All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio

Petaloo Pets Week: All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio

Hello, Friends!  Do you have a furry friend that adds sunshine and joy to your life?  This week at Petaloo we’re celebrating Petaloo Pets with loads of great pet themed projects.  I’ve prepared a couple fun little albums with that in mind.  Today’s All You Need is Love and a Dog folio has a great shabby chic/vintage vibe.  All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 1Don’t you just love that adorable little girl and her Pug?  This 5×7 folio has been made from a card base.  It’s a simple design.  Create a 5×7 card base, and add one extra score line a quarter of an inch from the fold.  This will give you a 1/4″ spine, allowing you to fill the inside with all sorts of fun inserts.

All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 2Authentique Papers made me break my New Year’s Resolution to refrain from buying any new paper pretties when they released their Devoted collection. (She hangs her head in shame.) l fell completely in love with the shabby chic patterns, colors and images.  Yes, friends…it found its way into the Closet of Shame.

All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 3Every Shabby Chic project needs flowers!  To pick up on the antique pinks and blues in the papers, I added Petaloo Spice Anemones, Teal Forgetmenots, and Ivory Burlap Blossoms.   When I’d finished layering all the elements on the cover, I spattered diluted black paint to amp up the vintage vibe.

All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 4Here’s a peek at the inside of the folio.  The top half contains a really fun fold out feature with waterfall, pockets, tags and photo mounts.  The bottom pocket contains several photos mounts bound together with a slide off belly band.

All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio YouTube Video Tour

Because I think it is difficult to get the feel for an interactive folio like this one, I’ve prepared a YouTube video tour.  In it, I show you how the various elements work and I share lots of tips for creating interactive features like the ones in this folio. I hope you enjoy!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.  I love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by!



6 thoughts on “All You Need is Love and a Dog Folio

  1. pattie jones

    Hi kathy cute ALumn love dogs an have many over the years. But must confess pug isnt one of the breeds .. others do an that’s good. All need love…….have a good day

  2. Nancy Dynes

    Cutest. Card. EVER!!! I so adore dogs, and seeing your album devoted to them just melts my heart . You’re totally amazing!

  3. Roberta Glidden

    Hi Kathy: I want to let you know I absolutely love your cards, albums and everything else you do. I have a quick question for you though. How do you finish off the edges of each page in an album? I have tried to find out the answer to no avail. Please help me. Thanks so much.
    P.S. Keep up the good work and give me some of your imagination. You are amazing.

  4. Barb Macaskill

    Awesomeness! The Devoted Collection IS quite stunning! I can see how you failed to resist it’s pull! LOL I love the idea of using a card base as the starting point for the album! Great idea! TFS!

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