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Get A Clue - Flips and Folds Wallet Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 08/11/2017 10 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 We are celebrating the weekend with Kathy Clement's clever Master Detective Photo Album Wallet. Kathy has loaded this album with tons of secret pockets and amazing layers. This beautiful creation would make a great memento for a murder mystery or Halloween party. Be sure to check out the YouTube tutorial to get started on your own. Before we jump in, it is time to announce this week's randomly chosen blog prize winner!

 

The winner is Julie Taylor! She commented on the blog to say, "What a beautiful project made with one of my favorite G45 collections! I always look forward to seeing the different ideas from so many talented crafters." Congratulations, Julie. Please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. 

 

(FB prize April 14) Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

This week’s prize package featured our Off to the Races collection, including an 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, Decorative Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, an ATC Book Box in black, and Shabby Chic Antique Metal Door Pulls, the total value of $40.  

 

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Get a Clue Photo Wallet Tutorial with Master Detective

By Kathy Clement

 

“Hello, G45’ers!  I don’t know about you, but I think the new Master Detective Collection is fiendishly fabulous!  I found an intriguing online tutorial for making tiny matchbox style folios and I liked the idea so much that I modified the design to create a much larger 4” x 4” Photo Wallet.

Our daughters love to host murder mystery dinners where everyone is assigned a character, comes in costume and spends the evening trying to figure out “whodunnit”.  I thought this style album would be the perfect place to preserve the photos from the event.

The base of the album is created with 2 sheets of 12x12 Master Detective Patterns and Solids paper.   I find the paper is just the right thickness for a folded project like this one.

Patterned paper from the 8x8 collection is die cut and layered on the front of the cover and topped with this fabulous chipboard piece.  I found the wooden magnifying glass in my stash, and just had to use it on the cover along with the fun steampunk clock charm. I’ve matted a border strip with black cardstock to finish out the bottom of the cover.

 

 

TIP: Add extra dimension to the cover by backing each element with foam tape or waste chipboard.

 

TIP: Because the photo wallet is on the small side, all the other patterned papers I used are from the 8x8 paper collection. You always want the size of your pattern to correlate to the size of your project.  Large projects call for large patterns.  Smaller projects look more proportionate with the smaller images and patterns found in smaller sized papers.  It’s a good design rule to keep in mind.

 

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The album is held shut with a belly band.  This is the only piece of 12x12 paper I used in the entire album.  I matted the postage stamp border on black cardstock, then topped it with a houndstooth bow, a flower from my stash, some baker’s twine, a chipboard charm and a silvertone skeleton.

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I’ve fussy cut images from the signature page of the collection to make these great ATC tag pockets.

 

TIP: To turn the fussy cut image into a pocket, simply attach just the outer edge and bottom to the page.  This creates the perfect tuck spot.  Even the tags have secret compartments!

 

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Each ATC tag holds a mini mystery novel created with the playing card images.  Wouldn’t it be fun to add small photos of your murder mystery guest inside these little books?  Photo booth style Halloween party photos would look great here as well. I show you how to assemble these tags, share lots of helpful tips and tricks and guide you through each step for building the interactive base in this YouTube tutorial.”

 

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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Master Detective

 

Other Supplies:

  • ⅝’ wide houndstooth plaid ribbon

  • Baker’s twine, black cord

  • Black cardstock

  • ⅛” Scor-Tape

  • Foam tape or waste chipboard for layering

  • Flower, button and die cuts from my stash

  • Scoring tool, hot glue gun, ruler, craft knife

 

I hope I’ve inspired you to get out your favorite Graphic 45 papers, scissors and glue and get your craft on today.  Thanks so much for letting me share this fun project tutorial with you.” ~Kathy Clement

 

And thanks to Kathy for sharing such a beautiful photo album wallet! We are also so grateful to have you here with us as well. We hope you have enjoyed this impressivly intricate photo album wallet by Kathy. We sure did. We will be back next week with more craft inspiration and of course chances to win! Until then, feel free to comment below about all your weekend crafting plans. Have a great weekend, G45ers.

 

Happy Papercrafting!

10 Comment(s)

Mathilde S:
08/11/2017, 12:36:08 PM
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Kathy,you are so creative and inspiring,love your tutorials and the great tips.I can appreciate all the details,a real labour of love.I did a smal album and it took me a long time to do it,I can just imagine how much time you spend on your projects for our benefits. Thank you for sharing .

Martie Rollin:
08/11/2017, 01:03:41 PM
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Kathy's projects are always so entertaining and fun! Love her narrative style on her videos. Thanks!

Michele Lewis:
08/11/2017, 01:12:28 PM
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You sure inspired me!!! What a carefully crafted concoction!! Love it!!

Rosann Barnes:
08/11/2017, 05:42:38 PM
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OH MY WORD ... what creative fun is this a Whodoneit Dinner AND this fabulous wallet to store the "Evidence" hehehe !! Sounds like fun to me !! WOW ... this wallet is amazing... every detail MY GOODNESS ( I'm grinning REAL BIG ) looking at the tutorial !!!

Joya Bohman:
08/11/2017, 05:52:50 PM
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Love the Master Detective collection!! It's great! Kathy you have out done yourself again on this fantastic project!! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!!

Glenda Buster:
08/11/2017, 09:41:13 PM
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Love the photo wallet using Master Detective. Thank you for the tips and tutorial!

Toni Bettencourt:
08/12/2017, 04:49:02 AM
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Aren't these Master Detective projects just wonderful? I like the ingenuity folks have used when working with this paper collection. For instance, the wallet by Kathy Clement was inspiring with her use of the tiny magnifying glass to the "coins" made out of clocks without their hands. I would love the opportunity to win a prize package from G45 and try my hand at an inspiring project as well.

Sue MacFall:
08/12/2017, 08:33:26 AM
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Thanks, Kathy for another really great project.Thanks too, for the pictures and help showing us how to achieve something similar.

Carol Jones:
08/12/2017, 08:56:13 AM
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This project is wonderful! So beautiful & inspiring yet an achievable undertaking for any crafter. Thanks Kathy for sharing your amazing talents with us mortals!

Beth Harvey:
08/13/2017, 10:15:32 AM
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Yup, once again, you have proven why you are my penultimate paper heroine! Many people would never admit to a mistake on camera, let alone confessing to not turning on the camera. Also that mistakes happen and can be fixed. Next, super clear instructions on scoring and cutting. And just in case there is any doubt of your talent you throw in the design biz about scale and balance with paper size and pockets!! Oy! All of this done without angst, hype, confusion or anxiety; perfectly naturally delivered. Thanks so much for all you do, and how very well you do it. I am gonna try this out today and put on FB and Instagram. I don't care for the MD line but will try with Natures Sketchbook, my husband's favorite. Xo

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