Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folder Folio Tutorial for Frilly & Funkie “You’ve Got to Know When to Fold ’em” Challenge
Hello, Friends! Welcome to another fabulous challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! I’m the hostess this month, so I got to choose the theme. Hooray! I love to create all kinds of fancy fold cards and folios and the “You’ve Got to Know When to Fold “em” theme reflects that. Graphic 45’s brand spankin’ new Vintage Hollywood collection has been calling to me, so I created this Four Fold Folio tutorial to share with you today. Before we start, let’s take a look at the details for this fun challenge.
Challenge Theme: You’ve Got to Know When to Fold ‘Em
This challenge is all about using folded paper in a way that goes beyond just folding it in half. Create a vintage or shabby chic project that uses folded paper in a way that elevates the design. You can make a fancy fold card, or add folded embellishments to a card or layout.
The one and only Wendy Vecchi was gracious enough to share her new 2017 CHA releases with the team, so we have been featuring her products in our three latest challenges. It’s been really fun to see how Wendy’s products work with each individual team member’s unique style and perspective. If you have Wendy products in your stash, we’d love for you to use them as you play along, however it is not required.
Go grab a drink and a snack to sustain you. Tutorials tend to be long posts with lots of photos. I don’t want you to faint!
A One Sheet Wonder
This folio is a “one sheet wonder” meaning that the entire folio base can be made using just one sheet of 12×12 cardstock. I find it amazing that you can fit pockets, tags, and a waterfall feature into a folio made from one sheet of cardstock! The best thing about this sort of album is that you can easily complete it in a day or less.
Paper dolls were a favorite childhood toy for me, so I was thrilled to receive Wendy’s wonderful Paper Doll in my design team package of goodies. The set comes with a lovely cling stamp of this beautiful vintage lady and a matching stencil. You can use just the stamp, of course, but it’s so much more fun to invite the stencil to the party! Of course you can use texture paste through the stencil. You can also use the stencil as a template to trace onto paper, as I did here.
First, I stamped the image onto ultra smooth white cardstock. Next, I traced the hat bands, the hair and the collar onto designer paper and trimmed it out. Then I paper pieced the fussy cut bits onto the stamped image. To finish the face, I placed the stencil over the image and used a blender tool to add Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Inks to the face. There is even a stencil for the lips, which made it very easy to add Candied Apple “lipstick” to this glamorous starlet! Finally, I brushed the image with Distress Vintage Collage medium.
A Peek Inside
This dimensional folio is tied shut with lovely Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon. It adds just the right touch of “glam” , shimmer and shine. You can get a glimpse of the staggered pages from this shot, but let’s go ahead and take a look inside the album.
Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section One: Tiny Tags and Pockets
This one sheet wonder contains 3 sections. In the first section, the pages measure 3″ x 5″. I created little pockets and tags for this section.
Inkssentials #5 Kraft Tags fit perfectly into these little pockets. Each tag measures 2 3/8″ x 4 3/4″. Dress the tags up with chipboard pieces, border strips and gorgeous vintage images.
The patterned papers in this collection have a great Art Deco feel. Use Tammy Tutterow’s Tabs One Die to mark off each section in the folio.
If you like to fussy cut…you will love this collection!
To make a custom charm like this one, simply add an image from the small postage stamps in the collection to the back of the frame. Then tap the frame with Vintaj Patina paints and tie it onto the tag.
Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section Two: Waterfall Feature
Waterfall features are a great way to add an interactive element to a project. I used Tammy Tutterow’s Waterfall One here. First, I cut four bracket edged dies from black cardstock. Then I cut four more from patterned paper. Glue the patterned paper over the black base so that a tiny black border peeks out.
Belly Bands hold tiny images from the 8×8 paper collection. Slip 3″ square photos behind the belly bands and journal on the backs of the small images.
Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section 3: A Spot for larger photos
The next section measures 3.25″ x 6.5″ and can hold larger photos. Glue just the bottom edge of your images to the album base so that photos can be slipped behind.
Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section 4: Pockets and Inserts
The final section of the folio features two pockets with inserts. The back page measures a full 5″ x 7″ and can hold full sized photos.
Here’s a look at the album cover and back. You can really get a sense of the staggered edges of the album here.
Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial on YouTube
Would you like to build this one sheet wonder? I thought you might, so I went ahead and prepared a YouTube tutorial with step by step instructions for building the album base and pockets.
Now It’s Your Turn
The Frilly and Funkie team always invites you to play along with us. Dig into your crafty stash and create any vintage or shabby chic project that uses folded paper in a way that elevates the design. Then link up your project over at the Frilly and Funkie blog.
At the end of the challenge the design team will select our top four picks. The first place winner will be our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
I can’t wait to see what you make!
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