Altered File Folder – Birthday Card Organizer

This altered scrapbooking project shows you how to revamp an old ring binder into a beautiful birthday card organizer.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

Recycled Folder or Ring Binder folder
Scrapbooking papers
Stamps
Ribbons
Craft Glue
Letter Stickers

Instructions

Write everyone’s birthday dates into the corresponding months and slip a card into place.

Start by covering the folder with the scrapbooking paper. Glue into place and trim any edges with a sharp blade.

If the inside of your folder has writing on it, re-cover the inside too.

Cover the joints with a satin ribbon as shown.

Create a title block for the front, this one was torn paper and scrapbooking sticker letters which were used to create the title.

The title block was embellished with a butterfly stamp.

You can decorate your folder to suit your own style using materials you have.

The spine of the folder was finished off with knots of ribbon by cutting 20 small lengths of ribbon and knotting them around the ribbon as shown in the photo.

To create the inside files cut heavyweight scrapbooking paper or cardstock down to the same size as your folder, but allow a 3 1/2 inches in the length.

Fold the 3 1/2 inched up to create the pocket for your cards as shown in the picture.

You can vary the size of your pockets depending on the file you as using.

All done!

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