Cross-haired Memories – Folio Album II (new design!)

I always love my papercraft, but sometimes – alas, not often enough – it’s extra special, when I feel like I’m just in the Zone! That mysterious place where I’m actually creating, you know – designing, coming up with someting I had never even thought of before.
Back in February of this year I came up with what I’m calling a folio album: a folio spread that folds into a nice & tidy mini album.

And today I’m very happy to share with you my folio album II – sort of a Sequel, a Second Edition, an extrapolation even 🙂 . This time I went all out, for when this baby is entirely open, it spans a whopping 42 inches! (over 1 meter!) which makes it much larger than the first edition (which itself wasn’t really small either).
And on top of that, when this folio album II is folded closed into a cute little mini album, its actually smaller than its predecessor, measuring a mere 5½ x 5½ inches (14 x 14 cm).

So I can honestly say it’s both larger and smaller than my first design, which I really had to think hard about while creating it, but I had great fun designing it! 🙂

This time I used the gorgeously colorful, summer-romantic Secret Admirer paper collection by Kaisercraft. This is a 2012 collection, but still timelessly beautiful and I enjoyed working with it. You may have some trouble getting it by now, but I think there might be some good news for you, for their latest 2015 summer collection Fly Free shares a number of colors from the same pallette.

Anyway, check out the video and pictures below, and I’d love to hear what you think in the comment section!

If you like what you see and would like to create one yourself, there’s an (English) tutorial waiting for you in my Etsy shop – it’s 39 pages long with 114 pictures!

Stay happy crafting, see you next week!



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