Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Today I have another sweet Ciao Bella Sound of Winter project to share with you.  This Frisky Squirrel Card Folio is filled with rustic details that make my heart happy!

Loaded with texture, this 5″ x 7″ card has a  shaped, cut-away pocket filled with sweet little tags.  Vintage buttons, painted metal pine branches, die cut foliage and burlap string lend a rustic, woodland feel.

TIP: Add loads of texture to your tiny tags with scraps of canvas.  Cut fishtail banners on the ends of 1″ wide canvas, Paint wooden star buttons with ivory chalk paint.  Then top with vintage buttons and stitch onto the tags.  The end result is so pretty.

The card is still lovely, even after the tags have been removed from the pocket.

Frisky Squirrel Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside features a flap page with a magnetic closure and a pocket filled with little treasures.

TIP: When an image is too wide for a card base, simply score a fold line and turn it into a flap feature.  Add a fancy sentiment panel and a cut out from the collection to complete the scene.

The large pocket on the bottom holds a 4″ x 6″ image that I turned into a magnet.  And of course, there is a tea bag to warm up cold winter nights.

The collection has these pretty tall tags.  Trim these out and stitch onto canvas to make a sweet little bookmark.

This could serve as a Christmas card, New Year’s card, a winter birthday or get well card, too.  I love the cozy feeling these papers and images evoke, and had such fun working with them.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your  next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below the signature of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




11 thoughts on “Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio

  1. Beverly Jordan

    You did such a lovely folio and these are such beautiful papers with a woodland squirrel right on the front!! I have to find these papers!!

  2. Sara Emily Barker

    Oh, my goodness! I just LOVE this folio. Of course, I rushed right over to your shop and see it’s already a memory! So I checked for the paper, it is looks like it’s also a gonner! Kathy, this has got to be my favorite of anything you created! (How can I say that with a straight face; you know they are all my favorites!) I am speechless! Those images and your added details just speak to me–what an incredible make!!!!

  3. Martie Rollin

    The lovely image of the lantern is really drawing my eyes…lovely colors. All the tags are beautiful. Love the dangling charms…the look and the delightful sound against the paper. There are so many beautiful paper collections available this year! Thanks for showcasing this one. Love the look and sounds of this time of year!

  4. soozyb2013

    Love the little squirrel :) This is a real wintery card. Love all the tidbits. :) Great job Kathy.

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a sweet folio this is! I’m loving your Fall/Winter cards with the darling little forest animals. We have so many squirrels this year on the farm gathering up their acorns and scampering about. The colors and motifs in this folio are just gorgeous and so warm. Besides the cute squirrel I LOVE that lantern on the inside as well as the pretty bookmark. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

  6. Helen

    Love this card, Kathy, love this Caio Bella set. What you’ve created here and with the fox the other day is so inspiring. These are among my favorite cards you’ve designed. There’s something so touching about this paper set that you’ve captured so well in your designs. tfs-Hugs!

  7. Priscilla Hughs

    Oh, what’s not to love about this heartwarming card filled with beautiful tags and embellishments. Love, love, love this…hope this paper collection is available. Your creativity knows no bounds…thank you so much for sharing it with all of us who love your work! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. MaryH.

    You made me smile (even before my first cup) this morning with sweet memories of winter in VA. Love the way the squirrel is hidden behind the bookmark with little bird watching for the hope of a dropped nut. The tips are great and I never would have thought of using burlap for that lovely bookmark! It is official – you are the queen of embellishments and layouts. Thanks for sharing. Waiting with anticipation for you to top this….

  9. Susan Steele

    Oh my Kathy, luv all your rustic details on this card! I keep forgetting to try a pocket on the front, complete with tags!!! And luv those tags with that burlap and those quotes! And great idea to make a flap …with an extra large scene! Luv luv your beautiful bookmark!!! Great idea too! Awesome magnet picture …oh my …Thanks for sharing so many Kathy ideas I’ve been meaning to borrow! Big hugs, Suzy Q

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