Authentique Colorful Christmas: Jingle All the Way Card Folio Tutorial and Merry Christmas Banner
Hello, Friends! I’ve had the best time playing with Authentique Paper’s Christmas collections. Today I’m sharing a couple of projects made with their amazing Colorful Christmas. I had great fun putting this Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial together for you. I’m fairly addicted to making card folios, as they serve so many purposes. This one is filled with all kinds of fun flaps, folds, flips and interactive features. I think you’re really going to enjoy making it!
This is a 5″ x 7″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine. And how about this Dapper Santa? Isn’t he fabulous?
Colorful Christmas is loaded with fresh patterns, fun images and a great cut apart page! I trimmed out the “Jingle All the Way” sentiment to make the ornament on my card front.
This whole collection reminds me of gingerbread…and that is always a good thing!
Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside
Oh, what fun! We have a pocket, a decorated candy cane and an interactive accordion fold album on the inside of this folio.
The accordion fold album measures 4.75″ square and has a ribbon tie closure.
Untie the ribbon, and the festivities fold out!
Each fold in the album measures 3.75″ wide x 5″ tall. I’ve included flap elements and mini file folders made with the stickers that come with the collection.
It’s like a party on paper, isn’t it?
This 4.75″ square pocket is in the center of the album. Decorated with a sticker, it contains 2 photo mounts and a cute gift card holder.
This large manila tag is all dressed up in holiday finery. It sits in the large pocket on the bottom of the album, along with a decorated candy cane.
Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube
Would you like to learn how to make this fun and festive card folio? Then follow along with this YouTube video and learn how to build the folio base, add the accordion fold album and watch me decorate the cover step by step.
The best thing about these folios is that they can be made quickly and don’t take up a lot of space. They are perfect for gift giving as the cost for making them is considerably less than that of making an album. And on top of that , you can add them to your home decor! It’s lovely when you can make something that serves multiple purposes.
Bonus Project: Colorful Christmas Star Banner
While I had all my paper pretties out on my work desk, I decided to make a little home decor project.
The base of this banner is a Crayola Chipboard Star Album. Each star pennant measures 6″ x 6″.
First, trace the chipboard star onto patterned paper from Colorful Christmas 6×6 Bundle.
Then ink the edges of the chipboard and the paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Next, stitch around the perimeter of the paper star, then glue onto the chipboard base. Punch a hole at the top.
Now cover chipboard letters with the poinsettia pattern. Ink the edges. Back with foam tabs or waste chipboard to elevate from the star base.
Next, create a backdrop for the letters. Die cut a star shape from kraft cardstock with Spellbinders Exquisite Circles #3 die. Select a snowflake embossing folder and ink up the debossed side with Versamark Embossing Ink. Then run the die cut through the folder. Next, sprinkle the embossed star with a clear glitter embossing powder and heat set. Finally spritz with Dylusions White Linen Spray and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Now, add foam tabs or chipboard to the back of the die cut and glue in place on the star. Top with the prepared letter. Decorate with Colorful Christmas stickers and Christmas goodies from your stash.
Punch a hole at the top of each star. Thread ribbon through the holes. Add bows and buttons. Then, cut the images and sentiments from the 6×6 Bundle into little fishtail banners. Mat on kraft cardstock and attach with mini wood clothespins.
I hope these tips and tricks inspired you to get out your paper pretties and deck the halls!
Thanks for stopping by!
Jingle All the Way and Merry Christmas Star Banner Supply List and Product Links
- Colorful Christmas 12″ x 12″ Collection Kit (comes with sticker sheet)
- 6×6 Colorful Christmas Bundle
- Artisan Kraft Cardstock
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- WOW! Natural Shimmer Embossing Glitter
- Dylusions White Linen Spray
- Sizzix Snowflakes Embossing Folder
- Crayola Star Chipboard Album
Hi Kathy, It is a Awesome, and so festive. I love the star banner. You are so talented., a wonderful Merry Christmas……Hugs
Another lovely project. Such detail with the folio and then the banner?!?!?!! You just amaze me. Love both pieces.
This is incredibly gorgeous Kathy…I love each and every detail. You are amazing!!!
Like all the ladys say,You really blow us away what a beautiful creations WoW WoW WoW
Mvg gina België
Oh my word again…you blow me away! LOVE faceless Santa and all the goodies inside…a WOWER!!!!!
Love your folios too! So cute and clever. The banner is so cute too.
Love, love, love!
Your banners always blow me away Kathy! There are so many details and so much to look at, it must take a lot of time and tlc to put one of these together! Love the star shape, so fun and original! The papers are fantastic and the gingham is wonderfully festive!! A spectacular project Kathy!! hugs 🙂