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Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio

Petaloo & Authentique: Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio & Tag

Hello, Friends!  Are you counting down the days ’til the Christmas holidays?  I’m getting very excited because in just a couple more days, I will take off my crafting apron, put on my baking apron, crank up the oven and get busy in the kitchen making holiday treats.  Oh, boy!  You see, I love to bake almost as much as I love to play with paper!  With that in mind, I created this darling Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio & Tag using beautiful Petaloo flowers and festive Authentique Retro Christmas papers.

Let’s Get Cookin’!

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy Clement

This looks like a standard 7″ x 5″ card, doesn’t it?  It is so much more than a card!  This folio has a 1/2″ spine so that the interior can hold  a pocket full of dressed up recipe cards and a fun accordion style folio.  I shared a  YouTube tutorial for the folio base a while back.  This is the same basic design with a 1/2 ” spine.  You can find that tutorial HERE.

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy Clement

Add a wintry feel to Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias and Pine/Berry Branches by tapping them with Tim Holtz Grit paste.  Then add texture by tucking in a couple of luscious Vintage Velvet Holly leaves.

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementTo make this fabulous bow cluster, I started with  a 1.5″ wide red gingham double loop bow.  Then I topped it with some pretty red satin snowflake ribbon, a die cut snowflake and a vintage style white button.  I had all these little cookie buttons in my stash of Christmas embellishments.  Aren’t they too cute?

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementThe inside of the folio contains a pocket on the bottom and an accordion style folio on top.

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementI just love the “Cheers” banner made from the sticker sheet in the collection.

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementRecipe cards are dressed up in their holiday best and tucked into the pocket.  The belly band is only glued on the sides, so that the recipe cards can slide out.  Then I glued another recipe card onto the back.  You can never have too many cookies for Santa!

No Peeking!  Accordion Style Folio

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementThe folio on top is held shut with a ribbon tie.  I created a gatefold cover using this adorable “no peeking” journal tag from the paper collection.

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementCookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementThe center panel is 6″ wide x 4″ tall, so it can hold a nice sized family photo.  There are 3 panels on each side, each double-sided.  So you can fit over a dozen photos in this clever little folio.

Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio by Kathy ClementDon’t you just love these cute retro patterns?

A Retro Santa Tag made from Scraps????

It’s much better to make a cute little Retro Santa Tag than it is to toss my work table scraps into “The Land That Kathy Forgot”!  This tag will add a real festive feel to a plate of home made cookies!

I dusted these Regal Gold Poinsettias with my Grit Paste “faux snow”.  And can you see these teeny tiny vintage ice skates?  I iced them up as well.  To finish off the tag, I added a trio of Green Glittered Star Picks and topped the tag with  Green Glitz Ribbon.This shade of green is so perfectly retro!

Baking Christmas cookies is one of my all time favorite holiday traditions.  I started as a young bride, then shared the tradition with our children.  Now, I’m blessed to be able to make sweet new memories with our precious grandgirls.  The holidays are all about making memories!  I hope you get to make some soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Hot Chocolate for Santa and Rudolph

Hot Chocolate for Santa and Rudolph: A Pocket Card with a twist!

Hello, Ribbon lovers!  Have you ever wondered why Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer has such a very shiny nose?  Me, too.  But I think I have cracked the mystery: he was COLD!  I mean, that’s what happens to my nose when I get too cold!  To remedy the situation, I whipped up a little Christmas card with some Hot Chocolate for Santa and Rudolph.  Oh what fun!

Hot Chocolate for Santa and Rudolph Card by Kathy ClementThis 5×7 top fold card is made with Authentique’s fabulous Retro Christmas collection.  To really make it shine, I created a layered bow with Black Plaid Ribbon, Snowflakes on Red Satin Ribbon and Gold Metallic String.   I even tossed in a candy cane in case Santa’s needs to freshen his breath!  Where’s the hot chocolate for Santa and Rudolph, you ask?  Read on!

Hot Chocolate for Santa and Rudolph Card by Kathy ClementInside the card, I’ve created a cute belly band to hold a pouch of Starbuck’s Salted Caramel hot chocolate for Santa and Rudolph in case they need a little warm up.  This is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Cut a piece of patterned paper about 1.25″ wide x 6.75″ wide.
  2. Mat on black cardstock
  3. Glue just the end pieces on either side.

Now you can just slip your packet of cocoa behind the belly band.  I added a sticker sentiment from the collection.  Oh, and just so you know, I did a taste test on the hot chocolate to make sure it meets Santa’s high standards and it passed with flying colors.

Inside Pocket Number 2

Hot Chocolate for Santa and Rudolph Card by Kathy ClementThe bottom half of the card sports a standard pocket, stuffed to the max with cute little tags from the collection.  I topped each of these with more Red Snowflake Satin, a silvertone Christmas charm and an ivory burlap string bow.

The mini envelope is made with one of Tammy Tutterow’s fabulous dies.  I love that this one has a window in it that is just exactly the right size for an itty bitty Ghiradelli chocolate.  how fun is that?  Of course, you could tuck in a gift card if you wanted to.  I’ve heard that Santa is very fond of Starbucks.

This would make such a great gift card for the holidays.  If you’re looking for a fun way to present a gift card, I think this pretty much fills the bill.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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