What is an ATC?

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about what exactly an ATC is.  So let’s get started!
ATC stands for Artist Trading Card(s).  An ATC is basically a work of art that is produced on a smaller scale.  You can use any medium you desire to create your masterpiece.  There are two general rules to making an ATC, first and the most critical is the size.  The size must be 2.5″ x 3.5″.  Think, the size of your standard Baseball Trading Card.  Secondly, is that the works of art are to be traded, not sold.  Now this second one is not a must as there are artists who sell their cards.  That is basically it on ATC, pretty simple. 
Below are the items I use when making my ATC’s. 

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Here, I use clear trading card protective sleeves to house my finish pieces.

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The cool thing about the base of your ATC is that you can use anything.  Pictured here, I have a piece of Mixed Media paper as well as a piece Little Debbie snack cake packaging cardboard, both have been cut to size.   If you are the recycle reuse type or on a budget, you can also use any other type of food packaging, game cards, or playing cards, the possibilities are endless.
Below are some of the ATC’s I’ve made recently.  Some have already been shared previously,  while others have not.  Enjoy! 

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Hollywood Series

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Inspire Series

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Just Because Series

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Butterfly Series

If you decide to make some ATC’s or you already make them,  please feel free to share in the comments. 
Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Xoxo,
Nati J.

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Week 20 Planner Decoration

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From this…..a blank spread, minus the water tracker.

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To this a completed spread for the week.  Really this is just a jumping point for the week. As things come up I will add things to my spread (notes, no more decorating LOL). I also like to use my planner for notes for Project Life, so if anything funny or interesting take place I will also add that here as well.  I have a few Pocket Letters that will be going out this week.  I will share those next week….. with a possible sneak peak this week.  Here’s a hint, one is a Disney Swap and the other is a Color Swap. At that time, I will also go into more detail as to what a pocket letter is.  Until next time,  happy planning!

Xoxo,
Nati J.