View Full Version : Postage Stamp APCs - 2s - Due August 19th!

06-06-2016, 08:38 PM
Swap Due Date - August 19th
Signup/withdraw date - Just communicate!
Number of Cards - 4:4
Number of participants - Unlimited

For this swap series, you will create APCs featuring postage stamps! (APCs are altered playing cards.)

This will be a 4:4 swap - that is, you will send in a full set of four 2s (2 of ♥, ♦, ♣, ♠) featuring postage stamps, and get a full set of 2s in return. This is the last swap in the series!

Let creativity reign! Medium is open as well (so long as you include at least one real postage stamp on each card!), but please keep embellishments as flat as possible to avoid postal mishaps. Put love into your work - make cards that you are proud of and would love to receive!

Please read the details to ensure that you're sending everything as required! :wubclub:

If you are in multiple swaps I am hosting, you can absolutely send them to me together, so long as you include separate return postage and a separate address label for each set!

No cards + no communication by the swap deadline = neutral. I'm a reasonable person, but a little communication goes a long way!

I am NOT accepting sign-ups via PM - please post to the thread if you'd like to join! Sending cards in advance is a-okay, but please do post to the thread so people can leave you Rep points.

Late and/or incorrectly-sized cards WILL be returned to you unswapped, using your return postage/postage funds. Please send on time and save us both some stress!

General info:

- APCs featuring postage stamps! (APCs = Altered playing cards!)
- APCs must be the standard size of 2.5" x 3.5". (Poker decks are the right size; bridge decks are too narrow! If your cards are not full-sized, they WILL be returned unswapped, using your return postage!)
- At least one corner's suit must be visible/uncovered.
- Create cards that you are proud to sign your name to and would love to receive!
- Send each card in individual plastic sleeves.
- Put your name, username, location, the date, and any other info you'd care to share on the back of each card.
- Hostess cards are deeply appreciated (bonus points for cards from my APC wishlist!), but not required to participate.

Mailing info:

ALL PLAYERS -- Please send a LARGE, neatly written or typed, self-addressed sticky label. (If you can't get large sticky labels, your address neatly written/typed on a small piece of paper will work.) I will provide all return envelopes, so please DO NOT SEND ENVELOPES.

- Canadian participants - Please provide LOOSE Canadian postage in the amount it will cost you to send. (One permanent-rate stamp should cover it.)
- US participants - Please send a well-concealed USD$1-2, or $1.20 in LOOSE Canadian or US postage.
- International participants - Please send a well-concealed $2-3USD, or $2.50 in LOOSE Canadian or US postage.

(If you have neither USD nor Canadian postage, I can accept return postage funds via PayPal - just let me know!)

RECAP! Are you ready to send? Your envelope MUST contain the following:

- APCs in individual plastic sleeves (All four 2s - ♥, ♦, ♣, ♠)
- LARGE neatly written/typed self-addressed address label (or on small piece of paper)
- return postage/funds for return postage

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

Please PM me for my address when you are ready to send your creations! (If you already have my address, I am indeed still on Heron Street.) Keep in mind that I am in Canada - I'd allow at LEAST two weeks for mail transit time, unless you are in Canada as well.

Please do post pictures of your completed APCs here if you feel so inclined - we'd all love to see 'em!

So, who is ready to sign up?
(I will leave iTrader for you when your APCs arrive.) :)

0) Marryth
1) Brendle RECEIVED (Returns received.)
2) Karr3ll (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1821419&postcount=11) RECEIVED
3) BlancoLobo RECEIVED
4) londonont1 (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1817331&postcount=6) RECEIVED
5) janetmachek RECEIVED (Returns received.)
6) catb (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1816753&postcount=3) RECEIVED (Returns received.)
7) arlie707 (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1816820&postcount=4) RECEIVED (Returns received.)
8) santasbratt (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1817320&postcount=5) RECEIVED
9) camprose (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1817462&postcount=7) RECEIVED (Returns received.)
10) wrenbeau (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1817911&postcount=8) RECEIVED (Returns received.)
11) canadarosebud (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1819126&postcount=9) RECEIVED
12) Elena (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1822725&postcount=14) RECEIVED (Returns received.)
13) TrailRider (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1823586&postcount=15) RECEIVED (Returns received.)
14) smallgirl (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1826732&postcount=18) RECEIVED (Returns received.)
15) Yeteby RECEIVED

06-07-2016, 12:49 AM
me please :wubclub:

06-07-2016, 06:22 AM
Yes, please

06-07-2016, 11:34 AM
sign me up please

06-09-2016, 04:18 AM
Sign me up please

06-09-2016, 07:31 AM
Signing in

06-09-2016, 04:19 PM
after finishing the 3s I just moved on to the 2s! so sign my name on list please!

06-11-2016, 03:30 PM
Sign me up, cards are in the mail!

06-16-2016, 11:10 PM
count me in

06-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Mail call - wrenbeau, your cards are here! (And thanks again for the host card!) :wubclub:

06-27-2016, 02:41 AM
me me me... please :)

06-27-2016, 10:27 PM
cards are in the mail!

06-29-2016, 12:57 PM
My cards are done and will be sent today.


07-02-2016, 07:00 PM
I would like to join.

07-06-2016, 12:42 PM
2's are underway so guess its time to sign up! Will have them in the mail next week.

07-13-2016, 12:58 PM
Mail call - Elena, your cards are here! (And thank you for the extra card!) :wubclub:

07-15-2016, 04:25 PM
Mail call - canadarosebud, your cards are here! (And thanks again for the extra card!) :wubclub:

07-18-2016, 09:07 PM
Please sign me up :)

07-26-2016, 04:13 PM
Mailing in the morning.

07-26-2016, 08:58 PM
Those are fantastic, catb!

07-27-2016, 06:29 AM
Thanks, wrenbeau!

07-27-2016, 09:29 PM
Nice APCs coming in your swap.

07-28-2016, 03:22 AM
Here are my 2s, plus 2 for Marryth. I made the Kokeshi doll on the 2 of clubs by hand.

07-28-2016, 03:23 AM
Great cards, everyone! I especially love your 2 of clubs, camprose :)

07-28-2016, 02:11 PM
Fantastic cards, catb & smallgirl - and thank you so much for the host cards! :wubclub:

08-04-2016, 05:54 PM
BIG mail call today - catb, TrailRider, smallgirl & santasbratt, your cards are here! (And thanks to catb, TrailRider & smallgirl for the host cards!) :wubclub:

08-04-2016, 08:45 PM
Super cards smallgirl! Love the doll and turtle best!

08-12-2016, 08:17 PM
I'm sorry Marryth, I'm going to have to withdraw from this one as well. Time has really gotten out of hand recently with all the trips I've been having to take over to Indiana. I didn't realize it was already almost halfway through August. :eek:

08-12-2016, 11:16 PM
Please add me-my cards were mailed mon or tues-can't remember which day I went to the post office!

anyone needing previous cards - I've missed most of them so I would love to do a 4:4 trade.

08-19-2016, 10:28 PM
Gonna get these swapped out over the weekend, folks!

08-19-2016, 11:11 PM

08-29-2016, 12:23 PM
My lovely 2s arrived today - thanks to TrailRider, CanadaRosebud, Marryth and Janet Marchek for great cards. Thanks Marryth for such a wonderful series!

08-29-2016, 07:01 PM
Two's arrived today from smallgirl, janetmachek, arlie707, and camprose! Thanks all! And I can't forget our host, marryth, thank you!

08-30-2016, 06:07 PM
My twos arrived yesterday! Great cards all. Thanks, Marryth, for helping us to build this wonderful deck!

08-31-2016, 10:34 AM
Beautiful cards from Karr311, camprose, Elena and smallgirl made a great finish to this deck. Thanks again for a great job of hosting, marryth, and keep me posted on future swaps that you host!

09-03-2016, 12:41 PM
love my 2s! thanks marryth for hosting another fun swap. Beautiful art received from marryth, santasbratt, karr31 and yeteby