Monday, May 17, 2010

ATC Gatefold Album

I am not an ATC maker.  But I do like to particiapte in an exchange every now and then.  But what to do with them once you have them collected?  I know there are options, but for the sporadic ATC collector, I am a bit in the dark.  Until now....I found some cute little 3X4" ATC page protectors and voila...made a cute little gatefold album using Zutter's 7.5 X 5" Chipboard Covers.  This size of covers is often overlooked for the more standard 4X4 and 6X6, but I like this size now.  It's big enough to hold what I want, but still mini enough to be, well, to be mini.
Ok, so anyway, I split one cover in half and used a center punch method on each side.  I also used some white owire - another item I rarely use, and I don't know why.  The white adds a bright, lighter look, especially with these cute papers from Melody Ross/GCD - cute and simple. The quote below is perfect for the ATCs :)
So my little gatefold flaps fold out in both directions and I can enjoy the ATCs given to me by crafty friends.  They really are sweet, and so much better here than languishing in a drawer.

Hope you have a great week.
xoxoxoxo

4 comments:

AnItA mArIe said...

wow nan thats an awesome idea..love it...

Dawn Edwards said...

I love this idea. I wish I had the supplies to make one! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation!

LynneForsythe said...

Nan....you are so SMART!!! JUST love this IDEA!!

Victoria said...

I like it. How'd you know where my ATC's were? They would love to come out of the drawer. Where did you get the little page protectors?