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).
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.
Carrying papers. It turned out to be surprisingly sturdy!
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!