ATC Making Starter Kit with Template & Instructions, artist trading cards, DIY, make your own

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+ $2.41 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from Canada

Made in Mississauga, Canada

Item details

Great for anyone wanting to try their hand at making the mini artworks known as Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), or Art Cards, Editions and Originals (ACEOs).

ATCs and ACEOs can be any media, but are always 2.5 by 3.5 inches (6.35 by 8.89 cm).
Use your favourite media (collage, paint, drawing, etc.) to create your cards. Fun for all skill levels!

Why do they have two names?

ATC - Artist Trading Card, implies the finished card should be traded or given away, not sold
ACEO - many artists DO sell their cards, so they refer to them as Art Cards, Editions and Originals

Kit includes:

- instructions
- 10 ATC blanks
- sturdy ATC template for tracing and cutting your own
- selection of paper scraps and found items for use in collage
- 10 individual plastic storage sleeves
- 1 9-slot 3 hole (to fit 3-ring binder) plastic storage page
- 1 finished ACEO made by me, to start your collection (each is different!)

This kit I put together includes instructions written by me, a selection of ATC blanks cut by me from various papers and other backgrounds, including cardstock, watercolor paper, cork, and felt.

Select your main color preference above to get a majority of your blanks in shades of the selected color, or select 'color mix' for a random mix of colors.

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from Canada
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All items will be carefully packaged, bubble enveloped, and prettily wrapped within for that special touch. That way they are a treat for you to open, or ready to give as a gift.

I ship through standard Canada Post. If you require anything additional - faster shipping, or tracking number, for example, please let me know. Additional costs may apply.

Additional costs such as applicable border duties are to be paid by the buyer.

I will do my best to ship within 3 days of receiving payment. I will contact you in the event of any delay.

Shipping times vary with Canada Post - sometimes things arrive in under a week from when they were mailed, sometimes it can take 2 weeks from date of mailing. It can be slower in December. Please keep this in mind and order gifts early.

If the order is a custom item or made to order, then it may be longer. I will estimate length of time when discussing the order with you.

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Payment needs to be made within 4 days of purchase or I will cancel the transaction. I accept Paypal, which enables you to use a credit card or your Paypal account. You do not need a Paypal account to pay with a credit card through Paypal.

Also, payment must be made before I will pack and ship your purchase.

You have the option of paying immediately after checkout, or of waiting for me to send you an invoice.

If for some reason any applicable discounts (coupon codes, sales) are not automatically calculated in your invoiced amount, I will refund the difference via paypal.

Commissions: A *non-refundable* 50% deposit will be requested before beginning commissions. The balance will be due before shipment of the completed piece.

Returns & exchanges

I cannot accept returns or exchanges for aesthetic issues. Your computer screen may not show the work in fully accurate colour, despite my best efforts to photograph accurately.

If your purchase is damaged when it arrives, or breaks within 30 days of receipt, please convo me and I will address these issues, including repairs, replacements, exchanges and returns. I would like my customers to be happy!

If you are unsatisfied for another reason, please discuss it with me.

Refunds and exchanges will not be issued if the item is not returned. Sorry, but I cannot refund shipping costs or duties.

If your purchase does not arrive in a reasonable amount of time, please contact me. If it has been much longer than it should have, I will offer to send a replacement at no additional charge.

Additional policies

You may see an item in my shop that you would like done slightly differently. In that case, please contact me to discuss a custom order. I would be delighted to help.

I would also be pleased to discuss wholesale orders.

My items are made in a smoke-free environment.