Saturday, August 2, 2008

ATC Holder

Howdy from Greta Adams on Vimeo.
i must have had a little to much to you see that face...i should be ashamed of putting this up....bwhahahaha oh well...

Supply List:
Chipboard/Cardboard (not the corrugated kind)
papers of choice
twine (enought o wrap around your holder a few times)
button with holes
plain white printer paper (about 10 sheets or more depending on how much you want to hold)
liquid glue or double sided tape
crop o dile or small hole punch
trimmer with scoring blade
bone folder

Step 1

Cut a strip of card board with 12”Lx 3 1/4 W
You can see the measurements on the pic.
Leave it on the side to embelish it later.

Now you want to make some pockets to hold your ATC cards
Your measurements for your pockets is 9 inches L by 4 1/2 inches wide
Fold your paper at 3 inches and then again at 3 inches

Now glue the side shut with your glue and keep repeating until all 10 are glued together

Once they are all glued you will then put glue on top of one and start the chain reation

until you get this:

Your measurements for your paper that you will cover your holder with will be the same size as your holder :) Start covering your chipboard and embellish it however you want.

Attach your accordion inside some liquid glue or double sided tape in the middle. Just like you did with the pockets. Make a little hole on the top flap of your cover to close it.Pass a string doing a knot inside to keep it in place.

Make sure your string is long enough so you can go around about 3 times.Then to close it and go with the string around the button.

The last thing i do is after it is all complete i take and put some glue on the front flap as well that is going to fold up and adhere it to the accordian so when it opens and you pull it it will fan out. (does that make sense b/c i forgot to take a pic of that :( ? So in other words that part that has the flower and apple on it..adhere it to the printer paper inside as well... let it dry and then VOILA!!

This ATC was made using the Picnic Basket Kit and if you are not into ATC cards this could be great for putting those small stamps in like these and these.
If you make one please link us up...we would love to see it and as a little bonus
leave me a comment on this post and i will use the random number generator ( i love that thing ) to draw a name for this ATC holder as a Rak and send it to one lucky winner.

See you next month!


Lee said...

Greta,you do such great work and I always love to see what you create!Thanks for the link from js,see you on the boards,Jenny

Linh C. said...

You are precious in your video! :)

Thanks for the instructions. I'm doing several ATC swaps with friends from my lss, and your ATC holder would be great!

Jana Eubank said...

Greta! You are adorable! It's fun to see you IRL and hear your voice! :D I can't wait to try this!

Noel said...

girl, that face....bwwahhaahha! ;)

You know I am hoping to top that when I finally get a video up here! I WILL do this project! Thanks for the fun idea!

jerseytjej said...

You betta stop playin with me...
I SO love the nakid Greta!!!! You rock and that ATC holder was SO worth waiting for! Hollah! Hugs from me and Lil' Greta sitting on my lap an d trying to typ§ with me!

Michelle Lanning said...

ohhh I LOVE your little accent --- and this technique is super cool - will def need to give it a shot!

chelemom said...

I love this! It is such a cute project!

jdshq said...

I'm glad I have a face to put with the name now! Thanks for the instructions, they will be put to good use!

Jennifer E.

karenvonbaron said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I have lots of ATCs that need a place to rest.

Karen #4500

NanaBeth said...

Greta you are incredible. I like the idea about using it to store stamps-I'd have never thought of that. Doesn't hurt that it's my new favorite color either. Great tutorial-I'm going to copy and paste and put it my "I can actually make this" binder. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love it carnt wait to try making one two or more

Dallas #2926

MaryNSC said...

O Greta U were so FUNNY U made me LAFF out loud.. Now U have done it and got over it Make some more.. ;O)
Hugs Mary
Now let me go look see can i make it.. UMMM I might need a video to show me how. HINT HINT HINT

Anonymous said...

I love the atc holder that you made.It is really cute.

Joan Fiskateer # 808

jo-ann said...

that is so awesome and pretty! love it!

Anonymous said...

Love that video - a little dutch courage goes a long way lol.
The ATC holder is a fab idea.
Christine C #2264

TracyP said...

ooh I have just signed up for my first ATC swap!! this would be perfect!!! Thanks for the oportunity!

Tracy Fiskateer #4168

karen elizabeth mataraza said...

oh Greta! you are too stinkin' cute! i could just squeeze your little cheeks!

love the project too, of course!

Scrappinology said...

Greta thank you for showing us how to do this. I have seen them before but have never known how to make one. I al gonna go spend some time browing your blog now!.....see ya

gina (gg loves matthew)

Sandy said...

I love watching your videos! You have already taught me so much. Thank you!!

BishopsMommie said...

so cute!!!!!!!! love this idea. thanks for showing us how to make it!

Sasha said...

ROLLIN .. girl I love your vid ..

Deanna said...

Holy poop... how did I miss this site! This is so cute and thanks for putting a voice to a face! Love the accent! :)

SparkofWhimsy said...

This is awesome! I'm gonna link this on my blog so everyone can see it. I'm just getting started on making ATC cards, so I couldn't have found this at a better time. Soooo cool!

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