Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial

Prima Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!   It’s Make and Take Tuesday, and I hope you’re ready to get your craft on because we’re going to have a crafty adventure with this Prima Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial.  If you like quick and easy folio designs, then this tutorial should make you happy, happy, happy!

Good things come in small packages, right?  Well, this 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ pocket and flap folio is just as cute as it can be.  It’s pretty pages are just loaded with style, too.

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Shabby chic embellishments set the tone for this very feminine folio.  Vintage Rose Tuck Ins, beaded flowers, vintage stick pins, mini keys….I’ve scattered paper pretties liberally throughtout my garden!

Not a Shaker Frame

By now, y’all know I’m a sucker for shaker elements.  But this altered Beautiful Board Frame is not a shaker!  I changed things up a bit by adding a Reneabouquets Lissie Pink butterfly and Beautiful Beads to the center of this delicate Victorian Scroll Frame.

Tan Satin Ribbon provides a beautiful contrast to the pastel shades of this paper collection.  The dangle element on the spine features a bird nest, key, and sentiment disk.

A Peek Inside

You’ll learn my sneaky trick that makes assembling this folio a snap in the video tutorial.  I have a feeling that many of you will be making lots of these fun folios for friends and family.

Why is this called a pocket and flap folio?  Because alternating page are either a pocket page filled with a small tag, ephemera piece and photo mat, or an easy to make flap page with room for photos.

This paper collection is absolutely dream to work with.  I love the garden images, shabby chic patterns and beautiful color palette.  How about you?

Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see just how easy it is to assemble this sweet little folio?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Are your crafty little  fingers itching with the desire to dig into your paper stash and create something beautiful?  Oh, good! Then I’m doing my job!

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

Thanks for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial

  1. Laura

    This is one of your best in so many different ways! I love the paper collection and colors and your folio design is wonderful. I love all the details. I can’t wait to make one myself!!!

  2. lynn legge

    kathy, i just love your folios
    the papers are beautiful…and i love the way pages are.
    thank you for showing us this
    hugs lynn

  3. Joni E

    Thank you for your inspiration-this folio is so beautiful! I love all the pockets and flaps you made using this paper collection along with the beautiful cover. As always thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Helen

    You have done it again Kathy, the papers are the focus and they are gorgeous. There are enough pockets and tabs to keep the recipients interest and the gold embossing of some papers are an added highlight. You certainly have the balance just right. Thanks Kathy, I needed an arty fix and will be back into it in a couple of weeks. Your tutorials and posts have helped the withdrawal symptoms!

  5. Renea Harrison

    OOOOOh What a delight this is Kathy! I love the accordion design and the pretty floral papers. This is most definitely a perfect project for a Mother’s Day Gift or for the journal lover in your life. All those little spaces for keeping memories or writing are wonderful!!

  6. Lillian Lumachi

    This is just beautifully done! Love how the cover came out! Beautiful paper collection…

  7. Rosemary Sokolowski

    Love this little folio and the paper is beautiful. I do have a question. I use the same glue as you and I love it but, I have problems. I see that you sometimes lay the bottle down and sometimes stand it up and it stays like that while you are working with the paper — but every time you use it – the glue comes out great. I am always trying to put the pin in the metal tip so it does not dry out. I have to clean the tip a lot because it clogs. It works for a while and messes up again. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

  8. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this folio takes my breath away! That paper collection is so beautiful. At first I did think you had made a shaker window. I love the beads you added to that gorgeous frame. I am imagining that sweet little bird guarding the gate to a secret garden. Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  9. Susan Steele

    Awwww!!! Such a sweet little, big looking folio Kathy! Luv your design of the inside pages …making it look like so much fun to put together! This will make some awesome presents for Mother’s Day! Your papers are just great for this one, but I’ll have to improvise …don’t have them. Thanks for the detailed tutorial how to master this one. Absolutely a beautiful cover you’ve created! Big hugs, Suzy Q

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