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DIY Concertina File

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.

Happy crafting.




2 thoughts on “DIY Concertina File

  1. Amazing Sam, lots of card needed but its a big project when its expanded to its full. Wow! Thanks :o)

  2. Hi Sam,

    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.




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