Book page pockets

01A9F173-04DE-42F0-B022-293982075ED7Four pages from a proverbs dictionary and a few moments at the sewing machine…

glue pairs of pages together at the very edges (so you don’t get glue on the needle later on)

trim one set down by about a third for the front and chamfer the edges of the back set so you can later fold it over

if decorating now is the time to stamp or stick, here I stamped in black then outlined with distress crayon which makes it look layered

sew across the top of the shorter front piece, clip front and back together (don’t pin or you will make holes) then sew all the way around the edge

now fold over the flap

when you have filled the envelope you can seal with double sided tape or a glue dot as you choose

 

Laminated, snap-close folders

Thank you Sam Clayton, Mixed up crafts channel. I have been following your laminating projects and now made a bundle of folders and file envelopes, this time secured with the snaps you motivated me to buy.

This is such an easy make and uses up papers that would otherwise be gathering dust in the ‘one day I will get around to liking these’ pile.

Now I have durable, fastening envelopes for keeping stamps, receipts, presenting gift cards and tickets or holding assorted papers.

I now plan to print some photos to make some personalised wallets as gifts…

Method

Just sandwich paper in a laminating sleeve then, when sealed, gently slice along the inside sealed edge between the paper layers to create a pocket. Trim any excess laminating plastic and send the folder back through the laminator to tidy rough edges. Follow one of her tutorials for clear demonstrations.

For the pink wallet I glued on a strip of paper as a tab, to mimic a wallet closure. This worked surprisingly well.

The size of the folders and combination of pockets is only limited by the size of your laminating pouches.

Fixing the snaps is easy. Again lots of you tube tutorials but my kit came ready set up to use and was logical. The only hurdle is positioning the snap near to the edge of a sheet as there isn’t much of an ‘elbow’ on the crimper.