Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio for Frilly and Funkie “Get in on the Action” Challenge
Hello, Friends! It’s time for a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. I’m the hostess this month, and the theme is “Get in on the Action.” I’ve created a Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio that is filled with flips, flaps, tuck spots, hidden tags, pockets and waterfalls. Before we take a look at it, let’s check out the challenge theme.
Challenge Theme: Get in on the Action!
Adding an interactive element on a card, tag, layout or canvas adds a bit of fun to any project. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates an interactive element of one sort or another in the design. You can add a pocket and tag, a hidden tag, a hinged page, a flap, a flip, a tuck spot, a special fold or any kind of interactive element that appeals to you. Be sure to tell us in your post what makes your project interactive, as it may or may not be apparent in a photo.
Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: Building the Folio Base
I seem to be addicted to making these little folios. Hopefully, you are not growing tired of seeing them. This one measures 5.25″ x 7.25″ with a double spine. It’s just bursting with fun flaps to lift and turn, pockets filled with little tags, hidden pages, and loads of room for photos.
Usually I have to piece standard sized cardstock together to make one of these folios. But my scrapping buddy Ginger Ropp introduced me to a source for 18″ x 12″ cardstock. So this is how I created this folio base using that lovely, long piece of card.
- First, trim the paper so that the height is 7.25″.
- Next, place the long side of the paper on your scoring tool and score at 5.25″. Move over 1/2″ and score again at 5.75″.
- Then score again at 11″.
- Score a fourth time at 11.5″.
- The next score is at 16.75.”
- Your final score is at 17.5.”
- NOTE: if you are working with a Scor-Pal, you will have to fold the paper as you work along because the paper is much longer than your scoring tool.
- Finally, trim off the little 1/2″ flap on the end.
- Crease on all the score lines to form a trifold folio base.
This can also be done with standard 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock. You will just need to join your 11″ x 7.25″ panels with 1/2″ Scor-tape before you start scoring.
Now you have a lovely blank trifold folio base that you can dress up any way you please!
Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: The Cover
To keep with the vintage, shabby chic feel of this gorgeous collection, I distressed all my paper edges. Layers are matted on black cardstock then backed with cut up shipping boxes to add dimension and heights. Back fussy cut elements like the writing pen with thin strips of shipping boxes, waste chipboard or foam tabs.
The folio cover has two hidden journaling tag spots: one at the top, and another to the right of the cameo.
These are Graphic 45 Staples Black ATC tags. When I was layering the cover together, I simply left areas of my cardboard backing unglued. This way, the tags can slip behind the layers. The back of each tag is blank for a photo or hidden journaling.
Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: Ribbon Closure
A ribbon closure adds wonderful texture to a design. When you have added your base layer to the folio cover and back, simply wrap it with Scor-Tape from edge to edge. This ribbon is 1.5″ wide, so I had to use 3 strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure the ribbon. Cut a piece of ribbon that is twice the width of your folio so you will have enough ribbon left to tie a bow. Then just build your layers on the album cover.
Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: A Peek Inside
This is rather a large folio, so I will share just a few key photos in this post. You can see all the details and various mechanisms in the YouTube project share below.
The ephemera cards in this collection are so lovely. I’ve used both the front and the back sides throughout the folio.
Sometimes, I’ve used them to make fold out flaps with hidden photo mounts beneath.
Here, I’ve combined the “B” side of an ephemera card with an image from the cut apart page. They are hinged onto a border strip from the collection.
Turn the flap to find photo mounts, a tuck spot and mini tag, and a pocket filled with ATC tags.
When the folio is fully opened, you see a waterfall cascade and a pocket page filled with photo mounts.
Remove the hinge clip from the top of the pocket page, and you find another flap. This time I’ve hidden a double pocket page beneath the flap.
And there’s another hidden compartment beneath that layer. Clearly, I was having fun!
Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: The YouTube Project Share with tips and tricks
I find it impossible to share a project like this one in still photos. So I filmed a little 15 minute YouTube project share video. When you watch the video, you’ll be able to see how the album unfolds as well as see how all the mechanisms work. I share loads of tips, techniques and ideas in the video, too. I hope you enjoy!
It’s YOUR turn to “Get in on the Action!”
You are cordially invited to play along in this “Get in on the Action” challenge. To do so, simply create a vintage or shabby chic project. Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.
The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorite projects from your entries. Our favorite artist will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who links up and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Did I share some tips and tricks today 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!
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