Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Magnolia File Folder

This is my first attempt at a pre-scheduled post, if I did this right, it will post today Wednesday, February 23, 2011 and I will be Broadway Bound with my two sons and my oldest sons girlfriend to see "Rain" which is a tribute to the Beatles. We are huge Beatle fans so this is a treat. It was such a hit that it was extended for a few more weeks and I was lucky to get tickets. It will also be the first of two trips into the city this week to see a Broadway show. My next trip will be on Saturday to see "Billy Elliot". I'll be seeing this with a few of my colleagues from work. We try to see a Broadway show each and every time we have a break from school. Next break we'll be seeing "Sister Act". I am so glad that I am a New Yorker and Manhattan is only a train ride away.

Anyway, after all that is said and done. Here is my Accordian File Folder

A friend asked for a few Magnolia images, so I thought what better way to present them to her but in the accordian file folder. Like me, her favorite color is blue so I did it in blues tones to personalize it for her. This is the third one I've made, and you'd think I'd learn my lesson when it comes to using my word window punch, which is used to punch the hole for the strap that holds it together. I did it after the file folder was done and thought it was straight, but alas, the hole is crooked but I guess that's what makes it hand made.

Here it is open, it can hold about 4 images per pocket:

The directions can be found

It was fun to make, and I'm sure I will make a few more, only this time I'll punch the hole before I put it together..

Image: Tilda-Mermaid
Paper: DCWV-Linen Closet, Papertrey: Blueberry
Extras:" Ribbon, Doohicky Swirl Die, Sizzix Leaf die, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Nestibilities, Word Window Punch, Envelopes, MS Border Punch
Image colored with Copics: Face/Skin: E13,11,02,00,000,R21,20 Hair: E30,31,33,35,Tail/Bra:Blues: B21,23,45,000 R20

As always, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, would love hearing from you, your comments mean so much



heidy said...

Hi Debbie,hopeyou enjoy your evening out with your son's,and I love the film of Billy Elliot
Your creation is stunning,that blue really rocks
Hugs Heidy

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

ohhhh Debbie this is sooo sweet. loving the blues and the swirls with this image. I had forgotten how adorable those little bags are.
thank you for reminding me.
cute gift
i hope you have a fantastic day today with your boys

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer this is brilliant Debbie what a fantastic gift idea and with the image and colours it looks superb.
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Awwwww, so pretty, Debbie! I love the papers you used and your little mermaid is colored beautifully! Pretty flowers too! Awesome job!
Have fun in the city! New York is amazing and your lucky to live there! :)

Lia said...

wonderful file folder you made I love the blue colors and great coloring
hugs Lia

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Debbie.

Rach said...

Debbie this is gorgeous, i am sure that it will be received with joy. love how you have coloured tilda's tail..
HOpe that you have a brilliant time with your boys xxx

Laney said...

Gorgeous Debbie!!
I have an award for you on my blog

Lady Latte said...


Tammi said...

She will LOVE this, it's beautiful! Love your coloring and flowers. I have this exact image out to play with on my table, I was kind of stumped what to do with her, but you gave me an idea...thanks!

Stacy Morgan said...

She is so darn cute and the folder is creative! Awesome job.