Sunday, 13 May 2012

Katrina's ATC Folder


ATC Folder - If you make or collect ATCs its nice to have something to keep them in to show your friends your collection. This is a lovely way to keep a themed collection together too.

OK you will need-
some card stock,
Woodware Vellum envelope ATC kit,
Crafthouse Press collage sheets - Brodies Imperial collage and American prescription,
U mount Vintage games stamp set,
Distress ink - old paper and Tea die,
old book papers,
Imagination Inkadinks - brights
Alterations Die Chip Block alphabet

To make -
1. From your card stock cut a piece 8 3/4 by 3 inches, a piece 3 3/4 by 3 inches and a third piece 5 1/2 by 3 inch
2. Take your 8 3/4 by 3 piece and score at 4 and 4 1/2 inches. Fold. This is your back and cover. Take the 5 1/2 by 3 piece, with the 3 inch being the height, score and fold every 1/2 inch to form a fan fold. this is the bottom of your folder.
3. Use your Distress inks to age all your card pieces and the stamp the checker board from the U mount stamp set onto the front cover. Using a foam sponge apply the blueberry ice ink from the inkadinks around the outside edges. Cover the reverse with book papers.
4. Use double sided tape to attach the back cover to the fan folded piece. Cut 2 small strips of card and attach them to the front of the fan fold, fold around then back up the back of the fan fold to keep it all under control. Then attach the 3 3/4 by 3 pieces of card stock to the front of the fan fold.
5. Carefully take out 5 of the vellum envelopes, the library card style ones, from the set, make them up and then attach with double sided tape to the back of each fold.
6. Now to decorate the front. Cut out and distress with ink the 2 playing cards from the collage sheet. Stamp onto brown paper the middle part of the Bingo card and the heart and club images from the stamp set with brown ink. Cut out Bingo card strip and use a round punch to cut out heart and club images.Stick the cards and Bingo strip to front cover.
7. Cut another strip of card to make the closer, bend around and stick to the back of inside cover. To this attach the heart and club images and A T C cut from the Alterations alphabet.
All you need to do now is fill it with ATCs!! If you want to use more envelopes, then just make a longer fan fold base. I have made a larger one using little brown envelopes to keep my Cinema tickets in, decorated accordingly.

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