Hello My planner friends!
These are what you will need for this project:
1. Digital files from PopGoesMyHeart
3. Laminator sheets
4. Vellum Paper
5. Any kind of scissors
6. Adhesive runner
7. X-acto Knife
In this project, I created the folding pocket folder for my personal planner, but you can definitely make one for any type of planner and size.
First, I printed out the designs I wanted to use for this project. I printed out one design on vellum and another one on a regular paper, both A4 size.
Next, I trimmed down both papers to approximately 3.75 inches by 6.75 inches which should fit a personal size planner.
I decided that I wanted to make a pocket from the leftover trimmings of the vellum paper (from cutting to the personal size sheet) so I cut a pocket design, like a slanted hill, which essentially will make the slit for the pocket. Then, using my adhesive runner tape, I lined the pocket vellum to the lower edge of the other printed paper and adhered it there.
I then positioned both papers inside a laminating sheet, making sure that the top and bottom parts would be aligned. Don’t forget to leave a little bit of space between those two papers too, because that where you will fold them later on.
When cutting the lamination, remember to only cut the outer edges. Remember the slanted edge you made with the excess vellum a while ago? To make the slit for the pocket, I used my X-acto knife, and cut slowly and gently where the where the pocket’s edge is. Remember, don’t press hard with your knife, because you don’t want to cut through your main paper.
We’re almost done, fold your pocket folder along the small space you made between the regular paper and vellum then punch holes
I also made slits on one punched side of the folder ( vellum side in my case) so I have access to this folder all the time. You see, it’s easier to open up the folder when there are slits. You won’t have to open the rings all the time!
…and there you have it! We’re finished making the folding pocket folder. It’s easier than you think! Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.
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