Graphic 45 Flower Market March Folio Tutorial Part 1

Graphic 45 Flower Market March Folio Tutorial Part 1 for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Don’t panic…but it’s already time to share my Graphic 45 Flower Market March Folio Tutorial Part 1.  March?  Yes, March!  Time and tide wait for no man, so I wanted to get this tutorial out to you so you can have it made before the calendar page turns.  This is the 2nd installment in our year-long 2023 calendar project.  If  you missed the January/February folios, you can find them HERE.

Just look at these gorgeous daffodils!  It may be hard to believe right now, but soon we will see those golden heads popping up from the soil and brightening the landscape.  They are Spring’s cheeriest bloom, in my opinion.

Our tutorial this week will focus on creating the folio base and designing the cover.  I made a few improvements to the design this month, and I feel the folio base is even better than before.  The second installment of this tutorial will be available in our Throwback Thursday post this week.  So you can get your base and cover made today and tomorrow, then be ready for the interior on Thursday.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite.  Flower Market is a gorgeous collection, but somewhat limited, in my opinion.  With just one patterned paper and just one cut apart page, it begs to be filled out with other patterns.  So once again, I searched through the Closet of Inspiration and Delight looking for papers that would flow well with the base collection.

If you look closely at the floral pattern, you will spy small touches of purple.  I decided to add purple and yellow/gold patterns from a few different paper collections to fill out the pages of this folio.  You can find out what I used in the supply list below.

Now, if you don’t have these papers, don’t panic!  Look through your stash and I bet you will find papers that will work just as well,  Pay attention to color palettes and patterns.  I tried to avoid strong seasonal patterns and stuck to more generic themes when choosing my papers. I really like the way this folio turned out.  It feels like springtime on paper!

Graphic 45 Flower Market March Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see a full preview of the folio, learn how to build the improved folio base, and design the cover with me, then I hope you’ll enjoy Part 1 of this tutorial.

Remember, I’ll be back on Thursday with the remainder of the tutorial.  I also have a cheery country fresh card to share with you tomorrow.  So lots of good things to look forward to!

Thanks for stopping by!





5 thoughts on “Graphic 45 Flower Market March Folio Tutorial Part 1

  1. Helen

    If this is part one I can only say roll on part 2! Thoughtful use of a range of papers that are compatible Kathy. I am amazed you managed to fit in this tutorial after a very busy and wonderful time with family last weekend. You have motivated me to use this construction format with a stash of stamperia rose parfum! Thanks.

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this folio is simply breathtaking. I love the colors and how you melded the different paper collections. They do go together brilliantly. The front of this folio looks so Victorian to me. It’s just lovely! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Cheryl Wells

    So pretty – you always do such an amazing job with the calendar collections – love this and thank you for sharing!!

  4. Joni E

    Beautiful folio-the daffodils really make us think of spring. Every detail is just fantastic-thank you for sharing this video.

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