Magazine Holder

Hi, everyone!  
Today I have a fun project for Scor-pal's September "More than One Score" challenge.  The theme is fun storage containers. Now I must admit that I struggled with this one but one look at my "home office" area told me exactly what I was missing: some sort of container for all my monthly bills!  Before, they would just be messily stacked in various piles around my desk.  I have been wanting to find a good organizational system that works for me and this is one step closer to having a tidy work area.  

So, here is what I came up with.

Now, I know that we can just go out and by this type of container but why not make your own?  :)  I made this using heavy duty card stock to make sure it was stable enough.

1. Using your Scor-Pal, score two sheets of of white 12" x 12" cardstock at the 3" and 11 1/2" mark.

2. Using a ruler, draw a line from top left point where the scored line begins to the mid point of the second scored line (6" down), and cut out that section using a craft knife, as shown in the following two pictures.

3. Do a similar cut to the second sheet of paper but this time, start your diagonal cut from the line scored at the 3" mark down to the 11 1/2" scored line, as shown below in the diagram.

4.Next, score the at the "flap" sections at the 6" mark and adhere down with Scor-tape.  Do this to the 3" "flap" as shown below and to the 1/2" flap not pictured.  You could simply cut off these sections but I wanted to fold it down for added support.

5. Depending on how tall you want your container to be, you can trim off part of the top as I did.  I wanted mine to have 8 1/2" x 11" dimensions, so I cut off an inch from the top side of each sheet as show below.  For add stability, I scored, folded and adhered the section shown below.

6. Next, I created the bottom section of my container.  Cut a 4" x 9 1/2" piece of card stock and score at the 1/2" mark on all sides.

7. Cut out corners as shown below.

8. Add Scor-tape to the outside of the flaps.

9. At this point, you can embellish each section or you can start carefully, assembling the container as shown in the pic below. (sorry for the blurry photo!)

Finished un-embellished project.

I'm using mine as a way to organize my bills! Stamp set from Gina K Designs, "Organize It."

Well, thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure to participate in the challenge--you might be our random winner!  :)  You can go HERE for more details.  :)

Blessings, Janice :)


Lagene said…
Fantastic Magazine Holder! Thanks for the tutorial! I was just in TX for 3 1/2 weeks in RR again.
Lagene said…
Fantastic Magazine Holder! Thanks for the tutorial! I was just in TX for 3 1/2 weeks in RR again.
Maxine D said…
Great holder for your bills Janice - love the colours you have used on it. Thanks for the tutorial.
Robyn Oliver said…
Hi Janice, this is a fab holder and I love the papers you've decorated it with...might have to make a couple of these myself now you've supplied all the measurements...I like to use up my 12x12 in the not so usable colours but cheap white looks great too. Cheers Robyn

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