Mini folder for the Traveller or Snail Mailer | Blog Post by Connie


Hello stationery friends! It’s been a while since I last posted in this space. I think everyone would agree with me that the August box is one of the best ever boxes!! I can’t stop myself looking at that special edition Superior Labor pencil case!!!  To pick up from my last post, I am going to show you a video/tutorial on creating another neat mini folder using some of the items from this month’s box.

 

Here is a list of materials I used for this folder:

  • Watercolour paper or heavier paper 
  • Kokuyu small steel ruler
  • Rushon Petite brush pens
  • Oscalabo geometric stamp
  • Stamp pad
  • Sarasa pen in mustard
  • MT Morris & Co washi
  • Stapler

  1. Cut paper into correct sizes - 152.5 mm x 85mm  and 80mm x 40mm.
  2. Work with the larger paper, fold one edge up 25mm, and then fold down 65mm from the other edge. Use a steel ruler to help with the folding. The two edges of the paper should be slightly overlapped when it’s fully folded. 
  3. Insert the smaller paper between the smaller fold, use a stapler to secure them in place.
  4. Now you should have two tiers in this folder where you can slip small paper bits in
  5. Add washi tape over both sides of the smaller fold. You should not tape the two sides together but rather tape separately to keep the opening free.
  6. Use a couple of brush pens to create some soft floral motif designs to complement the Morris & co washi.
  7. Fill the folder with vintage stamps and lovely bits & pieces for your snail mail friends or you could used it as a traveling folder.
  8. You could wind up some special yarn and strings onto a small piece of paper with a small cut on one side as part of the pack!
  9. Once your folder is filled, simply slip the other edge under the smaller fold to close it! 



 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! You can experiment with different sizes of paper and decorations. You can even add more tiers to the folder. Have fun with this little project. Don’t forget to share your creation with us by #thestationeryselection

See you next time!

Connie IG @pepperconarts

Website www.pepperconarts.com


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