Snowy Christmas Village Folio

 

Stamperia Make a Wish Four Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01
Stamperia Make a Wish:  Snowy Christmas Village Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s go to Italy and window shop through this Snowy Christmas Village Folio.  Snow glistens on the quaint rooftops, sparkling snowflakes drift lazily through the air, and all around us we can hear the soft echo of bells ringing in the crisp darkness.  We can grab an espresso to keep warm and peek in all the windows to see the Christmas decorations there.  Care to join me?

 

This little folio was a grand experiment with Stamperia’s vibrantly joyous Make a Wish collection.  The folio has 4 folds, lots of little hidden treats and bountiful Christmas cheer.  Like all experiments, I learned some things, made new discoveries, and found things I will change next time.  But mostly, I love the Old World charm this 5″ x 7″ folio exudes.

Snowy Christmas Village Folio: Puttin’ on the Glitz

 

The right ribbon makes all the difference in a Christmas project.  And I find you just can’t go wrong when you combine Red Glitz Ribbon with Iridescent Metallic String.  This combo adds all the shimmer and shine we crave during the holiday season.

TIP:  Add glitter to rooftops to make them look all sparkly and snowy.  Tap on Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with a makeup sponge.  Then add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear for just the right amount of shine.

I’ve also used 1.5″ Royal Blue Gingham for the ribbon closure.  This ties in perfectly with the reds and blues in this collection.

Snowy Christmas Village Folio: Christmas Baubles

 

Wrap the spine of this album with Iridescent Metallic String, then tie assorted Christmas charms and silver jingle bells onto the ends of the bow.  These look and sound so pretty as the folio opens and closes.

TIP: Add a dab of Dries Clear Adhesive to the knot in the bow and on the charms to keep everything secure.  You don’t notice it once it’s dry, and you won’t have to worry about that perfect bow coming undone or charms falling off.

Snowy Christmas Village Folio: The Video Tour

 

I got a little carried away with the interactive features in this four fold folio.  So I should have anticipated that and scored the spines at 1″ instead of 1/2″.  It’s like the folio had one too many Christmas cookies and the waistband is uncomfortably tight.  But it is still beautiful, and I will do better next time, right?  But the surprises tucked into this folio are extra fun!  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there’s a peek at what I’ve been working on.  How do you feel about this vibrant collection?  It’s so different from anything else out there, I just had to take it for a spin.  I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures!  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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15 thoughts on “Snowy Christmas Village Folio

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    So much wonderful Christmas spirit in this tiny folio, filled to the brim with these gorgeous papers! This will make such a wonderful gift for someone special; how difficult it must have been to part with that sweet Santa spoon tucked in among those brilliant pages! Thank you so much for all your hard work in making this and then for that wonderful video! I could watch it over and over again! Sending warm hugs!

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  2. soozyb2013

    UNBELIEVABLE Kathy, holy moly! The amount of fold outs and secret little spots. Just amazing folio. I will say it again and again, your a super talented lady. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving to you folks in the U.S.

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  3. Carol Edwards

    Hello my friend, yes I’m still watching and following you and all your posts. My little puppy has taken up so much of my time, is such a mischievous soul. I’m struggling to do any crafting at the moment!!!! I just love your folio, the colours ribbon and cardstock are stunning. Most of all though you are amazing how you come up with all your ideas. This project is beautiful and the video is great.xxx

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  4. Susan Steele

    Very cute and christmassy many fold album …luv all your hidden tuck spots! The folded down house and the old santa especially! Lots treasures can be hidden in this album! Thanks for all your inspirations! Happy Week!!! Hugs, Suzy Q

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  5. Traci

    Love the paper collection. I am hoping you do a tutorial for it. The album is fantastic and I would love to make one too.

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  6. Cheryl Wells

    Love this folio – the papers are gorgeous, and I agree with you, the colors for this Christmas folio are wonderful! I have this collection, and I may just need to make some of these folios – beautiful work, Kathy!!!

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  7. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, there in nothing I could say that would do justice to how fabulous this folio is! I just watched the video and I am in awe of all of the interactive elements that you have managed to put into this project. The paper collection is beyond beautiful. Stamperia is in a class by themselves. And I love the blue and red combinations you’ve done. Your design expertise really shines in this beauty! It is absolute eye candy perfection! Thank you for sharing and making this awesome video! Hugs!.

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  8. Dana Roepke

    This is beautiful – love the collection, colors and all the groovy elements! This one seems a bit different than their other collections with the sizes of the images and cut outs. Wish I could find some of those Santa spoons too!

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  9. Priscilla Hughs

    Oh, just watched the video! Loved it and how you used the papers! That little pocket with the button closure really caught my eye… what a good way to rescue something from old jeans! My mind is going into overload!

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