I promised a tutorial on how to make the magazine file. This will be our project at the next club meeting. I can just see these lined up above my desk with all my cards. They are fun to make - a bit confusing at first, but once you have made one they go fast!!
Click here to see the file I made with Rich Razzleberry...
And here's 4 I made recently
I used Barely Banana Textured Card Stock and Sage Shadow Textured Card Stock along with some striped colors from DSP Kaleidoscope and Nouveau Chic.
1 piece of 12 x 12 Card Stock (I prefer textured)
1 piece of matching Designer Series Paper
1 - Hodgepodge Hardware square holder and 2 matching brads
1" piece of Whisper White Card Stock
Whatever words you would like for your file - I used Teeny Tiny Wishes and Stampin' Write Markers: for example "Birthday", "Thank You", Anniversary", "Get Well."
Cut 12 x 12 card stock to 12 x 11.
Score card stock at 4 1/2" and 6 1/2" on the 11" side
Score card stock at 6" and 10 1/2" on the 12" side
Here's a piece I put all the measurements on
Cut on each score line into the center as above
You will now cut the top 3/4" in from the centers and 2 1/4" up from the 6" score line as below. I made small marks at the above measurements and then lined those up on my paper cutter. You can see those little marks if you enlarge the picture below!
And this is what your card stock will look like after these cuts
Next you need to score 2 1/4" in on each side between the 6" and 10 1/2" score lines
and the second side
And this is what your card stock looks like now
Crease on all score lines. Next fold up the bottom pieces into the upper portion
Apply snail (or Sticky Strip) to the outside pieces of the 5 1/2" piece that is scored at 2 1/4"
Fold these pieces over the end pieces as below
This is what your piece will look like now
Now turn the card stock over and place the bottom of the box up and the top of the box flat (right side up)
Apply snail or sticky trip on both sides as per picture
Now bring your top pieces into the bottom of the box and adhere
Your box is complete and now just needs some embellishment
Cut two pieces of DSP 12" x 1 3/4" and 3" x 1 3/4"
Apply the 3" x 1 3/4" piece on the back of the file with 1/2" on each side and wrap around the back
Fold 3/8" of the 12" x 1 3/4" piece of DSP and wrap that 3/8" piece around the back and then around the front and crease at each corner. Apply snail on both ends and around front (leaving the top of the front piece without snail).
Adhere to the file starting at the back, around the front and around to the back.
Stamp your saying on the 1" Whisper White piece and adhere to the front with snail. Then apply your Square Hodgepodge Hardward.
This is definitely not easy to show in pictures, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Hope you have fun making these!