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Authentique Dublin Shaker Frame Folio

Authentique Dublin St. Patrick's Day Shaker Frame Folio by Kathy Clement Reneabouqets Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Authentique Dublin Shaker Frame Folio Tour with Tips, Tricks & Measurements

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m excited to share this Authentique Dublin Shaker Frame Folio with you.  While this is not a full tutorial, I do have lots of tips, techniques and measurements for you.  This is a Button Farm Club work week for me, as well as our 46th wedding anniversary.  I told my sweet husband I would take the day off, so I didn’t have the time to do a step by step video for you this time.

This sweet little folio measures 5 3/4″ x 7″ x 1/2″.  Here’s how to  make the folio base:

  • Cut (2) 11″ x 7″ panels of heavy white cardstock.  Line up the 7″ sides and overlap about 1/4″.  Secure with adhesive of your choice.
  • Now, score the long side at 5 3/4″, 6 1/4″, and fold.  Score again at 5 3/4″  and 8 3/4″.  Measure 1 3/4″  from the final score line and trim.
  • Next, fold the scored lines to form a folio with the spine on the left and a pocket/flap page.
  • Cut (4) 5 5/8″ x 6 7/8″ green cardstock liners for the cover, inside cover, and center panel.
  • Then cut (4) 5 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ patterned paper pieces to go over the green.
  • Now cut a 2 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of green cardstock for the flap page.
  • Next, cut a 2 5/8″ x 6 3/4″ panel of patterned paper to go over the green mat.
  • Then cut a 2″ x 6 7/8″ panel of green cardstock and a 1 1/2″ x 6 7/8″ panel to line the pocket flap.
  • Finally, line the pocket and pocket flap with 1 3/4″ x 6 5/8″ and 1 3/8″ x 6 5/8″ panels of patterned cardstock.
Reneabouquets Shaker Box and Doily Details

Cut the Medium April in Paris beautiful board in half horizontally.  Heat emboss with shabby white embossing powder. Layer one half at the top and one half at the bottom of the 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ panel in the center of the cover.  Then back the Reneabouquets Tree of Life ATC Tag with clear cardstock and 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips.  Cut a 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ panel of tartan plaid paper to cover the back of the tag.  Place Buttons Galore and More Leprechaun’s Luck sequins,  gold beads and buttons over the paper, then press the frame in place.

Decorate the Spine

Look through your stash for some pretty charms and dangle from jump rings.  This angle shot really shows off all the wonderful layers and dimension of the cover.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio has 3 sections: a pull out folio with a pocket page beneath it, a center pocket page, and a flap/pocket page with a small pull out folio.

Here are the measurements for the pull out folio:

  • First, cut (2) 12″ x 6 3/4″  panels of the shamrock print paper.  Join the ends together with adhesive, then score a 1″ flap.
  • Now continue scoring all the way down the length of the panel every 5 1/2″.  Trim away any excess length.
  • Then accordion fold and adhere to the base page.
  • Cut 4 5/8″ x 5 3/4″ mats from cream paper, 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ mats of green paper and 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panels of patterned paper to dress up the pull out pages.  Decorate every other page or so with a 3″ x 4″ image that’s matted on slightly larger cream cardstock.

Cut a full strip of the 3″ x 4″ and score between them to make a little pull out folio for the flap page.

Cut a 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ panel of patterned paper.  Score 1/2″ on all 4 sides.  Trim out the bottom corners to form a pocket.  The fold the 1/2″ flap on the top down to make a cuffed pocket.

Fill the pocket with photo mats and a mini folio. After I took this photo, I also hand wrote my Irish Soda Bread recipe on a cute recipe card and tucked it in as a perfect finishing touch.

Authentique Dublin Shaker Frame Folio Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see this folio in action, please enjoy this video tour with tips, techniques and measurements.

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

If you’d like to purchase this folio, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!




***Please note: Throwback Thursdays are designed to inspire you to use older collections and supplies from your stash.  For this reason, some items that I’ve used in my project are no longer available to purchase.  I’ll link whenever they are, of course.  If an item is not linked, it is because I could not find it in any of my usual sources.  Thanks for your understanding!

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box

Authentique Dublin Saint Patrick's Day Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Saint. Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box with Authentique Dublin Collection

Hello, Friends!  Pull up a chair and join me for a Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box!  Having an Irish heritage, I love this vibrant holiday!  Remember having to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so you don’t get pinched?  This Authentique Dublin box style folio sparkles with gold straight from the leprechauns’ vast hoard!  Let’s take a look at the details, shall we?

This box style folio measures 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and has a 1″ top fold spine.  You can learn how to create this style folio, and the box pocket on the inside by watching THIS video. The measurements are slightly different, but the process is the same.  Make the shaker element with an altered Tim Holtz vignette frame.  Learn how to do that in THIS video.  Here’s how I altered the frame:

  • Paint the frame with ivory chalk paint.
  • Tap with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then spritz lightly with water.  Heat dry.
  • Now brush the frame with gold mica gel (link below the post.)

That’s all there is to it!

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: The Pull Out Pages

The top half of the folio is a sweet little pull out mechanism.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, cut one sheet of Spectrum Forest Green Cardstock into (2) 12″ x 5″ panels.
  • Next, line the 5″ side of one panel with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Remove the liner, and carefully overlap the other Forest Green panel over the 1/2″ line of tape.  Keep everything nice and straight.
  • From the left, score at 4 1/4″.
  • Fold the score line, then score every 5″ all the way down the panel.  You’ll have 2 short flaps on each end.
  • Accordion fold so that both short pieces end up on the top of the pile, one under the other.
  • Place Scor-Tape on the back of the folio and wrap the folio with a long piece of ribbon.  Tie a bow to secure the pages.  Then center and adhere to the top of the card. Now all you have to do is decorate!

Create a little pocket for the front of the pull out mechanism.  I tucked in my favorite Irish Soda Bread recipe, which always makes an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day in our house!

Decorate the pages with 5 3/8″ panels of Dublin Cardstock.  To create the flap elements, mat images on either 3 3/4″ x 4″ panels of Spectrum Kelly Green Cardstock (horizontal flaps) or 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ panels for vertical flaps.  Don’t you love the images in this collection?

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: Let’s Party!

This box pocket is filled to the brim with St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

TIP: Wrap your treats in scraps left from creating the folio elements.  Then decorate them with punch out elements from the Cardstock Components sheet.  I’ve added cookies, Irish Breakfast Tea, a honey pouch, a honey dipper, 2 chocolate mint Ghiradelli chocolates, a note card and a vintage silver plate spoon.  Just add hot water and a friend!

What are your favorite Saint. Patrick’s Day traditions?  We usually enjoy a shepherd’s pie with Irish soda bread a bit of Guinness on our supper table.  Music by the Irish Rovers is the perfect finishing touch!  I’d love to hear how you celebrate in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!