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Stationery Folder How-To (Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop)

Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Last weekend's Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop was a great success.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by to visit and left comments.  I really appreciate all your kind words and feedback.

As promised, I'll be providing the how-to's for each of the items shown during the Blog Hop in the next couple of weeks.  We'll begin with the item that received the most attention, the Stationery Folder.

Folder_Front_2
(click on folder to see larger image)

The cardstock base for the folder is Pacific Point with a band of Daffodil Delight and a strip of Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper matted with Wild Wasabi cardstock.  Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon provides some shimmer and shine along with the mechanism for closing the folder.

A piece of Pacific Point cardstock is cut to 8 1/2" x 10".  The cardstock is scored at 4 5/8" and 5 3/8" on the 10" length.  It is then scored at 5 7/8" and 6 1/4" on the 8 1/2" width.  The 3/4" x 2 3/4" area between the 4 5/8" and 5 3/8" score lines is cut away as shown in the diagram below.  Fold at all the score lines and sponge all edges on the front of the cardstock with Pacific Point ink.  Two tabs of 3/8" x 7/8" are created from the cut out piece.  Both of these tabs are scored at 3/8" and 3/4" along the 7/8" length.  Sticky Strip is placed at each end of both tabs.

Folder_Diagram
(click on diagram to see larger image--diagram is NOT to scale)

A piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock is cut to 3" x 11".  Both long edges are punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  A piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock is cut to 2 1/8" x 11", the edges sponged with Wild Wasabi ink, and adhered, centered, to the un-punched area of the Daffodil Delight cardstock strip.  A strip of Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper is cut to 2" x 11", the edges sponged with Wild Wasabi ink, and adhered, centered, along the length of the Wild Wasabi cardstock.  A score line is placed at 4 3/4" along the 11" length of the Daffodil Delight cardstock and SNAIL is applied in the 4 3/4" x 2 1/4" un-punched area.  Place the adhesive-covered area of Daffodil Delight on the front of the folder at the center, aligning the score line on the Daffodil Delight with the score line at the 4 5/8" mark.  (Note that this will leave a small area of Daffodil Delight extending beyond the edge of the Pacific Point cardstock on the folder front.  The top edge of the Daffodil Delight cardstock will be approximately 1 5/8" from the top edge of the Pacific Point cardstock.)

Folder_Outside
(click on the folder to see larger image)

Identify where the next score line on the Pacific Point cardstock (at 6 1/8") meets the Daffodil Delight cardstock and make a pencil line on the Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Using the tip of a bone folder and a ruler, create a score line to the outside of the pencil line.  Apply SNAIL to the 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" area of Daffodil Delight and press in place on the Pacific Point cardstock for the back of the folder.  (Note that there is no adhesive on the Daffodil Delight cardstock on the "spine" of the folder.)  Using Paper Snips, trim overhanging ends of Daffodil Delight/Wild Wasabi/Designer Series Paper flush with the outer edges of the Pacific Point cardstock.

An 18" piece of Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon is adhered, centered, to the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper strip on the "spine" of the folder with a piece of Sticky Strip.  Small pieces of Sticky Strip are placed, centered, at each end of the Designer Series Paper to anchor the ribbon at each side of the folder.  The remainder of the ribbon is left to hang and serves as the tie closure for the folder.  A 4" piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine is threaded under the ribbon at the center front of the folder and tied in a knot to crimp the ribbon.  Paper Snips are used to trim the ends of the Baker's Twine close to the knot.  A double bow is created from another 18" piece of Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon and placed on top of the crimped Satin ribbon and attached to the front of the folder with Mini Glue Dots.

Folder_Inside
(click on folder to see larger image)

Two pieces of Daffodil Delight cardstock are cut to 4 5/8" x 2" and adhered, centered between the upper and lower edges of each of the inside flaps of the folder and aligned with the left and right edges of each side of the flap.  Two pieces of Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper are cut to 4 5/8" x 1 7/8" and adhered, centered between the upper and lower edges of the Daffodil Delight cardstock and aligned with the left and right edges of each side of the flap.

Fold each flap up to the inside of the folder.  Remove the Sticky Strip from one end of one of the tabs and adhere the end of the tab to the inside edge of the left folder flap at the outside edge of the folder, aligning the first score line with the outer edge of the flap.  Remove the second Sticky Strip from the opposite end of the tab and place at the inside of the folder aligning the second score line with the outside edge of the inside of the folder.  Repeat with the second tab for the right side folder flap.

Folder_Front
(click on folder to see larger image)

An awful lot of words to describe a pretty simple way to make a stationery folder.  Give it a try!  You'll soon find that it's a whole lot easier to make than the words may lead you to believe.

The next couple of blog posts will describe the process for making the cards that go into this folder.

Looking forward to your return visit!

Robertssiggy

Inks:  Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi; Designer Series Paper:  Beyond the Garden; Embellishments:  Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Scallop Trim Border punch, Ruler, Pencil

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Yapha

Great folder! Thanks for the instructions!

Bron Heslop

Mickey, you rock! Thank you for the directions for this folder; you are a gem.

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Great tutorial and project!!

Shelley

Looks like fun! Can't wait to give it a try! Your's is beautiful too!

lynn Gardner

Thank you Mickey for such wonderful directions. You have left nothing to chance. Hopefully, I can recreate this beautiful folder.

Pam Miller

Awesome! Can't wait to make my own! Thanks Mickey, you inspire me!

Sara Mattson-Blume

Great tutorial and templates, Mickey! Thanks for sharing!

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