I just can't tell you how GA-GA I am over this Wallflower paper, and so is everyone I know. For the front of my folio cover, I fussy-cut some images like the bird and feathers, then added some die-cuts (Spring Greenery & Garden Greens) and flowers along with a little heart charm.
A nice sharp Xacto blade, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a little patience really makes this feather look real.
Kraft-Core leaves sanded for a distressed look.
Here's a peek at the inside when you first open the folio. I've added lots of papers with open areas to add photos and memorabilia later. And lots of ink distressing all over the place.
I love the layered look inside. There's a lot going on in here.
But first, let's talk about the "spine." Or at least that's what I'll call it. This stitched insert piece comes with the folio, loose, for you to do with as you wish. I ended up folding it over so that I had 6 flaps to work with instead of 3. Each flap overlaps 1/2 inch when folded over like this.
I just added a bead of Glossy Accents glue where I folded it over, to hold it together well at the fold. Then the whole thing gets glued into the folio. I didn't glue mine in until I built all the layers onto these flaps, just for ease of handling.
I created various pages of different types and sizes. This first one is a kraft envelope I created with my Envelope Punch Board, then I added Wallflower paper and Botanical Remnant Rubs, and some Chit-Chat stickers for added embellishment.
Tags are another option for pages. Why not? Here I've added a Distressed Doily die-cut, more greenery, and the butterfly from the Nature Adornments set.
And some of the portions in the Wallflower papers serve perfectly as pages on their own.
A little stencil action here on this flap using Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Harlequin layering stencil.
The final page at the inside base of the folio is one large sheet of Wallflower paper, scored and folded to create a collection pocket for more photos, notes or memorabilia.
This was great fun to create and I've already got plans for my large Collection Folio for my upcoming trip to London this summer. Can't wait to share that with you too!
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