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Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial

Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  I hope that your scissors are sharp and you’re ready to get your craft on today.  Why?  Because I think you are going to want to dive in and have fun with this Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial!

Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Frontier by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

How sweet is this focal image of Mother and Child planting the garden?  Pretty doggone sweet!  This mixed media collage style folio measures 5″ x 5.75″ with a 1/2″ spine.

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Picket Fence Distress Paint has been dry brushed onto the flower petals.  I also spattered the finished folio with some diluted walnut ink.

Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Frontier by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03

I love the rustic, homey feel of these Frontier patterns, images and sentiments.  It just takes me right back to my country roots.  I can remember helping my mom plant her flowers each spring.  She loved to dig in the dirt, and I loved to get in her way!

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Little Birdie Flowers and Bold Red Plaid Ribbon add tons of texture to this very dimensional card.  I dug through my crafty stash and found these miniature rusty farm tools.  I have no idea where I found them…but I’m super glad I grabbed them when I did!

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A miniature white picket fence and vintage button add even more country charm to this sweet folio.

Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Frontier by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 06

Opening the cover reveals some really fun interactive elements! I tried some new “tricks” with this folio, and I think you are going to  like them!  For instance, the cover of this little flap features a 4.25″ square photo folio with a magnetic closure.

Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Frontier by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 07

Inside the flap, there’s a lovely little pocket filled with journal cards. Authentique takes the blue ribbon prize for all the wonderful cut apart borders, stamps, sentiments, journal cards and focal images in this amazing collection!

Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial: Gift Card Wallet & Accordion Pull Out Page

Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Frontier by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 09

The accordion style pull out page is secured with a ribbon closure.  Untie the bow to reveal a lovely little gift card wallet.

Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Frontier by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 10

There’s plenty of room to write a personal message on this journal card.

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Border strips make great shallow pockets.

Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Frontier by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 12

And they make great belly bands, too!

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This is the most fun I’ve had playing with paper in a while. Since I love all things plaid, gingham and floral, Frontier really speaks my language!

Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I’ve prepared a YouTube project share to go along with this fun Country Blessings Folio so that you can see all the various mechanisms in action.  After the short tour, I’ll show you how to build the folio base and add the flap feature.  You’ll also learn how to create the accordion style pull out page.  The decorating is left up to you, so as to keep the video from becoming too long. But you can always use these photos as a guide if you wish to replicate the project.

Once you know how to build this folio base, you can use it with any collection you choose.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks 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!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Supply List

 

Authentique Frontier My Country Home Vintage Style Folio

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!

Authentique Frontier My Country Home Vintage Style Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

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!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List for Frontier My Country Home Vintage Style Folio

From Authentique Paper:

From Little Birdie Crafts

Ribbon and Trims

Tools, and Dies/ Mixed Media Supplies

 

 

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