Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio for Butterbee Scraps

Hello, Friends!   We’re kicking the month of October off with this Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio, and it’s a very fun way to get things started! Butterbee Scraps has the cutest Wizard of Oz charm collection, and it goes perfectly with Graphic 45’s Magic of Oz collection.  Don’t those ruby slippers make you want to click your heels together and chant, “There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home?”

  The Scarecrow was always my favorite Oz character, so I made him the star of this 5″ x 7″ folio.  Even though the album is small in size, it is loaded with interactive features, and very fun to flip through.

TIP:  Paint silver tone charms with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint for a quick makeover.  Just tap it on with your finger.  I also used it on the roses and on the edges of the chipboard charm.

TIP: Chalk paint is wonderful for painting metal objects.  There is no need to prime with Gesso, so it’s a one-step process.  Paint the G45 Drawer Pull with black chalk paint.  Then come back and tap the raised areas with gold to create a wonderfully aged finish.

Sentimental Scarecrow Folio: Fun at Every Turn

TIP: Create this folio base by joining two 7″ x 11″ panels of heavy black cardstock.  To do this, adhere 1/2″ Scor-Tape along the short edge of one sheet.  Then peel off the liner tape and align the 2nd panel over the tape.

TIP: To create the base for this folio, score the long side at 3″ 3 1/2″ 8 1/2″, 9″, 13″.  Trim the piece on the right to measure 2″ wide.  This will fold and become the right hand pocket.

TIP: The Magic of Oz is a fussy cutter’s dream come true!   Cut Dorothy and Toto out from the large 6″ x 6″ card front.  Then trim out the compass rose.  Adhere just the bottom and right hand edge to form a pocket for Dorothy to live in.

Die cut patterned paper using the G45 ATC Tags die.  Line the tags, add fussy cut cards from the collection and tuck into the shallow side pocket.

The center pocket is a surprise flap page with a hidden pocket beneath it.  The left hand panel is a 5″ x 5″  accordion pull out page.  As you can see, I’ve decorated all the panels with fussy cut images of our Sentimental Scarecrow.  I just love him!

The hidden pocket has (3) 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mounts tucked inside.  You’ll see all the details in this short project share video.

Sentimental Scarecrow Folio Project Share Video

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You will find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!





10 thoughts on “Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio

  1. Sharon Gullikson

    OH MY GOSH!!!! I am definitely going to try to find the charms. The Wizard of Oz was my FAVORITE movie as a kid. I couldn’t understand why the day they showed it on tv wasn’t a holiday. It was beyond my comprehension!! Your project really shows off the papers well. LOVE it.

  2. Traci V

    Kathy, you’ve done it again! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this folio – and I am a huge OZ fan as well.

    Thank you bunches for the link to – I wasn’t aware of them, and they look like they will be a fabulous resource!

    Thank you for your inspiration, and your generosity in sharing. Have a great week!

  3. Cheryl Wells

    Perfect little folio, Kathy!!!! An amazing job with the fussy-cutting details, and those red shoes on the front really pops – so, so cute!!!

  4. Alison B

    Amazing ! Yes, the scarecrow was my favorite because Dorothy said she would miss him most. Love your folio!

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Oh Kathy! This is unbelievably awesome! The Wizard of OZ was always a must see movie at our house even though the tornado always scared the bajeebies out of me. LOL I LOVED the Scarecrow the best. Who didn’t? So glad you put him on the front. Your folio is so full of wonderful surprises. And those charms! OMG, they are soooo cute and just take the folio right over the top. This folio is one of my favorite ever! Thank you for the video tour! Hugs!

  6. Suzy Q

    Oh my Kathy, this scarecrow card folio is as cute as cute can be! Luv all the inside pockets and flaps! Thanks so much for the tips on using chalk paint and distress paint to embellish all the metals …sounds so much easier! Yes the scarecrow looks to be the star of this show!!! Lol! Luv all those Butter Bee charms…and a great price too! Have a great week! Hugs, Suzy Q

  7. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, once again you have made magic with your paper stash! I love the scarecrow, too, although he looks a little creepy without his hat! What a fabulously designed folio, filled with those amazing Kathy details! I appreciate your tip of using black chalky paint followed by the Distress paint; your charms are perfectly aged! Gorgeous work, as always, Kathy! Hugs!

  8. Sherry Somers

    You changed it up and did a side opening. I love it. Wizard of Oz is my sons favorite. Those charms are adorable, even for a bracelet or something. Very adorable card folio. Im going to go watch the video now 🙂

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