Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Accordion Folio

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Accordion Folio for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Accordion Folio

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Accordion Folio is kicking off a new series here at Kathy by Design.  Twice a month, I’ll be sharing a “Throwback Thursday” project to help us all use up our crafty stash of paper pretties.  I don’t know about you, but my Closet of Shame is amply supplied with beautiful retired paper collections.  I can’t really use retired collections for design team projects, but I can use these beautiful papers  here as inspirational posts for all of you.  Who knows…maybe I’ll dig out an old collection that you have in YOUR Closet of Shame!  Since it’s nearly Christmas, I thought I’d dig out a favorite G45 Christmas collection to get things rolling!

One of my sweet blog buddies, Gena, asked me if I thought I could use this Z fold folio design with Twelve Days of Christmas.  Well, this is not quite the same Z-fold as I needed 6 double sided panels to cover the 12 Days of Christmas.  But it is a really similar design and super easy to make.  Simply score and fold the base of the album (I’ll show you how in the video tour below) then hold everything closed with a stylish belly band.

Are you ready to dig into your hoarded papers and use them to make something beautiful?  Please join me for this short video tour with tips, tricks, measurements and ideas that you can use with one of your favorite collections.

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Accordion Folio Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

So, what do you think of this Throwback Thursday idea?  Love it?  Hate It?  Want more of it?  Let me hear your thoughts in the comment section below.  I’ll also add a supply list below the signature for your convenience.

I’m also entering this in the current challenge “It’s the Holidays” over on the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!




12 thoughts on “Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Accordion Folio

  1. pollyspaper

    Wowwwww these creations are stunning. But then I love everything you create! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Hugs from Ginny at Polly’s Paper Studio!

  2. Jenny Marples

    Well as ever you create magic with paper, flowers, embellishments and bling! I love this folio to bits and am thrilled you’ve had chance to join us for the Holidays. The idea of Throwback Thursday is a fantastic one I think as it’s so easy to miss out on projects over time. Planning on having myself some Kathy hours over the holidays to do some much needed catching up already! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog with your gorgeous folio my friend xx

  3. Carol Edwards

    Hello my friend, a wonderful idea to show how to use up past papers. This folder is just beautiful, you really amaze me how you can take anything and produce nothing short of masterpieces every single time. Xx

  4. Helen

    What a great card design for the 12 days! I think your idea of throwback Thursdays is wonderful. My own closet of shame will be very happy!

  5. soozyb2013

    I have a stash of that G45 paper of Raining Cats and Dogs. Would make a great folio, just have to be brave enough to use it. I must stop hoarding my papers!!!! Hugs to you Kathy.

  6. Susan Steele

    Throwback Thursdays ….luv that idea too!!! What crafter doesn’t have a big stash of goodies just waiting to be created!!! And …Oh my Kathy …this Christmas accordion folio is just so awesomely gorgeous! And that beautifully made belly band …Wow! It just sets off the whole creation! Luv all the beautiful papers together on the inside with all your special pages and pockets! Well done my friend! Hope you’re feeling lots, lots better soon! Hugs, Suzy Q

  7. Rosa

    Love all your ideas and tutorials as they are so inspirational and like the idea of using up extra papers we all keep “just in case” Since I recently discovered your blog I am really excited when I see your emails in my inbox. Thanks again for great ideas which are achievable.

  8. Pat Kult

    I love the Throwback Thursday! This is an absolute wonderful project and I love all your ideas to use up our many paper stashes!

  9. Gena L Krannig

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Kathy, what a fantastic job you did creating this folio! I knew it would be stunning but you went way beyond that! I love this design, it is so much fun and full of so many visual surprises. I love the awesome belly band you created! That is one of the prettiest paper collections that Graphic 45 has ever done. I vote YES on the throwback Thursdays! Thank you so much for creating this wonder and sharing in the video! Hugs!

  10. Sara Emily Barker

    I LOVE the idea of Throwback Thursday, but ANYTHING you create is just wonderful by me! You have done an amazing job of using up those ‘old’ papers on this delightful folio, filled with surprises with each turn of the page. How you do this is beyond me, but I’m so happy you did! And I could be happier than to see this wonderful project in the gallery at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog! Sending hugs!

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