These miniature cards and journals will shake up your imagination, rattle your creativity, and roll out the fun! Prepare to be inspired with stylish and fun artist trading card projects. Artist trading cards, also known ATCs, are fun and fascinating. They were first created in 1997 by Swiss artist M. V. Stirnemann. They became a medium that provides a cultural and collaborative performance. They are made and shared by artists all over the world, giving you a chance to be part of a special, creative community. Typically, ATCs are small. They range from 2½ to 3½ inches. Mary Seckler's book gives many examples of ATCs that can be made by you with limited supplies, and you can improve your skills by replacing common materials with more unusual ones. The ideas that are in the book are clever and fun. You can make shaker cards with a variety of materials. All the instructions and materials you need are here. Many of the ideas presented in the book have different styles of collages. Let your creative side shine with various techniques that are explained within the book. If you are wondering what materials to use, there are several guides that can help you with your art journey of creating ATCs. Mary says you can get started by pulling random items from around your home: keys, buttons, fibers, game pieces, and anything else that you and your family might have. She says having these seemingly random items nearby can inspire you to create an ATC that is truly unique. Her instructions for creating projects are as specific as they can be. She wants you to incorporate elements you had not though of before and try techniques you've never used. So try something a little different. Express yourself with artist trading cards!