Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card

Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card for Throwback THursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Throwback Thursday: Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another Throwback Thursday Christmas in July tutorial.  This week, I have an Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card to share with you.  Tidings, which was released in 2015, has a vintage kraft, black, and cream color palette with red and green accents.  It’s perfectly vintage with a touch of country, and I just love it!

Creating the Patchwork Card Base and Background

Here’s how to get started making this rustic Christmas card.

  • First, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ panel of kraft cardstock to measure 5 1/2″ x 11.
  • Then score this at 5 1/2″ to form a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ top fold card base. (I share a tip for this in the video tutorials below.)
  • Next, cut a 5 1/4″ square of green cardstock.  I did not have a 5 1/4″ square, so I pieced two smaller scraps together.
  • Now cut a 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of the postmark/script paper.
  • Next cut a 3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of the holly pattern.  This goes about 3/4″ from the left hand edge of the postmark/script panel.
  • Then cut a 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ strip of the red print/kraft panel.  Line this up about 1/4″ from the left hand edge of the holly pattern.
  • Finally, machine stitch all these layers together to form a patchwork style card base. Adhere a strip of rickrack to cover the seam in the green cardstock.
Making the Shaker Element

  • Die cut 2 Spellbinders Holly Berry wreaths from the black and kraft newsprint pattern. Spray these with Perfect Pearls Green Patina mist to add a bit of color and shine.  Spray the pine cone pieces with Suede Glimmer Mist.
  • Now place small pieces of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of one wreath.  Remove the liner tape and stack the two wreaths together.
  • Cut clear cardstock with  the largest Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Die.  Cut the stag pattern with the same die.
  • Next adhere the clear cardstock to the back side of the stacked wreaths.  Place 3 layers of foam tape around the wreath to create a shaker box.
  • Now fill the shaker box with sequins and seal with the die cut circle.
  • Add rhinestones, flowers and ribbon to decorate the wreath.
  • Finally, string 2 green jingle bells on and tie the around the bow cluster, knotting securely.
Finishing Touches

Adhere the “Merry and Bright” sticker banner in the upper left hand corner.  Slide on a black and white striped paper clip.  Then mat the Santa stamp on waste chipboard and adhere in the lower right hand corner.  Adhere a small reindeer charm on the stamp.

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with simple panels of paper.  I’ll share tips about how to make the banner across the top in the video tutorial below.

So, are you ready to get your craft on?  Please enjoy this quick and easy Throwback Thursday Tutorial.


Have any of you started making your Christmas cards yet?  Or is it too early for you to even think about.  I like getting a head start!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see other Throwback Thursday tutorials, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supply List

*Note: Throwback Thursday projects are designed to encourage you to break into your Closet of Shame and liberate some great older products in new projects.  For this reason, we won’t always be able to link to all products used.

9 thoughts on “Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    I am in love with this card, Kathy!!! When I saw your post on Facebook it felt like I could touch it. Lol! It just looks so awesome. You are so talented!!! Take care my friend!!! Hugs

  2. Susan Steele

    This card looks so so vintage and rustic!!! Just luv your mix of papers! Perfect …as usual! If i could ever master your technique of matching up things …you just have that gift! Luv the wreath/shaker! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. soozyb2013

    Okay, not that I want Christmas to be here soon, but this card is amazing. I do love Christmas, but I don’t want it to arrive any time soon. We haven’t had summer yet here in Victoria, BC It’s slow in arriving.
    Beautiful detail, beautiful papers, love the Santa. Have a beauty day Kathy.

  4. Helen Budz

    How delightful to use scraps this way, Kathy! You have such a gift for this. I have many scraps of Christmas paper (and many not-scraps” as well–lol) so I’m getting my craft on today with your inspiration to do some Christmas in July crafting. tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  5. Claire Gagne

    What a wonderful card Kathy. It does have that vintage feel to it. Be safe & TYFS

  6. Sara Barker

    Kathy, this is a beautiful and festive Christmas card. I love how you’ve sprinkled the black and white details that really lead your eye around the design. As always, the stitching is what steals my heart and those special details within. I just don’t know how you do it; you are a paper layering genius! Big hugs!

  7. Jennifer Scull

    What a fabulous Christmas card! You always accent your projects so beautifully with wonderful embellishments!
    This is one of my absolute favorite collections from Authentique. I am terrible and hoard every piece of it that I have left. ;)

    Please forgive me for not getting to your blog and YouTube channel as often as I should. I had a bit of a setback and ended up in the hospital. Life is always interesting, that is for sure! But so much to be thankful for. :)

    Thank you for always inspiring! Enjoy your day!

  8. Gena L Krannig

    What a wonderful Christmas card, Kathy! Living out in the country, I do love the rustic look of it! The ribbon , jingles, and rose really dress it up and the Santa with reindeer motif in the corner makes it feel very nostalgic. And what a cute and funny sentiment you have added to the inside. I have certainly been thinking about Christmas Cards but haven’t started yet. I better get a move on though! LOL Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation and the video! Hugs!

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