Sunday, June 22, 2014

Artsy Stuff Folio ~ Part 1

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I'm here to share this month's project for the Robin's Nest using the Paris Collection which is 20% off this month.
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. :-)

Inside view.

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 :-)

Supplied Used:

4 File Folders
Baker's Twine
Corner Rounder
Spare Parts Closure Handles
Tim Holtz: Broken China  Paint
Paper Flowers
Gina's Designs: Chipboard 
Crystal Stickles

 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!!!


Bev said...

your projects are amazing.. and i love them all.. this one rocks.. what a cool idea... and this combo is perfect.

Lastochka said...

Your own folio is super! Love this colours!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cool project!! You could use this for so many things... Love it Tonya!! Fabulous work.... :)

Heather Thompson said...

I love all the projects you and your team come up with. Just stunning, Great pictorial.

Janis said...

Great the colors. The waterfall insert is awesome. Thanks for the idea will be stealing it for sure.

Daniella said...

WOW! Great job! It came out perfect! Can't wait to see more!

reneabouquets said...

I just love a good upcycle and yours is completely FAB and Functional!! I love it Tonya~

Debbie-Anne Parent said...

Amazing! I love the colours. Great project, thanks for sharing :)

Robin O'Crowley said...

Fabulous! Love the waterfall pages! I think I need to make one of these!

Lolô Artesanato said...

This is amazing dear Tonia
you rock!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

This is beautiful and so inspiring!

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