Sunday, 20 December 2015

The one in which I attempt a tutorial !

 Hi Guys, well it's been a bit of a while since I posted any thing, so I thought I would try and post something useful. (apologies in advance if this makes no sense at all)
So today I'm going to show you how I made this little folder for my planner.

Firstly I choose some sturdy paper, I used some of a 12x12 scrapbooking sheet. 
Seriously this is my favourite paper design at the moment and I've been holding on to it for 
 quite a while.



So I cut my paper to 24cmx17cm, this is for a personal size planner i.e. webster's pages. 
This is a personal choice though, so cut the size you want, this one pokes out of my planner slightly but I'm happy with that as I wanted the extra storage space. 
It would definitely be worth just using some printer paper to get the right size for you :-)

Now, hopefully you can see in the picture that I have scored a line where I want my fold to be, for the size I'm using this is 11cm along the long side.

Fold along your scored line, you should have something that looks like this.
Now you need to punch some holes.

I just used an insert which came with my planner to mark the holes and punched them out.
I also decided to round the corners because that's how I like corners;-)

It should sit in your planner like this :-)


Now for some pockets, I cut two out of the same paper 10cmx13cm, again this is all personal choice make them the size you need and out of what you like.

I chose to fold down the corner to make my pockets easy to access, be careful to measure this accurately as I ruined one by making the fold down wonky :-(
My folds where 6cm down the long side and 3cm along the short side.

There we are, I also rounded the corners here too.
Next is to stick your pockets down, double side tape or a glue stick would work just fine.

You could just leave it at that if you wanted to, but I wanted to add a little envelope for extra little bits, I used washi tape to make hinge, I learnt to do this by watching one of Daisy's smash book videos on you tube, you can find her under My green cow :-)
So that's it your little planner folder is complete, I didn't add much decoration as I loved the paper so much I didn't want to cover it up.
All that's left to do is decorate as you choose and stick it in your planner.

Here's how mine turned out, and very useful it is too.
See you soon,
Emma xxx