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Can YOU spell ATC?

That is how we will spell September!
How creative can we all get with ATC's? (Artist Trading Cards) Put them in a tin, create a mini book, get funky!   PRIZES WIL BE GIVEN!
An ATC is the same size as a playing card, 
(2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) you can buy them precut or cut them for yourself.

ATC's can be dimensional

Pocket pages use ATC size inserts

Collages are perfect for creating ATCs

Get your tins with or without ATC cards....

Fabric and sewing embellishments are darling ATC's

And OF COURSE Holiday ATCs are awesome

Join us this month for ATC Awesomeness! Prizes will be given weekly by random drawing to one lucky person.  You simply send a photo of your ATC creation*, we will add it to the blog.    You can submit any day of the week.Each Sunday a prize will be displayed on the Blog.The following Sunday a prize will be awarded. 

You can submit up to three photos each week.
It's not mandatory but we would really like for you to  incorporate AlteredPages products with your ATCs.
*Send …

Happy Haunting!!!

With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would share a spooky Halloween card.  There is a great selection of Halloween collage sheets at Altered Pages HERE!

Supplies for this card!
Card base
Lightning Blot Pattern Paper back of Hoo's Having Fun!
Halloween Mystery Collage Sheet
Purple and Orange cardstock
Stash: Puffy Ghosts, Bling & 3D-sticker
Glue Stick
Tacky Glue
Double Sided Tape
Dimensional Adhesive

I love a lot of layers of papers when creating cards.  You will always see my Altered Pages images cut from then  matted with at least one contrasting color.  Cut background Lightning Blot Pattern Paper and matted on purple paper, adhere with Double Sided Tape to the card base. For this card I cut images from Halloween Mystery Collage Sheet and matted on cardstock.  I decided where I would like to place the haunted house and Ouija image before adhering and attached the ghosts behind the haunted house with Tacky Glue. The Ouija image is attached with Double Sided Tape, then adhere …

Crafty Coffins and Corn

Fall fun begins NOW.
Do you like Paper or Paint or both?    We have them for you!

This standing coffin kit offers two options, paint or paper.  See it on our Website.
We have banners, books and so much more! 

Felt flowers add a special touch to your fall projects.


You hold the key

Hello friends.  It's Robin today with another fun little project for anyone with school-aged children.  I made this key fob specifically with teachers in mind, but you could easily adapt this for other uses.  When I was in school, teachers kept the supply cabinet or rest room keys on a block of wood so that we kids wouldn't lose them.  That's where this idea was born.

If you have ever bought a container of blank recordable CDs you have probably noticed the blank at the bottom.  This disc-like piece of plastic is there to protect the discs until you're ready to use them.  But what do you do with it when the package is empty?  You could certainly pitch it into your recycle bin.  But if you are into upcycling at all, you might want to be a little more creative.

I chose to use the School Rules! collage sheet and printed it a couple of times just in case I needed duplicates for any reason.  I cut out all of the cartoon school images.  There are really nice photos on this shee…

Leaf Pendants

Leaf Pendant by Debi Tullier I love AlteredPages.  I love all of the wonderful goodies they have that can make fabulous memories. Today I celebrate some of the wonderful supplies that I have from AlteredPages. I always do a handmade Christmas. So I can't wait to give these away for the holidays.


Splash Inks
Crystal Laquer with Mica

Join me next month!

Durable Card for Father's Day

Hi Everyone Danie back with my second post for August.  As you know this month the team have been focusing on projects with Fall in mind.........being on the other side of the world we are actually approaching our Spring so it is with September in the Southern Hemisphere in mind I am creating today.

Here in Australia we celebrate Father's Day on the first Sunday of September.

I am going back to basics using lots of papers from the Authentique Durable 6 x 6 Paper Pad layered together for a quick make. This paper pad is perfect for male projects with manly colors, patterns and images which also match the Scrabble Tiles on the Scrabble Tiles Collage Sheet perfectly.

The image of the car was cut from one of the papers, and I inked all edges with Coffee Bean Brillance Ink and popped up the tiles spelling out DAD just so we all know who the card is for and I popped up the car too.

Speaking of cars I am now (as I write this post) about to jump in mine and head away for a Family Reunion t…

Are we there yet?

With the end of August comes the last of the vacations, school shopping, change in weather and we get to scrap the pictures from summer.  Today I am sharing a card, but is could also be a part of a great scrapbook page.  I am sure if you traveled anyplace with kiddos in the car they were asking every few minutes... are we there yet?

Jolee's Stickers
Graphic 45 Secret Garden (Dark Green & Blue Pattern)
Brown & Light Green Cardstock
Corrugated  Cardboard
Glue Stick
Card Base

First, die cut the trees from green & brown papers, then adhere them to the Corrugated  Cardboard with Glue Stick .  Cut a strip of Graphic 45 Secret Garden (blue pattern paper) and adhere to the bottom of the  Corrugated  Cardboard.  Wrap twine around the bottom of the Corrugated  Cardboard and tie knot off to the left.Adhere Jolee's Stickers to the card on the blue pattern paper (road).
The Jolee's at Altered Pages are a great buy... awesome to use to create cute one of a kind cards!

The sun is shifting in the sky

We know what that means! Fall is coming. 

Here are some photos of the gorgeous skies over AZ before we had a wonderful thunderstorm.  

Sure wish we could take away the flooding and bring some of that moisture here or to California where it's needed so badly.   To all of our customers and friends affected by the recent natural disasters, we send healing wishes and peace of mind. 

Since Fall is the topic this month, I wanted to share some projects and items that may stir your creative juices....

This adorable kit includes a paper mache coffin, papers, and embellishments.  plus instructions for success!   We only have a few left, so order today!

The Fall ATB kit can be used on the dinner table for placeholders and makes a wonderful Fall hostess gift.
Maybe you love books, well we have many dedicated to Fall Holidays and beyond.  See ALL of our kits HERE

Since we know you are getting ready for Fall and more Holidays that follow, we will include packages of BLACK, GOLD and GREEN embossing pow…

Nimble Fall Lantern

Nimble Fall Lantern...?  What am I making, a lantern that likes to jump over candle sticks?  Nope!  Although it will have a wonderful warm candle lit glow when all done. 
See...... With the help of my lantern IS nimble in that one month it will help usher in Fall.  The next month (with a few added spooky bits) it is ready for Halloween.  And, the month after that it will work perfectly for Thanksgiving.

Here is how...
Start with amazing Fall collage images found Here and Here.  These are the two that I used, but there are many more to choose from so take a look around the Fall category found Here.  I ordered digital collage sheets and printed them on velum.  If you don't have vellum, Altered Pages can print for you on vellum (and other card stock options) and ship them out right away. 
Next, tear up tons of vintage text pages, found Here. Then, grab a cute glass vase that you have lying around.  I picked this one up long ago from the dollar store.  Begin applying coll…