Monday, 13 October 2014

Upcycled Book cover

Hey everyone thanks for joining me again and welcome to my Mad About Scrappin Monday project share!! This week I wanted to share with you all an expandable file folder I created by upcycling an old hard cover book and some old manilla folders I have in my stash and the Madame Payraud collection from Papermania.

Now lets see where to begin a bit of a walk through for you all.  I began by re-inforcing the book spine with some corrugated cardboard.  Sorry guys forgot to take a pic of that step.  I then covered the book with the Madame Payraud papers.  

 Out of some old manilla file folders I created the concertina sides.....

I then attached the inside dividers so that it resembles the pic down below

 Once all my dividers were attached I then adhered the inner file to the book covers with some extra strong doublesided tape
 OOOO I almost forgot that I glued down some seam binding to make a closure for the file folder
 The pic below shows how I attached the files.....
 and vwala!! all done!! I now have somewhere safe to store all my diecut words and embellishments !!!!
 Below is a side on view of the concertina sides.

 This is "her" before her makeover ;)

 and this is after adding all the gorgeous embellishments that Leanne included in my DT kit.

I have to admit I am delighted with how this turned out.  Please be sure to check out the Mad About Scrappin store to see the latest range of embellishments and papers..... AANNNNDDD have you had a go at this months challenge yet?

Don't forget to give this a go and post your projects over on our facebook page.

✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿


  1. Oh, I love this idea! Definitely want to try it. Great job and TFS

  2. Oh gosh Kimi, i really do love this and definitely want to have a go at making one myself. Oooo, its so gorgeous. You are one very inspiring lady and so glad you are a good friend too! Luv ya heaps Xoxoxox Tibby xoxoxoxox

  3. wow, Kimi, this is beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Your embellishments are perfect

  4. Fabulous idea Kimi and absolutely gorgeous project!! Love this!! ox

  5. Hey Kimi... As you'll have noticed, I've been absent again so v behind. Wanted to drop by & say sorry for neglect but also to tell u how you never cease to amaze me with the "making from scratch" talents you have? Amazing concertina file (yep, lost on me but one day I hope to learn, lol).
    The pprs used are beautifully vintage & slightly distressed which appeals to me. You have decorated it in a wonderful way, luurvve yr stick pin & natural chipboard! Clever, Clever, Clever! Thinking of you. Tk care. C :)