Sunday, March 24, 2013


   I’ve seen the letters ATC around and about crafting blogs for a long time, but I wasn’t sure what it stood for so I googled it. According to Wikipedia, “ATC or Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards, 212 by 312 inches.”  A size that, in my mind, is not intimidating. You can trade them and collect them just like baseball cards. Fun! I was geared up to do something for Easter so I thought I could try making an Easter/spring themed ATC. In my Craft Ideas folder I had a template for an ATC size Swing card that I downloaded from Penny Wessenauer a long time ago.
   I used the little rabbit holding the balloon that's in the Give a Hoot cartridge. I free hand cut the balloons in various sizes, used an unraveled piece of Sugar and Spice yarn for the balloon strings, placed Washi tape on either side  where the center square folds back and forth and made grass by snipping a strip of green cardstock here and there and then fluffing it a little. I added a couple of flower brads for another touch of spring time color.

When it’s opened flat out it measures 3.5 x 3.5
When the card is folded, it measures 2.5 x 3.5

When it's folded open the center can swing
showing both sides.
I'm going to enter this in the following challenges this week. (I'm slipping in under the wire of a couple, but I had got to babysit the GBs this weekend and just got back into town)


  1. How adorable! I've never heard of the ATC's before. You did a fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  2. What a fun card. Thanks for playing along with FCCB.

  3. Very fun and cute swing card! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!

  4. This is great, I love the style of card you chose to make, and surper cute images, too! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  5. What a great idea ATC !! Love your little bunny holding a balloon how sweet !! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB .

  6. What a adorable little card!! Love the bunny! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. This is absolutely adorable!! I love the design and the cuts you used!! What a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Little Scrap Pieces DT

  8. What a fun card - and such a clever design! I especially like the sweet little bunny holding onto his balloon!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  9. What a really cool design! Cute cuts and pretty colors!

    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap Pieces!

  10. OMGosh this is adorable! I love the scene when your ATC is closed, and I love the scene when it is open! How cute!!! Such a clever design! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting;-)

  11. wow love those balloons! Super cute. Thanks so much for joining the LSP Challenge. Karen

  12. Super cute, such a fun design! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  13. This is so cute I just love all the colors you used.
    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap pieces.
    LSP--DT member
    DIANA L.