The front of the folder was decorated with a piece of the patterned paper, layers of cardstock, and some punched out, layered flowers. I love how, with different combinations of colours and positioning of the punchies, you can get so many different looking flowers. Some of the petals, punched from river rock, were cut off, folded in half, and then attached with a stampin dimensional to give a bit more of a leaf look. That middle flower was also popped up on dimensionals.
I kept the inside of the folder unadorned. I decided that when it is filled up with all the cards it is busy enough. The ribbon works, not only as a closure for the folder, but also to keep the cards and envelopes in place, inside the folder.