Friday, 9 September 2016

Girls' Day Out Folios # 1 !!

Hello sweet craft lovers and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are having a fabulous day!

I'm here to share the first of the gifts I created for some scrappy friends with whom I shared a wonderful Girls' Day Out!
I  wanted a small album so that I had somewhere to keep the photos I planned to take on the day.  I was looking at the file folio made by Tim Holtz, but  even the smaller size was bigger than what I was looking for so I decided to create my own based on that design.  Then I thought, 'Why not make one for the other girls as well', then we would all have somewhere to keep  our photos.
So, that is exactly what I did.
I made three of these and, though they are all the same design, the papers used to decorate them are all different.  So, over the next few weeks, I will be sharing each of these with you.  I haven't actually made one for myself yet but, when I do, I will probably also do a step by step tute.  Hope you will be interested enough to come back and have a look.

So, here is the folio I made for Adriana Bolzon.  

The papers used for each of these folders are from Kaisercraft.  These are from their Salty Kisses collection.

I didn't do a lot of decorating .. just some stamping and stenciling.   I did add a few diecuts and also some Scrapmatts chippies and washi tape.

As you can see, there is a pocket for a photo mat on the iside front cover and this first page is a half pocket ..

.. which holds a small folded card ..

..which I thought would be ideal for us to write some personal messages.  The dp I used on the inside is from Prima.

The next page is two small pockets which both hold a small journaling tag. 

Thought these would come in handy for writing down some details of the day.

The next page is also a pocket but a full sized one this time ..

.. which holds another photo mat.

The last page folds out ..

.. once ..

.. twice ..

 .. and this is the final page ..

.. and the back of the booklet.

As stated before, I didn't add much in the way of embellishments because I didn't know how or where the girls would want to add their photos.  Besides, I think it is much easier to add embellies after the photos are in so the girls can do their own if they want to.

 I mentioned at the beginning of this post that this is just the first of the folios I want to share, the others I made ( one for Heather Jacob, and one for Astrid Maclean ) I will share over the next few weeks and, hopefully, by then I will have completed my own and I can also share the step by step. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my little creations.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.


  1. ITS s beautiful gift Margaret. I love it a lot.
    Hugs Astrid

  2. As the lucky recipient of one of these, I know how stunning this is IRL, now I can't wait for the step out, I would just love to know how exactly you put this together. I have looked and looked at it over and over again, it is just so very clever! This one is stunning, as is my own...

  3. These are gorgeous Margy and I think you're so clever to adapt a design to your own size. So many places for photos, journalling and ephemera - they are just lovely. Looking forward to the step by step when you get to make one for yourself.

  4. Clever, a lovely thoughtful gift and totally STUNNING AND beautifully finished. Looks shop bought, it's so well put together! Love how you've got little bits tucked and folded away, too. Adds SOOO much interest. I'd LOVE a tutorial on this once you've shared:):)

  5. Another one of your gorgeous creations Margaret! Your friends will absolutely love this and it's such a lovely idea for a gift too. Beautiful made!! hugs, Marlies

  6. Ohhh my goodness!!! I'm with Astrid..Will also be looking at this in every which way to try and figure out how it was done!!! Absolutely gorgeous and such a thoughtful gift for the girls.

  7. Wow, this is beautiful! I pinned.

  8. LOVE your gorgeous folio that you've created!!! I will be trying to wait patiently for your upcoming tutorial (please and thank you!)!!

  9. This is amazing! I sure would love to see a step by step!! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo Jen

  10. Wow what a lovely lovely gift you have made Marg, and I am sure these will be cherished when it is completed with the photos and special memories written down inside.. Love all the embellishing, great papers and colors.. Thanks for sharing Marg.. Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Marg this is amazing! I am soo intrigued by your unique design! with the ability to put so much in such a compact portfolio. *sigh* Awesome! and very lovely papers and details~ Thank you so much for sharing. I too have looked & looked; trying to see what you did ; ) It's soo cool~

  12. love love love this margy .. I will treasure mine forever .... beyond special , a true treasure x

  13. Hi, this is truly lovely! I hope there will be a tutorial....thans for sharing

  14. Drooling over this....can't wait for the tute!

  15. Oh wow! Those girls are soooo lucky! I can't believe you've got the patience to make three of these! Go you!

  16. These are just breathtaking. I so wish I lived closer I would have loved to have met up with you all. Maybe one day when I come over on holiday. On my bucket list for sure. All my fave artists at one time in one place. Seems like heaven to me <3


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