My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial Part 2

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Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial Part 2 for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  I shared the first part of this Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial with you in last week’s Throwback Thursday.  Today I’m back to finish things up.  Are you ready to get  your craft on?

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If you missed the first installment of this tutorial, you can get caught up by watching it here. This tutorial shows you how to build the folio base, line the pages, and decorate most of the inside pages.

Pop-Up Pages!

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This week we have some really fun pop up pages to create!  The first style of pop up page is this W-Fold mechanism.  This one is so easy to make that even if you have never done a pop up element before, you’ll be successful on your first try.

The second style of pop up is this fun twist and pop mechanism.  This is a little more work that the W-Fold.  A few years back I figured out a way to greatly simplify the process, and that video is still one of my most viewed tutorials on my YouTube channel.  I think you’re really going to enjoy adding it to a mini album base.

Cover Me!

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Finally, we will build the collage style cover of the folio.

I had a very good time digging through my stash of charms, trims and embellishments.  Hopefully you have some goodies stashed away that you can use to dress up your folio cover.

If you don’t have this paper collection in your stash, you can still have fun with this tutorial.  Just substitute one of your favorite paper collections as you follow along with the step by step instructions.

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Are you ready to see part two of this tutorial?  Then please enjoy!

This has been such a fun project to share with you, and from your comments, I think you enjoyed it, too.  I hope you’ll be able to use the tips and ideas in this tutorial in lots of different crafty adventures!

10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway Day 3

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We’ve been celebrating my 10 Year Blog Anniversary this week with some fun giveaways.  If you missed those, you can find them HERE and HERE.  Today’s giveaway is a Prima My Sweet sewing themed kit.  It contains (4) 8×8 sheets of My Sweet Paper (4) 8×8 sheets of pink and kraft cardstock, a glassine bag of pearl buttons, butterfly trim, 2 lengths of lace trim, 2 pearl stick pins, 2 yards of pink check ribbon, some lovely ephemera, metal scissors charm, sewing machine charm, tiny scissors charm, shabby chic flowers, and some novelty buttons.

To enter:

  • You must be subscribed to my Kathy by Design blog.
  • Continental US only
  • Leave a comment before NOON EST on Friday, January 13th.

That’s it!  I’ll announce the winners on my blog and YouTube and social media on Saturday.

This is the final giveaway for this week, but tomorrow is the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop, and you can enter to win Bonnie’s prize then.  Isn’t this fun?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




20 thoughts on “My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial Part 2

  1. Candy

    Watching your tutorials reminded me of a dear friend. Her sewing projects over the years have always amazed me. She offered their Master’s tickets to us for ‘23. It’s always been on my husband’s bucket list. We haven’t seen each other in a long time. This project would make a great gift to her when we stay with her.

  2. Helen

    Oh wow Kathy, you have taken interactive to the next level! The sewing theme is superb and there are so many pages, pockets and images to touch and explore, the perfect folio indeed. The vintage paper collection with the kraft and pink card is a favourite. I am going to have to watch the tutorials again to take it all in. Thanks Kathy.

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is absolutely one of my favorite creations ever! I am over the moon in love with this sewing themed folio. Everything about it is absolutely perfect. The paper collection is beautiful and your embellishments and inside surprises are just fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Martie Rollin

    Like so many others, I, too, learned to sew from my Mom. While sewing isn’t as important in my life as it used to be, I’m still doing handwork projects to embellish and decorate. Love the doily on the cover!! This did turn out to be a lovely book!

  5. 1sassy1

    Parent 2 of this folio tutorial doesn’t disappoint and I really enjoyed watching the folio come together. It’s an very unique gift and so much more than a card. Congratulations again on your 10 year anniversary!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek


    Love the sewing cards. Great ideas to use in a sewing Journal. Would be very cute to store Needles and keep it in my craft room! TFS – Crafty Hugs!

  7. Frances Guymon

    Kathy! Congratulations again! You are so brave to begin this for so ling! And doing it beautifully! My Mother made needles ✂️ me 5 new dresses for school each year and I really cherished them! I’m going to print them and use this album for that! Thanks

  8. Vicki R.

    Gorgeous! Amazing piece of artwork with so many wonderful details. I love all of the pop up add ons. Sewing has been a huge part of my heart since I was a young girl in 4-H, so this really speaks to me. TFS the video too.

  9. Anne Residori

    So pretty! My mother use to make clothes for my Barbie dolls. I think I’d like to make this for her. Thank you.

  10. Kathleen Johnson

    Beautiful and fun folio.i love the sewing theme I like that I can use my sewing with my papercrafting.

  11. Joni E

    Beautiful folio! I love all the flaps and the twist and pop you showed us how to make. Also have to mention the soothing music goes so well with this sewing theme! Thanks for the tutorial.

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