Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Tutorial Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for me to share this Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday!  Can you believe this is the 4th tutorial in this Time to Flourish series?  Time sure does fly!

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Buttery yellows and soft blues make for a very pretty color palette this month!  Pops of pink and precious vintage style Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Easter Chicks and Butterflies dress this folio up in its Easter Best!

Lilacs and Butterflies

Reneabouquets Medium Blue Lilac Printed Beautiful Board Shaker Frame by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

The heart of this pretty project is this shaker frame made with Reneabouquets Blue Lilac Printed Beautiful Board Frame.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, trace around the frame onto acetate sheets (clear cardstock.
  • Now cut along the inside line of the tracing and adhere to the back side of the frame.
  • Next, trace around the frame onto a scrap of yellow cardstock.  Trim out and set aside.
  • Then cut out the image from the April image from the 8×8 pad.  Adhere this in the center of the heart.
  • Now add your shaker elements in the center of the image.  I used Buttons Galore Easter Chic shaker mix. (Linked below this post.)
  • Next, add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the heart frame.  Make sure you don’t leave gaps!
  • Finally, press the frame in place over the prepared image.
Hidden Pocket Folio

April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

You’ll learn how to build a sneaky hidden pocket to house this 5 1/4″ folio.

We can add a pocket and a flap page inside the folio to give us even more room for photos and journaling.

Don’t  you just love the images in this month’s pages?

A Peek Inside

The inside of the easel card base gives us room for a lovely pocket and a sweet little tuck spot.

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to make this sweet folio along with me, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I hope you have as much fun making this sweet springtime folio as I did!  You’ll find a linked
supply list below this post.
Now go make something beautiful!
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10 thoughts on “Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial

  1. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, I am in love with this folio. The soft pastel colors and the darling images make it a perfect Easter card! I had forgotten how lovely the “April” papers are in this collection. The shaker heart frame is just gorgeous and the shaker elements are perfect colors and shapes. The way you designed the inside is fabulous as usual! Time to get out what I have left of this paper. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Priscilla Hughs

    I think we all fell in love with the sweet chicks! Beautifully pulled together and that heart frame is so, so pretty. Love the collection and all that you did with it.

  3. Susan Steele

    Oh my …just luv this April Easel card! Luv the colors, all the different sized flowers, and bows …and of course those adorable little chicks and a shaker to boot! Yup, just gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Luv all inside and the pocket folio too! Stay well and thank you both for the prayers, everything went great. Big hugs, Suzy Q

  4. soozyb2013

    Love this one Kathy, the colour. We do love our blues. Shaker card and folio filled with goodies! Just beautiful my friend.

  5. Cheryl Wells

    I love this paper collection, and your card/folio is so pretty!! I love the blue and yellow on the front – everything works together just perfect – well done, Kathy!!!

  6. lynn legge

    kathy what a beautiful spring card i love it. the blue just pops. another lovely card that brightens my day

  7. Claire Gagne

    I love this Springtime folio Kathy. Those little chicks are adorable. Of course the whole card is the sweetest. Love the folio type. Be safe, be well & TYFS & HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY to both you and Dale.

  8. Joni E

    What a beautiful folio! Love the colors! Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Your creativity is off the charts!!

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