Desktop Pretties-More Customized Manila Folders


A few months ago I did a post about Customized Manila Folders and promised a follow up.  I had everything cut up...all I needed to do was "put things together" ..... and there it all sat in a nice pile...for weeks, and weeks  and weeks.... but.... I finally glued everything together and took pictures...whew!

These folders were so easy and fun to make-just basic manila folders, scrapbook paper & doo dads and some extras I downloaded from The Vintage Moth.


This folder contains pictures and ideas for my Home.  I had some flocked scrapbook paper which formed the first layer of this folder, the doors are a download from The Vintage Moth as is the "address tab" at the top right, and some "letters" from Martha Stewart spelling home {purchased at Michael's}.  The gold door handles were from the bargain bin at Wal-Mart.


I like to keep track of my garden-what worked, what didn't, what I liked and what I disliked form year to year including pictures, seed packets, etc. and that is what this folder will be used for.


The "AWAKE" tag is from The Vintage Moth {I used photo corners to hold this in place}, the yellow flower spins {I like to add texture to my folders} and there is a a 3-dimensional flower with a rhinestone in the center tab.


I have had love letters, poems and cards from my husband in a box...but I wanted to put some of them in a folder to read on special occasions and that is what I created this folder for.  I used scrapbook paper, downloads from The Vintage Moth, various scrapbooking rub-ons, another bargain bin doo dad from Wal-Mart and some seam bias.


Last but not least I made a folder to hold cupcake recipes and pictures.


This folder is the least ornate-just some scrapbook paper, a glitter coated cardboard letter, recycled ribbon from a gift box and yet another Wal-Mart bargain bin doo dad!

secretarial hugs, mb

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  2. Very pretty!

    Visiting from Kimba's 🙂

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Sigh. Those just make me happy, they are so pretty!!!!!

    Visiting from Kimba's party! 🙂

  4. They are lovely. For now I have filed this idea in my unadorned file in my brain to tackle later. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What an incredible idea! I may have to borrow this idea for folders in my classroom! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    This is too incredibly pretty! I adore it.

  7. Nicole@BugaboosCreations says:

    So pretty! Love them!

  8. These are wonderful! I have browsed the internet for unique folders, but they are so expensive. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.
    Mary Lou

  9. Oh, very pretty indeed!

  10. Porch Days says:

    You did a great job with these folders! And thanks for the link to The Vintage Month. I enjoyed looking!

  11. pk @ room remix says:

    These are so pretty and creative! good idea!

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  13. Very beautiful! You did a great job...thanks for sharing!

  14. Jan Carter says:

    What a great idea--and another creative outlet! Can't wait to make some of my own. Great for gifts, too. I totally sympathize with your pile of "put things together." I have several of those piles around my house!

  15. Wow sweet! You are very crafty.

  16. Pearl Maple says:

    If we have to be organised, might as well as be creative and pretty in the process. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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