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Welcome to another curiously fun edition of the Graphic 45 blog. Today, Kathy Clement stuns us with an Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio. This fabulous mini album is full of interactive flips and folds perfect for ample storage of photos and journaling. So pull up a seat and enjoy all the photos and bonus YouTube walk through tour. Be sure to share what this project has inspired you to create or any tips below in the comments and you will be entered to win this week's blog prize.
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio
By Kathy Clement
"I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than going junkin’. That’s what I call time spent venturing into thrift stores, flea markets and vintage shops in search of vintage treasures and “junk” that is just waiting to be given a new life in my crafting studio. You never know what kind of goodies you might find: old lace, tattered ledgers, dusty bottles, tarnished spoons, ugly home decor with good bones, estate jewelry. These items have a tendency to jump into my shopping basket when I’m not looking. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it!)
The Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection captures all the fun and adventure of a dusty old vintage shop. I worked these gorgeous papers and eclectic images up into an interactive folio album loaded with flaps, envelopes, fold outs, folios, tags, pocket, and FUN!" ~Kathy Clement
Make it easy on yourself! Use Kraft Staples Tags as a base as you layer your papers. The beautiful shaped edge and metal grommet add great design features. I used two on my cover. One is right side up and one is upside down.
Turning a Staples Tag into a folio is as easy as 1,2,3! For a standard tag, cut cardstock to measure 7” wide by 4.75” tall. Score on the long side at 3.5”. Fold, shape the corners (if desired) and glue onto the tag base. Now you have a fun, interactive tag folio!
To create the ATC Policy Envelope fold out feature, I cut a 1” wide x 8.25” long spine from my designer paper and scored it in half. The left-hand side was glued under the facing page. Then I just glued my ATC Policy Envelopes on top of the other half. I used my craft knife to cut a slit between the envelopes so they can be turned individually.
Mat images from Parlor Wall onto folded pieces of kraft or black cardstock to create little folios within your album. This is a great way to use up leftover pieces of cardstock, and the interactive folios are loads of fun to open.
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Race for Time
Bazaar of Wonders
8.5 x 11 Kraft Cardstock, 6 sheets
Broken China, Mustard Seed Distress Paint
Petaloo Wild Roses: Teal, Robin’s Egg Blue
Foam Dimensionals, Scoring Tool, glue gun, Scor-Tape (½” and ¼”)
Vintage binder clips, feathers and other charms from your stash
This week’s prize package includes a Once Upon a Springtime - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Cafe Parisian 8x8 and 6x6 Paper Pad, Staples - Ivory Square Tag Album, and Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates and Knobs, a $60 value. To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or Facebook today through Thursday. We will choose one random winner to be announced on the blog this Friday, July 7th.
Thanks for joining us for another wild adventure, and thank you to Kathy for sharing her wonderful imaginative folio mini album. We hope we have inspired you to get out your papers and start creating your own projects full of beauty and wonder. Be sure to join us Monday through Friday to get your daily dose of creative inspiration!