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.
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!
*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.
- Authentique Paper Tidings 12×12 Collection Kit
- Spellbinders Holly Berry Wreath Die
- Forest Shaker Mix
- Clear Cardstock (acetate sheets)
- 1/8″ foam strips
- 3/8″ green gingham ribbon
- green jingle bells, reindeer charm, and other goodies from my stash
- Little Birdie Deborah Love and Roses Flowers