Monday, September 24, 2012

Halloween Altered File Folder Portfolio - Finishing Touches

Happy Monday!

If you recall last week I shared the tutorial on how to turn a plain old file folder into a nifty accordian style portfolio - Halloween Altered File Folder Portfolio

Today I wanted to show you how I finished it off.

This is how my portfolio turned out...
I went minimal on my extra embellishments as I wanted the stamping & inks to really stand out here. I used mainly black or black and white extras - for example I used a couple types of border tapes in black and white. I also punched a snazzy little border for the inside pockets using black cardstock. The main image on the front cover is also very simple keeping with the traditional, vintage halloween theme. And finally I added a bit of black ribbon to tie it all up.
Altered Halloween File Folder Portfolio 001
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I made some tags to tuck inside the portfolio - sticking with the black and white theme, I used bits and pieces from both the Authentique Enchanted  & MME Lost & Found Halloween lines of pattern paper.
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I used some traditional colored fuzzy fiber I had in my stash to add to each tag.
Altered Halloween File Folder Portfolio 006
And there you have it...
A very fun, really cool portfolio
that could be custom tailored to
virtually any holiday, season or ocassion that might arise.


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  2. Awesome design for folders mate, I love it. I want to do something like that for Halloween. ^_^

  3. Wow...this is wonderful! The colors really make it POP!!!

  4. This is gorgeous and it's great you could make a little mini from a file folder!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Which punch did you use for the border? I'm trying to find a punch like that. Thanks!

  6. This is such a clever idea if you'll ask me. That would be really impressive because they came from simple folders.


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