Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Do you ever travel back in time when you are crafting? While creating this Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio, I found myself back in my childhood home. The hill we lived on in Vermont was a long, steep dirt road. And when winter rolled in, the hill would come alive with kids bundled up in snow gear waiting to take a thrilling sled ride to the bottom. We would zip down with the snow flying back in our faces, whooping with delight until we steered off into a snowbank to stop ourselves. Then we’d trudge all the way back up that hill, pulling our sleds behind us, our breath freezing in the air like plumes of smoke. And we never got cold. Oh, those were fun times!
I tried to capture the joy of those times, and the shimmering snow in this 5″ x 7″ x 1/2″ card folio made with Kaisercraft Frosted. (retired..but you can still find some HERE.) If you’d like to see other ways I’ve used this lovely collection, you can find past projects HERE.
Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: The Ribbons
The Winter Blues Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR had the perfect playmates for this card. I layered up some White Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon with 3/8″ Porcelain with Silver Edge in the bow cluster. Isn’t it dreamy?
If you are new to tying bows, I highly recommend Delicate Stitched Satin. It is easy to work with, and ties the prettiest bows!
White Crochet Lace from the assortment makes me think of a delicate snowflake. I love seeing it peek out from behind the little sentiment.
Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: The Details
Creating this little woodland scene was so much fun! I asked our clever son to cut me some small, thin wood slices in his workshop. And he was happy to oblige! here’s how I created this woodland scene.
- First, paint the wood slice with Picket Fence Distress Paint. Just a light coat to give it a frosted appearance.
- Next, use a palette knife to add Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle around the edges of the wood.
- Now, while the texture paste is still moist, place the wood slice in a funnel tray or over a larger piece of paper and sprinkle it liberally with Clear Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter.
- Set it aside to dry for a bit while you work on something else.
- While it is drying, color a Tim Holtz Woodland Deer with Mushroom, Ginger and Espresso Alcohol inks. The easy, non-messy way to do this is to add 3 or 4 deer to a ziplock bag, drip in the ink, and carefully “smoosh” the crittters around in the inky soup. Then use tweezers to pull them out and set aside to dry.
- Now, hot glue a little Spanish Moss to the base of the wood slice. Tap a Woodland Tree with Ranger Distress Grit Paste and dip into the Dry Glitter. Tie a bit of baker’s twine around the base. Then hot glue to the wood slice.
- Next, add the deer.
- Emboss a rusty star with Patina Oxide Baked Texture and hot glue in place.
I know it sounds like a lot of steps, but it actually comes together faster than it takes to write it out!
Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: A Peek Inside
Do you spot the ribbon inside this card? I’ve covered the 1/2″ spine area with 3/8″ Blue Topaz/Light Silver Diamond Grosgrain Ribbon. This is also from the ribbon club assortment.
I liked it so much, I used it again to decorate the belly band on this tea bag wallet.
And I used it to decorate the honey stick that goes with this Earl Grey Tea Bag.
I loaded this nostalgic beauty into my Etsy shop, and if you hurry, it might still be there!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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.
Thanks for stopping by!