Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio for Frilly and Funkie “Get in on the Action” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  I’m the hostess this month, and the theme is “Get in on the Action.”  I’ve created a Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio that is filled with flips, flaps, tuck spots, hidden tags, pockets and waterfalls.  Before we take a look at it, let’s check out the challenge theme.

Challenge Theme: Get in on the Action!

Adding an interactive element on a card, tag, layout or canvas adds a bit of fun to any project.  For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates an interactive element of one sort or another in the design.  You can add a pocket and tag, a hidden tag, a hinged page, a flap, a flip, a tuck spot,  a special fold or any kind of interactive element that appeals to you.  Be sure to tell us in your post what makes your project interactive, as it may or may not be apparent in a photo.  

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: Building the Folio Base

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 01

I seem to be addicted to making these little folios.  Hopefully, you are not growing tired of seeing them.  This one measures 5.25″ x 7.25″ with a double spine.  It’s just bursting with fun flaps to lift and turn, pockets filled with little tags, hidden pages, and loads of room for photos.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 02Usually I have to piece standard sized cardstock together to make one of these folios.  But my scrapping buddy Ginger Ropp introduced me to a source for  18″ x 12″ cardstock.   So this is how I created this folio base using that lovely, long piece of card.

  • First, trim the paper so that the height is 7.25″.
  • Next, place the long side of the paper on your scoring tool and score at 5.25″. Move over 1/2″ and score again at 5.75″.
  • Then score again at 11″.
  • Score a fourth time at 11.5″.
  • The next score is at 16.75.”
  • Your final score is at 17.5.”
  • NOTE: if you are working with a Scor-Pal, you will have to fold the paper as you work along because the paper is much longer than your scoring tool.
  • Finally, trim off the little 1/2″ flap on the end.
  • Crease on all the score lines to form a trifold folio base.

This can also be done with standard 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock.  You will just need to join your 11″ x 7.25″ panels with 1/2″ Scor-tape before you start scoring.

Now you have a lovely blank trifold folio base that you can dress up any way you please!

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: The Cover

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To keep with the vintage, shabby chic feel of this gorgeous collection, I distressed all my paper edges.  Layers are matted on black cardstock then backed with cut up shipping boxes to add dimension and heights.  Back fussy cut elements like the writing pen with thin strips of shipping boxes, waste chipboard or foam tabs.

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The folio cover has two hidden journaling tag spots: one at the top, and another to the right of the cameo.

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These are Graphic 45 Staples Black ATC tags.   When I was layering the cover together, I simply left areas of my cardboard backing unglued.  This way, the tags can slip behind the layers.   The back of each tag is blank for a photo or hidden journaling.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio:  Ribbon Closure

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A ribbon closure adds wonderful texture to a design.  When you have added your base layer to the folio cover and back, simply wrap it with Scor-Tape from edge to edge.  This ribbon is 1.5″ wide, so I had to use 3 strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure the ribbon.  Cut a piece of ribbon that is twice the width of your folio so you will have enough ribbon left to tie a bow.  Then just build your layers on the album cover.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: A Peek Inside

This is rather a large folio, so I will share just a few key photos in this post.  You can see all the details and various mechanisms in the YouTube project share below.

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The ephemera cards in this collection are so lovely.  I’ve used both the front and the back sides throughout the folio.

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Sometimes, I’ve used them to make fold out flaps with hidden photo mounts beneath.

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Here, I’ve combined the “B” side of an ephemera card with an image from the cut apart page.  They are hinged onto a border strip from the collection.

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Turn the flap to find photo mounts, a tuck spot and mini tag, and a pocket filled with ATC tags.

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When the folio is fully opened, you see a waterfall cascade and a pocket page filled with photo mounts.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo13Remove the hinge clip from the top of the pocket page, and you find another flap.  This time I’ve hidden a double pocket page beneath the flap.

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And there’s another hidden compartment beneath that layer. Clearly, I was having fun!

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio:  The YouTube Project Share with tips and tricks

I find it impossible to share a project like this one in still photos.  So I filmed a little 15 minute YouTube project share video.  When you watch the video, you’ll be able to see how the album unfolds as well as see how all the mechanisms work.  I share loads of tips, techniques and ideas in the video, too.  I hope you enjoy!

It’s YOUR turn to “Get in on the Action!”

You are cordially invited to play along in this “Get in on the Action” challenge. To do so, simply create a vintage or shabby chic project.  Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorite projects from your entries. Our favorite artist  will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer  at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who links up and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Did I share some tips and tricks today that you can use in your own crafty adventures?  If so,, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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15 thoughts on “Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

  1. Jenny Marples

    As the Queen of Action in so many ways of course you’ve shown us all the way with this stunning interactive card folio Kathy! Love the way you’ve showcased the Little Women collection to perfection here xx

  2. Glenda Buster

    Beautiful and thank you so much for the tutorial. You are wonderfully creative and so generous with tips and tutorials ❤️!

  3. Orla Carey

    HI Kathy – is it possible that there’s a score line missing off the directions or maybe it’s me being incredibly stupid – I followed the scores and my Tri-fold just doesn’t look right – it has a flat fold at 5 and 1/4 inches and then a spine at eleven and eleven/half and an inch flap at the end after cutting off the half inch….any advice greatly appreciated..thanks Kathy 🙂

  4. Orla Carey

    Hey Kathy – another home run! Love this and can’t wait to get the Little Women paper – I ordered the 12×18 cardstock and it came so fast. I just wish they and a multi-colored pack so we coudl try the mall. I ordered black as it’ll take me a while to get through 50 sheets. It’s great quality and the service was so good – actually the place isn’t too far from my house.

  5. Dana R

    Wow…that was just an amazing way to start my day off! Stunning doesn’t begin to describe all the beautiful elements you put into this….

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so very much, Dana! I’m so glad you enjoyed the video and post. This collection is just so lovely to work with. Happy crafting!

  6. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, every time I visit your blog, I feel faint! And that, in this case, is a good thing! Wow! What a STUNNING folio, filled with so many delicious details! My favorite is the waterfall feature, but those tags tucked in the front panel stole my heart immediately! Lucky for me, I still have your video to look forward to–I know it’s going to knock my socks off! Sending big hugs!

  7. The Gypsy Magpie

    Seriously? How could anyone tire of your folios! I adore every flip, twist, pocket, flap you add. There is a surprise at every turn! The Little Women line is probably my favorite G45 line ever and this project cemented that ❤️

  8. Suzy Q

    WOW again Kathy! You have broken the record for all your flips and flaps and pockets I do believe! This one is just the best yet! I love your maze! Each page is an absolute wonder how you incorporate another place to go! And the colors are just so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing all the tips and tricks to making this one! Hugs

  9. sewpaperpaint

    You have brought this paper to life Kathy! I absolutely love the pops of blue and gorgeous details. The waterfall is stunning and a fabulous interactive element. You always impress my friend! Hugs, Autumn

  10. stampersuzz

    I love the book and just find this to be such a wonderful showcase of the new papers! Beautiful design and so many hidden treasures with the pull out tags and pages! Again a gorgeous folio!

  11. Cec

    Another gorgeous folio card. You can sure pack lots of fun elements into a small space and make them look fabulous. Your cards are gifts on their own but this style turns a card into a gift that keeps on giving.

  12. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    As always, you continue to inspire and impress with your creativity! This is a beautiful way to use this collection (which I think is lovely, but not all that easy to put together!). I’m glad you posted this little tutorial so I could take some cues from you before I cut into my stash…you have saved me some moments of disappointing combinations – and choice blue words! LOL.
    Have a lovely week!

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