Hello all and welcome to the start of a brand new week and new crafting ideas!
Today I have a storage project for you all. Some of you may have remembered the A5 file I made some months back, from that I received a few requests to make a bigger one. My brain is full of ideas and I try to make things as I need them so apologies for the delay in making this one, after having a sort out in my craft room I realised that I needed some bigger file storage.
I really enjoy making these and you can customise them to any size you want with as many dividers as you want.
To make these you will need…
2 sheets of A4 card or Letter Paper card for the front or back, decorated however you want.
7 more sheets of A4 card or Letter Paper card for the inside dividers.
2 pieces of 8 x 8.1/4 if your using A4 card or 2 pieces of 8 x 8.1/2 if your using letter paper size sheets.
Score along the 8″ side at every 1/2″
1 piece of A4 length card x 6.3/8 or 11 x 6.3/8 if your using letter paper for the lid.
Score along the shorter side at 1/2″ and then every 1/8 until you get to the end.
1 piece of A4 length card x 2″ or 11″ x 2″ again if your using letter paper for the base.
Score along the shorter side at 1/2″ & 1.1/2″ and then every 1/8″ in the middle. so you have the two 2″ tabs on the outer sides.
The papers used on the green and blue file are from a paper pack I purchased last year by Craft Smith.
Some string and a brad.
Check out my full tutorial below to see how I put it all together.
This is a really straight forward project, it just uses lots of card so I understand that this may not be for everyone, however if you are sitting on a lot of old card which just isn’t getting used then this is a perfect project. You can always try making my smaller one below.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you like these storage ideas from me.
Have a great week.
2 thoughts on “DIY Concertina File”
Amazing Sam, lots of card needed but its a big project when its expanded to its full. Wow! Thanks :o)
Thank you for sending me this email with the link to your blog post.
I have watched your video tutorial and left a comment there on You Tube and on your blog post.