Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio

Authentique Voyage Nautical Beach Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Let’s set sail today with a Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio made for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop!  Welcome aboard!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s fabulous blog!  This Authentique Voyage folio was inspired by the May Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Assortment.  Red, White and Blue always works, doesn’t it? Take a look at this great ribbon club selection.

Now let’s dig into this project and see how fabulous this collection really is!

Layer it Up

Really Reasonable Ribbon Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Authentique Voyage Flip Folio by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

If you’re looking for a way to make an album or folio cover stand out from the crowd, may I suggest a layered ribbon panel?   It’s such a quick and easy way to add loads of texture, pattern and design to a project.  Here’s how to do it:

  • First, cut a panel of designer paper and mat it on a slightly larger panel of complementary cardstock.
  • Next, find the center of the panel.  My panel is 5″ tall, so I made a small pencil mark at the 2 1/2″ point.
  • Now, lay down a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape in the middle of the panel.
  • Then burnish the Scor-Tape, remove the liner and attach Royal Blue Taffeta Ribbon.  Cut the ends of the ribbon about 2″ longer than the width of the panel so you can wrap them around to the back side.  This makes a neat and tidy edge on your ribbon panel.
  • Next, attach a row of the Poppy Red Diamond Satin and Poppy Red Delicate Stitched Satin ribbons above and below the center row.
  • Then add a row of Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin above and below the red ribbons.
  • Now attach the 1/4″ printed ribbons from the assortment over the solid ribbons using 1/4″ Scor-Tape to hold them in place.

This is such a quick process, but it looks fabulous! I hope you’ll give it a try!

Shake it Up!

The next step in the process is to create a focal image for the folio.  This was such fun!  Create this “porthole” shaker element with the chipboard center of a 1/4″ wide Scor-Tape roll!

  • First paint the inside with white chalk paint.
  • Then wrap the outer edge with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and attach 1/4″ ribbon all the way around.
  • Now die cut a circle from clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the top of the spool.  Adhere with Dries Clear.
  • Next, while the adhesive is drying, lay out shells, beads and a starfish over the ribbon panel.
  • Then adhere the shaker cover (spool) over the ribbon.  Let the adhesive set up.
  • Finally decorate the front with a wooden anchor from the craft store, some bits of Spanish Moss and more shells.
Wrap it Up!

Wrap Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin around the belly of the folio to serve as a ribbon closure.  Then wrap the spine with the Patriotic Stripe Satin Ribbon.  Tie a knot at the top, then attach some bronze metal charms to finish up the job.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this album is filled with spaces for photos and journaling.

Create a flap page by cutting cardstock wider than the base of the folio.  Then score to fit.  Fold the flap and dress up with patterned papers.  Score a 1/4″ flap on the side of a 3×4 card and adhere behind the page to create a hidden journaling spot.

Ribbon makes a great border on this pull out page.

I’ve added another strip to the inside bottom, and I love how classy it looks.

Add a pull out mechanism and side car pocket to the flap for even more room for photos!

Nautical Beach Flip Folio Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see all these different elements in action, I’ve prepared a short (5 minute) tour on my YouTube Channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop over and see what paper pretties the amazing Cheryl has prepared to inspire you.  She’ll guide you to the next step in the hop.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR BLOG where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into the drawing to receive your very own Nautical American Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  You can find all the information and sign up HERE.

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

If you’d like to leave a comment, click on the “REPLIES” button found at the top of this post right beneath the title.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





21 thoughts on “Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio

  1. Claire Gagne

    What a lovely card Kathy. I’ll have to start saving my tape rolls. Who would have thought?? Now I know. Hope Dale is doing much better. Still been sending prayers his way to speed up the recovery some. Be safe & TYFS

  2. Rosemary Sokolowski

    LOVE IT!! What a great idea to use the score tape reel for the shaker section – I would never have thought of that. And all those ribbons used on one card – wow! Are there directions to make the folio?

  3. 1sassy1Sandra Smith

    Love the red, white and blue ribbons in this month’s collection and I totally agree, these colors just work. Your patriotic folio makes great use of the ribbons and I like that you substituted with the ribbons in multiple places. I’m always a huge fan of your folios and continue with this fabulous one.

  4. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a fantastic folio! You know I love all things nautical and beachy and boy does this collection fit the bill. That porthole shaker window is such a fabulous touch and the shaker elements are just wonderful! I also like what you did with the ribbon background. You have such amazing and unique ideas for your designs. And what a sweet and beautiful sentiment about love. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation! Hugs!

  5. Priscilla Hughs

    You certainly showcased the ribbons beautifully! Very striking and love that anchor! Another winner!

  6. Edwina Brown

    Fabulous flip folio! I love all the papers you used. Great ribbons this month too. Those tiny shells are perfect. Great job! Edwina Brown

  7. Martie Rollin

    I’ve been watching the RRR Hop for a couple of years and this is, bar none, THE BEST use of a ribbon collection I have ever seen!! LOVE that you created so many layered ribbon stripes on the cover…genius way to showcase all the ribbons!! Love this project! Your love of the ocean is readily evident in your choice of embellishments. REALLY WELL DONE!!!

  8. beccab33324

    Another fabulous project this month. I love the nautical theme and all those tiny sea shells; so cute.

  9. Rebecca Nickin

    So cute…am going to order those ribbons! It was moi who sent you the anchor in the early days of our friendship! Glad to see you could use it. Using the empty spool for the shaker just another example that you shouldn’t throw anything away!

  10. Cissy Pants Crafts

    What can I say to do justice to your beautiful work? I love the elements you used. I hope that you do a YouTube tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I learned about this blog because of your YouTube channel.

  11. Cheryl Wells

    Great folio Kathy!! Love how you used all the ribbons on the front cover along with the shaker element – this would be fantastic using little shells and such from your own vacation at the beach – really well done!!!

  12. Cissy Pants Crafts

    What can I say Kathy that would do justice to your fabulous design?! Your journal is simply fabulous. I hope you do a YouTube tutorial for us for that one. I love the elements you used. I found this blog because of your channel. Thanks for sharing everything!

  13. MaryH

    First, Gail deserves chocolate for her review! And for you a big WOW! This folio is incredibly revving up my July 4th spirit. Love the idea of layering those spectacular ribbons and you are my recycle hero! Kathy the video was fun and you have created yet another happy morning for me – THANKS.

  14. Gail Scott

    Wow Kathy – makes me want to grab the hub-master and load up the food supplies on the Yacht and take off sailing the ocean blue – [oh no we don’t have a Yacht – we don’t even own a row boat!!] – well maybe we could take a loveboat cruise?? Seriously – Nautically good work! I especially love that huge anchor, rope and sea shell embellishments on the front – sail away my friend! Keep on showing us the Folios! You are certainly the Queen in creating Folios! Now where is my chocolate??? LOL

  15. cottagerca

    Great folio. Love the embellished front of the folio. RRR sure does dress up your project.

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