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.
- First, know how many people are coming. About 15 people came to our party, and mostly they were friends from church who make them.
- 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.
- Set out a bunch of supplies. We also had a painting table and a drawing/gluing/etc. table. Here is a list of some supplies you can set out:
- Colored scrap paper
- Magazine pages
- Pretty tape
- Stamps and stamp pads
- Fabric scraps
And of course the basics:
- Colored pencils
- Glue/ fabric glue/ tape/ glue stick
So yeah, it was a lot of fun. (But it did take quite some cleaning afterwards! 🙂 ) 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:
Bottom: Toadstools. Get it? The toads are sitting on the mushrooms?
Top: Whimsical Landscape
Top: Cute as a Button
Bottom: A Full Heart
Top: Transformation (I kind of forget the title, actually. 🙂 ) 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
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.
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)”
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. 😉
Thanks to everything, Sunny!
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You’re very welcome! 🙂
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
Thanks! I really enjoy drawing mushrooms for some reason – and I don’t even like eating them!
I love the I’ve Got My Eye On You one! And the Bubbles.
Thanks! Me too. 🙂
Those are SO neat!!! THAT TRANSFORMATION ONE WAS CREEPY!!!!!!!! :O It was SO tricking my brain and eyes! :O 😛 Hehehe! xD 🙂
Thank you very much, K. A.! Ha ha, thanks again… I think. XD That’s funny!
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Yes yes, that was a good thing! It was SO cool! 🙂 😀 Great job! 🙂
😀 😀 Thanks!
Can ATC’s be made with rounded corners, or do they have to be square.
I think as long as it wasn’t too rounded (it still has to look like a rectangle) it would be fine. 🙂
WOW, YOUR ART REALLY HAS IMPROVED. O.o
I know, right? Well usually I don’t do my BEST work on ATCs, BUT STILL!
YEAH, BUT STILL!