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Issue #675 June 19th 2019
Punch Board Gift Bag  
Guest tutorial author Mary Deatherage has another fun use for the Envelope Punch Board - learn how to make an adorable gift bag!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • 12" patterned paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: dunkccc asks: "What is an ATC?"
    A: ATC stands for Artist Trading Card - these are small handmade cards that are just the size of a baseball card - 2.5"x3.5". They can be designed in any theme, and are often traded at events or through the mail. If you'd like to make your own trading cards, you can easily cut a standard sheet of cardstock into 10 ATC bases. First, cut a 3.5"x11" strip. That will yield 4 cards, cutting at 2.5", 5", 7.5", and 10". There will be a 5"x11" piece remaining - cut that in half and you'll have two strips, 2.5"x11". Each one will yield 3 cards, cutting at 3.5", 7", and 10.5". For over 10,000 ATC samples, check out our gallery HERE! If you're interested in an ATC swap, visit our forum HERE.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Izzaboutchu! has a tip for the Magic Envelope Card: "Tip: make a triangle template for the beginning and then you don't have to eyeball anymore."

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