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Re: Extra Set Giveaway
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969453 by Agent N
Dec 16, 2018 3:11pm
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The set has been claimed. Have a happy holidays everyone!
Re: Extra Set Giveaway
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969453 by Agent N
Dec 17, 2018 7:35am
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Nice to see you Agent N! Long time no see. Except yesterday. I think I saw you at the mall with SidekickS.
Re: LTCoins available for individual trade
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Reply to: #969395 by Jabber
Dec 17, 2018 9:16am
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Missed this post.
My Cat Tracker
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Dec 21, 2018 2:37pm
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Cat Swap has two more spots! Cards are not due until the end of January. It's a purrfect opportunity for the cat lover in you ;)
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10001
Re: My Cat Tracker
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Reply to: #969582 by photopam
Dec 21, 2018 2:47pm
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It's a purrfect opportunity....

😻😻😻😻!
Re: My Cat Tracker
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Reply to: #969582 by photopam
Dec 22, 2018 6:49am
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All full! :)
Sign him up
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 30, 2018 7:29pm
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So I came across this post, and thought we need to ask him to join an ltc tracker. I bet he'd make something interesting.
https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2017/07/07/stephen-fowler-printmaking-with-rubber-stamps/
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969787 by photopam
Dec 30, 2018 8:01pm
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Oh he looks fun!!
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969788 by Linden Leaf
Dec 30, 2018 8:05pm
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I am seriously considering emailing him about it. Probably tomorrow or Tuesday when I can get on a computer.
Worst is he says no. Feeling kinda bold. YOLO!! Ha ha. ;)
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969789 by photopam
Dec 30, 2018 8:07pm
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I’m going to start stamping the back of all my snail mail with various stamps, just like him!
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969790 by BinoBoxer
Dec 30, 2018 8:10pm
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I’m going to start stamping the back of all my snail mail with various stamps, just like him!

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Awesome! I hope to receive some of your mail art one day. 😎
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969787 by photopam
Dec 30, 2018 9:34pm
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Very interesting article.

I looked at all of the stamps shown on the article. None of the individual stamps are better than what I've seen on LTCs I've received. He knows how to put them together, and how to sell them. That seems to be the skill of a lot of people who become famous and/or rich from their art.

He is from Britain though, so any LTC tracker would be more expensive. Maybe we could get him to plant rubber stamps in Britain, so that they will have letterboxing like we do here.
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969787 by photopam
Dec 31, 2018 7:55am
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I want to be in on that tracker!!!
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969793 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 31, 2018 5:04pm
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Maybe we could get him to plant rubber stamps in Britain, so they will have letterboxing like we do

Isn't that where boxing started??
New techniques tracker for making LTCs
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 31, 2018 7:49pm
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10054

Here's an idea for several trackers to be posted in 2019. Participants agree to watch an instructional You Tube video together and we will all experiment and try something new. The main objective is to learn and have FUN!
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969831 by shutterbug2012
Jan 1, 2019 9:47am
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Isn't that where boxing started??

My understanding (certainly up for correction) is that they aren't into rubber stamps in letterboxes as much as we are. Isn't it here in the US that adding rubber stamps to letterboxes started? I know they originally had postcards in letterboxes, but have rubber stamps made their way back across the pond? They probably have.
2019 New Postal Rates
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 1, 2019 9:49am
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You may be aware that rates are changing yet again on 1/27/2019. Forever stamps will increase to $.55 (from $.50) and extra ounce stamps will decrease to $.15 (from $.21). This is actually a cost break if you are mailing LTCs in large flats, which will cost as follows:
weight(oz) - price
1 - 1.00
2 - 1.15
3 - 1.30
4 - 1.45
5 - 1.60
and so on . . . averages are less than we are paying now - how’s THAT for a post-Christmas gift??
Consider buying extra forever stamps before the price goes up.

**The “first-class package” rate which we’ve used to calculate postage for the smaller padded envelopes (typically they exceed the 3/4” thickness limit) will change to a zone- based chart, so that will vary by person depending on the distance between the host and each participant.
Re: 2019 New Postal Rates
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969859 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 1, 2019 9:55am
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Ok cool I did not realize that.
One opening in one of the interactive swaps
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 1, 2019 10:18am
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Someone had to drop. The cards aren't due until April.
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=9984
Re: One opening in one of the interactive swaps
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Reply to: #969863 by dancingpecan
Jan 1, 2019 12:02pm
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And the spot has been taken.
Re: 2019 New Postal Rates
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Reply to: #969859 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 1, 2019 12:27pm
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Thanks for the info, WW! I really need to switch over to the flat mailer method...
Re: 2019 New Postal Rates
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Reply to: #969870 by Rocklun
Jan 1, 2019 1:41pm
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I really need to switch over to the flat mailer method...

Me, too. I’ve been a holdout, still using a padded mailer, but now that I would have to take it to the post office to calculate the zone and rate, make sure I’ve put that much inside for the return trip, and have them putting stickers all over the outside that are not on the removable taped part . . . it’s just not worth the trouble to me.
Re: 2019 New Postal Rates
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Reply to: #969876 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 1, 2019 2:03pm
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I'll probably still use the padded mailers. I will just have to put postage for the highest zone both in and out.
Re: 2019 New Postal Rates
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Reply to: #969877 by The Vs
Jan 1, 2019 2:34pm
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There is a postal zone chart that you can download and, based on your zip code, will tell you what zone all the other zip codes are in, if you want to go that route.
https://postcalc.usps.com/DomesticZoneChart
Harry Potter/Quidditch LTC Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 1, 2019 3:24pm
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Hello All,

I had someone drop from my Harry Potter/Quidditch Tracker, and I wanted to let people know a spot opened if you're interested! The 12 cards are due on February 10, so there is plenty of time to send cards in if you sign up!
Re: New techniques tracker for making LTCs
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Reply to: #969835 by Beetle
Jan 1, 2019 4:44pm
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Where do you find a good tutorial for ltc? Cos I didn't really get good results on a Google search.
Re: New techniques tracker for making LTCs
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969889 by Neoterra
Jan 1, 2019 5:41pm
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Try googling “artist trading card techniques” - videos.
Re: New techniques tracker for making LTCs
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Reply to: #969889 by Neoterra
Jan 1, 2019 5:51pm
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You can do almost ANYTHING on a trading card, as long as it's 2.5 x 3.5 inches in finished size. And in the case of LTCs, it must also contain a hand-carved stamp somewhere in the design. Other than that, you can watch a bunch of YouTube craft tutorials for ideas, there's a lot of interest in handmade cards and tags (I don't really understand that one) right now, so the craft stores are ripe with good stuff for trading cards.

Or, you can simply print your hand-carved stamp on a piece of cardstock and call it done. Sometimes simplicity rules.
Re: Harry Potter/Quidditch LTC Tracker
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Reply to: #969881 by AdventurousAcorn
Jan 1, 2019 6:21pm
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This spot has been filled. Thank you!
Re: New techniques tracker for making LTCs
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Reply to: #969889 by Neoterra
Jan 1, 2019 6:31pm
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Hey. The LTC Community has compiled a box of cards and we have a special welcome letter to send to new LTC makers. I'm going to contact you privately. But I will just need your address and then I can send 10 ltcs as examples to you. I also have a list of blogs that I will message you about. There's many LTC makers that have blogs with photos of their techniques or of their ltc's that they have created over the years. WELCOME!!