To create my folder, I cut a 12x12 sheet of Bazzill brown to 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" then with the long side of the paper horizontally, I scored a vertical line at 5 1/2" and 6". I scored another line 2 1/2" above the bottom edge. I made a mark with a pencil along the bottom edge of the cardstock 1/2" on each side of the vertical scored lines. I lined up the 1/2" mark with the outside intersection of the scored lines and drew a line. I cut along the diagonal lines and removed the center too. Here's how the outline of the folder looks now:
|Score and Cut Folder Outline|
I've pencil marked 3" above the bottom scored line of the folder at 3/8" from each outside edge and each center score lines. I punched a 3/16" hole over each of my pencil marks and set 1/4" large eyelets with the backs of the eyelets facing the inside of the folder. I folded at the score lines to form the folder and creased each fold with a bone folder for a nice, crisp crease. A 2" length of super strong 1/4" redline tape is added to the outside vertical edges of the flaps only. (Do NOT adhere tops or diagonal edges of flaps.) Here's how the folder looks now:
|Add eyelets for threading ribbon|
Adhere the folder flaps to the bottom outside edges. Using a 30" length of 5/8" satin ribbon, begin to thread the ribbon through the eyelets. First through the top of the right side of the front cover (ribbon shows inside folder), through the underside of the left side of the front cover (ribbon shows outside of the folder's binding edge), through the bottom of the left side of the back cover (ribbon shows inside folder) and finally through the top of the right side of the back cover. There's enough ribbon to hold A2-sized cards and envelopes in place when they're inside of the folder and to tie a nice big bow on the outside of the folder's side.
|Completed folder ready for decorating|
Now the folder is ready to decorate!!!
I've used Fairy Friends to decorate the folder cover . . .
Basic Gray's neutral toned decorative patterned papers provide simple layers for my cards. Spellbinders Labels Three has a wonderful circular element that allows a perfect combination for a sweet and simple note card folder set using Crafts and Me Stamps newly released silhouette images.
This card shows my use of Fairy Love . . .
Here's a view of Fairy of the Holly . . .
|Fairy of the Holly|
This is Fayette Fairy . . .
Here's a view of Nature Fairy . . .
This view shows the coordinated collection of note cards with the folder using the five newly released magical silhouette images . . .
|Crafts and Me Stamps Silhouette Images|
This project comes together pretty quickly as there is no additional coloring medium needed for the images. The printer does all the work! This note card folder set is alot of fun to make, it'll be a great handmade gift and it's handy to have a few cards ready when you need them yourself.
I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
Anything Goes "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Creations "Something New" (here)
Crafty Catz "Use Something New" (here)
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