Monday, July 9, 2018

My Other Creations: Travel Folio using Dylusions Dyalog Pocket Inserts

"Summertime Fun" is this week's theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  Nothing says "Summertime Fun" to me more than a road trip!  I made a travel folio where I can stash bits of paper and other ephemera I pick up from places I visit.  My travel folio consists of three individual folders with pockets that I combined into one unit.

I started out with these fun Dylusions Dyalog Pocket inserts.  Three came in the pack and each folder opens up to reveal lots of pockets for stashing paper.

I covered parts of the folders with text paper and white paint and glued on some scraps of patterned paper as well.  I stamped images onto my folders once the paint dried.  I used Ranger Jet Black Archival for the stamped portions.

While my paint was drying, I made some of my own patterned paper by stamping onto black paper with embossing ink and heat-embossing the images with white embossing powder.

I also found some old flashcards that I wanted to incorporate.  I colored them with Prima Oil Pastel crayons, smeared the crayon marks with water, then sprinkled Infusions on and spritzed the cards with water.

I combined all my elements and stamped and heat embossed some black images to run vertically up the middle of the folders.  I also spritzed each folder with Marabu Acrylic Art Spray for a drippy final touch.

I tied a piece of elastic string up the center of my folders (like a big rubber band) to hold my three folders together at the back and added a yarn tassel for good measure.

Here's a view of one of the inside sections:

And here it is clipped together and laying down flat:

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see your interpretations of our theme this week!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


  1. Fabulous folio's!!! :-D the bright colours with the black accents are fabulous and I love the textures, absolutely gorgeous :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Andrea, what delightful little portfolios to take traveling with you! Love your bright colors (always!) and the fun designs. Cool idea making your own paper with the embossing ink! hugs, Maura

  3. What fun folios, Andrea! Love the little tassel!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. These are such fun pieces Andrea and perfect to take traveling. The colour palette as always is unique and beautiful and I love the little black accents which compliment everything so well... :)

  5. Love this! Dyan's goodies are always awesome, and the tassel is fab.

  6. Oh, more colorful pages! Lovely set. I see all your projects as a summer fun ones, there are a lot of colors mixed the way I haven't imaged I could mix and they always look great! Lovely style and very unique. Hugs, Marzena

  7. amazing as always Andrea, love how you used the project pockets with so many different elements to create such beautiful art, hugs kath xxx

  8. Your skill to mix different texture and materials is amazing! Every week is a surprise and a feast for the eyes! Barbara