Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement kathy by Design Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a darling Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio tutorial to share with you.  Our granddaughters love fairy gardens, and fairy tales and anything to do with fairies in general.  So I’ve upcycled some corrugate packing material with my Little Birdie Crafts goodies.  I had to pull my Mixed Media Boots out of the Closet of Shame for this project, which is always fun.

Meet Belinda.  She lives in a shady forest glen surrounded by mossy rocks, blooming flowers and sweet little birds.  Learn how to add all these layers and textures in the video tutorial.  If fairies are not your thing, you could easily follow these steps to create a purely botanical tag folio. (in fact, I might just do that!)

TIP: Create a “cloud” for your fairy house with a layer of cheesecloth in the background.  This adds dimension, texture and visual interest to the tag background.

TIP:  Add natural elements like Spanish Moss and real feathers to your project.  This adds lots of lovely texture and dimension.

Two Sides to Every Story

The back side of this Fairy Sparkle mixed media tag is a sweet little accordion style folio.  This would be the perfect spot to save photos from a sleepover, tea party or birthday party.

TIP: Heat emboss a Little Birdie Chipboard Floral Wreath and use it to add details to the folio cover. A few Elira flowers add extra color and texture to the wreath design.

Add pockets and mini folios inside.

And of course I have some fun interactive features like this flap page.

Lift it to reveal this sweet little fairy in a jar.  You’ll learn how to turn this fussy cut image into a tuck spot in the video tutorial.

It is no secret that I love a good pocket…especially a hidden pocket with a pull out page.

So I show you how to create this element along with a clever little tuck spot for these sweet images in the tutorial.

Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this cute project you can follow along in this video tutorial.  You can easily translate the steps and techniques for use with any other themed project.  Just change out your paper and embellishments.


I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

If you’d like to view some of my past Little Birdie Crafts tutorials, please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio Tutorial

  1. Glenda

    I wish my mind worked like yours does. You can always come up with something spectacular for each and every project! This is lovely my friend!

  2. Ellen

    Hi Kathy- Several months ago I purchased the Farmhouse Folio from you and happily made it for my granddaughter who will be a senior at an agricultural technical school. Then I purchased the Safari papers/stickers/chipboard and the Fairy papers/stickers/chipboard/ephemera from Graphic 45 and used your great farmhouse video and instruction to create a folio from each set. Each required some tweaking because of the supplies but I am pleased with both. What this taught me, and the purpose of this email, is how much planning and thought went into your Farmhouse Folio, the cutting guide, and the videos. The tips you give throughout the video made the making of the other 2 folios easier and definitely more successful. Tips like offsetting the bulk, multiple uses of a paper for continuity, and building a pocket with gussets. Thank you so much. You made this enforced stay at home time much more creative and tolerable for me.

  3. Susan Steele

    So so sweet, Kathy! Luv this little Fairy Tag Folio! So happy to see you back again …more tomatoes? ….lol! Luv your tutorial …how easy it is to all come together. Thanks so much for sharing your creation! And luv the Reneabouquet wood piece framing the fairy on the back…with the tiny flowers and buttons …perfect. Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, I was so happy to see a new project from you in my email this morning. And what an adorable creation you have made! That fairy paper is beautiful. I love the “magic spells door” with the petty bird and fairy sitting in her flower garden. And then you went and made a folio out of this tag with so many wonderful interactive elements! WOW! May I say, the little fairy in the teacup on one of the pocket pages may be my favorite. Going now to watch the video. Thank you for sharing ! Hugs!

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