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12 x 12’s #3 Four Pocket Folder

P.S. Note: After watching, yes, I should’ve folded my center pocket differently, toward the inside, gluing three sides would not have been necessary.

Four Pocket Folder

I rarely use ephemera pages in scrapbook paper pads. For this project I just used an ephemera page as an overall pattern and made a four pocket folder. Single sided paper or double this little project has a lot of storage and a unique offset cover design.


What you’ll need:

One 12×12″ scrapbook paper, single sided or double sided.

Scoreboard or scoring tool




You might want to learn this on non directional paper but you can use either single sided or double sided. Begin by scoring on one 12 inch side at 6″.

Make a quarter turn. Score at 5″ and 10″. 

Fold your paper at the 6″ mark. Fold and burnish at the other two scores as well. Cut a V notch on the two inch fold for your folder center. From the left, cut your paper to the center scoreline of your fold (6″). Arrange your paper on your scoreboard as shown and score another 3/4″ inch fold on the left side. This will be your small flap on the left side of the folder. Remove that tiny corner piece. If using single sided paper and you want to cover this white space (there will only be one) be sure to glue that in place before gluing your pocket. Punch or angle your corners of the flap as desired and glue your left pocket. 

Fold your right top flap forward and down, this will be your large right pocket, make a notch on the top right side. Fold the remaining left side flap as shown to make a smaller center pocket. Glue all, trim a small sliver from this center pocket and notch as shown in the tutorial.

Glue your right pocket at the 6″ fold to keep items from sliding through and at the right and your folder is now finished.

I used a corner bookmark for the closure and I include some tips if you choose to do something similar. This can also be a little gift in the final project. Mine was a 3″ strip but a larger strip would probably work better, 3.5″ or 4″.

This folder has a lot of room for storage so I included  small bits of co-ordinating paper to make ephemera from when the project is ready to use or give, eliminating a lot of scrap paper.

Using your ephemera scrapbook paper pages as an overall pattern can be a bit of a challenge but in the end it makes a whimsical design on each page.

Happy paper crafting!


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