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Butterfly Medley Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial

Butterfly Medley Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  I’m here to share a Butterfly Medley Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial with you.  We have a lot of ground to cover, so grab a snack and a cuppa and let’s get started!

 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: First Look

Purple Vintage Roses Tri Fold Folio Tutorial Butterfly Medley by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, so I thought I’d celebrate that with this rich purple folio.   I pulled papers from the beautiful Butterfly Medley Paper Collection and added a whole host of dies to create this 5″ x 7″ trifold folio.  You’ll find a complete supply list at the end of this post.

You Tube Video Tour of the Album

I think it’s easier to understand how this folio comes together if you can see all the various mechanisms at work.  So I’ve made a short YouTube Video Tour of the album for you to watch before we get started.  I hope you enjoy!

Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Building the Base

Here’s how to build this trifold folio base:

  1. First, cut 2 sheets of textured lavender cardstock to measure 11″ x 7″ high.
  2. Then, join the two strips of cardstock together on the 7″ edge using 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
  3. Now place the long side of this strip on your scoring tool.  Score at 5″ and again at 5.5″.
  4. Next, repeat this process all the way down the length of your paper, folding to fit your scoring platform as you go.  You should end up with THREE 5″ x 7″ sections with 1/2″ spines between.
  5. Now, on the far right hand panel, score an additional line 1.5″ from the edge.  This will form the flap and pocket.
  6. Finally, crease all scored lines with a bone folder.
 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Decorating the base pages

We will line and design the interior of the folio before we create the cover.  This way, the cover will stay clean and fresh.  Dimensional elements will not get crushed during the creative process.

  1.  First, cut 3/8″ strips of patterned paper to line all the spine sections, inside and out.  I used border strips for this purpose.
  2. Next, cut panel of slightly darker lavender cardstock.  Cut each panel to measure 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″.
  3. For the next steps, DO NOT GLUE the papers until instructed to do so, or you will not be able to add the flip and flap elements.
  4. Now, cut two panels of Butterfly Medley paper to measure 4.75″ x 6.75″.  These will line the left and center folio panels.
  5. Then cut a 2.75″ x 6.75″ panel for the flap.  You may glue this in place now.
  6. Next cut a 2″ x 6.75″ panel to line the pocket and a 1 3/8″ panel to line the pocket flap. You may glue this in place now.
  7. To seal the pocket, add glue to the top and bottom edge only.
 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Flap Elements

Now we will work on creating the flap element on the right hand side of the album.

  1. First trim two card front images.  The one on the top measures 4.25″ x 3″.  Mat this on a piece of 4.75″ x 3.25″ lavender cardstock.  Glue the image to the mat, leaving a wide margin on the right hand side.  Place this on your scoring tool, and score a line just to the right of the image. Fold to form a hinge.  Glue the hinge to to top of the flap.
  2. Then repeat this process with the next image.  This time trim the image to measure 4.75″ x 3.5″. Mat on a larger piece of lavender cardstock as before.  Score a hinge and glue to the flap.

This is what the flap page will look like.  I lined the back side of my flaps with patterned paper from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Trim out the word “Bloom” from the paper collection, mat on cardstock and glue just the left hand edge in place to create a tuck spot.

Here’s the pocket on the back side of the flap.

Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Center Panel

Now we will work on the flip and pocket element in the center panel of the folio.

  • First, trim the card front to measure 4.75″ wide x 5.25″ tall.  Round the corners, if desired.
  • Then score a 1/2″ hinge along the top edge of the image.  Crease this and glue it to the center of the panel.
  •  Now glue the Butterfly Medley panel you cut earlier in place so that it covers the hinge as seen in this photo.
  • Next, create a pocket by scoring 1/2″ margins on bottom, right and left hand sides of a 5 7/8″ x 2.5″ panel of paper.  Fold the flaps to form a pocket.  Use a circle punch to create a thumb hole.  Glue in place.
  • Finally, fill the pocket with tags as seen here.  Die cut the ticket and glue in place.

 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial:  The Waterfall Folio

Now we will create the waterfall folio on the left hand side.

  • Begin by gluing your pre-cut panel of Butterfly Medley paper in place.
  • Now, cut 5 panels of 4″ x 5.5″ cardstock in alternating colors of light and dark lavender.
  • Next, round the corners.  Score a 1/2″ hinge on the top of each panel.
  • Then, cut 5 card fronts to fit each cardstock panel.  These should measure 3.75″ x approx. 5″ .  If they are a little shorter, it really doesn’t matter.
  • Now, for the top panel only: add a magnet toward the bottom edge of the cardstock panel.
  • Next, glue the card fronts to the cardstock panels, being sure to glue below the fold.

  • Now you will line the folded edge of the first panel up with the top edge of your Butterfly Medley paper, being sure to center it on both the right and left hand sides.
  • Next, glue the next folded edge so that it butts up against the previous one.  You can see from this photo what that should look like.
  • Then continue adding panels until they are all in place.

Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Magnetic Flap

Next, create the magnetic flap closure.

  • First, cut a 2″ x 5″ strip of lavender cardstock.
  • Then, score at 3″ and again at 3 1/8″. Crease the score lines.
  • Place this strip on the folio base as seen here.  Place a magnet on the TOP panel of the waterfall.  Don’t glue it.  It will cling to the magnet beneath the paper. Remove the liner paper from the magnet.
  • Next, fold the flap closure up to meet the magnet on the top panel.  The tape will adhere to the flap.
  • Now line the flap with paper, inside and out as seen here.
  • Then, glue the base of the flap to the base of the folio as seen in the photo.
  • Now, cover the flap with a matted image from the paper collection.
  • Finally, decorate the flap front as seen here.
Butterfly Medley Purple Vintage Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Decorating the Cover

Now that the inside of our folio is finished, we can go to work on the cover.

  • First, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of Butterfly Medley paper.  Distress the edges.
  • Next, ink the edges of the paper with Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  Spritz with water.  Splatter with Dylusions White Linen Spray.
  • Now, mat on a slightly larger panel of dark lavender cardstock.  Glue to the cover base.
  • Next, wrap the front, spine and back of the folio with 1/2″ Scor-tape.  Wrap ribbon around the tape, leaving long tails on the end so you can tie a bow.
  • Now, Die cut the Eyelet Oval from white cardstock.  Glue in place.
  • Then cut a word border strip and glue through the center of the oval, as seen.
  • Fussy cut stamps and images from the collection.  Add foam tape to the back and glue in place, as seen in the photo.
Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Roses

Now we’ll make the roses to decorate the folio.

  • First, stamp 3 sets of the Classic Rose images onto patterned paper from the collection.  I used Archival Ultra Violet Ink to do this.
  • Next, stamp 3 sets of foliage onto the same paper using Olive Archival Ink.
  • Now die cut all the roses and foliage.
  • Then, place the die cuts face down on a non-stick craft sheet and sponge the back side with a combination of Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.
  • Now turn everything face up and spritz with Tattered Angels Deep Plum mist.
  • While the petals are still wet, pinch them together and set aside to dry.
  • When dry, gently open the petals and shape with the flower shaping kit  To do this, I used the largest stylus end and ran it gently around in circles until the layers formed a cup.  .
  • Now glue the layers together, fill the centers with glue and I Cannot Tell a Lilac Prills.
  • Next, spritz lightly with Iridescent Gold Tattered Angels Mist.
  • When dry, add to the folio cover.
  • Now, stamp, die cut and color two butterflies from Botanical Wings.  Glue together as seen here and add pen nib to the body.
  • To finish, add more Prills, bows, button and stick pins.
On With the Hop

From here, you will hop on over to Martine’s lovely blog.  You can find a complete hop list below:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Martine ♥  Amarilys   ♥ Gloria  ♥ Vicki ♥ Archana  ♥ SarahDeneen

Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop. One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.

The hop runs from 8 AM EST on Friday, February 23rd through Monday, February 26th at 11:59 PM.  Winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.  I’ll also contact the winner via e-mail and will post the winner’s name at the top of my blog at that time.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas, 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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An Ode to Little Women: Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio

An Ode to Little Women: Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio for CHA/Creativation

Hello, G45’ers!  Did you have a favorite book when you were growing up?  One that you read over and over and never tired of?  For me, that book was Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I’ve lost count of the many times I got lost in the lives of the brave, loving and wise saga of the March family.  (My favorite was Jo, of course!)  So when Graphic 45 released the Little Women collection, I decided to create a big, big card to reflect the large role this book played in my life.  This  8×8 Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio is truly an ode to Little Women.

Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Card Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

TIPS:  

  • Mat images on black cardstock to really make them pop.  
  • Add designer paper to Staples Black ATC tags to add style and easy layers to your card design.
How to Create a Graphic 45  Easel Card Folio

Easel cards look complicated, but they are actually very easy to create.  There are several different ways to make them, and you can find lots of variations on Pinterest.  This is how I created this 8″ square easel card:

  • First, create the card base.  Because this card is so large, I worked with a 12″ x 18″ piece of black cardstock.  You can purchase this large cardstock at Envelopes.com.
  • Now, cut the cardstock to measure 8″ wide x 16″ long.
  • Next, score it in half on the long side and fold to make a standard top fold card base.
  • Then score the bottom panel in half again at 4″ .  Fold this flap in toward the fold.  This creates the easel mechanism for the card.
  • You will build your card front on a separate piece of 8″ square black cardstock.
  • The final step is gluing the bottom half of the card front to the flap.  Don’t glue above the fold or the easel mechanism won’t work.
Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio: The Details

This Staples Antique Metal Door Plate and Knob is the perfect accent for the Little Women collection.  It fits beautifully with the vintage vibe of the pretty papers.

Die cut and mat an image from a 4×6 Ephemera card to create a stylish focal for your card front.

Tie a Shabby Chic Clock Key to a Staples ATC tag to create an interesting dimensional element on your card.

Turn an Antique Metal Door Pull upside down, then fill with flowers!  This is such a fun way to add dimension to a design.  Create a stopper for the easel card by backing a border strip with foam tape or waste chipboard.  This way, the card can stand upright for display.

An Ode to Little Women Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio: A Peek at the Inside

The large format of this easel card provides you with the ability to add fun interactive elements to the interior.  I’ve created some mini folios and pockets using ephemera cards, ATC tags and images from the cut apart page.

The ephemera cards in this collection are especially beautiful!  Don’t be afraid to use the “B” sides!  I’ve cut this 4″ x 6″ ephemera card down, then turned it into a pocket to house these decorated tags and a mini folio.

And see these decorative panels?  They are more than just pretty pictures!

They open to reveal a spot for photos and hidden journaling.  This would be such a great way to commemorate a special event!

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

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Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio with Video Tour

Hello, G45’ers!  Today I have a sweet Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio to share with you.  It traveled all the way to CHA in Phoenix last month.   I was thrilled to see it ion display in the G45 booth and to share it with the world in a Graphic 45 Facebook live.  Now I finally get to share this fun, interactive folio design with you on my blog.  Hooray!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Tri Fold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

I grew up reading Little Women…probably once a year all the way through high school.  So when Graphic 45 released the Little Women collection, my heart went pitty pat!  Since designing and creating folios has become my new passion, I worked up a special design to celebrate the release.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: The Basics

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

To make the base of this album, create two 7″ x 5″ side fold cards with a 1/2″ spine.   Then overlap the card bases, leaving the top of the center panel open.  This forms a lovely pocket that I filled with Black Alpha Banner Tags.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

This image of Jo with her Professor stole my heart.  I just love the quote “Love is a great beautifier.”  How true!  Because this image really spoke to me, I decided to turn it into a pocket on the folio cover.  Here’s how to do that:

  • First, trim the image to fit the folio cover.
  • Then mat on black cardstock.
  • Next add thin strips chipboard (or foam tape) to the top, bottom and left side of the black mat.
  • Finally, position the pocket as seen in this photo and glue in place, leaving the right hand side open.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

I’ve never created a folio with a pocket on the cover before, but I have to say, I love the way it looks!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: Filling the Pocket

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

You can create a lovely little bundle of paper pretties to tuck inside the pocket.  The back side of these ephemera cards are so pretty!  I cropped the corners and matted this 3″ x 4″ card on blac cardstock to create a unique photo mount/journaling spot.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7This Black ATC Policy Envelope was very quick to dress up.  First, I trimmed a 3″ x 4″ ephemera card to fit.  Then I simply fussy cut around the two flower clusters to add a little dimension.  Next, I wrapped it around the policy envelope and glued in place.  Finally, I punched a hole and added the pretty Staples Ornate Key.  So simple, but so splendid!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

This 4″ x 6″ image was treated in the same fashion as the ephemera card.  Cut it down to fit the pocket, crop corners and mat on black cardstock. I added an ornate label (retired) to dress it up.  The whole little bundle is held together with a hinge clip that I dressed up with a bit of black satin ribbon.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

Here I’ve used a Black Policy Envelope as a page.  Here’s how to add this to your folio:

  • First, cut a 1″ wide strip of Orchard House paper the same width as the envelope base.
  • Next, score it in half to form a hinge or flap.
  • Now, glue one side of the flap to the envelope base and the other half to the folio base.  You’ve just turned the envelope into a page!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

To form this pocket, simply score a page and fold back.  Then you can fill it with decorated Staples ATC tags.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo11

The folio is mostly flat, so that it will close properly, but flat is not boring!  You can incorporate lots of interactive elements to keep things interesting!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: Finishing touches

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10Cover two Black Alpha Banner Tags with paper and fussy cut images.  I like to use the tags that have unusual letters like Q or W for this.  These tags fit nicely into the pocket formed by joining the two bases together.

I even added a waterfall feature to the folio.  The paper panels are die cut with a Spellbinder’s die, then matted on black cardstock.  I love the way the black elements in the folio make the patterned papers pop!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Video Tour

To help you get a feel for how all the various mechanisms work, I’ve created a short YouTube video tour.

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

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Dare to Resist: Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal

Frilly and Funkie Dare to Resist Challenge: Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie blog.  Autumn is our lovely hostess this go round, and she has issued a dare: Dare to Resist!  With this challenge in mind, I’ve created a mini Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal for you today.  We’ll take a look at it in just a moment, but first, let’s see what Autumn has to say;

Challenge Theme: Dare to Resist
Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers!  For the next two weeks, as we break away from our Valentine creations, we’d love to see you incorporate a favorite resist technique in your vintage or shabby chic project.  There are so many options, perhaps you will try something new.  Whether it be gesso resist, Vaseline resist, alcohol resist, embossing resist, or watercolor resist, we dare you to resist!
Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal with an easy resist technique

Dragonfly Discover Junk Journal Wallflower by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Tim Holtz Photo 1

I’m really not much of a mixed media girl.  Paper is my jam.  But this challenge reminded me that I can stamp, and I do like to get inky, and playing with techniques can be fun.  Messy fun, but fun all the same.  This started as a 4.75″ x 6.25″ gatefold card base .

So, this is the gatefold card that thought it should be a junk journal.  We (the card and I) had quite a protracted argument about what it was going to be.  But as you can see, the junk journal won the fight.  Does that ever happen to you?  You set out to make one thing, and you end up making something entirely different?

Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal: I Dared to Resist!

Dragonfly Discover Junk Journal Wallflower by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Tim Holtz Photo 2

Here are the basic steps of my resist technique.  It’s a basic emboss/resist with a Tim Holtz twist. I saw Tim demo this technique at CHA and instantly knew that I wanted to give it a try at home.

  • First, find a piece of Alcohol Ink Cardstock.  And yes, it must be Alcohol Ink CS, or the twist won’t work!
  • Next, place the Alcohol Ink CS on the Stamp Platform, securing it with the magnets.
  • Now, position the dragonfly image from TH Classics #1 where you want it to be on the cardstock panel.
  • Then close the lid of the Stamp Platform and make sure the placement is correct.
  • Now, ink the stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink and stamp away!  Repeat until the image looks as dark as you want it to  be.
  • Now sprinkle the image with Ranger Clear Superfine Embossing Powder.  After you’ve removed the excess, heat emboss.
  • Next, smoosh some pretty colors of Distress Oxide Ink onto your non-stick craft mat.  It must be DOX, or again, the twist won’t work.  I used Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Warm Honey, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, and Dusty Concord.
  • Now, mist the ink with a Distress Sprayer until beads of water form.
  • Tap (don’t drag or swish!) the stamped image in the inky puddles, drying between layers.
The Twist

Dragonfly Discover Junk Journal Wallflower by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Tim Holtz Photo 3

Now here’s the best part of this technique, and it’s one I learned watching Tim.  Get out your Distress Micro Glaze and gently twist a mini ink blending tool over the medium.  Then use the blending tool to gently buff up the surface of the inky panel and watch the magic happen.  The milky, oxidized appearance of the inks will disappear and all the gorgeous layers of color beneath will pop through.  It’s like crafting magic!

Resist again!

Dragonfly Discover Junk Journal Wallflower by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Tim Holtz Photo 4

The other resist techinque I used was on this quote band.  I love to fill in the letters of the quote, but sometimes have a hard time with the process.  I started wondering what would happen if I used the Distress Micro Glaze on the word band first.  So I just lightly sponged it over the surface.  Then I came back with Picked Raspberry Distress Paint and dabbed it over the top.  The metal resisted the paint, but…it sunk right into the letters, which was what I was hoping would happen.

Details, details, details

NDragonfly Discover Junk Journal Wallflower by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Tim Holtz Photo 5

Next I went to work making my flowers.  First I die cut Tammy Tutterow’s Pinked Posies, Frayed Posies and Pinwheel Posies from the Wallflower paper collection.  Then I used sponge daubers to add DOX to each petal layer.  Next, I spritz, shaped and stacked.  Finally, I punched holes in the center of each flower and added stamens.  To add a little vintage shimmer, I sprayed each flower lightly with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.

I also experimented with making my own Prills (those itty bitty bead looking critters) with mustard seeds and alcohol ink.  It worked like a charm.

To finish the cover, I added some TH remnant rubs and a hinge clip.

Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal: A Peek Inside

Dragonfly Discover Junk Journal Wallflower by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Tim Holtz Photo 6

Here’s where I really began to have fun.  I gathered up a whole pile of TH ephemera, my paper dolls, remnant rubs, stickers and had a ball.  I dug through my stash and found a whole pile of fabulous Wendy Vecchi sentiments that were perfect for the theme of my journal.  And, I just added DOX to brighten up everything.

Dragonfly Discover Junk Journal Wallflower by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Tim Holtz Photo 7

Once I embraced the idea of turning this card into a junk journal, everything just fell into place.  I added flap pages and folded pages and flip pages.  This is the very best kind of crafty adventure for me.  I think these pictures will tell the story all on their own.  Enjoy!

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The things I like best about this Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal are the worn/distressed pages and the small size.  It’s only about 1/4″ thick, so easy to toss into a suitcase and use on a trip.  Plus, I had a blast making it.  What do you like best about it?

Discover Dragonfly Junk Journal Video Tour

Because I find it easier to understand an interactive project when I can see it being used, I’ve prepared a short YouTube video tour for you.  I hope you enjoy!

Now it’ s YOUR turn to Dare to Resist!

You are cordially invited to play along in this “Dare to Resist” 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, February 27th.

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 enters 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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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RRR Hop: Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop:  Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon  February Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today, I’ve created a “Magical” Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio using the gorgeous Purple & Green Ribbons from the February Ribbon Club.  They are a perfect match for the Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Collection!

 

Magical Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

I created a 5.25″ x 7.25″ hardcover folio with a .75″ spine.  The front of the album cover is a Prima Resin frame turned into a shaker element.  I don’t know what it is about this collection, but it just calls out for a shaker element!

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2You can see how perfectly the February Ribbon Club Assortment matches these pretty papers!  I created a double double loop bow cluster with Hyacinth Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge and Bud Green Crosshatch Satin Ribbon.  This is topped with some pretty purple and white flowers.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 11

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

The ribbon closure is 1.5″ Emerald Green Gingham. I secured it to the cover using strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Magical Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6This is a very simple folio.  The waterfall feature is on the right and a pocket is on the left.  But don’t be fooled!  There’s lots of room to store photos!

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

I’ve incorporated belly bands to hold ephemera cards from the collection.

You can score and fold a large horizontal ephemera card to form a flap feature.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

This large pocket will easily hold 4″ x 6″ photos.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

Add ephemera cards for journaling.

This would be such a fun way to record a child’s birthday party or tea party, don’t you think?

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio on Youtube

I thought you might want to see the details of how all these mechanisms work, so I’ve prepared a very short Youtube video tour to share with you today.  Enjoy!

On with the Hop!

From here,  you will hop on over to visit Cherry’s sweet blog.  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and then hop right over to the RRR BLOG.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into a drawing for your very own free Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not already signed up for the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month, you will receive a lovely collection of perfectly coordinated ribbons that you can use to take your projects to the next level.  It’s a little bit like getting a birthday present every month of the year!  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Card Folio

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  How about a little trip to the beach?  We can walk barefoot in the sand, search for shells and play in the waves all day!  Sound good?  While I might not be able to take you to a real beach, this Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Card Folio is almost as good as playing in the sun, surf and sand!

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

It’s impossible to feel gloomy in the presence of such vibrant colors and happy images.  This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base.  I’ve transformed it into a folio by adding a 1/2″ spine and some fun surprises inside.

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2If you are intimidated at the thought of making a mini album, you might want to think about creating a card folio instead.  You can easily complete one in half a day, and for a fraction of the cost.  Limited storage?  Folios are perfect for that, too, as they take up so much less room.  Need a unique gift?  Folios are the perfect card/gift combo.  So, yeah…I’m pretty much addicted to making them!

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3Rosettes make me think of beach umbrellas, so I had to make a few for this card using my Tim Holtz rosette dies.  Then I used Tim’s Sand and Sea Bigz Die to cut images from patterned paper as well.  The great thing about making your own paper embellishments is that they will always be a perfect color match!

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4To add extra dimension, die cut some chipboard or cardboard to back your seahorse die.  This not only strengthens the die cut, but it really makes the image pop off the page.

Take a Peek Inside this Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Card Folio

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

The inside of a card folio is more fun than visiting the boardwalk at the beach!

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

This flap page was scored and folded to create a fun little pocket.  Fill the pocket with journal tags and an ephemera card.  You can also add extra photos here.

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

Flip the flap over, and what do you find?  This fun waterfall gives you loads of room for photos.

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

Use another ephemera card underneath to write down your favorite vacation memories, names, dates and places.

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

Add a mini folio to the pocket and you’ve got room for more photos and journaling.  The cover for this mini folio is the back side of one of the beautiful ephemera cards from the Sun Kissed collection.   The large ephemera card on the top half of the card is the perfect  spot to tell your story.

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Life is a Beach Card Folio Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

Decorate the inside with another image from the collection, and then fill the pocket with small ephemera cards and photos.   You could even make this folio as a family craft activity while on vacation.  There’s always a rainy day at the beach, and this would be such a fun way to take advantage of being together.

The great news is that Sun Kissed is now available for purchase!  Oh the paper pretties you can make with this glorious collection!

I hope I’ve shared some ideas, 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

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Card Folio Supply List

 

Other Supplies:

  • Sizzix Cutting Dies

    • Rosettes and Mini Rosettes

    • Sand and Sea Bigz Die

 

 

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Just for Fun

Hello, Friends!  Today I have another “just for fun” project to share with you.  This one is an Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio.  It’s pink and shabby chic, and distressed and filled with fun surprises.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 1

I just love Valentine’s Day!  My mom and dad were married on Valentine’s Day, Dale and I were married 2 days after Valentine’s Day, our oldest son and his wife married just after Valentine’s Day and our middle son and his wife married just before Valentine’s Day.  When I was a kid, I made Valentine’s for my entire family every year.  I can remember re-using old envelopes and stuffing them with cut our hearts and little notes.  Seems like I still like to do that, right?

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 2

This is one of my book style folios.  These are so much fun to make.  The base is created by joining together 2 panels for cardstock cut to measure 11″ x 5″.  Join the panels to create a long, 22″ panel, then score in a spine and a pocket.  So easy, and so much fun to do.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 3

The focal point on this folio is a Melissa Frances resin angel.  I was digging through my stash and thought it would go perfectly with these Lemon Craft Painted Heart papers.  It’s clustered up with some WOC flowers and a custom dyed seam binding bow. Before I added it to the card, I spritzed it with Vintage Pink Tattered Angels Mist.

 

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 4

Lots of layers….lots of distressing, lace trim and a curled corner give this pretty Valentine a real Old World Vintage vibe.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio: A Peek Inside

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 5

The inside of this Valentine folio is filled with sweet surprises.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 6

The pocket on the left holds a darling little tea wallet with a miniature spoon.  Can you believe this is a plastic spoon?  I found it on a shopping expedition at Tuesday Morning.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 7

The side pocket is filled with a pretty little art tag, a sentiment tag, and a little chocolate wallet.  Because, hey…it’s Valentine’s Day and you gotta have chocolate!

If you need a Valentine for your favorite tea drinker, this would do the trick.  You can purchase it in my ETSY shop if you’d like.

I hope this Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio has provided you with inspiration and ideas for your own Valentine adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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