I enjoy creating ATCs (time allowing!) and often seek inspiration from online forums, mixed media magazines and books. As there aren't many ATC-specific books available, I couldn't wait for this one to arrive. The book includes some useful techniques for different mixed-media collage at the beginning, along with *some* inspirational ATCs submitted by readers of 'Paper, Cloth, Scissors' and 'Quilting Arts' magazines (both great magazines). On the whole though, I found many of the ATCs looked to be produced by beginners and, for me, weren't very inspiring. Personally, I much prefer a couple of other books I have which feature more ATCs from recognised artists and designers - Artist Trading Card Workshop (by Bernie Berlin) and Artist Trading Cards: An Anthology of ATCs (published by Stampington). Overall, if you're new to ATCs this book is worth buying. If you're a bit more advanced, don't expect too much from it.