So, you may remember the File Folder I received a bit ago: File Folder Swap
This is my complete File Folder:
Among the possible Themes for the Folder, my partner made a request for a Christmas Tracking folder. Some of the things she was wanting were a way to list the gifts she has bought, gifts to buy, and a place to keep the receipts. I loved this idea and decided that would be the theme.
The front of the folder. I used Graphic 45 paper (I know my partner said she loved them but wasn't currently "into" them, but this time of year has a limited selected of Christmas papers, plus these did match what I had in mind.) The Santa image is from a punch out page, layered onto a red damask background. I used Prima flowers that I glittered with Stickles from Ranger. The flourishes are made with iron-on rhinestones that I hand placed and glued. I also used the Stickles to randomly accent a few of the designs on the background. All edges throughout the entire folder were inked with Cat's Eye Chalk ink in Dark Brown and roughed up with a cardboard nail file.A slightly different view as I open the folder. I didn't use a lot of dimension on the folder since she will probably keep this nearby or use it frequently.
This is the inside. Again, Graphic 45 paper for the two greens. But I also used Bazill paper. I needed lined paper and found this beautiful Family Page, that I cut up for the lines, and used the blank back side for the solid color. I also randomly glittered with the Stickles on the backgrounds again and inked the edging with Cat's Eye Chalk in dark brown.
I did not put any titling on the folder or the pockets or the pages because everyone is different. Personally, I would use this to list the gifts I needed to buy and the gifts I've bought; BUT my partner may have a different need as she listed a few things she would like to track, such as her Christmas Cards. So I decided not to title them so she could personalize it to her needs.
Here is where my projects becomes "Different"
I made an expanding folder out of the last two folds. She had mentioned wanting to keep her receipts and after playing with my prototype for a while I realized if I made all the folds just like the first two, the receipts tend to slide out of the top. I hate losing my receipts, or dropping them and having to resort them. So I thought that it would be nice to have a more secure way to keep them.
I cut the parts of the folder off that would have been pockets on the last two folds. The lining and sides are BoBunny paper. I cut a section of the paper out and accordion folded it then attached it to the folder underneath the lining. To ensure that the receipts would stay in the pocket, I attached three small circles of Velcro to the top of the opening. Those receipts aren't going anywhere now!
This is the back of the Folder. This is paper from Cloud 9 Design. Again, some random Stickles for accenting.
This is the back inside of the folder. This paper is from Graphic 45 again. And again, random Stickles for accent.
Like I said, it is different. I really hope that my swap partner likes this!
I know that I will be making one of these for myself as I love having the receipts together with my list and this would be nice to set up on a shelf for each year.
Thanks for visiting!
I hope you like it as well.