Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie “Layers of Lace” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Is there anything more romantic and feminine than lace?  Today I have a shabby romantic Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial to share with you.  I’ve made it for the “Layers of Lace” Challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Before we take a look at the project, let’s see what Autumn, our lovely challenge hostess, has to say about the challenge theme.

Challenge Theme: Layers of Lace
Lace, oh so lovely lace!  Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we’d love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace.  Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we’d love to see your creations inspired by this topic.
Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: A Two Story Design

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Once again, I’ve pulled my Mixed Media Boots out of the Closet of Shame for this challenge.  And once again, I’ve created a new style of folio, which is always really fun to do!  I’m calling this a “two story” folio with a 4.25″ x 7.5″ folio layered over a standard 5″ x 7″ top fold base with a 1/2″ spine.

This makes for a really fun, dimensional look, as well as lots of fun spots to stash goodies. I would love to make you think that I’m totally brilliant, but the truth of the matter is that this design came about by accident.  When I had finished putting the individual folio components together, which is my usual work process, I realized that the “tag” I had made to fit inside the folio was too tall!  So I had to think quickly…and this design is the result.  See?  No crafting catastrophes allowed!  Just crafting opportunities!

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: Cover Art

I love the look of Distress Oxide Inks over kraft paper.  If you look in the top right corner, you can see it…topped with some stenciling, a little random stamping and very light heat embossing with ultra fine gold embossing powder.

The flower is actually cut from the paper collection, spritzed with water, shaped with a stylus and then inked and painted.  Use an awl to poke a hole in the flower center, then add some stamens.

And I personally love the contrast of distressed edges, burlap and crocheted lace.  It just works for me!

Open the top story of this folio to find more lace, torn paper layers, some inked, stamped, distressed paper and a handwritten sentiment.   Make the little tea bag holder by scoring a Graphic 45 Regular Ivory Tag and lining it with designer paper. Wrap the base with more lace, just for fun!

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: The Ground Floor

Here’s a photo of the “ground floor” or the base for this flip folio.  Here’s how I made it.

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ card base with a top fold and 1/2″ spine.
    • First, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of kraft cardstock into two 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels.
    • Place 1/2″ Scor-tape or other adhesive along the bottom edge of one panel.
    • Next, line the second panel up over the Scor-tape and press firmly to adhere.
    • Place the long side on a scoring tool and score at 7″ and again at 7 1/2″.  This forms the 1/2″ spine
    • Finally, crease along the score lines and trim away the excess paper at the bottom.

Once you have the base built, you will need to add your flaps.

  • For the gatefold flaps on the top half of the card do as follows
    • Cut two 4″ x 6″ rectangles of kraft  cardstock.
    • Place the short side on your scoring tool and score at 1/2″ on one panel.  This forms the left hand gate.
    • Repeat with the second panel, scoring at 3 1/2″ to form the right hand gate.
    • Adhere each flap to the folio base, then cover with your designer paper.
  • For the side flap cut a 5″ x 4″ panel of kraft cardstock.  Score a 1/2″ flap on the right hand side and adhere to the right hand side of card base.
Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: A Peek Inside

This is what my folio looks like on the inside.  I paired the Stamperia Old Lace papers up with Prima Love Story.  The combination of pink and brown really works for me.

Gatefold flaps open to reveal a pair of kraft glassine pockets on either side of the larger center panel.  By gluing just 3 sides of this postcard from the Old Lace Collection, I was able to create a nifty pocket in about 2 seconds!

Each glassine pocket folds down to reveal a photo mount and a hidden journaling spot on a card hidden inside the envelope.

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial: More Flaps!

Just look at the gorgeous paper on this flap feature!

Open the flap to find more interactive elements.  The back side of the flap features a pull out page with a hidden journaling spot.

This 4″ x 5 1/2″ mini folio fits neatly in the large pocket on the bottom of the base.  I’ve added some stenciled polka dots and painted edges to shabby things up even more.  But wait…there’s more!

The folio is actually a lovely little envelope.  I can’t take any credit for this at all, doggone it!  It’s part of the Old Lace paper collection.  All I did was cut it out, score and fold.  How lovely is that?  And what’s inside the envelope?

A sweet little vintage button card with real vintage buttons and a little chocolate treat.

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see all these interactive features in action, then grab a cuppa, click play and relax for 10 minutes.

Layers of Lace: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to play along in this lovely “Layers of Lace” Challenge.  Just create a lacy shabby chic or vintage project of your choice..  Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, June 5th.

The team will pick four favorite project entries for this challenge.  The top winner will be invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next three will receive badges to display proudly on their blogs.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge rules will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and details HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



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20 thoughts on “Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial

  1. Jenny Marples

    Catching up – oh that lace bodice on the front, the layers with vintage lace throughout and of course your clever construction skills leave me breathless with this one Kathy!!! LOVE it xx

  2. Heather Maxwell

    So clever!! I love how you turn your ‘oopsies’ into design features! Every bit of this is inspired. Thanks for sharing the whole tutorial. 🙂 ~Heather

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Heather! It’s like I tell my grandgirls…there are no mistakes in crafting…just learning opportunities! Happy crafting!

  3. stampersuzz

    Beautiful! I felt like I was walking through a victorian closet with all the beautiful corsets, lace and details! Great idea to change up the folio to meet your challenge. 🙂 Lovely design and your mixed media boots shine!

  4. Lillian Lumachi

    Just beautiful, love the shaby vintage look of it… the dress image is perfect for the front of the folio…

  5. Jennifer Scull

    Oh good golly, Kathy. This might just be the pentultimate of all your projects! There is so much beauty to behold, I don’t even know where to look first to try to take it all in. You have created a masterpiece with this one!!!

    As such a novice, I appreciate your step out instructions. It helps me to wrap my head around it all. 😉

    Thanks for always inspiring!

  6. Suzy Q

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely adore this “Layers of Lace” folio card! Don’t know how I missed these papers …but just gotta me some! This has to be your best card yet … Lol! I know I’ve said that before!!! It’s vintage, shabby chic, lace, distressed …and seriously the papers and your lace …you really can’t tell when one stops and the other starts! Awesome job yet again Kathy! Just luv all your flips and flaps and pockets and turns …thanks for making every detail easy with tutorial and instructions! Hugs to you from Suzy Q

  7. Cec

    Holy Moley!!!! You always create cards that are kicked up a notch but this one is over the top fabulous. Love all the vintage touches that you added with the lace to every flip, turn and open. Stunning!

  8. Susan Smit

    hi, love the post today….I have only just discovered this paper line and am hooked, you can imagine how pleased that you have inspired me today….inky hugs

  9. Janice Rosenthal Rock

    Well, I don’t know why, when I see something like this amazing creation you’ve made, that you’ve “reached the pinacle of your creative efforts” . . . . because then you just go on to do another project that “tops” the last one!! LOL! Kathy, this is sooooo beautiful . . . .just “my thing” . . . and so very inspirational! Not sure if I have time to play along, as life is total chaos right now . . .but am tucking this post away for “future relishment” and FUN when I do have time to play! Hugs to you! (I think you may need a vacation after this amazing project!!)

  10. sewpaperpaint

    Kathy, this paper was just made for this theme and as always you have used it to perfection. I adore the cover art, your MM details and handmade flower. The inside is just as pretty with all of those beautiful layers of gorgeous paper cuts. Such an awesome make for the challenge and wonderful inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

  11. Sara Emily Barker

    Ker-plunk! that’s me on the floor again, Kathy! This two story folio is another favorite! I really love that paper, and ordered it just for this challenge. When I saw you use it, I took another path, but you can bet I am going to CASE this fabulous design! I love your mixed media adds, and how your folio came about as a happy accident! Mixing in the burlap and *the Love Story papers is genius! You bet I cannot wait to sit down and watch your video! Sending hugs!

  12. Vicki R.

    Fabulous, Kathy! This is so “frilly and funkie”! I really love this paper collection and all of the vintage details. Burlap is a fav of mine when doing MM.

  13. Astrid Maclean

    Kathy, I think you know by now that I jus LOVE it when you do mixed media and I am absolutely in love with this gorgeous folia, it is just stunning!!! Thanks for the inspiration! I will definitely try and play along with the challenge :o)

  14. lynn legge

    ohhhh Kathy every time you make a gorgeous creation..i say…this is my favorite..but doggone it…this one is now my favorite..lace ribbons…flowers,,buttons…pockets…wow,,,just send it my way…it was my birthday today lol….thanks as always for sharing

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