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    Postage stamp ATCs - CHRISTMAS Due: December 20

    Due date: December 20
    postage date for non-Australians: Nov 15
    I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! Mail is getting back to closer to normal but, with reduced international flights, I would still suggest you allow at least a month, if not 5 weeks.
    cards: 3:3 or 6:6
    participants: unlimited
    media: any and all but MUST include at least 1 postage stamp with something CHRISTMAS on it

    I have LOTS of postage stamps and love using them on my cards so I have decided to run a monthly series of swaps using different topics on the stamps.
    short of stamps? Just ask - I have lots on most topics and I am very happy to send them to you. If you need some a little quicker just PM AngelJoy - she is in the US and has lots of postage stamps to share as well.

    future topics so you can plan ahead:
    Jan '21 - Birds (land or sea eg penguins) Feb - Performing Arts (musicians, dancers, singers, actors, etc) Mar - Art (artists, pictures of Art - Classical, native, retro, etc) Apr - Sport (playing sport, sports equipment, Olympics, etc) May - Celebrations/emotions June - Space (astronauts, planets, spaceships - real or fictional eg Star Trek, etc) July - Household items/food (chairs, lamps, coffee pots, clocks, jugs, etc)

    NOTE the broadening of topic for February

    Please include a background for your stamp(s)
    - it can be an extension of the stamp design or abstract, or something in between. Plain white backgrounds will be returned unswapped.

    Post to the thread to sign up.

    PM me for my address when you are ready to mail - if you have an address in Robina, I am still there.

    Due date:
    Cards are to be in my hand by December 20. I will mail your returns as soon as possible but remember, it took up to a month to reach me so your returns may take a month or more to reach you. Please be on time so others don't have to wait.

    Postage:
    Australian players: please include a stamp equivalent to your postage
    International players: unfortunately Australian international postage has gone up to $3.20 so I must ask for a well hidden US$2 or a Global Forever stamp

    ALL players please include a LARGE address label (AT LEAST 2" x2"), I will supply envelopes. Please do NOT send those 3-in-a-row sleeves - they do not fit in my envelopes.

    1. Do your best work - I plan to swap effort-for-effort as much as I can.

    2. Clearly write your USERNAME and the SWAP NAME on the back of all your cards (so you can get fun Rep points) and on the back of your mailing envelope. I am running a few swaps and do not want to put you with the wrong returns.

    3. Please mail early to allow time to reach Australia.

    4. An extra card for the swap Host is greatly appreciated but is not required.

    5. Embellishments are fine. The completed card needs to fit into a standard pocket and the embellishments need to be securely fastened so they don't fall off during shipping. If it is too bulky it is more than likely that the card will not reach me - either because the envelope has been torn and the card lost, or it is too heavy.

    6. Have fun!

    7. I will give iTrader feedback when I receive your cards and will also update this post showing that your cards have been received. In return I encourage you to give iTrader Host feedback to me when you receive your swap returns, and Rep points to the artists whose cards you receive. After all, knowing where your cards went is half the fun I think.

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    Here are my cards:

    Hermey and Rudolph.jpg Hermey and Rudolph

    Poinsettias.jpg Poinsettias

    Singing Praises.jpg Singing Praises

    Peace on Earth.jpg Peace on Earth
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    and the rest:

    Old Fashioned Christmas.jpg Old Fashioned Christmas

    Winter Pastime 1.jpg Winter Pastime 1

    Winter Pastime 2.jpg Winter Pastime 2

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    I’m in!
    Must be Gelli 'cause jam don't shake like that!

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    Wonderful cards, Jo! I especially like the winter landscapes!
    Must be Gelli 'cause jam don't shake like that!

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    Welcome to Suzi and Betsyg

    great cards jo.on.the.go - I especially like the texture behind your last 3 cards

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    Donna - for post #4 I used tan fabric mat board for the card. Occasionally I go to a nearby framing shop and ask for remnant pieces of mat board. They are usually willing to dig in the waste bin to give me scraps, especially if I buy some art pencils or paint. Big places like Michael’s or ACMoore won’t give away scraps but small independently owned framers/art supply shops are usually willing, especially if I show them an example of an ATC I made. Mat board can be a little tricky to paint upon because paint is readily absorbed and paint won’t flow, and the fabric shrank and buckled on the first fabric one I tried because it got too wet. I would think that mat board would be ideal for collages. There is such a variety of colors and textures. Mat board is really thick and requires a mat cutter or heavy duty paper cutter for cutting it to the size you want.

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    Donnacr, I'm very interested but I'll see what I come up with before I commit. Are the stamps supposed to be Christmas themed or do we incorporate any theme into a Christmas ATC? Did I make sense about that? This would be more or less the same question I have for the other stamp swaps you're hosting. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo.on.the.go View Post
    Here are my cards:

    Hermey and Rudolph.jpg Hermey and Rudolph

    Poinsettias.jpg Poinsettias

    Singing Praises.jpg Singing Praises

    Peace on Earth.jpg Peace on Earth
    Beautiful cards, jo! My favorites would be the Madonna/Child ones or Rudolph!
    "And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?" Luke 12:25, 26

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    Officially signing in. I see you have me on the list. I don't think I posted my pics yet, so...
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    "And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?" Luke 12:25, 26

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    Please sign me up, am working on mine now. Lovely cards so far. Jo, the singing praises card speaks to me!
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    Welcome to CherylS and Cleopatra

    TrinaLD - your background can be whatever you wish but the stamp itself must have something Christmas in its design, same with all the other swaps. The stamp design needs to follow the swap topic.

    jo.on.the.go - thanks for the info on the texture

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    Thank you, Donnacr. I've not done one of these swaps yet and thought I'd better be clear. Let me check my stamp collection and see what I have.

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    Iíve finished my cards. They will be in the mail tomorrow morning. Hopefully they travel swiftly!
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    welcome AngelJoy​ - perfect theme for your name, would you like me to send you a lot of angels in your returns or just a normal mix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnacr View Post
    welcome AngelJoy​ - perfect theme for your name, would you like me to send you a lot of angels in your returns or just a normal mix?
    A lot of angels would be nice if there are enough to go around. Thanks.
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