I've participated in a few swaps in the past and really enjoyed them but during the holidays I was so busy I didn't really check out the site. Periodically, since then I would check it out but didn't see anything that appealed to me. It seemed like everything was an ATC (Artist Trading Card), which I don't collect and have never even really seen.
Apparently ATC's are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized “swap” events or through the mail, in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″. As a general rule, swaps are open to any media, materials or techniques as long as the card fits into a standard trading card sleeve. As I looked around Swap-bot to see if there was anything I was interested in I stumbled upon a Disney Animated Film ATC #1 - Snow White swap. I read the description and it sounded interesting.
I immediately thought of the cool picture I had of the Evil Queen that I took when we were at World of Disney at Downtown Disney in Disney World this past February. In about 10 seconds I had an idea for all three cards and I signed up for the swap.
Today was the last day to sign up and the cards have to be mailed to my partner by August 18th, which won't be a problem seeing as how I finished all three today during nap time.
I am absolutely loving these cards and almost want to keep them for myself.
(Photo by Crafty Chick, Cricut Cartridge: Opposites Attract)
|The Little Guy|
(Cricut Cartridge: Disney's Princess-Happily Ever After)
My favorite is the Snow White card.
(Cricut Cartridge: Disney's Princess Happily Ever After)
I just checked Swap-bot tonight to see if I had been assigned a partner yet and I haven't but I did see that the Disney Animated Film ATC #2 has been released and it is Pinocchio. I wonder if the organizer plans on doing all 50 animated films. I don't think I could do all 50 but you never know.