WOYWW – The Great ATC Reveal

WOYWW 4 Feature Photo

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! Today I wanted to share the complete set of cards that I created for this year’s What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesdday Anniversary Party! They consist of one greeting card and three Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and there’s a story about how I came up with the theme!

When I sat down to create my ATCs, I wanted my cards to coordinate, so I decided to create a fun challenge for myself.

I found a sheet of festive 5.5 x 5.5 inch Wholeport Japenese Zen Origami Paper and asked: how many cards could I create out of this sheet of paper without letting any of it go to waste?

Wholeport Origami Paper 5.5

Based on the projects I conceptualized, I ended up with 4 cards: 1 greeting card and three ATCs! You can get a sense of the way I cut the paper from this photo.

Wholeport Cutting Pattern

You can see my Celebrate The Occasion Card – inside and out – on my WOYWW 4 Anniversary post.

Celebrate The Occasion Card

Here’s are the three ATCs I created for WOYWW 4 using the remainder of the paper:


And here’s a close-up look at each of the individual ATCs!

I made this ATC first. I made it back in the spring when I was thinking of the Cherry Blossoms in DC.

WOYWW 4 ATC - Pink Flowers

I made this one next! I thought of fireworks bursting over the sky when I saw the patterns in this paper.

WOYWW 4 ATC - A Burst Of Yellow

This was my final card. Initially I thought about making a tag out of this but the strip turned out to be the perfect size for a final ATC! I really dug deep to match the perfect colors for this card!


Here’s one final peek at all four projects and the paper I used (turns out I had two sheets!)

WOYWW 4 Paper and Projects

I hope you enjoyed these projects and they inspire you to see the creative possibilities even in the smallest of scraps!

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38 Responses to “WOYWW – The Great ATC Reveal”

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  1. Voodoo Vixen says:

    I think you get the award for using your paper so economically and ending up with such pretty bits of art and cards!! Annette #7

  2. Awesome ATC;s and cards! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

  3. Claire says:

    Gorgeous Spring-like ATCs, so sunny!
    Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week 🙂
    no. 3

  4. Helen says:

    Fab atc’s you made. Happy WOYWW, Helen #13

  5. Ria Gall says:

    what a great use of paper and other product to be able to make all those lovely cards.
    I love the colours that you have used
    Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #44

  6. Julie Ann Lee
    Twitter: woletz1hotmail.co.uk

    What a good idea for conserving paper. It is so beautiful not a scrap should go to waste. Thanks for sharing. That pussy cat is gorgeous! #57 Julie Ann

  7. Uniflame says:

    This is one of my favorite colors! I really like the look of those ATCs 🙂

    Uniflame (71)

  8. Julia Dunnit says:

    I love how the inspiration from the paper has carried into so many ATCs, and such cheerful ones too. Gorgeous.

  9. andrea says:

    What a fab idea giving yourself a challenge an d my didn’t you do well, I love the bright and bold colour theme its ace. The recipients must be delighted I love them. Hope you have a fab week and thanks for sharing your creations with us Andrea #72

  10. Maudieroff says:

    Hi Joy – lovely ATC’s so bright n cheerful – Happy WOYWW… Mxx #25

  11. Pam says:

    Gorgeous bright ATC’s, love the colours. Hugs, Pam#26

  12. sandy :) says:

    You did so well with using your paper so economically and getting such wonderful ATC’s out of it, so pretty.
    Sandy 🙂 #48

  13. Twiglet says:

    Totally gorgeous ATC set – what a clever design idea. x Jo

  14. KalleyC
    Twitter: Kalleyc

    These cards look so cute! I love how you were able to make so many out of two sheets of paper. This is really starting the creative juices 🙂

  15. Gill says:

    Love your ATCs – such cheerful colours and so clever to get so many out of that lovely paper.Happy WOYWW Gill x #107

  16. Spyder says:

    Great ATC’s and a good idea too, mine were just based on eye heart woyww… only I nearly ran out of eyes! Have a great crafty week! HappY WOyWW
    ((Lyn)) #51

  17. Christine says:

    Thanks for sharing how you created your ATCs, really interesting and informative.
    happy WOYWW

    Bishopsmate #98

  18. Organized SAHM
    Twitter: organizedsahm

    Great cards! just followed you via bloglovin’. You can find me at organizedsahm.com

  19. Angel
    Twitter: Sewcraftyangel

    These are lovely. You did a wonderful job. I’m visiting from Katie’s Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogpot.com

  20. Nikki C says:

    What a great way not to have any scraps and your collection is just wonderful hugs Nikki #1

  21. Laura says:

    That paper is so pretty — congratulations for making such good use of it! 🙂 Happy WOYWW from Laura #101

  22. Leslie says:

    What a great card. Such pretty colors!

  23. Sarah says:

    These are great! I did an ATC swap recently and it was a lot of fun.

    Thanks for linking up to our first ever POMA!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  24. You certainly found a way to use your paper! And how fun and cheerful! #121

  25. Faye says:

    Beautiful ATCs. Love how you’ve used the papers.

  26. Monique says:

    Those are beautiful ATC’s.

  27. patsy
    Twitter: Patsypat

    Very sweet collection! :^) patsy

  28. Marie Angelique says:

    Oh I so love creative people like you. I do not have a lick of crafty talent in me. :). These are beautiful.

  29. LaVoice says:

    I should own a card store as I send so many. I enjoy sending and receiving. These are so neat. You are very talented.

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