Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Make your own ATC booklet!

I love to collect ATC cards, but I also enjoy having them all together to look at. What better way than to do that than to display them in a booklet that you can leave out on your coffee table or take to an artful event for
 everyone to enjoy looking at them!

What is an ATC?
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized "swap" events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5"

 I love looking at all the colors and layers of goodies that are stored inside. 

I used a very simple binding technique, just punching holes and threading with some paper ribbon, This way I can easily untie it to add more pages, which I know I will be doing. 💗

I made a short video just for you regarding how I put together this little booklet, I hope you enjoy watching it!

Links to ALL the gorgeous stencils I used:

and my new favorite tool to use with my stencils:

Thanks for visiting! 


  1. What a fun idea! Love your covers!!

  2. Awesome! I love that you added the black and the doodling!

  3. Great idea and a beautiful booklet Sandee.

  4. I love all the layers, and especially the dots. ;)

  5. Great idea Sandee! I've been looking for a good way to store the ATCs from my swap group so that I can still browse through and enjoy them when I want. Might have to try this!

  6. I could really use each of these stencils.. to create a book or five as well.. I love how you will be storing your ATCs.. so clever!!!

  7. Sandee, I love how you used the gelatos through the stencil, but I never heard of heat setting gelatos before - how did you do that? This way it won't smudge? Thanks!

    1. Hi Catherine, I used my heat gun and yes it "sets" the gelatos so they won't smear and you can also doodle over them without ruining your pens!

    2. Yay! Thanks so much for the great easy tip! I have often hesitated using my gelatos due to the smudge factor- can't wait to try this!


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