Folding scrapbook

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 29 Sep, 2017

A simple scrapbook is a beautiful thing; there’s nothing more precious than having a way to hold onto your much-loved memories. Why not make it even more exciting with a clever fold-away style? It’s two pages in one! Once you’ve made the basic folded layout, you can decorate it in your own way. We used Capsule Elements Wood to ?t with the beachy aesthetic, so co-ordinate your paper choice with your pics. Trim each piece of paper to slightly smaller than the segment that it sits in, so that it doesn’t get in the way of the folding. If you're working with stripes, like we are, then think about the directions they're facing. Leave some segments blank, and ?ll the rest in with papers and photos – just remember which ones you’ll see when it's folded up! This clever design would also look great as a card, or why not make a cool expanding letter? Oh, the possibilities!

1. Measure 3" in from either side of a 12 x 12" piece of cardstock and score a line using an Xcut 4 In 1 Embossing Pen and a ruler. Fold sharply and crease with a paper creaser

2. Rotate the cardstock 90⁰ and repeat Step 1; scoring, folding and creasing 3" in from each side. Flip the cardstock over and crease all folds the other way.

3. Turn the cardstock back over and mark the centre with a pencil. Fold each corner to meet the centre mark. Crease the fold with a paper creaser tool. 

4. Fold up the bottom 3" flap. Keeping the centre point of the flap and the centre mark aligned, fold down the neighbouring triangular sections as shown.

5. Repeat Step 4 with the remaining side centre points so that each corner square lies flat on the folded layout. Crease the edges.

6. Fold back each square to form triangles, revealing the layered inside. Crease the folds with a paper creaser tool.

7. Position the diagonal stripes of your paper so that the panels reflect each other. Embellish your folded layout with Capsule Elements Wood printed alphabet letters.

Project and how-to instructions by Jo Boland. Project originally published in issue 81 of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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