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2018 Seasonal Folios . . .

December 1 brings a new challenge at the

Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog.

I'm getting ready for the new year with folios from Heartfelt Creations decorated with gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 and embellishments courtesy of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

It all began with these Flipfold Album Inserts:


Here's what you get in each package:


I used the wider of the two options with several of the flips and decided to decorate them with these gorgeous papers from Graphic 45.


You can find the entire collection of Graphic 45 Seasons paper here: Graphic 45 Seasons

These folios can be configured in several different ways. As you'll see from the pictures below, on two of the folios I used waterfalls. On the other two folios I used side flips.



Spring 1

Spring 2The wrought iron miniature fence is available thru

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

I used it as a pocket for photo mats.

Spring 5

The *Spring* words & flowers were backed on black cardstock

and used as a belly band.

The horizontal words at the bottom of the page

is a skinny pocket

insuring that the inserts don't slide out of that page.

Spring 5

Spring 3

Spring 5


Summer 2
Summer 2

This folio was completed with side flips:
Summer 2



Autumn 1

I adore these feathers from 

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Feathers Shape Set


Simple Feathers

Autumn 2

and these garden Gates Shape Sets

used as a pocket


Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts


Autumn 2
This Autumn folio uses side flips.
Autumn 2


Winter 2

"Winter" has a waterfall for photo placement.

Winter 2

As suggested by a class I took with Heartfelt Creations, you can add a magnet to the back of each of these and they make beautiful refrigerator mini booklets for photos of the season.

They are all bound in a mini-book created from scratch.

Spring 1
Spring 1
Spring 1
Spring 1
Spring 1
Spring 1
Spring 1

 I've included a free PDF tutorial on how I bound these Heartfelt Creations/Graphic 45 folios. You can find the tutorial here:

Binding the Heartfelt Creations Folios

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Anne R

Your flipfold must be an absolute delight to look through Nancy! The G45 papers are stunning and I love how you divided the flipfolds into seasons. The laser cuts add some wonderful dimension - a beautiful album. I am going over now to see your tutorial! Anne xx

Astrid Maclean

Wow, Nancy, this is beyond clever, absolutely stunning and such brilliant use of thos folios!! I shall download the pdf to keep for future use. Beautiufl work all round!

Tristan Robin Blakeman

wow - now THIS is my kind of album! Absolutely beautiful - with lots of flips and flaps and utilizing lovely dies and a dynamite paper collection!

Thanks for the tutorial - I may be 'forced' into using it for a gift or two over the holiday season!

Thanks for sharing!


A stunning creation with that winning combination of Heartfelt Creations and Graphic 45 alongside those luscious embellishments. Beautiful flip fold book relating the seasons and most useful. A pleasure to look at all year long.
Warm Wishes Tracey x

Nora Tabeira in Paolini

Gorgeous creation!!! Greetings, Nora.


What a treasure trove Nancy! Each folio is incredible on its own, but combined this makes one absolutely fabulous album! I just love the cover and how you always use fabric on the spine, that darned paper always cracks! Really beautiful design and I'm so thankful to have you on our team. Merry Christmas, Autumn

Julia Aston

What beautiful papers on your lovely book!

Gloria Stengel

Nancy, you did such a great job with this paper collection, and also with the HC inserts! I love all the flips and folds!!! Stunning!!

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