Saturday, July 5, 2014

Travel File Folders

I really, really was excited by the Joy of Crafting show episode where Joy demonstrated how to make file folders using the Envelope Punch Board.  I thought that these small file folders could be used to collect all the small souvenirs, ideas and photos that just seem to end up in my purse during a trip.
 The front of the first folder had a space to write the name of the destination but since my handwriting is not attractive, I decided to use a tag stamp (discovered in the clearance bin at BFC).  Notice that I did not punch out the indented tab as Joy did on her file folders.  I plan to write the word 'souvenirs' on the tab.  The buildings were die cut using a Paper Smoochies die set.
 Here's what I put in the first folder.  I made two small wax paper bags using the Paper Smoochies die. I plan to use the bags to possibly hold a leaf or flower.  The library pocket by Pebbles seemed like a great place to log in items purchased, place and cost.  The elephant paper clip from Celebrations will help to hold the receipts. Oh, the pocket holding the wax bags was made from the strip of paper that was cut off from the 8x8 to make it a 6x8 piece for the folder.  The strip was adhered with double stick tape before the tab was punched out. I thought this strip of color was needed because my 8x8 card stock was only printed on one side.
Here is the second file folder which I didn't design on the front because I may decide to write something clever or inspiring.....LOL!
 Inside this second folder I included a decorated mini marble tablet and a sheet from a Snap Studio pad which has space for dates and places. I plan to write the word ' notes' on the tab.
 I haven't decided whether to decorate the front of the third folder.  I like the paper plain.
This folder will be used for holding photos.  I bought a small Fuji instant camera so I would have very small photos to tuck into the folder pocket and behind the frames.  I will take some more washi tape on the trip to adhere photos throughout the folder, maybe on the cover. A Paper Smoochies  die set was used to make the camera (lots of piecing) and the Polaroid frame.
I really like the papers in the All About Girls 8x8 paper stack so I used them for all three folders.  Thank you Joy for showing me how to make the file folders.  You are so inspiring!  Next, I want to make a file folder set for an upcoming trip to the ocean.  I promise not to be so wordy describing my next project!  LOL!


Annette Allen said...

so totally FUN and I love that ribbon..

Creations by Shirl said...

Super cool, I love making those file folders that is one of the best tool that was ever manufactured, LOL! Thanks for sharing...

eva said...

such great ideas! i love holding onto souvenirs from our trips too.

Leanne said...

Awesome ideas for keeping all of your treasures together during your trips. I must check out Joy's tutorial.
Thanks for sharing these great projects!!

eunice said...

Oh, these file folders look great...and they're useful too? Gonna hafta check out that Joy of Crafting episode!