Kraft folder book

This was just so easy to do and a perfect little gift for an Auntie and Uncle – just enough space for a few photos and journaling (or space for the kids to write a little note on the back.

Basically, it is the standard file-folder mini-album, which you can see lots of places (this one is clear enough and the final product is very pretty), although the size of the UK ones are obviously different to the US letter size folders. I’ll try to post the specifics for the UK A4 size folders tomorrow, but honestly you may waste one folder having a play but you would soon quickly figure it out (the words “granny” and “suck eggs” spring to mind, but I am happy to save you even the one wasted folder if I can find time to do it)

All the papers are Cosmo Cricket and these are the Early Bird range.

Here is the cover:

and here are some inside shots:

I cut one of the 12×12 border strips (“Start the day with a song”) to fit – luckily the break between the words was just abut perfect for the size of the tags. I am planning to add a round pull tab to them, which only came to me as a good idea as I was photographing it LOL! It’s hard to see in the smallish photo but I used the great Fiskars ribbon slot punch to punch a border on the top of the fold up after I decorated it with patterned paper (the red&white dotty one) then threaded the ribbon thru. I made a small slit in the front and back covers too so the ribbon threaded thru that and became both the decorative element and the way to tie the booklet closed. The grid paper on the back is actually from a grid paper notebook (I got mine from the local Tiger shop but a £ store will have something similar I bet) lightly edged with Antique Linen Distress ink.

All in all a quick, satisfying project. I like that you can get a great look from the Cosmo Cricket papers and elements sheets without the need to add a lot of dimension. For things that you want to mail, that is a good thing!