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Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972243 by Rocklun
Mar 1, 2019 6:29am
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Flat mailers maximum thickness is 3/4 inch. That's really thick. I think most swaps are 9-12 participants - that's a big swap now. So even with a thick card it doesn't make the envelope exceed 3/4 inch. And I havent seen an embellished card for awhile. I think some card makers are more apt to embellish than others, like Raven and Housepitality hostess...but even so. Cards like theirs are so far and few between it hasn't been a problem.

But...

I just received one of frog's seasonal swaps back. That's about 21 cards. 1/3 if the cards fell out of the sleeves and were lumped at the bottom. With that many cards loose it now runs the risk of not being evenly distributed and over 3/4 inch thick. That's the only swap were I continue to think a bubbler would be safest.
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972226 by Linden Leaf
Mar 1, 2019 8:11am
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This way the hosts are forced to fold my trading card sheets in thirds so the cards dont fall out of the sheet and become a lump in the envelope.

But you know they will fold the sheet backwards and the cards will still fall out!
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972247 by RIclimber
Mar 1, 2019 9:07am
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But if the envelope is about 6 by 9 inch it's physically impossible for the cards to slide out all the way and form a lump.
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972249 by Linden Leaf
Mar 1, 2019 12:17pm
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But does it remain bendable? If not, to any arbitrary clerk' s standard, it can possibly cost more, be sent back or whatnot.
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972255 by Team Awesome Pants
Mar 1, 2019 12:35pm
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Yes. True. But it seems bendable enough. I have been seeing a lot of smaller manila envelopes sent to me as a host. So I decided to start doing it as a participant. And so far I haven't had any trouble as a host or as a participant.
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972256 by Linden Leaf
Mar 1, 2019 1:04pm
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A small tracker, say 9 cards, usually can work in just 1/3 if a sheet with 3 cards per slot so no folding. Woodshed made 3 slot holders from 3 small zip bags (3”x4”) taped together for a 10x5 or a little larger envelope. The size limit on a letter size envelope is up to 6 1/8” tall and 11 1/2” wide. I have been cutting down some large flats to make the letter size. Plus extra ounces are only $.15 now instead of $.21. Lots of ways to save!
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972257 by Kiss'n Karin
Mar 1, 2019 2:12pm
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I have been cutting down some large flats to make the letter size.

Just a reminder to keep in mind that if you are making it fit the “letter size” requirements, the total thickness cannot exceed 1/4”. The thickness for the larger “flats” is up to 3/4”.
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972260 by Wise Wanderer
Mar 1, 2019 3:44pm
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Yes!!

So the flat mailers need to be AT LEAST 6 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches. Otherwise they ship as a letter
Re: Reuse...why?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972263 by Linden Leaf
Mar 1, 2019 5:42pm
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I came across this site while googling dentritic painting for Beetle’s art tracker — it has some great postal pointers!

http://mailmesomeart.blogspot.com/p/postal-points.html
still time...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 5, 2019 11:32am
there is still time to join the spring craft & swap: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10122
Send by date is March 20.
Two spots still available.
Easter Tracker... watercoloring
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 6, 2019 1:27pm
I would love for a few more to join my watercolor challenge. You still have time!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10127

It's Beatrix Potter, Bunnies and more LTC tracker. Hope you will consider joining us!
Something old something new
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 6, 2019 8:18pm
If you're like us, we have a lot of old stamps waiting to be used again or sent out into the wonderful world of letter boxing.

For this tracker, create something new using both old and new. Take one of your old stamp and add something new. A new technique, a new stamp just have fun.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10172
New babies!!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 7, 2019 1:27pm
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Re: New babies!!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972454 by BrockBrood
Mar 7, 2019 1:36pm
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I don't know if you noticed, but there's a very similar baby tracker with lots of openings happening around the same time.
Re: New babies!!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972454 by BrockBrood
Mar 7, 2019 2:25pm
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Hi! Just noticed that you have posted a “Baby LTC” swap as well. Ours is for a fellow letterboxer. Would you consider joining ours(we posted it on February 18th)? If there is only one of two similar trackers, it probably stands a better chance of getting signups.

Sincerely,
The Thompson Whangdoodles
Re: New babies!!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972455 by Rocklun
Mar 7, 2019 6:23pm
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I did not see that. Thank you for pointing it out. I could make it girl themed since they are having a girl. 😂
Re: New babies!!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #972462 by BrockBrood
Mar 8, 2019 10:27am
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People have been known to be surprised ... just sayin' ... :)
Who loves succulents? Tracker!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 10, 2019 5:09pm
Americana Art tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 10, 2019 8:41pm
For your consideration:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10176

Due date mid July.

DZ
Oppurtunity to swap non-standards
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 23, 2019 12:09pm
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10188

Join this tracker, trade 15 of any random non-standard ltcs. A way to swap those harder-to-swap ltcs.
Eat Prey Love LTC tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 29, 2019 11:42am
Last minute drop
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Mar 29, 2019 5:58pm
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I had a last minute drop from one of my Interactive ltc swaps. The "mail by" date is this Monday, however, if anyone would be interested in joining to fill it, I would be willing to give some time to get a set of cards made.

Interactive ltcs

dp
Re: Last minute drop
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #973546 by dancingpecan
Mar 29, 2019 6:25pm
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You have mail from me.
Re: Last minute drop
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #973546 by dancingpecan
Mar 30, 2019 8:28am
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Well that space is filled, but now I have another last minute drop. Again I am willing to give a little extra time to anyone who thinks they would like to jump in, or if anyone from the other two Interactive swaps wants to make more of the same card for a second swap.

Yet Another Interactive LTC

dp
Re: Last minute drop
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #973558 by dancingpecan
Mar 30, 2019 10:22am
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And ANOTHER great group of card makers... should I jump in and make even more??????
Quilt Blocks Opening
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Apr 8, 2019 7:41pm
This previously closed tracker now has one opening.
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10184
Re: Need some advice on using stencils
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971735 by Angel and Demon
Apr 10, 2019 7:48pm
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Thanks to those who replied - by implementing your suggestions, I was finally able to get a nice image from a stencil!
Spotlight Carves Tracker Opening
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Apr 20, 2019 11:03am
There has been a recent opening in my Spotlight Carves LTC tracker. The theme is to carve something intricate or out of your comfort zone. This means focusing on the carve more than the embellishment aspect of the card (although embellishments are still welcome).

The postmark date is May 15th, 2019 (little less than a month) if anyone is interested in filling the last spot. Thanks!
Ooh, Shiny! (again)
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Apr 22, 2019 10:54am
I'm looking for one more artist to fill up my Ooh, Shiny! LTC tracker. The send by date is May 28 and I'll throw in extra cards for sets that I receive early. I've gotten some great cards in already. Please consider joining us. Thanks!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10152
Lots of room...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Apr 24, 2019 9:34am
Anyone interested in joining my New Babies swap? There are still quite a few spots open. I thought for sure this would fill up fast cuz, you know, who doesn't love babies?! LOL
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10173