Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Card Organizer Tutorial


I decided to do a tutorial while I was making another card organizer, so here goes.......

First, here's the items you will need -
PAPERS:
6 - 12x12 sheets of double sided designer paper.
2 - 6x8" pieces of heavier card stock, (for the front & back covers) 
(I used the back cover of one of my paper stacks)
2 - 10x8" sheets of paper, to co-ordinate with other papers.
2 - 6x8" pieces of designer paper for your front & back covers.
Also you'll need your printed calendar pages (not shown) Here's the link where you can download the pdf file.

TOOLS:
Paper trimmer - Scor-pal & scoring tool - bone folder - scissors
A binding tool, I used my Cinch and wires
Whatever you want to decorate the front cover with.  I did the title on the computer.

Okay, let's get started, first we'll score our inside pages...
Score at 6", then turn paper 1/4 turn & turn it over to the other side.

Now score at 8"

Fold the paper in half along the 6" score line, & crease with bone folder.

Open it up again & fold the 4" piece up & crease.

Now fold in half. This is what it looks like.
Continue with each of your 6 - 12x12 sheets.

Now we'll make the covers. (there are various ways of doing this, so do it however you like, this is how I did mine)
Take one of the 10x8" pieces and place 6x8" piece of heavier card stock in the centre.  Fold paper in along each side.  Remove card stock and cut each corner out, as shown above.

Place card stock back on the paper, and glue each side, as shown below.

Now you can add your 6x8" piece to the front and this is what you now have.
6 inside pages and the front & back covers.

Next step is to punch the holes in your pages and front & back covers ready for binding.
I used my Cinch binder and punched 5 holes at each end with a space in between.  You can do this any way you want to of course.
IMPORTANT: PUNCH THE HOLES AT THE OPEN SIDE OF THE PAGES.
Sorry to shout, just wanted to make sure you didn't miss that bit. ;)

This is what I mean...


Now we can add our calendar pages to each pocket.... one month on one side (with the punched holes on your left)  Turn the page over and add the next month, (now the holes will be on your right)

Now it can all be bound together.  
Use fairly large coils as this will give it room to expand as you add cards to it.

More pictures of the finished organizer....


  
  
I do hope that this has been helpful and not too confusing for you.  If you prefer to watch it done, there's a great video tutorial here

Thanks a bunch for stopping to visit today!


4 comments :

Linda Wescott said...

Great, easy to follow tutorial thanks. and thanks for the calander inserts too.
Hugs lin

Tracy said...

Fabulous tutorial! Great for staying organized. I usually have trouble keeping my organizers organized. LOL The floral papers are really pretty. Hugs!

Soha Fatima said...

Excellent tutorial and very impressive work ,thanks for sharing.

deb said...

love it...come on over and show me how to make my own! hehe I will make ya a cuppa!!!
Debi
xoxox

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