Hello, Friends! Well, I’m back from my break and ready to share this lovely Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial with you for Make & Take Tuesday. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was restful and restorative. We enjoyed lots of good things to eat, lots of hugs, big laughs, great conversations and even time to rest. What could possibly be better?
But now it’s time to get serious about Christmas crafting! So many projects are dancing in my head, and only a few days to bring them to life. I have quite a few new Christmas collections in my stash, and I’m excited to share them with you as we move through this festive season.
Mintay White Christmas is probably my favorite new Christmas collection this year. It has just the right mix of traditional and fresh colors, patterns and images. Plan on seeing this collection pop up again in future projects, friends!
Reneabouquets Snowflake Shaker Frame
Reneabouquets snowflakes are so detailed and delicate, you can use them right out of the package. But you know me…I’m going to gild the lily whenever I can! So I heat embossed them with WOW! Powdered Snow embossing powder. I wish you could see this 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ folio in real life because it positively glistens like fresh fallen snow.
TIP: Add a little spice to your flower cascade by tucking fussy cut candy canes, cookies and snowflakes in between the flowers.
The Ribbon Closure and Spine
In keeping with the shabby chic design of this folio, I added torn linen ribbon as a closure. I love the texture this adds, and the red centers of the snowflakes are a near perfect match for the paper collection.
TIP: To keep the ribbon from fraying, place a little Dries Clear Adhesive on your fingertips, then brush them lightly over the edges. It really works!
A Peek Inside
Designing folio bases is probably my favorite crafty pursuit. I love to look for ways to add interactive elements so that flipping through the pages is an interactive experience. So we will add a flip page on the left and a pull out folio on the right hand side of this album.
For even more fun, I’ve added a kinetic waterfall feature on the right and a sweet little gatefold door in the center panel.
Want to see what’s behind the door? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to find out!
Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial on YouTube
This is one of my longer tutorials, so you might want to grab a cuppa, a snack, and put your feet up before you hit play. We’ll start with a walk through of the paper collection, then I’ll share the finished folio with you. After that, we’ll get to work building the folio base and adding the various elements.
For your convenience, you can find the basic measurements in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another Christmas card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon. I look forward to seeing you then!
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by, friends!
- Mintay White Christmas
- 1/8″ foam tape
- Acetate sheet for window (clear cardstock)
- Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist Cardstock
- Scarlet Jewel Cardstock
- Scarlet Shimmer Satin Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon/out of stock)
- WOW! Powdered Snow Embossing Powder
- Shaker Mix
- Bits and Bobs from my stash