Last summer, I purchased a booklet titled Trading Cards - Techniques & ATCs at Hobby Lobby, because I was looking for ways to store the artist trading cards I make. This booklet has 3 clever ideas for storing sets, as well as a couple for individual cards. In my opinion, they are all easy to make and are open to all kinds of decorative possibilities.
Last week, I chose to make the "Folded Pocket Book," which appears on page 10. It is basically a folio which holds origami wallets to store the artist trading cards. The model in the book features a printed card stock for the folio cover with button snaps. I decided to decorate my folio with vintage stamps, a name plate, and calligraphy. The "ATC" initials are vintage rub-on letter stickers. I also punched the corners of the top flap and used a "clock hand" anchor brad as a closure. The signatures were attached with "Terrifically Tacky Tape," since no other glue seemed to work well on the copper metallic card stock that I used.
This was a fast solution to my storage problem, and will keep my cards safe and clean. Join my blog and let me know how you store your ATCs. Blessings!
PS - Don't forget, if you are in San Antonio, Texas, come by the Cathedral House Gallery, at 111 Torcido Drive. Three of my icons are being featured! The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM, through December 30th, 2011.