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    Postage stamp ATCs - ART Due: Mar 20

    Due date: March 20
    postage for non-Australians: February 16
    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 suggest you allow at least 5 weeks.
    cards: 3:3 or 6:6
    participants: unlimited
    media: any and all but MUST include at least 1 postage stamp with something relating to ART on it (artists, pictures of Art - Classical, native, retro, etc)

    ​returns mailed 15 March


    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:
    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)

    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 I swapped.

    Post to the thread to sign up or you can’t get Rep points.

    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 March 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.

    PLAYERS:
    0. donnacr - returned
    1. Betsyg - returned
    2. AngelJoy - returned
    3. Reinikka - returned

    4. plumhill2001 - received
    5. Cleopatra - returned
    6. Fandanie - withdrew
    7. artbymee - returned
    8. jo.on.the.go - returned
    9. Seascape131 - returned
    10. Vicki Z - returned
    11. luckycat479 - returned
    Last edited by Donnacr; 04-28-2021 at 06:41 AM. Reason: marking returned cards

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    Checking in! I'll lurk until they're finished!
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    I'm in!

    These will go out as soon as I get them packaged up. A series of stamps from the late 1970s or early 80s with gorgeous Navajo weaving.

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    Must be Gelli 'cause jam don't shake like that!

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    Sign me up, please!
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    Please sign me up I'm finished crafting and just need to add labels and send them off
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    Here they are. I'll drop them in the mailbox today

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    Betsyg, those are really striking!
    I love your beautiful cards, too, Reinikka!
    "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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    Mine are finished. Please sign me up!
    I'll get them in the mail tomorrow.
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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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    Love the Wyeth one, Plumhill!
    Must be Gelli 'cause jam don't shake like that!

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    LURKING..

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    Welcome to all the players returning to this series and you are welcome to spend time luckycat479 on my comfortable lurkers' couch - but you know that you really want to play

    some absolutely wonderful cards being shown in the thread so far - I have some wonderful stamps with aboriginal designs which I intend to extend to cover the card.

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    Sign me up please.
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    Here are my cards:
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    I want to join. To those who know me, I will be moving and so I've been very inactive here while I declutter and pack, but I couldn't quit joining the stamp swaps. While I have been cleaning out I discovered a stash of old unused stamps, and I have used a number of those stamps to make these ATCs.

    Art by Barnett Newman.jpg Art by Barnett Newman

    Attachment 220877 Post Office Mural in Pigott, Arkansas

    Attachment 220878 Art by Willem deKooning

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    And the rest

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    As I was making my cards, I had ideas for future stamp cards:
    1) royalty
    2) heads of state or other national leaders (maybe combined with #1)
    3) cartoon, fantasy characters
    4) bodies of water: oceans, lakes, rivers
    5) holidays other than Christmas
    6) children doing things
    7) organizations (such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts)

    I realize that some of these ideas sort of overlap the previous themes of people, but I'm just generating ideas. I have SO many stamps I could do this forever!
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    My cards should go out today or tomorrow. I put the artists names on the back of the cards.
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