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Cover your files with gorgeous pictures
I can't remember when I started doing it but all my folders are like this now! You might as well be interested in the outside if not the inside of your ringbinders, especially if it's something dull that has to be filed. Plus it's easier to locate the one you want if it's decorated prettily.

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  • How to make a binder folder. Laminated Folder - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, gather together a selection of interesting pictures. I save mine up with a theme in mind. Try the internet or even old books and magazines. Whenever you see a good picture you might use, cut it out and file it away for later. Here I've chosen black and white photos of Audrey Hepburn.

  • How to make a binder folder. Laminated Folder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now begin to arrange your pictures on top of your folder. Try not to leave any spaces between pictures. Rearrange them until it looks just right. Cut round some pictures (as I have here) to create an overlapping effect. Use text as well on top of pictures or to fill in gaps.

  • How to make a binder folder. Laminated Folder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you're happy with the layout, stick pictures down with pritt stick.

  • How to make a binder folder. Laminated Folder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Do the same to the back of your folder, and the inside covers if you like. I usually put something on the spine as well, including my name and the year.

  • How to make a binder folder. Laminated Folder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now cut out a sheet of laminate to fit the folder. It should be at least two squares larger than the folder all round. Cut 2x2 squares out of each corner and a slit above and below the spine of the folder.

  • How to make a binder folder. Laminated Folder - Step 6
    Step 6

    Laminating! Do this s-l-o-w-l-y and at a time when you feel relaxed, because this makes or breaks the project. If you do it quickly or when feeling rattled, it all goes pear-shaped. And I should know. Use a long ruler to smooth down the laminate as you go. Lean it on a table and hang the part you have done over the edge.

  • How to make a binder folder. Laminated Folder - Step 7
    Step 7

    Ta-da!

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PirateNicky
PirateNicky · Baumholder, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE · 1 project
I've done this on some of my old folders for school (I've been out of school a long time now) and have since done it on Fotoalbums. Awesome cause you can buy the cheapest one and make it super awesome looking! Happy
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KraftyKonves
KraftyKonves · 2 projects
wicked idea and lol thts pretty funny i hav the same b-day as audrey hepburn Tongue
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mew
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
I was planning on doing this to my binders but I had no idea how to actually do it.
awesomes.
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Alilu
Alilu · 4 projects
Thanks guys! Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1400 projects
Those look fab!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
OHHH AUDREY HEPBURN! SHE IS AMAZING! I'm totally jacking this idea and doing it for school Happy thanks for the Tut. Happy
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Miss Fit
Miss Fit · 7 projects
i love audrey hepburn! this is cool
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