Friday, 30 June 2017

Photo Folio Flip Instructions

To make the base of this Folio you will need plain cardstock and matching designer paper of your choice.  Dovecrafts  Blooming Lovely Collection and yellow cardstock has been used this time.  The photo above shows it made with white cardstock and the First Edition Sweet Nothings paper pad as it has cut apart sheets that I used for some of the decoration.

The Cover

Cut two pieces measuring 5 3/4" x 11" and score on the long side at 5 1/4" and 5 3/4" to create the spines.  Turn both pieces with the inside facing you and  stick the front of one to the back of the other to make a tri-fold.

The mats for these measure 5" x 5 1/2".  You will need six, three for the front and 3 for the inside.

The Pockets

You will need to cut 3 of these, measuring 5 3/4" x 2 1/2" then scored 1/2" on three sides.  Cut notches on the two corners so you can fold the sides in neatly. 
The mats for these are 4 1/2" x 1 3/4".
Tape on 3 sides and stick inside on the two flaps and the middle piece leaving an even gap around three sides.

The Flip Flaps

You will need to cut six of these measuring 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" and score 1/2" on one long side.  Using tape or glue fold and adhere one piece to the top of the inside flap leaving an even gap around 3 sides as with the pocket placement.

For the next flap, fold the score line and butt it up to the bottom of the flap, the next flap will then go under the previous flap.  Repeat for the opposite side.

The mats for the flaps are 4 1/2"x2 3/4" and you will need twelve.

Pocket Inserts


Cut one piece that measures 4 1/2" x 5" and two pieces measuring 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"

To make the tabs use your envelope punch board place the edge of the largest insert so the edge of the card shows through the gap and butts up against the blue piece of plastic and punch, move the board along so the outside edge of the card is lined up with the 2 1/4" mark and punch again, cut away the excess this has now completed this insert.

For the other two inserts do the same except when lining the outside edge for your second punch you need to line it up to the 2" mark.  To make sure the the tab is on the opposite side on the second insert, just turn it over and repeat the instructions for the last insert.
The mat for the large card measures 4 1/4" x 4 3/8" the two at 4 1/4" x 2 5/8"

I have cut matching strips of paper for the spines and the under sides of the flaps to blend in with the papers used on the backgrounds.

All that's left to do is decorate and put fill with all your lovely memories.  There are lots of places for photos and journaling, perhaps it could be used for a weekend away or a particular special event.

I hope you enjoy making these yourself.  I would love to know how you get on.  If you have photos of  your creations, please upload them to my Facebook group  Jo's Crafty Pad.

Have lots of fun and happy crafting

Jo xxx

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