Monday, July 12, 2010

Lisa's Marie Antoinette Folder

Our Marie Antoinette folder swap is winding down. The last folder I got to work in was Lisa's. Wow! By the time her folder arrived, it was bursting at the seams! Lisa didn't have a particular theme for her folder. I thought about using pretty soap and perfume labels. There were so many of them, it was difficult to decide which ones to use. I wanted to use them all.

That was when I decided to do a flag pull-out for Lisa's folder. A flag pull-out uses and accordian fold to display several tags (or flags). I covered each tag with a different soap or perfume label--24 in all! They were so colorful and each one a beautiful piece of art in itself. The flag pull-out adds an interactive and visually stunning feature to the spread.

When you first turn to my spread, the accordian folds are closed. To open the accordian fold, you pull the pink ribbon down. There are three accordian folds on each side. I placed images of Marie Antoinette on the background and the text reads "Dans la salle de bain, il y a beaucoup de savons et parfums."


  1. I love ready your description of this- it just looks fabulous!!

  2. Just found your blog through the blog-hop. I made a small flip book ages ago and it took me a while to do it, so I'm impressed by this one. Congratulations.

  3. Wow! I really love the colors of the Marie Antoinette period and your addition to this book is stunning. Now you've done it - you have made need to learn to do this technique so now I have to go searching the internet :D

    I have never done a swap - this one looked like lots of fun, sorry I missed it.
    Keep up the beautiful work and blogging - I'm signing up to follow as soon as I finish this comment...