Hey everyone! I'm here today to show you how I made these sweet little ATC, (Artist Trading Card) or Gift card holders using Eileen Hull's, "Artist Trading Card" die from Sizzix. This die is so versatile, that right off the bat, I can think of a gozillion uses for this die, everything from a crayon box to Wedding favors and just about everything in between. For my project today though, I thought these would make really sweet gift card holders....so that's what I'm calling them! :) I have taken a lot of photos for you and below, I'll show you how I made these adorable boxes, (I really love how these turned out).
and some close ups for you...
Okay, let me show you how I made these...
In addtion to Eileen Hull's "ATC card" die, you will need
Tim Holtz's Mini Butterfly Mover & Shapers die
Some more supplies needed: Various pattern papers, chipboard or mat board, trims, ribbons and ric rac, sentiment stickers, white pipe cleaners, a scrap piece of transparency paper, buttons, thin gauge wire, sandpaper, a good permanent adhesive, red line tacky tape or hot glue and White Picket Fence distressing paint.
Okay lets get started! The first step is to die cut your box from the ATC die, I used heavy chipboard for this. Place a mini butterfly mover & shaper in the "empty" area of the ATC die where you would like your cut out to be. Then lay your chipboard and pattern paper down on top, you will then want to add a crease pad instead of a cutting pad, because you will need scored lines for this project.
From my die, I cut out 3 boxes with pattern paper. Keep the chipboard butterflies for later.
Fold the box on the scored lines and using hot glue, or tacky red lined tape, adhere the sides of the box.
I then chose to cut apart my pattern paper, and the reason for this is, I wanted my box to have several different patterns on them, instead of just one, so snip your papers apart and adhere a small piece of transparency paper over the butterfly opening on the "wrong" side of the paper, then adhere them to the box with a very good permanent adhesive such as Tombow's, Power Bond.
Once all your papers have been adhered to the box and it's the way you like it, lightly sand the sides to give it a finished look. Then using some white distressing paint, lightly dab all the sides of the box.
Once that's done, adhere pattern paper butterflies to the chipboard butterflies and with a small dab of hot glue, adhere them to the center of the transparency butterfly.
Now it's just a matter of embellishing, I wrapped my boxes with some trim and then using hot glue I adhered some misc buttons to the trim using hot glue. I also took some thin gauge wire, curled the ends and adhered them for some butterfly antennae, and then finally cut a small piece of a white pipe cleaner to the desired size, and hot glued it to the sides of the box, then finish with sentiment stickers.
They almost look like cute little purses huh?
This project was sooooo much fun to make and I hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!