Winter Fun Folio Album

The Winter Fun Folio Album made using Eileen Hull’s New Folio Journal Die from Sizzix*

and the Carta Bella Paper Company Winter Market Collection*.

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m participating with Eileen Hull and Teams for a Chapter 1 Release Party Blog Hop using

the New Folio Journal Die*.  Just wait till you see all of the fun options the New Folio Journal Die* has in store for you!

Here is my Album using the New Folio Journal Die*

It is a fun Winter Themed album with four smaller albums tucked inside.

It’s the perfect album for adding little nooks and crannies.  This album was fun to make.

I even added an Antique Bronze Hasp Latch Hook* to keep everything securely in place.

For fun, I will be giving my album away to one lucky commenter.

(Information on the Hop and chances to win prizes at the bottom of the post.)

Materials Used:   (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Album Details:

  • The album pieces are die-cut using Sizzix White Matboard Sheets*, which is the perfect size for cutting long pieces.  (You will need to cut the album pieces twice.)
  • Before I assembled my album, I painted both sides of the album pieces with DecoArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint in Night Sky.
  • The two smaller rectangle die-cut pieces shown in the bottom right corner of the picture comes with the die. They are used for creating pockets with the outer flaps.  I painted them dark blue as well.

Album Making Tip:  I like to use my Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to my paper before sticking it onto the matboard.  It adds a complete adhesive layer with puckering or wrinkles.

Here’s a picture of the album when it’s open.

  • On one end, I left the flap in tack, I use it to corral the mini-albums in the center of the spine.
  • On the other end, I cut the flap down and created a pocket to hold a small removable album.
  • I used Rapid Fuse Adhesive* with the matboard to adhere to the pocket pieces. It not only dries extremely fast, but it holds well too.

(I apologize, there are too many details to write a full tutorial on the album.)

  • I used Blue and White Twine to attach the three small albums to the spine.

  • Each little album has several blank pages to add pictures and journaling.

Here is a close up picture of the back pocket. 

The Mini-Album easily slips in and out of the pocket.

There is plenty of room in the pocket for adding pictures or a second small album.

Would you like to Win my Winter Fun Folio Album?

There are several ways to enter.  

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me you’d like to win.
  • Follow, Like and Comment on my Facebook Page
  • Follow, Like and Comment on my Instagram Page.
  • US Addresses Only.

Winner will be chosen:  Wednesday, February 9, 2021

Welcome to the Chapter 1 Eileen Hull/Sizzix Release Party Blog Hop!

Please hop through the blogs and be inspired by the work of the talented Inspiration and Educator teams.  Leave a comment for each designer (list below) and, you could win a Folio Journal die (as soon as it arrives!)

Join Eileen and special guests for a Facebook Live on Wednesday, February 3rd at noon Eastern.  Comment on the Facebook Live and be eligible to win either the Mandala Die or the Folio Pages, Pockets and Flowers Die.  (two winners!)

Winners will be announced on Eileen’s Facebook Live show on February 9th at 6:00 EST.

We appreciate your love and support, friends!

32 thoughts on “Winter Fun Folio Album

  1. eileenhull says:

    What a gorgeous Folio Journal Sue! The paper you picked is perfect and just goes right along with your farmhouse vibe. Some lucky person is going to love winning this! Thanks so much for hopping with us 🙂

  2. Darlene Herbert says:

    Love the back pocket! Does it take a long time for the paint to dry? Does it cause any warping with the Matt board? Thank you for being so creative.

    • seldred2 says:

      I like using DecoArt multi-surface acrylic paint because it dries fast and doesn’t warp the matboard. It also has a little bit of a sheen to it. I did need to give the matboard several coats of paint to cover it and I gave it a light sanding with a sanding block afterwards to make sure it was smooth.

  3. Sandy Mayfield says:

    Thanks for the generous offer. I would like to win. I have this paper pack and want to make your sample. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Cindy Woolcott says:

    How I would love to win this Beautiful Folio Album.After watching you today on Create and Craft and seeing the other Albums and little books will give me real inspiration for when my bundle arrive.Loved seeing the Mandala used as an embossed.

  5. Donna L. says:

    Such a beautiful album. I would love to give this album a new home. 🙂 I love the tip on using the Creative Station to add adhesive, so much easier than applying adhesive sheets.

  6. Susie Bentz says:

    I got to see this IRL over at Eileen’s and it is just lovely! Every detail is just perfect! Love the little mini album tucked into the back !

  7. Madeline Arendt says:

    This is so lovely Sue! The way you combined those lovely papers and all the additions inside! Great color! Your tips for products piqued my interest, I love learning about things I’m unfamiliar with!

  8. Katie Baird says:

    I always wonder what to do with these types of paper collections, and now I know! Your Folio Journal is amazing! The cover is quite breathtaking!

  9. Laura Tree Kienbaum says:

    It’s simply magical, Sue! I love the pocket, with its extra room for paper or whatever one wishes to save. Thanks for sharing your imagination and process. ❄️

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