View Full Version : Join The Movement, Due July 16, 2008

Vicki Z
05-11-2008, 09:45 AM
Join The Movement - Due July 16
Signup/Withdraw Date: June 30
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited

Drawbridges that DROP
Weasels that POP
Jack in the Box that JUMP
Handles that PUMP
Flowers that GROW

It is always a joy to find a wheel that turns (think windmills, lottery wheels, or Wheel of Life), or a door that opens (to a closet of clothes, or to Narnia, or maybe to Wonderland), or a baseball that disappears into left field, or a maybe a special surprise that POPS !
Yet everyone seems so afraid of things that move. But come on folks, let us confront our fear and actively create movement.

* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

* All mediums and styles are welcome.

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) SASE (Self Addressed Stamped LEGAL SIZE Envelope 4 by 9 1/4), or a mailing label with your address and loose stamps. Please include 42 cents (new postage rate) plus looks stamps worth 20 cents to cover thickness (which cards that move usually are) If I dont use the additional postage, I will return it. If you like to make ATCs using postage stamps, why not take this as an opportunity to use a stamp on your return envelope that you want to later use on an ATC. You fufill my request for a SASE, and you get to choose the stamp that will come back to you. Please put your Username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards. And please write clearly on everything!

* International participants, I will cover your postage. Please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) addressed LEGAL SIZE envelope 4 by 9 1/4, or a mailing label with your address. Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by July 16, 2008. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date. Late cards will be returned as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* Remember: We all want to be able to know who to give rep points back to. So, do not forget to put your username, swap name, and title on the back of each card!

* An extra ATC in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

* Thanks for considering this swap! I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!
Here are some general pop-up directions:

If I haven't excited you about this Movement Swap yet, here is a fun link:
If you "click" on the fisherman card - 4th row- far right - both the card, and the fish, move !

Here are directions for a "waterfall" card that flips

Here are some AWESOME samples. I am trying to make the pop up castle, then add a drawbridge that actually drops.

Here is a great link that malinmaskros found for us. Thanks!

Current Players Join The Movement Swap.
1. rockstarsgirl --it Received 7/11
2. kylieluvsart - it Received 6/02
3. Joni Owens -it Received 6/23
4. Bright-Spark -it Received 7/12
5. Ibus -it Received 7/14
6. redplantlady -it Received 7/09
7. pancake machine - withdrew
8. ruwbl - it Received 6/07
9. malinmaskros- it Received 5/27
10. basset43 -withdrew
11. baleau - it Received 7/03
12. artsygemini- it Received 7/14
3. Vicki Z- Received 7/03
14. artandsoul- it Received 7/17
15. Sandy - Received 7/03

05-12-2008, 02:10 AM
I've already done the drawbridge one, will give this some thought. Also need to check my diary to see what else I'm committed to.

05-12-2008, 04:43 AM
I'm in. I love these swaps that make me think outside the standard ATC. I've done this kinda thing in an altered book, but never on an ATC. I would love to play.

Vicki Z
05-12-2008, 07:28 AM
Well, Ibus, you can do another drawbridge, on a different castle. Every castle and every drawbridge is different. Or perhaps a drawbride to an urban castle, or a child's treehouse? Hope to see you back.

Welcome rockstarsgirl

05-12-2008, 11:37 PM
Ok Vicky, sign me up please, I had soo much fun with the triptych swap,(which will be on their way on Friday)!!!

Joni Owens
05-13-2008, 01:03 AM
Ok Vicki, let me in on this one, you know I love a challenge.

05-13-2008, 01:28 AM
Oh no, I wasnt going to sign up for any more, but I have to try this one!

Please sign me up.

Vicki Z
05-13-2008, 07:25 AM
Welcome ladies. Cards that mooove are soo cool.

Vicki Z
05-13-2008, 08:53 AM
Oh, come on Many Colors. You can work on these while the kids sleep!
I will wait for your return!!

05-13-2008, 11:17 AM
Sign me up please Vicki, I misread the month :rolleyes:

Vicki Z
05-13-2008, 11:18 AM
Oh, cool! So glad you returned, Ibus.

Vicki Z
05-14-2008, 02:22 PM
There is a book that contains some great ideas, and the samples are almost perfect ATC size. I have found that a lot of libraries seem to have it on their shelves.

Reference Book:
Cards That Pop-Up, Flip & Slide by Michael Jacobs

pancake machine
05-14-2008, 03:24 PM
Would a Russian stacking doll be acceptable? I've been kicking around doing another one.

Vicki Z
05-14-2008, 03:28 PM
The one you have in your gallery is 3 dolls that stack to make one card, correct? Then I think that would be fine.

pancake machine
05-14-2008, 03:50 PM
okay - I'd like to join then.

05-14-2008, 03:56 PM
Looks a great book and the small size helps... am hunting for it!

I have also found this book- I got it from the library and have just ordered one off Amazon marketplace, it is
Paper Engineering for Pop-up Books and Cards (Paperback)
by Mark Hiner (Author)
I specially want it because you can turn it into a sort of reference book - and I think the library wouldn't have wanted it back in that state :D
Illustrates in dynamic form ten basic mechanisms which are used in making pop-up books. Each of the ten basic mechanisms is illustrated by a working model which can be cut out and made. When finished it can be glued back into the book with a special tab to make a 3D dictionary.

Vicki Z
05-15-2008, 07:14 AM
You are signed up, pancake machine.
Thanks for the tip, redplantlady. Yes, if you cut out the patterns, the library might not be too happy.
It appears that Mark Hiner has a second book on paperengineering that is out of print, so I am going to see if I can track that one down. Thanks again for the tip.

05-15-2008, 12:26 PM
I ordered both those books last night :)

Vicki Z
05-15-2008, 01:05 PM
Awesome. I just ran out on my lunch break, and Mark Hiner's second book is about cards that move by means of rubber bands. I ordered it, I will let you know if it is any good.

05-16-2008, 05:06 AM
Cards That Pop-Up, Flip & Slide by Michael Jacobs - Just won this on e-bay!:)

Vicki Z
05-16-2008, 07:21 AM
You WON it? :DHow cool is that???? And how timely, and how appropriate.

05-16-2008, 09:33 AM
This sounds like a fun challenge. I'm in if there is still space.

Vicki Z
05-16-2008, 10:07 AM
Hi there, glad to have you participate.

I will have to thank Ibus for making that castle for you, with a drawbrige that drops, and getting your interest in things that move.

Vicki Z
05-19-2008, 10:08 AM
I am seeing all sorts of cards that move being made for other swaps so I know that cards with moving parts is within your skill sets.
I challenge you folks to sign up.
You KNOW who you are!

05-20-2008, 06:39 AM
Fine, youīve convinced me... I canīt resist any longer, and the winged horse this morning proved that I still have some moving ATCs in me. So sign me up, Vicki!

Yesterday, I found an artist on flickr, that makes fun, interactive ATCs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leakarts/sets/72157600402235519/

Vicki Z
05-20-2008, 07:10 AM
Yeh, I got you to join our little party.:laugh:
Welcome, welcome.
Thanks for posting that link. I am also adding it to the first page so folks will notice it a little better.

05-21-2008, 03:08 AM
this sounds like such a fun swap can I play please


05-21-2008, 03:53 AM
vicki I have finished my cards but I need your address again

Vicki Z
05-21-2008, 07:05 AM
Welcome basset43. So glad that you were MOOVED to join.

kylieluvsart, I have just pm'd you my addy. I am looking forward to see what you made. Thanks for playing.

05-21-2008, 02:13 PM
thanks for letting me join just need to paln my cards now


Vicki Z
05-21-2008, 08:40 PM
Welcome Baleau.
Thanks for joining

Vicki Z
05-22-2008, 09:42 AM
I just sent everyone my address. I apologize if this is duplication for any of you, but I'm not sure who I already sent it to. I must have been daydreaming the first time I sent my addy, because I didn't keep good notes. .:daydreaming:

05-23-2008, 08:36 AM
I just sent you my cards! Pics of the last ones can also be seen in my gallery!

Vicki Z
05-23-2008, 08:46 AM
GREAT cards. You have a wonderful variety, and they are all SPECTACULAR.
I will watch for them

05-23-2008, 08:55 AM
Thank you! I tried to make them all move in a different way, just for the fun of it (and to drive me insane, trying to come up with different cards...).

Vicki Z
05-23-2008, 09:14 AM
You certainly succeeded. :P I also saw the cat and mouse in your gallery, so you even made another one that moved. And you thought you "might not have that many cards that moved in you". You obviously did!!!!

Vicki Z
05-27-2008, 08:11 AM
Now that everyone is all rested up from the 3 day weekend, anyone else want to take on the challenge of making Cards that move, pop, slide, or open up?

Vicki Z
05-27-2008, 03:12 PM
Wonderful cards received from malinmaskros in todays mail. Great cards - great variety. She has posted them in her gallery if you want to take a peek.

06-01-2008, 06:52 AM
vicki sent mine off yesterday.

Vicki Z
06-04-2008, 10:20 AM
Wonderful cards received from kylieluvsart. Such a great assortment!

06-05-2008, 06:01 PM
thank you vicki for having the swap.!!!!!:wubclub:

Vicki Z
06-09-2008, 02:13 PM
Glad you are having fun.
I can see that I am getting more people addicted to cards that move.
They are so much FUN.

Vicki Z
06-09-2008, 02:32 PM
Wonderful cards received from ruwbl. You have outdone yourself. Great assortment, wonderful colors, creative movement mechanisms.
Thanks for the extra!!!

Vicki Z
06-12-2008, 10:53 AM
Anyone else interested in this swap.
I guarantee it will be a MOOVING experience.

06-13-2008, 04:06 AM
*giggle* that's funny!

Vicki Z
06-16-2008, 03:06 PM
Now there simply has to be some more folks MOVED to join this swap . . . .

06-16-2008, 04:16 PM
was wondering if there is still room for me to join? would love to give it a go:yes:

06-16-2008, 11:36 PM
Malinnmaskos-- I really enjoyed your gallery. I went to see your cards that move; and after seeing those, had to spend some time with your other wonderful cards there!

Vicki Z -- please add my name to the list of players for this swap.

Vicki Z
06-17-2008, 07:11 AM
Welcome artsygemini. Happy to have you join us.

Welcome artandsoul. Yes, the cards that malinmaskos made are fantastic. Did you notice the 2 she made for the Narnia Swap that moved?

06-17-2008, 06:27 PM
thanks vicki!:jiggy:

Vicki Z
06-18-2008, 07:30 AM
Glad to have you artsygemini.
I sent you my addy, and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Vicki Z
06-19-2008, 10:17 AM
There is still plenty of time, but how is everyone doing? Any problems so far?

06-21-2008, 05:43 AM
Thanks, artandsoul and Vicki for your kind words! I do hope my head doesnīt swell up - itīs too big as it is...

Vicki Z
06-23-2008, 08:57 AM
I made some lovely moving cards this weekend. Now if I can just figure out how to post, I will let you folks have a sneak peek . They really turned out GREAT!

Vicki Z
06-24-2008, 07:51 AM
Received some wonderful moving cards from Joni Owens. Thanks for the extra.

pancake machine
06-25-2008, 12:43 PM
Unfortunately I'm going to withdraw from this swap. I am completely in a slump and have not made any new cards since March. I keep hoping it will lift, but it hasn't so I am going to take a hiatus from ATCs for a bit. Sorry that I am not able to take part in this challenging swap.

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 02:10 PM
I will withdrawn your name.
Please note that this type of a challenge might be EXACTLY the challenge you need to get out of your blocked state.
If anything changes, and your Muse arrives, feel free to re-join, and best of luck, either with your hiatus or your muse:)

06-30-2008, 04:33 AM
can't wait for my cards to arrive I know I know got a bit to go but i can't wait!

07-03-2008, 09:52 AM
Here are mine!!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22067&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22068&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22069&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22070&w=s

Vicki Z
07-03-2008, 10:29 AM
OMG! These cards are AWESOME, SPECTACULAR, FANTASTIC, STELLAR, PHENOMENAL.:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Let me get out my Thesaurus!!!! so I can further tell you how absolutely wonderful these are.:D

I LOVE them all.:wub:

07-03-2008, 10:35 AM
OMG too!! :embarrassed:Thank you!!! So very pleased you like them!!!! I do hope you will do this topic again, as I am so into all this now, and there is so much else I would love to try... :D

Vicki Z
07-03-2008, 02:39 PM
Wonderful cards received from Baleau today.

How are the rest of you doing? I sent a reminder to everyone. We have less than 2 weeks to go.

07-03-2008, 04:16 PM
Those are so awesome!!

Vicki Z
07-03-2008, 06:16 PM
Yes, they are!!
How are yours coming? I haven't heard from you in a little while

07-03-2008, 07:31 PM
Mine are going well. I did a large part of the work last night. I had this super idea and I'm hoping it will work out like I want it to. In case it doesn't, though, I don't want to say what it is. They'll be going out on Monday with all the other things that are coming your way.

Vicki Z
07-04-2008, 11:56 AM
Thanks for the update rockstargirl.
Thanks for the update everyone else who pm'd.
It seems like everyone is on track, and this is good!
The cards that are coming in are great.

07-04-2008, 07:19 PM
hi everyone! been down with a stupid back prob. had to lay flat on my back for almost 3 weeks.........boy was I going CRAZY! had a minor corrective surgery, and am getting much better, thank the Art gods! can't sit at puter too long yet, but I can at least sit up and do some art..........everyone say a big YAHOOOOOSSSSSIEEEEEEE for me!:wacko: the cards for this swap are what I am working on now............I hate cutting it close, but did not plan for the back doing it's thing right now of all times. ;)

07-05-2008, 01:37 AM
Here are 2 of mine. In the 1st one, the rowboat moves. In the 2nd one, the windows open on a couple.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22353&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22352&w=m

07-05-2008, 01:39 AM
Like the window idea!

Vicki Z
07-05-2008, 12:25 PM
Those are great, rockstargirl! Thank you for posting to this thread so we can all enjoy them.

07-07-2008, 03:33 AM
Last one. This one has a movable curtain to show a vintage nudie girl.

07-07-2008, 04:27 PM
Well, I have got one done.............

These are going postal tomorrow, just depends how I get on tonight whether I make 3 or 6.

Vicki Z
07-07-2008, 05:25 PM
Wonderful card, rockstargirl. Love the curtain idea!

Super card, Bright-Spark. It is nice to see a different "spin" on the bike wheel instead of just a brad or an eyelet with a wheel on the top. This is a lovely, creative take on things. Your last cards to me only took 4 days to arrive, but one can never count on that! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Don't stay up tooooooo late. LOL

07-07-2008, 06:50 PM
Too late mum! Fraid I just went mad and came up with more of the same.....Promise I'll go to bed soon.

They will be in the post tomorrow.

Vicki Z
07-07-2008, 08:26 PM
Oh, yes, I am mother to sooooo many.
But as long as you don't get ill with the late night.
I will let you know when your cards arrive.

07-07-2008, 09:54 PM
hi all.................here is three, and I have two more almost done. one for me and one for the host. I will upload them in the morning and then get them off in the mail. sorry I cut it so close. hope you like them. they are in my flickr and gallery if you want closer looks. ;)


07-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Mine left today .... hope mine do it in 4 days like Bright Sparks did!! These photos aren't great, I took them in a hurry :err:

9019 9020

9021 9022


Vicki Z
07-08-2008, 10:17 PM
Those are great cards. Thanks to all of you who posted to this thread so we can all enjoy your art.
I know most of your cards are already in the mail but nothing has showed up the last two days ....
I should be getting lots of mail really soon! Maybe today!!!

07-09-2008, 04:06 PM
mine will go out tommorow or the next day, finished the last two and will post theme tonight after I get a pic of them.:)

Vicki Z
07-09-2008, 05:28 PM
Received awesome cards from redplantlady. The scan (of her cards - this thread) doesn't do the cards justice. They are much more bright and colorful in person.

You tackled some very challenging cards, and you did an awesome job. Thanks for the extra card and the postage money. It is much appreciated!

Vicki Z
07-10-2008, 08:35 PM
Cool cards received from rockstargirl. itrade coming

07-10-2008, 09:07 PM
here are my last two...........3 to swap, 1 for host and 1 for me. hope you like them. they will be in the mail in the morning. they were alot more detailed and more work than what I figured at first, whew.......glad they are done!:shocked:



Vicki Z
07-11-2008, 08:51 AM
Thanks for the sneak peek.
I will let you know when they arrive

Vicki Z
07-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Lovely cards received from Bright-Spark. Thanks for the extra hostie card

Vicki Z
07-15-2008, 07:35 AM
AWESOME cards received from Artsygemini. These cards are GORGEOUS in the scan, and even more colorful and spectacular IRL. Thanks for the extra hostie card. I have no idea how I will choose.

WONDERFUL cards received from Ibus. These are fun cards. You have a wonderful sense of whimsy. Great mechanism on the elephant. Very unique! I LOVE the mermaid! Your windmill is lovely, and that closet - so cool, even with handmade hangers!

Just one more set of cards to come in.

Vicki Z
07-18-2008, 06:58 AM
Lovely cards received from artandsoul. These are the last cards, so I am swapping out and your returns should be arriving shortly.

This has been a great swap, and thanks to all for turning in some awesome cards.

07-18-2008, 04:36 PM
Whoo Hoo! Can't wait to see the returns!

Joni Owens
07-19-2008, 01:55 PM
Wow!!! I received my cards today - great work everyone! Thanks to: Vicki Z for hosting and for my card, Sandy, Bright Spark, and Rockstargirl for fantastic cards.

Vicki Z
07-20-2008, 09:38 AM
Oh, cool! cards are showing up already!
This has been a great swap, and I am so glad to see more and more people getting interested in cards that move.
Thanks to all for playing

Vicki Z
07-21-2008, 11:11 AM
The returns are in the mail! Two players have already received their returns.
The rest of you should be getting them shortly.

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.

07-22-2008, 10:09 PM
I love mine! I just did the itrader thing for the excellent hosting of this swap. . . and will take some time to give reputation points to the creators of the cool moving cards that I got.

Vicki Z
07-23-2008, 05:01 AM
Have the rest of you received your returns? I have only heard from 3 of you, and all the cards went out at the same time.

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.

07-23-2008, 07:05 AM
Mine arrived today :D Thanks so much Vicki for a fantastic swop! Also thanks to Malinmaskros for "Apple anyone?", Artsy Gemini for "Swooning Fairy", Baleau for "Cookie" and our marvellous host for "Heidi Hotdog" They're all brilliant.

07-23-2008, 03:47 PM
Very exciting post today!!:D Thanks to Vicki for such a great swap and for my Asian Fairy Egg and Heidi Hot Dog!! Wow!! Also to ruwbl for the Fairy in the Flowers, so cute! and to artandsoul for Moon and Star Stuff, such fun!!

07-23-2008, 07:38 PM
I received my cards. Thanks to Vicki Z (both for hosting and for the great card), Bright-spark and Joni Owens. Off to leave rep. (Vicki, I'll have to give you itrader for the swap tomorrow since I gave you the one for the PIF today)

Vicki Z
07-23-2008, 08:23 PM
No problem.
Thanks for letting me know.

07-27-2008, 11:14 PM
hi everyone! I got my cards today! thanks to vicki for being an awesome host
and thanks for joni owens , sandy , bright spark, and Vicki I love all of them

07-27-2008, 11:27 PM
I need to give Sandy a rep point but I can't find any Sandy in the member list The card I got sent just had Snady on the back nothing else. Can anyone help?

Bright spark don't worry about a rep point. because i GAVE YOU ONE Yesterday I can't give you one until I give ten other people rep points so I will give you one in the next couple of days.

Vicki Z
07-28-2008, 07:35 AM
Please remember to give iTrader to me (I have only heard from 4 of you, so there are lots of you who are forgetting itrade points) and rep points (to the players whose cards you receive) when the cards arrive so that everyone knows where their creations ended up. I know it is difficutlt when you get more than one card from the same player for different swaps, but do try to remember to get back to folks. Everyone like positive strokes.

Thanks so much for playing, everyone.