Thursday, January 8, 2009

ATC Stand

I've been looking for a way to display the ATCs I've made. I like to be able to look at the ATCs in the orientation they were made, i.e. portrait or landscape without turning a book around or tilting my head. The baseball card display pages just hold too many to get a get a good look. MHO A photo album won't close flat because of embellishments.

I was flipping through the pages of a perpetual calendar and thought this could work for displaying ATCs. I could keep the latest on top or select one that matches my mood for the day. I took the calendar apart. It consisted of matte board that had been cut and taped into a triangle. A pair of binder rings. The calendar pages were 4 x 6" sheets with holes punched at the top and secured by the rings.

I bought 2" binder rings at Staples. Found a matte board scrap in the scrap box that was nearly the same size as the calendar stand. Instead of cutting the matte into sections and securing with tape as the calendar stand, I just scored the matte board and folded. The bottom was secured with good ol' duct tape from the underside so it won't be seen. Anal much?

At Michael's I found 4" x 6" photo albums for $1. I ripped the album pages out, punched holes in them for the rings and Eureka! I'm insufferably pleased with myself.

How do you display your ATCs?


  1. This is genius. I'm so conventional, I often fail to see the possibilities.

  2. That is so clever! And it could be used for lots of things, like recipes or photos.

  3. You know Linda, I never took it a step further to think it could be used for recipes or photos.