Authentique Refreshed Hello Spring Folio and Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Winter just seems to drag on and on and on, doesn’t it? The cold weather and grey skies kind of had me a little bit down, so I decided to make it be springtime in my studio. I pulled out some gorgeous spring papers and went to work on this Authentique Hello Spring Folio and Card Tutorial. Suddenly, it was springtime: little umbrellas, sweet songbirds, raindrops, children dancing in the rain and…whoosh! Those wintertime blues were banished!
Hello, Spring, indeed! How can you be sad when you are working with a cutie pie image like this? Designing this 5″ square folio was pure joy, I tell you!
Authentique Refreshed Hello Spring Folio: The details
Create the folio base by joining together three 11″ x 5″ strips of navy blue cardstock. I use Scor-tape for this, but you can use whatever strong adhesive you prefer.
Once the strips are all neatly joined, simply score at 5″ and again at 5.25″ on the long side of your very long paper strip. Once you get to the end, you will have a leftover piece that is not 5″ wide. This will be come the flap. Then just simply crease all your score lines and fold the panels up to form this lovely little booklet. I used a Spellbinder’s Label 8 Die to create my shaped flap, but that is optional.
Authentique Refreshed Hello Spring Folio: A Peek Inside
Decorating the inside of the album is equally simple. Cut 4 7/8″ squares from the Refreshed 6×6 Bundle pack to line each panel. Then decorate with stickers and journal cards from the 12×12 collection pack. If you back the stickers with cardstock, they make great tags like the ones tied onto my ribbon closure. And they also make great tuck spots like the one seen here.
You can use the Spellbinder’s Labels 8 Die to create shaped photo mounts within the album.
Add flaps to lift and waterfall features to flip, and you’ve got yourself one mighty cute little springtime folio!
Of course, I had to add pockets! It just wouldn’t be a Kathy by Design project without pockets! These hold 4″ square photo mounts with plenty of room for more photos. If you save the leftover pieces from lining the pages, you’ll find they are the perfect size and width for a pocket. So nothing goes to waste! How great is that?
Here’s another matted sticker from the 12×12 Collection pack. Backed with cardstock, it becomes the perfect tuck spot for these sweet little images from the 6×6 Bundle pack.
This larger waterfall feature will easily hold 4″ square photos. As always, I only glue the edge of images so that photos can be slipped behind.
It’s also really easy to turn a journal card from the 12×12 collection pack into a pocket. Just glue down three sides and you’ve got a perfect little spot to tuck a tag.
These little file folders are one of my favorite elements. To make them, simply fold a piece of cardstock in half, then add the sticker to the front. Trim around the front edge, then round the back corners. Now you have a darling little spot for hidden journaling.
Spring Showers Greeting Card
I was feeling so “Refreshed” I kept right on playing. This 5″ x 7″ top fold greeting card is made with the 12×12 Collection Kit.
Just look at these darling little girls playing with their umbrellas! My heart melts!
Inside, I’ve created lots of fun little interactive elements.
Turn another cut apart image into a pocket…only this time, make it a double! I did this by gluing 3 sides of the card onto a cardstock pocket. Now you can tuck in a tea bag AND a little wallet.
Stuff the wallet with a trio of sweet spring tags made with cut apart images from the 6×6 bundle. Yes, friends…I was having FUN!
The bottom pocket holds a decorated honey stick and a little chocolate treat tucked into a sweet miniature envelope. I added a blank cardstock panel with room to write a personal greeting.
Authentique Refreshed Hello Spring Folio YouTube tour
I thought you might like to see all the flips, flaps and folds in action, so I filmed a quick YouTube video tour for you. I’ll also include a complete supply list below for your convenience.
You’ll also find a video showing you how to put the front of the card together along with lots of tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.
I hope this post has left you feeling “Refreshed.” If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Authentique Refreshed Hello Spring Folio and Card Supply List
For the folio:
- Authentique Refreshed 12×12 Collection Kit (includes sticker sheet)
- Refreshed 6×6 Bundle Pack