Sunday 23 August 2020

3D Paper Trimmer August Blog Hop: Vacation

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 

Thank you for visiting my blog, I am taking part in the 3D Paper Trimmer Blog Hop today and you will have hopped her from Kathrin.  Welcome I am Gez from the UK.  The theme this month is Vacation so I have made a concertina file folder to collect all the tickets and memorabilia while on holiday ready to scrapbook when I get home.  

Measurements and Materials

The measurements for this project depend on the size of the envelopes your use. I have made 3 of these now. The original 2 were made using envelopes designed for 5"x7" cards. The folder I have made for this tutorial uses A4 envelopes cut in half so it quite a bit bigger. 

I am really pleased with the look of my up-cycled envelopes with this gorgeous vintage looking World Of Good DSP from Stampin' Up! and feel it looked a bit like a old fashioned attache case. 

  • 3 brown A4 envelopes sealed and cut in half
  • This forms 6 pockets for the file folder
  • There are two ways of gluing these together
    • Place glue the whole length of the envelope
    • OR
    • Place glue just half way down the envelope
  • For this project I put the glue just half way down each envelope but in my 2 smaller ones I have done both ways and I think I prefer this way
  • Card stock was cut the same size of the envelopes and adhered to the back and front of the stack of envelopes
  • I decided to use Whisper White and ink it up with Early Espresso ink
    • I could have used Early Espresso card stock but I did not have enough and actually I prefer the look of the inked up version as it goes well with the vintage look of the DSP
    • The DSP was also inked around the edges
  • I matted the DSP onto the Whisper White
    • This added more strength to the folder, the original ones just had DSP on them
  • The flap was made from Whisper White card stock, DSP & a layer of envelope on the inside
    • I measured the width of my envelope and cut A4 down to that size so the flap length was the size of the standard card stock width
    • Both the envelope and the DSP were also inked around the edges
    • Whisper White was again inked with Early Espresso 
    • To enable the flap to curve nicely I scored every 1/8" 
  • I used a Memories & More card for the closure
    • This was matted onto Whisper White in the same way and a piece of envelope used on the inside so it all matched
  • I used the Faux Sued Trim & the Antique Slider to fasten the folder
    • Ribbon was stuck between the layers of card and Memories and More 
    • Enough ribbon was cut to go all the way round the folder with extra to allow for expansion and to tie 
    • The slider was placed near the Memories and More card and when tying the ribbon it was looped through the slider for extra security  

Video Tutorial

If you pop back on Wednesday I will have the video tutorial for you as part of my Junk Journal series :-)

Time for the closeups!

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Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx 

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  1. Love this idea Gez, such a wonderful storage item to be able to make and keep treasured memories.

  2. Great idea! I have to keep this in mind :)
    x Sigrid

  3. WOW! Just stunning!
    Thanks for joining!
    Greets Elisabeth

  4. What a fantastic project, I love this, thank you so much for sharing x