Thursday, September 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop


Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog HopYou should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.) After visiting me, hop over to the spectacular Ginny's Blog next!

At the end of the hop, comment on the RRR Blog post, answering the question listed, for a chance to win the September Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)

The September Ribbon Club Assortment is called Halloween Assortment. Every year since I started to work with Really Reasonable Ribbon (since around 2011), I have looked forward to the holiday collections! They are always wonderful, and even after seven years, I rarely notice a ribbon cropping up a second time! 

So, since it IS a Halloween assortment, I decided to make a....Halloween card!
I recently got my hands on the NEW Authentique Nightfall collection, and, oh boy is it CUTE! I love all the vintage images! 

I decided to create a 6" x 5" loaded card. A loaded card is a card that is so much more than "just" a card. It can have elements of a scrapbook page or a mini album, as well as pockets for gift cards or small gifts. I don't want to call this a folio, because it's not really...it's a card, on steroids! 
When the card opens, you will see six double-sided panels perfect for decorating or for adding photos. There is also a wonderful gift card pocket, which can hold candy or cash as well. 

I don't usually do a tutorial for these hops, but I DO have a little tutorial for you today! So let's get started!
To create the card base cut one piece of black cardstock to 6" x 5". This is the front of your card. Cut a second piece of black cardstock to 6 3/4" tall by 5" wide. Score at 1/2" and 3/4" from the top edge. Add adhesive to the 1/2" scored section, as shown.

Fold and burnish your score lines. Attach the front panel to the taped tab, creating a card with a 1/4" spine at the top. Now your card is actually 6" tall, 5" wide, and 1/4" deep. Creating the spine at the top allows for us to stuff this loaded card!
The Nightfall collection is all ivory, black, and orange, but I love to add green and purple to my Halloween creations. I created a layered panel with Authentique Spectrum Green Thumb and Orchid cardstock. I then added a layer of Nightfall Two paper.

I wrapped the panel with Grape Delicate Stitched Satin and Black Checkerboard Satin. I then added the die cut frame and clock to the panel (Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock). I die cut the shapes from Nightfall Four (reverse) paper. Once I had the panel all assembled, I attached it to the front of the card.
I added a horizontal panel made from Spectrum Ginger Snap cardstock, black cardstock and Nightfall Three paper. I wrapped this panel with the Apple Green Taffeta Ribbon (my new FAVORITE taffeta color) and the Spider Webs on Black Satin Ribbon. Once I had the panel wrapped, I added it to the card. 

I double-matted the image and tucked in under the ribbon, then added the circle greeting. The greeting is from one of the Nightfall Stickers
I die cut the "Trick or Treat" topper from the Green Thumb cardstock, and then cut just the "or" from the Ginger Snap. I added it to the top of the image to look as if the image mat and the topper are all one piece. {clever and crafty, no?!}

I then decided to add just a tail of the spider web ribbon over the top of the black checkerboard.
Because I love me some big ol' bows, I made three! One from the Black Checkerboard Satin, Grape Delicate Stitched Satin, and Apple Green Taffeta Ribbon

I then created a spider from the ornate key hole die that is part of the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock and a matte finish enamel dot...to which I drew two eyes with a white pen! I dangled a witch's hat charm from the purple bow. CUTE!

I also added some bits of the frame under the bow for more dimension. 
The back of the card is simple, just a piece of the Nightfall Four paper, matted with Green Thumb cardstock, and a few stickers.

Now, for the magic...the inside!
Cut two pieces of black cardstock to 4" x 9 1/2" and score at 3", 6", and 9". Attach one panel by the 1/2" tab to the left side of the card and one panel to the right. I added mine just below the fold. Then, cover the inside panels with Green Thumb Spectrum cardstock.
I added Nightfall Three to the top panel and Nightfall Two to the bottom panel. I then folded up the accordion panels in a right-left progression, adding magnets to keep the panels closed. 
I created a "stacked sentiment" for the top panel by adding three different sentiments to the stamping tool, then stamping them all at once with black ink. I used the black, orange, green, and purple cardstock to create this pretty panel. 
For the bottom panel, I added a gift card pocket, decorated with one of the Nightfall 6x6 images and another stamped sentiment. I also added some spooky die cut shapes!
When the card opens, you can see all the pretty decor. 
The accordion panels fold up nicely and are held closed by the magnets. The 1/4" spine that I created allows the card to close nicely. 
A standard-size gift card fits into the holder. 
Each panel is 4" x 3" and the Nightfall ephemera cards fit perfectly! 
When you flip the left side accordion over, that reverse is also decorated!
And so is the right side! So many panels for holding decor or photos!

Thanks for looking! Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog to see what she has for you!


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Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club (
Grape Delicate Stitched SatinBlack Checkerboard SatinApple Green TaffetaSpider Webs on Black Satin)
Printed paper: Authentique Nightfall, Shamrock Five
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Black, Natural; Authentique Spectrum Green Thumb, Orchid, Ginger Snap
Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Halloween, Papertrey Ink Trick or Treat
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Enamel dots: Simple Stories Say Cheese III, Doodlebug Designs Matte Sprinkles Halloween
Charm: Amazon
Dies: Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock; My Favorite Things Gift Card Pocket, Sentiment Strips, A2 Rectangle Stax 1, Stitch Mini Scallop Stax; Papertrey Ink Trick or Treat, Spider Webs; Tonic Studios Mixed Edge Rectangles
Adhesive: white glue, hot glue, ATG tape, foam tape

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Country Style Easel Storage Box

Good morning, Crafters! I am up on the Authentique Blog sharing a country-style storage box! Make sure you head over to the Authentique Blog because it has a NEW look!

I love to display my cards and projects on my desk, but cards are always getting knocked over by the wind or by my cats. I thought if I had them up on an easel, perhaps they would be wind and cat-free!

I love country decor, especially chickens! Authentique has some AMAZING vintage country papers, and I can match my home decor perfectly! I used three collections for my project: PleasantFrontier, and Homestead.
(shown with a card first seen HERE, using the Frontier Collection)

I love mixing collections and Authentique makes that so easy!
I wanted to create a box to hold some 6" x 6" panels so that the ones that are not being displayed could "live" in the storage drawer. I have plans to create a coloring panel for each month of the year, starting with this September panel, and this box and easel is so perfect for this purpose!
The drawer slides open to reveal a very deep drawer that can hold items slightly larger than 6" x 6". The drawer is 3" deep!
I love using papier-mâché boxes for things. They are usually inexpensive and come in all varieties and sizes. The style I am using today is a matchbox style, where the drawer slides out. The box is approximately 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", however that is the outside dimension. The drawer about 6 1/4" wide, so as to fit into the sleeve portion. 
Use a wet glue to attach your paper to your box. Make sure you don't use too much glue or the moisture in the glue will cause your box to swell. Also, measure everything because often these types of boxes are not "square" or, as my dad used to say, "they are wonky."  

I started out using the Pleasant Four paper to cover the four sides and bottom of the drawer. 
I added a vintage-look knob to the front of the drawer. The hardest part was poking the hole through the box! 
Once I had the knob on, I added paper to the inside of the box. I used Pleasant Three and Six.  
The box has a matchbox-style sleeve that holds the drawer. I covered the bottom and the sides with Frontier Frontier Two paper.

You can see that the top of the box has a cut-out. I wanted a closed top, so I cut a piece of chipboard to the size of the box top, then wrapped that with Frontier Four paper and attach it to the top of the box. I reinforced the pre-cut opening with a bit of chipboard on the underside. 
I added a panel of Pleasant Six paper, matted with dark brown cardstock to the center of the box. Then I created the easel stand. 
I cut dark brown cardstock to 8" x 5". I scored at 1", 4", and 7". I added strips  of Pleasant Three paper to the two wider sections. Then I added tape to one of the smaller sections.  
Then, I folded the cardstock into a triangle-shaped stand.  I used more tape to attach it to the top of the box. This becomes a resting place for my project. 
The two sides of the sleeve are covered with Homestead Montage paper. I also covered the bottom with this same paper.
Here is a view of the back, with the drawer installed. I get the grins when I see that old, red truck and those fabby chickens!
Here is a view with the drawer removed.  
To create a stop (to keep the card from sliding off the box), I glued a bingo tile to the box about 2" away from the easel stand. I used a circle punch to cut out a circle of paper to glue to the top of the tile. 

I cut a section of chipboard "chicken wire" to fit the box. I painted it with white paint and then stained it with a bit of brown ink. I glued the chicken wire to the left side of the box top.
I used some twine and some stickers from the Homestead Collection to decorate the box. I also used a large circle punch to punch out the pumpkin image from the Pleasant 6x6 paper. I glued it to a wood disk that I found in my stash. 
The box is perfect for storing cards or small page layouts. Or, you can put pretty much anything in the drawer. You could use this as a phone or tablet charging station, and store your cords and charger in the drawer! 
The easel can also hold an 8x8 scrapbook layout! (This layout was first seen HERE.) I really wanted to put feet on the box, but all the feet I found in my stash interfered with the drawer! I ran out of the wood feet that I normally use. As soon as can I get to the store, I am going to glue some feet onto the bottom of this dude!
I am going to display my monthly coloring panels on this box, and then store them away in the drawer. (To see my coloring project, click HERE.)

Thanks for joining me today! 



Authentique Supplies Used:

Authentique Pleasant 12x12 Paper Pad, 6x6 Paper Pad
Authentique Frontier 12x12 Paper Pad
Authentique Homestead 12x12 Paper Pad, Stickers

Other Supplies Used: 

Papier-mâché box: Graphic 45 Deep Square Matchbook Box - Kraft
Chipboard: Grafix
Cardstock: WorldWin Brown
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Ivory Burlap String
Knob: Tim Holtz
Bingo tile: craft supply
Chicken wire: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
Paint: Art Deco
Ink: Ranger Distress


Adhesives: Scor-tape, ATG tape, glue

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Graphic 45 Calendar Folio Series - June

WELCOME BACK TO THE GRAPHIC 45
CALENDAR FOLIO SERIES!
Well, after a VERY long break, I am going to continue with the folio series that I started in January 2017! I know...such a slacker! If you have been keeping track we still have a few months to go (June, July, August, November, December). I am going to work on these as I can over the rest of the year to get this set of projects finished!

To see ALL of the completed folios, see the end of the post where there are links to all the months completed so far.

I have the June Folios to share today. 
The June Folios are a beautiful combination of pink, blue, yellow, and green! I have added lots of flowers this month, to complement the vintage images. 

We are continuing to use the Graphic 45 Children's Hour Collection for this month. We will use the 12x12, and 8x8 pads, plus some of the other items from the collection. This month, we are also going to be using a few papers from other collections: Time to Flourish, Place in Time, Secret GardenBotanical Tea, Precious Memories, Bohemian Bazaar

Due to the color scheme of the June Children's Hour papers, we will be using very little of the Place in Time Collection. I wanted to highlight the pink and blue, but also the yellow tones from Children's Hour. Place in Time had too much of a vintage feel, instead of the brighter colors of Children's Hour. I searched through my stash to find other papers that coordinated. Some of these papers are still available online. If you don't have access, then try to find something complementary in your own stash. 

To ensure that there is enough paper for two folios, I am going to add a few reverse prints from other Children's Hour months, so you may need to by an extra pad of the 12x12 paper, if possible. 

We will also be using a dark brown cardstock base for June, rather than black. See the full supply list below.
The June folios consist of one calendar folio (8 1/4" x 8 1/4") and one scrapbook folio (8" x 8"). These folios hold AT LEAST twelve (12) photos. You can customize them for fewer or more photos, or for journaling, or to use as a planner. 
The folios are the same basic construction as the April and May folios, but I will repeat the instructions here for you. (Note: For June we are using dark brown cardstock, rather than the black shown in some of the photos.)

Before getting started, I recommend cutting up ONE EACH of the Cut Apart and Collective sheets from the various paper collections. That way you will have all the images needed, as we will also use the prints on the reverse sides of most papers. (Note: I have used more than 2 sheets of some of the paper, but if you cannot do that, substitute something from your stash that coordinates.) I also recommend the Ephemera card packs, if you can find them. 

June Calendar Folio
The June Folio is side-fold folio, measuring 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" when closed. This theme is perfect for wedding, birthday, or friendship photos and memories. (Unfortunately, this folio won't really work for a Father's Day folio, unless your dad loves pink!) 
The folio opens with areas for photos and journaling. This month we are going to create two pockets, perfect for tags, calendar pages, and more! Let's get started!

Remember, we are using dark brown cardstock this month. Some of the photos below contain black cardstock samples. Don't let that confuse you.
Cut one sheet of dark brown cardstock to 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". Cut a second sheet of dark brown cardstock to 8 1/4" x 8 3/4". Score the second piece on the long side at 1/2" to make a second 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" panel. Fold and burnish the score line. Add strong adhesive to the 1/2" tab to attach the two sheets together, creating a folio that is 8 1/4" tall and 16 1/2" wide. Make sure the fold is on the left-hand side of the folio, so that the folio opens like a book.
Create a pocket for the left inside page. Cut dark brown cardstock to 7" x 7". Score at 1/2" from the left, right, and bottom edges. Fold on the score lines and add double-sided tape to the tabs. With the tabs folded inward, your piece will measure a 6 1/2" tall by 6" wide rectangle. 

With tabs folded, measure in 4" from the upper left corner and make a mark. Measure up 2 3/4" from the bottom right corner and make a mark. Draw a line connecting the two marks. Cut this section from the pocket. With the tabs folded, your piece will look like the photo above. 

This view shows the back of the pocket. The tabs have adhesive attached. 
To help with cutting your decorative paper for the pocket, we will create a template. Place the pocket, with tabs folded, onto a scrap of paper. Use a pencil to trace the shape of the pocket. Cut out the shape. Then, cut a little off each edge of the shape, making it slightly smaller than the pocket. Use this paper template to aid  you in cutting your decorative paper for the pocket. 
You will be placing the pocket onto the left page, as shown above.

Time to Flourish June Flourish (reverse) paper to 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" and attach to the left page of the folio. Attach the pocket to the page as shown.


Create a pocket for the right page. Cut dark brown cardstock 5 1/2" x 9 1/4". Score at 1/2" from the left, right, and bottom edges. Fold on the score lines and add double-sided tape to the tabs. Attach the pocket to the right page.


Now, close the folio, making sure the fold is on the left side. Now, let's decorate! We will start with the front cover.

Cut natural white cardstock to 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" and attach the panel to the front of the folio. Attach the Children's Hour 8x8 June Calendar page to the front of the folio.

Trim the postage strip from Children's Hour June Collective paper and attach it to the left side of the calendar. Trim Children's Hour June Collective paper (reverse) to 4" x 4" and mat it with dark brown cardstock. Attach the panel to the calendar page, approximately 1" from the right edge and 3" from the top edge. Use foam tape to attach the post card tag, cut from Children's Hour June Collective paper,  to the upper right of the blue floral panel.

Glue the Time to Flourish chipboard frame to the center of a natural white die cut doily. Use foam adhesive to attach the frame and doily to the calendar page,as shown.

Trim the "Oh What a Beautiful Day" sentiment strip from Children's Hour June Collective paper and use foam adhesive to attach it to the right side of the chipboard frame.
Glue a selection of blue, pink, yellow, and ivory flowers to the upper left edge of the chipboard frame as shown. Tuck two chipboard buttons from Place in Time (original)  under the upper left and lower right edges of the doily.
Open the folio. We will work on the left page. You should have already attached the background paper and the pocket to this page. (Use Time to Flourish June Flourish (reverse) paper, cut to to 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" for the background.) 

Using the template we made in the steps above, trim Children's Hour June Montage paper to fit the pocket and attach. Trim the "Sunshine and Smiles" border strip from Time To Flourish June Cut Apart paper. Attach the border to the bottom of the pocket, trimming to size.


Use die cuts to cut two circles from Time to Flourish 6x6 pink paper. Cut one circle 3" in diameter and the second circle 2 1/2". Mat both with dark brown cardstock, cut slightly larger. Attach the circles to the pocket, as shown.


Trim the June journaling strip from Place in Time June Cut Apart paper and mat with dark brown cardstock. Attach the strip to the upper right side of the page. Use a 1" circle punch to punch out several circles from natural white cardstock. Glue the circles into a stack approximately 1/16" thick. Glue a circle embellishment from the Time to Flourish Banners sheet to the circles stack. Attach the embellishment to the lower edge of the journaling strip.


Let's make some tags for our pocket!

Use two of the Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tags. (They come six per pack.) For one tag, trim 1" from the bottom edge. Round the bottom corners. For the second tag, trim 1 1/2" from the bottom edge, then round the corners. 
Trim Time to Flourish June Flourish paper to 6 7/8" x 3 3/4". Round all four corners and attach the paper to the front of the longer tag. 

Trim Time to Flourish June Cut Apart (reverse) pink floral paper to 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". Round all four corners and attach the paper to the front of the shorter tag. Trim the "Sunshine and Smiles" border from Time to Flourish June Cut Apart paper to 3 3/4" wide and attach the strip to the smaller tag, as shown.

Trim Precious Memories Pat-A-Cake (reverse) paper to 6 7/8" x 3 3/4". Round all four corners and attach the paper to the back of the longer tag. Trim a second piece of Precious Memories Pat-A-Cake (reverse) paper to 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". Round all four corners and attach the paper to the back of the shorter tag. 
Place the tags into the pocket. Let's work on the right page.
Trim Botanical Tea Sweet Chamomile paper to 3 1/2" x 8 1/8" and attach it above the pocket. 

Trim Botanical Tea Flora (reverse) pink dots paper to 4 7/8" x 8 1/8" and attach it to the pocket. Trim the border strip from Children's Hour June Collective paper and attach it to the pocket as shown. Trim the "June" calendar border from Children's Hour June Collective paper and mat it with dark brown cardstock. Attach the border to the pocket as shown.

 Now, let's create a calendar card to place into the pocket. Trim dark brown cardstock to 7 3/4" x 7 3/4". Trim the Time to Flourish 8x8 Calendar page to 7 5/8" x 7 5/8" and attach it to the card. 

Trim a postage stamp image from the Time to Flourish June Cut Apart paper and attach it to the upper right corner of the calendar. Trim border strip from Children's Hour June Collective paper and attach it to the bottom of the calendar, as shown.

Flip the card over.Trim Children's Hour June 12x12 Calendar paper (reverse) to 7 5/8" x 7 5/8" and attach it to the card. Trim the image from Children's Hour June Collective paper and mat it with brown cardstock. Attach the image to the lower left corner of the card. Make sure to only add adhesive to the outside edges, allowing you to slip photos or other memorabilia under the top right edge (shown here with one of the tags tucked under).  
Place the card into the pocket. Close the folio and flip to to the back side.
Cut Children's Hour June Montage paper to 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" and attach it to the back panel. The calendar folio is finished! Add photos and journaling, as desired.

June Scrapbook Folio
This matching June Scrapbook Folio measures 8" x 8" and is a top-folding folio, decorated inside and out. It is perfect for journaling, ephemera, and photos. Like the calendar folio, this project can be displayed on your desk or shelf during the month of June. We will continue to use the same color scheme and theme as the first folio, however, I added a bit more yellow to this folio.
The inside of the folio contains four flaps and a pocket. Everything is decorated in a sweet, floral theme. This is the same design as the April and May folios. 


We will construct the base for the folio first, and then decorate it. Please note, we are using dark brown cardstock for this folio. The images below show black cardstock. 
Cut one piece of dark brown cardstock to 8" x 8". Cut a second piece of dark brown cardstock to 8 1/2" x 8" and score 1/2" from the top edge. Fold and burnish on the score line. Add double-sided tape to the tab. Attach the tab to the top of the 8" x 8" piece of cardstock, creating a top-fold folio, 8" x 8". Open the folio. It is 16" tall and 8" wide.
Cut a piece of dark brown cardstock to 4 1/8" x 6 5/8". Score 1/2" from the right edge. Attach the scored tab to the top left panel of the folio. Place the flap 1" from the top edge. The flap will be 4 1/8" x 6 1/8". 

Cut dark brown cardstock to 4 1/8" x 4 5/8". Score 1/2" from the left edge. Attach the scored tab to the top left panel of the folio. Place the flap 3" from the top edge. The flap will be 4 1/8" x 4 1/8". 

Cut a piece of dark brown cardstock to 6 1/8" x 4 5/8". Score 1/2" from the right edge. Attach the scored tab to the bottom left panel of the folio. Place the flap 1" below the fold. The flap will be 6 1/8" x 4 1/8". 

Cut a piece of dark brown cardstock to 4 1/8" x 6 5/8". Score 1/2" from the left edge. Attach the scored tab to the bottom right panel of the folio. Place the flap 1 3/4" below the fold. The flap will be 4 1/8" x 6 1/8". 

Here is what your folio should look like so far, with all flaps open. 
Now, we will create a pocket for the upper panel. Cut dark brown cardstock to 3 1/2" x 9". Score at 1/2" from the right, left, and bottom edges. Add double-sided adhesive to the tabs. (Note: I cut an angled bit off the ends of the tabs, where they meet, to decrease the bulk at the bottom edge of the pocket.) 
Attach the pocket to the bottom edge of the upper panel, just above the fold. 
This is what your folio looks like, with all flaps closed. Now, close the folio. 
Make sure your main fold is at the TOP of the folio! We will now decorate the front cover. Cut Secret Garden Pretty Primrose paper to 7 7/8" x 7 7/8". Attach the paper to the front of the folio.

Cut Children's Hour June Montage paper to 7 7/8" x 3 7/8". Mat with dark brown cardstock cut to 8" x 4". Attach this panel to the left side of the folio, approximately 1/2" from the left edge.


Use a decorative border punch to punch a strip of natural white cardstock. Trim to 7 7/8" long. Cut a strip of Botanical Tea Pretty Primrose (reverse) green print paper to 1" x 7 7/8" and attach it to the punched border. Trim the Children's Hour June Collective border strip to 7 7/8" long and attach it to the punched strip as shown. Place the border at the top edge of the panel.
Select the June ephemera card from the Children's Hour ephemera pack (or trim the image from Children's Hour June Collective paper). Trim the image to approximately 5 5/8" x 3 5/8". 

Mat the image with yellow and dark brown cardstock, making each layer slightly larger, as shown. Attach the image to the right side of the folio, approximately 1 1/2" from the top edge and 1/4" from the right edge.

Use foam adhesive to attach the "Summer" sentiment, cut from the Children's Hour June Collective paper, to the left side of the image, as shown. 

Glue blue, pink, yellow, and ivory flowers in a cluster at the bottom left edge of the image. Tuck a postage image, cut from Children's Hour June Collective paper to the left side of the flower cluster. Tuck a punch-out from the Time to Flourish Banners under the lower edge of the flower cluster.


We will work on the inside panels next. 

We will decorate the top, inside panel, the two flaps, and the pocket.
Open both top flaps. We will work on the top base first. Trim Bohemian Bazaar Kaleidoscope (reverse) yellow dot paper to 5 1/2" x 7 7/8" and attach it to the top portion of the panel, tucking the bottom edge into the pocket. Trim Time to Flourish June Flourish (reverse) pink text paper to 2 7/8" x 7 7/8" and attach it to the pocket. 

Trim the postage strip from Children's Hour 8x8 June Collective paper and attach it to the upper right corner of the panel.



Trim the June title from the Children's Hour 12x12 Calendar Pad to approximately 1 7/8" x 4 3/8" and mat with dark brown cardstock cut slightly larger. Attach the title to the center of the pocket. 
Let's decorate the flaps, and then make some items for inside the pocket. 
Start with the left-hand flap. Trim Children's Hour June Montage (reverse) pink stripe paper to 4" x 6" and attach it to the panel. Trim the postcard image from Place in Time June Cut Apart paper. Mat the post card image with Secret Garden 6x6 green solid paper and attach the image to the panel.

Trim out a postage image from the Time to Flourish June Cut Apart paper and use foam tape to attach it to the top right corner of the postcard. Place a pink brad through the hole in the Time to Flourish chipboard element and glue over the image on the postcard, as shown.

To decorate the right-hand flap, trim out the image from Time to Flourish June Cut Apart paper and attach it to the panel.

Now, let's make some goodies for our pocket!

We are going to make a large photo mat, an ephemera card, and a square tag to tuck into our pocket.

Cut dark brown cardstock to 7" x 7". Cut Children's Hour 8x8 June Montage paper to 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" and attach it to the dark brown cardstock.


Cut dark brown cardstock to 6" x 4". Cut the ephemera card from Time to Flourish June Cut Apart paper to 5 7/8" x 3 7/8" and attach to the dark brown cardstock.

To create the tag element, use a Graphic 45 ivory celebrate square tag. 

Trim Precious Memories Pat-A-Cake (reverse) blue print paper to 4 1/8" x 4 3/8" and round all four corners. Cut a notch in the top center of the panel. Attach the paper to the front of the tag. Trim the flower border from Children's Hour June Collective paper and attach the border to the top of the tag, as shown.

Flip all the pieces over to the back. For the large photo mat, cut Time to Flourish June Montage (reverse) pink print paper to 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" and attach it to the dark brown cardstock. 

For the journaling card, trim Secret Garden May Flowers ephemera card to 5 7/8" x 3 7/8" and attach to the dark brown cardstock. 


For the tag, trim Children's Hour June Collective (reverse) pink strip paper to 4 1/8" x 4 3/8" and round all four corners. Attach the paper to the back of the tag. Trim the yellow border strip and the small image from Children's Hour June Collective paper. Glue the border to the top of the tag. Add the image as shown. 



Place all your items into the pocket. 
Close the left-hand flap. Attach the Time to Flourish June Ephemera card (reverse) to the flap. Attach the image, cut from Secret Garden Springtime and matted with brown cardstock, to the left side of the flap. Trim the saying border from Children's Hour June Collective paper and attach it as shown.
Close the right-hand flap. Trim Children's Hour June Montage paper to 2 1/2" x 4" and attach the piece to the top of the flap. Trim Bohemian Bazaar Kaleidoscope (reverse) yellow dot paper to 1 3/4" x 4" and attach to the bottom of the flap.

Trim the border from Children's Hour June Collective paper to 4" wide and attach to the flap where the two prints overlap. Place the postage element (Children's Hour Chipboard) onto the center of the border strip.

Now, let's work on the bottom panel. Open both flaps so you can work on the center panel. Cut Botanical Tea Robin's Egg (reverse) blue dot paper to 7 7/8" x 7 7/8" and attach the paper to the bottom panel.

Trim the post card tag image from Children's Hour June Collective paper and attach it to the lower right edge of the panel. Make sure to only add adhesive to the right and bottom edges, to form a little pocket. Attach a few fussy cut flowers, cut from Children's Hour June Montage paper, to the tag as shown.


Trim the border from Children's Hour June Collective paper to 7 7/8" wide and attach it to the top of the panel.


Let's decorate the flaps. Trim the "rose growers" ephemera card from Secret Garden May Flowers paper to 6" x 4" and attach it to the left-hand flap. 

Attach the Time to Flourish June Ephemera card to the right-hand flap.

Close the right-hand flap. Trim the pink calendar ephemera card from Children's Hour June Collective paper to 4" x 6". Attach the image to the flap. Add a punch out from the Secret Garden Banners to the upper left corner of the image.
Close the left-hand flap. Attach the Children's Hour June ephemera card, reverse side, to the flap. Cut a postage image from Children's Hour 8x8 June Collective paper and use foam adhesive to attach it to the upper right corner of the ephemera card. 
The inside of the folio is finished!
Close the folio and flip it over so that back is facing up with the fold at the top.

Trim Children's Hour June Montage paper to 7 7/8" x 7 7/8" and attach to the back panel. Trim the flower pot border from Children's Hour June Collective paper to 7 7/8" long and attach it to the top of the panel.
And, you are FINISHED with the June folios!


If you are just joining me...
If you missed the January Folios Tutorial, click HERE
For the February Folios Tutorial, click HERE
For the March Folios Tutorial, click HERE.
For the April Folios Tutorial, click HERE.
For the May Folios Tutorial, click HERE.
For the September Folios Tutorial, click HERE.
For the October Folios Tutorial, click HERE.

July, August, November, and December will be coming soon!

If you wish to make the 9" x 9" x 9" storage box to hold all your monthly folios, click HERE to see that tutorial. UPDATE: If you make your folios lumpy and dimensional like mine, all 24 folios will NOT fit into this box. You will either have to make two boxes, or adjust the dimensions to make this box a rectangle size.



Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Brown, Natural; other cardstock yellow
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Children's Hour, Place in Time (original and DCE), Time to Flourish, Secret Garden, Botanical Tea, Bohemian Bazaar
Chipboard: Graphic 45 Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Place in Time (original collection)
Banners: Time to Flourish, Secret Garden
Tags: Graphic 45 Square Celebrate Ivory, Large Ivory
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small and Large; My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily
Tools: hot glue gun, scoring board and bone folder, corner rounder, Martha Stewart border punch
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares, hot glue, Scor-tape, Blick white glue