Monday, August 24, 2009

ATC Holder & Template

Hi Guys!

Thanks for all your well wishes ~ I'm feeling better...still a bit stiff but definitely better than I felt this weekend.

Here is the template for the ATC holder!

ACT Template 001

This template is created on an 8 1/2" x 11 sheet of cardstock. The front and backs of the box measure 3" x 4" to give you a size guide.

As you can see it has an optional window. If I'm making the window version I usually print the template on a sturdy piece of cardstock then add an extra layer of cardstock "padding" before I cut the window out. This just gives the finished box a bit more stability and durability. After I cut out the window I apply adhesive and insert a small piece of acetate* over the opening. You may then fold and glue the box as you normally would.

*GREEN TIP ~ Recycle acetate packaging from store bought items ~ it's usually much thicker and makes great window materials!!

Window - less ATC Holder

ACT Template 006

as you can see ~ with a 1" width you're able to fit several ATC's into the finished box!

ACT Template 005

Window ATC Holder

ACT Template 004

ACT Template 002

As you can see these ATC holders are quick and easy to make,

can be as simple or as elaborately decorated as desired


they would make great gifts for friends, hostess gifts or for your own collection!

Tomorrow's technique is an old favorite that I just love :)

Hint: Dig out your Alcohol Inks!!


  1. Found your blog from another fren's. Love your tutorials and stuff! you're so talented!

  2. These are so beautiful! I especially heart the 1st ATC holder, BTW, can I know what is the alpha metal charm you used in it? simply love the vintage look of it... would love to get some...

    Alcohol inks??? I love that! Woo Hoo!

  3. Thanks :)

    Chok Keun ~ those letters are Jo Ann Fabric & Crafts brand - Scrap Essentials BUT, I just checked the web-site and it doesn't look like they carry them any longer. Too bad cause they are my favorite metal alphabet I have!

  4. Thank you so much for the templates! I am new to ATCs (will begin to make some, as a blogger-friend wants to exchange ATCs with me)...
    Will begin to work with your templates asap,
    Thanks again!

  5. I hopped over from PCP :)
    Your ATC holder is a great idea~

  6. Love your blog and ideas, I would like to know if you have the ATC holder in a MTC file. Now that would be awesome .....

    1. Hi Adri ~ Sorry, this was all done by hand. I'm more a paper and paste kind of girl so I have no clue on how to make a MTC file....sorry.

    2. That's A ok. I shall trace it with pixel tracing. I cut the pattern with the KNK MAXX Air it just save time to play and decorate more. Great day....


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