Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My Butterfly ATCs

Here are 2 different Artist Trading Cards that I created for you using this month's Fluttering By! ATC kit.  This first one is using the back side of the Graphic 45 Monarch Majesty paper for the ATC background.  The frame is from the back side of the Diary of a Botanist.   I also cut butterfly off of the thin brass embellishment that is included in this kit.



For this ATC, I first used the solid cardstock and the rectangular piece of the Graphic 45 Diary of a Botanist as my background.  I then cut the butterflies from the Graphic 45 Monarch Majesty paper piece and glues them to my ATC.  There are 12 different 3 in. x 4 in. paper pieces that have been cut from the 12 in. x 12 in.  Monarch Majesty when making this ATC kit, so the butterflies may not be the same as the ones that I cut for my ATC below. 


Monday, May 1, 2017

Butterfly themed ATC kit for May 2017!!

Here is our Artist Trading Card kit for this month.  This month's kit was inspired by the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook and the beautiful bright butterflies.  We are using 2 different papers from this collection: the Diary of a Botanist, with 16 different images, and the Monarch Majesty which is nothing but butterflies.


Here is a list of what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook double sided paper, Monarch Majesty
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in.Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook double sided paper, Diary of a Botanist.  There are 16 different 2 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. design rectangles that will be cut from this paper. (The paper will be cut where you see the brown divider color) See the photo below to take a peek at the paper.
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Core'dinations paper Polar Ice (aqua color)
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. Bazzill orange paper
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations Black Magic Paper, Hermit with tan underneath.  Great paper for sanding to have the tan show through.
3 - butterflies cut from a butterfly paper punch.  One yellow, one vintage music, and one yellow plaid.  There will be instructions included to make a fluttering 3-D butterfly.  I will also be uploading some step by step photos so you can see how the 3-D butterfly is made.
1 - piece of orange waxed linen thread
1 - gold leaf vine ribbon piece
1 - 8mm orange brad
2 - silk cream flowers - put the brad through both of the flowers and make it become a flower for your gold leaf ribbon
1 - brass wire butterfly embellishment.  This is very thin, but can be glued and used for this ATC or perhaps another project.  I couldn't resist them when I saw them and had to buy them for this kit this month.
1 - "Fluttering By!" word phrase for your ATC that has been professionally printed for you.
1 - clear ATC sleeve


You will receive directions on how to make your 3-D butterfly.  These are the photos that go along with the directions, so if you have any questions about them, please refer to these photos for some visual aid.  Once complete you can fold the wings up and attach your 3-D fluttering butterfly to your ATC.



This is one of the main papers that we have chosen for this month's kit.  This 12 in. x 12 in. paper will be cut into 12 - 3 in. x 4 in. pieces of which one will be in the kit.
 Monarch Majesty



This is the other paper that we have chosen for this month's kit.  This 12 in. x 12 in. paper will be cut into 16 -  2 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. pieces of which one will be in the kit.
Diary of a Botanist

Saturday, April 1, 2017

"Think Spring" is our April ATC theme

This kit features beautiful papers in shades of purple that coordinate with our vintage sparrow image that I created especially for this kit.  It was created with one of my favorite flowers, hydrangeas, which matches the 3 in. x 4 in. paper piece.  It's the perfect kit for Spring.


Here is a list of the kit contents:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Blue Fern Studios double-sided cardstock - Courtship Lane (Paper pictured below)
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Blue Fern Studios double-sided cardstock - West Plaza (Paper {Pictured below)
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Paper Pizazz paper - Purple Hydrangeas
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Core'dinations Distressed paper - Chipped Saphire  This is great for sanding!!
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations paper - Valiant Violet
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations Gemstones paper - Amethyst
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations paper - Sandtrap
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations paper - Sassy
1 - piece of lavender ribbon
1 - vintage sparrow collage image created by Lisa and professionally printed on Core'dinations Glimmer Prints paper. (Photo pictured below)
1 - Think Spring word phrase, with a whimsical font, that has been professionally printed for you
1 - lavender purple plastic heart embellishment; matte on one side and pearl tone on the other
4 - round 6cm iridescent adhesive gemstones.  Cut apart and stick anywhere on your ATC


This photo does not do it justice!  This is beautiful glitter paper with no glitter mess.



Blue Fern Studios double-sided cardstock - West Plaza



Blue Fern Studios double-sided cardstock - Courtship Lane


Friday, March 10, 2017

2 ATCs for you!

Here are 2 ATCs that I came up with using this month's cooking themed ATC kit.  





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cooking is the theme for March 2017

Here is the ATC Kit of the Month.  "An apron is just a cape on backwards!" is the saying included in this ATC kit;  so fun!!  You will receive this kit for free when you place an order this month.




This is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook Collection Double-Sided Paper - Delicious
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook Collection Double-Sided Paper - Yummy
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Bazzill Cardstock - Red
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. Bazzill Cardstock - Cold Coins
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. Hot Off The Press Paper Pizazz - Christmas Plaid
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. Bazzill Embossed Polka-Dot Cardstock - Boardwalk
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. Core'dination Cardstock - Caspain
1 - 4 color coordinating collage images taken from the 1950's that have been professionally printed for you
1 - image of a phrase, "An apron is just a cape on backwards!"
1 - Silver Cookbook Charm
1 - Bronze Spoon Charm
1 - jump ring for the charms if you want to put them together
1 - piece of cooking themed Printed Twill Ribbon
1 - ATC clear sleeve

Here is a look at the double-sided paper that is being used for this kit

Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook Collection Double-Sided Paper - Delicious


 Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook Collection Double-Sided Paper - Yummy



Monday, February 20, 2017

Valentine ATCs for you!

I created these ATCs this weekend with our current Valentine ATC Kit of the Month.
Two totally different looks, but made from the same kit.



I love sequins!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February ATC Kit of the Month

Here it is!!  Our Valentine Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month.  You will receive this kit free during the month of February 2017.  



Here is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Authentique Beloved Double-Sided Cardstock - Plaid
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Authentique Beloved Double-Sided Cardstock - Hearts
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Authentique Beloved Double-Sided Cardstock - Vintage Valentines
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from pink Bazzill Paper in Cotton Candy
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. Coredinations red glitter paper in Red Flash
1 - 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. Coredinations paper in Butternut Cream
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. Black Cardstock
1 - collage image of an adorable little girl; this has been professionally printed for you
1 - pink embossed heart that has been punched from Martha Stewart's Embossed Heart Craft Punch
1 - ribbon piece; 1/2 in. cream burlap ribbon with red XO's.
1 - ribbon piece; May Arts Red Adhesive Ribbon.  Great to cut to size, peel and stick!
1 - Bronze Flourish Heart Charm
a pinch of Valentine sequin hearts
1 - clear ATC sleeve (not shown in photo)

Also added to kit:
1 - fancy red and white yarn
1 - Collage word phrase, "Be My Valentine" that has been professionally printed for you.

Here is a close up view of the papers that are being used for this month's kit.  

1 - 3 in. x 4 in. that has been cut from: Authentique Beloved Double-Sided Cardstock - Plaid



1 - 3 in. x 4 in. that has been cut from: Authentique Beloved Double-Sided Cardstock - Hearts



1 - 3 in. x 4 in. that has been cut from: Authentique Beloved Double-Sided Cardstock - Vintage Valentines

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Let it Snow! is our theme for January 2017

 Happy New Year everyone!!  Winter is here in the midwest so I thought why not create another snowy kit this January.  Let the snowflakes speak for themselves.  You will get this kit for free by placing an online order throughout the month of January 2017. 


This is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Authentique Double-sided Wintery Collection - Mittens/Mini Snowflakes
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Authentique Double-sided Wintery Collection - Navy White and Black Snowflakes/Multi Stripes
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. artist trading card in Core'dinations Gemstone white cardstock - Pearl
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. piece of Core'dination Kraft Polka-Dot cardstock with white raised polka-dots.  Looks like snowballs just hit the paper!
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece Core'dination blue cardstock in Oceanic
1 - piece of red waxed linen thread
1 - ribbon piece;  there are 2 different snowflake ribbons that coordinate with this kit; one of the two will be included in your kit, not both.
1 - die cut metallic mini tag
1 - collage image of children playing in the snow.  This has been professionally printed.
1 - collage phrase, "Let it Snow!".  This can be glued to the die cut mini tag
1 - die cut mini metallic paper tag with elastic tie
1 - snowflake ribbon piece either in grey or blue.  Two have been chosen to go with this kit, but one of the two will be included, not both as pictured in the photo.
1 - silver snowflake charm
3 - different snowflake sequins; colors are iridescent white, silver and aqua


Here is the ATC that I created from this month's kit.  


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Here is Melissa Lambert's YouTube Video!!

Great video for you!  She also shows her second ATC from our last month's "Now Showing" ATC kit of the month.  It's so cute and is a must see!!  Enjoy!



Here is a picture of her ATC.  So cute!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry Christmas December ATC kit of the Month

Here is our Christmas themed Artist Trading Card Kit for the month of December.  Place an order anytime this month to receive one of these kits for free.


Here is a list of what you will receive in this kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Graphic 45 Double-Sided St. Nicolas Collection - North Pole
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Graphic 45 Double-Sided St. Nicolas Collection - Be Jolly
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC card cut from Graphic 45 Double-Sided St. Nicolas Collection - Sweet Tooth
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. green paper - Core'dination Canvas Texture cardstock in Forest You can glue this on top of the Sweet Tooth ATC card.
2 - 1 1/2 in. x 2 in. size stamps cut from the Graphic 45 Double-Sided St. Nicolas Collection - Christmas Cheer.  These have been cut with decoration scissors so the edges look like a real postage stamp!
1 - 2 in. x 2 in. piece of Core'dinations cardstock - Scarlet
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Core'dinations cardstock - Golf Course
1 - vintage Velvet Lace Ribbon piece in Poinsetta Red that measures 3 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in.
1 - collage image of a vintage girl holding a Christmas wreath.  This has been professionally printed for you.
1 - collage phrase "Merry Christmas" that has been professionally printed for you.
1 - white ribbon piece with the words "Merry Christmas" printed in maroon
1 - Oval silver Joy charm
1 - piece of Christmas Red wired tinsel ribbon.  Thread your Joy charm onto it and then tie the ribbon into a bow and hang the ribbon on your ATC card as a super cute embellishment.

Here is an ATC that I made from this kit.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Here's Melissa's video for you!

Watch as Melissa creates her Hollywood Artist Trading Card for you.  She also goes over the kit for you.


Here is her ATC upclose!  So adorable how she turn the vintage Hollywood magazine images into the film strip on the left side of the ATC.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Second ATC from the October Kit!

Here it is, ATC #2 from our October ATC Kit of the Month from our design team member, Melissa!  Hope you all enjoy!!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November's Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Hollywood movie stars is our theme for this month's kit.  It features black, red and yellow/gold colors with some vintage images in coordinating colors.  We have included a lot of different papers for you.  Great for creating many combinations for a Hollywood themed artist trading card.  I have had the tissue paper for a very long time, and have been waiting to use it for just the right kit.  Well, this is it! 



Here is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Now Showing by Double-Sided paper Reminisce - A Star is Born
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Now Showing by Double-Sided paper Reminisce - Now Showing
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Daily Flash Snapshots Double-Sided paper by October Afternoon - Shutter Speed
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Core'dination's yellow cardstock ATC, great for distress with a sander
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. Bazzill cardstock - Black
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Now Showing Double-Sided paper by Reminisce - Popcorn Time
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in Bazzill cardstock - Red
1 - Collage images of Marilyn Monroe and 3 vintage Hollywood movie/movie star magazines.  Great to cut apart and use on your ATC
1 - Collage phrase "Now Showing"
1 - piece of tissue paper of a vintage movie film strip
1 - Red Ticket cut from Now Showing by Reminisce - Admit One
1 - piece of coordinating gold sequiny ribbon
1 - Plastic gold star

Here is a close up of the Reminisce Now Showing papers that are being used for this month's kit.

1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Now Showing by Double-Sided paper Reminisce - A Star is Born



1 - 3 in. x 4 in. Now Showing by Double-Sided paper Reminisce - Now Showing



1 - 1 in. x 4 in. Now Showing Double-Sided paper by Reminisce - Popcorn Time

 


Here is my "Now Showing" ATC that I made from this month's kit.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

October's Design Team ATC is here!!

Fabulous YouTube video from our design team member, Melissa Lambert.  Watch as she creates her ATC for you all!  Also, please add Melissa to your prayers.  Her father passed away recently and I want her to know that we are all thinking about her and her family during this difficult time. 



Here is a close up of Melissa's ATC!  So adorable, isn't it!!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Trick or Treat 2016 ATC Kit

  This is our free kit for October 2016.  Come by our online store all month, place an order and receive one of these kits for FREE!

October's Trick or Treat Halloween themed Artist Trading Card Kit



Here is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. American Craft's Halloween Double-Sided Paper - Going Batty. - Love the plaid checkered side!
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. American Craft's Halloween Double-Sided Paper - Spooktacular
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Black cardstock ATC size card
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of Orange Bazzil cardstock
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of White Bazzil cardstock
1 - hand stamped word phrases "Treat or Treat" and "Ghosts go out on HALLOWEEN NIGHT They play tricks on people and give them a FRIGHT".  Hand stamped on white cardstock with Black Staz-On ink
1 - Picket Fence Die Cut paper piece that has been punched from Core-dinations White paper
1 - Collage image of 2 vintage trick-or-treaters that has been professionally printed for you.  This image would look adorable with the children placed behind the picket fence.
1 - gunmetal braided sequin trim piece.  It is a 3 layered ribbon with mini grey piping, black iridescent sequin ribbon running through the center with tiny silver glittered strip that criss crosses over the top.  Just beautiful!
 1 - 1/8 in. piece of ribbon.  There are 4 different colors; one will be included in each kit.  Colors are yellow gold, burgandy, halloween orange and brown.
Some sequin shapes: orange large and small pumpkins, a black cat, a black spider, and a white scull
1 - row of 8 tiny orange adhesive gems in a row.  You can cut these apart and stick them on your ATC.
1 - clear ATC sleeve
Gunmetal braided sequin trim


Just a close up of some of the items found in this month's kit



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Melissa has a special YouTube video for you!

Melissa Lambert does a fabulous job designing for us each month, but she went above and beyond in this month's YouTube Video.  She shows you our online store as well as where to find some of the goodies that I sent to her.  She also shows our blog and what you can find here.  So if you haven't been to our online store this would be a great opportunity for you to take a quick peek.   



Here is Melissa's adorable ATC this month.  Watch her video to see the surprise that is inside behind the mermaid!



Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here it is!  And it is all mermaids featuring paper from Graphic 45's Voyage of the Sea Collection.  I love the colors in this kit!  This is the ATC kit that we are giving away free the month of September 2016 with any order placed from our online store.


This is what is included in this month's ATC kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in.Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Deep Blue Dreams double-sided
1 - 3 in. x 4 in.Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Neptune's Adventure double-sided
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Steampunk Splash double-sided
1 - 3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. ATC cut from Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Ocean Quest double-sided
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations paper - Polar Ice
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations Distressable paper - Spiced Marmalade
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. Core'dinations Distressable paper - Roasted Pepper
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. Bazzill paper - Green
1 - Mermaid collage image that has been professionally printed for you
1 - collage image of 3 tropical fish; this has also been professionally printed for you
1 - Dresden Silver Shell Border piece
2 - different silver shell charms
1 - piece of May Arts Natural 1mm Burlap Twine String; can be used to string one of your charms on
10 - sequins; an assortment of 3 large iridescent white, 3 small iridescent white and 4 turquoise sequins; you can use these to glue on your ATCs to make water bubbles or glue them onto your mermaid.  You can glue them to the corners of your ATC, etc.  
Lastly, one clear ATC sleeve


Here are the 4 papers chosen for this kit showing you both sides of the papers
3 in. x 4 in.Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Deep Blue Dreams cut from this paper


 3 in. x 4 in.Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Neptune's Adventure double-sided cut from this paper

 3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. ATC cut from Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Ocean Quest

2 in. x 4 in. Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea - Steampunk Splash cut from this

Monday, August 15, 2016

Here are 2 ATCs for you!

Here is a close-up of Melissa Lambert's ATC.  Check out her YouTube video in the previous post if you have watched it yet.



 Here is my ATC.  As you can see it was made from our current August ATC kit as well.


Friday, August 5, 2016

YouTube video for you!

Watch as Melissa Lambert, our design team member, creates her ATC for you.  She will show you what is in this month's kit, as well as walks you through how to create her Marie Antionette ATC.  
A very beautiful creation!



Monday, August 1, 2016

Marie Antoinette is our August 2016 ATC Kit of the Month

Our August Artist Trading Card kit is a themed Marie Antoinette kit with beautiful pale peach and blue colors.  I just love the colors of this kit, and I think you will too.  There are a lot of pieces included in this kit so you can use the leftovers to create another ATC.  You will receive this kit free with orders placed throughout August 2016.


Here is a list of the kit contents:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Double-Sided Paper - Royal Gardens
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Double-Sided Paper - Her Magesty
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Artist Trading Card in a beautiful Wedgewood Blue
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzil paper in Pale Peach
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Peach Cardstock
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Light Tan Glitter Cardstock
1 - collage image of Marie Antoinette that has been professional printed for you
1 - collage word "Marie" that has been professional printed for you
1 - paper crown that has been punched from the same Wedgewood Blue as the ATC included in the kit
1 - silver crown charm
1 - pale pink/peach pom pom ribbon piece. You could glue this to the top of the lace ribbon too!
1 - beautiful lace ribbon piece.  Use as a trim piece or cut to make a crown for Marie.
3 - flatback ivory pearls.  Use these to glue on the crown, the lace, or somewhere else on your ATC.
1 - Aurore Boreale crystal glass rhinestone chain with 4 gems.  These can be cut into 4 individual gems and the stone can also be removed from the prongs to be glued separately.  Use as an earring, necklace, or decorate the crown with them.