Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Folder That Became A Journal

As promised here is a slide show of the File Folder turned into a Journal. This journal is broken up into three sections. Each section has Journal Pages and a Pocket, the journals I created in Excel then printed them front and backside. I used some Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Ink along with a few rub ons. The soon to be owner of this journal is not a flashy gal so it was kept simple. I think I will make another and add man more embellishments to it. The folders I found at Marshall's Home Goods section. When I spotted them I just knew I had to have them. But, I couldn't tuck them away in a drawer! So, journals they will become and cards too. The journal cover was cut to an 8.5 by 6.75. The section that was left over I used to cut a butterfly out and then one piece was left the size of a card. I will alter that and get back to you with a photo. For now here are photos of the project. Hope you enjoy them and let me know if you have any questions.

16 comments:

agoodbuild said...

wow those are soo cool! very creative!

Laura said...

Nancy, I love this idea. I have a grouo of ladies that this project will be perfect for, now I have to stop at Marshalls to see if you left any folders for the rest of us. Also, I'd love to have you join me for some stamping or scrapbooking or just to sign up with SU. I'll be following your blog too! Laura in ORN

Rozette said...

Very nice! I saw some cute file folders at Tuesday Morning but passed them up. I may have to go back.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Nancy,
Wow too cute! So creative! I received my mirror today! Thanks so much! Luanne

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh, that is so beautiful and so creative!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute!! :) Heidi

Terrie B x said...

Nancy this is fab!!!I ♥ the slideshows..Fabulous!!TFS:)♥

LollyChops said...

This little folder project is fab! I loved the little slide show view!

HUGS!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Wanted to come by and say, "welcome" so glad that you visited and now, don't be a stranger.

Julie said...

What a great idea...I love your Blog!
I found it from another Blog I follow
called "A Stroll Thru Life"...she won a precious mirror you had a give-a-way for! I am becoming a follower...as I looked through your Blog...you have the best projects!
Have a wonderful weekend...Julie

Linda said...

Hey.....thanks for commenting over at my place! And I love your journal, too! I agree....great use for those file folders. So why are we all making journals these days? Makes one wonder!!!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Nancy,
Such a great way to reuse those folders. How inspiring. Your new craft studio looks great too. Can I stop by in October on my way to the Ren Fest, haha!! We always stay in Conroe. Thanks for sharing your pictures!!

Anna

Jenn said...

I love this!! I wish I could be more creative. The color of your craft room is beautiful too..I adore green and want to paint mine. After painting our laundry room, I don't think I can talk DH into painting anything for a LONG time!

Aimeslee said...

What a beautiful folder, Nancy. How did you get the lined pages in front? Stamp? Computer? Looks fab!

xoxo

Nancy W said...

Aimeslee, thanks! I used excel to create the lined pages. I looked to see if I had a large digital journal brush and no luck.

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