Friday, September 9, 2016

ATC base cards

Happy Friday!  What does an ATC mean to you?  I can tell you they are little works of art, with dimensions of 2.5" x 3.5", but what are they to you?  Do you swap them?  Put them in lunchboxes to brighten the family's day?  Use them as business cards? 

Today, I'm using them as the building blocks of an altered pocket letter.  You've all seen them online...and this Design Team has shared several lovely designs with you in the past.  It's basically a collection of 9 little works of art, captured in a pocket page like the kind that hold baseball cards.  You can even find a kit on the Altered Pages web site.

These are just the base cards and I will share the finished project with you later in the month.  Of course, you can buy cards already cut to the perfect size or make your own from card stock.  My goal was to use a different type of base for each one.  So in the photos below, you will find a book pocket and check-out card, a glassine envelope, cardboard packaging and, of course, card stock.  Each one was cut to standard ATC size and has the first layer of design.  Most of the scrapbook paper here is from the Glitz Yours Truly paper pad.

My next post in two weeks will show them decorated and ready to send off to a pen pal!  I hope you'll come back to see the finished project.

Book Pocket

Trim decorative paper slightly smaller than the base card.

Decorated Book Pocket

Shipping Tag

Book Charge Card

Glassine Envelope

Standard Playing Card



Double-Wide Card Stock

Cardboard Cover from Paper Pad

Join us this month for ATC Awesomeness! 
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.

•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.

*Send your ATC photos one of two ways:
Email to:
Facebook to:
ADD hashtag #SeptemberATC so we know you want to be entered in the prize drawing.
Prizes include papers, stamps, art pencils and more!


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  2. They are all fabulous starts. I alwasys enjoy layers and layers and you sure have created them here! Can't wait to see the finished items. Thanks for sharing with us all.

  3. Oh wow loving these. I am a bit old fashioned and like to keep or swap my atc's. I entered this week and will make some more for next week, x then i am on holiday for a few days x