Thursday, December 27, 2012

Getting Started in our 52 WEEKS OF GRATITUDE challenge: part 2 Artist Trading Cards

 Hello friends!

Today is part 2 of our GETTING READY series of posts that will provide ideas/samples as we get ready to begin our 2013 Scripture Sunday: 52 Weeks of Gratitude!   If this is your first time here, be sure to head over to our first 2 posts that will explain more about the challenge we are starting. 
CLICK HERE for our 1st post detailing what and why we are doing this

CLICK HERE for our part 1:  Scrapbook focus

Today I am showcasing the Artist Trading Card option.  Artist Trading cards are 2.5" x 3.5" and you can use any type of card base for them.  Many people just cut cardstock to the correct size, but you can purchase these.   Here are a few samples I found (watercolor, bristol, kraft, off-white cardstock, white cardstock, canvas, etc):
We will be using Inspired Stamps for all the stamping and verses, but this is not a requirement for you to participate with us.  You are welcome to use the verses we have for each week or use another verse or quote that you find more meaningful to you, or just print out your own typed verses.   Here are the stamps and the verses we will use for the month of  January.  Each week this year will have a different Psalm verse:
Jan 6:  Psalm 118:24
Jan 13 Psalm 92:4
Jan 20 Psalm 47:1
Jan 27 Psalm 28:7 
You can find all these stamps for $3.99 each by clicking HERE or going to

If you do ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), you can create the front (I used2 Cor 9:15 for this week's sample verse and the Snowman from our SNOWMEN set) and then briefly write what you are grateful for each day on the back (The word THANKFUL comes from the ART JOURNALING WORDS AND FACES set and the lines are from the JOURNAL SHAPES set). 

 Here's a close up of the front followed by the back:

So what do you do with the ATCs?  You can store them in pocket protectors (baseball card protectors fit these), put them into a recipe box,  hang them on an ATC spinner (shown below):
Or put them into the hanging dividers(shown below):

Leave us a comment below if you are joining us for the 52 Weeks of Gratefulness challenge!  Let us know if you plan to do ATCs!!

I'll be back tomorrow (Friday) for the CARD MAKERS sample!


  1. Antoinette,
    This has given me such a boost, I am so thankful for everything and recording it is for others is just the right thing to do.( I keep a journal when reading His Word but that is private). This is such a great idea. I am so very thankful. Carole Psalm 103 Blessings

  2. I was looking for something a little different this year other than my normal faithbooking projects. Looking forward to trying out ATCs! I am a new follower too!



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