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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christmas Joy Folio by Debi Schnabel

I was sent the small Tim Holtz folio and some of the beautiful FabScraps Christmas Joy papers to play with. I decided to make a Christmas Folio using the Tim Holtz Glassine envelopes and some Kraft policy envelopes from my stash and some other stashed items that I’m sure we all have hidden somewhere. LOL! What I came up with is super easy to put together and quick too!
Here is the list of supplies I used: (You can find all these items and more at Scrapadabadoo Crafts)
Fabscraps Christmas Joy Paper Pk
TH Folio Small
Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Pocket Tag Envelope 6pc
Policy Envelopes
6x9 Manila envelope
paper bag
This is the completed project… I have videos showing what I did on my YouTube channel here.
This is the front of the folio and inside the front cover. I used the glassine envelopes and policy envelopes throughout this project. Here you can see the belly band I made to hold photo mats and the glassine envelope.On the right side I used a policy envelope, sealed and cut off just a small slice of one long side to open it up, for a pocket.
On the inside front I made an insert using a paper bag and a 6x9 Manila envelope. There is a great tutorial for this on youtube, I included the link in the description of my video.
For each of the pockets I used both, the policy envelopes and Glassine envelopes. For the kraft policy envelopes I opened the bottom, or side in the case of the first pocket, and folded them. This created another pocket to add tags or photo mats. For the Glassine bags I ran them through my Big Shot with embossing folders to give them some character.
I attached them to the included folio hinge and covered both sides of the exposed areas with the FabScraps Christmas Joy papers.
There really are so many more options for the very versatile folio. I can see this being done for Birthdays, Graduation and much, much more!
I used one of the cut-apart  papers to make tags and as photo mat place holders. To see more of this project take a look at the videos below.

Putting together my Christmas folio


Finished Christmas Folio

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave me a comment too.


  1. Debi, what a beautiful album. I have several of these folios, I may give this a whirl this weekend! Thanks for Sharing..

  2. Very, very nice Debi. I might have to give one of these a try soon.

  3. I love this folio! The versatility of it makes for a quick last min gift (with enough time to make it I mean��). Your paper choice is perfect, great project. Thank for sharing ��

  4. Debi, it says these videos are private. What do I need to do to watch them? Project is awesome as always. This is a good one for me to do on Thanksgiving vacation.

  5. This is just beautiful Debi...lovin' this folio!