File Folder Scrapbook
By Debi Devitt
I borrowed the idea for this file folder scrapbook from the homeschool community's lapbooks. Lapbooks are a learning book that are very popular with homeschool families. The idea is that the child enjoys a hands-on learning experience as they create and then later sit and go through all the intricate little elements in a lapbook. Learning is reinforced as the child shows off their lovely lapbook and enjoys looking through it himself. Well, I love all the intricate elements so much that I think these would make the most fun mini scrapbooks.
Scrapbook papers and cardstocks
Open your file folder completely out and then fold each side in so that the outer edges meet the center fold.
Cover the front sides and back with decorative scrapbook paper or cardstock. I used paper from
K & Company's Ancestry Double Sided Paper Pack.
Cover the inside flaps with scrapbook paper or cardstock.
Cut two pices of cardstock to 11-1/2 x 5-1/2. Fold 1" from the edge and adhere to the inside fold of the file folder.
Cut a piece of double-sided cardstock 11-3/4 x 9. Fold over 1/2" on top and adhere this to center top of scrapbook.
Cut another piece of cardstock approximately 11-1/2 x 7-3/4" and adhere to center of scrapbook.
Cut 4 pieces of solid cardstock to 12" x 4". Layer about 3/4 to 1" one on top of the other.
Fold over so that they are all layered and staple into place.
Adhere to inner flaps.
Adhere to inside flap.
Create a couple of coin envelopes and tags if desired and adhere to inside flap.
drinking cup pocket
and adhere to upper right hand flap.
Cut photo mats and journaling spots of various sizes and adhere to the outside of the inside flaps. Add embellishments if desired.
Create photo and journaling mats for the inside pages and embellish as desired.
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