Friday, 17 July 2020

A little fold er/notebook and a freebie

Hello friends, hope you are all keeping well! Nearly a month has passed already since I last posted here, and since it is Friday, I thought it was probably time to share a little project and a freebie once again, as I know how many of you like these.
So here first of all, the project with some brief descriptions:
Here you can see the outside of the folder which was made from a brown file folder. I cut it to about 6 1/2 inches high, trimmed of the tab and then folded it concertina style, into 4 equal parts more or less, each measuring about 4 3/4 inches wide. I numbered each of the panels and then cut the papers I wanted to use to size and inked all the edges. The reason I numbered all the panels, is because each one is slightly different in size, and I measured the papers one at the time and numbered them too, thus making sure they all fitted. Hope this makes sense. I then adhered them to all the panels of my folder.
Next I created a little notebook, slightly smaller than the folder, out of a mix of printed papers and coffee stained papers. I sewed them together with a 3 hole pamphlet stitch into the actual folder.
Here you can see one of the inside pages.
On this photo you can see some of the panels and on the left the back of the little notebook.
Here you and see how on some of the panels I added pockets, which I then filled with the tags, journaling cards and ephemera you can see below.

Here are some of the other panels on the back of the folder when they are folded out.
And the photos above and below show some close ups of the pockets decorated with some elements of the freebie.
The papers I used to decorate this folder are all from the Garden Grunge Collection in my Etsy shop, they match the freebie, but of course you can use that with any other papers too.

Like usual, this is just the low resolution image of the freebie. If you want the high res. version for printing, please email me (see sidebar) and I will send it to you. As you can see there are little tags, tabs to add to tags or journaling cards, postage stamps, and some bits to fussycut and decorate your projects. Enjoy and like always, thank you for visiting!


Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous work as always from you Astrid. I just LOVE your style and the colorchoises are fabulous too. Would love to have your freebie as well, so of to send a mail here in a moment.
Keep up your amazing work, have a wonderful week-end and stay safe.

Dorthe said...

Such a beautiful folder, and oh the book, with the pages filled with romance and lovelyness. I love the many tags , sitting in pockets, and tempting to be viewed .And Astrid, thank you for the most beautiful freebies . A lovely weekend to you , my friend . xoxo

butterfly said...

Once a month posting makes it seem like a wonderful treat... and this file folder must be one of my favourites of yours ever. I just love all the vintage floral imagery (especially those wildflowers on the sage/grey page!) and all the tabs, folds, inserts, pockets and tags are perfect. A Friday delight!
Alison x

Bella said...

I love your journals and freebies :)
Please email me the high res freebie.
Many many thanks!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful journal! The papers and images look stunning and I love the wax seals that you added too - perfect 😀. I hope you've had a lovely week! Take care and happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Wendy L said...

So beautiful. Xxx

Unknown said...

Love love your work!So beautiful and creative!I would absolutely love to have your freebies so I can try to make some beautiful journals along with you!Tfs all you do!

Unknown said...

I forgot to put my email! for freebies please!Thanks a lot!!!

Grandma07 said...


Jennifer Scull said...

such a beautiful notebook! :)
thank you for the free images. I am sending you an email now. you create such lovely printables!

Carol Rigby said...

Beautiful Astrid. I love your digitals. I have sent an email for the high res freebie. Thank you so much.

Margie said...

This is so beautiful Astrid. I love the pink foxglove on the cover and I see on the freebie sheet too. Thank you so much for giving us that and all the ideas from your lovely journal. x

Thelma said...

Thank you for sharing

Annie said...

Love this folder Astrid x Your Garden Grunge kit is delightful filled with wonderful paper delights, especially the whimsical image xx Please forward your freebie when you can xx See you soon xx

Linbridge said...

Hello Astrid, your work is absolutely stunning
If possible could I please be added to your list for the selection of freebies!! Linda Bridgeman

Sunshine791 said...

Hi Astrid!Please add me to your list for freebies please!Tfs your wonderful work!

A Poppy Creation said...

HI, Another beautiful idea, I am going to make this, I hope I can do it justice. Thank you for the idea. Could I also have the freebie from this blog, thank you. Take care.

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