Oh The Places You’ll Go!

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Travel Themed Mini Folder with Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over at the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  The fantastically talented Zoe is our host this go round, and she has chosen the theme “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”  Here’s what she has to say about this challenge:

Challenge Theme: Oh the places you’ll go! – Create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, globes.

We always invite you to play along with us in these challenges, because they are such fun. The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

You can find all the entry guidelines on the Frilly and Funkie BLOG.   Now, without further ado, let’s get on with this Oh the Places You’ll Go theme!

Oh the Places You’ll Go Travel Themed Folder tutorial

With the theme in mind, I wanted to make a travel folder that was about the same size as a Passport, and fill it with postcards and tags and travel themed goodies.  I also knew I wanted to have a play with Graphic 45’s enticing Cityscapes Collection.  After a few false starts with the construction for my folder base, I came up with this fun design.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 12This travel themed mini folder measures 4″ x 5.5″ and is made with a white cardstock base.  I glued two folders together, back to front, leaving the side open to be used as a pocket for photo mounts.  Even though it is small, it has room for a surprising number of photos, tags and goodies.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 10 This is a view of the front and back cover.  The burlap serves to add extra strength, as well as a lovely vintage vibe.  I prepared a Snapguide Tutorial for you so you can see how the base is constructed.  It’s easy to make and can be used for a wide range of projects.

 

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Cityscapes Mini Folder by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here’s a peek inside the album:

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 01I create inner pockets filled with postcards, tags, photo mounts and postage stamps by cutting apart the images in the 8×8 collection.  I did use the postcards and some photo images from the 12×12 collection, as they seemed to be sized just right for this project.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 02You can journal on the tags, and add small photos to the backs of the images.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 03The pocket on the opposite side is filled with photo mounts that I die cut using Heartfelt Creations Cut, Mat, Create dies.  They are perfectly sized to fit inside the pockets.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 04I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp on these cute cork tags, and it worked great!  Linda just recently added these to the shop.  Aren’t they fun?

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 05I constructed the album by gluing two folders back to front, leaving a pocket between.  This is a perfect place to tuck in several more photo mounts.  I’ve held them together with a hinged clip, then tied on a charm with burlap string.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 06The inside of the second folder follows this same format: tags and postcards on the left, photo mounts on the right.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 07The colors and images in the City Scapes collection are just dreamy!

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 08I matted stickers onto black cardstock to create the tabs at the top of each page.  And this page has a pocket on top of a pocket!

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 09I had such fun making all these cute tags and adding the charms.  I tapped all the charms with Broken China Distress Paint, and I love the vintage effect.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 11Oh, the Places You’ll Go with this mini travel themed folder!  It’s small enough to fit into purse, carry on or suitcase, making it the perfect traveling companion.

You have until 11:55PM on Tuesday, May 31st. to link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie BLOG.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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15 thoughts on “Oh The Places You’ll Go!

  1. Pamellia

    Wow Kathy!! It just blows me away how much detail you fit into every inch of your projects!! I could stare at this for hours and still see something new every time I look!! I love the bright colours, such a fun vacation feeling to this!! We both did Paris as our theme, but how wonderfully different our interpretations are, I love that!! hugs 🙂

  2. pattie jones

    Hi kathy awesome, so much to enjoy an remember later.sizes surprised me a jouneral to take along .well done hugs

  3. LuvtoKraft

    Chock full of goodness, ever so colorful and so much fun. You’ve knocked it out of the ballpark again, Kathy! I love it!
    Hugs,
    Kris

  4. Glenda Brooks

    Well just when I thought you could not surprise me again you come along and knock my socks off! Oh the lovely shades of blue and all the lovely little details!

  5. Cec

    Wow, wow, wow. This is fantastic. You make such wonderful projects and put so much detail into them. I have done two Graphic 45 mini albums and they took forever to make so I can only imagine how long this took.
    Hugs!
    Cec

  6. Sara Emily

    Oh, Kathy! I have to say I’m squealing with delight over this mini album! Having spent a few hours putting together my shameful impersonation of a “Kathy card”, last night, I can tell you I KNOW this took you plenty of precious days to make! While I had sooo much fun putting together my G45 papers, I have to say my time is much better spent drooling over your lovely creations! This is another favorite, if that is possible! There are treasures waiting at every corner, and I know I could look at this for days and NEVER see the same thing twice!

    I was giggling the entire time I was making my Kathy card last night, and fool well knew I was cutting corners with the details, but I was running out of time. I was delighted to read your comment this morning; it made it all that much more fun! And I know that black matting is your trademark; I forgot to mention that in my post.

    Love your work, Kathy! It always brings such joy to my day! Big hugs!

  7. Judy B

    Great little album Kathy. I love anything with Graphic 45 and this is just chock full of goodies. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. soozyb2013

    Great project Kathy. Looks amazing. You are so very talented my friend. Your attention to detail is just something else. 🙂

  9. stampersuzz

    Fabulous passport to beauty! Love the pocket ideas in the shape of the passport! Gorgeous layering and so many wonderful tags and inserts to use!

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