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Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial

Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial and Matching Card

Hello, Friends!  How are you coming along with your Valentines?  If you need a fresh, fun idea for your Valentine party, I have a thought.  This Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial will guide you step by step through the process of making an adorable album where you can store all your favorite Valentine photos.

Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This “from scratch” mini album measures 5′ x 6.5″  with a 2″ spine.  I’ve used fresh, fun papers from Authentique’s Sweetheart Collection Kit to make the album.   Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Red Licorice and Tricycle Red is used for matting, photo mounts and on the spine.

The album has a contrasting spine and ribbon closure.  I’ve dressed up the spine with some sweet Valentine charms and ribbon.

Don’t you just love these fresh, modern images and patterns?  I wanted to create an interactive album that matched the playful feel of these delightful papers.

A fun waterfall cascade starts things out on the right foot, but keep on turning the pages!

You’ll find loads of flaps, fold-outs, flip up pages, pockets, mini file folders and tags inside.

Matching Sweetheart Valentine Gift Wallet

I was having so much fun playing with Sweetheart, that I went ahead and made a quick Valentine to match the mini album.

Here’s how to put the card together:

  • First, create a 4.25″ x 6″ top fold card base from off white cardstock.
  • Next, mat the heart paper from Sweetheart on both pink and red cardstock.
  • Now, paint a piece of corrugate paper with Picket Fence Distress paint.  Glue on top.
  • Then, die cut Tammy Tutterow Prim Hearts from scraps of paper in the collection. I also used a burlap heart my sweet daughter in law gave me for Christmas.  But you could easily substitute another die cut heart here.
  • Now the real fun begins.  Fussy cut the Cupid image and cover him in embossing ink.  Heat emboss with Shabby Ivory Embossing Powder.  Pop up on foam dots or waste chipboard.
  • Finally embellish with bow, flower, sticker and button.
A Peek Inside

There’s more fun on the inside of this cute Cupid Valentine!

I used scraps to create a little treat wallet.

Inside, I added an envelope die cut with Tammy Tutterow’s Window Mini Pocket Die. Ghiradelli makes mini chocolate treats that fit perfectly in the window.  After all, it’s Valentine’s Day and everyone needs a little chocolate treat!

Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

So, are you ready to get your craft on? Then grab a cuppa, notebook and pencil and join me for this Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial.  First we’ll take a tour of the entire album, so you can see how all the interactive elements work.  Next, I’ll guide you step by step so you can build your very own album base.  You’ll learn how to create the fun tab spine and pocket pages, too!  FInally, you’ll get to see all the elements in a photo gallery that will give all kinds of ideas for decorating and finishing your album.

If you enjoy this video, you might like to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  I have dozens crafting videos there.  I’d love to have you join me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks and Treat Wallet for The Kiddies

Hello, again, Friends!  Just as I  promised, I’m back today with more Lovestruck Valentines.  My last project used Lovestruck to make a sassy and sweet grown up Valentine.  But these Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks and Valentine Treat Wallet are made with the kids in mind.  Both of today’s projects are quick and easy to make, so let’s get the party started!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 1

These retro images take me right back to elementary school!  Remember the fun Valentine’s Day parties with cookies, punch and Valentine treats?   My mom always insisted that we make our own Valentines for those parties.  One year, we baked heart shaped cookies and decorated them with frosting.  Another year, we cut out construction paper hearts, added a stick of gum and wrote “I’m stuck on you, ” on each card.  And one year we handed out lollipops with a little tag that said, “I’m a sucker for you.”  My mom was never short on imagination!  I’m so thankful for her innovation and creativity!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 2Somewhere in my shopping adventures, I ran across these white bookmark forms.  I think they were in a dollar bin somewhere.  I liked the shape and the scalloped edge, so I brought them home.  While doing my annual end of the year clean up, I ran across them and realized they would make great Valentines!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 3Each bookmark measures 2″ wide x 6″ tall.  Because of the petite size, I decided to work with the Lovestruck 6″ x 6″ paper bundle as well as the Lovestruck Collection Kit.  (You always want to try to match the scale of your paper pattern to the size of your project.)

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 4The focal images are cut from the 12×12 collection kit, then embellished with stickers and other fussy cut images.

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 5

To add the lollipop to these Lovestruck Lollipop Bookmarks, punch two holes with a standard hole punch.  Then thread the stem of the lollipop through the holes and secure on the back side of the bookmark with tape.  You could make a bunch of these cutie pie bookmarks in no time!  I think they’d make darling party favors!

Lovestruck Valentine Treat Wallet

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This cute little treat wallet is so easy to make using paper scraps and stickers.  Here’s how I did it:

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

  • First, cut a 7.5″ wide x 5″ tall piece of scrap cardstock.
  • Next, place the long side on your scoring tool.  Score at 3.25″ and 7″.
  • Crease the folds to create a little wallet. Decorate the front as seen here.
  • Create a belly band from paper scraps and decorate with a sticker.

For the inside:

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

  • You will have a 1″ overlap on the right hand side.  This becomes a pocket.
  • Now, line the interior of the wallet with papers from the 6×6 Paper Bundle.
  • Then glue the sides of the 1″ flap to the base to form a pocket.  You can punch a thumb hole with a 1″ circle punch first, if desired.
  • Now, fill the pocket with treats, a gift card or a little note.
  • Back a sticker with cardstock and glue just the bottom edge on the left hand side of the wallet.  This becomes a tuck spot for an image.

How easy was that?

I hope I’ve shared some fun ideas that you can use when making Valentines for your favorite kiddoes.  I think these would make darling party favors and would even be fun for teachers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio

Authentique Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio with Handmade Flower

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is such a lovely holiday!  Who doesn’t love a day that’s all about love, friendship, card swapping, flowers and chocolate?  But Valentine’s don’t always have to be sweet, do they?  This Authentique Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio is lots of fun, too!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.  And don’t you just love this sassy sentiment?  Never mind love…I’d rather fall in chocolate!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2I love the red and aqua color combo, too.   That aqua paper really makes the bow cluster pop!  Scarlet Checkerboard Satin Ribbon is on the bottom, and Random Hearts and Confetti Grosgrain Ribbon is on top.

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3The handmade flower on this card is fussy cut from Lovestruck 5, which is an all over doily image page.  I just cut out several doilies, then trimmed out the layers, shaped them with my ball stylus and stacked them together with hot glue.  Vintage buttons play a big role in this card.  I’ve used them in the flower center and down the right hand side of the card.

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio: There’s a party on the inside!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

The inside of this card folio really is ready to party!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5Use your scraps to create a little chocolate wallet, then dress it up with images from the 6×6″ Lovestruck Paper Bundle.  The belly band is also made from scraps and decorated with a sticker from the Lovestruck Sticker Sheet.

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

The chocolate wallet is just the right size to hold an individually wrapped Ghiradelli Chocolate treat.  Because, it’s Valentine’s Day people!  Time to break out the chocolate!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo7The Be Mine banner is also made from stickers.  It adds a fun party feel to the card.  And wait til you see what’s in the pocket!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

How fun is this Valentine tag?  I’ve dressed up a Graphic 45 Ivory Staples Tag with papers from the 6″ x 6″ Bundle.  Then I added stickers, crepe paper trim and a felt heart embellishment.  The heart is made with Tammy Tutterow’s Prim Hearts,  Posie Parts and Bitty Posies Dies.

People often ask me, “What do you do with a tag?”  I have tags looped over cabinet pulls to brighten up a room.  They are great to display in an office cubicle, and fabulous to tie on a gift.  They make great bookmarks, are a fun addition to a mantel display and you can write a greeting on the back.  That’s just a few of the fun things you can do with tags!

I hope this Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card folio has sparked your inspiration.  I’ll be back on Wednesday with some Lovestruck Valentine Ideas for the Kids.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout

Hello, Friends!  I’m hoping you all had a very Merry Christmas yesterday!  By now, the presents are probably all unwrapped and there are nothing but crumbs left on the cookie plate.  That’s as it should be.  This Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love layout is filled with beautiful shades of blue and gorgeous vintage images and patterns.

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

A few weeks back, I received a surprise package in the mail from my sister in law.  To my great delight, the envelope contained lots of old family photos, including this one of my big brother, Doug, enjoying his first sledding party.  This was taken in 1946 on my grandmother’s farm in Williamstown, Vermont.  I just had to capture these sweet photos in a layout.  Doug passed away very suddenly in 1990 at the tender age of 44, so these pics are especially precious to me.

A Very Fun Mom

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2My mom was the most fun mom in the history of mom-dom.  She loved to play in the snow as much as we kids did.  Some of my fondest memories are of zipping down our great big hill on a sled with mom holding me firmly between her knees.  She would whoop and holler just as loudly as we did as the wind nipped our noses and the sled sent the snow flying all around us.  The faster we went, the better she liked it!  So it makes perfect sense to me to see this innovative box sled that was rigged up for Dougie, her first born, so that they could play in the snow together.

Alpine Bundled Up With Love: Lots of layer!

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3This image of the mom and her child was the inspiration for my Alpine Bundled Up With Love layout.  The image is fussy cut from Alpine Eight, and backed with waste chipboard to give it extra dimension.  My mom always wore a kerchief just like the one depicted here.  So nostalgic!

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4I created lots of distressed layers for this layout.  Here’s what that looks like:

  • First, Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Antique Lace Two left at 12″ square
  • Next, Dark blue calico from Alpine One trimmed to 11.5″ square
  • Then, Country Village print from Alpine Three trimmed to 10″ square.  Mat this on a slightly larger piece of Antique Lace Two.
  • Now, use waste chipboard or foam tape between the layers to add lots of dimension
  • Next, use Spellbinders Grand Labels One to cut out the cute winter hats from the Alpine 6.6 Bundle
  • Then, die cut a a large circle (Spellbinder’s Grand Circles) from Alpine Three. Cut the circle in half and tuck each half behind the die cut label
  • Create the snowflake center by staggering two 8″ square lace doilies in the center of the layout
Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout: Fun with Embellishments!

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

Once I had all my layers in place, I was ready to embellish.  I started by fussy  cutting Winter is a Wonder from the top of the mother/child image.  This was then backed with cardstock and tapped with grit paste to give it a snowy appearance.

Authentique Alpine Bundled Up With Love Layout by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6Stickers from the 12×12 Collection kit make great embellishments.  I simply backed them with cardstock, added foam tape or waste chipboard to the backs and tucked them in and around the layout.

I dug through my stash of novelty buttons and winter embellies to add lots of playful elements to the layout.

So if you are looking for the perfect collection for your winter fun photos, Alpine is it.  I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the gorgeous patterns and images it provides.

Creating this layout stirred up so many happy memories for me.  I hope it inspired you to break out your paper pretties and capture some memories on paper.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Wishing you a happy and restful day after Christmas, with time for family fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links for Bundled Up With Love Layout

NOTE: I will provide links to products whenever possible. Some items have been in my stash a long time and may no longer be available.  Or I may have forgotten where I found them.  But I’m sure you have lots of goodies that you can substitute where needed.  Thanks for understanding.

Authentique Products:  

Other Products:

  • Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities
    • Grand Circles (die # 4) (retired)
    • Labels One (Grand Labels Die #4) (retired)
  • Petaloo White Mixed Blossoms Large
  • Ranger Distress Grit Paste
  • Berries, Pine cones, Novelty Buttons and charms from my stash

 

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever with Authentique Alpine and Tammy Tutterow Designs

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Creative Crew Friday with Tammy Tutterow Designs.  I am so excited about today’s project, as it involves a fabulous pop up card design.  I have a YouTube video to share the Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever!

Twist and Pop cards burst on the scene a little over a year ago and I was instantly captivated by them.  The big problem with this amazing fancy fold card was that you practically needed an engineering degree to put one together.  The pop up mechanism was complicated and bulky and it was really easy to get discouraged during the creative process.

But I love a good interactive card, so I set my mind on coming up with a design that was less bulky, easier to create and would accommodate a larger card base. First,  I spent a whole day watching dozens of twist and pop card videos and reading blog posts. While I gleaned some good tidbits from each video/tutorial I viewed none of them completely met my expectations.

Then I spent an entire day “fussing with paper” until I felt I had a design that was sleek and easy to create.  In fact, it was so much fun that I ended up making TWO cards for you today instead of just one.  So let’s get this show on the road and dig in to this Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever.

 

Cold  Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

This first card is made with Tammy Tutterow’s amazing Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Cling Stamp.  The card base measures a generous 5″ x 6″.  This is considerably larger than the 4.25″ x 5.5″ card tutorials that I found online.  Goal number one?  Make a larger card.  Check!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2

First, I stamped the image onto patterned paper from Authentique’s Alpine Collection Kit.  Then I colored it in with a combination of colored pencils and alcohol markers.  Next, the stamped panel was stitched onto a navy cardstock mat. Now I created my card base from the same navy cardstock and added a stitched panel of designer paper from Alpine.  Then I die cut felt flowers using Bitty Posie and Posie Parts to add to the card along with some ribbon and a cute novelty button.   I die cut a couple of banner flags using Tammy’s Frayed Banners and topped them with vintage red buttons from my stash.  Card front is done!  Easy peasy!

Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: The Party is on the Inside!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3

There’s nothing more fun than opening up a twist and pop card….unless you are watching someone open one for the first time!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

This cheery array of Tammy’s Mini Envelopes and Pockets decorates the pop up mechanism.

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5I even included a little shaker element!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 6

Each mini envelope has been decorated with stickers or images from the Alpine Collection Kit.  The envelopes are held in place with small magnets.  Cute images from the 6×6 bundle are tucked inside.  Find all the details in the YouTube tutorial below.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with Authentique Alpine Collection

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 1

How much do we love this winter llama and penguin?  Yeah, a lot!  This second card is the one that we will build together in the YouTube tutorial below.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 2Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 3

Like the Cold Hands card, it has a fun twist and pop design.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 4

This time, instead of adding envelopes, I just decorated each panel of the pop up mechanism.  How fun are these images?

So are you ready to dig in and get busy with The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever?  Join me below!

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever on YouTube

And Now, A Fond Farewell

I also wanted to share with you that this is my last post as a member of Tammy’s Creative Crew. I have loved every minute of being part of this team.  Tammy is the most generous, laid back and encouraging person I’ve ever worked with.  The Creative Crew is immensely talented, supportive and fun.  It has been a great gig!

Don’t worry!  I’ll continue to use Tammy’s amazing dies and stamps in my creations and will share them with you here.  Tammy also has some exciting changes going on, so be sure to visit her blog to read all about it.  You’ll also find links to inspiring projects from the rest of the Creative Crew.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and techniques 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

The Easiest Twist And Pop Card Tutorial Product Links

 

BOTH CARDS: Authentique Alpine Collection Kit (includes sticker sheet) and 6×6 Bundle

 

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

Authentique Colorful Christmas: Jingle All the Way Card Folio Tutorial and Merry Christmas Banner

Hello, Friends!  I’ve had the best time playing with Authentique Paper’s Christmas collections.  Today I’m sharing a couple of projects made with their amazing Colorful Christmas.  I had great fun putting this Jingle All the Way Christmas Card  Folio Tutorial together for you.  I’m fairly addicted to making card folios, as they serve so many purposes.  This one is filled with all kinds of fun flaps, folds, flips and interactive features.  I think you’re really going to enjoy making it!

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.  And how about this Dapper Santa?  Isn’t he fabulous?

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

Colorful Christmas is loaded with fresh patterns, fun images and a great cut apart page!  I trimmed out the “Jingle All the Way” sentiment to make the ornament on my card front.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3This whole collection reminds me of gingerbread…and that is always a good thing!

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

Oh, what fun!  We have a pocket, a decorated candy cane and an interactive accordion fold album on the inside of this folio.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5The accordion fold album measures 4.75″ square and has a ribbon tie closure.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6Untie the ribbon, and the festivities fold out!

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7Each fold in the album measures 3.75″ wide x 5″ tall.  I’ve included flap elements and mini file folders made with the stickers that come with the collection.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 9It’s like a party on paper, isn’t it?

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 10This 4.75″ square pocket is in the center of the album.  Decorated with a sticker, it contains 2 photo mounts and a cute gift card holder.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 11

This large manila tag is all dressed up in holiday finery.  It sits in the large pocket on the bottom of the album, along with a decorated candy cane.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to make this fun and festive card folio?  Then follow along with this YouTube video and learn how to build the folio base, add the accordion fold album and watch me decorate the cover step by step.

The best thing about these folios is that they can be made quickly and don’t take up a lot of space.  They are perfect for gift giving as the cost for making them is considerably less than that of making an album.  And on top of that , you can add them to your home decor!  It’s lovely when you can make something that serves multiple purposes.

Bonus Project:  Colorful Christmas Star Banner

While I had all my paper pretties out on my work desk, I decided to make a little home decor project.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

The base of this banner is a Crayola Chipboard Star Album.  Each star pennant measures 6″ x 6″.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2First, trace the chipboard star onto patterned paper from Colorful Christmas 6×6 Bundle.

Then ink the edges of the chipboard and the paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Next, stitch around the perimeter of the paper star, then glue onto the chipboard base.  Punch a hole at the top.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3Now cover chipboard letters with the poinsettia pattern.  Ink the edges.  Back with foam tabs or waste chipboard to elevate from the star base.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4Next, create a backdrop for the letters.  Die cut a star shape from kraft cardstock with Spellbinders Exquisite Circles #3 die.  Select a snowflake embossing folder and ink up the debossed side with Versamark Embossing Ink. Then run the die cut through the folder. Next, sprinkle the embossed star with a clear glitter embossing powder and heat set.  Finally spritz with Dylusions White Linen Spray and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5Now, add foam tabs or chipboard to the back of the die cut and glue in place on the star.  Top with the prepared letter. Decorate with Colorful Christmas stickers and Christmas goodies from your stash.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6Punch a hole at the top of each star.  Thread ribbon through the holes.  Add bows and buttons. Then, cut the images and sentiments from the 6×6 Bundle into little fishtail banners.  Mat on kraft cardstock and attach with mini wood clothespins.

I hope these tips and tricks inspired you to get out your paper pretties and deck the halls!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Jingle All the Way and Merry Christmas Star Banner Supply List and Product Links

Authentique Paper

Spellbinders Dies

Ribbon

Other Products

  • Versamark Embossing Ink
  • WOW! Natural Shimmer Embossing Glitter
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Sizzix Snowflakes Embossing Folder
  • Crayola Star Chipboard Album

 

 

 

 

 

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio and Gift Tags

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio and Gift Tags with Authentique Jolly Christmas Collection

Hello, Friends!  Do you remember waking up on a wintry morning and peeping out of the windows, only to find them flaked with snow and ice?  I do.  (That’s one of the reasons why I married a Southern man…but that’s another story for another day!)  This Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card folio made with Authentique Paper’s Jolly Christmas Collection hearkens back to that childhood memory.  Take a look.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

I love the festive patterns and vibrant colors of this fun collection.  Seeing all those  lacy white snowflakes patterned on a red background inspired me to make this jolly shaker card folio.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

The folio is my “go to” 5″ x 7″ base with a 1/4″ spine.  I did loads of die cutting on this one, and it was all jolly good fun.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio: How to Create the Frosty Windowpane

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

  • Die cut 2 window frames using a Tim Holtz Window/Window Box Bigz Die.  I used a pearlized white metallic paper that I found in my stash.  It has a subtle sheen and frosty appearance that worked well with my card design.
  • Next, die cut 2 of the window boxes: one from scrap chipboard and one from patterned paper.
  • Now, cut two 2.25″ x 3.25″ sheets of clear acetate cardstock.
  • Then run 1/4″ Scor-Tape around the front edges of one window.  This will be the window on the bottom in our shaker element.
  • Next, peel off the liner tape and adhere one of the pieces of clear acetate cardstock.
  • Then repeat this on the second window, BUT put the tape and the acetate cardstock on the BACK side of the window frame.
  • Place a layer of foam tape on the front frame of the bottom window, being sure that you don’t overlap the panes.  You don’t want the tape to show.
  • Now, repeat this step with the top window, but as before, add the foam tape to the BACK side of the window frame.
  • Next, lay the bottom window face up on your work surface and carefully fill the center with glitter, beads, sequins or whatever shaker medium you choose.  Don’t over fill.
  • Now, carefully remove the liner tape from both windows, and line them up one over the other.  Take your time and make sure everything is straight and lined up.  Then press to close.
Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

The fun continues on the inside of this Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card folio. Don’t you just love these cheery patterns?  This top pocket contains a mini file folder with a bit of chocolate tucked inside. This would be a great spot to hide a gift card or monetary gift as well.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

This large bottom pocket holds a decorated candy cane treat and a 4″ x 4.5″ accordion folded photo album.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7

This decorative belly band holds the photo album closed.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

There’s room inside for eight 3.5″ x 4″ photos.  Mat stickers on cardstock and then glue so that photos can be tucked behind them.

Wouldn’t this be a great way to share your family Christmas photos this year?  It’s a card, and a gift, and pretty home decor all wrapped up into one neat package.  You gotta love that!

Jolly Christmas Gift Tags

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Gift tags are a quick and easy way to dress up a cookie plate, holiday gift or even trim the tree.  These little beauties come together in a snap, thanks to the darling stickers in Jolly Christmas!

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 2

Die cut the tag bases with Tammy Tutterow’s Shortie Tags Die.  Then die cut patterned paper with the same die and trim a little off the sides .  Now, die cut a contrasting decorative edge using one of the shaped edge dies that comes with the set.  I also die cut a little accent tab using Tammy’s Tabs Two Die.   BAM!  Tag bases are finished!

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo

Now comes the fun part!  Add stickers from the collection kit, pretty Christmas ribbons and trims, floral accents and Christmas embellies to make these tags shine. I find that if I make these “assembly line” style they come together really fast.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks 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

 

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Supply List

NOTE: I will link to as many items as possible, but some have been in my stash for a long time and may be retired.  If possible, I will suggest a substitute.  Common items like cardstock, glue, etc will not be listed here.

 

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