August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time to share this Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial?  Summer is just speeding by, isn’t it?  The August papers are probably my favorites from the entire collection.  Sunflowers just plain make me happy!  And I indulged myself and gave myself time to create my own sunflowers using the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower dies.  So this was a fun Throwback Thursday for me!

Sunny Skies, Sunflowers and Bees!

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers, bees, by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a look at the folio we’ll be making this month.  Do you like the teal and gold color palette as much as I do?  It just feels like a field of cheery sunflowers under a sunny summer sky to me.

Oh, but I did have fun making these lovely blossoms with the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower stamps and dies.

  • First, stamp the sunflowers onto white cardstock using Saffron Archival Ink.
  • Next, sponge the centers of the flowers with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
  • Now, apply Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink on the petals.
  • Die cut the flower layers with the Rustic Sunflower Dies.
  • Next, mist them lightly with water and run through the Rustic Sunflower Shaping mold.
  • Now, layer the flowers together, staggering the petals.  Mist lightly with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.  Heat dry.
  • Finally, fill the centers with hot glue and Czech glass beads and arrange as desired.
The Hidden Folio Pocket

This 5 1/2″ square folio tucks into a hidden pocket found on the bottom of the card base.

Look at all the fun interactive elements built into this mini folio!

Here’s a peek at the inside of the desk folio.  There’s no shortage of fun here, either!

August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this sunny creation, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

We only have 4 more folios to go to complete this year long series.  Maybe you can be thinking of another series for 2023!  Do you want to make monthly banners?  Wall hangings?  What sounds good to you?  Please share your ideas in the comment section below, and I’ll take them up for consideration, my friends!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

  1. Christal Gill

    Love the Sunflowers! Wonderful tutorial! Thanks, This gives me wonderful ideas for some of my older papers, that I need to use! Big Crafty Hugs, Christal

  2. Rosemary Sokolowski

    Kathy, I just love this series. Your ideas and the colors – everything is fantastic. I can’t wait to make these beautiful projects. I have all the paper and I’m looking forward to starting. I made the series you created using Authentique paper a few years ago and I display a desk folio each month. As always thanks for sharing your creativity.
    I would love anything you choose for 2023 but maybe a series of banners would be nice.

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is truly stunning! Again you are using one of my favorite ever paper collections. This collection was full of so many beautiful images and sentiments. Love the fun flaps and pockets full of such fun surprises! Thank you for sharing another beautiful desk folio. Hugs!

  4. Joni E

    Beautiful! Love the sunflowers and all the elements you have put into this project. I like the idea of making wall hangings for next year. Whatever projects you decide to make will be awesome as usual. Thanks again for sharing your time and talent.

  5. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness Kathy, this is just gorgeous as always! But those beautiful sunflowers you make are always extra special! And yes I do luv the teal with the beautiful gold sunflowers! And your flaps and pockets inside are perfect! Thanks again for another awesome Throwback Thursday! Hmmm…. next year how about a banner 1 month and a wall decoration the next ….for a suggestion! Hugs, Suzy Q

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