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Oversize Fun Folio Card

Posted by Graphic 45 08/23/2019 11 Comment(s) Cards,


Hello, G45ers!

  With Summer coming to an end, it is time to start up those crafting engines and start making those handmade holiday cards.  Today we bring you an Oversized Folio Card to fuel up your creativity.  This Christmas card had been created by Card Making Extraordinaire, Gloria Stengel.  Gloria used our new Joy to the World paper collection along with a few choice G45 Staples.  We encourage you to grab your favorite holiday papers and play along with us!  



Joy to the World 8x8 Card Folio

By Gloria Stengel



“Merry Christmas, G45 Fans! I am in love with the NEW Joy to the World Collection. The beautiful color palette of traditional red and green paired with gold, blue, and pink is just stunning! I think that the vintage postcard feel of this collection is perfect! My two favorite images that G45 uses are postcards and postage stamps! 



I created an 8” x 8” card folio with space for two photos on the inside. This is perfect for a holiday table display, or as a fun card to send to a special person.



I used the 12x12 collection, the 12x12 patterns and solids pad, and the 8x8 paper pad for this project. You can make this with just the 12x12 Collection Pack, but I had all the parts and pieces, so I used EVERYTHING! The large ephemera card is perfect as the focal image!



I created a lovely Christmas flower cluster, all topped with a sparkling dove and a jingle bell. I can almost feel the snow falling...and hear actual bells ringing!



Nothing says “holiday project” quite like a little glitter and some velvet leaves! The paper is so pretty, and seems to sparkle, too!



To tie the various colors together, I rubbed all the papers with Decades Triumphant Red ink. Giving the blue and gold, and yes even the pink, papers a bit of a red blush around the edges just makes everything pop!



The card opens to give you space for two photos (or some journaling)! I rubbed the photo mats with more of the Triumphant Red ink, just for fun! 


Tip: I used a die cut template to cut doilies for this project, but you can buy pre-made doilies in the cake and candy decorating section of most craft stores. To give them extra pizzazz, rub them with ink!



The chipboard pieces and the tags and pockets punch-outs are great ways to add interest and texture to the project. 



Tip: When using stickers, attach them to a piece of scrap cardstock or chipboard to give them extra substance. To create a tuck spot, only glue the outside edge of the sticker or border strip - that way you can slide a photo underneath.



Thanks for looking!” ~Gloria 



Graphic 45 Supply List:

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Triumphant Red

Rose Bouquet Collection—Triumphant Red

Matte Pearl Gems




Other Supplies Used:

  • Deep Spring Green Cardstock
  • Watermelon Cardstock
  • Natural Cardstock
  • Velvet leaves
  • Paper flowers and buds
  • Berries
  • Various Christmas embellishments
  • Pigment ink: Rosebud
  • Pigment ink: Orchid
  • Doily die
  • Banner dies
  • Various adhesives
  • Chipboard scraps


What a great way to kick start the holiday cards for 2019.  We want to give Gloria a round of applause for sharing this magical card, and you as well for stopping by and leaving your love and comments below.  We love our G45ers and appreciate all the projects that you share with us on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page, Instagram, and Youtube.  Have a wonderful weekend, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!


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11 Comment(s)

Vanessa LeClear:
08/23/2019, 11:00:14 AM

So pretty!

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:48:42 PM

Thank you!

Martie Rollin:
08/23/2019, 11:54:33 AM

I'm just about to start creating a few Joy to the World cards. Love seeing how your design team uses this beautiful paper collection.

Dianne Hart:
08/23/2019, 01:55:31 PM

So beautiful

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:49:08 PM

Thanks so much.

Bev Drake:
08/23/2019, 02:13:53 PM

I have made some cards with the new Xmas papers. I now need to add a little more detail after looking at Gloria’s gorgeous ideas. Love this collection.

08/23/2019, 03:44:06 PM

Stunning!! I am so impressed with the imagination of all the G45 ambassadors and design folks. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing projects with those like me, just getting into paper crafting!!

Ellen Haydon:
08/23/2019, 03:52:51 PM

What a beautiful card you have made for us Gloria. Thank you for the tip's you have give us. Ellen from Phoenix

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:49:44 PM

I am so happy you liked the project! Thanks for your sweet comment.

08/23/2019, 06:21:12 PM

Beautiful card Gloria!

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:49:58 PM


Carole Lohr:
08/23/2019, 10:07:57 PM

What lovely ideas and helpful hints for these projects, Gloria! I am so eager to start cutting away at this collection.

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:50:21 PM

Thank you! I hope you enjoy making things with this stunning paper collection!

Sue MacFall:
08/24/2019, 08:15:31 AM

Really like how you have made this, Gloria. Thank you for all the tips too.

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:50:45 PM

You are so welcome! I love to give (and get) helpful tips!

Rosann Barnes:
08/26/2019, 05:20:01 AM

Beautiful card ... Always love Gloria's projects just so pretty and so much inspiration !

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:51:06 PM

Thank you, Rosann! That made my day!!

Paula R:
08/26/2019, 05:04:33 PM

Love your card design,Gloria.

Gloria Stengel:
09/01/2019, 01:51:18 PM

Thanks, Paula!

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