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In Topic: October Hybrid Atc Calendar Swap

17 October 2014 - 07:41 AM

Yeah TeeCee!! We now have a full house!! LET THE CRAFTING BEGIN!!

In Topic: October Hybrid Atc Calendar Swap

15 October 2014 - 04:47 PM




Okay.  I'll be brave and join a hybrid challenge.  :blush:   I'll take December.  lol...I guess it helps if I pay attention to the posts before mine...how about I do July.  :D


So a couple of questions from a newbie:

  • provide at least 2 layers of card-stock: Meaning print one and glue it to a second?
  • Use a minimum of 2 embellishments and/or techniques: specifically hybrid techniques?  Can you give me some examples...just to get a feel for what the expectations are?



Hi Monica, 

The Hybrid ATCs and calendars have a front and a back, so yes - I end up glueing both together for 2 layers of cardstock.

The back usually has the name of the swap, date and my name.    I personally don't usually "hybrid" the back and you have to be careful the embellishments aren't too thick - as usually they are put into baseball card sleeves.

I can tell you some embellishments I've used - on the June calendar sample above, I glued some NJ Beach sand and tiny shells and driftwood to my card.   I've also used tiny sequins, glitter glue, (but Ann is the Glitter Goddess!),  buttons, tiny ribbons, pieces of fabric, etc etc.   I've also printed a few smaller pieces of my card (for instance a quote) twice and cut the second one out and glued it on top of the first to create some depth...

Others can chime in but that's a few of what I've used!


Lei and Carla - hope it's ok to put my two cents in and please correct me if I'm wrong!   :)


There are many ways to do it, but mostly it's to make sure the pages don't tear easily. I know I look through my set from 2014 all the time! I used one piece of cardstock as the base, then another as a mat leaving a thin border around the edge (the pieces were almost the same size). The embellies/techniques can be hybrid or digital. Just remember that they flatter the card, the better since they will be sitting on a base attached with rings to 11 other atc cards!


On Carol's October card above, her card was done completely digital, then glitter pens were used on some objects and the edges were inked. Nothing too fancy, but the effects are really cool!


Great questions! There really is no right or wrong way to do it as long as you follow the sizes and allow for the holes to be punched!



If you talk a walk down the scrap aisle at WalMart you could find stickers (like of flags or stars or something) that would be considered an embellishment or brads - there are shaped brads like stars as well ... just a few more ideas for you!

In Topic: October Atc Challenge & Swap

14 October 2014 - 12:05 PM

Shortest distance ...

In Topic: Midwest Meetup Fall 2014

10 October 2014 - 11:12 AM

Amy and Lei, you will be missed for sure. Wish I could give out hugs in person, but online hugs are the next best thing, right? Lei, you and I definitely need to get together again sometime though; we make a great mischievous duo;)

We do tend to "monkey around" well together!  What you don't think of, I do!  LOL

In Topic: Midwest Meetup Fall 2014

10 October 2014 - 08:13 AM

I can ditto what Amy said! I WISH I could make it .... what makes it hard is knowing what I'm missing out on. I hope you all have a wonderful time and know that I'll be hugging each of you in my thoughts throughout that weekend!!