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    Green Houses Swap (House-shaped ATCs), Mixed Media Collage, Due March 25th, 2021

    Swap Due Date – Thursday, March 25th, 2021
    Signup/withdraw Date – None; please just communicate
    Number of Cards - 3 for 3
    Number of Participants – Unlimited
    Media – Mixed Media Collage* (see note below)
    Theme – Green Houses (a house-shaped ATC swap)

    Several years back, ohhappyday hosted a Greenhouses House-shaped Swap. All those shades of green were gorgeous, and it was such a fun and inspiring swap that I thought it was time to revisit the theme. For this swap, you will create house-shaped ATCs predominantly featuring shades of green. You can include other colors as well, but greens should be the main color. Let your imagination inspire you.

    *Please note that because this is a "mixed media collage" swap, there must be some elements of collage. Cards cannot be entirely hd/hp or digital. Please let me know if you have any questions.*

    Card Guidelines:
    1. Each card must be a house-shaped card, cut from a standard ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
    2. Each card must be original and unique. Please don’t send in cards that you’ve swapped/traded in the past or plan on replicating for swapping/trading in the future.
    3. Any embellishments must be relatively flat and lightweight.
    4. Please send in only work that you have put thought, time, and effort into. Make sure that you are swapping a card you would be happy to receive.
    5. Please make sure that cards have a sturdy background and earn the name “card.”
    6. Each card must be in an individual plastic sleeve (please no connecting photo album sleeves without also including individual sleeves).
    7. Each card should be labeled with the swap name, your username, your real name, date of creation, and your location.

    Mailing Guidelines:
    1. Please mail cards in a business sized envelope, spreading the cards over the space of the envelope.
    2. If you tape your cards together or onto a sturdy background when mailing, please use an easy-release tape such as painter’s tape or washi tape. I don’t want anyone’s beautiful artwork to be damaged by tape.
    3. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your return cards.
    4. If you are mailing from the U.S., one Forever stamp should cover the cost of returns.
    5. If you are mailing internationally, please provide one of the following for your returns:
    a. One U.S. Forever stamp.
    b. One well-concealed $1 bill.
    c. $1 payment via PayPal.

    *When you are ready to mail your cards, please just private message me for my address. If you have it from an earlier swap, it has not changed.
    *iTraders will be given when cards are received by me.
    *Please note that cards must be received by the due date. No cards and no communication will result in neutral iTrader. You may withdraw any time before the due date.
    *A host card would be greatly appreciated and loved, but is never required.
    *Please make sure to leave an iTrader for your host (me) and You Rocks! for the artists that created your return cards when you receive them.

    These are the gorgeous cards I received from the original swap in 2017 (LtoR: many thanks to artists Amapola, Grebricar, and mrubyjean). I hope they inspire you as much as they do me.
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    Who would like to play?
    1. RaineyDay - Received! You Rock!
    2. CiCiCreates - Received! You Rock!
    3. Spice&Nice
    4. luckycat479 - Received! You Rock!
    5. NancyL - Received! You Rock!
    6. Laffqueen - Received! You Rock!
    7. Carol - Received! You Rock!
    8. LeonardaDaArtsi - Received! You Rock!
    9. CastleQueen5
    10. TerryHEdwards - Received! You Rock!
    11. BluSkyHare - Received! You Rock!
    12. Butterbean - Received! You Rock!
    13. locatray - Received! You Rock!
    14. An. M. Sudyka - Received! You Rock!
    15. plumhill2001 - Received! You Rock!
    16. nanvan - Received! You Rock!
    17. Mushu - Received! You Rock!
    18. Cleopatra - Received! You Rock!
    19. Bluevioletz - Received! You Rock!
    20. AliasKateLiza - Received! You Rock!
    21. nonna - Received! You Rock!
    22. majanga
    23. Heathermae77
    24. rhodora55
    25. dbuffum
    26. leydab
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    Please sign me up! I love ATC houses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaineyDay View Post
    Please sign me up! I love ATC houses!
    Thanks for jumping in, RaineyDay! Welcome to the swap!

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    Please sign me up .....I have ideas!
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    Hi! I haven’t participated in a swap in FOREVER & would love to join this one please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiCiCreates View Post
    Please sign me up .....I have ideas!
    Wonderful! Welcome to the swap, CiCiCreates!

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    Could I interpret this as a hothouse/conservatory/greenhouse if I'd like? (Obviously there would be a lot of green... :-) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spice&Nice View Post
    Hi! I haven’t participated in a swap in FOREVER & would love to join this one please!
    Wonderful! Welcome to the fun, Spice&Nice!

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    Hope she says yes, Luckycat! That was my idea as well, and I’ve already made a card. I did think others might have the same idea.
    Now Hosting: RAINBOWS ATC Swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckycat479 View Post
    Could I interpret this as a hothouse/conservatory/greenhouse if I'd like? (Obviously there would be a lot of green... :-) )
    Absolutely, luckycat479! Your green house may be a greenhouse. Shall I sign you up?

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    Lurking for now - I loved OHappyDay's green house swap, but I need to see what I can come up with first. Working full time and my muse has been taking a lot of naps recently.
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    Yas please! I have some fun ideas already for how I may go about this. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiCiCreates View Post
    Hope she says yes, Luckycat! That was my idea as well, and I’ve already made a card. I did think others might have the same idea.
    For sure! In fact, my sample card from Grebricar is a greenhouse. I love how she made the panes of glass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanvan View Post
    Lurking for now - I loved OHappyDay's green house swap, but I need to see what I can come up with first. Working full time and my muse has been taking a lot of naps recently.
    Welcome to the lurkers' couch, nanvan! I know what you mean about work. Ugh. I am happily on a short vacation from work right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckycat479 View Post
    Yas please! I have some fun ideas already for how I may go about this. Thanks!!
    Wonderful! Welcome to the swap, luckycat479!

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    I'm lurking for now, but I'm sure I'll join because green is my favorite color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynsn View Post
    I'm lurking for now, but I'm sure I'll join because green is my favorite color!
    Welcome to the lurkers' couch, carolynsn! Hope you can join us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyL View Post
    Please add me.
    Wonderful! Welcome to the swap, NancyL!

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    I shall be green with envy if I don't sign up! Here is my first house
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