I think Roger Miller would agree that to truly be King of the Road, one needs to be highly organized. I found inspiration in a magazine, to reuse record album covers as file folders, and thought giving it a try would be fun. A thrift store stop was all it took to find some interesting albums with eclectic photos, vintage attire, optical art, and endless song lists. There were some album covers with no records inside, and that served my purpose perfectly. So with a handful of cardboard goodness, I asked the clerk how much for the empty album covers. Handing over just a nickle put a new pep in my step.
The process in making the album covers actual file folders is not a complicated process. Study the album cover deciding where the template should be placed to get the best of the album cover. Slice the album cover so that only one side is still in tact and this will be the folded edge in your file folder. Then use a plain, boring, office folder as a guide by opening it up and placing it flat on the wrong side (inside of cover) of the album art and trace. Cut it out and wha-lah! Vintage record album file folder art!
It’s now time to fill these folders with tutorials, patterns, and magazine clippings for quick and easy access. These would also make an awesome gift for teachers, office friends, or just about anyone who wants to be King of the Road. 🙂