Sunday, March 18, 2007

Stationery Folder Tutorial

Supplies you will need:
-8"x11" piece of cardstock
-paper trimmer
-hole punch or Crop-A-Dile
-approx. 27" of ribbon
-stamps of your choice

Step 1
Score the 8" side at 5.5", turn the cardstock and score the 11" side at 5.5".

Step 2
Cut out a long triangle on the 2.5" pocket seam. (when you fold it up, this piece becomes the pocket flaps)

Step 3
Fold up the 2.5" section to form the pocket, and fold in half to form the folder.

Step 4
Punch holes on the right and left edge of the folder, making sure to include the pocket flaps on the right edge. (see open, punched folder picture).

Step 5
You can either leave the punched holes as they are, or add eyelets, then thread the ribbon through the outside middle punched holes of the folder, across the pocket flaps and through the inside punched holes back to the outside of the folder.

Step 6
Decorate the front of your folder to match your card set, then add your cards to one pocket and the envelopes to the other pocket.

Step 7
Close the folder and tie.

You can experiment with different sizes of folders and pockets. I created this one to fit 4.25" square cards. If you were making 4.25"x5.5" cards, for example, you would want to use a full 8.5"x11" piece of cardstock. Also, if you were fitting in more cards, you might want to make the folder with gussets to allow more room for more cards or cards with more embellishments. Have fun trying different things and making a card set for that special someone!


Michelle Tweedy said...

Wonderful tutorial. I love the way you did the ribbon closure. I'll be trying this one very soon!

DeniseLynn said...

Love this idea. Thanks for the tutorial - you did a great job, it's all perfectly clear. The ribbon closure is unique, I've not seen that done before. I gotta try it.

Anonymous said...

SWEET!!! Wonderful tutorial!!! You rock!
P.S.: Check my blog! You WON the candy. I couldn't believe it when I counted down to 28!!!! And the number was picked with an online selector! I am so psyched. You are getting mail from me. It's going out tomorrow!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Great directions and easy to follow! Your folder is just the cutest!

Kim said...

Howdy! I found my way here from Beate's blog. I would love to add this tutorial to my Great Tutorials page if you wouldn't mind.

Pam Speidel said...

This is FABULOUS! I love your tutorial and can't wait to try making one. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!
Smiles, Pam :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that tutorial is awesome! I'm such a visual learner and that helped TREMENDOUSLY!!! Now I actually might try a nugget box :)

Thank you!

Eleanor said...

Thanks for sharing! Found your blog by way of Allison's site, Stampin' When I Can.

Me said...

This is a great idea! My best friend is super excited about all my stamping and she is a long distance (She is east coast US, I am west coast Canada!) enabler... she is great at justifying all my purchases!

For her birthday I was planning on creating a number of cards for her to give out. Now this folder makes it a great way to package!

Thank you for sharing!


Tina said...

So wonderful tutorial! thanks



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