Thursday, May 2, 2019

Vintage Nature Inspired Folio Album For A Vintage Journey

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by today.  It's time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this month I am hosting our 'Book It' challenge.  Here is the challenge brief:

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book to take us away to another place! This month we'd like you think about books - perhaps you will make a book, or a journal, create a journal page showing a scene from one of your favourite books (do please tell us what book!) or a card showing someone reading or made using text stamps, stencils or word stickers. Just remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I decided to make a vintage nature inspired folio for our challenge, I have been obsessed with making books and journals lately and this challenge fit perfectly into my current crafting infatuation!


Although this folio album is very simple on the outside, it is filled with pockets and tags, mini art journals and tuck spots and I had a blast making it.

Vintage Nature Inspired Folio Album

I was inspired by papercrafter45 on YouTube, she has a tutorial for an 8-Pocket Mini Folio that mine is roughly based upon but this project all started with her No. 10 Envelope Pocket.  In my usual bass-ackward style I made three of the envelope pockets into a little booklet and then built the rest of the folio album to fit around it 😉

Vintage Nature Inspired Folio Album

As I said, lots of tags and tuck spots in this one so I made a little flip through video to show them to you, otherwise this post would be ridiculously long if I showed you all of the details in individual pictures!


I'd like to linkk up my nature inspired folio album with the May challenge over at Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.


I will have a little tutorial on how I constructed my album over on A Vintage Journey's blog in a couple of weeks time so if you are interested you can stop by then to see the 'how to'. In the meantime, I do hope you will pop by AVJ to see what the other Creative Guides made to inspire you and that you'll consider joining in our Book It challenge, can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo

15 comments:

  1. Oh Deb, this is just wonderful, such a stunning folio!! Love the vintage blue and brown colour ways (such gorgeous papers)!! And the flip through video is fabulous, loved seeing all the little details!!!

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  2. Deb, this is a truly stunning project! I love the video, there is so much more to your folio than you see at first glance. The papers you used have such a lovely vintage vibe to them and your finish is incredibly professional - I really can tell you had a blast making it!

    I hope you will consider joining us at Mini Album Makers with this beautiful folio! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Your journal is truly beautiful and so inspiring. I loved the video too. Thanks for a great challenge this month. Hugs. Sandy

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  4. Wow, what a lovely project! Really great job and love the papers and all the tags and bits and bobs.

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  5. Beautiful Deb, love it. Hugs, Angela xXx

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  6. This is a gorgeous journal Deb and the details are stunning x it’s clear to see you enjoyed the creative journey and I look forward to seeing your tutorial in a few weeks xx
    Huge hugs Annie xx

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  7. Oh my goodness, Deb, what a stunning folio... and in my favourite colours too! I'm already blown away by just the photos here. I'm storing up the video to drool over later today when my weekend guest has gone home!!
    Alison x

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  8. Wow Deb! what a beautiful project! love the colors, papers and stampings and all the fun pieces inside! Julia xx

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  9. Beautiful Folio I am in awe !! Have a lovely evening xx

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  10. This is splendid! Love all of the pockets and layers!!

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  11. What a fantastic folio , Deb. So many wonderful surprises reveal in your vid with all those pockets, tags, mini journals and tuck away places. You must have spent hours creating this and if you did every single one was worth it.
    Tfs your folio with us all x

    Sorry for the late arrival - lifes just kept getting in the way this past week or so . xx

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  12. Wow, what a stunning folio album! I love the nature inspiration, the papers and images are perfect and I was totally amazed by all the pockets, tags and books that you created, it is so beautiful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and I had so much fun joining your theme this month ! Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

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  13. Deb, this is so totally fantastic!! I'm in love with your paper choices and the way you altered them throughout to be a cohesive set! What a lot of work in there! Beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at mini Album makers!

    ~ Heather

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  14. What a wonderful inter-active mini! I must try this. You've done a beautiful job on a very creative book. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

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  15. Deb i'm so glad you shared this amazing piece of book art with us over at Mini Album makers, from those beautiful used papers to it's pockets and flips it's an extremely creative piece of loveliness. Like Dr Who's Tardis it's so much bigger on the inside and I love it. Creative wishes Tracey

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