Hello, Friends! Today’s Authentique Wintery Walk Shaker Card is a blast from the past. We’re getting close to the time of year when many of us make New Year’s Resolutions or set goals for the coming year. One of my goals is to dig into my vast paper stash and use up some of my favorite retired collections.
The Wintery Collection was released by Authentique in October 2016. This (now retired) collection stole my heart. I still love the color palette, gorgeous patterns, vintage images and fresh vintage styling. Do you have some in your stash? Then why not pull it out and create a fabulous winter themed card with it today?
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Take a minute and look at the 3 cute cowgirls all dressed in wintry white. It was an easy choice to make them the focal image for this 5 1/2″ square top fold card. Here are some tips and tricks to help you re-create this Wintery Wonderland.
First, heat emboss a chipboard frame with Shabby Ivory embossing powder to amp up the winter vibe on this whimsical card.
Next, brush the edges of card panels, flowers and leaves with chalk paint and then sprinkle with fine glitter to create a snowy finish.
Make your card layers pop! Mat each card layer on Spectrum Tricycle Red Cardstock.
Then, create your own blizzard. Fill the shaker box with mini snowmen, snowflakes and white sequins.
Finally, add some cute wintry buttons to carry out the theme.
A Peek Inside
This is a great card for winter birthdays. Turn it into a gift by adding pockets inside.
First, turn a 3×4 journal card into a tea pocket. Simply adhere 3 sides! Easy peasy!
Next, create a pocket on the bottom to hold a gift card wallet and a little chocolate snowman treat.
Tuck a gift card, monetary gift, tickets or small token inside the gift card wallet. You can also add a border strip to a plain white cardstock to create a blank note card.
I’m going to try to share more “blasts from the past” in 2021 and hopefully use up a bunch of papers from favorite retired collections. Who is with me? Let me hear from you in the comment section below.
And, if you’d like to see some older projects made with this charming collection, please click HERE.
Let it Snow Flip Folio with Authentique Wintery for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! For this episode of Throwback Thursday I’ve prepared this adorable Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial. I reached all the way back to October 2016 when Authentique Paper released their gorgeous vintage style Wintery collection. This was the collection that convinced me to find a way to get on this design team. It’s so perfectly vintage, but perfectly fresh…which is kind of Authentique Paper’s wheelhouse. (By the way, I was asked to Guest Design for Authentique Paper in May 2017, and I gleefully joined the team after that Guest Designer spot. I joke with Samantha, the owner, that I had to woo her hard in between those two dates.)
Let it Snow Flip Folio Details
This little folio is 5 1/2″ square with a 1 1/2″ spine. The design is simple, but elegant. Here’s how the front cover comes together:
First, cover a G45 Ivory Square Tag with designer paper from the Wintery collection. Use the tag tie to cut the paper liner.
Next, heat emboss a Reneabouquets Snowflake Shadow Box with Stampendous Shabby Blue Frantage Embossing Enamel.
Now fill the shaker box with a sequin mix. My mix is linked in the supply list below this post.
Next adhere the shaker box to the striped 3×4 journal card from the paper collection.
Then adhere this whole piece to the covered G45 tag.
Before you adhere the tag to the cover, be sure to wrap the folio with ribbon.
Next, attach the Reneabouquets Snowman to the right hand side of the shaker box. Use foam tape to fill in the space behind the body.
Now all that is left to do is add your winter greenery, flowers and embellishments.
Here’s a look at the spine.
Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial and Project Tour on YouTube.
It’s always easier to get a feel for the layout and flow of an interactive folio in a video. So I’ve prepared a short project tour. This is followed by a tutorial that will help you build the base and the interactive elements within the folio. I hope you enjoy!
I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your paper stash, pull out a lovely older collection and make something beautiful today.
Thanks for stopping by!
Note: Throwback Thursday projects are designed to inspire us to use older, retired products from our stash. For this reason, I may not be able to link to retired or out of stock supplies. Thank you for understanding.