Olagato House

November 12, 2008

trading card DIY links

Filed under: paper crafts — morineko @ 10:54 pm

Or, the melding of paper crafts and trading cards. I had a bunch of these sort of links, but lost them.

Here’s a dead webcomic illustrated with cut-up cards.

All You Ever Wanted to Know about ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)–these are the cards you make yourself and trade. A few ballcard bloggers are already doing ATCs, right? I’d like to start making them myself, but there’s that time thing.

Craft magazine’s Stitch & Pitch contest entries including a bag with crocheted-in baseball cards. I don’t know how she did it.

November 1, 2008

a hmmm… linkpost

Filed under: links, paper crafts — morineko @ 5:50 pm

I’ve joined NaBloPoMo, so expect one post a day from me in November. I think I need this excuse to get this blog started once again, especially now that I’m not actively collecting.

For the paper crafts people: PunkRockPaint shows how he made an altered trading card.

I did not know that people are selling zines on Etsy. I’m working on starting a baseball zine (more details to be found in this space) after I got really inspired at the zine panel at this year’s Worldcon. I don’t know if I’d sell it on Etsy, though. (I’m supposed to send a spec copy to this guy I met, although I’ve had his zine since August and haven’t sent out any LOCs yet. Oh, and I STILL didn’t get my Worldcon report apazine done.)

January 21, 2008

not for the intended use

Filed under: baseball cards, paper crafts, postcards — Tags: , , — morineko @ 9:10 pm

I bought a mailbox. All the project ideas I’ve seen for it indicate it should be used with valentines. I’m going to put it on my desk at home and use it for postcards. Heck, it comes with 12 chipboard postcards. It wants to be filled with postcards. (Speaking of valentines, did anyone remember seeing baseball valentines back in the day? I recall receiving some, although I could be completely off here. I invariably gave out the cheap ones with the unlicensed designs. eBay is of no help but there are some lovely albeit expensive early 20th c. baseball-themed valentine postcards.)

I also bought a small metal tin that is also supposed to be decorated with paper. It’s just the right size to fit a small amount of toploaders. Yes, I’ll be storing baseball cards in it. Right now, there are three opened but unnoted packs in there. I will note further when I get some time; just thought people may be amused by the fact the mini flag insert in the Allen & Ginter pack shot out of the pack and onto the floor and nearly into the path of the oncoming dog. My dog likes paper about as much or more as she likes attacking unprotected feet. Don’t worry, I saved it in time.

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