Just in time for Summer: Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio and Video Tour
Hello, Friends! And Happy Memorial Day to all my US friends! This holiday weekend is the official kick off for summer here in the states. We enjoy parades, picnics and family fun. It’s also a day when we honor those who gave their lives in the service of our country. As a young girl, our family always visited the local cemetery to decorate the graves of those who served in the military. It’s a somber day, but also a day when we celebrate the freedom that was won for us with great sacrifice. So it’s the perfect day to share this Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio and video tour with you.
To make this folio, I first created two 5″ x 7″ side fold card bases from kraft cardstock. Then I overlapped the cards to create a trifold base. Next, I scored the base at 4.5″, 5.5″ 10.5″ and 11.5″ to create a trifold folio with two 1″ spines. This gives you lots of room to add pockets, mini folios, and waterfall features.
Decorate the album with stickers, Petaloo flowers, die cut stars, ribbon and scrabble tiles. To add extra texture, machine stitch around the perimeter of each page.
A Peek Inside
Create a decorative belly band for photo mounts by wrapping them with a 1″ strip of patterned paper, gluing together on the back side. Then cut an image from a 3″ x 4″ journal card and glue to the front of the belly band.
A large center pocket holds two mini 3.25″ x 4.25″ fold out folios.
The small pocket on the inside can hold a gift card or other small memorabilia.
How to make a Waterfall Feature
A waterfall feature is a great way to mount loads of photos in a small space. Here’s how I made the waterfall feature for this Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio:
- Begin by cutting five 4″ x 5″ rectangles from patterned paper.
- Then score 1/2″ from the left on the long side of each rectangle. This forms the flap for your waterfall feature.
- Use a corner punch to shape the edges, if desired.
- Crease the score lines.
- Add glue or adhesive to the back side of the first rectangle and line up along the top edge of the panel. Glue in place.
- Continue adding panels, lining each flap up so that it is flush with the previous rectangle. Do not overlap, just line up.
- Add a decorative cover to the waterfall feature, if desired. I mounted mine on waste chipboard to add a little extra dimension.
In this photo you can see how each flap lines up.
This is a project that you can easily complete in an afternoon. To help you get an idea of the flow of the album, I prepared a short 5 minute video tour. Enjoy!
Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio Video Tour on YouTube
Be sure to stop by the Authentique Blog today as we are doing a group share of projects made with this beautiful Heroic collection. I know you’ll be inspired!
I’d like to wish you all a very safe and healthy Memorial Day. And I’d also like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the service men and women who keep our country free. You are appreciated more than words can say!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supply List & Product Links
Please note: I have provided product links when possible, but some items have been in my stash for a long time, and may no longer be available online. Feel free to substitute when necessary.
Authentique Heroic 12×12 Collection Kit
Heroic 6×6 Pad
Petaloo Botanica Chantilly Mixed Blooms, White
Blue Baby Botanica Mixed Blooms
Red Botanica Chantilly Mixed Blooms
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Star Die
Scrabble Tiles (U, S, A)
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology metal embellishment from my stash
2 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11 Kraft Cardstock
Red and Blue Cardstock for Matting
oh what a very gorgeous and super creation.
Those papers you have used are beautiful and so apprpriate for your celebrations to commemorate those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Love all the wonderful pockets and elements you have created so perfectly..
That was a very lovely tradition your family had putting flowers on those graves.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Beautiful piece. I like that you added the waterfall for more photos. Any serviceman would be so pleased to receive this!
What a lovely way to celebrate Memorial Day, Kathy. This folio will make a great memory album for family members (immediate and extended) who have served in the armed forces. Thanks for sharing it.
Kathy, what a great way to celebrate Memorial Day. This folio will make a great memory book of all my family members (immediate and extended) who have served in the armed forces. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Hi Kathy, a wonderful creation for a special day. This reminds me of the uniform I once wore. the brown uniform was in for the military then. I was what they called a WAC, then they changed to
the green. I was so proud to wear the US Army uniform, and my husband too for 22 1/2 yrs. I didn’t retire from the service, but he did. so in a way I never left the service as an Army wife.
I praise and thank all the service men and women for their service, and the families that have supported the service men an women. This is indeed a special day for all America.
Praise God , for their sacrifice, love, and devotion to America and family.
This is absolutely beautiful Kathy! Loved the video, too!