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Re: New tracker - Derek Yaniger art
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969921 by Topcollector
Jan 2, 2019 2:18pm
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I just checked it again. Works fine for me. Just in case:

http://www.derekart.com/illustration.html
Re: New techniques tracker for making LTCs
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969901 by Neoterra
Jan 2, 2019 2:20pm
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Don't wait too long! Carve a couple practice stamps and then jump right in! Unless the tracker says something like "bring your A-Game" or "for experienced LTCers", we would welcome anything you create. Even the simplest stamp looks good with some colored ink or background paper; not everyone goes nuts with the techniques every time.
Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 3, 2019 10:45am
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I've heard about the flat mailers. These are cheaper than using bubble mailers. What exactly are flat mailers and where do I get them?
Re: Flat Mailer
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Reply to: #969951 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 3, 2019 11:15am
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Flat mailers are manila envelopes. They come in a few different sizes. The binder page of LTCs can be folded in 3rds. The cards don't fall out of the binder page and clump in the envelope when you use this folding technique. :-)
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969951 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 3, 2019 11:19am
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I've bought them at OfficeMax, but also seen them at Meijer and WalMart in the school and office supply section, probably called "document mailer". Just need a 9x12 or so if you want to put a trading card binder page in it. I also frequently use a 5x7 one. Some people remove the metal grommet, I just tape over it. The postage seems to be the same regardless of whether it's large or small, but definitely cheaper than a bubble mailer!
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969954 by Linden Leaf
Jan 3, 2019 11:23am
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Flat mailers are manila envelopes. They come in a few different sizes.

Okay, I've got some of those. I've actually used one once for an LTC tracker. I just didn't know that I was using "flats".
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969951 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 3, 2019 11:27am
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I think most of us use a 9x12 manila envelope, covered with clear tape to make it reusable, and slip in a 9-up trading card sleeve. The pockets can each hold 1 or 2 finished cards in individual sleeves if there aren't thick embellishments.

I have also used a regular #10 business envelope when the swap is for 9 or fewer cards. A 9-up sleeve will tri-fold and fit inside. I also include a self-addressed stamped envelope (sase) because I don't expect the host to reuse the original one. Always be sure and follow the swap host's preferences if they are stated.

I cut the binding edge (three hole punched tab) off the 9-up sleeve to save room. I also almost never use individual sleeves anymore unless I feel something might get damaged like an applique or embossed area. I never use glitter, but really appreciate it when someone who uses it puts their card into a sleeve.
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969951 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 3, 2019 7:32pm
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I just used a cardboard envelope mailer, and since I didn't need it protected, it cut the price from $3.50 to $1.48. It's the 5x7 or whatever size we normally use in bubble mailers. It uses non-machinable stamps (the blue butterfly).
Help?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 4, 2019 10:17am
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=8305

The previous link is for the tracker "Welcome to ltc's". It's for LTC makers who would like to be contacted when we need more postage or LTCs for newbies.

We've had an influx of new LTC makers this past year. And just this week alone I have sent out three welcome packages. I have enough postage for 8 more welcome packages. I am also in need of more ltc's.

If you would like to participate in the welcome package please sign up to the tracker. I will be sending out an email in the next couple days begging for some postage and ltc's. :-)
Re: Help?
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Reply to: #969991 by Linden Leaf
Jan 4, 2019 10:59am
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Thanks, I'm one of them. I'll contribute back when I'm less of a nube lol
Re: Flat Mailer
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Reply to: #969954 by Linden Leaf
Jan 4, 2019 5:18pm
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I finally broke down and made a flat mailer tonight. Even though I find them kind of a pain to use, I've been spending $7 for each swap I'm in because I've been using padded envelopes. That adds up quickly when you're in multiple swaps.
Re: Flat Mailer
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Reply to: #970002 by Rocklun
Jan 4, 2019 7:32pm
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I finally broke down and made a flat mailer tonight. Even though I find them kind of a pain to use . . .

I don't like them much either, but the whole taping thing drives me nuts! And they often still come back barely usable. So when I use the large flat envelopes, I skip all the hassle of trying to make them re-usable. I just address and stamp the plain envelope, and enclose a second stamped, self-addressed envelope folded in half. It usually doesn't add any more weight than all the tape. Easy, peasy . . .
Re: Flat Mailer
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Reply to: #970021 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 5, 2019 7:19am
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So when I use the large flat envelopes, I skip all the hassle of trying to make them re-usable.

I like that idea a lot!! Thanks, WW!! :^)
Re: Flat Mailer
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Reply to: #970044 by Rocklun
Jan 5, 2019 2:56pm
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I buy the flat mailers at the Dollar Tree. They used to have them 7 for $1 but now they are 5 for $1. Much cheaper than Target and I don't worry about having to tape them up. I just pop them in the recycle bin when I am done with them.

Patty
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970064 by Jaybirders
Jan 6, 2019 9:36am
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Good to know! Thanks, Patty!
New ltc tracker-be my valentine!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 6, 2019 4:07pm
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10072

6 spots in my recently listed, first time hosting ltc tracker. The theme is pretty open. Have fun! Please don't be afraid by my new status, I will be vigilant! I am entirely too excited about ltc's!
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970064 by Jaybirders
Jan 7, 2019 7:26am
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That's one thing I do miss in Alaska...no dollar stores...
Spotlight Carves Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 8, 2019 1:12pm
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Just listed a Spotlight Carves LTC Swap.

That's right, a swap that is all about the carve. While embellishments are still welcome, this swap is designed to focus on the carve and challenge yourself. Maybe there's that one intricate stamp you've been dying to carve. Maybe you want to try some lettering to carve your favorite quote. No matter what the carve is, make it something you are proud of!

Cards should be postmarked by May 15th. Contact me with any questions.
2 Spots available in Childhood Pet tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 9, 2019 9:58am
Send-by date is Feb. 1st, but it's a small tracker (you only have to make 6 cards) and recycled stamps are allowed, so there is still enough time (3 weeks +) to participate. Everyone welcome, and return postage is free!
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10056
Too Many LTCs Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 9, 2019 1:36pm
If this is of interest to you, I have just created a new tracker for those of us with excess LTCs.

Here: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10078

Patty (Jaybirders)
Re: Spotlight Carves Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970148 by Agent N
Jan 9, 2019 2:51pm
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Wow! That filled fast. Loving all the new hosts/trackers.
Calling book worms!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 9, 2019 3:49pm
If you're interested in making a LTC related to your favorite book or just one that you fancy then consider joining my Books! Books! Books! tracker
Mardi Gras Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 13, 2019 8:15am
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Don't be scared, this tracker is easy!
I have pasted a link, and some are quite cheesy!
But this will be a fun lil set!
So join the tracker, you won't regret!

Tehehehehe
Lindsey

https://www.google.com/search?q=mardi+gras+mask+clipart&tbm=isch
Snoopy's Sidekick just listed
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 13, 2019 2:28pm
It's been a while, but I just listed this tracker:

Snoopy's Sidekick

Jiffy
Re: Mardi Gras Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970266 by jlsd0218
Jan 14, 2019 8:18am
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You twisted my arm
Re: Mardi Gras Tracker
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Reply to: #970299 by crosscresent
Jan 14, 2019 8:22am
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Whaaat???!!! You are back?? Well back for this swap at least? !!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!! *happy dance* I want to see your name in more swaps. ;-)
Well i feel dumb lol
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 14, 2019 11:33am
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Just spent all morning combing over all my new ltcs, getting all my finds logged in aq, can't figure out why my aq Number of ltcs will not match how many I have...two of them come up as "postal" and I have in fact logged them. Also, I have one that doesn't have an aq Number. It is her diviness by waves and waterfalls. Its a Bette midler mermaid. Any help?
Re: Well i feel dumb lol
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Reply to: #970311 by Neoterra
Jan 14, 2019 12:12pm
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I don’t have a specific answer for you but I’ve found you can get better responses to things like this by posting questions directly to the tracker itself.

Welcome to LTCs!
😄
Re: Well i feel dumb lol
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970311 by Neoterra
Jan 14, 2019 12:31pm
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Message Waves and Waterfalls directly.
Re: Well i feel dumb lol
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970313 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 14, 2019 12:47pm
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Thanks, I'm new and each one I get is "my prescious" lol