View Poll Results: Which would you prefer--Repeat circles swap or other type?

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  • repeat the circles swap "as-is"

    24 68.57%
  • repeat the circles swap but with a theme

    5 14.29%
  • open a PIF circles thread/swap

    9 25.71%
  • open a PAT circles swap

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Thread: Circles Swap-collage & mixed media~Due July 16th

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    Circles Swap-collage & mixed media~Due July 16th

    Swap Due Date – July 16, 2018
    Signup/withdraw date – Please communicate
    Number of Cards - 3 for 3
    Number of participants – 30, as this is my third swap


    ATCircles Swap --- collage & mixed media swap

    So What ARE ATCircles???
    They are ATCs in the shape of a circle, disc or coin! I was introduced to them very recently and had so much fun making some, I thought I share the experience!
    Here is a link to a video which was shared with a facebook group I'm in, showing just what these ATCs are. She calls them "coins" in her video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfps...kWoNlCW7Z8PLPH

    Please watch this video and maybe you'll be inspired!

    MIXED MEDIA & COLLAGE: Paper collage pieces, washi tape, ephemera, bling, lace, stencils and stamp work, postage stamps, brads, any sort of collage items. PLEASE DO NOT USE BULKY EMBELLISHMENTS--flatter ones only please.

    HELPFUL HINTS: I found a 2.5 inch tag to use as a template, cut my circles from a cereal box, saved the cardboard "negatives" to use as stencils for cutting my choice of background papers. It's a good idea to trace the "negative" in pencil on your background paper then cut it a bit larger before gluing to the cardboard/stock circle base, then you can trim the background paper to size.
    As shown in the video, you can use a geometric compass, a cup, or a punch to get your circles---BUT I HAVE TO INSIST THAT THEY BE 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER. I don't mind if they are not PERFECTLY circular, due to hand cutting (mine aren't), but please do your best!

    <3 If you cannot find a 2.5 inch template, let me know and I will mail you one, if you promise to include an extra forever stamp in your submission to compensate the extra expense.

    International Players: I will send the first 3 players returns without any added funds, but any more internationals I ask to include $2 US or request my PayPal info. Sorry!

    The Cards:
    Must be 2.5 inches in diameter on sturdy cards (no 20lb or copy paper)---no more, no less than 2.5 inches, and have all items securely glued on
    Must have your AFA name and the swap name, on the back
    Must be sent in plastic sleeves
    This is a 3 for 3 swap so send 3 cards (but if you'd like to include a hostess
    card I would cherish it!)
    The Mailing:
    Mail your cards in a size 10 business size envelope (4” by 9.5”) with sufficient
    postage
    Include the same amount of postage needed to mail your cards in your
    envelope, as well as a "reimbursement" stamp if I send you a template (thank you!)
    Include a mailing label of at least 0.5” by 1.5” with your address printed on it
    I will supply the envelopes for returns
    Please allow snail mail time and mail your cards so that I receive them by the
    due date
    The Returns:
    I try to swap "like for like"---if you put a lot of time & effort into your cards I will try to swap with others' cards that were made with the same care
    Once you receive your returns please let me know in the swap thread
    Leave reps (You Rock!s) for players whose cards you’ve received and an
    iTrader for your hostess


    If you have any questions or issues please communicate.
    Please Personal Message me or post on the thread when you need my address.

    If you have to drop out, or decide you'd rather not play, please let me know either by private message or on the swap thread, so I don't have to give you a neutral iTrader.

    And lastly, have fun creating some ATCircles!

    Some examples of ATCircles that I've made, below:

    ATCircle--Remember.jpgATCircle--Things Strange.jpg
    ATCircle--Letter to You.jpgATCircle--Gemini.jpg

    PLAYERS:


    1. prayer_at_night--international-received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...51#post1969251
    2. JavaZarf--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...73#post1969273
    3. Bluesky--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...73#post1969273
    4. pouringdiva--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...73#post1969273
    5. aaeshelman--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...23#post1969323
    6. prex79--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...59#post1969359
    7. Ann--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...07#post1969407
    8. CastleQueen5--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...11#post1969811
    9. katelnorth--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...63#post1969863
    10. nanvan--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...65#post1969865
    11. GALZART--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...85#post1969885
    12. Rosa--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...00#post1969900
    13. NYJunkie--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...06#post1969906
    14. Allegrae--recieved--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...13#post1969913
    15. mrubyjean--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...20#post1969920
    16. Foxglove--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...66#post1969966
    17. Suzi--received--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...78#post1969978
    18. kris10satcs--received
    19. sqeek--
    20. electricdesigner--received
    21. sweetgypsy--received
    22. bunnymthr--received
    23. Fandanie--received
    24. Carolina Soap Chef--received
    25. TerriF--received
    26. heymaggie--received
    27. IrishRose---received
    28. Lara--received
    29. catladybj--
    30. Pamitha--received
    FULL!
    WAITING LIST:
    Carol
    Miss
    Amychelle
    Ornamentations
    Bishopsmate
    Carol
    Syklops
    jo.on.the.go
    Juliaom
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    Last edited by BluSkyHare; 07-17-2018 at 09:42 PM. Reason: due date adjusted-moved to Mail Art Forum

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    This size and shape looks like a ton of fun - I'd love to join, please! (international player)
    Hugs, Sarah

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    Cinlan---yeah, lurk away!
    prayer, you're the 1st! Welcome!

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    Lurking, also....
    Now Hosting Retiform Swap due 12/5
    Now Hosting October PAT due 12/10

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    I think this is in my wheel house.
    Please sign me up.
    ~shirley~ A View Askew

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    I'm in
    Think happy thoughts

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    Me please. I will be happy to send an extra stamp for the template. PM you now

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    Welcome JavaZarf, Bluesky and pouringdiva---so glad you joined!
    Ferretgirl, welcome to the couch!

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    Lurking-I saw this video too Glad you posted this swap.
    With the due date so far out, I'm sure I will join, just want to try it out first.

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    I want to give this a try!! Looks fun
    Being transformed by the renewing of my mind!

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    Ok, aaeshelman--adding you to the list now!

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    Lurking. Not sure if I have anything 2.5 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxglove View Post
    Lurking. Not sure if I have anything 2.5 inches.
    If you'd like to join, say the word and I'll sign you up, Foxglove.
    Then, once you PM me your address, I will send you a template to use, if you'd like.

    (please see swap details)

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    Glad you have you, prex!!

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    My first year of teaching, I pinched a nerve in my hand when I cut 20 ish 8 inch circles from chipboard. It wasn't fun being numb for a couple weeks. Last year, I ordered a circle cutter for my classroom. I'm hoping it will cut small circles for this

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    Please sign me up
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    You got it, Ann!

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    This shape is awesome - my circles are done already, and I don't want to stop! XD
    Hugs, Sarah

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