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Folder Journals Viewing

17 Dec 2010
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Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine January/February 2011

A Viewing of Folder Journals

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Primrose317 wrote
on 25 Dec 2010 8:43 PM

Absolutely love this project. It's the first one I've been interested enough in to seek out a the "video alert."

on 28 Dec 2010 12:25 PM

This looks fabulous. When does this issue go on sale? I'm wondering if second graders could do this?

on 28 Dec 2010 12:28 PM

These are FAB-U-LOUS projects - so simple, yet wonderfully inventive. The juices are already flowing ...ways to use those concert and B'way ticket stubs, mementoes from my Hawaiian honeymoon, and trip to Italy, and more.  To think, I was just about ready to let my subsciption to CPS elapse! Let's have more from Heidi Sekovski and Karin Winter please.

anne murphy wrote
on 29 Dec 2010 4:50 AM

cool love the ideas.

TracyB1122 wrote
on 29 Dec 2010 4:23 PM

Love this project!!!  I do have a couple of suggestions...I would like to have seen a detail of sewing the spine of the book onto the body. The instructions are not quite clear. Also, I think a detail was left out of the instructions in the magazine. It seems like the folder is supposed to be flipped over for attaching paper to the pockets. I love the idea of a double book! Thanks for sharing the other samples. This will be a great gift!

on 29 Dec 2010 6:30 PM

Wonderful!! I cannot wait to see the issue! Gotta make sure my subscription is up to date!!! Love it!

leslietd wrote
on 31 Dec 2010 10:25 AM

What a fun project! I love doing stuff with office supplies. The idea of using fabric, too---way fun!

Thanks for sharing this idea. Love it!

grammysammy wrote
on 6 Jan 2011 1:52 PM

Now this looks like tons of fun.  I was thinking that one could encourage little people, say 8 to 12, to start journaling by fixing them a couple of these to use.  It is small enough that it would not seem over whelming to them.  Your books are so good, and I love the paper to material crossover.  SL

tess1960 wrote
on 7 Jan 2011 8:47 PM!

Ina11 wrote
on 12 Jan 2011 12:20 PM
This was my first journal and it was fun to make. Ina
Sandee15 wrote
on 26 Jan 2011 12:06 PM
love this idea and want to try some...where do I find the instructions? Thanks so much for a great idea again. Cheers, Sandee
Sandee15 wrote
on 27 Jan 2011 7:01 PM

Hi Jenn,

I love these folder journals but I found when I followed the instructions in the mag. I didn't get the same results and also that the instructions don't say in the beginning where to start the measurements at so I had followed them and "scored the 3" line including the tab which later says not to.  Plus the measurements with the center fold are different when I did them because they don't each =41/4 like the instructions.  Can you give their web site or someplace I can contact them for clearer instructions?  Thanks millions...


Sandee Walsh


on 9 Feb 2011 11:19 AM

They are wonderful.

mamma31337 wrote
on 14 Feb 2011 3:06 PM

This is a great idea!  I homeschool a bunch of young boys, and we have used folders to make lap books (a way to organize what you have learned into a "book")  I think that this is a great expansion on that technique, and we can use this for themed studies.  I love the ability to use simple supplies, and this is a high success project for young people.

WingedHeart wrote
on 14 Feb 2011 9:38 PM

How would I find the directions to make this? It seems like a great project.

neener wrote
on 28 Feb 2011 10:58 AM

What issue was this in?

majohnson50 wrote
on 28 Feb 2011 12:29 PM

very inspiring

martha Sabo wrote
on 9 Mar 2011 11:20 AM

I loved...loved....loved the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors ! it is without a doubt one of their best!  I made a couple of the folder journals and after seeing this video....I want to make more!

I liked the idea of making each page a day of the week....great idea for a trip! i especially like the "vintage" look.  I'm going to use some of the pages from several old children's books - make it a "five day week" book and give for teacher gifts.  Cute - original and cheap!

Cloth, Paper, Scissors has taken the place of all of my previous magazines - I wish it came each month! What a treat that would be!  I bought every back issue I could find and do especially love the ones from '06 and '07......I'm hooked!

on 2 Apr 2011 9:19 PM

i second that.  i have never sought out a video before.  this project is genious   no need to go buy more materials. can actually use up the tons of scraps and remnants i have compiled over the years as well as resulting in a perfectly original useful and lovely piece.  thank you for sharing

crg0101 wrote
on 5 May 2011 10:12 AM

I made 2 of these projects, but had to discard a few before I had success.  Although this is one of my favorite magazines - and only 1 of 2 I subscribe too, I find that clear directions are lacking on most projects.  Videos for us members that show clearly how to do these projects would be much more helpful than just ideas for paper, etc. as in the magazine above.  How about it?  Are you up to the challenge?  We subscribe to the magazine, the emails every day, etc.  Clear directions would be so helpful!! Thank you!!

tess1960 wrote
on 29 May 2011 9:33 PM

These are fabulous. Thanks for sharing the upclose details with us.

justsheshe wrote
on 14 Dec 2011 5:23 PM


Those were so cute.  I want to go make them right now,but I have to work today.  I am not even supposed to be looking here now.HaHa.  Oh well.  Tomorrow I'll be back to look again...Thank you.  Sheshe

upnites wrote
on 19 Feb 2014 1:21 PM

I like these folder journals too. I just wish you told what kind of folders are used. Are they cut to that size?