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From Scraps to … ATCs – recycle what you have

Boxes full of scraps, drawers full of stamps, shelves filled up with paints and media… Sounds familiar? We are all guilty of that! But what if we took all of these and put them to a good use? Yes, yes, we know… any kind of craft is ‘good use’!
So let’s make some little treasures also known as ATCs!

Our Crew member, Katie Lamb plays with her CCB scraps to make three very different ATCs with plenty of colour, texture and layers…
Wanna see how to get from scraps to ATCs? Here we go!



‘I wanted to create an ATC set but wanted to use a larger base so I use a few of my old journalling cards as the base. I wanted to create something that was bright and full of texture.’ – explains Katie.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist: Valencia
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist: Baby Girl Pink
Tattered Angels High Impact paint: Antique Gold, Copper

7gypsies Junque Pack
DecoArt Modeling paste
Silicone Mold – wings

Cover a journaling card with gesso and stamp over the top with a texture stamp.

Apply modeling paste through a chosen stencil over the card and spritz lightly with Valencia Glimmer Mist. Adhere a strip of craft tape down the center. Spritz Valencia mist over a small white tag and adhere to centre of the card. Add white thread to the centre and glue it down. Take a piece of printed canvas from a junque pack and adhere over the top of the tag. Add a scrap of lace over the top. Layering the different materials over one another adds not only dimension but texture – they are all different but work very well together.

Press modeling paste into the wings mold and leave to set. Once completely dry, paint with high impact paint. (It might be a good idea to have your molds done the day before so that they can set overnight) Adhere wings to centre of the ATC.

Stamp out small clocks onto white card and paint with High Impact Copper paint. Cut out and add to ATC. 

The first one is ready!



‘This time, I wanted to create an ATC with lots of rich colour and to use up a few scraps as well.’ – says Katie about the second ATC.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze: Purple PassionNight Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Navy Blue
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Seven Seas
Canvas Corp Burlap Fringe: Aqua
Corrugated Card
Mini Stencil
Modeling paste

Use modeling paste with a silicon mold to create the butterflies. Paint the Butterflies with Purple Passion and Night Blue Glimmer Glaze.

Cover the journaling card with gesso and then stamp over the top with a texture stamps.

Cover the whole card with a stencil design using modeling paste. Spritz with Seven Seas and Navy mist paint. Spritz a small piece of corrugated card with Seven Seas Mist and adhere to card.

Glue black thread to the centre and adhere a small piece of Aqua Burlap Fringe over the top. Glue the butterflies into place to finish the project.



‘I wanted to create a super fun and bright ATC using Glimmer Glaze and paper scraps.’ – shares her inspiration Katie.

Materials used:
Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Butterflies
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Glimmer Glaze Paint – Paradise Pink
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Valencia
7gypsies Junque Pack

DecoArt Crystal Gloss Enamels
Mini Stencil

Cover the card with gesso and then apply modeling paste through a stencil.

Spritz the card with Valencia and Baby Pink. Spritz a few paper flowers with these two colours, too.

Roughly cover the card with Antique Gold High Impact paint.

Cut out a large butterfly from the Spring Showers Butterflies sheet and paint with Paradise Pink Glimmer Glaze.

Cut out a small piece of white corrugated card and ink with a sepia ink pad. Then lightly coat with Antique Gold High impact paint and adhere to centre of the card.

Place the butterfly onto the card and attach a pink peg over the body to create the antennae. Add flowers around the card and place some pink seed beads in the centre. Seal them in with Glass Enamel.

All three ATCs are finished and ready for trading, giving away or simply displaying around the house. Isn’t it a cool way of using up your scraps?

Visit Katie’s Instagram and blog for more ideas.

Happy crafting!


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