I am currently working on a book to hold my cards as I make them, and pictures of cards I mail out. It's made from file folders, paper bags, and envelopes, and the cover is made from chipboard. It's called a Lapbook 2 and was designed by Kathy Orta at www.paperphenomenon.com. I wanted to use kraft colored file folders, but didn't find any until after I started my book! I did find some red and white floral folders so I used those. It worked out because it inspired the look of the cover. I wanted to use string tied envelopes and couldn't find those either so I made my own. It has a magnetic closure under the wood frame, and a hidden hinge system for attaching the folders, envelopes and bags inside. It's a work in progress however, and I will be adding more pockets and storage areas inside as I go. I will be able to keep stamps, address labels and any other little items needed for my cards. I'll post more pictures as I get more done on the inside.
I also entered this project in a challenge at www.Florishes.org for a faux stitching challenge.