Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Happy Monday! I hope that your scissors are sharp and you’re ready to get your craft on today. Why? Because I think you are going to want to dive in and have fun with this Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial!
How sweet is this focal image of Mother and Child planting the garden? Pretty doggone sweet! This mixed media collage style folio measures 5″ x 5.75″ with a 1/2″ spine.
Picket Fence Distress Paint has been dry brushed onto the flower petals. I also spattered the finished folio with some diluted walnut ink.
I love the rustic, homey feel of these Frontier patterns, images and sentiments. It just takes me right back to my country roots. I can remember helping my mom plant her flowers each spring. She loved to dig in the dirt, and I loved to get in her way!
Little Birdie Flowers and Bold Red Plaid Ribbon add tons of texture to this very dimensional card. I dug through my crafty stash and found these miniature rusty farm tools. I have no idea where I found them…but I’m super glad I grabbed them when I did!
A miniature white picket fence and vintage button add even more country charm to this sweet folio.
Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside
Opening the cover reveals some really fun interactive elements! I tried some new “tricks” with this folio, and I think you are going to like them! For instance, the cover of this little flap features a 4.25″ square photo folio with a magnetic closure.
Inside the flap, there’s a lovely little pocket filled with journal cards. Authentique takes the blue ribbon prize for all the wonderful cut apart borders, stamps, sentiments, journal cards and focal images in this amazing collection!
Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial: Gift Card Wallet & Accordion Pull Out Page
The accordion style pull out page is secured with a ribbon closure. Untie the bow to reveal a lovely little gift card wallet.
There’s plenty of room to write a personal message on this journal card.
Border strips make great shallow pockets.
And they make great belly bands, too!
This is the most fun I’ve had playing with paper in a while. Since I love all things plaid, gingham and floral, Frontier really speaks my language!
Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial on YouTube
I’ve prepared a YouTube project share to go along with this fun Country Blessings Folio so that you can see all the various mechanisms in action. After the short tour, I’ll show you how to build the folio base and add the flap feature. You’ll also learn how to create the accordion style pull out page. The decorating is left up to you, so as to keep the video from becoming too long. But you can always use these photos as a guide if you wish to replicate the project.
Once you know how to build this folio base, you can use it with any collection you choose.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks 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!
Authentique Frontier Country Blessings Folio Tutorial Supply List
- Products from Authentique Paper
- Frontier 12×12 Collection Kit (Includes Stickers)
- For textured papers, purchase the individual sheets
- Stickers (if purchasing individual sheets)
- Spectrum Old Glory Two Cardstock, 2 sheets
- Other Supplies
- Little Birdie Handmade Flowers
- Ribbon: Bold Red Check, Burlap String
- Buttons and Embellishments from my stash
- Tools, Inks, Dies, etc
- Spellbinder’s Lacy Circles Die
- adhesive of your choice, scoring tool, bone folder, ruler, paper trimmer, scissors