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Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial with Simple Stories Country Harvest

Hello, Friends!  I’m a little late with this Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial, but it’s still Make & Take Tuesday, right?  It was a busy weekend with family, and I’m prepping for company, so I’m running a bit behind today.

This is our 11th Flower Market Folio of the month.  Can you believe it? This year has really gone by so fast that it hardly seems possible.  If you are new to my blog, and would like to get caught up on this monthly folio series, you can find the rest of the tutorials HERE.  The tutorials are also available on my Make & Take Tuesday Playlist on YouTube.

Chrysanthemums the Word!

When I think of fall flowers, I think of chrysanthemums.  I am so happy they are the featured flower on this month’s folio!  Yellow Gold, Green and Orange Red matting layers lend fall flavor to the design.

Our “guest star” collection this month is Simple Stories Country Harvest Collection. I was delighted to find how well the colors and images mixed with the beautiful G45 papers.  Annette Green’s Everythings Blooming Postage Frames, Lacy Borders and Small Doilies added some fun elements to the design, too.

You’ll want to pull out your Graphic 45 File Folder Die so you can make this sweet pocket inside the folio.

And the adornments die frame is a perfect fit for the large postage stamps.

Lots of Flips, Flaps and Pockets

Interactive elements make a folio so much more fun, don’t you think?  The G45 Pocket and Tag Die is a great place to tuck in journaling cards and a small tag.

I had enough of our guest star paper to add this sweet little waterfall feature behind the flap.

Here’s a look at the bottom half of the folio.  Flap pages are located on the sides and a lovely pocket fills the center panel.

That pocket is a perfect home for all these fun tuck ins.  You’ll learn all about them in the video tutorial below.

Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this month’s folio came together, grab a cuppa, a snack and settle down someplace cozy.

We only have one folio left to make, and then we are done with this series.  If you have requests for series in 2024, please share with me in the comment section below.  I always like to hear what you are interested in.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio

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Simple Stories Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Simple Stories Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio is all dressed up with ribbon, trims and fall flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Chipmunk Delicate Stitched Satin and Pink & Brown Twist Seam Binding Ribbon  pair well with Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemums and this cute paper collection. (Supplies linked below this post.)

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a cuppa and a good book, don’t you agree?  My hubby and I have been enjoying supper on the screened in porch because these autumn evenings are lovely…but fleeting. We’re trying to make the most of them so we enjoy the antics of the frisky squirrels and songbirds along with a tasty meal.  If we happen to sit out there until moonrise…well…that’s a real treat!

That’s what inspired me to create this woodland critter themed tea party in a box folio.  It gives me all the warm and happy feels that come with fall.  I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.

Cute Woodland Critters

Do these darling woodland critters make you smile?  This dapper raccoon is part of a slide and lock mechanism for the double gate fold on this flip page.

The mechanism slides up and down on between the gates, so it’s very fun to open.

More of Mr. Raccoon’s chums are hiding inside the gate…hoping for a bit of tea!

Flips, Flaps & Pockets

The center panel holds the tea party goodies while the side panels have various flip and flap mechanisms that make it fun to open.

And cute woodland creatures can be found frolicking everywhere!

The Box Pocket

And here’s the tea party they’ve all been waiting for!  You’ll find chocolate and a Pumpkin Spice teabag in the little envelope.  And there’s an adorable bookmark to hold your place while you refill your teacup.

Good books, good friends, and lots of time for crafty adventures are what make Autumn such a glorious season.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial

Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial: Creating the Cover Art

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial!  This is the big finale as we add the cover art and finish the folio.  Always my favorite part of any project, we’ll finish the cover with a mix of beautiful handmade flowers with a sprinkling of pre-made flowers.

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If you missed Part 1 (creating the folio base) you can view that video HERE.

Need to get caught up:  You can find Part 2 (creating the internal mechanisms) HERE.

Want to learn how to make a set of super sweet, quick and easy note cardsView Part 3 HERE.

Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial on You Tube

Are you ready to watch the big finale for this folio tutorial?  Then please enjoy this YouTube video.

Have you enjoyed making this folio along with me?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.  You can also find a linked supply list for your shopping convenience.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial

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Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial:  Creating the Interior Mechanisms

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready to get started with Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial?  Today we are going to make the internal mechanisms.  We’ll be adding a double slash pocket, a box style pocket, a lateral waterfall feature with pockets, and a cute belly band with sweet little envelope tuck ins.  It’s going to be loads of fun.

If you missed Part 1 of this tutorial where we make the base, line the cover with canvas and secure the ribbon closure, you can get caught up HERE.

Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial on YouTube.

Ready to get your craft on?  Then please enjoy today’s video tutorial.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Part 3 of this in depth tutorial.  But here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite.

You can find a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.  I do receive a very small affiliate payment for most of these linked supplies, but it does not in any way raise the cost of the product for you.  These affiliate sales are how I pay for my website so that my posts can be ad-free.  Thanks for your support!

See you tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 August Flower Market Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 August Flower Market Folio Tutorial with Authentique Dame

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a summery Graphic 45 August Flower Market Folio Tutorial to share with you.  Flower gardens are flourishing here in North Carolina.  They usually wane a bit in the heat of summer, but we’ve had loads of rain this year, and they are blooming their heads off!   Our “guest star” this month is an oldie but a goodie: Authentique Dame is the perfect playmate for the August papers, and I’m excited to show you how well they got along together.

If you are new to this monthly folio series, you can find the previous tutorials HERE.

A Peek Inside

Can you believe how beautifully the Authentique Dame papers work with the August Flower Market designs and colors?  If you don’t have this collection in your stash,  do what I did: dig through your paper collections until you find a good partner.  Here are some tips to help you with that process:

  • First, look for papers that use a similar or complementary color palette.  When I was doing my search, I was looking for shades of pink and yellow  because those are the main colors in the August papers.
  • Next, pay attention to the hues.  For instance, choose medium shades of pink and deep shades of yellow or gold to go with the August papers.
  • Then, look for some good geometric patterns to provide a contrast from all the strong florals in the Flower Market collection.  Plaids, stripes, dots, or newsprint should work well.
  • Finally, lay the papers side by side with the G45 patterns.  If it looks good to you, it’s probably a good choice!  Go for it!
Fun with Flips, Flaps and Pockets

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The interior of this 8 1/2″ square folio is loaded with interactive features.  There’s ample room for photos, journaling, and storage, too.  If you’re looking for a unique birthday gift, how fun would it be to present a birthday month folio filled with old photos, memories and memorabilia from the birthday girl’s life?

Some of you are using this project as a way to document the events of your year.  Others are using the folios as planners.  Have you thought of a unique way to put this design to work?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Graphic 45 August Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to dive into this month’s folio tutorial, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.  You might want to grab a cuppa and a snack, because the tutorial is not a quickie!  There’s a lot of ground to cover in making a project of this size.

 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  I’ll have our August Banner of the Month Tutorial ready for you on Thursday.

Cheerio,

kathy

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