Saturday, December 27, 2014

Raining Cats and Dogs File Folder Mini Album

I love file folders! Not so much for filing things but for altering and creating things with them. If you were to offer me a handful of the best cardstock ever made or a handful of file folders....I would most likely choose the file folders. I have been watching several you tube videos where people have taken file folders to make mini albums and wanted to try making one of my own. Which brings me to today's post.

I took 4 letter size file folders, Graphic 45's "Raining Cats and Dogs" 8x8 paper pad collection,  ideas inspired by two you tube videos and some ideas of my own and created this mini album for my friend Jenny. She has two fur babies and I thought she might like to use this album to showcase her fur babies.

I am happy with my first attempt at using file folders for a mini album but there are some things I would change on future ones.  So how about some pictures!
I made a chipboard cover for the front and back. The back cover is the full width of the book including the tabs. The front cover though is cut shorter allowing the tabs to be shown. I wasn't sure I would like that but once I cut the covers and started putting it together, I was happy with it. The file folders are cut, scored, folded and put together in a way that creates a couple of side pockets and 3 top loading pockets in addition to the pages. There is no gusset or space though between pages to allow for lumpy embellishing. It pretty much is designed for pictures and journaling only.

I chose to leave the spine exposed and added 3 strips of ribbon as a design feature.

I inked all the edges of the file folder pages and the paper with black soot ink by Ranger's Distress Inks. The above pictures are a sampling of some of the inside pages. To see them all you can check out my you tube video:

You can also find the links to the two you tube videos that helped inspire my creation in the description box of my video. Be sure to check them out and see the fun file folders they have made.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I am now finished with my treatments for breast cancer and taking some time to heal. I hope to be able to take this time and catch up with all my crafty friends and visit your blogs to see what you all have been creating. I also hope to get back into the crafty mode and get some serious crafting done. I have a long list of things I want to make / try!

Thank you for stopping by to check out my album!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Good morning Susan!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)..
Love this file folder, awesome nostalgia image.
So glad your treatments are over and you are doing better.
Sending hugs & blessings :)