At Last: An Old School Folio Tutorial
It’s the end of September. And I am sneaking in some Old School with all it’s summer vibe. But don’t worry. I have a whole lot of summer still to scrap. So I will be sure to pull out this beloved collection again.
In the mean time, I have been making a whole bunch of cards. These cards need a home. Or maybe I need to give these cards away as gifts…hmmm. Either way, here is a look at this Old School version of this DIY Folio.
There is a process video to compliment this post. However, you get a peek at the complete and finished book right here. I used the Old School 12×12 Paper Pad for the patterns found in this folio. The cover is that gorgeous tone on tone grey and black palm. It is popped with some floral stickers plus a postage sticker found with the 6×12 Cardstock Stickers. Sometimes it is better to keep these covers simple and let the papers speak for themselves.
The process video (linked below) shares how I created the inside pocket on the left side. I kept the inside of the folio white using Bazzill textured cardstock. Keeping the inside cover clean and white created opportunity to add plenty of other patterns and embellishments.
The pocket is that beautiful floral pattern and is explained in the video. There is room for envelopes, postcards, tags or your own DIY cards. I added a few accoutrements to the outside of the pocket. Otherwise it just feels plain to me.
The opposite side of the folio is home to an envelope. The envelope was made using the Vellum with Foil Accents. I employed the WRMK Envelope Punch Board to craft this additional card holder. I think it turned out beautiful. How could it have not with that stunning vellum and foil.
I crafted a few easy postcard like cards that fit inside the envelope. I love having these organized spaces for pretty paper. I love making it all pretty. It’s just about making pretty stuff. Old School style.
You can find the process video right HERE.
supplies | Heidi Swapp Old School Paper Line
author: Jamie Pate