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« on: June 19, 2007 05:32:19 PM »

Hello all, I am new (or rather, delurking, but it amounts to the same). I've been planning on posting these for a while but never got around to taking pictures until today. One of these is over a year old, the other two were made two days ago.

My pictures don't really show the colours off too well, these are much brighter in real life, I just lack the software to correct them.

Firstly, my store-all folder. Made from mat board, decorative paper, lots of glue and a vast amount of scotch tape. Measures about 9.5x12 inches.


The front. I made this in January 2006 and then proceeded to carry it everywhere for a semester. The wear and tear definitely shows, and I clearly wasn't being too smart when I decided on giving it that relatively flimsy spine. It's pretty beat up and doesn't see everyday use anymore but I am still mighty fond of it.


The pockets within.


Detail of the inside. I spent a really long time making sure the strips of paper I cut out fit right back where they were supposed to.


Standing up (or not, because its spine is breaking).

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Second, my file folder. Made very recently. Someone asked about DIY file folders a few days ago and I didn't really have an answer but I got right to it and wound up with this. Construction paper and the same decorative paper I used in the folder above plus glue and a tiny bit of tape. Measures 9x11.5 inches.


Front. That pocket thing with the transfer is somewhat atrocious to my eyes but I'm trying to ignore it because the whole deal is really quite functional.


Back.


Inside.


Carrying papers. It turned out to be surprisingly sturdy!

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Third and last, my go at papermuse's fantastic accordion box. Matboard, the same decorative paper (I had a lot), glue and everything else she mentioned in the tutorial.



Front, and at an angle.


From the side. You can see the mess I made of the magnets but it stays closed, which is all I really wanted. I'll do better next time.


And open. Sha! There's a lot of glitches but overall I really like how this turned out.

Thoughts, comments, questions, suggestions?

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007 05:33:55 PM »

Ooo, now I have to try the accordian box! And the paper you used is lovely.

Could you give a basic run-through as to how you made the first store-all folder? I need one!
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 05:39:31 PM »

Thank you very much Smiley

The store-all was an exercise in "How Complex Can You Possibly Make This?" because when I try ideas for the first time, I tend to do everything the most difficult way possible. This particular one took forever because of the spine. I could definitely try to put together a tutorial, though it might take a while. Would you want to do it with the same sort of spine or have one that looks more like a traditional binder?
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007 06:14:03 PM »

Thank you very much Smiley

The store-all was an exercise in "How Complex Can You Possibly Make This?" because when I try ideas for the first time, I tend to do everything the most difficult way possible. This particular one took forever because of the spine. I could definitely try to put together a tutorial, though it might take a while. Would you want to do it with the same sort of spine or have one that looks more like a traditional binder?

Oh I would love a tute! And, uh, what's the difference?
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007 06:19:49 PM »

I LOVE stuff that I can store all my junk in!!! Thanks for sharing! You did awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007 11:35:38 AM »

Thank you very much Smiley

The store-all was an exercise in "How Complex Can You Possibly Make This?" because when I try ideas for the first time, I tend to do everything the most difficult way possible. This particular one took forever because of the spine. I could definitely try to put together a tutorial, though it might take a while. Would you want to do it with the same sort of spine or have one that looks more like a traditional binder?

Oh I would love a tute! And, uh, what's the difference?

I meant a regular spine that attaches completely to the rest of the binder or one with just the five fiddly pieces of cardboard that hold the whole thing together. I don't really know how to say that clearly. Am I making any sense? I could do both.
I LOVE stuff that I can store all my junk in!!! Thanks for sharing! You did awesome!

Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007 11:36:31 AM »

Ooooh, I get it now! Grin Just a regular spine would be fine.
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