Hello, Friends! Here we are in full Christmas countdown mode. In a day or two, I will close the studio door, turn on the oven and begin our family's favorite Christmas tradition: Christmas Cookies! I love to bake almost as much as I love to play with paper, so it's a very fun time for me. The kids and neighbors love the cookies, and Santa does, too! So I've created a little Cookies and Milk for Santa Recipe folio using Authentique's fun and festive Retro Christmas Collection.
Don't you just love these great retro patterns paired up with Petaloo Berries/Pine Branches, Darjeeling Mini Poinsettia and Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves?
I tapped a little grit paste onto the pine cones, berries and poinsettia to add even more texture and wintry fun.
The inside has both a pocket and a gatefold album that opens out accordion style. I had such fun making this banner with the stickers that come in the collection.
I used cardstock to create little recipe cards for the pocket. Adding a punched border to the belly bands really made the papers pop. The recipe card just slides out from under the belly band. There is an additional recipe card glued to the back. Now, all my favorite cookie recipes will be easy to find!
The top half of the folio has this fun little accordion album. Just untie the ribbon and fold the pages out.
There are 12 small panels for photos and one large panel.
I love to use the scraps on my worktable to make little cards or tags. This cutie patootie Santa tag will really dress up a plate of cookies! Once again, I tapped the Regal Gold Poinsettia with grit paste to resemble snow. The green glitter stars are perfect playmates for this Retro Santa Tag.
Now that my kids are all grown and on their own, I enjoy doing holiday baking with our granddaughters. It's such a privilege to pass this sweet tradition on to another generation. So I'm off to find my apron, preheat the oven and get the holiday started!
Wishing you a holiday that is filled with sweet treats and wonderful memories!