Thursday, October 25, 2012

Memory Folders = FUN!!!

This week, I saw a video with Heidi Swapp making a memory folder she called Memory File Scrapbook Pages and I loved the idea so much that I decided to make my own version. These are so cute, fun and easy to make that I'm going to make some in different sizes. Check out my project, step by step:

I started with a Close To My Heart True Fit Folio file folder:

I cut along the outside line to make one side of the folder shorter than the other, just to create visual interest.

These came in white, so I added some color with my Creme Brulee stamp pad:

In the interest of using up some leftover supplies I have on hand, I used an older paper pack called Felicity, cut the papers into various sizes to form a booklet, and stitched them together with twine to secure:

I then made a border piece to put along the folder flap, added the creme brulee color to the rest of the folder, and made various embellishments with paper to scatter and add interest to the project.  Take a look at the rest of the pics to see what I've done:

This last pic is a different color because I took it in the dining room. All the other pics were taken in my studio. (Guess which room has the better lighting!!)

Anyway, I will add pictures and more embellishments when I figure out which pictures to use. In the meantime, I have to say, it was fun and easy to make and is a great use of leftover paper packs!