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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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
- Felicity 12×12 Collection Kit (retired, but you can find it HERE.)
- Spectrum Cardstock Lemondrop/Robin’s Egg
- Little Birdie Crafts Adonia Moonlight Flowers
- Really Reasonable Ribbon Yellow and Blue Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon
- Prima French Riviera Wood Icons
- Velcro Dots
- Crop-a-Dile Deco Corner Chomper
- Metal charms and novelty buttons from my stash