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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Faux Book – ATC Storage & Display

I’d like to share another idea with you for storing and displaying ATCs.  I purchased several faux books from Michaels Craft Store.  These books are already decorated with all kinds of lovely paper.  It just so happened that the largest one was 3” deep.  This is just deep enough to accommodate hanging ATCs (as long as the embellishments don’t go off the sides of the card).  The overall dimensions of the book are 13 ½” tall x 10 ¾” wide x 3 ¼”deep on the outside and 3” deep on the inside.
This was such a quick to put together project because the book was already assembled and covered with beautiful embossed and gilded papers.  All I did was add a knob and the two dowel rods.
The spine of the book bows out so I was able to hide the left side of the dowel in the spine.
On the right side of the book I hid the ends of the dowels with stickers.
I decided to hang the book on the wall so I added two loops and ribbon to the back of the book

12 comments:

Christina said...

What a delight- just love seeing your clever and creative ideas!

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful idea! This is so perfect for all the ATCs I've accumulated from my swaps.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You simply amaze me with your talent. Wonderful
Nicole/Beadwright

Holly M said...

What a wonderful idea. This would make a great gift for an ATC friend.

Julie Steed said...

This is so cool! What a great idea!

Createology said...

Genius Idea!!! I love this for displaying and accessing the beloved ATCs. Thank you ever so very much Laura. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Dianne said...

This is gorgeous, and brilliant,I have a bunch of ATCs sitting in a can, this is "genius", I think I read,thanks so much for the inspiration to get mine out of the can,

birdie2107 said...

Great idea. TFS. LINDA

Gaby Bee said...

You never cease to amaze me. What a gorgeous idea! Your ATC storage is absolutely stunning and belongs in a magazine!

Hugs,
Gaby

coco said...

Really AWESOME, love the idea and your book of ATCs is fantastic !!! Thank you for sharing, Coco x

Karenann Young said...

I couldn't find any faux books at Michael's or I didn't look in the right place, but I did find a paper mache one that is not decorated, so I picked that one up! Not to decorating it!!!

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura,

I literally burst out laughing when I saw this post because I purchased a few of these boxes myself to play around with to store ATC's.

Geez I think I am beginning to think like you. LOL Only kidding!!

Take care,
Diane