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Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s November, and you know what that means, right?  Time to get to work on our Christmas Card lists!  Nothing gets the old mojo flowing like a new fancy fold card design.  That’s why I’ve prepared this Christmas Z Fold cards 3 ways tutorial for you today.  We’ll be using Authentique’s awesome Vintage Christmas Collection Kit and 6×6 paper bundle to create 3 fabulous Z Fold Card Designs!

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

One of the things I love the most about Fancy Fold cards is the “wow” factor they bring to cardmaking.  They look like little masterpieces, but the bases are actually really easy to build and super fun to decorate.

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #1 Christmas Snow Globes Standard Z Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

 

The standard  Z Fold card base takes about 10 seconds to create, so it’s perfect for the busy holiday season.  It folds flat for mailing or storage, but opens out to reveal a loads of depth and dimension.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

 

This simple card mechanism allows a  card to  stand for display on a side table or Christmas mantel.  So your card can do double duty as home decor.  And you’ve just gotta love that!

 

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

 

In the video tutorial below, you’ll learn how to incorporate a gift card/treat pocket in each card design.  So now your card is a gift, too.  Sweet!

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #2: Cookies and Cocoa Easel Style Z Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

 

Some of our family’s best Christmas memories are tied to the tradition of baking cookies together.  This darling easel style Z Fold Christmas card celebrates that fun family tradition.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

 

Not only does this adorable card stand for display, it also contains a fun mechanism that makes it exciting to open.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7

 

The inner panel contains a mini paper bag envelope with enough room to hold a sweet treat, some cash or a gift card.  I’ll show you how to make this exciting interactive card design in the YouTube tutorial below.

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #3: Dashing Through the Snow Pop Up Z-Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

 

Pop up cards are such fun to open…and create! Learn how to combine your beautiful Authentique papers with some stylish dies and in no time flat, you’ll have this fabulous Z Fold Pop Up card ready for gifting.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 9

 

And of course, there’s a gift card pocket tucked into this design, too.  Oh, what fun!

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to get your craft on?  This YouTube Video will guide you step by step through building the base, adding the papers and decorating your cards.  Grab a cuppa and a snack to sustain you, because we’re making all 3 cards and I don’t want you to faint on me.  You might also want to grab a pencil and notebook to write down measurements and the like.

I’ve linked up to the papers, dies and ribbons that I used in this post below.  I hope you have as much fun making these Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards as I did!

Cheerio,
kathy

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Vintage Santa Easel Card for RRR Hop

Vintage Santa Easel Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today I’m sharing a Vintage Santa Easel Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop.  You should be coming here filled with inspiration from Karen’s lovely blog.  This hop is all about the beautiful Christmas Ribbons in the October Ribbon Club assortment.  They are soooo festive!

I just love this mix of classic and retro styled ribbons!  They are the perfect accompaniment for Authentique’s Vintage Christmas papers to make this Vintage Santa Easel card.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 1

The green ribbons from the Christmas Ribbon assortment really compliment the papers in this 6″ square easel card.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 2

White crochet lace from the assortment adds that vintage feel to the plaid paper panel.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 3This bow cluster is my favorite element on the card.  The Forest Green ribbons are a new color in the shop, and I love them! Here’s how I made it.

  •  First, tie a double loop bow from 5/8″ Forest Green Satin Swirls Ribbon on your Bow-it-All Tool.
  • Next, tie a second double loop bow from the 3/8″ Forest Green Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Both my bows are 3″ wide.
  • Now, glue the Forest Green Satin Swirls bow in place with hot glue.
  • Then, add the 3/8″ metallic trim bow on top.
  • Next, add some finishing touches to the Petaloo Pine Cone and Berry Branch.  Curl the stick end of the branch around a piercing tool.  Tap the pine cones with Distress Grit Paste.  Then sprinkle with extra fine glitter.
  • Finally, glue the pine cone cluster on top of the ribbons.
Vintage Santa Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 4

The “stopper” on an easel card becomes part of the interior design.  I created mine by matting a collection sticker onto kraft cardstock.  Then I cut banners from all the other ribbons in the collection and glued them to the back of the sentiment panel.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 5Doesn’t it look festive?

On with the Hop!

The next stop on this inspiring hop is Cherry’s blog.  She always uses the ribbons in such a fun way.

After you’ve visited each blog, hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Then your name will be entered into the random draw to win your very own Christmas Ribbon Assortment!

You can find more ribbony inspiration and all the details about the hop HERE.

And, if you haven’t signed up for the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is the perfect time!  It’s a great way to add gorgeous ribbon to your stash at very reasonable prices.   The ribbons come to you in the mail and it’s just like getting a Christmas present every month of the year. You can sign up HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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