Sunday, May 22, 2011

File Folder Mini Album Tutorial

Just in case you missed my featured artist project on Scrapbook News & Review I am going to post the project tutorial I created for last Wednesday's post.  This project was created from an office supply file folder -it’s a great base project that can be altered a dozen different ways to create fun and new mini books for all occasions!

Supplies Needed:
Corner Rounder
Cropadile (hole punch/eyelet setter)
12” Paper Trimmer
1 Office File Folder
6-7 Sheets Patterned Paper
2 Eyelets
Ribbon and String
Stickers/Embellishments


Tutorial: Step 1: Take out a file folder (you need one with scored lines near the fold).  Put the folder into your trimmer with the side with the shorter tab on the right. Place the natural crease of the folder at 6.5”  Score  (not cut!!).  This will leave you with a flap that is 2.5” (not including the tab) Step 2: Flip the folder around and trim the tab off – placing the natural crease of the folder at 6.5”.  Your folder should have a couple of creases near the spine.  You want to fold on the outer crease to create a spine.  Step 3: Flatten the folder out – place it in your trimmer and trim at 8” to create the height of the book.  Step 4: Trim off the tab on the 2.5” flap.  Round the corners of the flap.  Step 5: Embellish the outside of the folder.  I cut patterned paper slightly smaller than the sides and adhered them.  I adhered ribbon under the back, spine, and flap so that it would tie at the front.  Step 6:  Punch two holes in the spine of the book and set eyelets.  To create the pages on the inside of the book (see pictures below) – cut 3 pieces of paper 7.5 x 12” – fold in half and stack.  Punch holes that match holes punched in the spine.  Use string to hold pages in place.  Step 7: Embellish the inside of the book – I made a pocket on the left side to add journaling and put an envelope on the right side for hiding additional photos and mementos. 

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18 comments:

Shore Girl said...

Another pretty mini album! Love it!

Sabr said...

beautiful! those papers are perfect for your pictures!

A Creative Operation said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing how to make it.

Danielle said...

uh...love this.

april@gingerbread girl said...

woow...awesome!

M said...

Cute! Nice idea for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing it!

Gretchen said...

totally love this! i might have to make one for myself!

Ashley said...

this is darling, i love the idea!!! love all the papers

The Dean is in... said...

What a clever idea, I can't wait to try it out. Also looking forward to exploring your other tutorials. :)

Karen said...

omg! i thought i was addicted to making mini books from your earlier file folder tutorial but i absolutely LOVE this style. Thanks for sharing.

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

sooooooooo cute! I would love for you to share this project on my Share Your Awesomeness link party on Thursday... it is ADORABLE! thirtysixthavenue.com

Tiffany said...

I love, love, love this!!!

Jimjams said...

Beautiful little book and super tutorial TFS

Tricia said...

Great idea and awesome tutorial!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for sharing this super great idea! (Saw it on the counterfeit kit blog today).
Rinda

Babeboicali said...

Did some surfing an found you. Thanks for sharing your talents.. Love for you to stop by: Thriftycrafterdude.blogspot.com

mollie.dirig said...

This is great!! I love projects that involve normal, everyday found objects. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Folders Printing said...

Pocket folders and presentation folders are in our lifestyle. For example, institutes use their custom printed folders for the management of formal records as well as for giving away necessary records to students and their parents.

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