Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you having a great summer?  It’s been super busy here in Kathy World.  But I did manage to steal a play day last week.  I’ve had this idea for a new folio design rolling around in my head.  It just would not leave me alone, so I had to get it made.  This Authentique Zig Zag Folio Tutorial is the fruit of my playtime.  Filled with gorgeous summer colors and images, it also has a really cool sloped edge design.

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This 4″ x 7″ folio has a cardstock base that is made with a few simple folds.  It looks more complicated to make than it is.  I think once you make one of these, you’ll want to make bunches of them in different themes.  One cool feature is that you can actually open it out and stand it up for display.  Wouldn’t that be fun done in a Christmas theme?

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The belly band closure is decorated with Really Reasonable Ribbon , Little Birdie Flowers, some Prima Embellies and a novelty button from my stash.  I stitched designer paper to cardstock to form the belly band.  Velcro dots hold it closed.

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This tag rests on the front cover and is held in place by the belly band.  The illustration on the cover is actually a little 3.25″ x 4.25″ trifold photo wallet.  For me, these folios are all about the interactive elements!


Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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I designed the folio so that both sides can be used.  This gives you a total of 10 panels with lots of options for flaps, pocket, tips ins and photo display.

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This is just the 3 middle panels on the reverse side.  As you can see, I managed to fit in a a waterfall feature.  That makes lots of room for photos!

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Because I thought you might want to try to make one of these little dittys, I created a tutorial showing you how to build the base, create the sloped edge, and add the pockets and flaps.  You’ll see a video tour of the folio first.  I hope you enjoy.

I thought about calling this a ski slope folio, or a shaped edge folio…but in the end I settled on zig zag because of the way it looks when folded.  If you have a better idea for a name, please let me know!

I hope I shared some 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!



Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial Supply List

Authentique Paper

  • Felicity 12×12 Collection Kit  (retired, but you can find it HERE.)
  • Spectrum Cardstock Lemondrop/Robin’s Egg



6 thoughts on “Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial

  1. Michele Watters

    Love this so much! Do you offer a cutting size guide for the base? Happy to pay for it!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Michelle! I don’t have one right now, but here’s what I’ll do. I’ll make another using a different collection and write it up in my Etsy Shop. Does that work for you? I’m all out of Felicity, sadly, or I’d do it in that. Let me know…and thank you so much!

  2. Sherry

    Thx Kathy. You do wonderful tutorials. Clear, concise and I always learn some thing new.

  3. Gena Krannig

    Wow, Kathy, this is so beautiful and imaginative! As usual you come up with the most inventive ways to design your card/folios. I think that RRR goes so well with the color palate of that paper. And of course it’s Authentique….one of my favorites! And you’ve incorporated one of my favorite elements, the waterfall feature! I love that! Thank you for sharing! Hugs

  4. Helen

    Kathy, this project is incredibly clever and fun. The video tutorial is a true gift. I know I’ll be watching it again and again–you’ve taught me so much, so quickly. It didn’t take long to realize that it’s all about measuring! The scrap pockets are a wonderful bonus lesson. I’ve seen zig zag cards, but this folio just makes that idea even better. Know I’ll be using it (as you mentioned) for my next set of special Christmas cards! tfs!

  5. Suzy Q

    Oh my Kathy! You could name this one Amaz-zing folio! I just luv every single little detail about this one! It is simply amazing how you can come up with all of this….with just a few papers! Luv being in this Kathy world! And just luv these Felicity papers from Authentique. So beautiful! And thanks so much for all your tips and tricks in your tutorial! I know it’s hard work…but You sure make it simple for us to accomplish! Just amazing!!! Now gotta see if I can find these papers somewhere!!! Hugs, Suzy Q

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