Graphic 45 Master Detective Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Master Detective Folio

This folio is a spin-off of my October Daily Folio that I uploaded to my YouTube Channel recently.  As you may already know I’ve become an avid fan of folio mini albums simply because they’re super easy to make; and really take no time at all.

Graphic 45 Folio Mini Album

What I love about this folio is that it’s smaller than the larger ones that I started off with. This one is a 6×8 and can easily be put away on a corner of your desk or up on a shelf.

Folio Tutorial Supply List

Folio Tutorial

For this Folio I decided on the Graphic 45 Master Detective; but you can use your favorite Graphic 45 Paper Collection.

List of Measurements and Tips

Decor8yourlife TutorialsChipboard – 4×8, 2 pieces at 1.5×8, 8×6, 5×8

How to make a folio cover

Join 2 pieces of 12×12 card stock with a half inch Scor-tape. You can also use 2 quarter inch scor-tape like I’ve done here.

How to make a folio with chipboard

Tip: When adhering your chipboard pieces to your card stock, use two pieces of Chipboard in the spaces in between as a guide.  This will allow for bending.

How to make a folio mini album

Tip: Use a ruler to help you align your chipboard pieces.

Folio mini album tutorial

Cut five pieces of Graphic 45 paper for the outside of your cover.

  1.  One piece at 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 (front piece)
  2.  One piece at 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 (back piece)
  3.  One piece at 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 (piece that folds first)
  4.  Two pieces at 7 3/4 x 1 3/8 (for your spines)

Graphic 45 Square Tags

Score four Graphic 45 Square Tags 1/2 inch at the bottom.

Graphic 45 Square Tag Die

Trim the bottom of your Square Die-cuts at half an inch before applying to Graphic 45 Square Tags.

Graphic 45 Square Tags

Before gluing your bottom piece of your waterfall, you’ll trim off the 1/2 inch that you scored from the bottom.

waterfall mini album tutorial

Trim four pieces for the in-between of your waterfall at 4 1/2 x almost a half an inch, or 7/16 of an inch.

Folio box tutorial

The dimensions for the inside box are 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 and one inch deep.

Tip: When figuring out the dimensions to whatever size box you’re adding inside your folio, keep in mind to leave plenty of room for the sides to close.  In this case my folio is 1 1/2 inch deep. I have a waterfall on one side. This waterfall will get thicker once I add pictures or notes to it.

Constructing a box

Tip: When constructing a box, draw out your diagram first. Always figure out your measurements on paper first. This way, when you’re trimming your card stock there are no mistakes.

***The video tutorial explains how I add these measurements***

Trim your card stock 8 1/2 x 6 1/2

Score at half an inch on all sides. Then you’ll score again one inch from your score mark on all sides. (1 1/2 inch)

Folio Tutorial

The measurements to this box will allow you to add a small to medium size notebook and a pen. In this case I decided to make some 4×6 cards to keep in this folio, for later use.

Tip: When possible, use heavy weight card stock when you want to construct a box.

Graphic 45 Folio Tutorial

6×8 Graphic 45 Master Detective Folio Tutorial


It was a heck of a lot of fun constructing and decorating this Folio. I hope that this Folio Tutorial has inspired you to make one of your very own.

Graphic 45 Master Detective Folio Tutorial

Happy Crafting!

About Sandi Nagel

Hello and welcome to Decor8yourlife! I'm a stay-at-home mom who runs a Webmaster and Marketing Consulting business from home. During my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, decorating my home and paper crafting! I have a YouTube channel of the same name, where I share easy, DIY handmade cards, mini albums and more! Follow me throughout social media and see what projects we can make together!🌺 🌺 🌺 Need help building or maintaining your Wordpress Website? Contact me at snagel2012@gmail.com. I offer reasonable Webmaster rates! 🌺 🌺 🌺

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