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

    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
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite

    Kites used like Prayer Wheels
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_wheel

    Man-Lifting Kites
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-lifting_kite


    Current Participants:
    Let's Go Fly A Kite / Due June 20, 2021
    Last edited by Carole Cadek; 04-14-2021 at 03:34 PM.

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    Current Participants:
    Ley's Go Fly A Kite / Due June20, 2021

    1. JuJu
    2. dbuffum
    3. TrinaLD
    4. Cleopatra
    5. gt0595c -- Cards Received 5/13
    6. middleearthtraveller
    7. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 5/13
    8. Sandy -- Cards Received 5/13
    9. Boots -- Cards Received 5/13



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    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?

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    I love kites! Me please!

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    I'd like to join!

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    Welcome Juju and dbuffum.
    I signed you up.

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    Lurking for now.
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    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.

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    Welcome lurkers Cleopatra and Donnacr.
    You know you want to participate, so make yourselves comfy on the lurkers couch until you decide for certain.

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    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.

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    Welcome TrinaLD.
    I signed you up.

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    lurking for a new swap

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    Please join our growing lurkers group.
    Hope you decide to come back and participate.

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    I would like to lurk for a while please

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    Lurkers always welcome.

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    I am getting off the lurkers couch and would love to join. I have some ideas dancing on the breeze.
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    I am so glad you are leaving the lurkers couch and have ideas dancing on the breeze.
    I signed you up.

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    Let's Go Fly a Kite.jpg

    My Finished Cards!

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    Hey guys, how do I make my pictures in a post larger??

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    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.

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