Monday, December 3, 2012

December FREE ATC kit - Home for the Holidays

December's FREE Artist Trading Card kit is titled, "Home for the Holidays" which is a house shaped ATC. 
Here is what is included in this month's free ATC kit:

1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" house shaped artist trading card template (house shown cut from paper)

      The corners are bent down to show both sides of the double-sided paper
1 - 1 1/2" x 4" piece of Authentique Festive - Jolly candy cane striped double-sided paper
1 - 3" x 4" piece of Authentique Festive - Glistening plaid double-sided paper
1 - 3" x 4" piece of Authentique Festive - Merry holly swirl double-sided paper
1 - "Home for the Holidays" printed on ivory cardstock. You can cut apart and glue it to your house
1 - piece of mini holly or pine garland to make a tiny wreath for your house (2 different ones shown at bottom left of the photo), as well as a mini piece of red irish waxed linen to create a bow for your wreath.
1 - piece of red ribbon to decorate your house (either red zigzag or red sequin piece)
1 - small piece of tinsel twine for your chimney (either silver or gold)
1 - there are 4 different Santa Claus images with this kit; all 4 shown in photo. One will be included in your kit.  This Santa Claus can be cut out and glued inside, outside, or even coming out of the chimney of your house.
1 - red and silver star sequin, as well as 2 green holly leaf sequins and 3 red balls for berries.
1 - foam pine tree (either green or lime green; there are also 2 different sizes) One will be in your kit
1 - bronze Christmas wreath charm
1 - white 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. blank ATC
1 - clear ATC sleeve

Here is my "Home for the Holidays" house shaped Christmas ATC.  I cut out the house template and traced the template onto both of the 3" x 4" pieces included in the kit.  You can pick which side you would like for the inside or the outside of your house.  I chose the holly side for my outside.  Before gluing them together, I cut and scored the door so it would open to show the red and white side of the plaid paper through the door.  I also cut and glued the roof out of the 1 1/2" x 4" piece of candy cane stripe paper.  I also added some glue and glitter to the green foam tree so it looked decorated and then glued the red sequin star on top before gluing it to the house.  I shaped the mini holly garland piece into a circle, and tied the red waxed linen into a tiny bow for my wreath.  Please feel free to send me a photo your completed Christmas ATC house.  Please send photo to

1 comment:

Michelle Jones said...

How fun! I just got back into making ATCs after being in school and working 2 jobs, and I'm so glad that I found your shop. I'm making the December ATC kit and the materials are just great.