Sunday, February 14, 2010
file folder notepads
Did you see the tutorial from SCS - Split Coast Stampers? Too cool. I made three of them today in just a short amount of time. They really are quick and easy. Well, I shouldn't really say easy because the first three attempts I got them backwards. The flap is supposed to be on the right side as it is on this one for Jill. See the tag hanging from the ribbon?
Check out the tutorial on SCS. My first two are a little too large. The tut calls for using a colorful file folder. Michael's has them 4 for $1.00 in their dollar bin. I wish I had gotten them when I saw the Mary Engelbreit folders. Then you need the junior legal pads 5X8", a piece of ribbon and a spot of velcro.
The score lines in the tut are half inch apart, but I find that 3/8" worked better for me. The dimensions leave a good half inch to an inch on either side of the pad of paper and I felt it was a little too much so I cut them down just a bit. See the difference on the sides of the note pads. Almost an inch on each side of the ones for Faye and Sharon. The bottom fold is supposed to be 3 and 1/8 high, I made mine about 3 and 3/8. It may just be that my folders were larger than the ones used in the tut. Another thing that was unusual about the red flowered folders is the center score line there were 4 lines already on it. On the lavender folders, there was only one center score line. I didn't want to put too much into embellishing them as most of them will be carried in purses and the paper flowers don't travel too well. I used parts of the file that I cut off to make the tags. I punched a square, rounded the corners and then punched a circle and used rub ons for the names.
I hope you will play around with them and post what you come up with.
Thanks for tuning in.