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03-04-2011, 03:23 PM
Swap Due Date: Cards need to be in my hands no later than May 7th
Signup/withdraw Date: No sign ups or withdraws ...just send in your cards on time if you want to play!
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 only
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any additional mediums are welcome so long as the whole background is an actual book page (text-not pictures, any language is awesome)

Book Page Backgrounds

Since all swaps/hosts have different guidelines and requests, I respectfully ask that you take a moment and read my guidelines for this swap. Thank you!

The first book page background swap was awesome! The cards were fantastic! You want to play again, don't you?! ;)

For this swap, make your background from a real book page (text-not pictures, any language is awesome). After that, the only limit is your imagination! Make sure you attach the book page to a sturdy backing card. Paint, collage, draw, ink, sew, whatever you like...just create on top of the book page.

Please make sure part of the book page is visible as the background.

This swap as a no sign up swap. Your name will be added to the list when your cards arrive.

Cards that arrive on or before May 7th will be swapped out.

Cards that arrive after May 7th will be returned to the sender, or swapped with other late cards, if any others are available.

Creative Plan:
Please submit only your best, most creative work.
Card size must be ATC standard - 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
All cards need to be sent in a plastic sleeves or some sort of protection in case your envelope is damaged on the way to me.
Originals only, no prints of previous work.
Flat embellishments only. What I am trying to avoid are the raised embellishments, gemstone type stick-ons, pointed things that can tear an envelope, heavy or thick pieces. Other flat types are ok. Cards with raised embellishments will be returned. If you aren't sure, just ask.

Feel free to post your cards to the thread, we'd love to see them!
If you have questions about your cards, please send me a pm or ask in the thread.
PM me when you are ready for my address.

Awesome Returns:

All players:Please do not send envelopes. I will provide them. Please do send a label/paper with your name and address clearly printed on it.

US players: Please send loose postage to cover your returns. An extra stamp is always appreciated to help cover international postage players, but it's not required.

International players: I'll cover the postage for your returns.

Gracious Gratitude:
Please make sure your real name, swap title, and screen name are on the back of your cards so others can leave you rep points.

Once you receive your return cards, please remember to leave iTrader for me and Rep points for the folks whose cards you were honored to receive. I will leave iTrader for each of you as soon as I receive your cards.

Thank you so much for participating in my swap!

Cards received:

1. PaperSaga returns received
2. Elenareturns received
3. kaisajreturns received
4. Cathy1returns received
5. Ruthie
6. bethreturns received
7. Cecilebreturns received
8. scwk0511returns received
9. Lilthamel returns received
10. Maineatcreturns received
11. Crystallized
12. Cardmamareturns received
13. Loubiereturns received
14. CynthiaSillitoereturns received
15. RedHeartStudioreturns received
16. katelnorthreturns received
17. Kentuckydakotareturns received
18. ScrapPeareturns received
19. tjsreturns received
20. darkstarstudioreturns received
21. SOTOreturns received
22. NancyL returns received
23. RaineyDayreturns received
24. alanabannanareturns received
25. shellyrosebudreturns received
26. Nancyreturns received
27. Jossreturns received
28. craftyvoxreturns received
29. lafaver55
30. katrinabean86returns received
31. mtpaperplayer
32. louisezeereturns received
33. mouseitreturns received
34. DeannMcreturns received
35. ArtistPoetGirlreturns received
36. debrareturns received
37. HollyBearreturns received
38. AmyMax returns received
39. maggiebloom
40. Debi_ncreturns received
41. RachelMariereturns received
42. Leslie52returns received
43. Cherie returns received
44. Barbara Freturns received
45. margoartistreturns received
46. Terrorgirl
47. Tiffany186returns received
48. GOZEreturns received
49. Paulinereturns received
50. Melanie Sreturns received
51. Holly Raereturns received
52. Missreturns received
53. Wil Opio Ogutareturns received
54. Jean returns received
55. thlreturns received
56. OrganicMamareturns received
57. rockinrobin
58. ghillietoes42returns received
59. butterflygirl24returns received
60. momoruth
61. Ginevra returns received
62. theweavershandreturns received
63. crafty chickreturns received

03-04-2011, 05:17 PM
I'll be sending cards for this one. The last text background swap was awesome.

03-04-2011, 05:50 PM
O, I really like this swap ! I recently bought a wonderful very old cookingbook, language is Dutch ;-)

Thanks for hosting this swap and for being so kind to international players !

03-04-2011, 05:56 PM

BrigittevT...my pleasure! I love having swap participants from all over the world! :)

03-04-2011, 06:21 PM
Me me me please! :D

I'm such a ditz btw.. when I read your post in the previous swap thread bout the sequel I searched and searched and searched for this new one.. but in the WRONG forum.. LOL Active swaps won't list NEW ones.. :twitcy:

03-04-2011, 06:33 PM
You know I want in on this one! I've acquired several new interesting books (old French paperback, Serbian Botanical Garden Guide, Latin primer) - wonder what I'll choose this time :)

03-04-2011, 07:03 PM

03-04-2011, 07:25 PM
katelnorth~Serbian Botanical Garden Guide! I cannot wait to see if you do something with it.

It's actually half in English, which is why it was no doubt in the charity shop rather than just thrown away. I admit, it's tempting :)

03-04-2011, 07:36 PM
I used pages from a small pocketsized French dictionary the first time, I think I'll switch to a Dutch dictionary this time. I just love the paper of that one. Also got choice of Danish, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian.. Choices~!

03-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Sounds like we may end up needing a whole series of book page background swaps!

03-04-2011, 07:42 PM
Count me in!

03-04-2011, 07:47 PM
Sounds like we may end up needing a whole series of book page background swaps!

Hah that's what I was thinking!:jiggy:

03-04-2011, 07:56 PM
Hah that's what I was thinking!:jiggy:
I wouldn't say no :)

03-04-2011, 08:11 PM
Hmmmmm.... very interesting. Let me look for books I can sacrifice!

03-04-2011, 08:11 PM
Me, please!

03-04-2011, 09:54 PM
Yes please :)

03-04-2011, 10:02 PM
Me! Pick me! Pick me!:jiggy:

03-04-2011, 10:17 PM
Portuguese background text atcs coming your way!!! Really like this idea!

03-04-2011, 10:52 PM
Sign me up, too, please!

03-04-2011, 11:31 PM
Awesome!!! Since this is a no signup kind of swap...just have your cards to me by the due date and you are all in! :)

03-05-2011, 12:29 AM
ya know i'm playin!! :)

03-05-2011, 12:54 AM
I'm In!!!! Sounds like a great swap!;)

03-05-2011, 02:15 AM
Sounds great! Yes, please!

03-05-2011, 05:20 AM

03-05-2011, 11:28 AM
Would love to play!

03-05-2011, 12:04 PM

03-06-2011, 11:01 AM
I love this idea! Books are my favourite things in the world! I will def be joining this

03-06-2011, 11:31 AM
I am so excited to see so much interest in round two! Your cards were amazing from round one!

03-07-2011, 03:38 AM
I loved doing the first one, so I know I will be doing this one!

03-07-2011, 06:23 AM
You know I won't be able to resist this either mzspurs!

03-07-2011, 08:31 AM

03-07-2011, 08:33 AM
Sounds like fun!

03-07-2011, 08:36 AM
Yay!! :)

03-07-2011, 08:52 AM
I'd like to jump on this bandwagon please. Had great fun with the first and would love to add to my collection

03-07-2011, 09:30 AM

03-07-2011, 10:58 AM
I'll be sending cards - the last one was fantastic!

03-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Yay!! :)

03-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Awesome. So glad you are hosting a sequel. The first one was great fun. I'll definitely be joining again. Love hearing that there will be so many different languages being used.

03-07-2011, 01:28 PM
I'm going to try to play again :yes:

03-07-2011, 02:08 PM
:) :) :)

03-07-2011, 02:13 PM
:D I'm definitely joining! I loved the last swap! Thanks for hosting this again!

03-09-2011, 02:22 AM
*grumbles* You had to go and do it didn't you...LOL Everyone knows that you need two pages to make a book! So I guess I am going to have to do this one BEFORE I go on holidays!

03-09-2011, 04:09 AM
sign me up too! wouldnt miss it!

03-09-2011, 08:28 AM
Sweeeeeeet! I'm so glad ya'll enjoyed the last one enough to do it all again! I loved all the cards I saw in round 1.

03-09-2011, 09:39 AM
I had so much fun last time! Count me in again, please. :-)

03-09-2011, 09:42 AM

03-10-2011, 05:28 PM
I'd like to play again!

03-10-2011, 05:49 PM
Yay!! :)

03-10-2011, 09:09 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from PaperSaga. Thank you!!

03-11-2011, 11:19 PM
Can't resist. Must play. Time to get the old dictionary out.

03-11-2011, 11:52 PM

03-13-2011, 02:48 PM
Here they are. Hope you like them.

03-13-2011, 06:14 PM
Wow! Those are adorable! Love the needles and thread one!!!

03-13-2011, 06:18 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. Keeps me enthused.

03-14-2011, 03:56 PM
Awesome! No deadline to sign up as long as they arrive by the due date...so take your time!

03-15-2011, 08:25 AM
My cards are on their way!

03-15-2011, 08:55 AM

03-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from Elena and kaisaj. Thank you!!

03-16-2011, 01:27 AM
Cathy1: Nice Cards!!!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-16-2011, 03:03 AM
I have added this swap to my to-do list.;) The previous one was so much fun, that I can't resist this one.

03-16-2011, 09:47 AM
Yipeee! That's great news! :)

03-16-2011, 01:45 PM
Awesome...the more the merrier!

03-16-2011, 06:26 PM
I'd love to see some examples, if anyone has any to share!

Edit: just found some - I didn't look very hard, did I.

03-16-2011, 08:26 PM
mxer145...feel free to look at the last swap...fantastic examples there. :)

Lisa Marie
03-20-2011, 01:47 PM
this sounds fun! Where do I send the cards to?

03-20-2011, 05:00 PM
A gentle reminder to all... please, please make sure you read and re-read the guidelines for THIS swap before sending in your cards. Pay particular attention to the information about embellishments.

Thank you! :)

03-21-2011, 08:59 AM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from beth, Ruthie, and Cathy1. Thank you!!

03-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Sounds awesome DeannMc ...and welcome to the site!

03-21-2011, 11:58 AM
I'd like to play! I recently took the plunge & torn an old 1947 dictionary I bought specifically for this purpose... I felt as if I had sinned :unsure: I'm over it now & ready to tear into it again :jiggy:

03-21-2011, 01:17 PM
ha! tjs...I understand! It may have you forever addicted to tearing out old pages. ;)

03-21-2011, 02:01 PM
Forgot to check in here and missed a few awesome cards :) Scoping out which of Cathy1's I'm going to be getting XD

03-21-2011, 06:37 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived fromlilthamel, scwk0511, and Cecileb. Thank you!!

03-21-2011, 07:58 PM
My cards for this swap feature a rather different book text - from a guidebook to the Botanical Gardens of Slovenia in Ljubljana. (http://www.botanicni-vrt.si/) I found the guidebook, which is half in English and half in, I presume, Slovene (though as I don't speak it, I can't be completely sure) in a charity shop - I used book text from the Slovene half, of course! The flowers are also from the same book, just for fun...

03-21-2011, 08:37 PM
Beautiful cards!

03-21-2011, 08:46 PM
Forgot to check in here and missed a few awesome cards :) Scoping out which of Cathy1's I'm going to be getting XD
Haha Katrina :P

03-21-2011, 11:16 PM
Do the cards have to be on the original book page or are copies of the text allowed? Most of the books I have are ones I'm keeping but I have an idea for a few but I'd need to copy the text.

03-22-2011, 01:13 AM
Katelnorth your cards are beautiful! :) Love when the text has to do with the image, so the botanical book is a cool idea!

03-22-2011, 07:41 AM
AxisofAnarchy, debra is correct. For this swap, please use actual bookpages. Thanks for asking first, I appreciate it. :)

03-22-2011, 10:49 AM
AxisOfAnarchy~I could send you a couple of pages of text...
I have some Japanese pages I would be glad to share for this swap.
It is better to use original text. Copies don't give the quality that
original pages give...but it is late and I'm tired
...so I could easily be wrong.

Oooo that would be wonderful! Japanese text would work perfectly for some of the ideas I have. I can PM you my address.

Thank you for helping out!

I do a lot of pictures over text cards so this was right up my alley, I just don't have any old books I'm willing to take apart. >.>

03-22-2011, 11:24 AM
I had that same problem so I hit the second hand store and found some old falling apart books there for 25 cents. Really good resource. Also when I have a book I want to use, sometimes I pull a blurb from the foreshadow page. (Does it have another name? The page at the front that gives an idea what happens in the book.) Or even a review of the work or about the author page. That way the story is still intact and readable.

03-22-2011, 12:16 PM
I had that same problem so I hit the second hand store and found some old falling apart books there for 25 cents. Really good resource. Also when I have a book I want to use, sometimes I pull a blurb from the foreshadow page. (Does it have another name? The page at the front that gives an idea what happens in the book.) Or even a review of the work or about the author page. That way the story is still intact and readable.

Such a great idea! I am probably going to go to Half Price Books sometime soon and see what kind of inexpensive books they have but I'm not sure I can make it there before the deadline. However, the Japanese pages that Debra offered are right up my alley language-wise so this will be cool as well.

03-22-2011, 02:02 PM
I pick up most of the books I use in art from charity shops, jumble sales, car boot sales and so forth (i.e. thrift stores & yard sales if you speak American!) - occasionally I have a book which I actually own which is falling apart, so it gets donated to the cause, but on the whole, I buy them on purpose to use... It's remarkable what you can find if you know where to look.

03-22-2011, 02:36 PM
Don't forget...you can also post a request for book pages (or most anything else) on the wish list thread here. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1326

I have received and sent many things through the wish lists. They only cost you postage. :)

03-22-2011, 04:33 PM
I finished my cards, I hope these are good for this swap ? I used digital stamps by Octopode Factory, completed the cards with colored pencils and finished them with a matt varnish. The bookpages are from an old Dutch cookingbook ;-)

03-22-2011, 04:55 PM

03-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Ooh, awesome Alice card!

03-22-2011, 06:50 PM
They're adorable! :D

03-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Oh, do sign me up, pretty please (with a cherry on top)?!? I looked at this thread twice and *had* to go out and buy an old book from the library. Turns out there is a Bag Sale this weekend: $5 = fill plastic shopping bag. I am going back there! (Still bought one tonight, tho' couldn't resist. Great Japanese text, with more to get.) If anyone is looking for some particular text, PM me by Friday 3/25 @ 8am ET.

I don't have a Wish List in that thread, but looking to pay it forward all the time. Thanks for sharing that for newbs like me.

03-22-2011, 10:01 PM
Cute cards!!

03-25-2011, 06:53 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from maineatc. Thank you!!

03-26-2011, 02:34 PM
Ok, these will go out in Monday's mail.

03-26-2011, 02:37 PM
Yay! More awesome cards!

03-26-2011, 02:54 PM
Love your cards, Cynthia! The dictionary page is really cool.

03-26-2011, 04:35 PM
Lovely cards Cynthia

03-26-2011, 05:40 PM
please may I play? please? pretty please?

03-26-2011, 07:13 PM
If college science text books qualify, then count me in!!!!:v_spin:

03-26-2011, 07:19 PM
Sounds great AmyMax!

03-27-2011, 07:06 AM
Here are my Text page cards.....

03-27-2011, 10:17 AM
RedHeart... wow, I love how you extracted the words and created stories within a story!

03-27-2011, 12:14 PM
Awesome cards RedHeartStudio!

03-27-2011, 01:23 PM
Love your cards Red Heart

03-27-2011, 04:21 PM
fabulous, beth, as always! i absolutely adore everything you do!

03-27-2011, 10:59 PM
I received the pages from Debra and will be crafting tomorrow when I'm not in class. I can't wait to show you guys what I come up with.

03-28-2011, 11:10 AM
CynthiaSillitoe - Great cards. Especially love the translation page with the purple flower.
RedHeartStudio - Love the texture and colors of your cards. Great use of words.

03-28-2011, 08:58 PM
I just finished Day 2 (!) of my library's book sale. I now have two bags full of foreign languae and poetry books and maps music sheets and quote books and... Well, if anyone would like some pages of anything, just send me a PM. I'm happy to share. (No, please, take some before it overruns my craft room!!)

@everyone - what cool cards! I have mine complete and will post photos when our wonderful hostess has received them.

03-28-2011, 09:01 PM
I just finished Day 2 (!) of my library's book sale. I now have two bags full of foreign languae and poetry books and maps music sheets and quote books and... Well, if anyone would like some pages of anything, just send me a PM. I'm happy to share. (No, please, take some before it overruns my craft room!!)

@everyone - what cool cards! I have mine complete and will post photos when our wonderful hostess has received them.

I would love whatever you can send me! I really enjoy using text as a background for my cards regardless of whether it's from a book or printed by my HP. I'm also a hobby linguist.

03-29-2011, 03:06 PM

03-29-2011, 03:13 PM
sign me up please! I already have mine done. As you can guess, I am a Peanuts gang nut LOL

03-29-2011, 03:43 PM
Love them!!!

03-29-2011, 03:45 PM
I just tore apart an old educational copy of Huckleberry Finn and Bloody Jack. I think I am going to use the latter for a bunch of pirate/steampunk ATCs.

03-29-2011, 04:03 PM
Those are really cute! I love the Peanut ones and the star is lovely!

03-29-2011, 04:43 PM
Cardmam, great cards!! especially love the snoopy driving the car, so cute.
I finished my cards yesterdayevening -- I was going to do a similar set as I did for the previous swap but decided they were too dark for this time of year! So I settled for something different. Still need to scan them, once I do I'll add them to the thread/my gallery.

03-29-2011, 05:30 PM
Aw Peanuts Gang! Dear to my heart. We have statues of them all over town since Charles Schultz lived here. Just adorable cards!

03-29-2011, 06:24 PM
Here are my cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/2_11-076.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/2_11-077.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/2_11-079.jpg

Silly me just realized I should have pasted the background text landscape on that last ATC.. now the text is on it's side..

03-29-2011, 08:00 PM
Great cards...please make sure the dots on the flowers aren't raised embellishments. Thanks! :)

03-29-2011, 10:25 PM
Hmm... I think I'm going to have to give this one a try!

03-29-2011, 11:06 PM
Yay! The more the merrier!

03-29-2011, 11:53 PM
would love to join :jiggy:

03-30-2011, 08:17 AM
Wonderful, Jesimal! Just read through the swap guidelines, make your cards, pm when you are ready to send them and you're in. :) Your name will be added to the list once your cards arrived. Welcome to the swap and to ATCsForAll!

03-30-2011, 09:05 AM
Here are my Text page cards.....

I humbly bow in adoration!!!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

03-30-2011, 09:05 AM
Cool cards people!

03-30-2011, 09:26 AM
Tracy, atc's done, posted in my gallery & going postal from Houston today. Thanks so much for hosting. Fun swap!

03-30-2011, 10:24 AM
Yay! Cute cards!

03-30-2011, 10:59 AM
OO, love the Red Queen! And the froggies are delightful! This is such a fun swap. I'm glad we're doing it again!

03-30-2011, 11:39 AM
Me too!!

03-30-2011, 11:43 AM
Ooh Tjs the phone one is such a cool idea!

03-30-2011, 05:32 PM
Great cards...please make sure the dots on the flowers aren't raised embellishments. Thanks! :)

They're flat as a button (that's a weird expression actually come to think of it! Buttons aren't flat at all! :D), tis just stamping and liquid watercolor ink. :)

03-30-2011, 05:45 PM
Fantastic!! Thanks!

03-31-2011, 12:27 AM
Craftyvox - Sorry to hear you aren't well. Hope you are 100% real soon.

03-31-2011, 12:51 AM
tjs I love the Call Me card!!!!

04-01-2011, 01:38 PM
I've been offline for a while, but I think this ones right up my alley! They'll be on their way soon!

04-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Yay!! Welcome back, middlebunk!

04-01-2011, 10:27 PM
@ mzspurslasso - Thank you for pointing out the wish list thread. I also found the *** supplies swap threads. ALL of my book pages have been claimed! Without you, I would never have fallen into this madness, nor could I have shared so much with so many people. :)

04-02-2011, 12:25 AM
Yay! I love seeing folks fall into this fabulous addiction! The people on this forum are super generous! Thanks for sharing your supplies and playing along! :)

04-02-2011, 01:27 AM
Ooh la la...it was a book page background bonanza in my mailbox!

Fabulous book page background cards arrived from Crystallized, Cardmama, Loubie, CynthiaSillitoe, RedHeartStudio, and katelnorth. Thank you!!

04-02-2011, 05:39 AM
I will be doing these this weekend, can't wait to see what I find in my supplies!

04-02-2011, 09:21 AM
Awesome!!! :)

04-02-2011, 06:03 PM
Book pages are done. Now to get envelopes. Have about 4 sets to mail - have to remember envelopes tomorrow!!

04-02-2011, 06:21 PM
Awesome cards!

04-02-2011, 06:22 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from Kentuckydakota Thank you!!

04-02-2011, 06:36 PM
wow some truely amazing cards posted in here!!

04-02-2011, 06:42 PM
Yes, count me in, too good to miss

04-02-2011, 06:53 PM
Lilthamel, the cards from last time were awesome and these are turning out to be every bit as good. I love this swap!

Yay!! Glad you are playing again Pauline!

04-03-2011, 03:57 PM
Great cards everyone.
alanabannana ..I love your card with the old letters on it.
Hope I get a chance to join in.

04-03-2011, 05:05 PM
Me too debi_nc!

04-04-2011, 12:02 AM
I was going to post my cards, but it's now bedtime here in the midwest. Let me just say....

@alanbannana - Fab cards! I noticed the "wanton" on the 2nd card. Intentional? I thought so and thought it quite clever. (If not intentional, say it was anyway!!)

@craftyvox - Love the flowers. Fun, happy colors!

@cardmama - I love Snoopy! The dog in the bowl licking nose is my fave of the set.

And a BIG THANK YOU to folks who claimed my book paper stash. What an awesome group here. The next library Bag Sale, I'll take requests. :)

04-04-2011, 07:53 AM
The book text was from an old copy of Shakespeare's Henry the Fourth. The page was from the "words explained" pages in the back. There were quite a few interesting words on the pages! loved that virtuous and wanton were right after each other.

04-04-2011, 10:58 AM

04-04-2011, 05:27 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from tjs! Thank you!!

Mrs Ragbrutty
04-05-2011, 10:03 AM
OK - I really will do this one. I love using book pages. I'm sitting here playing computer games watching the rain instead of playing in the garden. I need to do something that inspires.

04-05-2011, 10:27 AM

04-05-2011, 12:52 PM
can i join please? :)

04-05-2011, 12:56 PM
lol skipped over the part where it says to just send cards. will do! :)

04-05-2011, 01:03 PM
No worries...just let me know when you are ready for my address. :)

04-05-2011, 04:09 PM
You know I can get silly with these swaps, and I fancied more kiddies pages.
Here they are, another HIT mzspurs, thanks for hosting- they go off tomorrow.

68584 'If I were a bear'

68585 'Grandma's boot'

68586 'Into my pot'

68587 'Dogs big, dogs small'

04-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Cute, cute, cute Mz Joss!!

Yay, ArtistPoetGirl!

04-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from darkstarstudio Thank you!!

04-06-2011, 07:33 AM
Hi JadziaD! The time it takes to travel here varies. Europe is generally a 1-2 week travel time. Canada can be up to 2-3 weeks. South Africa and New Zealand vary from 2-3 weeks in my experience. I would suggest giving yourself at least 3 weeks to be on the safe side. :)

Welcome to ATCs for All! Please let me know if you have other questions.

04-06-2011, 07:45 AM
mailing cards today

04-06-2011, 08:24 AM

04-06-2011, 11:38 PM
Joss......love the red boot card!!! :)

04-07-2011, 12:01 AM
@Joss - I love your use of the text AND the artwork combined. The bear reminds me of Winnie the Pooh and the dogs are just too, too cute!

04-07-2011, 08:47 AM
OOHHH Just been back over some pages.. Alana you have done it again..LOL Love your "from the heart" card, but then you know I would like anything of yours...LOL
Clever girl!

04-07-2011, 09:37 AM
Mine will be on the way soon x x

04-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Yay!! I love how many cards have already arrived and how many are in the creative process! :)

04-07-2011, 01:16 PM
Here are my book page bg cards:

04-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Thanks for posting them! They are even more awesome in person!

04-07-2011, 03:01 PM
This sounds like a fun swap.

04-07-2011, 03:06 PM
HollyBear...we'd love to have you join us!

04-07-2011, 03:35 PM
please count me in

04-07-2011, 04:19 PM

04-07-2011, 04:32 PM

How long does it take for cards to travel to US? I'd better get started!
Have some Dutch, French and German languages here. Is the style of writing of any importance? I have novels as well as scientific texts, ...

Usually, if you mail your cards 3 or more weeks before a swap due date, the cards take 3 or 4 days. If you only allow 2 weeks, it takes about 20 days!!



04-07-2011, 05:08 PM
You are right katelnorth! ;)

04-07-2011, 10:08 PM
gorgeous cards, ScrapPea!

04-08-2011, 09:20 AM
Sign me up! That first round was too fun!

04-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from SOTO, NancyL, and RaineyDay! Thank you!!

(iTraders will be posted later tonight)

Wil Opio Oguta
04-08-2011, 02:29 PM
My cards are finished. As background paper I had some legal paper and a very interesting German/Russian dictionary paper. I will mail them when I arrive in the US later this month. Here are there pictures:

04-08-2011, 02:54 PM

04-08-2011, 05:20 PM
I need to withdraw... Sorry! :(

04-08-2011, 05:24 PM
No worries corrie04! It's a no signup swap so if things change feel free to play. :)

04-08-2011, 06:40 PM
My cards are on their way :)

04-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Lovely cards Wil Opio! I woudn't mind having one of those beauties in my collection ;)

04-08-2011, 07:53 PM

04-08-2011, 07:53 PM
Okay, here is my first card... hope you like... The long thing on the top left is supposed to be a brook trout...

04-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Ooh how pretty, Amy! :)

04-08-2011, 10:20 PM

04-09-2011, 02:38 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from Nancy, shellyrosebud, and alanabannana! Thank you!!

04-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Gorgeous cards Wil!! I especially like #4 !!!


04-10-2011, 03:04 PM
This is perfect! I just bought some old books in greek & japanese!
Where do I find your mailing address?
Thanks! Melanie

04-10-2011, 04:17 PM
Welcome MelanieS! When you are ready, just send me a pm and I'll send you my address. I'm so glad you joined us. Your books sound divine!

04-10-2011, 08:08 PM
Oh Cool! I'e never seen Greek writing. Would love to see them on the thread if you're able to post them MelanieS

04-10-2011, 08:26 PM
If possible, I'd like to join.

04-10-2011, 08:36 PM
That would be awesome thl! Send me a pm when you are ready to send your cards and I'll send you my address. Glad you are joining us!

04-11-2011, 03:44 AM
Finished my cards :spinny:


I have your address so I'll send them out tomorrow :)

04-11-2011, 04:13 AM
Wow Katrina - fantastic cards

04-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Hi All, ok I am ready to send so will do that tomorrow Mzspurslasso.. Have your address from last swap you did.. heehee

1. Beholding beauty
2. The Art of Conversation
3. Dream a little
4. Lipstick kisses

04-11-2011, 07:23 AM
Awesome cards MzMouse!

04-11-2011, 09:05 AM
Thanks MzsP... BUT I had to change one.. I forgot about the flat embellishments again.. Gesh.. so I took the pearl off "conversation" and used smoochie for you.. LOL so its FLAT.... heehee HAd to mix and match my colours too so it was the colour I needed.....

Just waiting for it to try before putting it in the envelope for you!

04-11-2011, 09:17 AM
great cards mouseit.....love lipstick kisses!!!

04-11-2011, 09:24 AM
Love the cards katrinabean!

Mouseit...the VERY BIGGEST of HUGS to you!! Thank you for watching the embellishments. You're an awesome mouse! ;)

Everyone...please follow Mouseit's lead and watch the embellishments. They need to be only flat. Not rounded or pointed or raised, please.

Thanks so much! :)

04-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Thanks, girls :D I *love* making cards with bookpages. I mean, you just can't get it wrong. They always look awesome. Great cards, mousey! They're all great :)

04-11-2011, 02:14 PM
Great cards Mousey. In fact all the cards that have been posted to the thread have been great so the returns are going to be fantastic.

04-11-2011, 03:05 PM
Thanks to YA'LL! :)

04-11-2011, 11:05 PM
Posting my Cards for the Swap!

04-11-2011, 11:29 PM

04-12-2011, 12:18 AM
Great cards! I love that the pages relate to the design. :)

04-12-2011, 06:09 AM
bugger i wil have to re do mine i have only cover half the background oops

04-12-2011, 10:09 PM
Count me in!!! M

04-12-2011, 11:24 PM

04-14-2011, 07:47 AM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from Joss, craftyvox, and lafaver55! Thank you!!

04-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Just a reminder...we are a smidge more than 3 weeks out from the due date for this swap. Anyone mailing internationally needs to do so pretty soon. Thanks!

04-14-2011, 05:48 PM
Yay! I'll keep an eye out for them. :)

04-15-2011, 08:54 AM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from katrinabean86! Thank you!!

04-15-2011, 10:09 AM
Cripes! I need to buy stamps!

04-15-2011, 06:01 PM
Okay, here is card # 2.....this was a fun one to make!

04-15-2011, 08:06 PM

04-15-2011, 09:58 PM
Oh I love the name! So cute!

04-16-2011, 09:25 PM
I think they look terrific-no accessories needed.

04-17-2011, 06:19 AM
Debra, LOVE your cards. Especially the one with the boots :) I'm with kentuckydakota, I don't think they need anything extra at all!

04-17-2011, 07:23 AM
Great cards!

04-17-2011, 12:42 PM
Awesome cards! I love the "Children learn" one, especially.

04-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Here are my last two cards... I'm ready to send mzspurslasso, can I get your address? Thanks! This was a fun swap to create for! I am loving everyone's work, so I know I won't be dissapointed with my returns!!!:notworthy:

04-17-2011, 06:47 PM
I just came back in to reread the rules. I couldn't remember if it was flat embellishments only or not. It is :yes: Glad I checked! I'll get the pictures taken then mail them out this week. Thanks for another fun & challenging swap mzspurslasso!

04-18-2011, 08:12 AM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from louisezee and mtpaperplayer! Thank you!!

04-19-2011, 10:27 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from Mouseit and DeannMc! Thank you!!

04-19-2011, 11:31 PM
Cards are flying! Here's a preview.(Number 1 seems to have escaped!) M

04-19-2011, 11:42 PM
Ooh love the first card! :)

04-19-2011, 11:58 PM

04-20-2011, 01:31 PM
I finished my cards! I will be sending them out today! :)
I am going to attempt at attaching them (this is the first time I have done this, so I hope it works! lets see....)

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04-20-2011, 07:28 PM
Awww! I love those cards :) The monster's adorable.

04-20-2011, 07:59 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from ArtistPoetGirl! Thank you!!

04-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Here are my cards ready to go! I love book pages, especially my scrap dictionary. Thanks!

04-21-2011, 05:31 PM
Great cards everyone!

04-21-2011, 05:31 PM
Wow, great eye candy, all! Love the moon, too. Mine are going out Monday - missed the post today.

04-21-2011, 07:11 PM
Beautiful, Cherie! The style's great and I love that you used dictionary pages as the backgrounds :)

04-21-2011, 09:19 PM
Wow! That moon in the window is exceptional! Love it. Really like your style.

04-22-2011, 09:48 AM
Mine will be in the mail soon as well. Great work going on here.

04-22-2011, 11:18 AM
oooh cherie, I really like the "Moon" card!

04-22-2011, 06:51 PM
Fabulous book page background cards arrived from debra and HollyBear! Thank you!!

04-22-2011, 11:00 PM
Wow. I step away from the forum for a few days and look at all the magical stuff I missed!

@Wil - Fabulous flower cards. The paper is great.

@AmyMax - The butterfly card's delightful. The colors are fantastic and really pop!

@katrinabean86 - What fun. I have to say the frog is my favorite, and I'm not a frog person. :)

@Mouseit - I love the text-on-text idea.

@mtpaperplayer - I LOVE how your dictionary words create the page theme.

@debra - The contrast of b/w images and colored paper bg is cool.

@maggiebloom - The apple card is my fave. I want to go eat apple pie now! Right now!

@RachelMarie - The Monster card is so cute!

@Cherie - Moon card is awesome, awesome, awesome!!

I know my returns will be grand!

04-23-2011, 06:19 AM
I just finished my cards last night! Great Swap Theme!

04-23-2011, 07:30 AM
Great cards all! Love to see all your artwork in the thread:)

04-23-2011, 10:07 AM
No problem margoartist. I will leave your iTrader, update the received list, and post a comment in this thread when they arrive. Can't wait to see them!

04-23-2011, 01:04 PM
Oh wow Holley! I can't believe how beautiful your cards are!

04-23-2011, 02:24 PM
Thanks! They really really fun to draw :)

04-23-2011, 05:07 PM
HolleyRae, great cards! Love them! The tutu one is my fave :)

04-23-2011, 09:49 PM
Here are my text background cards - watercolour paint, gel pens, stamps and ephemera. I can get them in the mail Tuesday - will 11 days be enough time??

04-23-2011, 10:30 PM
Great cards, Jean! :)

04-24-2011, 03:48 PM
I bet it will be enough time. Love the cards!

04-25-2011, 09:19 AM
I honestly was convinced I mailed my cards .... Found them today in my art studio :-( Anyway, they are mailed now and I hope they arrive in time ! Sorry ....