Pam Bray Designs: A Girl With Flair

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Hello Fans!
 Today I am sharing a fun and easy It’s A Boy Folio!
 I am sure sometime this year you will be having a new baby arriving in your life and if not well the folio is a great blue print to recreate with any of Authentique fabulous collections!
 Authentique has both a Swaddle Boy and a Girl Collection so we have you covered on creating your own unique folios! 

Begin by scoring a piece of 8″ x 10 1/4″ grey card stock at the 5″ and 5 1/4″ score lines.
Cut two pieces of pattern paper to  measure 5″ x 8″ and one 1/4″ by 8″; adhere to front of folio.

Inside Flap: 
Cut a piece of grey card stock to measure 6″ x 7 1/2″; score 4 3/4″ and 5″ marks.
Adhere inside flap to folio.

Adhere Swaddle Boy pattern paper and border strips to inside pages.

Tag Pocket:
Cut a piece of grey card stock to measure 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.
Adhere pattern paper and border strips to front of card stock.

Add Swaddle Boy Element die cut to front of pocket with pop dots. 
Add decorated pocket to Inside Flap with pop dots. 

Create two tags using Swaddle Boy pattern paper, Swaddle Boy Elements die cuts, scallop borders, gemstones and ribbons. Add to pocket.

Waterfall Photo Page:
Cut 2″ x 3″, 3 1/2″ x 3″, 5″ x 3″ and 6 3/4″ x 3″ grey card stock; corner punch pieces at bottom.
Cut Swaddle Boy pattern paper; corner punch bottom of each piece. Adhere to grey card stock.
Layer together at top; Adhere to center panel of folio. Decorate with Swaddle Boy Elements die cuts.

Flap Pocket Insert:
Cut grey card stock to measure 5″ x 8″; cut at angle to measure 1 1/2″ at top to 5″ at bottom.
Adhere Swaddle Boy pattern paper, scallop strip and borders to top of Flap Pocket Insert.
Adhere Flap Pocket Insert to top of inside folio page at the top, bottom and left side. (Leave flap open).

Add Swaddle Boy Elements Die Cuts to inside of Flap Pocket Insert. Fussy cut small feet heart from Swaddle Boy Element die; add to Flap Pocket Insert with pop dots. Add gemstones.

Back Inside Flap:
Scallop border punch grey card stock. Adhere “I Love You” Swaddle Boy Elements die cut to prepared  grey card stock. Adhere to bottom of Back Inside Flap.

Small Book
Cut 2 pieces of 4″ x 8″ grey card stock; fold in half. Hole punch on fold. Tie together with ribbon.  Adhere Swaddle Boy Element die cut to front.

Adhere Swaddle Boy pattern paper to each page for photos or journaling. Create planner clip by punching progressive size circles and image from pattern paper; adhere together on large paper clip. Add to front of small book to hold close.

Front Folio Cover:
Cover with Swaddle Boy pattern paper; borders, and die cut. Add ribbon to front and back folio covers. Tie. Fussy cut two Swaddle Boy Elements die cuts; layer together. Add to front to cover with pop dots.

Adhere flowers to front.

Finish with small Swaddle Boy Elements and gemstones. 

I hope you are as excited about the Swaddle Boy and Girl Collections and try your hand at creating some fun folios this year!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Pam

Supplies:
Authentique Swaddle Boy Collection
Scallop Border Punch’
Deco Corner Punch
Circle Punches: 1 1/4″ , 3/4″, 7/8″
Grey and Brown Card Stock
Pop Dots
Xyron Adhesive
Blue, Gold and Brown Ribbon
Large Paper Clip
Blue and Brown Flowers
Clear Gemstones

(Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the Authentique Design Team. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more here.)

One thought on “It’s a Boy Folio with Tutorial

  1. Donna says:

    Love this folio! The Cuddle collections–both boy & girl—are some of my favorites in a long time and you've showcased it very nicely here!😍

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