I have a serious love affair with school supplies…and I know you do too. You are my people. My family. My homegirls, which means we all share some similar qualities…and one of those qualities is an undying love for pretty pencils, notebooks, paper and pocket folders. Am I right?
For school supply lovers like you and me, there is nothing more sad than an ugly pocket folder. You know the one’s I’m talking about. The ones that come in a solid color that open to all sorts of useless recipe conversions and multiplication tables. It’s high time we rectify the mistreatment of pocket folders and learn how to make a pocket folder of our own. Let’s do it! You’re going to love how these come together…and you’re going to love watching the FB Live tutorial on how to make a pocket folder. Follow along with the video or the photo tutorial – either way, you’re about to seriously strengthen your school supply game!
- Railroad board cut to 15.5″ x 19″ –
- A large sheet of patterned wrapping paper – I like to buy sheets from Paper Source
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue Stick
- Fiskars Easy Change Detail Knife
- Fiskars Embossing Stylus
- Teflon Bone Folder
- We R Memory Keepers Supreme Ruler
- We R Memory Keepers Template Studio Starter Kit
Apply Elmer’s Craft Bond glue stick all over the sheet of railroad board
Place the wrapping paper sheet on to the glue and use the bone folder to smooth it into place. This will help avoid any air bubbles between the sheets of paper.
Trim away any excess wrapping paper with your craft knife. This will give you a beautiful piece of patterned paper backed with sturdy railroad board.
Use the Supreme Ruler to score the paper in half, then use the bone folder to burnish the crease.
Open the project as shown and fold the 4″ piece upward as pictured
Trim away the center of the 4″ section as pictured.
Now, use the Supreme Ruler and your embossing stylus to create a score line that is 1/2″ away from both sides of the folder.
Use scissors to trim away the pictured section
Fold the bottom and sides inward as pictured, then use scissiors to cut away a small notch where the side flap intersects with the bottom flap.
Use your Elmer’s Craft Bond glue stick to adhere the 1/2″ wide side flaps as pictured.
and know that you know how to make a pocket folder, you can have fun customizing yours to reflect your own personality! Good by ugly pocket folders!