Santa Paws is Coming to Town Card Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends! Everybody loves Christmas!  Even our furry friends!  Today I have a whimsical Santa Paws is Coming To Town Card Folio Tutorial to share with you so you can capture all those cute pet pictures in one handy spot.

One of the things I love about the Nostalgia collection is the fact that it works for people and pets alike!  This 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" card folio will make a great gift for your favorite animal lover.

I've prepared an easy to follow step by step video tutorial that will guide you through the process of building the base, decorating the cover, adding interactive elements and arranging the florals. The great thing about this tutorial is that it can be used as a "recipe" for any card folio you would ever want to make.  Just change out your Authentique Papers to suit the occasion and you're good to go!

The interior of the folio is filled with interactive elements like a magnetic flap and pocket page and a pocket and folio insert.  

I just love the pet sentiment cut aparts, and had a blast using them in this project.

I hope Santa Paws pays attention to this heartfelt wish!

And doggie Christmas carols are so much fun!

You will also learn how to create this festive 4 1/4" x 6" photo wallet in the tutorial below.

I'll add a handy cutting guide and supply list below this post to make the creative process really easy for you!

So are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play, sit back, and join me in my studio as we create this fun project!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!  

Wishing you lots of Christmas Joy and Creativity!

Cutting Guide

For the folio base:
  • Cut (2) 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" panels of red cardstock to make the folio base.  Score at 7 1/2" and 8".  Watch the video to learn how to join the papers, etc.
For the card front:
Red Cardstock:
  • 5 1/8" x 7 1/8"
  • 4 1/4" 6 1/4
  • 3 3/4" die cut circle
Green Cardstock:
  • 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"
  • 4 1/8" x 6 1/8"
  • 2 7/8" x 4" for matting the sentiment
  Papers from the Nostalgia 12" x 12" Paper Pad
  • 5" x 7" Nostalgia Eleven
  • 4" x 6" Nostalgia Ten
  • 5" x 3" Nostalgia Ten (belly band/bones)
  • 3 1/2" die cut circle Nostalgia Two
  • Fussy cut  dogs image from Nostalgia Twelve
  • Santa Paws Sentiment from Nostalgia Twelve trimmed to 2 5/8" x 3 7/8".  Bevel the corners to create a tag shape
Card Interior
Top half:
  • 5 3/8" x 7 3/8" Nostalgia Seven
  • 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" Nostalgia Two scored 1/2" on left for flap
  • Cut apart images
  • Red Cardstock for matting 6 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Bottom Half:
  • 5 3/8" x 7 3/8" Nostalgia Two
  • 6 3/8" x 3 1/2" Nostalgia Two for Pocket (Score 1/2" on 3 sides)
  • Spectrum Red Licorice Cardstock (2) 12" x 6" panels to make folio
  • Folio pages:  (10) 4 1/8" x 5 7/8" liners
  • Folio Flap Closure: (2) 1 7/8" x 5 7/8" panels

 Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Card Folio Tutorial Supply List:

From Authentique Paper 
Embellishments from my stash: Petaloo Velvet Leaf Cluster, Little Birdie Crafts Christmas Symphony Mulberry Flowers, Jingle Bells, Buttons Galore Santa Button, White Glitter Snowflake Ornament


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