One of my favorite kinds of mini album to make is what I call the folio album. As long as it’s closed it looks like an actual mini album, but when you open it… it turns out to be an intricate fold-out spread of photo mat real estate!
With some folio album designs you’ll need some serious surface to show it off, like with my Cross-haired Memories Folio Album, which sports a whopping 3½ ft (1 m) diameter, but in most cases the spread will fit onto your dining room table, offering a unique chance to show off those great pictures you’ve been wanted to share, in one large overview.
This week I’m sharing a folio album of that fit-the-table category, my purse-like Memories fold-out folio album. I mostly used the lovely 2012 Almanac paper collection by Prima Marketing. It will hold at least 33 pictures sized 4×6″ (10×15 cm), which makes it a perfect size for a one-day-occasion photo shoot, like a birthday, an office party, your high school reunion, highlights of a wedding, baby’s first month (or so), and let’s not forget the family tree album!
Well, etcetera. 😉
And yes, there’s a tutorial for all of you who’d like to make this one! 🙂 It’s really not difficult to make and if you by any chance have purchased my Pouch-Paged Album tutorial and made it, you won’t need any new cardstock at all – for this Memories fold-out folio was especially designed working with the leftover cardstock from the Pouch-Paged Album! (big Yea for frugal crafting! 🙂 )
NEW: There’s also a kit available at Photographs & Memories online webshop! This includes my tutorial at no additional cost!
So enjoy the video and do let me know what occasion you think would be perfect for this Memories Fold-out Folio Album!