Host an ATC Party (And Some of My ATC’s)

My friends and I got together and came up with the idea of an ATC party where you make and trade ATC’s, eat snacks, and have fun! (If you don’t know what ATC’s are, you can read more about them here, here, and here.)We put our plan into action and it was a great success! Here are some tips in case you would like to plan your own.

  1. First, know how many people are coming. About 15 people came to our party, and mostly they were friends from church who make them.
  2. Cut out blank ATC’s ahead of time, or have your guests each bring a few. We used on average from 5-10 cards per person. It kind of varied.
  3. Set out a bunch of supplies. We also had a painting table and a drawing/gluing/etc. table. Here is a list of some suppliesΒ you can setΒ out:
  • Sequins
  • Colored scrap paper
  • Glitter
  • Buttons
  • Magazine pages
  • Pretty tape
  • Stamps and stamp pads
  • Fabric scraps

And of course the basics:

  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue/ fabric glue/ tape/ glue stick

So yeah, it was a lot of fun. (But it did take quite some cleaning afterwards! πŸ™‚ ) It’s a good idea to put a scrap piece of paper down at each person’s place, and maybe a tablecloth on the table.

And now for my ATC’s. These are some of my favorites:

Top: Mushroomscape

Bottom: Toadstools. Get it? The toads are sitting on the mushrooms?


Top: Whimsical Landscape

Bottom: And…


Top: Cute as a Button

Bottom: A Full Heart


Top: Transformation (I kind of forget the title, actually. πŸ™‚ ) I made this one by folding a paper in thirds, gluing the middle fold to the ATC, and cutting the two edge folds into three sections.

Bottom: Rainbow Hedgie I got the idea for this from Pinterest


Top: Scallops

Bottom: Crayon Resist This one I made by drawing with crayon first, then painting with watercolor over top. The paint doesn’t stick to the crayon lines, but it does stick to the paper.


Top: Coat Pocket Made out of fabric, marker, button tape, and sequins

Bottom: Herringbone I made the prints from scratching the pattern in Styrofoam, and using it like a stamp with a stamp pad.


Top: Oodles of Doodles

Bottom: Connect-the-Dots This one was a lot of fun to do. I just drew lines through the white dots on the paper to make a picture.


Top: Bubbles

Bottom: I’ve Got My Eye on You


Uh… Top and Bottom: Fall Collage


Whew, that was a lot of “favorites!” Do you like making ATC’s? It would be fun to see your ATC’s too!



20 thoughts on “Host an ATC Party (And Some of My ATC’s)

  1. I love the party idea, it sounds like it would be a lot of fun! And you’re a great artist, Allison! My favorites are Transformation, Cute As A Button, I’ve Got My Eye On You, and Bubbles. πŸ˜‰


  2. Great mushrooms (at the top)! I also liked the rainbow hedgie and the I’ve got my eyes on you. Very creative party idea. A great way to inspire creativity in each other.
    Aunt Luci and Abigail


  3. Those are SO neat!!! THAT TRANSFORMATION ONE WAS CREEPY!!!!!!!! :O It was SO tricking my brain and eyes! :O :/ πŸ˜› Hehehe! xD πŸ™‚


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