Whether you need a gift for a unicorn lover or a project for a swap, this sweet "Loaded Folder" is completely made from scratch and oh-so-easy!
For the file folder: I cut a double-sided patterned paper to 8" W X 10"H and then folded in half to measure 8"W X 5"H. Next I made a center cut to one side of the paper (the front) and folded back to create a "collar". The edges of the collar were embellished with buttons and border stickers.
Attaching the sides to create the folder: Using a small piece of the same paper, two 1" X 5" sttips were cut and then folded in half and attached to the sides of the pocket. By adding these "gussets" the folder is allowed to expand and accommodate a ton of goodies!
One of the first inserts that I made was this adorable sequin-pocket-shaker!
To make: I've used an 8X8 vertical photo page protector. I carefully cut away the edge (with the perforated holes) and the top 2X8" section.
After the sections were cut apart, the remaining 6"X8" portion was folded in half along the seal. The pocket with the opening facing DOWN was filled with chunky glitter and sequins. I used a sewing machine to stitch the sides and bottom together, leaving the opening to the back unsewn.
For the handle: After cutting a 3/4" X 11" strip of patterned paper, it was attached to just the front part of the pocket with brads.
I embellished the front of the shaker pocket with layers of punch-out flowers and a hand-stamped, colored and die-cut unicorn!.
The pocket was filled with three hand-crafted tags that I made with 4"X4" white cardstock and journal cards that were trimmed to 3"X3". The squares were attached to the white cardstock with thin foam adhesive that was placed along the sides and bottom. I added stamped, colored and die-cut pieces to embellish each of the cards differently. Small pieces of folded over ribbon (from my stash) added some soft texture.
Using the leftover 2" X 8" portion of the page protector, I made this bookmark! I did add a strip of patterned paper to the inside before stitching around the perimeter. A loop of ribbon and another hand-crafted unicorn were attached to the top.
Finally, these two adorable tags were created using 3.75" X 5.25" white cardstock topped with a 3" X 4.5" die-cut tag. Again, I used some of the stamped and colored images to embellish the fronts. I also found a package of unicorn party favors at a dollar store to which I tied a small button and tag around its neck...looks so cute peeking out of the opening!
Now, what unicorn lover wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a treat! Choose other themes and fill with all sorts of planner supplies and or embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking!
Thank you for joining me!Shellye
Doodlebug Design Product:
5125: garden flowers craft kit
5977: good as gold foil double-sided cardstock
6267: lots o' luck this & that sticker
6302: rainbows end double-sided cardstock
6303: pot o'gold double-sided cardstock
6329: rainbows & unicorns doodle stamps
6330: rainbows & unicorns doodle cuts
6248: french kiss chit chat
4257: bubblegum sequins asst
4258: ladybug sequins asst
4259: tangerine sequins asst
4260: bumblebee sequins asst
4261: limeade sequins asst
4262: swimming pool sequins asst
2049: Chunky Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment
4435: halloween mini clothespins
2471: Bubblegum Boutique Buttons
2472: Ladybug Boutique Buttons
2473: Tangerine Boutique Buttons
2474: Bumblebee Boutique Buttons
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons
2476: Swimming Pool Boutique Buttons
5676: fairy tales petite print assortment pack
3499: vertical photo/recipe card protectors 8x8