Monday, January 27, 2014

ATC Swap

I love to join swaps and this ATC swap is one of my favorites.  The latest theme was winter.  I decided to upcycle some cardboard for mine.

Winter single

I cut 2-1/2x3-1/2 inch piece from a box and got to work.  I ran them through my Big Shot with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and smeared gesso over the snowflakes then I tore bits off the corners to expose the corrugated middle.  The reindeer is a Tim Holtz Mover and Shaper die with Jillibean Soup twine tied in a bow around the neck of the reindeer.  In the corner is Tim Holtz tissue tape, a holiday word stapled with the tiny attacher.  Then I covered an UmWow Studio snowflake (from the confetti) with gesso and layered it on the embossed snowflakes.


We had to do 12 this time around…I just adore the cardboard base!!
Here are some of others I have done, summer and fall.

Summer single Summer
 Fall single Fall

Now I just have to find a library drawer I can store all the ones I get back…after I have displayed them in my craft room for a time first of course!


  1. This is so pretty Michele! I was actually thinking about making my Cocoa Creators Valentines ATC's out of cardboard. I was breaking down a box and it hit me to save some to use for ATC's :-)

  2. Oh Michele, I always love your ATC's! The halloween one is super cute! I have the summer one out on display right now. And the distressed cardboard is a great base!