Trick or Treat with Twilight

Hello, Friends!  It's Kathy here with a Spook-tacular Halloween Card Folio.  Made with Authentique's Frightfully Fabulous Twilight collection, this folio has it all: tags, pockets, photo folios and more!

I just love tag and pockets!  So I wanted to find a way to make a fun, interactive Halloween folio that would incorporate those elements, but still be easy to make.  Pinterest is loaded with double pocket tutorials, but they are all based on a standard A2 sized card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  I wanted to make my standard 5" x 7" card base, so I had to pull out my pencil and do some math-ing.  After a few false starts, I came up with a really fun and easy design that you can adapt to use for any theme or with any collection.

The fun starts right away with this ghoulishly glamorous belly band closure.  This chubby little folio needed a little help staying closed (too much candy corn?) so I held everything together with a decorated binder clip.  Diamond Stickles add just the right touch of glitter to the sticker art.

This decorated tag lives in the front pocket.  I've layered it up with patterned papers, charms, stickers, fibers, fall leaves and cute novelty buttons.

 The back side has room for a note, or a wallet sized photo. To make the tag, follow these easy steps:

  • First, cut a 3 3/4" x 8 1/2" panel of heavy black cardstock.  Round the bottom corners with a 1/2" corner rounding punch.  Shape the top corners with a Stub Corner Punch.
  • Next, cut 3 5/8" x 8 3/8 panels of your Twilight paper to cover the front and back sides.  Then just decorate!  That's the fun part!

I love the way these corner pages look when covered with designer paper.  I show you an easy way to do this in the video tutorial below.   The pocket page on the right holds a lovely little photo folio where you can stash all the snapshots of your favorite ghouls and ghosts.   And a Trick or Treat folio has to has a I tucked a little chocolate inside the mini file folder.  Here's how:

  • First, find a scrap of black cardstock that is slightly wider than the sticker. You want it to be at least twice as tall as the height of the sticker.
  • Next, adhere the sticker to the top half of the scrap.  
  • Then, score just below the bottom edge of the sticker and fold to form a mini file folder.  
  • Trim around the top edge, and you're done!
  • Adhere the back of the file folder to the card base and tuck in the treat.

The back side of the card is another pocket with two more pull out photo folios.

So, if you're ready to get your Halloween on, just click on the video link below.  You'll find a linked supply list below this post for your convenience.

I just love Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List

  • Authentique Twilight 12x12 Collection Kit
  • 12" x 18" midnight black 100# cardstock
  • Tools
  • Halloween Ribbons
  • WOC Mixed Earth Tone Roses
  • Buttons, Brads and charms from my stash


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