Authentique Frontier My Country Home Vintage Style Folio
Hello, Friends! Today I’m happy to share a brand new Authentique Paper collection with you along with a new style of folio. So buckle up little crafters, because we are in for a very fun ride with the Frontier collection. Yee haw! This super dimensional My Country Home Vintage Style Folio was a blast to make, and I can’t wait to share it with you…so let’s get this show on the road!
The vintage images and patterns in the Frontier collection are totally scrumptious, wouldn’t you agree? The top fold folio is slightly smaller than what I usually make, measuring just 5″ x 5.75″ with a 1/2″ spine.
Adding a Vintage Vibe to Frontier My Country Home Vintage Style Folio
A few mixed media touches along with loads of dimension and texture amp up the vintage vibe. Here’ are some tips and tricks that you can use to achieve this same effect:
- First, lightly distress all the paper layers. Use the blade of your scissors or a distressing tool to do this.
- Next, ink all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. No need to go overboard here, you just want to eliminate the white edges that the distressing leaves behind.
- Add dimensionals between the layers to provide lift and to set the individual layers apart.
- Think texture: I’ve used burlap ribbon, textured paper flowers, burlap string, a metal fairy garden frame, rusty metal tools, chipboard buttons, a true vintage button and a crocheted doily to this vignette.
- Finally, dry brush flowers and paper elements with a light touch of Picket Fence Distress Paint.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
These Little Birdie Crafts flowers and foliage really make the card special. And look at these miniature rusted farm tools? Are they cute or what?
I distressed the flowers with Picket Fence and Weathered Wood Distress Paint, then tapped just a hint of Icicle Stickles here and there to add a hint of sparkle.
Frontier My Country Home Vintage Style Folio: A Peek Inside
I didn’t let the small size of this folio interfere with the addition of loads of interactive elements.
There’s a flap page, of course!
But I gave this one a magnetic closure. And how about this aged barn board paper? It makes me swoon! You can add a 3.5″ x 4.5″ photo here.
But wait, there’s more! LOL Open the first flap to find a pocket filled with 4″ x 5.5″ photo mounts. You can add journaling or another photo on the right hand flap.
Accordion Style Pull out Page Element
The bottom half of the card features a 4.5″ x 5.75″ accordion style pull out page.
This is held shut with more of the burlap ribbon.
There are more flap pages, journal spots, pockets and tags waiting within.
These photo mounts are tucked behind this sweet vintage image.
Flaps and more flaps! With lots of room for photos and journaling.
I even managed to fit in a little waterfall cascade.
Lift the flap on the left to find this cheery banner page.
Use the border strips to make pockets for journal cards from the cut apart page.
Can you see why I love this collection so much? I think this would such a great gift for Mom. And it doubles as home decor. You can’t beat that!
I hear you…I hear you…”please let there be a tutorial!” While I have not done a tutorial for this exact folio, I will be sharing a tutorial on Monday, April 23rd that uses this same folio base. It is also made with the Frontier collection. I just need to get the video and photos all edited before I share it with y’all. But I wanted to give you a sneaky peek because I just love this collection.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supply List for Frontier My Country Home Vintage Style Folio
From Authentique Paper:
From Little Birdie Crafts
- Little Birdie Handmade Flowers
Ribbon and Trims
Tools, and Dies/ Mixed Media Supplies