Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Midnight Tales Fold out Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today we’re focusing on the spooktacular RRR Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

The Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon was the perfect accent for this 5 1/2″ square folio.

It really pops off the page, especially when layered over Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Add some ribbon to the spine, too.  It’s always a great accent!

A Peek Inside

Make this simple fold out style folio by joining two 11″ x 5 1/2″ panels of cardstock together.  Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  This forms the cover and spine of the album.

Then score the rest of the paper every 5 1/4″.  Accordion fold to create this pull out element.  It’s one of the easiest ways to create a quick folio with lots of room for photos and journaling.

Score ephemera cards to create a little flip action on the right hand side of the album.

Add pockets, flap pages and ephemera to dress op the folio pages.

Decorate the background of a page with 2 1/4″ squares of designer paper.  Then top it with a little fold out folio.  This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of designer paper.

Adhere ephemera cards to tip in pages so you will have room to write down those important memories.  Photos can be mounted on the base page.

A little folio like this one can easily be finished in a day.  I only had scraps of the paper collection to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised at  how far those scraps went!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. If you answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  RRR will send a monthly themed Ribbon Club Assortment delivered straight to your home mailbox.  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash.  You can sign up HERE.

I’ve provided a linked supply list for the products used in this project below the post.

Enjoy the hop!




12 thoughts on “Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

  1. beccab33324

    First, purple is my favorite color … so I was in love with this beauty at first glance. And of course, I love all the special details you include. And whoever receives your portfolios (or anything made by you!) must FEEL special receiving it. Such a delight!

  2. Donna Walls

    I always look forward to seeing what you create and this Folio is wonderful. I love G45 and it’s a perfect choice for the theme and ribbons

  3. Martie Rollin

    LOVE how you’ve featured ribbons on this folio, especially the double color bow on the cover…really grabbed my attention! The wider black ribbon is a great “anchor” for this cluster. The base design of this folio is terrific…easy to adapt to any height. Your construction directions are so easy to understand and follow. I will probably add a ribbon closure. Love the colors of this G45 paper collection, but the images are too fantasy oriented for my tastes. I can leave fairies to others to enjoy. LOVE this Halloween ribbon collection!

  4. Gail Jean

    Hi Ya Kathy – hope all is well – it blog hopping time and I am happy to drop by again to see what you created for this Halloween Theme Ribbon giveaway – which I adore this ribbon so very much and of course your inspiration as well – such stunning work – love love – the ribbon is grand of course and I just adore this project for writing and those pockets filled with the pull out writing tabs – so stunning as always – TFS and have a blessed week!

  5. soozyb2013

    Your projects keep going and going and going. I love little fairies. Beautiful folio Kathy, there are treats on every page!!! Have a great Monday!!!

  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, when I saw the title of this project in my email I KNEW it was going to be spectacular and sure enough it is….and then some! OMG this paper collection is one of the best yet for Halloween. I really like the orange and purple color combination. All of the images, especially the witch are fantastic! Your folio design is wonderful, I love the way it opens up to reveal all of the fun surprises inside. Your paper layering combinations as always are just perfect. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  7. Susan Steele

    Another WOW creation Kathy! Luv your fold out folio …and using mostly scraps! It’s just beautiful! Luv your Really Reasonable Ribbon purple and black bows and …those purple flowers with these papers! Thanks for sharing and for another great inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q

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