCS, now ive got to figure which ones to send...:eek:

AxisOfAnarchy
04-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Dude, I know the feeling. I've been crafting random APCs even though I haven't even signed up yet with the hope that someone will craft me some for the deck I have listed in the 1 on 1 trade thread.

theweavershand
04-01-2011, 03:48 PM
once you get going on them they just sort of tumble out dont they? i have no doubt that any you dont send in for the swap will be traded quickly.

AxisOfAnarchy
04-01-2011, 03:52 PM
I just posted a 3 of Hearts in my gallery.

theweavershand
04-01-2011, 04:05 PM
Fabulous cards in the mail today from teale and mtpaperplayer! thanks so much for the extras!!

katelnorth
04-01-2011, 06:16 PM
Ive made a bunch of APCS, now ive got to figure which ones to send...:eek:

I'm sure that any that you don't use for this swap will be claimed quite quickly if you put them in your gallery - lots of people collect APCs -there is even a thread for APC trading where you can list what type of deck you are collecting...

katrinabean86
04-01-2011, 06:33 PM
That would be amazing, Katrina. My usual comic book haunts don't have penny sleeves and neither does my WalMart so I have been buying ones that are slightly more expensive and I am broke right now. I'm trying so hard to get Harry Potter decks. Not just of playing cards but Uno Cards and Tarot Cards as well. :)

If we do the 1-1 apc trade I'll send them along with :) I've been buying mine online. They have them on Amazon in packs of 100 and they aren't *too* expensive but I don't mind sharing :) You'll get a lot back when you get returns from swaps too. I sent you a pm about the trade yesterday.

theweavershand
04-01-2011, 06:56 PM
I wish I could enter this swap, unfortunately I am running low on plastic sleeves. ;.;

i ordered mine on ebay. 1000 for under $6 plus shipping. enough to last me a couple of years.

RedHeartStudio
04-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Here are my APC's!!!

notinkansas
04-01-2011, 08:04 PM
the the c for cupcake! great cards again Beth!

theweavershand
04-01-2011, 08:11 PM
oooo...can i just keep them all, beth! i just need a whole deck by you!!

AxisOfAnarchy
04-01-2011, 09:11 PM
If we do the 1-1 apc trade I'll send them along with :) I've been buying mine online. They have them on Amazon in packs of 100 and they aren't *too* expensive but I don't mind sharing :) You'll get a lot back when you get returns from swaps too. I sent you a pm about the trade yesterday.

Yep I got it. In fact, I'm almost done with mine for you and will be sending it along tomorrow or Monday.

katrinabean86
04-01-2011, 09:27 PM
which card did you want Tonks on or does it not matter as long as it's the Hufflepuff suit?

AxisOfAnarchy
04-02-2011, 12:35 PM
which card did you want Tonks on or does it not matter as long as it's the Hufflepuff suit?

Doesn't matter as long as it's the Hufflepuff suit.

theweavershand
04-02-2011, 02:37 PM
so...Axis...are you in for the swap?

katelnorth
04-02-2011, 05:46 PM
Great cards Beth - I especially like the 4 of spades (hint hint!) as it has two of my favourite things on it - text and black birds...

dsign49
04-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Here are my cards

AxisOfAnarchy
04-03-2011, 01:15 PM
so...Axis...are you in for the swap?


At this point, yes please. If all else fails, I can send them in Ziploc baggies if that's cool with you as an organizer. Even if I use three different baggies, the envelopes I use don't end up too thick.

theweavershand
04-03-2011, 02:36 PM
good! welcome!

HollyBear
04-04-2011, 05:17 PM
Is it too late to join in? I'd like to sign up if ok.

theweavershand
04-04-2011, 06:04 PM
not at all. Welcome, HollyBear!

Totally aMused
04-05-2011, 03:50 PM
I'd love to play!

theweavershand
04-05-2011, 04:22 PM
Great! Welcome!

Leslie 52
04-05-2011, 10:12 PM
68606

68607

68608

Ok, mine are ready. Those were fun!

I'll PM you for your addy.

theweavershand
04-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Awesome, Leslie!

dsign49...you cards are here! thanks so much for the extra!

krystenr
04-08-2011, 11:42 AM
can i still join??

theweavershand
04-08-2011, 03:27 PM
Absolutely! Welcome, krystenr!

theweavershand
04-08-2011, 03:30 PM
cards are in today from lindalaelm (thanks so much for the extra!) and beth.

I've had so many of you ask for my address that i keep expecting to go out and find the mailbox stuffed full. better this way. something good in the mailbox every day!

katrinabean86
04-08-2011, 04:03 PM
Ok, finally finished mine. Had a hard time with these for some reason. The first two (the owl and the sunflowers) were easy and the other two I really struggled with. Don't know if I like them as much as I should but oh well.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_APC_Swap2.jpg

theweavershand
04-08-2011, 04:19 PM
those are wonderful, katrina! great job!

theweavershand
04-10-2011, 12:17 AM
oddbreed, your wonderful cards are here! thanks so much for the extra!

Cat's Cradle
04-11-2011, 12:31 PM
Amy, my muse still isn't working with me on this. I'm going to withdraw after all. :(

theweavershand
04-11-2011, 03:43 PM
well dang! sorry they didnt work out for you and sorry to see you go, Melissa. thanks for giving it a try.

theweavershand
04-11-2011, 04:45 PM
fantastic cards in the mail today.

Beth (RedHeartStudio)...as usual...love every one of your cards! thanks so much for the extra!

wildgoose...i love your style! thanks so much for the extra!

Leslie 52...your cards are beautiful! thanks so much for the rupee! so happy to add it to my collection!

theweavershand
04-11-2011, 10:49 PM
Awesome! Welcome, MalindaJ! Let me know if you have any questions.

clsimmy
04-11-2011, 10:50 PM
I am excited to join my first swap. Thanks.

theweavershand
04-11-2011, 11:24 PM
Welcome, clsimmy! let me know if you have any questions.

theweavershand
04-12-2011, 04:47 PM
fantastic cards in today from StudioBlue and katrinabean86! thanks so much for the extras!

theweavershand
04-13-2011, 04:03 PM
beautiful cards in the mail today from Monica!

theweavershand
04-14-2011, 04:30 PM
more goodies in my mailbox! fantastic cards from HollyBear and AtlantaShoeGirl! thanks so much for the extras, ladies!

duckduckgoose
04-14-2011, 05:13 PM
Unfortunately I'm going to have
to withdraw, please accept my apologies.