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.
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
For this Folio I decided on the Graphic 45 Master Detective; but you can use your favorite Graphic 45 Paper Collection.
- Graphic 45 Paper Collections
- Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Dies
- Graphic 45 ColorBox Decades Photogenic Ink
- Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet Collection in Ivory
- Graphic 45 Metal Door Plates and Knobs
- 12×12 Cardstock
- Artist Glitter Glue (has no glitter just named this way. I HIGHLY recommend this glue)
- Scoring Board
- Die-cutting Machine
List of Measurements and Tips
Chipboard – 4×8, 2 pieces at 1.5×8, 8×6, 5×8
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.
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.
Tip: Use a ruler to help you align your chipboard pieces.
Cut five pieces of Graphic 45 paper for the outside of your cover.
- One piece at 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 (front piece)
- One piece at 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 (back piece)
- One piece at 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 (piece that folds first)
- Two pieces at 7 3/4 x 1 3/8 (for your spines)
Score four Graphic 45 Square Tags 1/2 inch at the bottom.
Trim the bottom of your Square Die-cuts at half an inch before applying to 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.