Cottage Life Loaded Folio Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

We love a good Folio Album, especially when it it loaded with fun pull outs, photo mats, and interactive details!  This Loaded Folio has been created for us by Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Jenn DuBell using our Cottage Life paper collection. We encourage you to grab a cup of tea and take the video tour and follow along with the tutorial.


Cottage Life Loaded Folio

By Jenn DuBell


“Hello G45ers!!

I have created a loaded Folio using the entire new Cottage Life collection! This is one of many ways to utilize all the collection has to offer including the newly introduced coordinating stamps. This folio is 5”X7” and is absolutely loaded with pockets, pages, pull outs and a fun waterfall pocket element. It will hold many photos and mementos. I have included a video tour of the completed project as well as a tutorial on creating the base and inside features.


-Video Tutorial-

Loaded Folio Tutorial by Jenn DuBell | Graphic 45



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Cottage Life 12X12 Collection Pack
Cottage Life 8X8 Pack

Cottage Life 12X12 Patterns&Solids Pack

Cottage Life Journaling Cards

Cottage Life Ephemera Assortment

Cottage Life Chipboard

Bon Voyage & French Blue Trim

Graphic 45 Folder & Sentiment Dies (Folder used)

Cottage Life Stamp Set

Additional Tools & Supplies:

80lb Ivory Cardstock

Score Tape

Foam Dots
Liquid Adhesive
Cutting Tools

Scoring Tools and board
Sewing Machine
Distressing Tool

Notching Tool For Pocket notches
Distress Ink for edges




The first page inside has a diagonal pocket with a floral die cut from the Ephemera Assortment.This pocket holds two inserts shown in my walkthrough in detail.



The adjacent page has a side notched pocket that holds a 4X6 photo matte. Here is where I have used the amazing new coordinating Cottage Life Stamp Set!



The middle portion holds a fun waterfall pocket feature with an insert.




The final portion is a fun zig-zag pull-out page system with lots of room for photos with a total of 7 4 ¾”X6 ¾” pages! Be sure to check out the video tour for all the pages and details!” ~Jenn










Looking for more folio inspiration?  Check out this Loaded Pocket Folio by Jenn.


Loaded Pocket Folio by Jenn DuBell | Graphic 45

Happy Papercrafting!


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One Response

  1. I spent my afternoon watching both tutorials linked in this posting. I’m a well seasoned paper crafter who appreciates learning new techniques…these tutorials did not disappoint!! I have increased my knowledge base and been wonderfully inspired by this Brand Ambassador…so glad Jenn DuBell creates for G45!!

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