Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wizard of OZ ATC

I designed this ATC for a swap held in Buffalo, NY at the end of April.  The theme was The Wizard of OZ which my grandson loves.  He also loves to stamp and I must say he stamps straighter than I do.  My sister (in-law), Judy had bought these stamp sets for my birthday (& Zach).  Talk about perfect timing.  I decided a step card would give the poppy field alot of dimension.  My friend, Mary Ann (Geraldinesmom )supplied the DSP for the poppy field.  I stamped and cut out the characters (5 X 40 cards) and used my Copics to color Dorothy and the Scarecrow's shirt.  The two glitter half beads symbolize her ruby red slippers.  I bent the Tin Man's arm so he could hold the ax up.  The Emerald City was cut from green glitter cardstock on my Cricut.    I did cheat a little with the's clip art.  I couldn't find a rainbow stamp that fit and wasn't happy with my attempt to freehand one.  I ended up making 40 of these ATCs for the swap and for some of the NEPA Ggglers who also trade ATCs.  I must add that my sister (in-law), Judy helped me finish these up or I'd probably still be working on them!!

This view shows the yellow brick road that I stamped and cut out by hand.
I thought Dorothy's arm looked a little odd and needed something.  I cut a basket out on my Circut and stamped it to give it some texture.  It hangs perfectly over her arm for a nice finishing touch.

Supplies:  Stamps - Graphic 45 The Magic of OZ Cling 1 & 2, Aida Background (for basket); SU Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Grey; SU DSP - Unknown; Cricut - Paper Doll Dress Up; Other - Copics, SU Window Puncch, glitter beads, Scor-Pal.


  1. Great ATC! So much detail. And to think that you got all that in a 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 card. And I love the basket. Perfect!

  2. LOve the step design and the poppy field. Can't believe you made 40...WOW!

  3. A lot of love went into this's awesome!