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Old 05-23-2018, 05:43 PM   #1
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in some long ago posts (I think the latest was 2009) several stampers referred to a way of making two 12 x 12 file folders from three legal-size ones. Unfortunately the link that is shared is broken and Ive been unable to find the instructions anywhere else.

Did anyone by chance make a copy of this information?

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Old 05-23-2018, 06:03 PM   #2
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Jedidath, I can't find the link or instructions but I made them years ago, and am still using my originals. I will try to explain it to you. You need to buy legal size hanging file folders. Each folder you make for your 12 x 12 paper will require the use of 2 legal size hanging files. The one you cut the bottom off to make two separate pieces...it is 9 1/2 from top of hanging file to where you cut it off. The second hanging file the top portion with the metal hanging rods through it gets cut off. You cut off 4" from the bottom of the second hanging file folder. Then you will "splice the two together and use packing tape to hold it. Placing the 9 1/2 in cut piece on the inside of the 4" inch fold cut off. Making the folder a height of 12 1/4" from top to fold. You can make this distance taller if you want to. So these folders are wider than your 12 x 12 paper but that has not been a problem for me. Hope this helps. If you need pictures or more clarification please contact me.
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The first instructions sound easier but here are the instructions I copied a long time ago, although I've never made them. 25 file folders make 16 12x12.

Cut one down the center. Cut hanger end off of 2 files. Cut one folded end from each of the remaining 2 files. Use the folded flaps as a cutting guide. Overlap 1 long & 1 short file segment. Overlap the center-cut file with the end of the long file. An overlap of about 1/2" is easy to measure if you use the center-cut files folding guides as a guideline. Tape file segments together. Using tape on both sides of the overlapped files adds security. Fold in half. Fold the new, scrap-sized hanging folder in the center. I have no idea where I got this from. Good luck!
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Thank you crafty duoI was able to follow the instructions in my head pretty well. Now I just need to visit the office supply store.
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Thank you for the instructions. Im amazed you could find themmy computer is almost as much of a mess as my craft room.☹️
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You are welcome Jedidath. They are really easy to make and have held up well. And the paper has stayed in good condition.
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they sell 12 x 12 folders, much easier, lol
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This sounds great! What kind of file holder are you using to hang and store these?
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Actually, I purchased 12 x 12 hanging folders a few months ago off Amazon and they were larger than that, and didn't fit in my scrap desk at all! I was so bummed. I bought the desk at Micheals when they sold it years ago, there is no brand name on it, it was just cheap white plywood with white melamine over it. The file drawers came with just 6 hanging folders for 12 x 12 paper and I need more! I will try this homemade solution. Thanks!
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Actually, I purchased 12 x 12 hanging folders a few months ago off Amazon and they were larger than that, and didn't fit in my scrap desk at all! I was so bummed. I bought the desk at Micheals when they sold it years ago, there is no brand name on it, it was just cheap white plywood with white melamine over it. The file drawers came with just 6 hanging folders for 12 x 12 paper and I need more! I will try this homemade solution. Thanks!

These homemade ones will not work on a 12" inch glides as they are still the legal size in length....so if your drawer holds legal size and can accomdate additional height (12" ) then they will work. I have mine in a rolling file cart that had legal size and letter size file options.
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I ordered a great rolling cart that holds 12 x 12's, I think Staples, not sure.
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Here is the cart I have. Amazon.com: Seville Classics 3-Tier Mobile Letter/Legal Office File & Utility Cart with 2 Steel Wire Mesh Baskets: Home & Kitchen

I bought many years ago from Costco. I have letter size hanging file folders holding my 8.5 x 11 paper and then the homemade legal size hanging file folders holding my 12 x 12 paper. Then I moved that shelf up to the bottom of the files. This gave me a bigger area below to use for storage. I like this cabinet...the fact it rolls nicely on hardwood floors is nice as I roll it over to the table I am working at and then back to its place out of the way.
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