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Blonde Designs is an inspirational blog focused on invitations, parties, and good design. We are Angie Gubler and Kristin Rees, best friends, graphic designers and moms.
We are both former art directors at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. 
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kids' ATC swap

Last year, my girls participated in an ATC Swap hosted by Bright Eyes + Blue Eyes. 

What is an ATC Swap?

ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. An ATC is a specifically sized card, upon which a small work of art is created. All ATCs are 2.5"x3.5". Watercolor paper, Bristol Board, or illustration board may be used for the card.

Any medium can be used on the card. Watercolor, collage, pencil sketching....the list goes on and on.

Basically, you can think of an ATC as a tiny blank canvas.

In the swap, each of my girls were put into a group of approximately 6 children her age. Charlotte made six ATCs and mailed one card to each of the other children in her group. Amelia did the same thing--she mailed one of her tiny art pieces to each of the other kids in her group. Bea is thrilled that she is finally old enough to participate this year (the ages are 4-12).

A few days later, the mail goodies started rolling in. What fun it was to receive ATCs in our mailbox from children literally from all over the world.

My girls keep asking when they can do it again! Well, the time as come my friends. I highly recommend you sign up here. Your children will thank me. :)

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Love this idea! Definitely going to remember this when my son is old enough. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for sharing! I've been hoping to sign my five-year-old up for this for years and this year we're going to do it!

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