25.11.19

Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial

Flip and Fold Folio
Hi crafters. I know you will agree with me when I say it feels good to be able to stretch our supplies isn't it ! I created this folio / folder  by tweaking the  die-cut shapes from a Crealies  tag die [Crealies Big Labelzz and Tagzz No.16 ]

Flip and Fold Folio
I made the dimensional paper flowers using Crealies  dies and really thick card stock so that they won't be squished when the  folio is handled!The leaves are holly leaves inked, shaped and glittered to give a beautiful look.
Flip and Fold Folio
The  closure of the album is magnetic and made with Crealies tag dies, a blingy heart and backed by a lacy flower die cut.
Flip and Fold Folio
Can you see the flower pearls  on the  base...they add such a lovely texture!

Flip and Fold Folio
Here is the look when you open the latch...
a dual panel which opens out further into a triplet.
Flip and Fold Folio
The upper flaps which are magnetic open up to reveal the design underneath.
The beautiful On the edge dies from Crealies are so eye catching!
Flip and Fold Folio
These 3 tags flip down to reveal  6 panels!
Flip and Fold Folio
Here is the  top trio with a pocket inside to hold notes, tags, recipes, to do lists etc.
Flip and Fold Folio
And here is the  lower trio with pockets made with Crealies tags.
I used Crealies Bits and Pieces stamps on one of the  pockets
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And here is the  whole folio when completely opened out.
Flip and Fold Folio
Here is the  Video to show you how the  mechanism is


Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial.
Rather than give a full fledged Tutorial, I am sharing the salient steps so that you can adapt the  Tutorial to any  large dies in your collection  or you can even use the  idea for hand-cut shapes
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
Die cut 6 tags from fairly thick cardstock using the biggest die in the
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
Die cut 12 tags from pattern paper from the next size smaller tag from the same set.
Just to get a unique symmetrical shape, I have shaped the lower part of all the  tags
using on the edge die cutting as shown below.
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
Create Flaps
Die cut 3 smaller shapes from card stock using the largest tag die
and 6 smaller shapes from pattern paper using the  next smaller size die.
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
Here is how you can place the  die cut shape on the  edge of the die to create a new shape! 
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
It is best to tape it so that it doesn't move while die cutting.
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
You need 3 flap pieces cut from card stock and  6 flap pieces cut from pattern paper pieces to stick on either side of the  card stock flap pieces.
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
Make connecting strips using card stock as long as your tag at the middle part and
about 6 1/2  x  1  3/8  inch  and  6 1/2   x 1  5/8   inch.
Score ½ inch from either end as shown. 
You can increase or decrease the middle width depending on the  thickness of your folio.
If you going to add many tags...increase the width in between
the outer 1/2 inch scores in both the strips

Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
Create strips to connect the flaps to the base tags using
approx 6 cm x 1 1/8   inch [I used a mix of  centimeters and inches as it gave
the most accurate measurement in  this particular case....
you can adapt to suit your design]. Score 1/2 inch from either end.

Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
To connect the 3 upper tags to the  3 lower tags:
Take 3 cardstock strips 6 cm  x 1 inch and score at 1/2 inch [in the  center]
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Here is how it will look when you attach the strips
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial  
You can add magnets to the  inside of the  flap if you wish. Do so before sticking the pattern paper. And this is how it will look after adding the pattern paper
Flip and Fold Folio Tutorial 
You can use these as mini planners, recipe booklet, add special photos or you can add notebooks, pens etc inside each panel and adjust the  measurements accordingly.
I hope you liked this idea on how to extend your dies.
Flip and Fold Folio
Crealies  Dies:



24 comments:

  1. Stunning creation. Love how you used the die in such a different way!

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  2. A beautiful creation, Sonia. xx

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  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! this is so beautiful Sonia, such a great idea and beautifully executed.
    Faith x

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  4. Dear Dr Sonia
    This is wow.superb,beautiful i don't have enough words to explain the beauty of this creation my craft Guru. You are such a talented and lovely lady. I am going to make this after the 10th of december or earlier as soon as i finish my journalistic work. I have to make some handmade gifts to take and this is ideal. I bought some lovely pattern paper and this is a ideal project to use the paper. Thank you so much for your inspiration. May you and your family be blessed always with gd health and happiness.
    With loads of love and gratitude

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Surekha ji ....you can totally handcut this too and measurements are just a guideline. My daughter recently adapted this idea to make a " travel brochure" as part of her English school project

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  5. That is beautiful. So many wonderful details. I love the flowers and leaves on the outside of it. Thanks for showing how you made it.

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  6. Awwww.... Absolutely AMAZING!!! A true delight! Not only a clever stretching of your tag dies, but surely a fabulous gift for someone and useful, too! Love so very much the colours, the papers and all the wonderful flowers, the tiny pearls and the sparkling!! Thanks for sharing all the process and for the video!

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  7. How beautifully done! I love seeing all of the details of how you put this together. The DP's are wonderful and pretty, and how I love the flowers, flaps and the magnetic closure!

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  8. Gorgeous flip and gold folio! Love the paper and those gorgeous flowers!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

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  9. Beautiful!! Where did you get the crealies die from ??

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    1. Thank you so much Romina....I am on their design team so they send it to me from Netherlands

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  10. Absolutely stunning and so pretty with the papers you chose. The die cuts perfect for all you've designed. Gorgeous, hugs, Lori m

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  11. This is gorgeous Sonia, beautiful flowers and fabulous design.
    Thank you for your tutorial.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  12. Super awesome, love each and every detailing. Great idea.

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  13. this is so beautiful !

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