Saturday, June 1, 2019

June 2019 ATC kit of the Month

Did someone say "Chinese?"  One of our customers, Elizabeth, made a few kit suggestions and this was one of them.  This kit is loaded with so many papers and things for endless possibilities!  Enjoy!!



This is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from a 12 in. x 12 in. double-sided Ruby Rock It - Adoura - Zen Garden
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from a 12 in. x 12 in. double-sided Ruby Rock It - Oriental Chic - Collectibles.  This is a gorgeous navy foiled paper!
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Bazzill Polka Dot cardstock - Sandbox
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Core-Dinations sandable cardstock - Black Iris
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Amy Design Oriental 6 x 6 in. double-sided cardstock
1 - 2 1/4 in. 3 1/4 in. piece cut from Bazzill gray cardstock - Thunder
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Darice - Dark Blue Scales
1 - 1 in. x 3 in. piece cut from a Chinese Recipe book
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Bazzill Luster cardstock - Tiara
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Bazzill Sparkle cardstock - Black Tie
2 - Chinese images cut from 12 in. x 12 in. piece of Best Creations, Inc. - Chinese lettering glitter - GP194
1 - Chinese Geisha girl collage image
1 - collage image Chinese lantern
1 - collage image in Chinese writing - "Happiness"
1 - brass Chinese coin
1 - piece of gold ribbon rope
1 - white sequin flower
1 - tiny brad
1 - clear ATC sleeve


3 in. x 4 in. will be cut from Ruby Rock It 12 in. x 12 in. - Oriental Chic - Collectibles



3 in. x 4 in. will be cut from Ruby Rock It 12 in. x 12 in. - Adoura - Zen Garden


Monday, May 20, 2019

Another ATC for you!

I decided to create another ATC from the scraps that I had left from this month's kit after I had created my first ATC that I posted earlier this month.  So enjoy!  



Friday, May 3, 2019

An ATC for you!

Here is the ATC that I created from this month's "Sow Seeds of Kindness" ATC kit.  I love the fussy cut garden fairy!  You can't tell but she has a piece of folded paper glued behind her to make her pop off the ATC.  The pocket is actually a working pocket and the "Sow Seeds of Kindness" tag can be tucked right inside.  I still had lots of papers leftover as well as the silver charm and both ribbons.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 2019 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

It's time to think Spring!!  "Sow Seeds of Kindness" is our theme for this month's ATC kit.  It features garden papers from Graphic 45's Garden Goddess Collection and wonderful papers in shades of green, yellow and peach to coordinate with everything.


Here is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Graphic 45's double-sided Garden Goddess Collection - Love Grows Here
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Graphic 45's double-sided Garden Goddess Collection - Seeds of Kindness
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 in. ATC Bazzill Yellow
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 in. ATC Bazzill Green Gumdrop
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. Bazzill light Peach
1 - 2 in. x 2 3/4 in. piece of Bazzill glitter Green
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill Pastel Yellow
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill Peach
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill Solid Glitter Yellow
1 - collage image of a dancing fairy that has been professionally printed for you
1 - collage phrase "Sow Seeds of Kindness" 
1 - piece of green ribbon that coordinates with the kit
1 - piece of peach ribbon that coordinates with the kit
1 - wooden die cut flower button
1 - Silver "seed packet" charm
1 - clear ATC sleeve


 Graphic 45 Garden Goddess - Love Grows Here


Graphic 45 Garden Goddess - Seeds of Kindness


Monday, April 1, 2019

April Artist Trading Card kit of the Month

"Hello Spring!" is our theme for this month's ATC kit of the month.  Receive this kit for free this month when placing an online order.  



This is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Prima Marketing's Havana Collection - Chirping News with shiny copper foil accent birds on one side
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Core-dinatons light aqua flower cardstock
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Bazzill pink embossed polka-dot cardstock -  Slipper
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. piece cut from Darice Sugar and Spice pink cardstock
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 2 in. piece cut from The Paper Studio's Whitewashed Fence paper
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 2 in. piece cut from The Paper Studio's Pastel Watercolor paper
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill aqua blue cardstock
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Bazzill Date Swirl cardstock
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of copper metallic paper that has been cut with zigzag scissors
1 - collage image of 2 birds in love that has been professionally printed for you
1 - collage phrase "Hello Spring" that has been professionally printed for you
2 - bird images that have been stamped with Black Staz On Ink onto white cardstock.  Now because they have been stamped with Staz On Ink, you can paint them using watercolor pencils or Copic markers and then cut them out to use one or both on your ATC.
1 - piece of aqua green ribbon with white birds on a telephone line, so cute!
2 - small mulberry flowers; one white with pink edges and one that is green to coordinate with the kit
2 - 1 inch pink 5 petal flowers.  You can attach both to your ATC using the enclosed brad.
1 - silver filigree bird charm that has been painted with Ranger Antique Copper Vintaj Patina. You can cut the loop off with wire cutters and glue the charm to your ATC or attach it with the enclosed brad.
1 - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Long Brad
1 - clear ATC sleeve


Here are 2 different ATCs that I made from the same ATC kit showing you that you can make more than one ATC with the kit contents in this month's kit.




Friday, March 1, 2019

March Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

To the moon and back!  Receive this adorable moon themed ATC kit with any purchase made this month.  This is gorgeous paper from Prima Marketing's Moon Child Collection.  I have also included their sequins and mesh in this kit.  



This is what is included in this month's kit: 
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Prima Marketing's 12" x 12" Double-Sided Moon Child Collection - Galactic Love
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Prima Marketing's 12" x 12" Double-Sided Moon Child Collection - Lunar Peak
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC size piece cut from Bazzill smooth cardstock - Date Swirl
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. piece of Bazzill - Velvet
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of Darice cardstock - Purple Swirl
1 - 1 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill polka dot embossed - pink Slipper
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Darice glitter cardstock - Elegance
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Darice cardstock - Pearlescent Onyx
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of holographic foil paper - Stars
1 - collage image of a moon
1 - collage phrase "Reach for the Stars"
1 - piece of purple ribbon
1 - piece of Prima's star tulle.  3 different colors in photo; one will be included in your kit.
1 - piece of lavender irish waxed linen.  Use this to thread the moon charm onto your ATC.
1 - tiny pinch of the tiny star and moon star holographic sequins
1 - silver moon charm


Prima Stars, Moons and Hearts Sequins



Prima Marketing Mesh with gold stars

 


 Prima Marketing Moon Child Collection - Galactic Love
The 3 in. x 4 in. piece will be cut from this paper.


                                      
                                   Prima Marketing Moon Child Collection - Lunar Peak
                                       The 3 in. x 4 in. piece will be cut from this paper.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Share love today, and make sure you let everyone in your life know how much you love them!!
Here'e 2 artist trading cards made from this month's ATC Kit of the Month.
Enjoy!





Friday, February 1, 2019

February Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here is our February ATC kit that is all about Valentine's Day!  Red and pink are the colors featured in this month's kit.  Receive this kit free when placing an order throughout the month of February 2019.



This is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from 12 in. x 12 in. Authentique Paper Romance Collection - Romance One
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from 12 in. x 12 in. Authentique Paper Romance Collection - Romance Five
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Bazzill red cardstock - Bazzill Red
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. piece of Bazzill Smooth Cardstock - Guava Sensation
1 - 2 in. x 3 in. piece of Bazzill cream cardstock - French Vanilla
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of The Paper Studio pink with white polka dots cardstock - Pink Polka
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Me & My Big Ideas - PL-219 Cream background with I love you in black script
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill polka dot embossed cardstock - Thicket
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of The Paper Studio glitter paper - Blush and Gold
1 - 3/8 in. wide red ribbon with white hearts
1 - 3/8 in. wide red glitter ribbon
1 - piece of red and white verigated baker's twine
1 - collage image of a sweet little girl holding a basket of flowers.  She wants to be your Valentine!
1 - "Would you be mine?" which has been printed on transparency in the beautiful font - Edwardian Script ITC Size 22
1 - applique of a pair of silver wings
1 - wooden heart with "Love" burnt into it
1 - strip of 9 pink rhinestones
4 - tiny pink rhinestones
1 - clear ATC sleeve
there will also be some Valentine themed sequins thrown in that are not shown in the photo

 Authentique Paper Romance Collection - Romance One
3 in. x 4 in. papers cut from this



Authentique Paper Romance Collection - Romance Five
3 in. x 4 in. papers cut from this



Thursday, January 31, 2019

My Winter Artist Trading Card

Here is my ATC that I made from this month's kit, January 2019.  Everything is in this kit to make this ATC or come up with your own.  I would love to see it!!  Enjoy!  Watch tomorrow for the post of our February Valentine's Day ATC kit that will be available free with orders in February 2019.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month 2019

Happy New Year everyone!  Let's start off the year with a wintery themed ATC kit.  You will receive this kit for free with orders placed this month, so enjoy and think snow!



This is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from 12 in. x 12 in. Kaisercraft Wonderland Collection - Snow Crystals
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC of Darice Deep Navy Smooth Cardstock 
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. piece of wedgewood blue cardstock
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Core-dinations Cardstock - Light Aque Large Dot
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Bazzill Cardstock - Bahama
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of light blue glitter paper - Darice Cardstock - Diamonds
1 - piece of Core-dinations Black Prince Glitter Paper that has been cut with wavy scissors
1 - collage image of a cute snowman holding a Robin that has been professionally printed for you
1 - collage image phrase, "Let it snow! Let it snow!! Let it snow!!!"
1 - piece of white glitter ribbon
1 - piece of sparkle ribbon with tiny silver, light blue, and blue glitter
1 - small white snowflake button (there are 4 different designs; one will be included in the kit.  See photo)
1 - silver snowflake charm
1 - navy blue and gold 1/2 inch flatback resin snowflake 
2 - silver sequin snowflakes


These are the small white snowflake buttons.  There are 4 designs and one of these are included in the kit.




12 in. x 12 in. Kaisercraft Wonderland Collection - Snow Crystals
I chose this because I fell in love with the navy blue and white snowflakes.  Perfect for winter!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Another YouTube Video from Sara Evans

Here is a must see video as artist, Sara Evans, shows you in real time how she created her house-shaped artist trading card from our December ATC Kit of the Month.  Hers is totally different then mine, so let's see what you come up with.  Want to share email your photo to me and I will post it for you.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

House Shaped Artist Trading Card for you!!

Everything I used to make this ATC is included in this month's kit, and I still had some pieces left over like the lace and Santa charm.  I would have loved to have added glitter and snow to my ATC, but I wanted to make one from just the kit contents.  So many possibilities with this month's kit.  Enjoy all!!

This is a photo with the front door closed.  But guess who is waiting inside??



This photo I have opened the door to show Santa inside the house.



Monday, December 3, 2018

December Artist Trading Card kit of the Month 2018

Here is the ATC kit for December which is a house shaped Christmas themed kit.  There are so many things inside this kit to come up with all kinds of unique Christmas ATCs.  Just use the house template included in the kit and use the embellishments included to create your Christmas house.  I even included a Santa image that when cut will fit perfectly inside of the door.  


This is what is included inside of this kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Simple Stories double-sided Vintage Christmas Collection - Deck the Halls
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Simple Stories double-sided Vintage Christmas Collection - Jolly Holidays
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Darice cardstock in Jolly Green
1 - 1/8 in. to 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Core-dinations Opulant Opal glitter paper that has been cut on one side with zigzag scissors
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of polka-dot embossed Bazzill cardstock in Red
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Americn Crafts green and red plaid paper #341344
1 - artist trading card size house shaped template (follow instructions on template for cutting and scoring)
1 - Santa image that has been professionally printed for you
1 - Merry Christmas red framed sign that has been professionally printed for you
1 - vintage inspired white lace
2 - pieces of wired light green tinsel garland
1 - piece of hunter green tinsel garland; This is perfect for the top of the chimney
1 - piece of felt pine tree ribbon in olive green; this can be used for the outside of your house
2 - tiny metallic brads; one green and one red
1 - Silver Santa Charm
1 - Silver Reindeer Charm 
1 - Merry Christmas and 1 tree sequin either in red or green (both colors are shown in the photo)
1 - Clear ATC sleeve (not shown in photo)


Simple Stories double-sided Vintage Christmas Collection - Deck the Halls



Simple Stories double-sided Vintage Christmas Collection - Jolly Holidays


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Here is Sara Evans again!!

Please check out another video by artist, Sara Evans.  She will show you the ATCs that she made from our last three kits of the month.  She will also show you what is included in our Ephemera Pack.  I love her videos!!  Thank you Sara!!!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month 2018

Here is the Kit of the Month for November; It's all about Mermaids!


Here is what is included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Authentique Paper Sea-Maiden Double-Sided Cardstock - Beach Sand
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Authentique Paper Sea-Maiden Double-Sided Cardstock - Seashells and Coral
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Bazzill smooth cardstock in Robin's Egg
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Core-dinations cardstock in Peach Fuzz
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Bazzill polka-dot embossed cardstock in Mermaid
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Core'dinations striped cardstock in Light Aqua Stripe
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Core-dinations sandable cardstock in Vanilla Cream (Not pictured)
2 - collage images that have been professionally printed for you.  One a mermaid image and the other are the words Mermaid Cove.
1 - large piece of peach tulle (this is at the top of the photo, but is very hard to see in the photo)
1 - Silver sand dollar charm
1 - beautiful 1/2 inch resin circle that is iridescent and has a fish scale design
1 - a coordinating strip of 8 tiny adhesive gems in a row.  These can be cut and then separately adhered.
1 - a gorgeous strip of aqua sequin sewed ribbon.  I chose this because it looked like mermaid tail scales.


Here is a view of the cardstock paper from Authentique Sea-Maiden Collection

Authentique Paper Sea-Maiden Double-Sided Cardstock - Beach Sand



Authentique Paper Sea-Maiden Double-Sided Cardstock - Seashells and Coral

Monday, October 1, 2018

October is all about Halloween!

Here is the free Artist Trading Card Kit for October 2018!  A Kewpie paper doll with a witch costume.  Cut out all the pieces, then cut the gate in the center and score where the hinge would be (you also need to glue down the hinge sides of the gate so the gate swings open and close).  Then poke 4 tiny holes at the top and bottom hinge on the gate and put the tiny brads there.  You can then put you Kewpie paper doll together, place him behind the open gate, with the moon in the background, and decorate with the embellishments included.  


Here is a listing of the kit contents:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Authentique Paper 12" x 12" Double-Sided Nightfall Collection - #1 Harlequin Quilt 
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece cut from Authentique Paper 12" x 12" Double-Sided Nightfall Collection - Bats
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from a piece of Bazzill Festive polks-dot embossed cardstock
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill black cardstock
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzll Cartulina orange cardstock
1 - collage image of a nakie Kewpie doll, with it's two witch costume pieces, and a happy smiling moon, and the ornate iron gate.  All have been professionally printed for you.
1 - glittery pumpkin sticker.  This would be cut adhered to the outside or inside of the gate. 
1 - Gold German Foil Dresden French Mini Border piece in gold.  Here is the link if you would like to purchase this: 
1 - piece of black Happy Halloween ribbon
4 - tiny brads - these are to be used for your gate.  Cut it out, score where the hinges would be (do this so your gate can open and close), and glue the gate post to your ATC back after you have made your background for your ATC.  There are 5 different colors of the tiny brads; you will get 4 of one of the colors. They are:  silver, gold, copper, antique copper and antique gold.
1 - clear ATC sleeve, not shown in the photo


Here are the Authentique Papers so you can see both sides:

 Authentique Paper 12" x 12" Double-Sided Cardstock - Nightfall Collection - #1 Harlequin Quilt



 Authentique Paper 12" x 12" Double-Sided Cardstock - Nightfall Collection - Bats

Friday, September 7, 2018

ATC made just for you!

Here is my "Oopsie Daisy" artist trading card for you.  I made this from this month's free ATC kit.  And I still have other embellishments left. Great to use for other craft projects too.  I try and also create a kit so that you will over have items left over.  Come by and make your purchase to get this kit for free this month.  Enjoy!  


Saturday, September 1, 2018

September ATC Kit of the Month

"Oopsie Daisy" is the title for this month's Artist Trading Card kit.   It is a daisy themed kit.  



This is what is included in this months kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Carta Bella double-sided Country Kitchen Collection - My Garden
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. piece of Bazzill green cardstock - Lime Crush
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. piece of Bazzill yellow cardstock - Pineapple Bliss
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of American Crafts yellow patterned paper 320473
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Bazzill cardstock - green
1 - collage image of a girl in a daisy patch
1 - collage phrase Oopsie Daisy
1 - piece of cream lace flower pot shaped
1 - silver daisy charm
1- flatback white resin daisy flower
1 - small yellow resin flower
1 - pinch of yellow seed beads and a pinch of some larger beads
1 - clear atc sleeve (not shown in photo)


Carta Bella double-sided Country Kitchen Collection - My Garden


Sunday, August 12, 2018

2 Hot Air Balloon ATCs for you!

Here is an ATC that I created using this month's ATC Hot Air Balloon themed kit.


Here is another ATC made from the same kit.  This one was created by Jennifer McGinnis.  Thank you for letting me share your ATC!


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Here is our August ATC Kit of the Month!

So sorry for the late post to our store blog.  It has been a crazy week for me, so I apologize for the delay!  

Up, Up and Away is the title for this month's Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month.  It, of course, is a hot air balloon themed kit using peach and wedgewood blue colors.  Get this kit free with orders throughout the month of August 2018.


Here is a list of the kit content:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Graphic 45 double-sided cardstock from their Imagine Collection - Up & Away
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Graphic 45 double-sided cardstock from their Imagine Collection - Create You
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. piece of peach cardstock cardstock
1 - 2 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. piece of wedgewood blue cardstock
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of pale peach cardstock
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of chocolate brown cardstock
1 - hot air balloon image that has been printed on ivory parchment paper
1 - Up, Up and Away phrase that has been printed on ivory parchment paper
1 - silver hot air balloon charm
1 - piece of orange shimmery wired ribbon
1 - silver and gold sparkle ribbon
1 - piece of yellow Waxed Linen Thread
1 - clear ATC sleeve

Here are the Graphic 45 papers so you can see both sides.  I have cut the 3 in. x 4 in. pieces from these papers.

Graphic 45 Create You



Graphic 45 Up & Away