By 7gypsies

Reviewed for 2009, High School

Artist Trading Cards

Trading cards aren't just for baseball nuts and Pokemon fans. Artist trading cards, or ATCs, are miniature works of art built to be swapped. There are only two rules: 1) They should be traded, not sold and 2) they must be exactly 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in size. What you choose to put on that tiny little card is up to you-- it can be painted, stamped, embroidered, or covered in calligraphy. It can be beaded or punctured with pinpricks. At its heart, ATCs are an excuse for creative people across the world to meet in person or via snail mail. This kit gets teens started with twelve blank cards and a cute tag stock box. (7gypsies, $4.15)