Petaloo & Authentique: Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio & Tag
Hello, Friends! Are you counting down the days ’til the Christmas holidays? I’m getting very excited because in just a couple more days, I will take off my crafting apron, put on my baking apron, crank up the oven and get busy in the kitchen making holiday treats. Oh, boy! You see, I love to bake almost as much as I love to play with paper! With that in mind, I created this darling Cookies for Santa Retro Recipe Folio & Tag using beautiful Petaloo flowers and festive Authentique Retro Christmas papers.
Let’s Get Cookin’!
This looks like a standard 7″ x 5″ card, doesn’t it? It is so much more than a card! This folio has a 1/2″ spine so that the interior can hold a pocket full of dressed up recipe cards and a fun accordion style folio. I shared a YouTube tutorial for the folio base a while back. This is the same basic design with a 1/2 ” spine. You can find that tutorial HERE.
Add a wintry feel to Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias and Pine/Berry Branches by tapping them with Tim Holtz Grit paste. Then add texture by tucking in a couple of luscious Vintage Velvet Holly leaves.
To make this fabulous bow cluster, I started with a 1.5″ wide red gingham double loop bow. Then I topped it with some pretty red satin snowflake ribbon, a die cut snowflake and a vintage style white button. I had all these little cookie buttons in my stash of Christmas embellishments. Aren’t they too cute?
The inside of the folio contains a pocket on the bottom and an accordion style folio on top.
I just love the “Cheers” banner made from the sticker sheet in the collection.
Recipe cards are dressed up in their holiday best and tucked into the pocket. The belly band is only glued on the sides, so that the recipe cards can slide out. Then I glued another recipe card onto the back. You can never have too many cookies for Santa!
No Peeking! Accordion Style Folio
The folio on top is held shut with a ribbon tie. I created a gatefold cover using this adorable “no peeking” journal tag from the paper collection.
The center panel is 6″ wide x 4″ tall, so it can hold a nice sized family photo. There are 3 panels on each side, each double-sided. So you can fit over a dozen photos in this clever little folio.
Don’t you just love these cute retro patterns?
A Retro Santa Tag made from Scraps????
It’s much better to make a cute little Retro Santa Tag than it is to toss my work table scraps into “The Land That Kathy Forgot”! This tag will add a real festive feel to a plate of home made cookies!
I dusted these Regal Gold Poinsettias with my Grit Paste “faux snow”. And can you see these teeny tiny vintage ice skates? I iced them up as well. To finish off the tag, I added a trio of Green Glittered Star Picks and topped the tag with Green Glitz Ribbon.This shade of green is so perfectly retro!
Baking Christmas cookies is one of my all time favorite holiday traditions. I started as a young bride, then shared the tradition with our children. Now, I’m blessed to be able to make sweet new memories with our precious grandgirls. The holidays are all about making memories! I hope you get to make some soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
LOVE these papers and you did an awesome job making this extra special!! TFS!
This is such a happy memory book with all the little extra design features. You are so clever at layering kathy and nothing ever looks out of place. Keep making and sharing your memories for all to enjoy hugs x
I really do love these retro papers! Great card, boy I wish I had your talent for layering. Not really good at that yet! I see what I want in my head but can’t seem to get it out onto paper 🙁 I thank you for the eye candy each and every day.
We had little snowflakes falling down at the moment and it’s supposed to snow later on, even more. 😉 We don’t have much and no doubt won’t have very much, but it would be nice to have a white Christmas.
What a wonderful idea for Holiday recipes. It gives me ideas for gifts all year round.