"File Folder" Journal

by Rachel JazzyCreations

Hi Everyone! Today, I have a small project I wanted to share with you. This only took me a day to put together.

The cover is made from heavy duty card stock in a file folder style. I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to make the tab shape.

I then double matted the front cover with scrapbook paper and card stock. The seam binding closure is hand dyed, and the cotton trims on the front cover I coffee dyed.

If you've never put together a signature and sewn them into a cover, I have a tutorial on how to do the pamphlet stitch if you're interested. It's a 4 part series on how I made a small junk journal with a paperbag as the cover. You can adapt that series into any cover that you may choose. Here are the links to the 4 videos. I hope you find them helpful if you'd like to make one of these small journals as well.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Here is the completed journal:

Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to ask questions!

Happy Crafting,

Rachel :)

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May 03, 2016
Answering Sandi's question....
by: Rachel JazzyCreations

Hi Sandi! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I use a regular piercing tool (it's like a fat sharp needle.) Tim Holtz has a great retractable one, or you could use an awl, or a metal shish-kebab skewer, anything that's pokey and sharp and larger than the sewing needle you plan to use. I hope that helps!

Happy Crafting,

May 01, 2016
Love It!
by: Sandi

Great little book. Can't wait to make it. How did you punch the holes in the middle of the book? Is there a special tool?

Thanks very much.

Apr 15, 2016
Useful tips
by: Patrizia

I loved it thank you!! Very useful!

Apr 14, 2016
Lovely mini journal!
by: Elena

Your file folder journal is lovely! I really want to try it too. Thank you for the great explanatory video tutorial!

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