Stamperia Make a Wish: Snowy Christmas Village Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Let’s go to Italy and window shop through this Snowy Christmas Village Folio. Snow glistens on the quaint rooftops, sparkling snowflakes drift lazily through the air, and all around us we can hear the soft echo of bells ringing in the crisp darkness. We can grab an espresso to keep warm and peek in all the windows to see the Christmas decorations there. Care to join me?
This little folio was a grand experiment with Stamperia’s vibrantly joyous Make a Wish collection. The folio has 4 folds, lots of little hidden treats and bountiful Christmas cheer. Like all experiments, I learned some things, made new discoveries, and found things I will change next time. But mostly, I love the Old World charm this 5″ x 7″ folio exudes.
Snowy Christmas Village Folio: Puttin’ on the Glitz
The right ribbon makes all the difference in a Christmas project. And I find you just can’t go wrong when you combine Red Glitz Ribbon with Iridescent Metallic String. This combo adds all the shimmer and shine we crave during the holiday season.
TIP: Add glitter to rooftops to make them look all sparkly and snowy. Tap on Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with a makeup sponge. Then add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear for just the right amount of shine.
I’ve also used 1.5″ Royal Blue Gingham for the ribbon closure. This ties in perfectly with the reds and blues in this collection.
Snowy Christmas Village Folio: Christmas Baubles
Wrap the spine of this album with Iridescent Metallic String, then tie assorted Christmas charms and silver jingle bells onto the ends of the bow. These look and sound so pretty as the folio opens and closes.
TIP: Add a dab of Dries Clear Adhesive to the knot in the bow and on the charms to keep everything secure. You don’t notice it once it’s dry, and you won’t have to worry about that perfect bow coming undone or charms falling off.
Snowy Christmas Village Folio: The Video Tour
I got a little carried away with the interactive features in this four fold folio. So I should have anticipated that and scored the spines at 1″ instead of 1/2″. It’s like the folio had one too many Christmas cookies and the waistband is uncomfortably tight. But it is still beautiful, and I will do better next time, right? But the surprises tucked into this folio are extra fun! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
So there’s a peek at what I’ve been working on. How do you feel about this vibrant collection? It’s so different from anything else out there, I just had to take it for a spin. I hope I shared some tips, tricks 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!
- Embellishments (some from my stash are retired…)