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Love Notes - Tri-Fold Folio & Card

Posted by Graphic 45 02/11/2019 48 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Cards,


Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome lovers of music and all things romance.  Today we have a breathtaking Tri-Fold Folio by Kathy Clement.  This interactive mini is full of pull out TagsPolicy Envelopes, and stars our brand new Love Notes - (Now Available) paper collection.  Below Kathy shares great tips for any paper crafter, and well as a bonus card that she made from the scraps that is perfect for Valentines Day.  So grab your papers and scissors and let's get crafty! 


"Music gives soul to the universe,

wings to the mind,

flight to the imagination...

and life to everything."


Love Notes Tri-Fold Folio

By Kathy Clement


“Music has played a big role in my life.  I taught myself to read music when my parents gave me a tiny electronic organ for Christmas one year.  I went on to learn how to play clarinet, and then was in the orchestra and marching band in high school.  So you could say that Love Notes is the music of my life.  I had such fun creating this tri-fold folio for the Graphic 45 Creativation booth this year.


The Antique Brass Door Knocker seemed to me to be the perfect accent for this elegant paper collection.  I paired it up with some Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads and some gorgeous flowers on the folio cover.



I love to create new folio designs.  This one measures a generous 6 ¼” x 8 ½” with a 1” spine.  A cascade of antique roses flows down the side of the album.


Tip: Alter your flowers with Decades Ink Pads and a blending tool. I aged the rose petals on these flowers by brushing them with Dark Cashmere Decades Ink.


These Shabby Chic Staples Metals have been altered with black gesso and gold paint to match the colors in the paper.  The Ornate Key has been layered over the door plate while the knob decorates the top of the spine.



I love pockets, so I added a lot of them to this folio design.  The first fold of the folio is a half page side pocket filled with some pretty art tags. I love how quickly these come together thanks to the Staples Black Square Tags and the Staples Square Tag and Clock Dies.



Tip: Create quick pockets and tuck spots on your tags for interactive fun.  Adhere the sides and bottom of an image from Lovely Lyrics. Tuck in images from the same page, tie on some ribbon and more keys and you have a tag in no time.  Adhere just the edges of a fussy cut image from “Love Notes” for an unexpected, shaped tuck spot.



Tip: Policy Envelopes make quick and stylish pocket inserts.  These Regular Black Policy Envelopes will each hold several photos, protecting them from wear and tear while looking quite chic.


Tags and pockets go together like music and lyrics!  Cover these Regular black tags quickly when you use the Regular Tag and Gears Die.  And ATC Red Policy Envelopes make a fun flap feature. Just adhere the flap of the envelope to your surface.  I’ve used more of the keys to decorate these pretty little envelopes.



The front of each tag opens to reveal a mini photo album.  Behind the tags, I’ve tucked in a Large Black Tag as a surprise insert.  


Tip: Use your scraps and leftover bits to create cards. 

I used the scraps I had left from making the folio to create a pretty pink Valentine Shaker Card.


My Love Card

By Kathy Clement


I changed up the color palette by adding pink accents instead of red.  This really is a wonderfully versatile collection!" ~Kathy




What a beautiful start to a week filled with love and romance.  Big thanks to Kathy for sharing these delightful tips and projects.  We hope we have inspired you to try out a new technique or two and have some fun.  Be sure to leave your love in the comments below, and as always... 

Happy Papercrafting!

48 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
02/11/2019, 01:12:10 PM

Just beautiful! I love the way you have showcased the versatility of this collection! Stunning!

02/11/2019, 01:16:05 PM

Great idea to use scraps to make cards. the reverse is also true. Beautiful project. thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

02/11/2019, 01:22:00 PM

The folio is beautiful.I wasn't sure if I was going to get love notes,but I'm going to be on my way tomorrow with a friend for our 2hour ride to violets in Lakeland to get it.Thank you for sharing.

Vanessa LeClear:
02/11/2019, 01:25:16 PM

Beautiful projects! Love the use of tags to create mini albums!

Lavonne Baker:
02/11/2019, 01:35:46 PM

Absolutely love this collection! Can't wait to get mine! I believe it is my favorite of all time!

Mathilde S:
02/11/2019, 02:23:36 PM

Stunning folio and card Kathy.I love all your projects.Thanks for the great tips.

Anne Schilling:
02/11/2019, 03:06:09 PM

Stunning Kathy! I so love this paper and I should be in my mailbox soon! I plan to do some scrap lifting!♥️♥️♥️

Ellen Haydon:
02/11/2019, 04:19:34 PM

Kathy these are wonderful to send out to my friends who love music and can actually play an instrument. Thank you for all you tips and tutorial.

Regina Harrison:
02/11/2019, 04:20:32 PM

Both of these projects are so lovely. This really is an amazing collection. The pink roses are great on this card.

Margaret R:
02/11/2019, 05:30:17 PM

Lovely folio and card! Combining music and love - another genius idea from Graphic 45!

Sharon L Gullikson:
02/11/2019, 05:42:49 PM

I love how you added the metal pieces, like the LION. Very cool!

Beth Beery:
02/11/2019, 05:42:54 PM

Stunning!!! Kathy always creates the most amazing, beautiful projects!!!

Dianna Dean:
02/11/2019, 08:15:05 PM

Such beautiful projects!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

This one is stunning!!!

Bev Drake:
02/12/2019, 02:08:39 AM

Just so beautiful. Can’t wait to purchase this beautiful collection. Great ideas from Kathy to tempt us with!

Stephanie Blue:
02/12/2019, 02:48:09 AM

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! It amazes and inspires me!

Kathy Clement:
02/13/2019, 03:08:23 PM

Wow, thank you so much, Stephanie! My heart has always been to educate and inspire, so you just made my day! xo

Dorothy McCarthy:
02/12/2019, 04:57:01 AM,

Stunning!! Thank you for sharing!

Carrie Zimmerman:
02/12/2019, 11:02:58 AM

Just lovely... I want to make one for everyone I know.. Might be exciting for one of the up coming Club 45 Kits??? Tri-fold and card.... Carrie

Diane Fountain:
02/12/2019, 12:15:54 PM

Great ideas!! I always get great ideas from your “Tips”!!

02/12/2019, 12:28:29 PM

So many pretty things to make. I am looking forward to getting Love Notes.

Debbie Baez:
02/12/2019, 12:32:54 PM

Can we say fabulous, gorgeous! Beautiful work on everything!

Amy Green:
02/12/2019, 12:41:33 PM

Love Kathy's folio and card! I appreciate all the tips provided to help in our own projects too.It is amazing what a different color can do, originally I had thought she had used two different paper lines.

Kathy Clement:
02/13/2019, 03:07:32 PM

Thank you, Amy! This collection is wonderfully versatile...just change up ribbons and accents and you get a whole different look and vibe. It's just the best!

Cheryl Wells:
02/12/2019, 12:53:39 PM

Kathy - yet another breathtaking folio and card - I am a lover of double, triple matting and you completely nailed what I like. The paper is just stunning, and works beautifully together - gorgeous - well done!!!!

Kathy Clement:
02/13/2019, 03:06:37 PM

Thank you so much, Cheryl! I was going for classic elegance here, and the double matting really helps achieve that effect.

Patricia Zukowski:
02/12/2019, 12:55:05 PM

Great port folio and think that I shall trying making some of these as gifts for my friends. Thank for all the tips.

Lynn Harrell:
02/12/2019, 01:05:44 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me with your talent and creations. My collection should be here tomorrow then the fun can begin.

Kathy Clement:
02/13/2019, 03:05:45 PM

Hooray, Lynn! You will absolutely adore this collection! I'm still waiting for mine to arrive, but I broke out the scraps I had left from this Creativation project and made another little card today. Hahah! Thank you so much for your kind words!

She Fowl:
02/12/2019, 01:17:57 PM

The paper collection is stunning and Kathy, you folio and card are beautiful.

Martie Rollin:
02/12/2019, 01:49:40 PM

I so LOVE this paper collection!!! The colors and images just please my creative heart! Kathy's innovative folios always grab my eyes. So happy to have her on your team!

Kathy Clement:
02/13/2019, 03:04:33 PM

Thank you dear Martie for these very kind words! I love to create with my G45 papers, and as you well know, folios have become a bit of an obsession for me!

02/12/2019, 01:57:48 PM

Stunning! I always appreciate tips. Thank you for including so many.

RJ Zaczyk:
02/12/2019, 02:19:19 PM

Lovely folio with the bright bold G45 colors Kathy! Thanks for the tips too.

Dawn Belger:
02/12/2019, 02:32:43 PM

I have always enjoyed Kathy's card designs and this does not disappoint. Gorgeous and scrappy as usual. Thank you Kathy for sharing your talent.

Susan Ashby:
02/12/2019, 02:40:49 PM

What a wonderful selection of projects! This paper is beautiful.

Sue D:
02/12/2019, 03:00:57 PM

Beautifully done!

Carla Hundley:
02/12/2019, 06:02:13 PM

Amazing creations! Love the papers. Carla from Utah

Jill McAuley:
02/12/2019, 07:24:40 PM

I subscribe to Kathy's YouTube channel as well. Great inspiration from one of the Gr45 Designer Family!

Kathy Clement:
02/13/2019, 03:03:22 PM

Wow, Jill...thank you so much! I'm so glad to know you are enjoying my YouTube channel! You just totally made my day! xo

Jill McAuley:
02/12/2019, 07:25:59 PM

I just bought my collection packet. I have a few projects in mind already!

Joyce G.:
02/12/2019, 07:31:10 PM

Thank you for sharing your amazing project Kathy, just love it.

Julie Gearinger:

Wow, both projects are gorgeous!! I have several pads of this paper on order and cannot wait to get it :-) My entire family loves music and this will be perfect for gifts. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your talent with all of us!

02/12/2019, 08:28:54 PM,

Beautiful folio, and I love the details on Kathy's card!

Kate LeBlanc:
02/12/2019, 08:40:16 PM

So very beautiful, I want to make one too!

02/12/2019, 09:29:32 PM

Both so different but equally fab x

Barbara M:
02/13/2019, 05:40:27 AM

Love Notes could not be prettiest paper pattern ever! The project today is just lovely and showcases the the product s so nicely!!

Sandra Featherston:
02/13/2019, 07:17:19 AM

Gorgeous! I can't wait to dive into my papers. This project is a must.

Anne McIntosh:
02/13/2019, 11:41:14 AM

My favorite new paper collection and Kathy did it proud! Love the folio and the shabby chic approach using that beautiful paper!

Jan G.:
02/13/2019, 09:10:14 PM

All I can say is......just beautiful.

Pat Dunajski:
02/14/2019, 03:48:57 AM

This project is gorgeous Kathy. These papers are incredible and a must have.

Glenda Buster:
02/14/2019, 09:20:50 PM

Love the folio and the wonderful tips. All of the pockets and interactive tags are awesome and fun.

Teresa Trump:
02/15/2019, 06:05:22 PM

Totally gorgeous!

masayo cole:
03/12/2019, 12:55:45 PM

Wow. stunning

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