Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share with Mini Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Summer may be winding down, but the weather is still perfect for this Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio.  It’s been a hot and steamy season here in North Carolina, so playing with this new collection was a welcome respite. The colors and images are so relaxing and playful that it’s almost as good as a trip to the beach!

This was initially a “Just for me” project.  Y’all know how much I love the beach!  There’s nothing better than digging your toes into the warm sand as beach breezes mess up your hair while waves roll in on the shore!  But as the project came together, I decided I should share it with all of you along with a mini tutorial for creating the folio base.  This 5×7 folio is so easy to make, extremely versatile and filled with room for photos and journaling.  I think you are going to love making it!

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio: The shaker Frame

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Beachcombing has been my passion for many years now.  I always seem to have a large stash of shells and found objects to dress up beach themed projects.  As you can see here, I’ve some of those treasures to create a shoreline collage on the folio cover.  But look a little closer at the shaker element?  Do you see the itty bitty shells tucked in with the beads and sequins?  That was a fun design decision!  I even added real beach sand to the mix.

Beach Charm

There are some charming elements on the spine of this folio, too!


Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

See this cute ribbon?  One of my granddaughters recently gifted it o me.  It’s just perfect as the closure for this folio base.

A Quick Peek Inside

The fun beach theme continues inside the folio.  You’ll find pockets and mini folios here.

Images and sentiments hit just the right note, too!

I’ve built some fun surprises into the design of this folio.  So I think  we’ll switch over to the video now and share all of them with you.

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share and Folio Base Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take the complete tour of this beachy folio, please enjoy this short video.  There’s a tutorial for building the folio base at the end.

You can view this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel. 

Did you enjoy this little trip to the beach?  I did!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio

  1. Rebecca Nicklin

    So refreshing to see a beach/water color palette other than red, white and blue. Love those tiny shells and the shaker elements!! I’m nuts over the folio too! Would make a great BFC project.

  2. soozyb2013

    Gorgeous Kathy, and all the charms!!! Very cute, love your work, as always!!! Enjoy your evening. Hugs from BC

  3. Carolyn

    I love how you make your folios and albums! There are always so many surprises included in the way they open or move or operate! Thank you for sharing!

  4. MaryH

    Nothing is better than watching and listening to those waves. We used to go to the beach every summer and I loved to walk along the shore and listen to the thunderous waves crashing onto the shore line, bringing with it some treasures. Looks like you found lots of treasure that you so smartly arranged on the card front and in the shaker window. Just a wonderful touch! Thanks for another scrumptious project that I adore.

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a wonderful beach themed folio! It sure brings back great memories of when we lived in a house on the West end of Galveston and I could look out my window and see the Gulf of Mexico and sand dunes. Every element in this lovely folio is perfect. I love the charms and have found every one of them on the beach! The sand and little shells in the shaker window really take it over the top. You are so right. The beach is GOOD for the soul. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Joni E

    Such a great beach themed folio! The shaker is so cute with the use of the seashells! Thanks for sharing.

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