Saturday, July 6, 2013

ATC Folder

 But I decided for this challenge this week to make an ATC folder that I had a lot of questions about when I did a similer one a few weeks a go, So here it is  with a short how to and with the odd photo or two thrown in for good measure.

I started with a piece of packaging that came with a set of rubber stamps (what else would it come with lol) I marked and cut this to a size of 26.5 x 7.5 cm.

You now have a long strip of card, mark this a intervals of 8.5cm, 11.5cm,1.5cm and the end piece is 5cm. This card is straight it's just the camera angle making it look a bit wonky.

Score along the lines,, rub out any pencil marks and then fold as in the following picture to get your cover, punch two holes as shown to put eylets in later.

I now flattened out my cover and decorated it using Gesso,  Paint, inks and rubber stamping. I added eyelets to the punched holes.

For the little pockets inside I used 6 wage envelopes, these measure approx 2.5 x 3.5 inches (the same size as an ATC) I cut the flaps off and leveled the tops as shown in the following photo.

I now stuck these together using DTS so they formed a  concertina pocket type thing. (technical term that) see photo.

I now attached this to the inside of the cover using DST and positioning as shown. On the shorter side of the cover only go up to the eylet hole with the DST or else you will not be able to get the ribbon tie through the hole.

To finish I coloured some crinkle ribbon using the same inks as I did for the cover add this through the eyelet holes as a tie to close it with.

I used the following stamps

Pretty Zara
Abby's Hearts
Row of numbers
Tall Word Collage (wish word)

I hope you enjoyed this, Carol x


sally said...

Must make some of these....when I next have a spare moment! Really lovely & a nice easy "how to" :-)


M@miogée said...

C'est très joli! J'aime beaucoup !