I had seen a video of the Tim Holtz folio a few weeks ago and thought, "Hey! I can create my own!" So this is what I came up with.
First off I cut down two file folders as seen below.
Next I painted the "folds"on both sides of the file folders and once dry I adhered the 5" sides on top of each other. Also I rounded the edges of the flaps.
Next I measured from the "folds" and I cut two 4 1/2"x4" pieces, painted the "folds" and adhered to the back side of the folio.
Next cut all three pages 5 1/2"x 10 1/2" from a file folder and fold each page as follows:
Fold 1" in to give a 4 1/2"x10 1/2" page
Fold 1 1/2" in to give a 4"x10 1/2" page
Fold 2" in to give a 3 1/2"x10 1/2" page
Round all corners with a corner punch. Next I used my bottle cap punch to punch holes down the fold every 2". I used baker's twine to sew together all three pages together. I tied it off with a nice little bow. :-)
Be sure to get a good fold (where the pages are laying flat) this will create a "water-fall" effect in the folio.
I cut the various cardstock from the Paris Collection to fit the front side of each page in my folio. I cut the pages slightly smaller and rounded the edges. Also I adhered the back page to the inside of the folio. You could leave the top or side open so you could add a pull out tag but for this time around I didn't want to do that. :-)
The "Life You've Imaged" is a tag I received in a swap that used to create a flap.
The completed blank inside of my folio.
The cover I decorated with dew drops, scraps of cardstock, ribbon, lace, sequins, paper flowers, chipboard from Gina's Designs. The metal closure handle is from Paper Studios. I plan on creating a bigger version since I now know what I'm doing…lol :-)
Robin's Nest: Awning Spa Glitter Cardstock, Beach Dew/Tear Drops, Blue Robin Glitter Cardstock, Calamity Jane Diagonal Glitter Cardstock, Calamity Jane Roses Glitter Cardstock, Daisy Stripe Teal Cardstock, Reindeer Stripe Glitter Cardstock, Pearl Dew Drops
4 File Folders
Spare Parts Closure Handles
Tim Holtz: Broken China Paint
Gina's Designs: Chipboard
Be sure to remember to stop by and check out the Paris Collection which is 20% off this month at the Robin's Nest store. Also please be sure to mark your calendars and come back next Sunday, June the 29th to see how I finish up the inside of this adorable folio. :-)
If you have any questions please let me know and thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!