Making gift folders at home
Now it is very popular to make differentitems for their own hands for interior decoration or daily use. Find yourself a new interesting hobby. Master the production of folders at home and you can make any options from simple office to address with complex gift design and content.
Ways to create
You can make folders in several ways:
- Based on purchased stock.
- Completely from scratch.
In the first case, part of the task has already been accomplished for you. Working with the product is only in its design, but here you are limited to the parameters of the procurement that you can buy.
In the second method, it is easy to choose any size, format, thickness and design, but its creation will require additional time and labor.
As for the design possibilities, there are many of them. You can decorate a folder in one of the following ways:
- In the technique of scrapbooking, decoupage.
- In the form of a collage made on a computer and printed on an appropriate basis.
- Using the fabric and the elements made of it.
As you can see, there are several options. Choose the right one in your case.
Materials and Tools
The production of folders is not expensive, however, in order to effectively decorate the product, it will take a lot of decor and tools for its processing and attachment.
For the most beautiful and fully made folders you need the following:
- Base or cardboard for its manufacture.
- Fabric for decorating the workpiece.
- Paper (design, for scrapbooking, for printing on a printer, including photographic paper).
- Inscriptions, poems, congratulations, wishes.
- Figured punchers.
- Glue or thermo gun.
- Templates with ready images.
- Additional decor (satin ribbons, lace, braid, scotch with a pattern, stickers, beads, beads, sequins, sequins).
To create a unique gift product,it will take a lot of things. The list is large, but this does not mean that you need to use everything in one souvenir in equal quantities. It is necessary to confine yourself to the prevailing details, for example to make the majority of elements from beautiful textural sheets of paper and decorative cardboard and decorate the main parts with lace. Applied decor and style of decoration as a whole depend on the recipient of your folder: it's one thing if a gift is made for the newlyweds or a small child, and quite another for the boss. In the latter case it is necessary to adhere to official business registration.
Elements of the organization style
Continuing the last thought of the previous section,It is worth mentioning what is the manufacture of company folders. Any self-respecting organization has developed a special system for the design of forms, papers, business cards, folders and other advertising and image products. Usually the design is developed by professionals.
Take advantage of the ready-made idea for registrationgift folder boss or just a colleague. Take the existing trademarks, fonts and other characteristic details, make them out of decorative cardboard or even fabric. Use the capabilities of image editors on your computer.
Folders for graduation photos
Creating this memorable gift, likethe manufacture of branded folders, usually occurs in-line on the computer. A specialist inserts different photos into an existing template. Billets, of course, differ for schoolchildren, kindergarten graduates, etc., but the principle of work is the same. Blanks some create independently, but most use templates from the Internet. So the exclusive is not always obtained. This work is not complicated. If you want, you can fully master it yourself. Folders (crusts), as a rule, buy in stationery stores or are ordered in printing houses with appropriate inscriptions, for example, "Graduate" (standard text) or "Graduate kindergarten," indicating a specific number and city (on request).
An original congratulatory idea may bemaking a folder-folding bed with wishes or envelopes, into which a certain amount of money is invested. In this case, each page is dedicated to a specific goal and wish, for example travel, car, home, etc.
The construction of such a folder is composed of severalidentical sheets, fastened together, for example, by an accordion tape. Both sides of each sheet are decorated. This product can both lie and be in an upright position. For this it is worthwhile to use cardboard more densely as a basis. So you will create not just a souvenir, but also an interior decoration.
Folder for birth certificate
As a gift to young parents, you canpresent a variant of the folder for storing the first documents of the baby. You can choose the manufacture of a folder-clamshell or book. In the first case, on separate pages, provide space for both the birth certificate, and for the policy, and for information on the place of residence. In the second variant, you can confine yourself to a birth certificate. Usually it is required most often.
As an option, you can propose the production of folders withring mechanism. In this case, in two decorated covers, holes are made into which eyelets are inserted. Through them, the connecting rings are threaded. Your gift will be very functional, as it will help to accurately carry documents to parents and, certainly, will become a memorable souvenir. You need to issue it accordingly.
Folder for marriage certificate
Just like for a birth certificate, the folderfor convenient storage can be done for the first important document in the life of a married couple. This will be an interesting addition to the wedding gift. In the design in this case it is better to use a romantic style, white or pink color scheme. Lace, hearts, doves, flowers made of paper and cloth, beads and other cute decor are appropriate.
Production of congratulatory folders
Holidays a lot, and always want to give something unusual. In the folder with congratulations you can combine not only beautiful wishes, but also provide a pocket for a cash gift.
If you want to make an exclusive design for each holiday and you do not buy basics, work as follows:
- Cut two identical sheets of cardboard, a pair of suchthe same parts made of sintepon, a strip of thick paper about 2 cm wide and the height equal to the height of the folder, and two blanks made of fabric, taking into account the allowances for bending. A single patch of material can be used. By the way, there is another way - from one detail, only it will be necessary to perform two folds in the middle, in order to get a neat end of the product.
- When all elements are prepared, you need to glue the workpieces in sequence: on the cardboard - sintepon, then - the fabric. Material allowances are folded inwards and covered with a sheet of decorative paper.
- The front side is decorated with any decor (bows, lace, applique, beads).
In this sequence, thethe production of folders. There are many congratulatory poems and wishes on the Internet. It is enough to download, print and put inside the executed product. And it's even better to decorate the insert itself. This can be done on the computer in any graphic editor or manually in the form of a collage.
Production of address folders
It's easiest to make this gift based onpurchased stock. Usually products with embossed or foiled text are sold, for example "With an anniversary", "With the 50th anniversary", etc. Here the main thing is to beautifully draw a loose leaf with congratulations. It is better to use a large format folded in half than two separate sheets. The first option looks more solemn and tidy. Design can be developed independently, contact the firm or look for billets on the Internet.
As you can see, making folders is not so difficult. Choose your favorite option and design. Create spectacular products with your own hands.