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Life's a Beach Card Folio Featuring Sun Kissed

Posted by Graphic 45 02/06/2018 35 Comment(s) Cards,

Hello, G45ers!

  Are you dreaming of the beach? Think of the warm sunhine, sand on your toes, and the sound of your family laughing while splashing in the waves.  We have just the blog to cure your winter blues today, starring a gorgeous Sun Kissed Folio Card by the master of folio albums, Kathy Clement.  In this post Kathy shares great papercrafting tips, plus great inside photos of her card which is filled with pockets, waterfalls, and lots of photo mats.  So pull out your beach photos and let's start crafting.


Life’s a Beach Folio Card
By Kathy Clement


“Our family has taken a beach vacation every year for more than 2 decades.  When the kids were little, we looked forward to those few precious days at the beach all year long.  Now that they are all grown, we still make time for the beach each year.  Like most family gatherings, we end up taking a lot of photos, especially now that we have the cute antics of the grandgirls to capture!  This clever 5” x 7” card folio is the perfect spot for tucking away all the great memories of sunny days, warm sand and gentle waves at the shore.


Although I love to make big chunky mini albums, lately I find myself somewhat addicted to making these card folios. In addition to being much more affordable to a larger album, card folios have a lot of great advantages.  They only take a few hours to make, hold just the right number of photos, look great on display, make wonderful gifts, and best of all...they take up very little room for storage.  


Tip: Make your own embellishments by combining dies in your stash with designer papers. Everything will color match your creation perfectly, and you’ll save money, too!


One of the thing I love the most about making these little card folios is the opportunity add all kinds of fun, interactive elements to the inside.  Here, I ‘ve added a flap page, then folded it to create a pocket for little tags and an ephemera card from the collection. You can add photos or journaling here, and tuck extra photos in the pocket.  


Tip: Tell your story. The large journaling card on the top half is the perfect place to add the who, what, where and when to your folio.



Turn the flap, and you’ll find a waterfall feature and another large pocket. This is a great place for all those family photos.



For even more fun, I created a little photo wallet in the large pocket.  The front cover illustration is the B Side of an ephemera card.



You can do more journaling here, and tuck in even more photos or mementos from your trip in the pocket.


I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own card folios using your gorgeous Graphic 45 papers and supplies.  I warn you...they are addictive!" ~Kathy 


Graphic 45 Supplies:


  • Sun Kissed 12x12 Paper Collection (shipping to a store near you)

    • Under the Sea

    • Sand Dollars

    • Turtle Time

    • Sail Away

    • Splish Splash

    • Kids at Play

    • Floating Floral

  • Sun Kissed Ephemera Cards (shipping to a store near you)

  • Graphic 45 Decades Ink - Bon Voyage 


Other Supplies:

  • Sizzix Cutting Dies

    • Rosettes and Mini Rosettes

    • Sand and Sea Bigz Die


Looking for more Sun Kissed Folio fun?  

Check out Maggi Harding's interactive album below. 

Sun Kissed Folio
By Maggi Harding


“You will capture all your seaside adventures with this smart little folio.    It has agate-fold front and opens to reveal flip-up and fold-out pages and even a waterfall page.  There are fun little pockets with tags galore to hold photos and journaling.  There's even a little box where you can tuck in mementos, or, if you're using this as a gift, you can tuck in a gift card and some chocolates.  Yum!" ~Maggi

See full post here…


Weekly Blog Contest

to be entered to win!  Up for Instagram , and/or  FacebookJust leave a comment here on the blog,  grabs this week is a Midnight Masquerade prize package, including one 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, an 8x8 Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard, Die-cut Tags & Pockets, and Ivory Square Tags.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, February 9th, 2018.

Well, we hope you enjoyed every flap and interactive elements in each of these Sun Kissed folios.  We want to thank Kathy and Maggi for sharing these sunny creations, and making our day just that much brighter.  Thank you too for joining in the Summer fun.  Remember, Sun Kissed will be in a store near you soon!  Be sure to share your tips below and your projects on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag. 


Happy Papercrafting!

35 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
02/06/2018, 10:37:17 AM

The images are just perfect for my family. My daughter's family LOVES Hawaii and our Calif. beaches. They got married in Hawaii even. So this collection would be wonderful for me to not only make cards, but remembrance books, summer reading bookmarks, etc. I love your designs--they really inspire me. Thanks.

jean marmo:
02/06/2018, 11:00:19 AM

Kathy has outdone herself with this! Such amazing details!

02/06/2018, 11:38:54 AM

Loving these fab folios using such a lovely colourful new paper collection-can’t wait to get my hands on it! So inspiring, thanks.

02/06/2018, 11:55:08 AM

Fantastic projects. Love the colors - so bright and cheerful. Warms up a dreary winter day. thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Martie Rollin:
02/06/2018, 12:18:13 PM

I am so-o-o looking forward to Sun Kissed joining my G45 inventory!! Always love Kathy's projects. Her use of the papers is so clever. LOVE all her wonderfully useful tips! Thanks!

02/06/2018, 12:30:24 PM

Love, love the bright blue color in these designs. A lovely project.

02/06/2018, 12:31:07 PM

This collection is perfect for my scrapbooking memories here in forever sunny Southwest Florida.

Glenda Buster:
02/06/2018, 12:40:23 PM

Sun Kissed Collection is so beautiful. Love, love the sea turtles. Kathy always makes amazing projects! Summer needs to hurry up and get here

02/06/2018, 12:56:10 PM

Folios rock!

Cheryl Wells:
02/06/2018, 01:02:54 PM

AWESOME little folios with the perfect paper - love them both!!!!!

Susan Steele:
02/06/2018, 01:31:18 PM

Luv your ideas Kathy and Maggi! Life`s a Beach papers have such beautiful designs ...and the colors are quite beautiful! Thank you ladies for all the ideas on your card folio! Hugs to you both!

Ann DeHart:
02/06/2018, 01:54:44 PM

Another one you've hit right outta da ballpark!!! Love, love, love your latest folio card!!! Are those beachy colors gorgeous?

02/06/2018, 01:58:25 PM

I love these bright and very functional folios with G45 collections!

Kathy Jo Wood:
02/06/2018, 02:00:23 PM

Fabulous project, always!!

Regina Harrison:
02/06/2018, 03:09:59 PM

I can't wait to get my hands on this Sun Kissed collection, It is so amazing. Love these folio ideas, such great work ladies.

Michelle Nettleton:
02/06/2018, 03:23:04 PM

I'm laughing when Kathy said the folios only take about an hour. For me it would be days. Which paper to use, what ephemera to select, and the cutting to be done! I adore the fantastic folio creation for today's inspiration!

Barbara Millar:
02/06/2018, 03:36:37 PM

Nice folio Perfect for a Grammas brag book

Michele Lewis:
02/06/2018, 04:05:54 PM

The colors are so gorgeous! They just embody light and sunshine and FUN!

Kirsty Vittetoe:


Sarah Hutchins:
02/06/2018, 04:10:21 PM

What a beautiful folio! I just love the extra details.

02/06/2018, 04:28:21 PM

This is just darling! And somehow, this type of folio seems much less intimidating than a full album. Thanks!

Becca Yahrling:
02/06/2018, 04:34:22 PM

These creations are just gorgeous using the new papers. I love the waterfall effect for photos and will have to try that.

Sue D:
02/06/2018, 05:10:11 PM

Cheery colors and I like the beach theme.

Lynn Harrell:
02/06/2018, 05:53:28 PM

Just love this beach collection. My family and I spend lots of time at the beach so this collection would be great to scrapbook or junk journal some of my vacation photos.

Sherri Mitchell:
02/06/2018, 06:34:46 PM,

♥ This one - cannot wait to scrapbook for Summer

02/07/2018, 03:31:46 PM,

I love the projects. I hope win

Suan Builder:
02/07/2018, 04:53:02 PM

It seems like every g45 collection is more "grist for the mill" creatively, and I never get tired of seeing the fabulous projects. Thank you for sharing with us once again.

02/07/2018, 05:58:45 PM

Baby steps for me,I'm going to have a go at recreating Kathy's "lifes a beach" front cover. Its so hot here today so this is the perfect project to sit in the cool and do.Thanks

02/07/2018, 06:25:11 PM

So darn cute!!

Tiffany Brummitt:
02/07/2018, 07:29:29 PM

I can’t wait to use this for my Oahu pics.

Diane Howard:
02/07/2018, 08:23:18 PM

Great folio, love this new line

Debbie Siddle:
02/08/2018, 10:15:22 AM

What an amazing idea - I love it xx

Deb Flaugh:
02/08/2018, 05:23:23 PM

Lovely inspiration!!

tina z.:
02/08/2018, 11:11:43 PM,

amazing design!

Kathleen Capachione:
02/13/2018, 04:22:56 PM

Absolutely love Sun Kiss. Folios are fabulous. Thanks for all the wonderful art.

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