Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas ATC Folder

It's Christmas Inspiration at Creative Inspirations Paint this week and today is my day to post a project.  I've joined an ATC swap at CDAC and in anticipation of receiving 9 beautiful ATC'S, I've made a folder to put them into.

To create the cover, I used paper from K&Co., 'Life's Journey'.   The vintage image is one I found at The Graphic Fairy.  I distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo.  The beautiful stick pin is one I received in a swap.


 I painted the lace with CI Paint, 'Mocha Latte'.  Can't help but love paint with a name like that!  The roses were a bright pink, so to tone them down I used 'Rustic Red' and Burgundy'.  I then tipped the edges with 'Gold'.  I love the variations of color and the shimmer!

The book was made with some paper bags I had left over from an earlier mini album project.  I used my deckle scissors to trim the edges, inked them and then sewed the edges.  I used some Tim Holtz stamps and then spritzed all the pages with my homemade glimmer mist made with CI Paint 'Gold'.  Some more gorgeous shimmer! Otherwise, I left the pages plain so that the focus would be on the ATC's.

 You can find the tutorial for the ATC folder here.  My bags were smaller than hers so I just adjusted my measurements to fit my bags.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Crafts and Me Challenge:  ribbon
Pollycraft Monday Challenge:  Christmas In July
Totally Stampalicious:  anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge:  Christmas is July
Cupcake Craft Challenge:  shabby sparkle
The Crazy Challenge:  ribbons
Allsorts Challenge:  free and easy
Paper Cutz Challenge:  anything goes 
Kaboodle Doodles:  stitching
Simply Create:  Christmas time
Paper Creations Ink:  Christmas in July 
Stamp Something:  embellish 
Christmas Inspirations:  Free Christmas project

23 comments:

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  2. What a lovely Christmas project. Loved how the stitching was used for practical and decorative purposes on the pages. Love the overall design of the cover. Very beautiful with the pearls and bow in soft colors.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles & The Crazy Challenge!

    Kath
    “Let’s Get Scrappy!”
    http://kmcbhernandez.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love this vintage ATC holder you made. Do you have a tutorial for how you made this? Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.

    Hugs
    Shannin

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  4. Wow! What a beautiful card. It is so elegant and classy! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

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  5. Your project is wonderful! There are so many lovely details! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge! Good luck - Dominique

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  6. Beautiful Project. Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge this week. Hugs Pam x

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  7. This is a fantastic art work! I really loved it. The color combination is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us again soon.

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  8. Hi Sarah

    Wow what a wonderful creation love the vintage look you've created and all the ATC's you are going to get are going to look so wonderful in it!

    Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

    Tina

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  9. Hi Sarah. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the link. Was very kind of you to stop by and post that for me. I hope you are enjoying your day.

    Hugs
    Shannin

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  10. Your folder is gorgeous, Sarah, and just perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

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  11. Gorgeous project! Love the colors. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful Sarah! I love everything about it! The cover has such lovely embellishments and paper bag albums of any kind are always fun. What a fabulous way to store the ATC's you'll receive. :-) Hugs!

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details you've added to make it stunning! Thanks for playing Simply Create and good luck!

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  14. A gorgeous shabby sparkly creation. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  15. absolutely fantastic Sarah, gorgeous details
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week
    hugs
    Miranda

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  16. what a brilliant piece of work! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

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  17. Gorgeous folder! Love the beautiful image and gorgeous papers! Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

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  18. Fantastic job!! Awesome!! So gorgeous, no more words to say. I love it!!
    Thanks for joinning us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.
    I hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs
    Lena

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  19. So beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

    Hugs

    Denise Esteves

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  20. Wow, Sarah! This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE all your goodies that you added and this is so elegant! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Happy Creating! Sara

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  21. Beautiful Creation Love your work

    Thanks for Joining us at Paper

    Creations Ink

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  22. Oh my Goodness! This is simply beautiful!! Love the swirls and pretty papers, such a lovely image too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

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  23. Sarah, your ATC folder looks fabulous! How much more beautiful it will be when filled with your collection of ATCs from the swap! Lovin' that great ribbon to tie it all together too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi Team's ribbon challenge. Good luck to you! ~ Rose

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