Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a good bank holiday today.

The other day i posted my file folders and holder box and I had a request from Kimberly to ask if i could make the same box but in bigger sizes. So my original when finished to hold file folders 5″ x 4 1/2″ measured 5 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ and Kimberly asked if i could make file folders that measured 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and a box to house them so this is what i came up with…..

The finished box with file folders in measures 5 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ x 2″. I used Cajun Craze for the box and for part of the file folders and i used Painted Blooms designer series paper and tangerine Tango for the file folders. I also used Crushed Curry and Garden Green. Apologies for the photo it was taken very quickly on my desk so i could put it in the post.

The next measurement from Kimberly was could i make a holder to fit in 8 1/2″ x 11″ file folders, as many of you know our biggest cardstock is 12″ x 12″ so i was sat at my desk the other evening trying to come up with ways of doing it. This is what i came up with…….

i used two 12″ x 12″ pieces of cardstock and then used another piece of cardstock for the sides. I thought that given the size of the project and to hold 8 1/2″ x 11″ file folders that expanding sides was the way to go. I also added ribbon not just to look nice but when files are in there then it would help with reinforcing the box. What do you think?

The measurements for the Painted Blooms box are

2 pieces of A4 cardstock one piece to measure 6 1/2″ x 9 5/8″ (16.5cm x 24.4cm) and the other to measure 5 3/4″ x 9 5/8″ (14.6cm x 24.4cm)

with the 6 1/2″ piece score the 6 1/2″ side at 2″ (5cm) then turn and score the 9 5/8″ (24.4cm) side at 2″ (5cm ) and 7 5/8″ (19.3cm)

Then to score the second piece with the short side along the top score at 3 3/4″ ( 9.5cm) then turn and score the long side at 2″ (5cm) and 7 5/8″ (19.3cm)

With both pieces in portrait mode you need to trim upwards on the squares to form tabs. before gluing put it together to see how it works. The smaller sections on bother pieces fit one on top of the other and the tabs join up then bring the shorter front side tabs round. For the desp decoration on the front i cut it to 12″ x 3 1/2″ and just stuck it round, it doesnt meet at the back but i dont worry to much about it as it wont be seen but its completely up to you. The cards to go inside are 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (21.5cm x 13.9cm) score the long side at 4 1/4″ (10.7cm) using the epb punch at 0″ and 3″ then trim off the ecess as my last post instructions.

so for the larger of the holders i used two pieces of basic black 12″ x 12″ cardstock i left one at 12″ x 12″ and scored it at 2 1/4″ (5.7cm) the other piece i cut to 12″ x 9 1/2″ (24.1cm) and scored that side at 7 1/4″ (18.4cm). for the sides i cut two pieces of Night of Navy cardstock to measure 5 1/4″ x 6″ (13.3cm x 15.2cm) I scored each piece on the shorter edge every 3/4″ (1.9cm). Fold the score line we made for the box then adhere to the other piece of the holder then attach the sides. Its really simple i think it looks more complicated as its such a big project.

I really hope this makes sense to you if not then just drop me line and ill take you through it. Kimberly i hope this is what you were after and they turned out well for you, do let me know.

Have a great day

Suzy x

I see some of the new embossing folders will be 6 x 6. Do you have a pattern for a file box to hold those?!

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Ooo yes and I see the paper stacks have changed size to so I’ll get on it. X

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Suzanne: Thank you so much…..these are perfect…..can’t wait to make them. With the new dsp coming out, I will definitely be using these for great projects.

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Fabulous…so glad you like them x

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Made the first two sizes……really fun and easy….thank you!

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