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Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland December Daily

A Country Christmas: G45 Winter Wonderland December Daily and Embellishment Tutorial

Hello, G45’ers!  If you’re like me, you haven’t had the chance to document your holiday memories yet.  This Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland December Daily is such a great way to store all those precious photos and cherished memories.  I’m happy to finally be able to share it with you.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

To make memory keeping simple, I broke the album down into 4 weekly sections.   This seems less daunting to me than a daily entry.  It’s such a great place to record my play dates with the Littles, special family times and even favorite recipes, I can just pop a photo into the appropriate week, jot down a quick note and be done.

Graphic 45 Craft Basket Challenge: Mixed Media Album, 12×12 Pad and Washi Tape

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2As an additional motivation for this project, it’s my turn to play along in the G45 Craft Basket Challenge.  This month, we were asked to create a project with a Staples Mixed Media Album (I chose Ivory) a 12×12 paper collection (I chose Winter Wonderland) and Staples Washi Tape.  I have some fun features built into the pages.  You’ll learn all about them in the YouTube Video tour below.

You will also find a lot of really cute embellishments made with Winter Wonderland Chipboard and Stickers.  There’s a YouTube video tutorial for those, and I think you’ll have lots of fun making them.

Winter Wonderland December Daily: The Cover

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3Fussy cut flowers, simple paper layers, and a die cut ornament adorn the cover of this 8.25″ x 8.75″ x 2″ album.  Each layer is matted with gold and black to keep the designs from becoming muddled.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

I could not resist adding this little bottle brush tree to the cover decor.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, use Glossy Accents to secure the Staples Antique Metal Door Pull to the bottom right hand corner of the cover art.  Note that it is upside down.
  • Now, tap a bottle brush tree with Distress Grit Paste and roll in clear Glitter.
  • Next, remove the round wood base from the tree and hot glue to the center of the Door Pull.
  • Then use hot glue to add Spanish Moss and Red Berries to the arrangement.
  • Finally, tap the berries, and door pull with Grit Paste to resemble fallen snow.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

To make the ornament:

  • Die cut a Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament Die (retired) from medium weight chipboard.
  • Now cut again using the green stripe paper in 12×12 Patterns and Solids. Glue together.
  • Create a washi tape belly band.
  • Then top with the chipboard element.
  • Now tie gold string around the top and add small chipboard tag, jingle bells, berries and ribbon.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

Tie ribbon around the spine and decorate with large jingle bells and a mini tree ornament.  The back cover is decorated with 12×12 Patterns and Solids and a washi tape border.

Winter Wonderland December Daily: A Peek Inside

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

You’ll find a slash pocket filled with Staples Black Standard Tags and a cheery holiday banner inside the album

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

Use the tags to decorate cookie plates, Christmas gifts or as fun photo mounts.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

This waterfall feature is a great place for all your candid holiday photos.  Sew two vellum sheets together on 3 sides to create a large pocket.  Then cut the heavy kraft cardstock pages to fit inside.  These pages can be used for large (5″ x 7″) photos or even recipes.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10The tabbed pocket pages are so quick and easy to decorate.  I’ve filled them with 4″ x 6″ images from the cut apart page.  I’ve also added decorated Staples Black Square Tags because they make fabulous photo mounts.  Create a hinge to attach an ATC sized Policy Envelope and tuck another square tag behind it.  This way, you can use the entire page for photos or recipes.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 11

Photo wallets are so much fun to add to pockets, and they make a great place to tuck in a gift card or tickets to a special show.

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This Square Black Tag is tucked behind the open side of a 4″ x 6″ photo mount.  Interactive elements always make an album more fun!

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You’ll find all the details and lots of tips and tricks in this YouTube Video Tour.

Winter Wonderland December Daily YouTube Video Tour

Winter Wonderland December Daily: Making the Chipboard and Sticker Embellishments

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 17

As you saw in the video, the final pocket in this Winter Wonderland December Daily holds a festive banner made with  Staples Red Alpha Tags.  This goes together in about 15 minutes. Here’s how:

  • First, mat each tag on gold metallic paper and trim around the edges.
  • Next, re-punch the hole at the top of each tag.
  • Then thread black and white ribbon through the top.
  • Now tie a square knot with another piece of the same ribbon.
  • Next, hot glue a flower to the center knot.
  • Then, make the chipboard and sticker embellishments following the simple steps in this YouTube Video tutorial.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 18I’ve used these embellishments throughout the album to dress up tags and decorate pages.  They are super simple to make, and can be adapted for use with any paper collection.

Winter Wonderland December Daily Chipboard and Sticker Embellishments Tutorial on YouTube

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own holiday crafting.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  Thanks so much for hanging with me for this long post!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Wonderland December Daily Supply List

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Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags

Hello, my Friends!  The Christmas Countdown clock is ticking loud and clear!  I keep finding “one more thing” on my to-do list.  Yesterday, I found I needed to make some quick gift tags to tie on to some Christmas packages that my dear husband is delivering to business associates today.  These Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags were a snap to make, but oh so shabby chic and pretty.

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Use Your Scraps!

I had scraps of Kaisercraft Frosted on my work table left over from the Christmas Pop Up Gift Card holder that I shared yesterday.  I also had scraps of cardstock that I had used for matting images.  Why not make some little gift tags?  So I turned on my audio book and went to work.

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 2

First, I created the tag bases from cardstock.  As you can see, each tag is a different size and shape.  I did use one Graphic 45 Ivory Staples tag that was in a work basket on my desk.  But the other two tags are made with gray cardstock.

Merry and Bright Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags #1

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 3For this 4.25″ x 4.75″ square tag, I started out with a scrap of gray matting cardstock.  I used my 1/2″ Corner Chomper to round the bottom corners.  Then I used my Scallop Corner chomper on the top to create a decorative edge.

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 4

Next, I trimmed up a scrap of the cable knit sweater paper from Frosted and repeated the corner chomping routine.  Then I just quickly added the darling vintage image and some sticker elements from the collection.  The finishing touch is an Off White Shimmer Satin Bow, a glittery silver jingle bell, silver metallic string and some white WOC flowers.  A snippet of Silver Metallic Grosgrain Ribbon dresses up my Tim Holtz paper clip embellie. Tag one, done!

Counting our Blessings: Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags #2

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 5

This tall and skinny tag followed the same procedure, only with a 3″ x 6″ scrap of gray cardstock.

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 6I also die cut a small label from a scrap of the pretty blue patterned paper, cut it in half, and tucked it behind my focal image to add a pop of color.  Tags are one of the best ways I know  of to use up scraps!

Jingle Bells: Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags #3

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 7

Since I had used up all my gray cardstock scraps, I grabbed a Graphic 45 Staples Ivory Square tag as the base for this 3rd tag.

Kaisercraft Frosted Last Minute Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 9

Here’s a helpful tip: Leave the ends of your silver metallic string long enough to tie through the handles of your gift bag.

Also, add  a snippet of ribbon to a paper clip to make a festive embellishment.  I also used up some leftover die cut snowflakes on this tag.

Super quick, super easy and I used up my scraps!

Now I need to hit the kitchen and get some Christmas baking done!  Wishing you a joy-filled and productive day!

Cheerio,

kathy

Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder

His and Hers Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Hello, Friends!  Well, we are on the final countdown to Christmas, and I’m scrambling around trying to get everything done.  If you’re like me, you’re giving at least one gift card this season, To help you with the presentation,  I thought I’d share a tutorial for a super cute, super easy  Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder with you today.  These are made using a tutorial that I put together last year for a Christmas blog hop.  I liked the design so well, that I adapted it a little this year and made them again.  You can find that  post and YouTube tutorial HERE.

These A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) sized cards that I made last year feature Graphic 45’s gorgeous A Christmas Carol Collection.  It’s a retired collection, but you might have some of these pretty papers in your stash. But I wanted a larger sized card to accommodate a larger gift card, so I had to change up the design just a little.

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder for Him

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Cabin Fever by Kathy Clement Product by Carta Bella Photo 1

As you can see here, this Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder is quite a bit larger than the ones I made last year.  This Beary Merry Christmas version is made with Carta Bella’s adorable Cabin Fever Collection.

  • First, cut a 6″ x 12″ rectangle from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock.
  • Then score on the long side at 6″ to create a 6″ square top fold card.
  • Next, cut a 5.75″ square of kraft cardstock.  Layer your card cover design on this mat and set aside.
Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder: Building the Pop Up Mechanism

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Cabin Fever by Kathy Clement Product by Carta Bella Photo 2

If pop up cards scare you, you are going to love this design.  It is soooo easy to make, and really fun to present.  Here’s how to build the inside of the card.

  • First, line both the top and the bottom of the card interior with designer papers.
  • Next, cut TWO 5.5″ wide x 4″ tall pieces of patterned paper.  These will be used to form the pop up mechanism.  This Carta Bella paper is nice and heavy, so it works well for this task.
  • Place this 5.5″ x 4″ rectangle on your scoring tool on the short side.  Score at 1″ , 2″, and 3″.
  • Now, fold on each scored line to form a kind of box shape.  If you watch my YouTube Video tutorial, you’ll see exactly how to do this.
  • Next, place Scor-Tape on the outer edge of each scored rectangle.
  • Then remove the Scor-Tape from one edge and fold in half.
  • Now, line this folded rectangle up just above the fold line of the card. The open (non-folded) edge should be facing the crease.  When it’s centered and straight, carefully press in place.
  • Next, remove the Scor-Tape from the other half of the rectangle and close the card.  Burnish with your hand, and when you open it, voila!  You will have a dimensional box shape.
  • Create the pocket (directions below) before you add the second pop up mechanism.
  • Once you have added your gift card pocket,  repeat this same procedure on the bottom half of the card.  Again, watch the video to see this done.
Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder: Creating the gift card pocket

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Cabin Fever by Kathy Clement Product by Carta Bella Photo 3

You will add the gift card pocket to the card before you add the second pop up mechanism.

  • First, cut a 6.5″ x 6.5″ square of the same cardstock you used to create the card base.
  • Now place on a scoring tool and score at 3.25″.
  • Then rotate and score 1/2″ on both the right and left hand sides.  Fold and and burnish all the score lines. You will fold the side flaps in to form a pocket.
  • To reduce the pocket bulk, I cut a small “v” notch at the center crease line.  Then I glued the pocket flaps together.
  • Decorate with designer papers, bearing in mind that the bottom 1″ will be hidden behind the pop up mechanism.
  • Add a strip of  1″ Scor-Tape to the back of the pocket.
  • Now remove the tape and line the pocket up with the pop up mechanism.  Close the card and burnish to set the seal.
  • Finally, add the second pop up mechanism.
Shabby Chic Mr. and Mrs. Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder for Her

I was having so much fun, that I made another Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder for a lovely lady on my list.

Shabby Chic Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Frosted by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 1

This shabby chic feminine version is made with Kaisercraft’s Frosted collection.  I altered some chipboard with embossing enamel on the front cover.

Shabby Chic Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Frosted by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 2

Is there anything lovelier than the combination of wintry blues and vintage images?

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks today that will help you make it to the finish line this Christmas.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial

Hello, G45’ers!  Have you put up your Christmas tree yet?  Even if you have, you’re going to want to make room to squeeze in one more last minute ornament. Today,  I’m sharing a Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial with you.  I think you’re going to be inspired to make a few of these yourself, as they are very festive!

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Can you guess what I used as the base for this frosty, sparkly ornament?  Well, if you guessed a Graphic 45 Staples Washi Tape Container, then you are correct!  Move to the head of the class!

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2This is a fairly quick and easy project to put together, especially when you have a Snapguide tutorial to walk you through each of the steps.

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3The cylinder that holds the Staples Washi Tape is just the right size for a little bottle brush tree.  I’ve dressed mine up with Grit Paste and Glitter, then added a bunch of faux snow, sequins and beads to make it sparkle and shine.

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Chipboard elements add the finishing touch on this fun and festive project.

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5And Christmas Ribbon tops everything off perfectly!

Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Tag Tutorial on Snapguide

Are you ready to learn how to make this sweet dimensional ornament?  Then follow the simple steps in this Winter Wonderland Dimensional Shaker Ornament Tutorial on  Snapguide .

Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland 3-D Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

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Wouldn’t this look great tied onto a cookie plate or gift bag?  I hope you have fun making it!

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

Cheerio,

kathy

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White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today with a Saturday Step x Step.  For your convenience, I’m also posting the White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial here on my blog.  This is the project I  made for the Most Memorable Gift Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  You can find the original post HERE.

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1The tutorial focuses on the steps I used to create the shaker window element, prepare the tag base and add the basic layers.  I hope you enjoy!

Check out How to Create a Christmas Shaker Window Element by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Wishing you an oasis of calm and rest in the midst of this busy season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag

Frilly and Funkie Most Memorable Gift Challenge: White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another great challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie BlogSuzz is our hostess, and the theme is Most Memorable Gift.  I’ve created a frosty White Christmas Etcetera  Shaker Tag to share with you today, but before we get into the details on that, let’s see what Suzz has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: Most Memorable Gift

December for many of us is a time where we give and receive.  That had me thinking about the most memorable gifts I have received over the years.  These including a signed book from one of my favorite authors, handwritten notes from my children, a singing hot dog condiment stand and the first gift my husband gave me when we were dating.  Since this is the season of giving I want you to be inspired by a memorable gift and use that to create a vintage or shabby chic project that captures the inspiration from that gift.  You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to mention the memorable gift and how it inspired your creation.

White Christmas Etcetera Tag

I have been pondering this challenge for a long time.  When I finally settled upon my most memorable Christmas, the gift became clear.  This White Christmas Etcetera  Shaker Tag sets the stage for the story, so I’ll share it first, then tell you the tale of my Most Memorable Gift.

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 1

The year was 1969.  The weather in Central Vermont was unseasonably warm and there was not a single flake of snow to be seen.  Our sleds stood idle on our porches, and even though Main Street in our small New England town was dressed up in holiday lights, it just didn’t feel like Christmas. Where, oh where was the snow?

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 2

This strangely warm weather pattern continued all the way up to Christmas Eve, which fell on a Wednesday that year.  How well I remember trudging in to the Christmas Eve candlelight service with green grass all around.  Dad remarked on the way through the doors, “Looks like it’s going to be a green Christmas this year.”  My 13 year old heart sank at the thought of a Christmas without snow.

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There was no time to worry about the situation, however.  I had to don my white Junior Choir robe, tie the black bow tie and get in line for the processional down the aisle.  Warm, soft candlelight filled the sanctuary as choirs and congregation sang the sweet familiar Christmas hymns.  We wriggled impatiently in our pews as the pastor shared a short Christmas sermon.  Then we all traipsed downstairs to the fellowship hall for Christmas cookies, coffee and a visit from Santa.

A Christmas Miracle

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 4

What I failed to realize was that while we were singing carols and munching sugar cookies, a Christmas miracle was taking place outside.  Snow was falling…and not just a little!  Huge fluffy white flakes of snow filled the now crisp wintry night.  The snow came up over the tops of my shoes and coated the top of my head.

It snowed all the way home.

It snowed the whole time we opened our presents.

Snow fell all night long while we slept.

And when we woke in the morning, over 3 feet of snow had fallen…and it continued to snow.

A White Christmas to Remember

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 5

This was an epic snowfall.  No one could make it to the top of the steep hill where our home lay blanketed with snow.  I still remember the serenity and the silence of that wonderful scene.  Not a car engine to be heard anywhere.  Everyone on the hill and in the town below was tucked up inside where it was warm and cozy.

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 6

Since my dad and mom served as the manager/treasurer for our small community credit union, our home was always filled with local people coming to deposit, withdraw or make payment on a loan.  We almost never had a day when we had our parents all to ourselves.

But this Christmas, the snow was so thick that we had 3 whole days where not a single soul braved the icy roads.  Three whole days to play games with Dad, eat Mom’s good cooking, and enjoy being a family.  That snow storm was the most memorable gift I’ve ever received.

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 7

The Best Gifts Don’t Come in a Package

Little did we know at the time, this would be Dad’s last Christmas with us.  He died suddenly the following spring.  When I think of Christmas past, this is the one that comes to mind. The memory of those precious hours spent as a family are worth more to me than any gift I’ve ever received.  The laughter, the love, the fun and games of that Christmas held me through the darker, less joyous ones to come.

The timing of that snowfall could not have been more perfect or more miraculous.  It was a gift from Heaven, and like most of life’s best gifts, it didn’t come in a package.

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 8White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Photo 9

I haven’t shared any tips, tricks or techniques for this project in this post.  That’s because I’ll be doing a Step x Step tutorial on the Frilly and Funkie Blog on Saturday, December 9th.  You will learn how I prepared the base for this White Christmas Etcetera Tag.  You’ll also learn how to create the shaker window element.  I hope you will join me on Saturday.

Now it’s YOUR Turn

We’d love to see your Most Memorable Gift project, and invite you to share it with us over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Simply create your own vintage or shabby chic style project following the challenge theme.  Then link it up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, December 20th.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose our top four picks. Our favorite pick will be invited with to join us as a Guest Designer  at Frilly and Funkie.  The next three favorites will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

This is our last challenge for 2017, so we hope you will find time to play along.  We’re all going to enjoy a nice Christmas break and be back for the first challenge of 2018 in January.

Thanks so much for letting me share this White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag with you, and for taking the time to read the story of my Most Memorable Gift.

Wishing you all a Christmas to remember!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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