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Vicki Z
11-21-2019, 08:32 PM
Swap Due Date: February 7, 2020
Signup/Withdraw Date: February 7, 2020
Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome
Vintage/Victorian Valentines: Due February 7, 2020




I love the look and feel of lacy, gorgeous, Victorian Valentines; and silly, punny, funny, Vintage Valentines always make me smile.
Many people don't know the difference in Valentines, plus the differences may be considered subtle, but the general definition is as follows:

Greeting cards, particularly Valentine cards, are always a product of their time.....
Victorian Valentines were popular during the reign of Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from 20 June 1837 until her death 22 January 1901. The Victorian Valentines featured soft colors, embossing, cut outs, scallops, ribbon, lace, doilies, fussy embellishments, and often gold leaf edges. They were adorned with sentiments of love and affection, reflective the the love, affection, and fidelity of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, sentiments Queen Victoria promoted until the day Albert died.
The early Victorian valentines were hand cut (NOT die cut), pressure embossed, had parts of the card that would slide or somehow moved. Many were 3-D, and had entire sections that popped up. They often were heavy, over-sized, and self standing so they formed table centerpieces, used every Valentine season year after year.

Vintage Valentines were popular mostly in the 50's, the 60's, and the early 70's. Again, being reflective of their time, Vintage Valentines were less often devoted to sentiments of love and romance, but were more focused on the funny, silly, sarcastic, snarky, or downright strange. They reflected free speech, free love, and voiced put-down comments that could be considered funny, or nasty, or both. (There are Vintage Valentine sites on the internet devoted to the Weird, Wacky, and the "Unacceptable" Vintage Valentines.) Some Vintage Valentines portrayed local movie characters (Western Heroes), or depicted comic book heroes/heroines (Wonder Woman). The Vintage Valentines used poems, puns, and word play to get their silly, sassy, and sometimes "rude" message across.
Fruits and Vegetables talked - "You're a PEACH", I "Yam" sweet on you, "I like you BERRY much".
Birds and Bees had comments - "Owl always love you", "Bee" my honey.

Since Vintage and Victorian are often confused with each other, I am lumping them together for this swap.
Pick your era, choose your sentiment, and make your cards.
Use doilies, lace, washi tape, hearts, flowers.
Use jokes, riddles, knock-knock jokes.

Challenge yourself and make some valentines that move, slide, spin, or pop up.
If you send in a valentine that moves, you will get back at least one return that moves, slides, spins, fans, or pops up,
more, if possible, depending on how many cards that move are sent in.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE ANY VALENTINES THAT MOVE, THIS IS ONLY A SUGGESTED CHALLENGE


* 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 techniques are welcome.
Please make sure you add some depth to your cards, whatever style you choose. Your mediums can include, but are not limited to: paper, tissue paper, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, gel pens, colored pencil, rubber stamping, ink, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, etc. Please do not take a magazine image, cut it into a square, glue it onto some colored paper, and call it done. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! I do ask that you send in your best work --- something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

*Please sign up by posting to this thread.
* ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
* All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
* All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve. This is for their protection!
* All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If your ATC is drawn or otherwise created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, such as a cereal box. Just as important, check for cards that are too thick. Each card must still be capable of fitting into the standard ATC sleeve. If your ATC will not fit into an ATC sleeve, it is too bulky.
* Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything!
.....We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
* Please confirm there is enough postage on the envelope.
.....Please check both the envelope you send to me, and the envelope I need to send back to you.
* If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.
http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 55 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 15 cent stamp (additional ounce postage) if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy or extra bulky (or 2 forever stamps if that is easier).

* Canadian and other International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. Please send $1.00 or 2 "Forever" stamps. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.

* I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

* Cards are due to me by February 7, 2020. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Late cards will be returned, as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

* Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed. If you are new, or have misplaced my address, please send me a PM.

* Above all ~Have fun!!!


Current Participants
Vintage/Victorian Valentines, Due February 7, 2020

1. CiCiCreates -- Cards Received 1/16
2. An. M. Sudyka -- Cards Received 12/12
3. Fandanie -- Cards Received 1/13
4. AngelJoy -- Cards Received 12/20
5. TrinaLD -- Cards Received 1/21
6. ksj1717
7. Niseyg123
8. SpottedCrow -- Cards Received 1/13
9. Boots -- Cards Received 12/13
10. Deb2015 -- Cards Received 12/16
11. Laffqueen -- Cards Received 1/13
12. Sophie's mom -- Cards Received 1/16
13. VickiZ -- Cards Received 12/13
14. Suzi -- Cards Received 1/13
15. bluevioletz -- Cards Received 1/21
16. JenUrebel

CiCiCreates
11-22-2019, 02:22 PM
Please sign me up, I will be going for the Victorian kind, and I appreciate the clear definitions. Even more than the valentines themselves, what I really remember is all the students helping to create a beautifully decorated box with a slot in the top for all the valentines to be dropped into.

Vicki Z
11-23-2019, 06:33 AM
Please sign me up, I will be going for the Victorian kind, and I appreciate the clear definitions. Even more than the valentines themselves, what I really remember is all the students helping to create a beautifully decorated box with a slot in the top for all the valentines to be dropped into.


What GREAT MEMORIES!!!!!
Welcome
I signed you up.
You are Number ONE!!!!!:jiggy:

Vicki Z
11-24-2019, 01:04 PM
Remember Valentine Exchanges in grade school?
Many of the Valentines you received in grade school were probably "vintage", depending on how old you are.
Do you remember any of the sentiments? the jokes? Casper, Betty Boop, Wonder Woman?

An. M. Sudyka
11-25-2019, 12:25 AM
I have some real old lace that might make an interesting Victorian Valentine. I'll try making them. Sign me up.

Vicki Z
11-25-2019, 10:10 AM
I have some real old lace that might make an interesting Victorian Valentine. I'll try making them. Sign me up.


Sounds perfect.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
11-29-2019, 09:42 AM
NINE inches of snow received yesterday.
Just got plowed out, and did some Black Friday shopping.
Got back just as the roads are getting icy, and we have another 6-10 inches of snow predicted for today, along with rain, sleet, freezing drizzle, and "Thunder Snow", which translates to rain, and thunderstorms, as the temperature drops and the rain turns to snow.
I think I will stay inside, and cook, and create.

Happy Black Friday
Happy Shopping

Fandanie
11-29-2019, 01:15 PM
Sign me up please I love Valentines ��

Vicki Z
11-30-2019, 01:16 PM
Welcome Fandanie.
I signed you up.

AngelJoy
11-30-2019, 01:24 PM
Please sign me up!

TrinaLD
11-30-2019, 05:03 PM
Please sign me up for this swap, Vicki! Thank you.

Vicki Z
11-30-2019, 11:00 PM
Welcome AngelJoy.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
12-02-2019, 11:19 AM
Welcome TrinaLD.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
12-05-2019, 03:11 PM
Valentine History

From Christianity to Chaucer to Shakespeare, Valentine’s Day can be traced back to Ancient Rome,
but it is the Victorians who made it into the holiday we know today.

A British Victorian Valentine
Victorian Valentine cards were flat paper sheets, often printed with colored illustrations and embossed borders. The sheets, when folded and sealed with wax, could be mailed.

In 1837, a government postal official named Rowland Hill published a seminal pamphlet: Post Office Reform; Its Importance and Practicability.
Hill is credited with inventing the postage stamp and originating the modern postal service.
He observed that postal charges were by distance and by the number of pages, rather than by weight.
To send one sheet from London to Edinburgh cost 1s 1˝d, which was more than a days wage for the working class, and almost 14 times the actual cost to the Post Office.

On 10 January 1840, Great Britain introduced the Uniform Penny Post, meaning that Valentine cards could be mailed for just one penny. The mass produced Valentine card was born.
Valentines were sent in such great numbers that postmen were given a special allowance for refreshments to help them through the extraordinary exertions of the two or three days leading up to February 14th.
Just one year after the Uniform Penny Postage, 400,000 valentines were posted throughout England. By 1871, 1.2 million cards were processed by the General Post Office in London.

CiCiCreates
12-08-2019, 07:04 PM
At one time I intended to collect Victorian Valentines, but it never got past these three. I took a picture for some inspiration on this thread. These are authentic and from the late 1800s - early 1900s.

CiCiCreates
12-08-2019, 07:06 PM
In a cute little book I have, called "Tokens of Love", it says that many late nineteenth century valentines featured bird motifs, and that Valentine's Day was considered the day on which birds chose their mates. Thought that was interesting, I had never heard that one.

ksj1717
12-08-2019, 07:46 PM
I love, love, love, Vintage Valentines, so this is a must-do for me! Please sign me up!

Vicki Z
12-08-2019, 10:42 PM
At one time I intended to collect Victorian Valentines, but it never got past these three. I took a picture for some inspiration on this thread. These are authentic and from the late 1800s - early 1900s.


Those are GORGEOUS Valentines.
Old (Original) Victorian Valentines increase in value every year.
Collections of them have become quite valuable, and your three are spectacular!
Thanks for the inspiration.



In a cute little book I have, called "Tokens of Love", it says that many late nineteenth century valentines featured bird motifs, and that Valentine's Day was considered the day on which birds chose their mates. Thought that was interesting, I had never heard that one.

I have never heard that either
Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Z
12-08-2019, 10:43 PM
I love, love, love, Vintage Valentines, so this is a must-do for me! Please sign me up!

Welcome ksj1717.
I signed you up.

Boots
12-08-2019, 10:46 PM
Please sign me up.

Vicki Z
12-08-2019, 10:46 PM
Welcome Boots.
I signed you up

ksj1717
12-10-2019, 03:38 PM
I got excited (did I mention how much I love Valentines!?) and I've made three so far: 1 Victorian and 2 Vintage. I will probably do the 6 for 6 option (plus a hostie for the incredible Vicki Z). Please let me know if these don't fall in line with what you're wanting for this swap.

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Niseyg123
12-10-2019, 03:46 PM
Please sign me up.

CiCiCreates
12-10-2019, 04:05 PM
Kimberly, you did get excited! Love the ones you’ve done so far! When I finish up cards for the fabric swap and the angel swap, I can start on mine.

ksj1717
12-10-2019, 04:24 PM
Kimberly, you did get excited! Love the ones you’ve done so far! When I finish up cards for the fabric swap and the angel swap, I can start on mine.

Thanks, CiCi...It sounds like fabric and angels would make for perfect Valentines! It should be a smooth transition anyway! :)

Vicki Z
12-10-2019, 06:31 PM
I got excited (did I mention how much I love Valentines!?) and I've made three so far: 1 Victorian and 2 Vintage. I will probably do the 6 for 6 option (plus a hostie for the incredible Vicki Z). Please let me know if these don't fall in line with what you're wanting for this swap.

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SPECTACULAR cards.
They are perfect.

Vicki Z
12-10-2019, 06:32 PM
Please sign me up.

Welcome Niseyg123.
I signed you up.

SpottedCrow
12-11-2019, 11:39 AM
I found a great book at the used bookstore with awesome vintage images and I have been dying to get into it !

So please sign me up :)

Vicki Z
12-11-2019, 03:24 PM
I found a great book at the used bookstore with awesome vintage images and I have been dying to get into it !

So please sign me up :)


Sound GREAT.
I signed you up.

Deb2015
12-12-2019, 01:28 AM
I’ll sign up and they are on their way also.

Vicki Z
12-12-2019, 03:07 PM
First cards have been received.
Thank you An. M. Sudyka for being so FAST.
And thank you for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
12-13-2019, 01:02 PM
I’ll sign up and they are on their way also.

AWESOME>

I will watch for your cards, and I signed you up.

AngelJoy
12-13-2019, 06:04 PM
Mine are done and will go out in tomorrow's mail:

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Vicki Z
12-13-2019, 06:08 PM
Mine are done and will go out in tomorrow's mail:

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Your cards are gorgeous!
LOVE the lace....love the images.

I see George and Martha Washington, and Romeo and Juliet, and perhaps another George and Martha, and one I am not sure of, although it seems to be about roses, and contains a poem or quote.......

FAB cards. I cannot wait to see them in person.

ksj1717
12-13-2019, 06:33 PM
AngelJoy, your George and Martha cards are amazing!

CiCiCreates
12-13-2019, 06:36 PM
Beautiful, AngelJoy!

Vicki Z
12-15-2019, 02:09 PM
So many of you are using such GORGEOUS lace.
Perfect!

AngelJoy
12-15-2019, 08:50 PM
My "lace" is actually from paper doilies.

CiCiCreates
12-15-2019, 09:38 PM
That’s just what they used in the Victorian era, AngelJoy. It was called paper lace and was obviously not laser-cut back then, but hand cut, and must have been very time consuming! That’s what I want to do for my cards too, if I can find some paper doilies with a more open look.

Vicki Z
12-16-2019, 12:18 AM
That’s just what they used in the Victorian era, AngelJoy. It was called paper lace and was obviously not laser-cut back then, but hand cut, and must have been very time consuming! That’s what I want to do for my cards too, if I can find some paper doilies with a more open look.


One of our "Paper City" stores was closing, and they had a bunch of paper doilies in round, square, and heart shapes for a dime a pack. I don't know if all the Paper City stores carry these, but it is a chain, and only one of our stores was closing, so if you have this chain near you, you could try them.

I have also seen doilies in the dollar stores, but usually closer to Valentine's Day.

AngelJoy
12-16-2019, 01:28 PM
Those are cute, Vicki! I made some similar ones for the Non Tradtional Colored Valentine swap which I will show here (but are not for this swap! just for other reference, if that's okay?)

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Vicki Z
12-16-2019, 06:54 PM
Those are cute, Vicki! I made some similar ones for the Non Tradtional Colored Valentine swap which I will show here (but are not for this swap! just for other reference, if that's okay?)

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Those cards are GREAT for this swap.
I see they are NOT for this swap, but thank you for posting some great inspiration.

Vicki Z
12-16-2019, 07:05 PM
Cards received from Deb1015.
Thanks for including a hostie card.

AngelJoy
12-16-2019, 07:29 PM
Those cards are GREAT for this swap.
oh, I see they are NOT for this swap.
oh well, good cards

Sorry for the confusion! :D

ksj1717
12-18-2019, 11:42 AM
I was fortunate to find some doilies at a local thrift store and some yard sales (I rarely pay full price for anything)! If anyone would like some, I'd be happy to mail a few out to you.

Vicki Z
12-18-2019, 01:00 PM
I was fortunate to find some doilies at a local thrift store and some yard sales (I rarely pay full price for anything)! If anyone would like some, I'd be happy to mail a few out to you.


That is very generous of you.
Thank you for sharing your fortunate finds!

SpottedCrow
12-18-2019, 02:44 PM
Most of these fun images were cut out from a book called "Memories of a Lifetime" by Sandra Everston.

and of course extra bits like washi tape, brads, glitter pens, shimmer paint etc.

Vicki Z
12-18-2019, 05:55 PM
Most of these fun images were cut out from a book called "Memories of a Lifetime" by Sandra Everston.

and of course extra bits like washi tape, brads, glitter pens, shimmer paint etc.


GORGEOUS CARDS, SpottedCrow.
LOVE them all.

And it looks like one of the cards moves.
THANK YOU for making one that moves!!!!!!!

ksj1717
12-18-2019, 11:32 PM
Beautiful cards, SpottedCrow!

Vicki Z
12-20-2019, 05:50 PM
FAB cards recived from AngelJoy.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Laffqueen
12-28-2019, 09:26 AM
SpottedCrow you have inspired me.

Vicki Z
12-28-2019, 11:50 AM
SpottedCrow you have inspired me.

SpottedCrow always creates inspiring cards.
You should sign up, Laffqueen.
Cannot wait to see what you create, with your new inspiration.

Laffqueen
12-28-2019, 04:32 PM
Ok Please sign me up First one done. The card is constructed from an authentic 1950s school type Valentine. The second picture shows it expanded

Laffqueen
12-28-2019, 04:34 PM
This valentine has a doily and vintage German scrap

Vicki Z
12-29-2019, 10:31 PM
Great cards.
I signed you up.

Laffqueen
12-30-2019, 01:02 PM
Card #3 This one has a flap that lifts up and says Be Mine

Vicki Z
12-30-2019, 01:18 PM
AWESOME cards, Laffqueen.
LOVE that two of them have moving parts.
Well done!

CiCiCreates
12-30-2019, 02:02 PM
I also love the various ways to do moving parts - I’m just not a very good “engineer “ to figure it out. One thing I could share from a book I have is a simple technique used by Esther Howland, who had a very successful business in the mid-1800s making and selling beautiful valentines. She would cut short strips of paper, say 1 1/2” x 1/2”, fold it a couple of times accordion-style, and glue it underneath some little image like a bouquet or a Cupid, and it just gives a little dimension. Of course the paper strip would have to be even smaller for an ATC, but I might try it.

Vicki Z
12-30-2019, 03:54 PM
I also love the various ways to do moving parts - I’m just not a very good “engineer “ to figure it out. One thing I could share from a book I have is a simple technique used by Esther Howland, who had a very successful business in the mid-1800s making and selling beautiful valentines. She would cut short strips of paper, say 1 1/2” x 1/2”, fold it a couple of times accordion-style, and glue it underneath some little image like a bouquet or a Cupid, and it just gives a little dimension. Of course the paper strip would have to be even smaller for an ATC, but I might try it.

Brads attached to a separate piece are, in my opinion, the easiest way to do moving parts, as well as a marvelous way to make a larger card fit into an ATC sleeve.....an elephant's trunk, or a shooting star, or a rocket, for example. One doesn't have to be an engineer, just see what fits on the ATC, and what doesn't and there is where the brad goes..... :idea:

I have used Esther Howland's accordion technique for raising bits and pieces of ATCs, and it works really, really well.
Thanks for the reminder.

Vicki Z
01-01-2020, 03:38 PM
Happy Holidays, I hope your Christmas, Hanukkah, St Lucia Day, Soya, was the best.
Happy New Year.
I hope you didn't stay up too late, and can set aside some time to create art this busy season.

Valentine Day is next month - six weeks and coming FAST

Laffqueen
01-01-2020, 07:14 PM
last one Mailing tomorrow
Happy New Year Everyone

Vicki Z
01-03-2020, 04:11 PM
last one Mailing tomorrow
Happy New Year Everyone

I will let you know when your cards arrive.

Sophie's mom
01-06-2020, 11:31 PM
I would like to join please!❤️❤️❤️

Vicki Z
01-07-2020, 03:19 AM
I would like to join please!❤️❤️❤️


Welcome, Sophie's mom.
I signed you up.

SpottedCrow
01-07-2020, 06:53 PM
Vintage/Victorian cards will mail in the morning :) Happy New Year !!

Vicki Z
01-07-2020, 07:18 PM
Thanks
I will watch for them and let you know when they arrive.

Sophie's mom
01-07-2020, 10:16 PM
My cards, the hearts are pockets and each has a ribbon tab insert. They are going out in tomorrow’s mail.

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Vicki Z
01-07-2020, 10:25 PM
AWESOME cards, Sophie's mom.
SPECTACULAR pockets. Love that each has an insert.
I will watch for them and let you know when they arrive.

Suzi
01-07-2020, 11:08 PM
I have completed my cards this afternoon, so please sign me up! I will mail them tomorrow.

Vicki Z
01-08-2020, 12:21 AM
Welcome Suzi.
I signed you up.
Looking forward to your cards.
I will let you know when they arrive.

CiCiCreates
01-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Here is my set. Individual pics and descriptions are in my gallery. The second picture is a pink foil background, didn't photograph well. It has a ribbon hinge and the heart opens to another image. The last one has tiny paper strip "springs" on the top two images.

Vicki Z
01-08-2020, 04:40 PM
Here is my set. Individual pics and descriptions are in my gallery. The second picture is a pink foil background, didn't photograph well. It has a ribbon hinge and the heart opens to another image. The last one has tiny paper strip "springs" on the top two images.


AWESOME cards.
LOVE the hinge on the heart.
And the spring movement is a good way to get a 3-D effect.
I assume that is the Esther Howland accordion technique you mentioned earlier.
Can't wait to see them in person.
Thanks for posting.

ksj1717
01-08-2020, 04:45 PM
Great cards showing up in the thread!

Vicki Z
01-09-2020, 12:16 PM
Great cards showing up in the thread!

Absolutely!!!!!
Everyone is doing a wonderful job.

Bluevioletz
01-09-2020, 08:33 PM
Sign me up please! :D

Vicki Z
01-09-2020, 09:03 PM
Welcome Bluevioletz.
I signed you up.

TrinaLD
01-10-2020, 12:08 AM
There are so many lovely and wonderful cards in the thread. I think I'm intimidated. Actually, I'm realizing that I need to work a whole lot smaller! There's still time!

Vicki Z
01-10-2020, 12:48 PM
There are so many lovely and wonderful cards in the thread. I think I'm intimidated. Actually, I'm realizing that I need to work a whole lot smaller! There's still time!


Hang in there.
You can do it.

Bluevioletz
01-10-2020, 08:42 PM
Sophie's Moms caught my eye when I was looking in the gallery because I absolutely love stitched atcs. I don't have many but find them fascinating. I also saw all the amazing cards in the thread, gorgeous sets! So I had to join and was very inspired to make these.

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p.s. the 2 on the left have 'windows' that open to reveal something inside. ;)

Vicki Z
01-11-2020, 08:01 AM
FAB cards.
LOVE your use of so many separate elements.
You made paper bits, lace, washi tape, cut outs, text, and images all blend perfectly!!
Is that a cigar ring on the third card? What an absolutely wonderful and novel idea.
AWESOME!!!!!

Laffqueen
01-11-2020, 08:25 AM
Bluevioletz you had me at "wish you were her" but they all are terrific

Bluevioletz
01-11-2020, 09:30 AM
thank you Vickie & Laffqueen! yes, that was a cigar box label that I cut off the sides to add to the center of one of them. I loved the design and felt it added a little pizzazz. I checked back and did consider washi tapes but the colors didn't fit so I cut strips of paper of the color that I needed which means the washi look-alikes are actually scraps of papers. I forgot to mention that the two on the left have 'windows' that open, so they reveal a little something more inside.

Vicki Z
01-11-2020, 10:57 AM
thank you Vickie & Laffqueen! yes, that was a cigar box label that I cut off the sides to add to the center of one of them. I loved the design and felt it added a little pizzazz. I checked back and did consider washi tapes but the colors didn't fit so I cut strips of paper of the color that I needed which means the washi look-alikes are actually scraps of papers. I forgot to mention that the two on the left have 'windows' that open, so they reveal a little something more inside.


HOW wonderful.
I have not used scraps of paper to look like washi tape.
Now I will have to start saving my small paper scraps.
I "know" hubby will "love"that :twitcy:

Oh!!!
Windows that open.
I entirely missed that!
I went back and looked.
Cool!!!!
Cannot wait to see these cards in person.

TrinaLD
01-11-2020, 12:07 PM
Great cards, Bluevioletz!

I finished my first 2 cards. Both have movable elements.

The little girl's book is a mini bound book and lifts from the card and the pages turn. Her image was inspired by images in a book given to me by my stepmom's mom and dad in 1972.

The puppy holds a surprise inside the card that opens. I'm showing the front and back. This has a ribbon and movable tail and name tag. The puppy was inspired by a card I received from my hubby many moons ago.

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Bluevioletz
01-11-2020, 12:26 PM
Those are cute TrinaLD, love how you incorporated the movable parts.

Vicki Z
01-11-2020, 12:38 PM
Great cards, Bluevioletz!

I finished my first 2 cards. Both have movable elements.

The little girl's book is a mini bound book and lifts from the card and the pages turn. Her image was inspired by images in a book given to me by my stepmom's mom and dad in 1972.

The puppy holds a surprise inside the card that opens. I'm showing the front and back. This has a ribbon and movable tail and name tag. The puppy was inspired by a card I received from my hubby many moons ago.


AWESOME cards.
And you know I LOVE cards that move.

TrinaLD
01-11-2020, 02:24 PM
Thanks Bluevioletz and VickiZ. Yes, VickiZ, I do know that. I love to make books and pop-ups and am still trying out different techniques.

CiCiCreates
01-11-2020, 02:45 PM
I just mailed my cards.

Vicki Z
01-11-2020, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the note.
I will watch for your cards and let you know when they arrive.

TrinaLD
01-11-2020, 11:03 PM
I finished my last two. At least I'm pretty sure that they're the last two. What fun this has been.

The shoe has a mouse that can move up and down or sort of side to side.
The baseball/mitt card has a movable heart.

Thank you, VickiZ, for being such a great inspiration for all of your fabulous swaps!

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Vicki Z
01-12-2020, 01:43 AM
I finished my last two. At least I'm pretty sure that they're the last two. What fun this has been.

The shoe has a mouse that can move up and down or sort of side to side.
The baseball/mitt card has a movable heart.

Thank you, VickiZ, for being such a great inspiration for all of your fabulous swaps!

AWESOME!
More cards that move.
LOVE them!!!

And thanks for the lovely compliment.
I do try to inspire, and I am glad it is working.

JenUrebel
01-13-2020, 02:17 PM
Sign me up Vicki. I have 2 Victorian style completed and I think I'll have a go at Vintage this year :)

Vicki Z
01-13-2020, 02:49 PM
Gorgeous cards received from Fandanie, Suzi, SpottedCrow, and Laffqueen.
Thanks to each of you for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
01-13-2020, 10:00 PM
Sign me up Vicki. I have 2 Victorian style completed and I think I'll have a go at Vintage this year :)

Welcome.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
01-15-2020, 12:05 PM
Cards that Move

If you are not working on your cards, better get busy.
If you have not completed your cards, challenge yourself to make one that moves.
You can make:
Fan cards, circle spin cards, expanded cards, pocket cards; opening doors, windows, or flaps; or try the Esther Howland Paper Strip springs to lift up card segments.


I also love the various ways to do moving parts - I’m just not a very good “engineer “ to figure it out. One thing I could share from a book I have is a simple technique used by Esther Howland, who had a very successful business in the mid-1800s making and selling beautiful valentines. She would cut short strips of paper, say 1 1/2” x 1/2”, fold it a couple of times accordion-style, and glue it underneath some little image like a bouquet or a Cupid, and it just gives a little dimension. Of course the paper strip would have to be even smaller for an ATC, but I might try it.

Vicki Z
01-15-2020, 07:17 PM
Cards That Move
Also Known as "Fan Cards"

I have recently been told that cards containing a brad with a flap that spins out of the way to reveal a hidden item are called "fan" cards.
That makes a lot of sense since Victorian fans had so many movements and meanings that there arose a "Victorian Fan Language".
For our use, any bit or piece that
does not fit onto an ATC, and is held on by a brad or pivot, that can be spun out to reveal the full image on the ATC
does not fit onto an ATC, and is held in place by a brad or pivot point, and can be spun out to extend the card
does not always become available, so is hidden behind the ATC, and can be spun out to reveal the hidden image

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=549878
Super Santa has muscles too grand to fit on a card
.....Santa's Right Arm Folds so card fits into ATC Sleeve

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/596/2_img022.jpg
Gnome has a hat too big to fit on a card, so the card is extended to double its height

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/596/1_img011.jpg
Northern Lights come and go
.....Celebrating Winter Solstice, the Longest Night of the Year
.....Gnome pointing upward to indicate the Aurora Borealis
.....Glitter Glue adds sparkle to the Northern Lights
.....The "Dark of Night" Aurora Borealis Night Show is
attached by a brad, which pivots to disappear behind
the trees, since on some nights the Northern Lights
cannot be seen.
......Card shown open. Top pivots down to fit into card sleeve and Northern Lights vanish
.....The Northern Lights are a legendary light show,
and the traditional festivities in Norway and Lapland
are a Winter Solstice/Yuletide must

Vicki Z
01-16-2020, 05:48 PM
Lovely cards received from Sophie'smom and CiCiCreates.
Thanks to each of you for including a hostie card.

TrinaLD
01-20-2020, 01:22 PM
Thanks for the links. It's always fun to see what's out there and play with new techniques.

JenUrebel
01-20-2020, 07:39 PM
Mailed mine on Saturday. Sorry, no moving cards this time :(

Vicki Z
01-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Thanks for telling me.
I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Vicki Z
01-21-2020, 01:32 PM
Cards received from bluevioletz and TrinaLD.