Letters to Santa

Hello!  I recently received some happy mail from my buddy, Sara Emily (thank you!!), and she sent me some goodies that I could use to enter the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie, “By Airmail”.  I’m almost down to the wire, so in the essence of time, this post will be mostly pictures.  

I was inspired by Sara Emily’s awesome folio and I didn’t want to make a card, so I decided to make a folio, too, and used this easy-to-follow tutorial.  I was drawn to this video because of the Authentique paper she used.


Several years ago, my sister gave me a Christmas paper pad which also has a postal theme (Christmas on Amesbury Street by Paper Studio).  I have been hoarding it all this time just waiting for the right project.  Almost everything else I used are Tim Holtz products.  Since I don’t have time to list everything, please email me if you have questions.  At this point, I’m posting pics in order of the book, including some close-ups. 



Trying to show the sparkle I added.
















LOL on the next one…





The back cover is the same as the front, so I’m not adding pictures.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy 4th of July holiday!

I also want to play along with the Mini Album Makers Challenge, 

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About Marty Fishman

Hi, I'm Marty! I love paper crafting, especially making cards...my favorites are Christmas cards. I am blessed to have a wonderful family: my husband of over 32 years, my son and daughter, and three fur babies (a cat and 2 dogs). View all posts by Marty Fishman

8 responses to “Letters to Santa

  • Sara Emily Barker

    Oh, my goodness Gracious! Marty, I am over the moon happy you were able to complete your beautiful project on time! This is a gorgeous album, loaded with festive Christmas pages, fun flaps, tags and pockets, oh my! I am squealing at each and every detail, and I especially LOVE the note to Santa! May all your Christmas wishes come true! I am delighted to see you were able to weave those goodies into your album, and I’m so excited to see the airmail envelope and Western Union ticket peeking out there, too. Well done, you! I am soooo thankful you shared this with us at Frilly and Funkie–it is PERFECT for our By Airmail challenge and so perfectly made! Hugs and Happy 4th of July!


  • stampersuzz

    Brilliant use of the lovely holiday inspired airmail ephemera! Wonderful mini book with so many fun pages with fun images! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie’s By Airmail Challenge!


  • Anne R

    You certainly have made wonderful use of those beautiful papers, your album is wonderful, so many wonderful pages and details. Your note to Santa really made me smile, I think most of us crafters will be wishing for the same! Great use of Tim Holtz dies throughout too!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Mini Album Makers this month. Anne x


  • lylalarimore

    WOW, WOW, & WOW!!!
    U really went the extra mile w this folio!!!
    Great for CHRISTmas in July for a postal theme!!!
    While that holiday is one of my least fave (my fave is July 4th)… this really drives the nail into the ‘Perfect!’ board!!!!


  • Kathy./NorthCarolina

    Marty, this is just fabulous! I love your postmarked cover and belly band element! Each page is a wonderful treat to behold! I especially love that vintage typewriter note to Santa! Clever! Thanks so much for playing along in the “By Airmail” Challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


  • sewpaperpaint

    My dear Marty, I had to start all over again and soak up the details a second time after first viewing your lovely post. You’ve filled my heart with Christmas cheer this morning and satisfied my grungy soul with vintage goodness. 🙂 This is ABSOLUTELY a wonderful album with the most incredible paper. The kind I can truly understand wanting to hoard! ;0 I do love how you add your Tim Holtz touches to everything you do. That “distress” quality is really remarkable. The ephemera from SE is truly beautiful in this setting and I’m just so happy to see you make another album for us at Mini Album Makers and that you could play at F&F! Thanks so much my friend! Biggest hugs to you today, Autumn PS. I enjoyed reading the other comments too, all echoing my love for this album!


  • Sara Emily Barker

    Yippee! I am thrilled to see your fun folio was chosen as our winner at Frilly and Funkie! So much love and time went into this, and you are so very deserving of the honors! I will be excited to see what you will create for your GDT project! Sending big hugs!


  • Maria Lillepruun

    This is very beautiful! Feel like Christmas, even when it is 30 C over here :)) Thank you for sharing with us on Mini Album Makers!


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