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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Folio Album

For the first time in several years, I taught a class today!
(please click on photo to make it larger)

I love this paper line, with the turquoise,
coral and green coloration.

The right side of the album has 7 waterfall flaps
and it has a pocket on the left with 3 slim tags

and one large tag.  You'll find lots of room
for journaling and photos,
making it a great album to use to display summer beach photos!
Tools and other items needed:

Craft Mat
Paper Trimmer 
Scoreboard with Bone folder
Full roll of ¼” Score tape and/or Tape runner
ZipDry glue
Regular Scissors
Ruler or Corner Miter tool
Ranger Ink, “Brushed Corduroy” and a blending tool or small dauber
3D foam squares (small and large)

Dies used
Tag:  Taylored Expression’s “Build a Bookmark”

Shells and Crab:
Elizabeth’s “Large Shells”

Supplies needed to assemble folio:

1 - 12” x 12” medium weight Chipboard

1 – 12” x 12” DP for cover
1 – 12” x 12” DP for inside cover

3 - 12” x 12” Solid color Cardstock for base of pocket and waterfall pages and Tags

3 – 12” x 12” DP for waterfall flaps (3 different selections) and Tag DP

1 – 12” x 12” DP for pocket cover (or use scraps)


Ribbon:  used 2 feet of wide ribbon for bow at spine

Eyelets for ribbon:  used 2

Twine or ribbon for tags:  used 1 yard each of 2 colors - 1/8 inch wide

Decorations for front cover to match DP (G45 Chipboard, stickers, tags, pockets that match)


:  2 – 4 ½” x 8 ½” and 1 – 3/4” x 8 ½”  (for album base)

Waterfall base:  Cut 1 – 7 ¾” x 4”  Corner Punch bottom corners only

Waterfall flaps:  Cut 7 – 4” x 4 ½” Corner Punch bottom corners only

Tags:  Cut 4:  3 regular tags and one square with punched corners from scraps.

Inside left cover Pocket base:  1 – 5 ½” x 4 ½”

Slim Tags:  3 – 2 3/8” x 6 ¾”

Large Tag:  1- 3 ¾” x 6”

Front pocket:  4” x 4”

Designer Paper
Front Cover:  Cut 1 - 12” x 10 ½”

Inside cover:  Cut 1 - 8 ½” x 9 5/8”

Flaps:  15 - 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”  from several different DP selections.  Punch bottom of fronts and top of backs
Strips:  7 – 3/8” x 3 ¾” (you can use same DP as cover or as desired)
Pocket:  1 – 3 ¾” x 4 ¾”  then cut angle
Tags:   cut 3 slim -1 ¾” x 5 ¾” and cut 1 large tag – 3 ½” x 5 ¾” and plus:  2- 1 ½” x 3 ½” from two different DP
For front:  cut 1 – 4” x 4”

Directions for assembly:
Ink all DP edges as you prepare to assemble!!


1.     Score Cover DP at 1” on all sides  (Guideline for lining up chipboard pieces)

2.     Apply Scoretape to perimeter of one side of both chipboard cover pieces and spine.  Burnish.

3.     Line up chipboard pieces for left and right side of cover with scores, then place spine in center.  Burnish.

4.     Bend DP over the edges of chipboard on all edges.  Burnish.

5.     Using a pencil and ruler (OR mitre corner tool) miter all 4 corners, leaving a 1/8” edge.  Don’t cut yet!!

6.     Apply Scoretape on 4 edges of DP but not corners.  Apply scoretape on 4 edges of chip board.  Burnish.

7.     Using scissors, trim all four corners on line.

8.     Starting at top edge of Folio, remove tape and adhere DP to chipboard, then do bottom edge.  Burnish.

9.     To make a clean corner:  Use bone folder to slightly push in two edges of DP on each corner, then remove tape and adhere DP to chipboard.  Burnish.

10.  Carefully draw bone folder into edges around spine and carefully fold covers up at 45 degrees.

Inside Cover

1.      Apply score tape to all 4 edges of DP, remove tape and center to cover and adhere.  Burnish.

2.     Carefully run bone folder into crease of cover.

3.      Using Cropodile, punch 2 holes for wide ribbon in album spine.

4.      Glue 1- ½” circle over cover holes (inside and out) and let dry, then punch holes through circles.  Apply eyelets with Cropodile from outside to inside.  (This step can be omitted)

Cardstock waterfall flaps and flap guide for inside of right cover

1.      Base (cardstock):  Corner punch bottom two corners

2.     Apply score tape to all four edges, peal tape and apply base in center of right side of cover.

3.     All 7 Flaps:  Score on 4 ½” side at ½”  (makes flaps 4” x 4”)

4.     Corner punch all flaps on bottom two edges (opposite scored edge).

5.     Apply score tape to edge of all 7 folded flaps.  Burnish.

6.     Attach flaps to flap guide, starting at top of guide and proceeding down guide until all 7 are in place.  Carefully line the flaps up to the guide edge and flap edge.  Burnish.

Cover waterfall flaps with DP

1.     Decide how you will put DP on the fronts and backs of each flap.  Use corner punch on each of the top flap DP on the bottom edge.  Corner punch each back flap DP on the top edge.  Ink edges, if desired.

2.     Apply score tape to the backs of each DP for front flap cover and burnish.  Then do the same for back flaps.  Burnish.

3.     Apply score tape to strips that go on flap fronts and then apply.  Burnish.

Corner pocket for left side of inside cover:

1.     Score pocket base at ½ ” on left long side and bottom short side.

2.     To create diagonal cut running down left side of pocket:  Place base in scoreboard along 4 ½” side and make a small pencil line at 1 ¾”.   Rotate pocket base to short side and make a small pencil line at 3 ½”.  Using trimmer, cut between the two lines.

3.     Using scissors, from the pocket base, cut out the small square where the two scored lines converge.  (to decrease bulk)  Angle cut the two sides of the flap corners.  Use pocket base cut to trim of DP cover.

4.     Apply scoretape to flaps of the pocket base.  Remove tape liner and line pocket up in lower corner, centering it with a border all around.  Burnish.

5.     Apply scoretape to pocket DP cover, remove tape liner and center on pocket, then adhere to pocket base.

Cover Decoration:

Decorate the cover of your Folio as you desire or see photo of my cover.  To complete front as I did on mine:

1.     Corner punch 3 ¾” square DP and 4” square CS.

2.     Ink edges of DP, and then glue to CS, and then center this piece to lower center of album front.

3.     Make tiny envy (Sea of wonders), then use glue or Scoretape to adhere it the square.

4.     Put bling at top of Mermaid card and insert it into envy.

5.     Use two small circles from chipboard packet to glue at top of front decoration, see photo.

6.     Apply foam squares to “I’m really a mermaid piece and adhere to center top of front cover.

7.     Tie 2 – 5” pieces of teal and orange ribbon to “Ocean.”  Trim ends of ribbon diagonally and using foam squares, adhere the piece to cover front.

8.     Pull ribbon wide turquoise ribbon through eyelets on album spine and tie in a bow.

Inside decoration 

Left side:

1.      Use foam squares on “The Sea is calling me….” And apply to top, of inside left cover.

2.      Use other pieces to decorate as desired:  Use sticker, chipboard, and die cut shells and crab, etc.

Slim Tags:  Ink edges of DP and decide which DP you want to use on each side of your slim tags.  Apply glue and adhere DP to tag base.  Tie ribbon to 3 slim tags.

Large Tag:  Ink edges of DP for large tag.  Glue then to front and back of tag base.  Apply strips and decoration, as desired.

I used the following video to learn how to make the album: 

Thank you for stopping by to take a look at
what I'm currently working on!

Please stop by again soon!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Time flies when you're having fun,
or something like that.

I'm sorry, blog followers, that I have
not been posting for so long a time, but
I have very good reasons for that.
Shortly after my last post,
I got married and went on a honeymoon,
and then, a few months later,
my youngest son and my DIL
purchased a home and asked that we
move in with them.

Hubs and I lived in our motorhome
for several months, waiting completion
of the remodel we had done on our part
of the home.  It took months longer
than we were told and cost
far more than the price we
were quoted.

Our home is still not completed, but
we are now occupying the space and
waiting for part of the home to be re-done
and other parts to be finally finished.
It's been a nightmare, to say the least!

Our family grew, while we were
living in the motorhome, so
I thought I would introduce our
little boy to you.  ;)


He joined our family in February.
He's a midnight black toy poodle and is
now 8 months old.  The photo (above) is of him
when he was just a little guy and still in his
breeder's care.

Well, I know that's not what you come to my
blog to see, but that's all I have to share
right now.  I've been doing lots of gardening
and trying to get it all in shape and planted,
while I wait on the house.

I still don't have my crafting supplies put in place,
but hope to very soon!  I'm going
through withdrawals!!


I hope you had a blessed and safe
Independence Day celebration.

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

White on white card

Hello friends!

I've been so very busy, getting ready
for my wedding, that I haven't been posting as I should!

I taught this card in a class in April, so thought
I would share it!
I love the look of a white on white card and feel
that one can easily use them for a variety of occasions!

This card is 6" x 6"

*Please click on the photo below to make it larger

I used a variety of dies and punches in the making of my card!

I made the roses out of a pizza box liner.
 IF you look closely, you may see the small embossed circles.

Dies used:
Memory Box Madera Corner
SpellBinders Foliage

SpellBinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations
(rose and leaves)

Embossing Folder:
Cuddlebug Swiss Dot

Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace (punch around the page)

It was a lot of fun to make this card and enjoy
the other Ladies in the classroom!!

I added some stamen, half pearls.

Thank you for wandering in!!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Monday, March 17, 2014

You Are Amazing!

Hello there!
I have a sweet card
to share with you today.

I taught this card in a class at my LSS,
Memories of Time, and promised
the ladies who took the class
that I would post the dimensions
and other pertinent info on my blog for them.

*Click photos to enlarge*

Card ingredients:

Size: Approximately 6" w x 6" h


Sizzix Word Labels #658701

DP used:
Bo Bunny, Primrose




Copics used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R30
Hair:  Y00, Y17, & 21, YR24
Dress, Shoes:  RV0000, R0000, R81, R000
Ribbon on dress and shoes:  R81, R0000

Flowers:  R81, R000
Leaves:  G40, G43
Swing:  E50, E55, E57
Puppy:  E50, E35, R30
Bead/Necklace:  R81

Sky:  B0000

Stamps used:
Sylvia Zet "Emily"
Sizzix Word Labels #658701

Punches used:
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly

Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch around the corner

Dies used:

Die-namics Rectangle Stax
SpellBinders Shapeablilities Persian Motifs
Tim Holtz Butterflight

Inks used:
Momento Tuxedo Black

Ranger Vintage Photo

Dimensions for making the card
(especially for the wonderful women who took my class!)

Card base 6' x 12"

score at 3" and 8"

Front left panel:
2.75" x 5.75" (Garden used)

Front right panel:
3.75" x 5.75" (Dot used)

Inside center:

4.75" x 5.75" (Garden)

Green frame around image:
5.25" x 4" (Memories)

(Please refer to photo to determine which pieces need to be punched)

Thanks, again, to the lovely ladies
who took the class!! xo

Have a blessed day,

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱