Simple Stories Little Things Box Pocket Folio Tutorial

Simple Stories Little Things Box Pocket Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  I’m a little late getting this Simple Stories Little Things Box Pocket Folio Tutorial out to you for today’s Make & Take Tuesday.  I took a couple of days off over the weekend because I was tired!  It felt good to get caught up on laundry, read a book, go for a drive and relax for a bit.  Even though I’m late getting this out today, I think you will still really enjoy the project.  It’s a darling little box style folio  that’s really easy to make.

Transitioning a Summer Collection into a Fall Project

Simple Stories Little Things Box Folio Kathy Clement

Little Thing is technically a summer collection filled with lemon images, and soft summer colors.  But I didn’t get the collection until summer was nearly over, and even then I didn’t have time to use it…until now.  I needed to find a way to make this summery collection feel appropriate for the current season.

So I focused on the yellow gold, black and red tones, plaid patterns and used just a touch of floral papers.  I think it worked really well.  If you die cut the  shaker frame from yellow gold cardstock, back with strips of black cardstock and accent with the cute black floral teapot, it really sells the changing of the seasons.  Or at least, I think it does.  What do you think?

A Peek Inside: Flip Flap Folio

This is a very easy folio base to create, but easy doesn’t mean boring.  It’s loaded with fun flips and flaps.

There’s even a hidden pocket behind the gatefold closure.

And a fun mini waterfall feature, too!

The Box Pocket

The box pocket is scored into the folio base design so it’s super quick and easy to make: just add the sides!  Then you can fill it up with cute goodies like cookies, a vintage demitasse spoon, ladybug tag, honey stick and a mini folio.

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There’s room inside the mini folio to add a Pumpkin Spice tea bag…which also  helps with the seasonal transition!

Simple Stories Little Things Box Pocket Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this fun folio base, please enjoy this video over on my YouTube channel.

NOTE:  Embedding the videos into my blog has been using too much disk space and costing me too much money.  So I’ll be linking to my YouTube channel instead of embedding from now on.  Thanks for understanding!

I hope you all enjoy this fun to make folio design!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




5 thoughts on “Simple Stories Little Things Box Pocket Folio Tutorial

  1. Helen

    Well done gal, and I have to say you did sound tired. It is okay to have time for yourself and your family, and I completely understand with regards to costs. Didn’t stop me heading on over to see your bright, fun filled folio gift, stacked with inlays, pockets and surprises. Using die cut frames works very well indeed with shaker cards or folio covers. I have just made 2 folios with shaker covers and carefully wrapped them in gold tissue and thankfully given not posted to two dear friends. All inspired by you Kathy!

    I am still thinking that it is hotmail Kathy that is blocking me as I receive many emails from overseas. Do you receive other emails from further afield? If not that may be the problem, maybe the youngsters can sort it out, ha ha! I will keep trying….

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is such a precious box folio! The colors and images are just fabulous. The little bird, bees and teapot are so sweet and I just love the cute banner you added. I’m so happy you were able to get some “Kathy” time to do whatever you wanted. You need the rest, Girl! Thank you for sharing this darling folio! Hugs!

  3. Susan Steele

    This little-big box pocket folio is just adorable! Luv how you did transition these beautiful papers to fall with your color combination! Perfect! So glad you did get to take some time off! Today is gonna be my day off …just finished a baby album for my new great-grandson! …completely handmade! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and tips and tricks Kathy! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  4. kathleen

    good for you taking a little time off, you deserve it. thank you for all the hard work you do making these projects and videos. it is greatly appreciated and inspiring. I really like this folio I can see me making this.

  5. Joni E

    Such a cute folio! You certainly deserve the chance to get some rest. Glad to hear you took a couple days off! Thanks for the video on youtube.

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