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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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Sunday 8th of November 2009

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Pearl Maple

Tuesday 21st of July 2009

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


Sunday 19th of July 2009

Wow sweet! You are very crafty.

Jan Carter

Sunday 19th of July 2009

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!


Friday 17th of July 2009

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