Little Pink House of Cards by Debbie Crane

Are your ATCs homeless? Artist Debbi Crane came up with a clever little House of Cards to display her ATCs in our latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.

To make your own little house, you’ll need:

  • 90-lb. watercolor paper
  • Scissors
  • Chunky threads and trims
  • Embellishments, coloring agents, collage items, and ephemera
  • Sheet of clear vinyl plastic
  • Sewing machine and machine threads and/or hand threads and needle
  • Hole punch


  1. Trace the patterns shown here onto 90-lb. watercolor paper and cut.
  2. Color and collage the sides of the house and roof to your liking.
  3. Cut pockets for your ATCs out of the clear plastic vinyl and sew onto the sides of the house.
  4. Assemble the house by punching holes along each of the sides, and to connect two sides together, weave a decorative yarn through the holes, tying off on both the top and bottom.
  5. Glue a trim onto the two longersides of the roof.
  6. Place the roof on the house and display proudly!


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