Friday, June 27, 2014

file folder travel page | envelope punch board

Do you ever struggle to find ways to add more photos to your pages? One of my favorite ways to add extra photos is with interactive elements such as the mini file folder on this travel page I created using the Envelope Punch Board and the Jet Set collection.
We R File Folder Travel Page by Aly Dosdall 1
The front of the file folder holds a 4×6 photo and some embellishments.
We R File Folder Travel Page by Aly Dosdall 3
The inside of the file folder holds four 3×4 photos–that makes 7 photos on a single page!
We R File Folder Travel Page by Aly Dosdall 4
You can create handy mini file folders like this one in any size for just about any project using the Envelope Punch Board. Let me show you how.
file folder 1
Start by cutting a 7×10 inch piece of paper.  Place your paper in the Envelope Punch Board upside down with the 7 inch edge at the top of the board. Center the left corner in the board as shown in the photo above, and punch.
file folder 2
Move the left edge of the paper over, line it up with the 3 inch mark on the board as shown above, and punch.
file folder 3 file folder 4
Trim off the bottom tab by lining up the trimmer blade in the valley you punched with the punch board, as shown in the photo above, and moving the blade downward. You’ll end up with one tab on your paper like this.
file folder 5
Now flip the paper over and place the other 7 inch edge at the top of the board with the left corner lined up at the 3 inch mark, then punch.
file folder 6
Move the paper further to the left so that the right corner is centered on the board as shown above, and punch.
file folder 7
Then trim off the top tab by starting the trimmer blade in the valley you punched with the punch board and moving the blade upward.
file folder 8
Your paper should end up looking like the photo above.
file folder 9
Then fold the paper in half to create your mini file folder and add your photos, memorabilia, and embellishments as desired.
Place the completed page with the file folder into your page protector so you can mark with a dry erase marker where to cut a little window in the page protector to allow access to the file folder as you browse through your album.

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