Saturday, August 13, 2011

Organizer Tutorial

My surfing has paid off again!!  I have found another project that I would like to show off!


I found this on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.  Virginia created it as an organizer for take-out menus but I think the idea is fabulous and could be adapted to pretty much any type of project!

Menu Organizer Tutorial

by Virginia Nebel

Hello! Do you have a drawer in your kitchen or home office that becomes a dumping ground for all things miscellaneous? In my kitchen, I have a drawer filled to the brim with ‘stuff’ like takeout menus, recipe clippings, flyers, etc.

Today I’d like to share with you how I made this Take-Out menu album organizer. All you need are some office folders with pockets, pattern paper and embellishments.

I used three double pocket folders from Staples, they are inexpensive and come in many colours.

Take each folder, measure from the right edge and trim it to 6 ¼ inches wide. Tip: if your trimmer cannot cut through the double thickness of the folder, open up the folder and trim each pocket page individually.

You will end up with two pieces from each folder and the open end each pocket page is on the spine side of the album. Save the scraps from the file folder cuts to punch out tabs. Adhere tabs along the side of each pocket page before adhering your pattern paper.

In my example, I chose to use pattern paper on both the outside and inside of the panel pages.

On the inside panel pages, I used 2 papers- the top portion measures 6 x 7 ½ inches and is tucked just under the pocket. The lower portion measures 6 x 4 ½ inches. If you are using a different brand of pocket folders, these measurements may vary.

Raid your stash and use up all that beautiful paper and trims you have.

Supplies: Staples pocket folders, K& Co pattern paper, Sizzix and Lifestyles diecuts, Zutter binding machine.
Lastly, I bound the album organizer with the Zutter Bind-it-all. I love that all my ‘stuff’ is neatly filed in this organizer. Take-Out has never been so easy! You can make all sorts of different themed organizers- think recipes, school schedules, inspirational clippings from your favourite magazines etc.

1 comment:

Mimita said...

Oh that's gorgeous!!!!! I love it!!!