Creative Artistry Traveler’s Notebook Printable Folder

How to Assemble the Writing Paper Folder

You can find a list of supplies and resources here.

The Printable Folder includes the main cover assembled in four pieces, plus a backing page.

To begin, print the folder pieces onto good quality cardstock with the folder design on one side and the backing design on the other side.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Cut out the pieces using scissors, or a ruler and rotary cutter or x-acto knife.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

On all pieces, use a creasing tool to make 1/2″ creases along all the tabs.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Use a bone folder to press the folded pieces toward the inside.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Apply a piece of 1/2″ scor-tape to the inside of top tabs on the front and back pieces. 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.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Remove the tape backing, fold the tab over and press firmly.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Apply a piece of scor-tape to the inside of the short tabs on the side of each pocket.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Remove the tape backing, fold the tab over and press firmly.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Apply pieces of scor-tape to the outside of the remaining tabs on the pockets.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Remove the tape backing from the side tab on the pocket, carefully align the long edge of the folder back along the creased edge of the tab, and press in place.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Fold the bottom tab on the pocket toward the inside and remove the tape backing. Fold the pocket over to the inside, carefully align the bottom edge of the pocket with the bottom edge of the folder back, and press in place.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

So the same for the front cover.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Printable Writing Paper Folder

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.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Printable Writing Paper Folder

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.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Remove the tape backing from the front tab.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Fold the tab over and press to secure.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Close the folder and run a bone folder along the center fold to flatten.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

If there are any white bits showing along the folds and creases, 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.

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Printable Writing Paper Folder

Printable Writing Paper Folder

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