Let it Snow Flip Folio with Authentique Wintery for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! For this episode of Throwback Thursday I’ve prepared this adorable Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial. I reached all the way back to October 2016 when Authentique Paper released their gorgeous vintage style Wintery collection. This was the collection that convinced me to find a way to get on this design team. It’s so perfectly vintage, but perfectly fresh…which is kind of Authentique Paper’s wheelhouse. (By the way, I was asked to Guest Design for Authentique Paper in May 2017, and I gleefully joined the team after that Guest Designer spot. I joke with Samantha, the owner, that I had to woo her hard in between those two dates.)
Let it Snow Flip Folio Details
This little folio is 5 1/2″ square with a 1 1/2″ spine. The design is simple, but elegant. Here’s how the front cover comes together:
First, cover a G45 Ivory Square Tag with designer paper from the Wintery collection. Use the tag tie to cut the paper liner.
Next, heat emboss a Reneabouquets Snowflake Shadow Box with Stampendous Shabby Blue Frantage Embossing Enamel.
Now fill the shaker box with a sequin mix. My mix is linked in the supply list below this post.
Next adhere the shaker box to the striped 3×4 journal card from the paper collection.
Then adhere this whole piece to the covered G45 tag.
Before you adhere the tag to the cover, be sure to wrap the folio with ribbon.
Next, attach the Reneabouquets Snowman to the right hand side of the shaker box. Use foam tape to fill in the space behind the body.
Now all that is left to do is add your winter greenery, flowers and embellishments.
Here’s a look at the spine.
Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial and Project Tour on YouTube.
It’s always easier to get a feel for the layout and flow of an interactive folio in a video. So I’ve prepared a short project tour. This is followed by a tutorial that will help you build the base and the interactive elements within the folio. I hope you enjoy!
I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your paper stash, pull out a lovely older collection and make something beautiful today.
Thanks for stopping by!
Note: Throwback Thursday projects are designed to inspire us to use older, retired products from our stash. For this reason, I may not be able to link to retired or out of stock supplies. Thank you for understanding.
Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Today I have a Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card that is sure to chase away your winter blues! The image inside the shaker frame reminds me so much of the home I grew up in. Our house was situated in exactly the same spot as the one pictured here. Living in Vermont, the streetlights came on around 3:30 in the afternoon during the winter months. The snow would glow with soft blue shades as the winter darkness closed in. And climbing that long icy hill in the dreary month of January was no picnic! But there would be a hot cuppa, and a still-warm slice of Mom’s homemade bread waiting for me. That promise of warmth and comfort kept me putting my feet one in front of the other as I trudged along past mammoth sized snowbanks, surrounded by the solitude that only winter provides.
TIP: Adhere the shaker frame on the diagonal to create this pleasing diamond shape.
A Peek Inside
The inside of the card is very simply lined with more of the beautiful papers from this collection. I created a small tea bag pocket and tucked in a fussy cut tag from the collection to complete the card design.
I have warm memories of my childhood home, but I must confess to you, I’m awfully glad to have married a Southern boy! I find our North Carolina winters a LOT easier to endure than the ones from my childhood!
I hope I shared a some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Tie the loopy metallic string bow and adhere on top.
Add flowers and leaves from your stash.
Repeat in the upper left hand corner, but tie smaller bows and use smaller flowers.
Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
The inside is lined with designer papers from the Shabby Rose pad. Create a sentiment panel by die cutting cream cardstock with a Spellbinder’s Die (Card Creator/Detailed Scallops/Retired). Cut a circle element from the paper collection in half to create a sweet little tea bag pocket.
Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial with Authentique Snowfall Collection
Hello, Friends! If you’re having trouble getting your creative mojo back in gear after the holidays, this Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial is sure to help! I’ve used the adorable Authentique Snowfall collection to create a quick and easy card that’s perfect for winter birthdays, get well wishes, or just to say hello.
Let’s Get Our Craft On!
First, create the 5 1/2″ square card base with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of heavy cardstock.
Next, trim it to measure 5 1/2″ x 11″, then score on the long side at 5 1/2″ and fold to form a simple card base.
Now mat a 5 1/4″ square of the snowflake pattern from Snowfall 3 on a 5 3/8″ square Authentique Spectrum Antique Lace cardstock.
Then create a belly band by matting a 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ panel of Snowfall One Plaid on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ panel of Spectrum Forest Green Cardstock.
You can choose to machine stitch these layers together as I did, or simply adhere in place.
Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial: Adding the Details
Punch the 3 banners from the Snowfall Element Sheet and mat on both Antique Lace and Forest Green Spectrum Cardstock.
To add a frosty edge to the banners, sand them lightly before matting.
Now place dimensionals on the back of the banners and adhere to the card front.
TIP: Place the middle banner first so that your design will be centered properly. Then add the two side banners.
Next, adhere the die cut snowflakes. We will discuss how I embossed them in the video tutorial below.
Die cut and heat emboss Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves. Adhere the stems under the left hand banner.
Now add a Blue/Gold Plaid Bow and some flowers.
Place dimensionals on the back of the snowflake icons. Top with bitty buttons and adhere.
Place dimensionals behind the “Bundle Up” tab and adhere at the top of the card.
For a great snowy finish, spatter the card with diluted white acrylic paint. Dry brush the edges with Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel.
Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside
The inside of this card is simply fun!
First, cut (2) 5 3/8″ panels of cardstock to line the base. Sand the edges if desired
Now, find a scrap of the plaid pattern that is about 1 1/2″ wide x 5 3/8″ long. Adhere just the top, bottom and left hand side to form a shallow tea bag pocket.
Then punch out the “frosty mornings” ticket from the Elements sheet and adhere.
Cut a 5 3/8″ wide belly band from the plaid paper and adhere.
Now adhere a blank panel of cream cardstock in the center where you can add your sentiment.
That’s it! Easy Peasy! You can watch me make this card live in the video tutorial below.
Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial Video
You can use this basic card design as a “recipe” for other card projects, too. Sometimes I like to just make a big old stack of these simple cards to have on hand, or to add to orders from my Etsy Shop as a thank you gift.
If you’re still not ready to get your craft on, check out THISwintry Twist and Pop Card Tutorial. It’s sure to make you want to break out your scissors and get crafty!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards: The Square Frame
Hello, Friends! Just a quick share today, as I am still playing catch up from the holidays. I have a couple of lovely Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards that were made as a special order in my ETSY shop. They turned out so nicely, I though I would let you take a peek, too.
These wintry blues are so dreamy paired up a snowflake frame from Renea Bouquets. HEre’s how the front of this card came together.
First, create a 5 1/2″ square card base.
Next mat a panel of New England paper on two different panels of blue cardstock.
Next prepare the frame. Tap the frames with Versamark Embossing ink. Be generous.
Then, select a focal image that fits the inside dimensions of the shaker frame.
Back the frame with clear cardstock and foam tape.
Fill the cavity with a shaker mix of buttons, pearls, beads and sequins.
Carefully line up the focal image over the foam tape and press in place to seal.
Adhere in the center of the card.
Attach small pearls to the center of each snowflake.
Add ribbons and flowers.
Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards: The Round Frame
Here’s the round frame. Isn’t it lovely? I found a strip of chipboard snowflakes in my stash, so I added them to the mix along with a little tag and key, vintage buttons and beautiful bows and flowers.
The inside is simple, as requested in the special order. But I still managed to sneak a tea bag inside! You know me!
Winter has its own special beauty, and this paper collection really captures it so well. I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.