Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quick & Easy Padfolio

While searching for an actual padfolio online (like from an office supply store) a few weeks ago, I came across instructions for this cute little project on Carole Mork's blog from 2009.  She credits the idea to a demo named Marian from 2001.  I thought I'd have a go at it & also try to make some instructions!

 Front of padfolio (closed)
 Padfolio inside - I used my craft knife to cut slits so I could add my business card :)
Back of padfolio

I tried to make a picture of sorts to give instructions:

The picture is kind of small :P  Here are the measurements:

Using an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock, line up your cardstock with the 11" side at the top of your Simply Scored tool.  Score at 5/8", 7/8" and 6".  If you have the Diagonal Plate, place it on the board , then place your cardstock back onto the board in the same way and score diagonally from the 6" line down to the end of your cardstock (on the right hand side).  Cut the corner away using your Paper Trimmer.  (Alternately, you can mark 3 1/2" from the top of your cardstock & trim the corner away using your Paper Trimmer.) 

Turn your cardstock so that the 8 1/2" side is at the top of the Simply Scored tool.  Score at 1/2". 

From the left of your 8 1/2" side, cut away the 1/2" flap to the 6" score.

Fold the flap inside that you cut the corner away from, fold up the 1/2" tab to the inside and adhere it to the inside front of the padfolio using Sticky Strip.  I inserted a cutting mat into this pocket, marked pencil lines at the corner of my business card, and cut slits in the front of the pocket.  (See photo above of padfolio opened up.)

Decorate the cover of your padfolio as desired.  I've used DSP from the new Summer Smooches collection and the Mixed Bunch set & Blossom punch from the Occasions Mini.  Adhere a 5" x 8" notepad to the 5/8" flap using Sticky Strip.  I also added some Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, but the padfolio stays nicely closed without it!

Isn't this cute?!  I think this would make a nice gift for your upline or downline, or even a useful favor for a bridal shower or party.  This literally took me less than 30 minutes to make, start to finish!  I'm sure someone much more creative than I am could adapt this to fit a full-size pad, but I'm about "stamped out" for today!!

Let me know what you think of this project :)

Happy stampin'!



  1. Great idea!! Will have to try. TFS.
    Laurie Reaume

  2. Hi Laurie! Guess it's an old idea, but it was new to ME ;)

  3. This is very cute! Thank you for the great measurements and instructions.


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