Friday, June 13, 2014

Foto Folio Scrapbook for all Occaisons

In my craft room you can see by the scraps everywhere that I am always working on a project.  When I finish a project I cleanup all the scraps, empty the waste basket, put away any leftover papers and supplies, and then I bring out what I need for the next project and very excitedly get started.  So to me it seems that there is never a time that I don't have scraps of paper everywhere. lol!

My project focus recently has been on Kathy Orta Tutorials - they are the best!!!  She is such a great designer and keeps innovating new methods of construction.  As I make projects from her tutorials I like to put my own little spin on them which makes them uniquely my creation.

This Foto Folio is a combination of Folio tutorial #1 and #6.

This scrapbook is made folio style which means that it opens like a business folio.  The spines are made with Kraft-Tex - very sturdy paper that has an extremely high fiber content.  This project is really amazing and is worth checking out.  You can wash it, paint it, emboss it, stitch on it, and a lot more, but you can not tare it.

Open the left side of the folio

Open the right side of the folio
Once the folio is open from both sides you find that there are two pull-out pocket envelopes.  Each generous envelope pocket is perfect for memorabilia or extra pictures.  The envelopes have three flaps with much more space for pictures and journaling.



Everywhere you look in this folio there are pockets for tags and pictures and lots of flaps that fold in ever direction.  This makes for fun interactive elements.  When my grandson first saw this he said that it made him think of a Swiss army knife because we kept pulling out more flaps for pictures.

More left side flaps
Right side is part of Folio #6 reversed

Right side open

Center section all pulled out
I still need to make a bunch of tags to slip into all the pockets.  I think this folio will hold nearly 100 pictures and there are still lots of spaces for journaling.

Products used:

  • Authentique Abroad collection - I used most of two paper packs and the 6x6 pad from my local Scrapbook Central store
  • Black, Kraft, Red, Navy Blue - some Bazzill, Stampin Up and Paper Accents
  • Journal cards from Kaiser Kraft Captured Moments
  • Be Creative and Scor-Tape and lots of Aleene's Tacky Glue
  • Maya Road and American Crafts shaped paper clips

I will share this scrapbook with my friends at:
Have a wonderful day creating!


coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Nancy this is one fantastic and very creative project love what you have done superb work.
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Nicely done. Love Love Love it

Unknown said...

Nicely done. Love Love Love it

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another stunning project Nancy. I must find time to sit and make one myself.

Sue xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous Nancy, I am going to have to take a look at your link, certainly love what you have created!