Recycled Treasure Hunt ATC Swap - 2nd Edition Due -July 26, 2024


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Swap Due Date – July 26, 2024
Signup/withdraw date – July 12, 2024
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - Unlimited
Media - You MUST USE at least Four (4) recycled items from the list below on your ATC. The rest is up to your creativity. Please try to use a theme, rather than just slap stuff on a card.

Recycled Treasure Hunt ATC Swap-Second Edition!

We’re going on a treasure hunt. For this swap, please use at least FOUR (4) recycled items from the list below on your ATC. The rest is up to your creativity. Do try to use a theme, rather than just slap stuff on a card.

SAMPLES: (more to come)
Includes 1) sheet music, 2) book page 3) map piece, 4) used postage stamp 5) tissue made into washi tape 6) substrate is tea box - decorative inside which shows on back.
1) sheet music 2) ledger 3) book page, 4) map 5) vintage photo (copy) 6) old tea tag (trimmed)

ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED - Pick 4 items (or more) for each card:
• Food box or tissue box as substrate (must show on front or back)
• Game pieces / cards / score pad (NOT playing cards)
• Corrugated cardboard
• Play money
• Old book pages
• Old ledger pages
• Security envelope or decorative envelope liners or pieces
• Vintage film strips, slides or negatives - actual film
• Vintage map or atlas page
• UPC codes / Barcodes / QR code (from packaging or ads)
• Used postage stamp(s)
• Old trading stamp(s) - ie S&H Green Stamps or WWII ration stamps
• Lists or notes from the recycle bin
• Old tickets – (movie/train/airline/admission etc)
• Tea wrapper OR tea bag OR tea tag
• Paper bag
• Grocery receipts or order forms
• Old sheet music
• Found text / words
• Leftover bits of fabric
• Old photographs (copies are okay)
• Clothing tags
• Vintage sewing notion labels (i.e thread spool labels, needle packs, etc)
• Sewing pattern
• Wrapping paper
• Leftover bits of ribbon or lace
• Tissue paper from shoe box/clothes box/package

Basic Rules
* All cards must be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and must be sturdy enough to earn the name "card".
* Each card must be different. Cards may be similar but each must be unique to itself.
* Send in work you would be happy to receive, created with thought and care.
* Keep embellishments to a minimum. Thinner cards are desired. If you have thick cards, send extra postage for each card.

* Send your cards in individual protective sleeves.
* On Back of Cards - include swap name; username; your real name and location.
US Participants:
Include a Self Addressed business sized envelope with a Forever Stamp (currently .68 cents). Please include your user name and name of swap on your envelope.
International Participants:
Please send your address on a self-stick mailing label (clearly written, please) and include your username. I will provide the envelope.
Please include a US Global Forever Stamp or $1.00 USD. And please mail early – 3 - 4 weeks is recommended.

* PLEASE allow plenty of mailing time! I’m an on time hostess and late cards will be returned to sender.

* If you need to drop out; just let me know. No cards and no communication is very bad karma and will likely result in a neutral i-trader!

Note that this is 3 for 3 only. An extra card for the host is never required, although always appreciated.

Please ask for my address when you are ready to mail your cards. If you’ve traded with me recently, I’m still at Brownsville Place.

Posting in the thread when your cards are mailed helps me keep track. And please consider posting your lovely completed art for everyone to see. It’s so fun to see what others are creating!

When you receive your returns, please leave Feedback (formerly iTrader) for your swap host (me).
It's also polite to let folks know where their art now lives! That can be done by posting a thank you in the thread, or giving a reputation comment, or posting on their profile or sending a conversation / private message.
Note that I include links to each swap participant in the first post to make it easy to leave a reputation comment.

Let’s start the hunt!
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