Friday, 15 August 2014

Christmas in July Folder

ON 28th July i wrote this post as i was entering the Stampotique challenge for Christmas in July. One of the projects i attempted to make was a folder to keep all my Xmas information in.

Sent off for some file mechanisms from this company, when they arrived i had to make changes to the size as the mechanism was too large for the folder i had already started to create.

Removed Heads from back and front and was left with the dot adhesive showing, covered it up with a few die cut harlequin sheets and where the adhesive was showing i added copper thunder gilding flakes.


You can see the way the flakes have adhered to the dots, makes a great foil background. Added Grunge Paste to add a little texture to the cover.

Coloured the whole of the front of the cover with Pan Pastels then wiped off the excess and spray sealed the area.

Doodled around the diamond shapes, added some Washi Tape from DoCrafts, then assembled the layers for the words.

Wanted the folder to have an element of fun, got the idea to give it two different ways up.



Added two signatures using three pages in one so ended up with six sides i can use.



When you open up the ‘Nice’ side you see the Gorjus girl on the front cover and the teddies with presents on the pages.



When you open up the ‘Naughty’ side you see this woman who is so enraged at herself for getting on the naughty list that she is pulling her hair out…

The pages show the tree is bare and there are no gifts.

There is always Hope and most of the people who end up on the naughty list usually make it onto the nice list for Santa’s delivery night, Ho Ho Ho!


Used bakers twine to secure the signatures and added pouches on the inner leaves of the folder to store little titbits.

Sealed the whole cover with Satin Glaze Fresco finish Paints, when dry i added the layers and words.

I do hope you like the updated version of my Christmas in July folder, i am going to make another folder a larger size so i can accommodate the new mechanisms.

Really enjoyed making this, hope you have time to leave a comment.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Your book is fabulous! Cant wait to see the next one

  2. I think you did a great job on this one, it looks fantastic!

  3. Wow lovely what a fab book. The covers look amazing and I love the idea of naughty side hehe xx

  4. What a great folder! I love your idea of the two different ways up! You've decorated it so beautifully. I love that effect with the gilding flakes: I've never used those. Are they easy to use because they look very effective. Julie Ann xx

  5. The covers are gorgeous, full of textures and interest. Love the inside with its funny images.

  6. Um belo trabalho onde a criatividade e delicadeza caminham juntas.
    Desejo-lhe uma linda semana.

  7. What fabulous texture on your folder covers, and I love the subtle colour palette. Fantastic!
    Alison xx

  8. Oh this is brilliant, I love the texture, and the naughty and nice is the perfect touch xx

  9. Fantastic!!! I love the naughty & nice idea!
    Alison xxx

  10. Hi! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm glad you enjoyed our Speed Craft Challenge and feel free to join in! Do your 10 min craft and then pop back to paste your link back to one (or all) of our blogs in the comment section. We and other crafters commenting will then get to see what you can make in ten minutes! How cool is that?!
    Now, your folder is fantastic! I love all the texture and the hint of colours to it. Gorgeous!
    Ingrid xx

  11. Beautiful work MOH, I love the glint of added metallic :D Love all that gorgeous texture too, hope you're on the nice side LOL I'm sure you are :D Hugs Gay x