Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Papercrafting 101/Pockets

Hello, Friends! This Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial is an answer to your requests.  You all loved this Stamperia Make a Wish Gift Box folio I shared a while ago.  So in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to combine that tutorial with my promise to do a Papercrafting 101 installment focusing on pockets.  Hey, it’s holiday crunch time, so I am trying to do double duty here!

In the tutorial below, you will learn how to create the folio base from 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cream cardstock.  I’ll also show you how to add magnets for the closure, how to create quick and easy pockets, and how to make large image paper work in this small 4 1/4″ x 5″ format. The great thing about this style of folio is that it is quick to make, easy to adapt and wonderful to give as a gift for any occasion.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Shake it Up!

To create the shaker frame for the folio cover, follow these steps:

  • First heat emboss a Renea Bouquet Snowflake Frame with WOW Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Next, use the largest Spellbinder’s Small Standard Circle Die to cut clear acrylic cardstock. Adhere this piece to the back side of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then, place 3 layers of Darice Foam Strips on the back side of the snowflake frame.
  • Now, Die cut the winter bird circle from the Winter Botanic Paper collection.  Back it with dimensionals and adhere to the prepared folio base.
  • Next, fill the center of the frame with a mixture of sequins, beads, buttons and half pearls. About 2 Tablespoons of filler is plenty.
  • Align the frame over the image and press gently to seal.
  • Add a Moss Green Shimmer Satin Bow, flowers and pearls to the folio cover.

TIP:  If your shaker has a “leaky” spot where elements are escaping, you can seal the gap with Dries Clear Adhesive.  It works like a charm.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Tutorial: A Peek Inside

This sweet folio has pockets….

…folio inserts and pull out pages…

and a gorgeous selection of gifts.  What a great way to send cheer in the middle of winter!  There are more surprises waiting to be revealed in the project tour and tutorial below.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope I’ve 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.

And if you’d like to purchase this gift box folio, you can find it in my ETSY SHOP.

Thanks for stopping by!





13 thoughts on “Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial

  1. Sue D

    Beautiful box folio and thanks for the tutorial. I picked up a lot of tips and tricks. Merry Christmas too!

  2. Gail Scott

    HI Kathy – I made the box today with different scraps of patterned papers I had in my stash. I made a slight mistake on a measure but this is my trial box so the next one I should get right hopefully – I just have to decorate. Also, I did not have a lovely panel like the deer for the last section to complete with the pocket – but I still created it using cardstock I had in the craft room – a great tutorial – I took notes so I could hopefully remember how to do this project – thanks again for the Tutorial – Merry Christmas

  3. Carol Edwards

    Hello my friend, happy Christmas to you, Dale and family. What a fascinating video and tutorial. A true gift for Christmas, your time, experience and sharing. I loved the video with so many hints and tips using the beautiful Stamperia cardstock. Thank you so much for sharing your time and knowledge Carolxxx

  4. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Wow, Kathy, that snowflake background die and the image of the bird are so beautiful! Your folio came out stunning as usual my friend. Thank you for your time and inspiration!!! Like I always say, I don’t know how you have time for so much that you do. Once again, God Bless you!!!

  5. Helen

    Your tutorial is the first Christmas gift I’ve received…and what a gift it is! Both the tutorial and the beautifully crafting box with these winter papers are just what I needed to boost my Christmas prep energy…Thanks for taking the time to prepare and share this video. Once again, Merry Christmas. Hugs.

  6. Katie Baird

    I am heading over to watch the video now, but wanted to be sure and comment on what an absolutely perfect box folio you have created! Like you, I have acquired most of the Stamperia collections (except the brand spanking new ones) so I believe I will take inspiration from your incredible work. My mojo, along with the time to create, has taken a vacation so I appreciate all the help I can get! I know the video will be just what I need! Thanks, dearest Kathy. You art, your words, your kindest are always appreciated! Love and Hugs from Ky

  7. Cheryl Wells

    Thanks for yet another fabulous project!! I love the size and with all the pockets, and goodies, it is so special – love it, and thank you for all that you share and I wish you and your family a glorious Merry Christmas!!

  8. soozyb2013

    I do love Stamperia papers!!! They are so beautiful, always so lovely. Love your shaker front. You have crammed a whole lot of eye candy, oh and chocolate into this lovely surprise package. So many things. Have you seen the Mintay papers??? OMG Kathy they are amazing and have a cut out page both front and back. They were smart in their packaging and you can use every inch of it. Have a lovely day. See you tomorrow 🙂

  9. Gail Scott

    Kathy Thank you for this tutorial – it is lovely as always – I hope to follow it someday – right now I am a bit stretched as I am having Christmas here with my husband’s family so getting last minute items completed as well as still working on cards, bags, and tags – your box is stunning! Thanks so much again! have a blessed day and Merry Christmas!

  10. Susan Steele

    Luv your gift box folio!!! The front of the folio …very beautiful! Luv your shakers! Stamperia papers are so awesome!!! And what you do with them …is done so perfectly! Thank you so much for your 101 tutorial on pockets!!! I needed that! And …Thanks so much for sharing all your Kathy tips and tricks on your beautiful pockets! And I recognized those Callista frame triangles from your giveaway! Nice touch! Have a great day! Better go finish my projects! It’s Crunch Time! Hugs, Suzy Q

  11. Gena L Krannig

    Wow Kathy! As I posted on FB, this is beyond beautiful! And that really doesn’t do it justice. It quite literally took my breath away. What gorgeous Winter colors and images. It has everything I love! Deer, acorns, birds! The shaker image on the front is one of the prettiest ever! Kathy and Stamperia go together like peanut butter and jelly! LOL Thank you so much for sharing this beauty! Now on to the video! Hugs!

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