Hummingbird ATC Card – a Craft Fail of Sorts

Well, my ATC journey continues with a semi craft fail.  My plan was to create an ATC with this image of a hummingbird I had saved in my stash. This was originally from an envelope I had gotten in the mail for a wildlife organization.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with […]

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Singing Cat Maestro ATC Card

One of the challenges with designing an ATC card is coming up with a design for such a small canvas. I’ve started out all my ATCs thus far with an image that I found interesting, whether a person or animal, and wanted to build a card around it.  But for this cat maestro ATC, I started with […]

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Bird Napkin ATC Cards

One nice thing about doing ATC cards is that I get to experiment on a less intimidating, smaller scale than I would be if working in another medium.  Case in point – my recent foray into working with paper napkins. I have had these Punch Studio paper napkins for quite a number of years now: I […]

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Michael Chiarello “Yum” ATC and a Birthday Card

Well, my ATC obsession continues :0) The inspiration for this ATC card was a photo pictorial of sorts in on of my Food Network Magazines, that summarized chef Michael Chiarello’s journey to opening a Spanish restaurant.  I liked the paper doll look of the images of the chef and decided to use one of them as the […]

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“In the Clouds” ATC Card

In my last post, I shared with you my very first ATC card.  After that first one, I have been on an ATC roll, and today, I share with you the second ATC I made. The inspiration for my card was a sepia tone, vintage style image of a woman wearing a paper crown that I […]

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My Very First ATC Card

In my last post, I mentioned that I have a new crafting obsession of sorts.  Well I’m here to tell you that I have fallen in love with ATCs, artist trading cards.  These are miniature works of art measuring 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches that are created to be traded among artists or given away.  The “canvas” is […]

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Crafting with Magazine Pages: Handmade Card and Gift Tags

As readers of this blog know, I’ve crafted a lot with magazine pages in the past, including making gift tags and cards. Recently I was going through some of my stash of magazine pages when I decided to pull out some images to create a card and some gift tags.  I had used up a lot […]

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How to Make a Custom Envelope (for a Large Size Card)

Last time I showed you how I made a quilt block pattern card.  I ended up having to trim it down because it was too big, but the resulting card, at 5.5 inch by 6.5 inch, was still larger than any envelope I had on hand.  Today I show you how I solved that dilemma […]

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Quilt Block Pattern Handmade Birthday Card

Last time I shared with you the card I made for my best friend’s daughter, Jocie.  Well, her older brother, Justin’s birthday was a few days later, on December 30, so it was another late birthday card that I sat down to make last weekend. As you may know, if you’ve been following my blog […]

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Ladybug Handmade Birthday Card

My best friend, Li’s younger daughter, Jocelyn – Jocie as we all call her – has the same birthday as moi, December 26.  I am exactly thirty years older than she is, so there is no excuse for me to forget her birthday or age, except of course, when I can’t remember my own age.  Heh, heh, heh.  Anyway, […]

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