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« on: October 06, 2010 11:02:02 PM »

I've made a few purses out of these old Reader's Digest condensed books. I've got like hundreds of them.  So this time I wanted to have the same concept, but something that you can throw into your larger purse, so I made this expanding file.  I used manilla folders to make the dividing sections, covered them with scrapbook paper using mod podge, then glued it all together with the mother of all craft glues: E6000

I also wanted the sides to look like pages from a book, so I used pages from the book Wink

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010 12:07:08 AM »

This. Is. Awesome. I really want one. I have no idea what I would put into it... coupons maybe. Or receipts. Oh hell, I can always find something to organize.

Thank you for the very awesome idea!
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010 12:46:57 AM »

That such a great idea and it looks so pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010 04:05:02 AM »

Usually I cringe at book-destroying crafts, but those Reader's Digest things are so awful I can't really be bothered, hehe.  What you made is so pretty, too!  I want one!  Time to start trolling the Goodwill.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010 06:15:10 AM »

What a great idea! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010 08:16:11 AM »

What a fantrastic idea - I want one Smiley  This would be sooooo useful for so many things, and it is really pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010 12:57:11 PM »

really, really cool!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010 09:16:28 PM »

Great idea for using that Readers' Digest Condensed book!
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010 11:34:52 AM »

I agree with all of the previous posts - this is a great idea (and extremely well executed too)! I would love to have one of these in my purse!
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