Nov 22, 2020

Ephemera Folios from File Folders Tutorial


Hello friends!  Today I have an upcycled file folio tutorial to share with you.  This basic four section pocket folder can be used for many purposes, such as photo storage, journaling or as a mini book.  I'm using mine to store fussy cut ephemera collections, mainly the Fruits and Flowers Fussy Cut Collection and Herbs and Spices Fussy Cut Collection by Junk with Steph (digital designs).  I recently joined the Junk with Steph design team, simply because I adore her images and wanted to get to play! 


My only problem is that these are ADDICTIVE!  I can't stop printing and cutting and I needed a way to store my new ephemera for easy access, hence the file folio concept.  I hope to create new folios for different kits in the future and have a full collection.

Here are the basic cutting & scoring steps:  Start with a center tabbed file folder.  Score 2.5" from  top and bottom (while folded).  Score down the middle at 4.5".  Cut away small slits between the bottom panels to form pockets. 

(Sorry the image below is upside down, but you will get the idea.)  Cut the third panel on top and bottom 1.5" from score line.  Cut away on the score line of the 1, 2 and 4th panel.

For my folio, I used an old typed prayer book to cover the folder panels and some old 6x6" scrapbook paper to cover the pocket flaps.  This size of folio is perfect to use up your 6x6" paper stash.  I stitched around the first and last panel and added a few college elements.

I used washi tape, a bit of Tim Holtz ephemera, vintage postage stamps from my collection and rubber stamp cancellations from the Darkroom Door Global Postmarks set.  I LOVE this stamp set!

I made a quick flip through video for you.  I truly hope you are inspired by this project and will give this project a go.  I would love to see your creations, so please share a link with me in the comments.  Hugs, Autumn

Nov 17, 2020

Free Printable Journal Words Vintage Tiny Text


Hello friends!  Today I have a freebie for you, one I am very excited about!  I have had this on my to do list for ages and finally created a sheet of free printable journal words for you to download.  I've saved this sheet as a PDF, which you can download HERE or as a PNG photo file HERE.  I love using Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker sheets, but wanted some phrases I could use in my journal, so I created these with that in mind.  This set has a somewhat fall/Christmas theme and I hope to do another in the spring, so make sure to follow me.  And I would love for you to share this post or pin this page.  :)


I printed mine onto full sheet stickers using Avery 5165 labels.  I find these to be great for all sorts of sticker printing.

Lately, I've completely submerged myself into bullet journaling.  I find it therapeutic to journal daily and love the creative side of adding collages and hand lettering to my pages.  I've started a new Instagram account solely for my journaling projects.  I'd love for you to follow me @letterpaperpen if you're on Insta!  Here are some of last month's pages.
THIS is the journal I'm working with, which I found on Amazon for less than $10.  I like the paper because it doesn't bleed.  I would not recommend any  journal with pages less than 120 GSM, as they will bleed through.


And here are my pages this week...  This first one has a couple of printed photos, which I made a packing tape transfers with.  I love that they show through to the text beneath.  You can find links to lots of these free printables on my Printables Pinterest board .  These will help you get started if you are wanting to begin your own bujo (bullet journal).  I used the Darkroom Door Lots of Labels stamp set on both of these spreads.  It's a must have!  I shared a video on making Dollar Tree "vintage labels" on my Insta HERE
And these pages were made with gorgeous images by Junk with Steph digitals.  I used the Fussy Cut Fruits and Flowers set.  I am happy to be working with Steph as a Design Team member for the next few months!  Thanks for visiting today!  Hugs, Autumn

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