15 December, 2013

File Folder Album

Hello Bloggers

Sandra has created this great project - she has decorated with Christmas papers but it would be so easy to use for other occasions. 

Memory File Folder Album (my own version with measurements in inches)
You’ll need four (4) A4 Manilla Folders
Co-ordinating cardstock OR extra manilla folder

Cut each to folder to 8 ½ ” on open side and 6 ¼ ” on the fold side then score at 1” from fold side so it opens more easily and fits into the hinge.
For the hinge cut a piece of cardstock or manilla folder to 8” X 6 ¼ ”
Score at 1” all the way along the 8” length.
Fold in a concertina fashion.  Fit the first file folder into the first valley of the concertina fold.  Repeat with the other three folders.  See tape position in the photo.
Tape the bottom and sides of the folder that will glue to the second folder and the open top will form a pocket for tag or smaller page.
Cover each side with your choice of patterned paper before creating and affixing the spine. To make the spine cut a piece of co-ordinating cardstock to 6 ¼ ” X 3”.  Score on long side at 1” then flip and score opposite side at 1”, this will give you a  ¼ ”spine.
Decorate the memory file as desired.
For the tags or smaller pages that fit into the pockets cut cardstock to 6” X 4 ½” then cover both sides with patterned paper and decorate as desired.  I used a spellbinders die cut in half for the tabs and adhered them to the top of the smaller page but in hind sight I would have adhered before adding the patterned paper ie.  Adhere over the top of the tab.

Products Used:
Oh Christmas Tree - P6327
A Berry Merry Christmas - P6324
Christmas Decorations - P6360
Christmas Flowers - P6362
Christmas Cherries - P6363
Christmas Roses - P6364
Holly & Poinsettia - P1815
Vintage Christmas 6 – ATC04
Green Holly, Silver Leaf Flakes

Vintage Beauty Charm

ink, patterned paper and stamps
Spellbinders Nesting Frame, Sequins, Liquid Pearls

How fantastic  - well done Sandra.  Totally love the idea & would also love to use this ideas for a smaller version.


  1. wonderful christmas album Sandra, love how you have created this, great gift idea too :)

  2. Great idea - & it looks really lovely - some of those images are SOOO yummy:):)

  3. A beautiful project which would make a gorgeous gift. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  4. This is just Gorgeous Sandra... Love the papers and all the beautiful embellies. .Love the idea! :)

  5. A gorgeous project Sandra and so beautifully decorated!!! Love it!! ox

  6. So pretty Sandra, must try this out!


  7. beautiful . Ear Marking this

  8. A beautiful album Sandra!! Gorgeous embellishments and a fabulous tutorial!! Love it!! ox