Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial
Hello, Friends! if you have a fur baby in your home, you’re really going to love today’s project! This Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial features Authentique Paper’s Nostalgia collection. One of the things I love about this warm and whimsical collection is the fact that it includes images and patterns that work for pet projects as well as for people projects. Creating this pet themed card folio was just so much fun!
Look at these adorable puppies! I could not resist making them the focal point of this 5.5″ x 7.5″ x .05″ card folio.
Loaded with layers, machine stitching, Christmas flowers, ribbons and embellishments, this card may look difficult to create. But when we make it together in the video tutorial below, you’ll see how easy it is to create. What’s that old saying? “Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch it’s a cinch!” The same is true of cardmaking. I hope that as we make this project together, you’ll learn techniques that will apply to all your crafty adventures.
Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside
The interior of this card is filled with fun interactive elements.
Learn how to create this magnetic flap element in the video tutorial.
And learn how to trim out an image to create a shaped pocket behind the flap.
Don’t these sentiments crack you up? There’s room on the back of the 4″ x 6″ card to add a large photo. And you can use the list to write down memories or a personal greeting.
Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: The Pocket and Folio Insert
Pockets are probably my favorite thing to add to a card. Learn how to create this pretty shaped edge in the video tutorial, too.
This 4 1/4″ x 6″ accordion style folio has a classy magnetic flap closure. There are 10 panels with lots of room for photos, and a few little tuck spots, too.
Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial on Youtube
Are you ready to get your craft on? Then press play and let’s build this Santa Paws Christmas Card folio together!
For your convenience, I’ve added a cutting guide below.
The great thing about this card folio “recipe” is that you can adapt it for use with any collection or theme. This allows you to create unique and thoughtful gifts that friends and family will cherish for many years to come.
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!
Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: Cutting Guide
For the folio base:
- Cut (2) 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ panels of red cardstock to make the folio base. Score at 7 1/2″ and 8″. Watch the video to learn how to join the papers, etc.
For the card front:
- 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″
- 4 1/4″ 6 1/4
- 3 3/4″ die cut circle
- 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″
- 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″
- 2 7/8″ x 4″ for matting the sentiment
Papers from the Nostalgia 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad
- 5″ x 7″ Nostalgia Eleven
- 4″ x 6″ Nostalgia Ten
- 5″ x 3″ Nostalgia Ten (belly band/bones)
- 3 1/2″ die cut circle Nostalgia Two
- Fussy cut dogs image from Nostalgia Twelve
- Santa Paws Sentiment from Nostalgia Twelve trimmed to 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″. Bevel the corners to create a tag shape
- 5 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ Nostalgia Seven
- 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Nostalgia Two scored 1/2″ on left for flap
- Cut apart images
- Red Cardstock for matting 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- 5 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ Nostalgia Two
- 6 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ Nostalgia Two for Pocket (Score 1/2″ on 3 sides)
- Spectrum Red Licorice Cardstock (2) 12″ x 6″ panels to make folio
- Folio pages: (10) 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″ liners
- Folio Flap Closure: (2) 1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ panels
Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Card Folio Tutorial Supply List:
- Nostalgia 12″ x 12 Paper Pad
- 6″ x 6″ Paper Bundle
- Cardstock Sticker Elements
- Spectrum Red Licorice Cardstock
- 5/8″ Moss Green and Gold Shimmer Satin
- 3/8″ Moss/Cream Gingham Ribbon
- Burlap String
- Gold Metallic String
- My Favorite Things Stitched Circle and Stitched Oval Dies
Embellishments from my stash: Petaloo Velvet Leaf Cluster, Little Birdie Crafts Christmas Symphony Mulberry Flowers, Jingle Bells, Buttons Galore Santa Button, White Glitter Snowflake Ornament
You are so talented….love this folio. I ordered the papers and am in the process of making this but don’t know how to make the accordion book. Can you suggest a video to show me how to make it.?
Hi, Sally! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the video tutorial for this cute folio. If you check my YouTube Channel, you will find this addendum video that shows you how to create the accordion folio. https://youtu.be/MEfa__jgL9c
Completely adorable! LOVE the pups and the papers, and the your Santa paw sentiment. So darn cute.
Kathy, you NEVER fail to amaze me! This is the sweetest folio and I have literally been on the edge of my seat watching you create it on your wonderful video(s). These papers are so adorable and you have certainly worked your magic with them! Bravo, my friend! Hugs!
Kathy …you’ve done it again! This is so stinking cute!!! …as you say! It truly is! Thanks for sharing with the tutorial …gee …watch those fingers fly!!! The cutting guide is really helpful too! Can’t wait to make and give this one for my family dog and cat lovers! And luv your ideas on the inside too! Thanks for sharing …and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hugs, Suzy Q
Kathy, this card is SO precious! The little Scotty dogs on the front and the pups in the stockings are so cute! And how cute is that Christmas tree decorated with paw prints! Love this collection! Thank you so much for sharing once again your incredible talent! Hugs!
Oh so adorable!! I love the puppies added to this gorgeous card!!