Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament

Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Folio Stamperia Blue Land Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Card Folio with Stamperia Blue Land

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Christmas in July project, I’m sharing this Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Folio Card. I enjoy all the deep blues, soft greys and snowy whites in this  non-traditional Christmas color palette!  You can almost hear “Blue Christmas” playing in the background, right?

This big card measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  As you will see in the video share below, the die itself measures a very generous 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, so you need a larger card base to support it.  And yes, I could have made a card with just one ornament on the front, but I was having so much fun with this die that I just kept right on cranking them out on my die cutting machine!

These ornaments would make great tags on cookie plates or gift packages, too.  You can see what they look like with the stitching HERE.

A Peek Inside

There’s a lot of goodness packed inside this pretty little trifold card folio.  While I didn’t set out to make anything this grand, I was having so much fun that the project just kept expanding.  Does that ever happen to you?

Since I was working primarily with scraps of Stamperia’s Blue Land papers and lots of images, I had to get creative with paper piecing in this project.  You’ll learn more about that in the video tour.

I’ll also show you how I created this spacious “side car” pocket.  This is such a good trick, and one that I think you will enjoy using.  Since I had a big  pile of sweet ATC sized tags left in the paper collection, I decided to turn them into a waterfall feature.  This was a good choice, I think!

Of course, the heart of the project is the center pocket.  I filled it up with lots of “flat” treats including a book mark, post card folio, and ornament.

Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Card Folio on YouTube

While this is not a complete tutorial (I’ve been a battling a nasty summer cold, so just didn’t feel like it) you’ll get a lot of great tips in today’s short video.

I have a busy week this week, and I’m still trying to get over the last little bit of this cold.  So there will be no Throwback Thursday tutorial this week.  Instead, I’ll be working on getting my next Button Farm Club Kit ready for you all.  Thanks for understanding!

So how do you feel about non-traditional Christmas cards?  I think it’s fun to mix it up a little, and Blue Christmas has always been a favorite theme for me.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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7 thoughts on “Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament

  1. Susan Steele

    Oh my Kathy …you’ve outdone yourself again dear lady! This is just a gorgeous special Christmas card creation! Luv the nontraditional color scheme, the beautiful ornaments, the waterfall inside , the bookmark, all the pockets with Kathy specialties and just luv it all!!! Well gee …sure hope and pray you feel lots better soon! Take care. Sending big hugs, Suzy Q

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  2. MaryH

    I have always loved mysteries and your projects are full of them and wonderment at what you will find in the next pocket, waterfall or page! It’s like Christmas Day over and over each morning we get your eMail announcing an arrival of a new project. You certainly have mastered layouts, embellishments, and color schemes; but, it is the magical excitement, which is the best gift for us all and, of course, those wonderful tales of your childhood that draws us in and keeps us coming back for more…

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  3. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, this card is so beautiful and different! I always like non traditional colors in Christmas cards. This one says Christmas AND winter all at the same time. I LOVE the images on the waterfall feature and those gorgeous ornaments take me back to 60s style cards. Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

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  4. Joni E

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful folio card. I am definitely a fan of non-traditional Christmas cards! Hope you are feeling better soon!!

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  5. soozyb2013

    WOW!! This one has to be one of my favourites Kathy!!!! I love everything, the colours, the die, the wee birdies, the many little places you have done inside!!! Truly one of your best even if you are feeling not quite yourself yet!!!! Mind blown with this one my friend. Enjoy your Tuesday!!!

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