View Full Version : Multi-Tasking ATC Swap - Due June 27

05-01-2008, 03:02 PM
Swap Due Date: June 27
Signup/Withdraw Date: June 15
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of Participants: 15

Trying to do several things at once? In our modern world, who isn’t! Well, these ATCs must multi-task as well. I challenge you to make ATCs that can also be used as something else. Examples include small pamphlets with decorative covers, prayer flags, tiny purses, or triptych shrines. You could even have detachable pieces that could be used as jewelry. Other ideas are welcomed as well—just be sure to send in the quality of work you’d like to receive in return. Some bulk is fine, but extra postage to accommodate the cost would be helpful. The only requirement (aside from the standard 2.5X3.5 inch size) is that they fit inside an ATC sleeve so that everyone can display them as normal ATCs if they choose. All mediums are welcome, but each card must be unique.

On the back of your cards, please write your user name, real name, swap name, and place of origin. Please put your user name on everything, including your return envelope or mailing label, to help avoid confusion. Please put all cards in card protectors.

US participants, please enclose a SASE (59 cents min) with your cards (and some extra postage if you made very bulky cards or are sending an oversized envelope for returns). International participants, please enclose a return address label. I will cover your shipping. An extra card would be appreciated, but is not required. Late cards will be returned.

PM me for my address when you are ready to send your cards.

1. amyfaerie RECEIVED returns arrived
2. Ibus RECEIVED--YAY! returns arrived
3. KaHeD RECEIVED returns arrived
4. Wudwooda RECEIVED returns arrived
5. JoyFlower RECEIVED returns arrived
6. stormarela RECEIVED returns arrived
7. shoreart RECEIVED
8. WITHDRAWN --------------
9. susietex RECEIVED returns arrived
10. maxie23 RECEIVED returns arrived
11. WITHDRAWN ---------------
12. kat RECEIVED
13. eepy RECEIVED returns arrived
14. CMFcreations RECEIVED
15. Vicki Z RECEIVED returns arrived

05-01-2008, 04:55 PM
this is a really cool idea, LL! Please let me be the first to sign up?

05-01-2008, 09:35 PM
Sounds like fun, can I join in please?

05-02-2008, 07:08 AM
This sounds very challenging - sign me up, please!

05-02-2008, 09:14 AM
Welcome to the swap, amyfaerie, Ibus, and KaHeD! Thanks for taking my challenge.

05-02-2008, 09:18 AM
Ok, you know I was goingto be a part of this, lol. Sign me up!

05-02-2008, 09:25 AM
Love this idea! Please sign me up.

05-02-2008, 09:51 AM
I thought I might see you in this one, Wudwooda! Welcome. And welcome as well to JoyFLower!

05-02-2008, 01:04 PM
yay! with only 15 peeps allowed in, what a great group so far!

05-02-2008, 01:35 PM
I'm definitely excited about this group so far! I am keeping my swaps small for now, since I am a beginning host--this is only my second swap. I don't want to risk messing things up...but I have too many ideas I am ready to try!

Vicki Z
05-02-2008, 03:15 PM
I don't think you have to worry about "messing up". Your last swap went so PERFECT.
This new one is such a GREAT Swap idea, do you stay up nights thinking these ideas up?
Don't sign me up yet, but I have a feeling I'll be back!

05-02-2008, 03:36 PM
I started a list of ideas after about two weeks of making cards at the old site...I have about 15 swaps planned now, even after I took off the ones that are similar to some that I know have already been done. I just have to decide on which ones to do first!

05-04-2008, 09:46 PM
Please sign me up, this will be fun!

05-05-2008, 11:09 AM
Welcome to the bunch, stormarela!

05-05-2008, 11:10 PM
What a cool idea, LL, and right up my alley! Unfortunately I will be multitasking, ending the school year, cleaning out my classroom, and job-hunting when this is due, so probably another swap is NOT a good idea for me. I will be interested to see what turns up, though...

05-05-2008, 11:14 PM
I'd like to join..please add me to the list! Great idea!!

05-06-2008, 01:35 PM
Welcome to the bunch, shoreart and Esther! Glad to have you both.

05-07-2008, 01:52 AM
Oh, I love a challenge, can I play please?

05-07-2008, 03:29 AM
Got room for me?

05-07-2008, 03:56 AM
I've got some ideas...may I give this a try? (...ooohh, the possibilities!)

05-07-2008, 09:02 AM
Welcome to susietex, maxie23, and frogwings! I can't wait to see what you come up with...

05-08-2008, 08:50 AM
LL --

I thought I had signed up, but apparently not. Please add me to the list.
Thanks. kat

05-08-2008, 09:27 AM
Sure thing, kat! Happy to have you...

05-10-2008, 01:39 PM
Anyone else want to join the adventure?

05-12-2008, 09:19 PM
Oh good! You're not full yet. Can I play with you guys?

05-13-2008, 01:08 PM
You certainly may! Welcome, eepy.

05-13-2008, 02:12 PM
Ooo, it looks like you still have 2 spaces open. Can I join ?

05-13-2008, 03:51 PM
Welcome to the party, CMFcreations! Thanks for joining.

Vicki Z
05-14-2008, 07:33 AM
I thought I signed up, but I see that I said I'd be back.
Sorry. I better grab a spot. I would NEVER forgive myself if I missed one of your swaps.

05-14-2008, 11:06 AM
How flattering! Welcome to the group...

05-14-2008, 11:46 AM
I've finished mine! I made ATCs that open up, that are also needle cards. I'll post them to my gallery today . . .

05-14-2008, 03:42 PM
Those sound awesome! I can't wait to see them...

Vicki Z
05-16-2008, 10:20 AM
My cards are done, I won't mail them Monday, I still have to figure out postage with the new postal rates. I already have your addy.

Did you post your cards? I don't see them in your gallery and I want to see what "needle cards" are. I remember needle "books" containing assorted size threaded needles. Is that what you made? Cool!

05-16-2008, 01:41 PM
ah, here they are. i was thinking i could upload them from the airport, and i couldn't get online~

they do open, and hold needles. i didn't thread them, but you're right--that's usually what they're for. :cute:


05-16-2008, 01:43 PM
i usually staple and/or sew things onto my cards, so it was a challenge to do cards without piercing the card . . . so the insides stayed smooth!

05-16-2008, 02:16 PM
They look AMAZING, amyfaerie!

Vicki Z
05-16-2008, 03:21 PM
OH COOL:notworthy: Thanks for posting.
I really, really like the third one, the one with the mermaid. Ya never know when you might need to tack back a loose scale LOL

05-18-2008, 11:06 AM
Really funny Vicki!!!

05-18-2008, 11:10 AM
exactly. this friend of mine [who is part trout] says it's a huge issue. :D

05-18-2008, 11:21 AM
I've just put up my four cards into my gallery. They basically have minature books and pockets on them. Good to store mini collage goodies, or showcase favorite inchies.
Hope that job interview works for you Amy!!

05-18-2008, 11:53 AM
Amazing creations being posted for this swap!

05-18-2008, 12:19 PM
I am so impressed with the cards I'm seeing!

Amyfaerie, your beautiful needle cases arrived, and thanks so much for the extra! Folks will be lucky to get those.

05-22-2008, 10:52 AM
I received Vicki Z's cool cards yesterday--flash cards!! What a great idea!

05-27-2008, 12:52 PM
I received cards from:

Shoreart--Awesome books! Thanks for the extras!
Kat--great envelopes full of fun--and thanks for my extra! Love the doubled envie idea.

05-31-2008, 04:58 PM
I had a minor technical difficulty with things getting way too thick.
The part that didn't work still looks pretty alone so :idea: my cards will come with an extra present. Barring any more technical problems, I'm hoping to get mine into the mail on Monday. :unsure:

06-02-2008, 09:37 AM
That sounds like a creative way to handle thickness! I look forward to seeing them.

06-05-2008, 02:53 AM
finally, my muse showed up, and now I have multi-tasking ATCs to send in! Its sort of a funny story, with the deadline fast approaching, and my last idea not panning out, it came to me, while standing in line at starbucks!... I will be sending these in tomorrow!

06-05-2008, 09:59 AM
Those are cool, Susan! :) I love anything to do with coffee (she says as she takes another gulp from the first cup of the day.)

06-05-2008, 10:42 AM
Lovely! I'm so thrilled with the cards so far!

06-10-2008, 03:47 PM
It will be a day or two before I can mail these, but I was happy with how they came out, so I'm posting them now. They are embroidery floss holders, floss included! Hope you all like them.

06-10-2008, 05:08 PM
VERY COOL!!! I'm so thrilled with the cards so far!

06-10-2008, 09:48 PM
KaHeD! Those are great cards, esp. love the blue one!

06-11-2008, 07:11 PM
I forgot to put a note in with my cards, each one or the starbucks cards inside is loaded up for a coffee... so make sure who ever you are that receives one, uses it! (I hope they go to coffee drinkers!)... coffee drinkers with access to a Starbucks!....

06-11-2008, 07:21 PM
And speaking of your very clever multi-tasking idea, stormarela's great coffee gift card envelpope ATCs arrived today! They are very cool, and I appreciate the extra one. I'll definitely use it!

And FYI: I will be in and out of town until Tuesday with limited internet access, so if I don't respond to you immediately, that's why. Won't be gone for long--I might go into withdrawl!

06-14-2008, 07:48 AM
If someone has LavenderLizard's address, I'd love to mail out my cards today. PM me with it - don't post it to this open forum please, for LL's privacy.
Thank you!

06-15-2008, 01:15 AM
I PMed KaHeD tonight...maybe someone else got there first, though! They can go out Monday if not...

I look forward to seeing your cards!

06-15-2008, 08:22 AM
Thank you, LavenderLizard - I'll mail the cards out Monday!

06-17-2008, 08:41 AM
My cards were sent on Saturday. Unfortunately I got them all packed up, ready to go, and realized I never took pictures ! :confused: I swear I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached to my neck.

06-17-2008, 11:55 AM
Took mine to the post office Saturday, but they probably didn't start moving until Monday.

06-17-2008, 04:23 PM
I'll be keeping my eyes open...

Just a reminder, the due date is approaching, so if you have not sent out your cards yet, remember to do so soon!

I received great cards today from CMFCreations...wow, those ARE packed full! They are wonderful, and thanks for the extras you sent.

06-18-2008, 05:33 PM
I was so looking forward to this swop, but now I am at a total loss with my cards. The 'brilliant' idea I thought I had hasn't worked and I've not got an inkling of inspiration and the more I think, the worse it gets!

Vicki Z
06-19-2008, 07:18 AM
Chocolate helps with lack of ideas.
Chocolate helps with lack of inspiration.
Chocolage helps with brain lock.

Say, I have an idea - eat some CHOCOLATE!!!

06-19-2008, 09:21 AM
Ah, if only we could make ATCs out of chocolate! Think about them a couple of days, Ibus, and if you still don't know what to do, you can drop out if you like. Whichever works--ATCs shouldn't be stressful!

Vicki Z
06-19-2008, 10:18 AM
Did I mention, chocolate helps fight stress.

06-19-2008, 11:03 AM
Believe it or not, I dreamt about this last night! I have another cunning plan, which should work out:, my SD has just gone down to the chemists for me to buy the essential component!
Vicki, much as I love chocolate, I can't eat it (well enough of it) as I have to be on a fat free/low fat diet.

06-20-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi, my cards are on the way. I had such fun with these....... sorry Ibus.

06-20-2008, 05:13 PM
So did I Susie, then I read the beginning and realised they were all to be different and ......... yep, mine were all identical! Stress all over again!! I slept on it again and this morning ripped two apart and redid them with different ribbons, so two are almost the same, as I sewed two butterlies beads on one to 'make it unique' and two have completely different ribbon and they're all in the post!!
Being sick for a week really threw everything out of kilter.

06-20-2008, 06:33 PM
Feel free to go ahead and send them--minor variations are fine!

06-20-2008, 06:39 PM
I received cards today from:

KaHeD--lovely thread holders, even better in person! Thanks for the extra one.
Eepy--love the stamp holders! Thanks as well for the extra one for me.

06-20-2008, 07:07 PM
Here they are. They're open at the top and have a Lavender 'Tissue' inside. Anything else can be popped in once that's used up. I didn't want to include real Lavender because some countries object to organic matter entering them!

8097 8098 8100 8101

06-20-2008, 08:40 PM
Ibus, those look great!

06-21-2008, 09:14 AM

06-24-2008, 02:51 PM
wow, such beautiful 'cards' in here. They are all more than just cards, lovely, and I can't wait to see the returns!... ( and now I think back that mine are all the same.. eeek, I broke the rules ... sorry LavenderLizard, I wasn't paying attention)

06-24-2008, 03:40 PM
NO worries! I basically just want things to be hand-done. Really high quality prints can be nice too, but I love the variation and "imperfection" of things done by hand, so that is what I tend to ask for when leading a swap.

06-25-2008, 09:05 PM
Mine went out priority today so should be there Friday, maybe Saturday...

They are all magnets, so they can go on the fridge, file cabinet, magnetic board...whevever. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2611312013_0f9fc43e04_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2611312011_d6c59028bb_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2611312009_334dd4948c_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2611312007_95dd813296_m.jpg

06-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Oh, of course the hostess may choose one as a thank you. I also included extra stamps since my cards aren't necessarily thick, but are kind of heavy. :)

06-25-2008, 10:47 PM
Magnets! Never even though of that one...

I love Breathe! Sometimes I forget.

06-26-2008, 01:06 AM
Me too, eepy...truly...it should be written on my walls or something...

06-26-2008, 09:38 AM
Very cool magnets! I'll watch for them.

I received AMAZING cards from susietex yesterday. Thanks so much for the extra. What great things have been coming in for this swap!

06-26-2008, 01:30 PM
Magnets! Never even though of that one...

Neither did I and it's a brilliant idea!

06-27-2008, 09:48 AM
The swap due date is today, but we are still waiting for a few envelopes to make it in the mail, and I am going to give them just a few days to if they don't arrive today. I'll let you know when I start swapping them!

06-29-2008, 06:07 PM
I received lovely "cards" from Joyflower and maxie23 right on time! We are still waiting for one set from overseas--as long as it is all right with you guys, I'd like to give it a few more days before I trade out the returns. You can look forward to them--it was a great group of cards!

06-29-2008, 08:05 PM
I'm excited about the returns, but don't mind waiting the extra few days. The more the merrier!

06-29-2008, 08:13 PM
I'm glad mine made it. :) These will be really fun returns. Thanks for hosting such a fun theme. LL!

06-29-2008, 09:23 PM
Sorry mine are delayed, hopefully they'll arrive today.
Thanks for your patience everyone.

06-30-2008, 10:09 AM
Overseas mail can be unpredictable!

07-01-2008, 01:24 PM
I went ahead and switched out the cards last night, and mailed them this morning. Not to worry, Ibus--I saved the three cards that I traded for mine, and when your cards get here, I will give you returns. So everyone keep your eyes open for some great "cards"!

Vicki Z
07-02-2008, 08:11 AM
Yippie - I am so excited. Can't wait!!

Vicki Z
07-05-2008, 01:07 PM
I received my returns today, and they are all awesome.

Thanks to amyfaerie for the needle/mermaid card. I really wanted her.
Thanks to LL for your prayer flag card. That is very cool. You do a great job on the hand carved stamps you make.
Thanks to stormarela for the starbucks card.
Thanks to our lovely hostess for the extra card. I love your thank you cards.

Thanks for hosting a great swap.

07-05-2008, 01:40 PM
i am so glad you liked it, vicki! i got mine, and i LOVE them! i rec'd shoreart's inchie book, which is totally rad, and one of the embroidery floss cards [score!] from KaHeD and a stamp booklet with real stamps inside--and a great assortment--from eepy. oh, i just adore all three! woot!

and thank you for the bonus card, LL! i love it--what a great surprise! i am SO impressed that it is ALSO multitasking! cool!

07-05-2008, 02:11 PM
I'm glad everyone's cards are arriving!

And FYI, I think I forgot to mention that my "thank you" cards for this swap are multi-tasking as well...the Buddha I carved is removable and printed on sticker paper!

07-05-2008, 03:11 PM
What a wonderful swap this turned out to be! I just received my returns (including the 'removable Buddha'):-) Thank you to LavenderLizard for an awesome swap, and to Shoreart, Susietex, and amyfaerie for their inventive and carefully made cards. I'm off to do points for all.

07-05-2008, 08:42 PM
Amazing returns arrived today! I've left rep for everyone and itrader for LL.

Coffee card holder from stormarela - beautiful! And I am a huge coffee fan, so it found a good home. :)
Stamp Holder from CFMcreations - love the wire trim and all those great stamps you enclosed!
Really cool ATC wallet from Wudwooda - I never would have thought of this!

Special thanks to our hostess for her very clever swap theme and the cool thank you cards! Spectacular swap!!

07-07-2008, 11:52 PM
My cards arrived today, YAY, and thank you Lavender Lizard for such a SMART swap! I love my cards from VickiZ, JoyFlower, and Kat!

07-10-2008, 09:24 AM
Guess what came last night...Ibus' cards! I'm so glad they weren't lost!

07-10-2008, 11:40 AM
I am sorry to be late in my thanks, but I am away from home. I'm sure they are waiting for me on my kitchen table, and I'll give thanks and reps next week when I get home. They seem to be wonderfully received by everyone. It was a fun swap!

07-10-2008, 01:48 PM
Guess what came last night...Ibus' cards! I'm so glad they weren't lost!
So am I! I'd given them up for lost!

07-10-2008, 02:04 PM
It is a good thing you taped your envelope so well--what wasn't taped had nearly worn away. That envelope apparently went through a lot...

I've packed up the returns I'd saved for you, and will mail them out!

07-10-2008, 11:56 PM
Thank you for a fab swap LL. My brilliant returns are from our fab hostess herself, KaHeD, a brilliant thread holder, and from Shoreart, a fabulous notebook.

07-11-2008, 04:49 AM
Thanks to a great creative host and to VickiZ for a booklet of Alphabet Flash cards, Prayer flags from Lavender Lizard, and a goody envelope[very nice] from Kat2008.

07-11-2008, 09:55 PM
I got one of Kat's goody envelopes too! Also magnet card from JoyFlower, MirrorCard from Wudwooda and a pretty little carving from LavLiz! Thanks to all.

07-15-2008, 08:59 PM
My cards arrived today! Thanks especially to Lavender Lizard for being such a wonderful host. Thanks also to Wudwooda for the Little Black Book, Maxie 23 for the Recipe ATC and VickiZ for the Fall Pin. They're great :)

07-21-2008, 11:54 AM
Sorry I am so late in getting to this, but a Wonderful big thanks to Lavendar Lizard for her fantastic Multi-tasking swap!! I received wonderful returns!! A great needle card from Amy, a gorgeous pendant from Susietex, a really neat postage holder and TEA for TWO from CMF creations. Lovely buddha print from our hostess as well. Great fun!! I am glad I got to play!

07-22-2008, 01:15 PM
The returns are in the mail! Please remember to give iTrader (to me) and rep points (to the players whose cards you receive) when the cards arrive so that everyone knows where their creations ended up. Thanks so much for playing, everyone. I hope you'll all be pleased.

07-22-2008, 01:23 PM
HUH? These were sent out ages ago. Mine were the last cos my cards were late.

07-22-2008, 03:55 PM
ooops...posted to the WRONG thread. sorry everybody... :huh: