Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday
Hello, Friends! It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and it’s time to share this festive Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial with you. Something about this folio makes me think “winter carnival” and ice skating and ribbon candy. What a fun color palette and theme to play with!
This is our very last Year with My Gnomies folio! When we started this series back in January of this year, it seemed like it would take forever to work our way through all the months. But, lo and behold, we blinked…and here we are creating the December folio. And you know what? Maybe we saved the best folio for last! Everything about this month’s folio says “Merry and Bright!” Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
December Folio Details
First, we have to talk about this adorable shaker element on the folio cover. I’ve used a Reneabouquets Shaker Box to create this little snow globe filled with all kinds of fun shaker elements. Icy blue buttons and snowflakes circle the rim, and brightly colored jingle bells (they really jingle!) hang from the ribbon cluster.
And just look at our gift-bearing gnome in the bottom corner! Don’t you just love him? I’ve surrounded him with another homemade poinsettia, a frosted bottle brush tree, and some Christmas Baker’s Twine.
TIP: Alter a bottle brush tree with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel. Simply brush the glue on the tree branches. Then lay the tree down in a funnel tray or over a piece of clean printer paper. Sprinkle liberally with the embossing enamel, turning the tree by the base to get all the sides. Then set it aside to dry. DO NOT HEAT EMBOSS!
A Peek Inside
We’ve used the same basic format for each folio in this series. So once again, our folio measures 6″ x 6″ with a 3″ flap page.
Here’s a look at the folio with the flap page open.
There’s no shortage of tags, journal cards and mini folios to tuck inside the pockets of this interactive folio. It’ s so much fun to make and to give. Best of all, you can use the basic folio design with any paper collection for any theme.
December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to follow along as I create this cute folio, please enjoy this YouTube video:
Did you enjoy this year long series? Would you like me to do more in 2023? Please let me know in the comment section below.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Photoplay Year with My Gnomies Paper Collection Kit
- Spellbinders Cinch ‘n Go Poinsettia Dies
- Buttons Galore Candy Cane Gift Box Shaker Mix #1
- Candy Cane Gift Box #2
- Blizzard Sequin Tin
- Snowflake Button Pack
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Bits and Bobs from my stash