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My First ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)

My First ATCs

My First ATCs

I have been hearing a lot about ATCs lately, and I didn’t know what they were so I googled it. Here’s what I found out. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. They are little cards that are made by artists and crafters for the purpose of trading with other artists.

You can do anything you want with an ATC as long as you make it the right size. ATCs should always measure 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. You should label the back side of the ATC with your name and contact information. Also include the name of the piece as well as information about whether it is part of a series or edition.

I am going to give my first ATC to my mom, who taught me to knit, crochet and sew at an early age. The second one will go to my sister-in-law Lisa, who is also my best friend.

Even though these are meant to be traded, I think giving them away to prospective customers at craft shows or whenever you meet someone who seems interested in your crafting would be a great idea. I plan to make some up just for that purpose, but it may be awhile before I get around to it. I have a bunch of other projects that are higher on the priority list right now.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Lennongirl says:

    I also didn’t know what ATC’s were! Thanks for the info. But I don’t know if I’m artistic enough to make them… They do look like fun though!

    Marisa (aka Lennongirl) via Swapbot

  2. Hi Beth. What a wonderful job on the ATC. They really are fun aren’t they. Your site looks great and I can’t wait to see more!

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