View Full Version : Let's Go Fly A Kite, Swap Due Date: June 20, 2021

Vicki Z
04-14-2021, 02:03 PM
Swap Due Date: June 20, 2021
Signup/Withdraw Date: June 20, 2021
Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome
Let's Go Fly A Kite, Swap Due Date: June 20, 2021, Midsummer Day

Kites were invented in China around the 5th Century BC. They were used for measuring distances, testing the wind, lifting people and supplies, signaling and communication, photography, and meteorology. Later kites were used for experiments in science and research into airplane dynamics.
They were also used as "Wedding Kites" to take Wedding Wishes for good health, prosperity, and fertility to the heavens.

After the kite was introduced into India, fighter kites became popular. Much time and effort was devoted to affixing sand crystals and/or ground glass to the kit strings in an effort to cut the string of competitor's kites.

In Polynesia, kites were used in religious ceremonies to send prayers and personal requests to the gods.

In March, kites are prominent in Festivals Celebrating Spring.
Their joyous flight and bright colors remind us that Spring is soon to return

* 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 an image, cut it out, glue it to a card, and call it done. Color the background. Add some texture. Add more than one image. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! Please 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. I will acknowledge you and add your user name to the participant list below.
* ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
* All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve.
* All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
* All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If it is created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, or more firm, 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 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 20 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).

* International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps/money, 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 IN MY HANDS by June 20, 2021. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Please leave iTrader for your host ONLY (me) when you receive your returns and please take the time to leave Reputation/You Rock points for your fellow players from whom you receive cards.

* 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 not been in one of my swaps for a while, please PM me for my address when you sign up or when you are ready to mail.

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

Here are some links to get you started:


Kites used like Prayer Wheels

Man-Lifting Kites

Current Participants:
Let's Go Fly A Kite / Due June 20, 2021

Vicki Z
04-14-2021, 05:16 PM
Current Participants:
Ley's Go Fly A Kite / Due June 20, 2021

2. dbuffum -- Cards Received 5/25
3. TrinaLD -- Cards Received 6/16
4. Cleopatra -- Cards Received 6/02
5. gt0595c -- Cards Received 5/13
6. middleearthtraveller -- Cards Received 5/21
7. jo.on.the.go -- Cards Received 6/08
8. mrubyjean -- Cards Received 6/16
9. Boots -- Cards Received 5/13
10. Monroy28 -- Cards Received 6/11
11. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 6/08
12. Deb2015 -- Cards Received 6/22
13. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 5/13


Vicki Z
04-14-2021, 05:19 PM
It has been 80 degrees for over a week.
All the trees are budding out, the ground has thawed, the early spinach and mescaline I planted are growing.
Yesterday it SNOWED, and today it snowed more

But the wind is blowing from the south east, and if one wears boots while running through the snow, it is actually good kite-flying-weather.

Who wants to join my kite flying party?

04-14-2021, 08:16 PM
I love kites! Me please!:jiggy:

04-16-2021, 02:11 PM
I'd like to join!

Vicki Z
04-16-2021, 04:50 PM
Welcome Juju and dbuffum.
I signed you up.

04-19-2021, 11:32 PM
Lurking for now.

04-20-2021, 03:39 AM
You know that I love making cards move and kites are perfect for this but I have a lot on my plate at the moment so will lurk till I have some cards to offer.

Vicki Z
04-20-2021, 07:02 AM
Welcome lurkers Cleopatra and Donnacr.
You know you want to participate, so make yourselves comfy on the lurkers couch until you decide for certain.

04-21-2021, 11:43 AM
Kites are so great. I rarely see anyone flying them here, but when I was a kid, we'd climb the hill behind our houses and fly our home made kites (always from the Sunday funnies!). In other words, please sign me up for this swap.

Vicki Z
04-21-2021, 12:20 PM
Welcome TrinaLD.

I haven't thought about making a kite from the Sunday funnies for years!
Thanks for bringing back some fond memories.

I signed you up.

04-26-2021, 01:59 PM
lurking for a new swap

Vicki Z
04-26-2021, 03:15 PM
Please join our growing lurkers group.
Hope you decide to come back and participate.

04-28-2021, 09:03 PM
I would like to lurk for a while please

Vicki Z
04-29-2021, 06:21 AM
Lurkers always welcome.

04-29-2021, 05:23 PM
I am getting off the lurkers couch and would love to join. I have some ideas dancing on the breeze.

Vicki Z
04-29-2021, 08:09 PM
I am so glad you are leaving the lurkers couch and have ideas dancing on the breeze.
I signed you up.

05-02-2021, 01:12 PM

My Finished Cards!

05-02-2021, 01:14 PM
Hey guys, how do I make my pictures in a post larger??

Vicki Z
05-02-2021, 02:33 PM
Actually, people can "click" on your pictures and the pictures automatically get larger, so you don't have to worry about making them larger.

However, if you want to make them larger, the save feature has a small / MEDIUM / LARGE feature in the image description.

You can change the attachment signature to read small, or medium or large.

05-08-2021, 11:01 AM
Hi! I'd like to join.


05-08-2021, 11:19 AM
I like to have my cards done before I sign up, so here are my cards


Vicki Z
05-08-2021, 11:55 AM
Welcome gt0595c.
I signed you up.
I just sent you my address via PM

05-08-2021, 12:18 PM
What beautiful cards, Jen ~ love the rainbow kites!


05-09-2021, 02:00 AM
Lurking! Want to make sure I have time to make them and send them in before the due date.

Vicki Z
05-09-2021, 11:33 AM
Welcome Lurkers.
You have over a month to create your cards, so I hope you can find time to come back and join the fun.
In the meantime, please join the others for tea and sandwiches on the Comfy Lurkers' Couch.

05-12-2021, 05:17 PM
I would like to play!

Vicki Z
05-12-2021, 05:59 PM
Welcome middleearthtraveller.
I signed you up.

05-13-2021, 10:14 AM
Ready to send!

Vicki Z
05-13-2021, 10:32 AM
FAB cards!!!
LOVE the colors.
I just sent you my address via PM so you know where to mail your kites.

Vicki Z
05-14-2021, 05:18 PM
First cards have been received.
Beautiful cards received from gt0595c.

Thanks so much for including a hostie card.
And thanks for being so FAST!!!

Vicki Z
05-21-2021, 02:01 PM
Kreative Kites received from middleearthtraveler.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
05-25-2021, 12:28 PM
Fabulous kites received from dbuffum.
Thanks so much for including a hostie cart.

05-26-2021, 07:06 PM
My cards should go out in the next day or so. I enjoyed flying my kites!

Vicki Z
05-27-2021, 03:19 AM
FAB kites, Cleopatra.
LOVE the gold metallic in two of the kites.
I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

05-31-2021, 03:49 PM
I would like to join. Here are my cards. I ill mail them tomorrow.

223407 Kite Flying at Sunset

223408 Ooopsies!

223409 Japanese Fish Kites

223410 A Boy and His Kite

Vicki Z
05-31-2021, 03:54 PM
Welcome jo.on.the.go.
LOVE all your kites.
The "Ooopies!" is such FUN' and the 'Kite Flying at Sunset ' is lovely.
I signed you up

05-31-2021, 04:15 PM
Love them all, jo, especially the Japanese fish kites!

I've got two done, two to go ~ please sign me up!

Vicki Z
05-31-2021, 04:23 PM
Welcome mrubyjean.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
06-03-2021, 06:47 AM
AWESOME cards received from Cleopatra.
Thanks for including a hostie

06-03-2021, 03:54 PM
can i be added ..i made 4 cards and can get it out right away.

Ancient Planter
06-03-2021, 10:26 PM
Please add me, too. I've got my 4 done and ready to go out in tomorrow's mail.

Vicki Z
06-04-2021, 12:58 AM
Welcome Monroy28 and Ancient Planter.
I signed up both of you.

06-06-2021, 05:13 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw. I'm so sorry! I look forward to your other swaps��

Vicki Z
06-06-2021, 05:17 PM
Thanks for letting me know.

Vicki Z
06-08-2021, 12:45 PM
FABULOUS cards received from jo.on.the.go.
LOVE all your kites.
The "Ooopies!" is such FUN' and the 'Kite Flying at Sunset ' is lovely.
Also LOVE the Japanese Fish Kites and the boy flying his kite is so nostalgic.
Thank you so much for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
06-08-2021, 08:01 PM
AWESOME cards received from Ancient Planter.
Great assortment.

LOVE the two ATCs with people flying kites at the Sata Barbara Kite Festival
Adore the Blue Mask Kite.
I am keeping that one.

Thanks so much for including a hostie.

06-10-2021, 08:15 PM
I really wanted to make 6 and a host card but I haven't found the time and I need to mail so they aren't late so here are my set of 3, with a host card. Mailing tomorrow (Friday).

Vicki Z
06-11-2021, 08:33 AM
I really wanted to make 6 and a host card but I haven't found the time and I need to mail so they aren't late so here are my set of 3, with a host card. Mailing tomorrow (Friday).

They are all gorgeous.
I am sorry you didn't have time to create more, because the ones you did get done are so spectacular.

Looking forward to receiving the ones you got done.
I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Vicki Z
06-11-2021, 08:34 AM
By the way, I just read a news article about the post office, they have requested a rate increase to go into effect this coming August 2021.

On regular letters, 55 cents increases to 58 cents, and International stamps increase from $1.20 to $1.30.
Not enough to buy a bunch of postage ahead and hoard, but I did get some International stamps, since I have a tendency to sign up for a lot of Donnacr's swaps. :jiggy:

06-11-2021, 01:02 PM
I'm finishing my kites and hope to get them in the mail tomorrow - Monday at the latest.

Vicki Z
06-11-2021, 05:54 PM
I'm finishing my kites and hope to get them in the mail tomorrow - Monday at the latest.

I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Vicki Z
06-13-2021, 11:11 AM
FABULOUS cards received from Monroy28.

LOVE your layering on the cloud cards.
The gorgeous kite background is so perfect.
The polka dot clouds are great.
The kite sparkles and twisted color tail strings are the best.
And did I mention I love the layering.

Cool flying around the world cards
Thanks for including a hostie card.

06-15-2021, 02:17 PM
My kites are on the way today .

Vicki Z
06-17-2021, 03:17 PM
FABULOUS KITES received from mruyjean.
GOSH, these kite cards are AWESOME!!!!!

Thanks so much for including a hostie.

Vicki Z
06-19-2021, 10:31 PM
FABULOUS KITES received from TrinaLD.
Thanks for including a hostie card.

06-22-2021, 02:16 PM
I can't wait for returns!

Vicki Z
06-22-2021, 02:23 PM
Final set of cards has been received.
I have finished sorting, and returns will be in the mail shortly.