Stationery Folder Made With a 12″ x 12″ Patterned Paper



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Shopping List

  12” x 12” Fancy Pants Paper – Various Codes Available 

 Abigail Used in this project FPABIGAIL

 Spellbinders Die -Small Rose Border – WIZS4 – 164

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler : TH92481     

Cosmic Shimmer Glue – CSGLUE

Sticky Thumb Tape Runner – STICKY

 Double Sided Tape – Tape2S or

Wonder Tape: WH2 , WH4, WH8 or WH10

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Dusty Concorde –DPDUSTYCONC

 Ribbon – Various Codes Available

 Low Tack Tape , Paper Flowers ,

Embossing Tool, Decorative Punch – Optional

& Stationary to complete the folder

Step by Step Instructions

 Take a piece of double sided 12” x 12” piece of paper and score at 7cms (2.75”) across the bottom edge. Be aware of which side the pattern will fall when deciding which side to use.


2 Measure in 14cms (5.5”) from the left hand side and score down the length of the paper.


3 Fold and crease the bottom edge up and then the do the same with the 2nd fold.


4 You will be left with a gap once the folder is closed, the measurements are done this way so the folder will take an A5 notepaper one side and an envelope on the shorter side. Chose a coordinating paper to add a panel to cover the gap. The piece needs to measure 23.5cms x 4.5cms.


 Run a line of sticky thumb tape down the front side edge of the folder before attaching the cut panel.


 The reverse will now have the contrasting pattern inside which adds detail.


7 Tape either side of the scored line and the 2 edges. Depending on the weight of the stationery also add wet glue at these points for extra strength and allow to dry.

8 Fold up and secure the flap in place to create the 2 pockets.


9 Cut a 1.5” x 12” strip of another piece of 12” x 12” paper. Line the rose border to the top edge of the paper and secure the die along the bottom cut edge with low tac tape.


10 Place the piece through your die cutting making and cut & emboss the panel. Now move the die along and repeat the process until the end. This will create one long border to decorate the stationary folder.


11 Place the strip onto the non strip craft mat and distress the edges of the border using the cut`n`dry foam and the Tim Holtz dusty concede ink pad.


12 Attach the border to the edge of the inside flap to add detail to the piece. Then fill the folder with your stationery pieces.


13 Stamp the swirl image onto the edges of the folder using the dusty concede ink. Tie a ribbon around the spine of the folder and finish with a bow. Decoupage the main flower from the paper and add to folder using 3d glue.


14  Add a couple of paper flowers to embellish the folder further. Optional- add another panel of card with distressed edges before adding the flower. This will give extra dimension to the project.


15 A close up of the glazed Flower – A workshop will be available soon using the new Sam Poole button stamp plate & Cosmic Shimmer ultra thick embossing crystals.



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One Response to Stationery Folder Made With a 12″ x 12″ Patterned Paper

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    Yippee – just bought a load of 12×12 card and paper so no excuse not to try this one. Very pretty and will make a very special gift. Thanks Suzanne for another clever project. When I’ve finished all my Christmas cards I’ll be giving this a try.

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