Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine ATC, and box template.

Love is in the air This week at Cuttlebug Challenge blog as we gear up for Valentines with ATC's {artist trading cards} they are the perfect size for exchanging classroom Valentines, or for sharing love notes with your sweetie!
I have to show you one of my favorite tricks of the trade for getting the most "bang for your buck" out of the embossing folders. This is the new koi folder from the Asian inspired bundle.The trick is to use portions of the folder to create a whole new look, I have utilized the ripples in the water to emboss a pretty swirl in the hearts. is that nifty8fifty or what?

I have to confess this challenge struck a cord of panic, I had never considered making ATC's, but seriously let me put your mind at ease....they are pretty "user friendly" they are small, and fast its a great way to try a new technique that you 've been putting off for a rainy day!! I had so much fun making them, I had to hit the brakes!

I loved the idea of turning this into a gift set so I made a box to stash them in.Wouldn't this be a darling office gift set? I will be giving mine to a pre school girl who is oh so frou frou...a girl after my own heart!

I have 8 valentines in there and I think maybe 12 would fit rather nicely. I have to say a big THANK YOU to my sweet friend Toni for giving me that adorable pom pom trim she knew I would love its fuzzy cuteness! {and I do}

Be sure to check out all the valentine-y goodness the DT has for you to fall in love with, and let me know if you make something fab with the template so I can share it with everyone!
Happy Creating!


csroyal said...

Fabulous, as usual, Shantaie! You are always so darn creative!

June Houck said...

I thought you were an ATC guru when I saw your cards and box. This is a great tutorial...I hope to try it :)

Jana Eubank said...

FANTASTIC!!! I love how you used the swirls of the Koi folder . . . Brilliant!

Karen said...

Shantaie- your ATC set and box so ROCK!!! What a fabulous way to use the Koi folder girl!! I love this so much!!


Anonymous said...

Shantaie I love love your gorgeous ATC`s...hmm I know I would have ate all that chocholate before I had time to take a photo..ha ha....
Have a lovely week TFI:)xxx

Beth said...

Shantaie oh wow how you Rocked those ATC love the box and how you used the folder on the hearts.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Well, for being nervous about atc's you sure overcame!!! These are all fantastic!!!

Handmade by Odette said...

Hi Shantaie,
I am in love with all your cards and the whole Valentine set you prepared ... you are so sweet :)--every little thing is just gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing

Handmade by Odette said...

I also love the fact that you included the template!! nice!

AndreaB said...

Darn, I've just discovered this post and, unfortunately, the link for the PDF doesn't exist anymore :( I wanted to get it to make boxes.. guess I'll have to figure out the measurements on my own.