Saturday, 6 July 2013

Seaside themed ATC folder by Zuzu.




Anyone who has known me very long will know i love making these ATC folders. I have shared tutorials before and it is really easy but here is a quick guide for anyone who has not come across these folders before. 

For the folder you will need a piece of A4 card. you can use patterned paper if you like or coloured card to match your theme. i have made the example in plain colours so you can see it properly. if you start with plain card, i advise doing your colouring and stamping before assembling the folder with the pockets.
For the pockets you will need 2 sheets of ordinary A4 copier/printer paper.



Step 1. Measure and cut out a piece of card stock, 15cm x 27cm . Using a bone scorer tool, or similar, divide the card in to three parts (you can decide how much you want to make as the fold over flap and you can even tear the edge of the fold over flap.)


 Step 2. Fold the card along the score lines. This forms the basic folder. You can decorate it at this stage if you wish. 
 
Step 3. To make the inside pockets, use a whole sheet of A4 printer paper. Divide it in to three; two sections measuring 10cm (39/16 inches) and a small strip measuring 10mm (1/4 inch) on the end. Using the bone scorer tool again, score these sections to make folding easier. Glue along the small strip and fold the paper along the score lines. It should stick down and form a flat  paper tube.
 
Step 4. cut the tube in half...



Step 5. fold each tube in half...
Step 6. Simply use glue dots, (or doublesided tape or glue) to hold the pockets together and to stick in to place inside the folder.   



You can add more pockets if you wish but don't add too many as the folder will distort when trying to close it.
And there you have your folder. i tied mine closed with a piece of lace and added a little anchor.



Stamps used...




15 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

loving this project - and thank you for the tute.

Astrid Maclean said...

Well, you know me, I love these kind of little projects and what a great way to create these pockets! Fabulous tut and I love your finished make!

Suzi B said...

Thanks for the tutorial, a great help! and lovely too :)

Carol Q said...

beautiful - looks like fabric on first view.

butterfly said...

Beautiful ocean colours - and thanks so much for the step-by-step photos - very cute wallet.
Alison x

Zuzu's Blog said...

thanks folks
Z x

Annie said...

Great tutorial with a fab outcome :-) love this ATC holder, great idea. Thanks for sharing Louise

Annie x

Createology said...

Thank you so much for sharing this ATC folder how to. I love the presentation and it really makes the mailing easier as they are contained nice and safe. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

My name is Cindy said...

Ooh that's lovely!! I haven't seen that particular style of folder before - I can feel a CASE coming on!! Cindy

ionabunny said...

This is lovely. A great way to store, or give, ATC's. Love how you made the little pockets. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day....

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very beautiful and a great tutorial.
Greetings Janny

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the tute...it looks an easy way to do it and makes a great effect.
xoxo Sioux

craftytrog said...

Very clever...I love it! xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific project - and thank you for the great tutorial. Love the ATCs too, fab colours.

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Loooove your tags !!!