Special treat today - my bestie Amy is guest posting for me! I'll hand it over to her now!
Hi Envirocraftiness readers! I am (the infamous) Amy. It's so much fun for me to read Jill's blog and see my face or my party ideas appear on it, it's a bit like being famous! Jill has been really busy lately doing tons of fundraising and leading zumba classes and generally being awesome so I thought I would help her out by doing up a guest post. It's a bit deja vu for me, I used to have a blog or two but usually gave them up when I got bored of writing up posts. I like making the projects way more than documenting them. So really, this is an extra big favor to Jill ;)
I was scrolling through pinterest the other day and saw a tutorial on Taylored Expressions about making a mini album out of a file folder and thought to myself, I can do that!
I started with an 18"x11.5" folder (I measured once it was unfolded but the size really doesn't matter, I've used other sizes too and they have all turned out fine). Lay it out flat with a tab in the top right corner. I did mine backwards to how it is done on Taylored Expressions. She puts the small tab in the top, I put the large tab. Either way works, mine just gave me a smaller pocket.
You fold up the bottom until it matched up with the top folder tab.
Next, fold the right hand side in half, bringing it to the middle seam.
Repeat with the other side. You should end up with an accordian folded pamphlet.
Cut out paper to fit the flat parts of the album. This is a great project for using up scraps!
To paper the inside, it is helpful to reopen the pocket. I used both sticky squares and glue to really make sure the paper wasn't going anywhere. When I'm doing the full album I do all the insides, fold the pocket back up, and then decorate the front of the pockets.
I actually made a different mini album from a folder and showed it off to Jill. She suggested I make a write up and she'd post the pictures of the first album. Well, I did one better and made a second album for the purposes of the tutorial. But I am also kind of lazy so I haven't finished the second one yet. So here are the pictures of the finished first album instead!