This traveler’s notebook size pocket folder can be used with the printable Creative Artistry Art Journal which you can find here in the store.
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How to Assemble the Printable Traveler’s Notebook Pocket Folder
The Printable Folder includes the main cover assembled in two pieces, and a backing page.
To begin, print the main folder pieces onto a piece of good quality cardstock with the folder design on one side and the backing design on the other side.
Cut out the pieces using scissors, or a ruler and rotary cutter or x-acto knife.
On both the front and back folder pieces, use a creasing tool to make 1/2″ creases: along the top tab …
… along the center tab on the long side …
… along the bottom tab …
… along the foldover pocket.
Use a bone folder to press the folded pieces toward the inside.
Apply a piece of 1/2″ scor-tape to the top tab on each piece. Note: scor-tape is extra strong double-sided clear sticky tape that is perfect for all crafts. Alternatively you could use extra strength craft glue. Note, the top tab adds extra strength to the folder so it doesn’t tear through constant use.
Remove the tape backing, fold the tab over and press firmly.
Apply a piece of scor-tape to the bottom tab on each piece and remove the backing.
Fold the pocket section toward the inside and fold the bottom tab over the bottom edge of the pocket. Press firmly.
Apply a piece of scor-tape to the outside of the center tab on the back folder piece. Apply a piece of scor-tape to the inside of the center tab on the front folder piece.
Remove the tape backing from the back tab.
On the front piece, fold the tab back, align the center folds (the folds that separate the back and front from the tabs), and press to secure.
Remove the tape backing from the front tab.
Fold the tab over and press to secure.
Close the folder and run a bone folder along the center fold to flatten.
To make it easier to fit inside your traveler’s notebook, carefully cut away a curved section on the bottom and top inside corners.
If there are any white bits showing along the folds, run an ink stamp pad along the marks to cover them up. Note: Only do this if your prints are water-resistant otherwise you risk smudging the design. Prints are water-resistant if you printed using a laser printer, or an inkjet printer that uses water-resistant inks. If you’re not sure what type of inks your printer uses, check your user manual.