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Papercraft Folded Booklets

May 17, 2015
I was instantly enamored with the little folded booklets I saw in this April blog post at CappuccinoAndArtJournal. Blogger Pamela was kind enough to get the message to her friend Monica, "the Artful ReCrafter" about the project and a tutorial was born (10/18 update: blog seems to be offline, broken link removed). Thank you ladies, I appreciate this so much!

Creating a small collage journal

I added an extra fold to the first one I made, and used paper scraps to collage on every page. This one is in the spirit of the Artstronauts club, and I'll be adding pen and marker details to them in the future. It's pretty small - a business card can fit in the folded pockets.

papercraft folded booklets by tamdoll

Large Folded Booklet

This next one was created by taping together two pages of an old atlas. The pockets are big enough to hold 4 x 6" photos & I'll be sending it out to family that I recently visited in PA. I hope my nephews notice the map features of their home state.

papercraft folded booklets by tamdoll

Paper-crafting lends itself well to recycling projects - for example, the atlas was on its way to the recycling bin before I rescued it to use; and the small collage booklet was created with a map that came with my rental car while on vacation.

Thanks to the sharing, community spirit of the internet, this is another clever project that can have many uses. The next one that I'll make will have paper signatures sewn into the valley folds of the booklets, to create a journal with built-in pockets.

Have you done any recycled crafts lately? Any paper-crafting projects?

Products Used:

  • 'Books by Hand' Bone Folder
  • EK Success Cutter Bee Precision-Cut Scissors


  1. Very fun, Tamdoll -- I like what you did, especially the booklet that can hold the photos. So happy you enjoyed my post and Monica's tutorial. The sharing in the blogging/arts community is so lovely. Thanks for the blog shout-out too.

  2. Thanks Pamela! I feel encouraged that all is not lost in the crafty blogging community & appreciate you all so much!

  3. Dear Tamdoll,
    Thank you so much for posting your versions of the envelope based on my tutorial! They look wonderful. My thanks to Pamela too for all her help and encouragement to get me blogging on a more regular basis! I have another envelope tutorial coming up that I hope you like.

  4. I love the one made from an old atlas! I love that it is upcycled and that it holds photos! What a fun way to store photos from a trip:)

  5. Thanks again for sharing, Monica! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by Edi! These little books are addictive, I'm going to have to come up with something good to do with each one of them.


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