Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a super cute Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio for our final Throwback Thursday post of 2021,  I think you’re going to love the sweet images and wintry hues of this lovely paper collection. Released in 2020, it’s a great choice for both Christmas and winter crafting.

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Flip folios are so much fun to make.  They all begin in pretty much the same way: join two long sections of cardstock together, then score and fold to create the base folio and pages.  I’ve made dozens and dozens of these little folios over the years, each one a bit different than the last.  I never get tired of finding new ways to score and fold paper.  You can see several examples of one’s I’ve made in the past HERE.   This one measures 6″ x 6″ with 3/4″ spines.

Let it Snow

Don’t you love the way the snowy village in the foreground creates a resting place for this lovely tag from the collection?  You create a real sense of depth and dimension when you tuck the sweet snowman image from Reneabouquets behind it.  Then, use wintry flowers and Beautiful Board snowy branches to frame the cover.

What is it about kids in snowsuits, hats, scarves and mittens that makes for such great photos?  I love seeing pics of our grandgirls with their cheeks all rosy red from frolicking outside in the snow.  So I made sure to include lots of room for photos in the design of this folio.  A 6″ x 4″ waterfall feature inside the front cover works great for this!

TIP: Add a little extra fun to a waterfall feature with ephemera tabs.  Simply adhere the top part of an ephemera tab to the bottom of a waterfall page.  It looks great, and adds room for a little journaling, too.

Creating the Folio Base

To make the base for this folio, follow these easy steps:

  • First, cut (2) 12″ x 6″ panels of heavy white cardstock.  Overlap the 6″ sides about 1/4″ and secure with your favorite adhesive.  I like to use 1/4″ Scor-Tape, because it helps me keep everything in a straight line.
  • Next, place the length of the joined papers on your scoring tool.  Score at 6″ and again at 6 3/4″.  Fold on the 6 3/4″ scored line and repeat.
  • Now score the remainder of the panel at 5 3/4″. You’ll have one short panel on the far right hand side..  Accordion fold the  panels to fit inside the 6″ covers.

Now join 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ panels of pink cardstock to form the little accordion fold pull out page.  Score every 3 3/4″ all the way down the length.  The final “flap” piece is adhered behind the far right hand base page.

Decorate the pages with tags, stickers and chipboard from the collection.

This photo shows how the pink accordion folio slips behind the final panel.

Tea Party in a Box

The center panel is a box pocket with everything you need to warm up and refuel after a fun day in the snow.  There’s a tea bag, honey stick, chocolate, cookies and a little spoon to go with the tea tucked inside.

Once all the treats have been consumed, you can store photos inside the box pocket.

TIP: Make mini folios from 4″ x 6″ images and 8 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ panels f cardstock.  Simply score the panels in half, then line with scraps of designer paper.

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Folio Tour on YouTube

If you don’t have this sweet collection in your stash, I’ve linked to it on the supply list below this post.  Or, just use any winter collection that you have on hand.  The whole idea behind Throwback Thursday is to encourage you to use what you have on hand!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this year of Throwback Thursday posts.  Although they are a lot of extra work for me, I find myself enjoying the process of digging through supplies and collections that I already have on hand.  Do you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Wishing you a blessed, happy, healthy and creative year in 2022!  Oh, the fun paper adventures we are going to have together!





9 thoughts on “Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio

  1. Renea Harrison

    Kathy, this is so perfect for this very, cold Winter season we are heading into. I feel like I am so far behind right now, and I have already worn off my vacation-LOL!! I love coming back to see your amazing creations. They always put a huge smile on my face. Hugs and Much Love!!

  2. Sandy Artman

    Happy New Year, Kathy! I so appreciate your generosity in making these projects and the added time to make these videos. I need to make one of my “Group Hug Cards” for a member of my choir who’s had some serious health challenges. Watching you gives me great inspiration! (Did you post the source for your glue bottle pin stopper? I know you made one because after watching you, I realized I had to do something to keep from losing that pin!)
    Does Dale have a CD available? Every time I hear him I think about checking into it.
    It’s been a great year of ideas, Kathy, and look forward to what you have up your sleeve.
    Love & blessings, Sandy

  3. Rosemary D Schroader

    Love this card folio, Kathy! I love also snowy winters, and the Chicagoland is expecting an 8″ snowfall tomorrow. Just in time for me to get in the mood to make a card like this one for one of our granddaughter’s 18th birthday in January! Maybe I’ll use Stamperia’s Winter Tales… Please keep doing the Throwback Thursdays! And Happy New Year!

  4. Lillan Lumachi

    This is a great folio and look forward to trying it out. I do enjoy the throw back Thursday posts and would love to see more projects in the coming year. I’ve learned a lot from you in your tutorials and in looking at your projects and appreciate the great teacher you are. I would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year! Keep on crafting!

  5. Janet Ingraham

    Sooo cute and detailed. Love this. I’m especially fond of your folios as you know. I will be looking for one in April or May to send again. Keep in mind she would like a rose flavor teabag. . Hmmm. Thinking of two other peoples birthdays. One January 21 in Florida. And one February 1 in South Carolina. How much is this folio?

  6. soozyb2013

    Love the folio, well I do love all your folio’s. We had the type of snow last night that would make pretty great snowmen, but the wind is too bitter to be out for very long. Vancouver Island has really taken a hit this winter. First white Christmas we have had in years!!! Wishing you a happy Thursday and thanks for sharing yet another hit!

  7. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a perfect folio for Winter! Winter hasn’t visited us yet but it’s coming this weekend just in time for the New year. Your flowers combined with that gingham ribbon are simply beautiful! And I love the little kid building the snowman in the background. All of your “wintery” elements are so lovely, especially those cute little mittens. I really like this accordion style layout because it allows you to show off so many wonderful images! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  8. 1sassy1

    This folio is a fun way to transition from Christmas into winter and a great way to celebrate the last Throwback Thursday! I hope we see more Throwback Thursday’s in 2022 but I have no doubt that whatever you bring us will be inspirational! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas in 2021. Watching your video has been a way of brightening a year that has been stressful for me and I’m sure for many others too. I hope you know how much I appreciate the time and energy you put into creating your amazing posts. Happy New Year and wishes for an incredible 2022!

    Sandi Smith
    Queen Creek

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