Layout folders have no impact on CWP. Just use the name of the layout itself.
$record = $fm->getRecordByID('Blueprints',$type);
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I think there was a corruption error occurring. I had thought the folders would be ignored as well, but when I tried to access the Blueprints layout inside of the Data folder, it failed constantly. I ended up duplicating the layout after checking that all required fields were on it and voila it worked again. Chalk that one up to file corruption.