Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Hello Authentique fans! We are pleased to share with you one of our Guest Designers that will be joining us for a few months, Kathy Clement. Kathy has been creating for most of her life, and we just loved her bright colors, and fresh take on a lot of our fabulous products. You can read a little more about Kathy on our Design Team page, here. 
Hello, Friends!  I'm so excited about today's blog post.  I've been a fan of Authentique Paper for some time now, and guess what?  I've been asked to share a few guest designer posts on the Authentique Blog over the course of the next few months.  Woo-hoo!  To get the ball rolling, I've created this Be YOU tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial to share with you today.  If retro colors, prints and images are your "thing", I think you're really gonna love this one!
What do you get when you combine hot pink, black, aqua, cream and red?  Fabulous, that's what!  This collection is so well named because every single element is truly fabulous.
The 5" x 7" album base is created from two sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock.  It's such a quick and easy make that I just know  you'll want to make one as soon as you finish reading this post.
This hot pink and black woven ribbon makes such a sassy closure for the album.
A 1" thick spine means that there's lots of room inside for fun, interactive pages.  Here's a quick look at them. 
This 3" x 4" journal card is a double fold out.  First, tell the story on this journal card, then flip the image open to reveal a two page folio just waiting for photos.
Flip the page over, and you'll find this large pocket filled with sassy retro Journal tags.  I also turned a Details sticker into a fun, interactive file folder.  To the right of the pocket, there's a waterfall feature.
Each page in the waterfall is 3.25" square.  Glue just the edges of your embellishments and stickers so that photos can be slipped behind them.

But Wait, There's More!
Still want more space for photos and journaling?  Then flip the waterfall page open and you'll find twin 3.5" pockets filled with even more fun.
Once again, I've used the journal cards and patterned paper to create smaller photo mounts.
Use these for journaling, tuck gift cards into the pockets...whatever your heart desires!

Would you like to make your own Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio?  I've prepared this YouTube Video Tour and tutorial for building the base so that you can do just that!  Enjoy!
 I'm so glad you could join me here today!  If you have any questions about this project, I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!

Other Supplies: flowers, ribbon, buttons, chipboard pieces, brads,  cardstock


  1. Fabulous little album!
    Thanks for the instructions.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Congrats, Kathy, on your guest spot! I love your project! Thanks for the video as well. I am so happy you have a chance to design for Authentique! They are so lucky to snap you up!

  3. Your journal is just a delight, Kathy!! Congratulations on your guest design spot!! LOVE your creativity and how you always do such fun projects!

  4. Thank you all very much! Authentique is one of my very favorite paper companies, and it is pure joy to be guest designing for them! xo


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