I saw the movie 'Mrs. Potter' awhile ago and loved the portfolio she used to carry her illustrations in. So, I tinkered around with the idea last night and came up with this.
Its something I would use for unfinished LO storage or to transport pages with me when I work on them outside of my home.
I used the cardboard packaging from the Love, Elsie Lola papers and a sturdy 12" x 12" cardboard paper protector from a product box for the protective cover. I left about 1 1/2" of space in between the top and bottom pieces and joined them with Love, Elsie fabric paper to make a flexible joint. I cut the fold from the Love, Elsie cardboard packaging and did the same with the fabric tape. Next, I fashioned a fabric cover and added ribbon and buttons for my closure. Once I was finished, I realized it didn't have any protection from slipping out the top or bottom so I sewed on a piece of upholstery fabric that would easily safeguard the edges. It folds over the top and bottom before you cover the portfolio. I love it.
The LO inside is a work in progress but its under wraps for awhile.
Thanks for looking.