Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial: Creating the Cover Art
Hello, Friends! Welcome to Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial! This is the big finale as we add the cover art and finish the folio. Always my favorite part of any project, we’ll finish the cover with a mix of beautiful handmade flowers with a sprinkling of pre-made flowers.
Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial: Creating the Interior Mechanisms
Hello, Friends! Are you ready to get started with Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial? Today we are going to make the internal mechanisms. We’ll be adding a double slash pocket, a box style pocket, a lateral waterfall feature with pockets, and a cute belly band with sweet little envelope tuck ins. It’s going to be loads of fun.
If you missed Part 1of this tutorial where we make the base, line the cover with canvas and secure the ribbon closure, you can get caught up HERE.
Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial on YouTube.
Ready to get your craft on? Then please enjoy today’s video tutorial.
I’ll be back tomorrow with Part 3 of this in depth tutorial. But here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite.
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P13 Stitched With Love Folio Completed! Crafty City YouTube Hop Project
Hello, Friends! About 3 weeks ago, I introduced you to this lovely P13 Stitched With Love Collection. The kit was provided to me for a YouTube hop celebrating Crafty City’s 10 year anniversary. Here’s a reminder of what came in my kit:
Today I’m here to share the completed folio project with you.
This 8×8 “made from scratch” trifold folio turned out even better than I had hoped. Sewing themed projects always remind me of my mom. She was a master seamstress and her favorite color was pink. I spent many, many happy hours as a young girl sitting beside her as she stitched up curtains, dresses, pillows and even coats and bonnets for my baby sister. The hum of a sewing machine takes me right back to those cozy moments. Mom also taught me how to embroider…and she tried to teach me how to knit & crochet. The embroidery lessons “took”. The sewing, knitting and crochet lessons, not so much!
I hope you’ll enjoy this video tour of my completed project. The folio is filled with lots of sweet surprises. And I even managed to create a lovely stack of greeting cards using the leftover bits.
Stitched With Love Completed Folio and Card Set Reveal on YouTube
There is still time to visit all 9 of the YouTube channels that are participating in the hop. You have until April 30th to visit, leave a comment and see what their kits look like. To be entered to win one of two kits, (or a $25 gift certificate for International peeps) finish the hop on Archana’s channel, let her know you hopped and left sweet words on each channel, then comment ENTER ME.
You can save 10% on your shopping at Crafty City by using the code Kathy10 when you check out. Archana has stocked up the store with all of the kits featured in the hop as well as loads of other paper pretties.
Wishing you all a day filled with joy and creativity!
Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Today is all about the guys with this Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial. Back in January, I shared a Classic Gentleman Notebook Tutorial with you. So I had lots of panels and pieces of this collection in my stash. Rather than let them keep gathering dust, I decided to create a project that we could use for Father’s Day, Graduation, Retirement or birthdays. Even though it has some unique interactive elements, I think you’re going to like how simple it is to put together.
When it comes to masculine projects, steampunk is always a great choice. All those gears and trains and mechanical drawings lend themselves to a project most men will enjoy. The Little Birdie Primed Chipboard Gears on the cover of this album took a trip to the grunge factory to make them stand out on this folio cover.
First, tap the chipboard with VersaMark Embossing Ink.
Next, place the gears in a funnel tray or on a sheet of printer paper.
Now shake a jar of Seth Apter Chunky Rust Embossing Powder and sprinkle it liberally over the inked up gears.
Let the excess embossing powder slide off the gears. Don’t tap or flick! Just pick the chipboard up and let the extra powder slide off into the tray or onto the sheet of paper.
TIP: A word to the wise: Always take a moment to pour the powder back into the jar. Then make sure you cover the jar and move it to a safe place (i.e. away from the area where you will be using your heat gun.) BEFORE you start heat embossing. If you, like me, have ever ended up with a spilled jar of powder, or a jar that has been ruined by being exposed to heat, you are nodding your head right now.
Now heat emboss the chipboard. Keep the tip of your heat gun moving around the surface so that you don’t accidentally burn the powder. Heat until all the powder is melted. This can take a few minutes depending on how hot your embossing gun is.
Once the first layer has cooled, randomly tap the surface with more VersaMark. Then sprinkle random areas with Patina Oxide Embossing Enamel. Heat emboss, cool and repeat until you are happy with the finish on your gears.
Adhere small metal gears over the centers of the chipboard gears for extra dimension and texture.
A Peek Inside
The inside of the folio is pretty simple. There are two flap pages: one inside the front cover and another inside the back cover.
Learn how to create a spine in the center of the album. Then attach these fun flip pockets.
What’s behind the flap pages? A kinetic waterfall on one side and a large photo mat with a journal card on the other.
TIP: Adhere just the bottom edge of the car image to the page. Then tuck the journal card in behind in. Now you can place a really large 5″ x 7″ photo on the page and journal or add a smaller photo behind the card.
I think you are going to love how easy it is to create the pocket and pull out page. It’s so easy, I can’t believe I didn’t do it this way earlier!
TIP: Trim 4″ x 6″ journal cards to fit the cover of the pull out page.
The inside back cover is a mirror image of the front. This really makes it easy to design pages!
Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to learn how to make this folio base, please enjoy this 20 minute video tutorial. In it, we will learn how to create the folio cover and spine. Then I’ll show you how to make the flap pages, pocket flaps and hidden pocket. A tour of the finished folio has tips and tricks that you might find helpful.
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Stamperia Azulejos Flip Folio Project Share with Reneabouquets Paper Pretties
Hello, Friends! Today I’m sharing a simple, elegant Stamperia Azulejos Flip Folio with you. Do you ever wake up and think, “I just have to make something pretty today?” Well, that happened to me yesterday. The skies were grey, I was tired and felt like crawling back into bed instead of doing laundry, dishes and other Monday chores. I motivated myself with the promise that once the chores were done, I could make whatever I wanted to make with whatever I wanted to use. So I dug around in my paper stash and my Reneabouquets paper pretties until inspiration struck. And this 6″ x 6″ flip folio began to take shape in my brain. Oh, happy day!
Building the Base
The base is 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ aqua cardstock trimmed to a width of 6″, overlapped and glued together into one long 6″ high paper panel. It’s such a simple design, that I know you’ll want to give it a try, so here are some measurements.
First, score the 16 3/4″ x 6″ panel at 6″, 6 1/2″, 12 1/2″, and 13″.
Now fold along the scored lines to form a 6″ x 6″ square folio with 1/2″ spines on the left and the right hand sides.
Then fold the short panel on the right inside the folio cover to form a flap page.
That’s it! Now you just need to line the folio base with light gray and cream cardstock panels to make it nice and sturdy. My gray panels are 5 3/4″ square and the cream are 5 1/2″. How easy is that?
Building Simple Layers
Next, layer a 5 3/8″ square of patterned paper over the cream cardstock and stitch around the edges. Mat a 2 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ panel of a complementary pattern on scraps of the aqua, gray and cream cardstock and adhere about 1″ from the left hand edge.
Now comes the fun part! Brush Reneabouquets Beautiful Board (linked below) with Stamperia Glamour Gel and adhere to the folio cover. Then stitch one of the tile images (azulejos means “tiles”) to the same cardstock and adhere over the Beautiful Board. Brush a large decorative corner chipboard with the Stamperia gel and adhere it as seen. This create a perfect landing pad for a Mint Chocolate Chip Butterfly.
Flowers and ribbons join the party along with a little Idea-ology Word Chip. Edge the word chip with Dries Clear Adhesive and Sprinkle with glitter.
A Peek Inside
Build flips, flaps and pockets inside the folio to make room for photos and journaling. I love this paper so much, I’m happy with or without the above mentioned additions!
As usual, I’ve made mini folios from scraps of designer paper.
These add so much to the design of an album!
The accordion pull out has a pocket built into the back side of the flap page. It’s just the perfect size to hold a small envelope and a journal card.
The short video tour will show you the other interactive features in the folio design.
This paper is exquisite in its beauty. Stamperia really knows how to showcase botanical images like this butterfly.
Stamperia Azulejos Flip Book Tour on You Tube
I hope you’ll enjoy this short 5 minute video tour of the folio.
It’s good to start the week by making something beautiful. I hope this little project share has inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on, too.
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Stamperia Azulejos 8×8 and 12×12 paper pads (out of stock in my usual haunts…check Etsy!)