Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!
Today I’m bringing you a folio as my second project this month using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. In addition to the papers from the kit, I used some chipboard, linen blend cardstock, lace, and an old pillowcase from my stash. I also created an extra notebook using my Mini Cinch to stick in. Were I to do it again, I’d think through that extra notebook a bit, but I decided to add it as an after thought! But I explain all that in the video, so be sure to check it out!
First, here are the measurements I used:
Front, Back, Flap: 8-3/4”x5-3/4”
Spines: 8-3/4”x1” & 8-3/4”x3/4”
5-1/2”x4-1/2” on the 4-1/2” edge score at
1/2” to create a 5-1/2”x4” surface.
12×12 Cardstock—score at 8-3/4” for pocket
fold; score at 5-3/4” for center fold.
Now for some close-ups:
Here are some shots of my cover. I love the fabric of this old pillowcase, and I’ve been waiting for the right project to come along to use it on; this folio was that project! I used two old buttons from my stash and some of the seam binding from the kit to create a simple closure.
On the center panel of the folio I added a waterfall for holding photos. I used the doily die from the kit to add a little extra to the top, and I have a couple of small magnets in place to hold the waterfall closed.
In my folio I have two folders, one in each spine, with the second one having an extra fold-out envelope to go along with it. I also added some cardstock to the last panel to create a pocket.
I used some wide lace and some E6000 to hold it tightly in place on the front panel. Originally I thought to put my (after-thought) notepad there, before I realized the folio wouldn’t close that way! So I decided to make the extra notepad a feature on the back panel, using a headband I got either at Dollar Tree or on clearance at Target to hold it in place.
I hope you have time to check out the video to see how I put this folio together!
Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done using the items found in this months Cards, Tags, & More Kit.
See you again soon!
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In addition to items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used:
Country Craft Creations-White Artisan Cardstock; upcycled fabric; unknown lace; We R Memory Keepers-Envelope Punch Board, Mini Cinch & Cinch Wire (Copper); LineCo PVA Glue & 1-1/4” Linen Hinging Tape; Scotch ATG; Art Glitter Glue; 2” Book Binding Tape, 1” & 1/4” Double Sided Tape, Spellbinder Tool ‘n One; EK Tools Scoreboard; Basic Grey Small Magnets; awl; needles; DMC Black Embroidery Thread; white paper; buttons; medium weight chipboard; kabob skewer; Ranger Brayer; scissors