Basically all you do is find a cute print you want as a background, insert it onto the document, resize it to fill the page, add text, and print! I have a detailed step by step guide below to help you have the cutest folders and binders in case you might need some more detailed help.
Step 6- Type your name. You can skip this step if you don't want your name on it.
Step 8- Draw a larger text box in the middle of the page that spans across the page. For the first line indicating the type of class and the number I used the font Playfair Display SC. You can obviously use any font that you want!
Step 9- Then I added the class name below in the font Chasing Embers. I recommend Da Font to download more pretty fonts if you don't like the generic ones your computer comes with.
Step 10- Change the color of the text. I like to match the text color to a color in the background, so first click on more colors.
If you click on the little dropper next to the black color box above it will open a magnifying glass and you can move your mouse over the background image to find a color you like. Click on the part of the image with the color you want, then press ok and the text will match exactly to the color you selected in the background.
Voila! You have a super cute binder or folder cover. All you need to do now is print it out!
For flimsier folders without a clear front pocket you can print out the page on card stock paper and then place it in a clear paper protector. Then cut off the hole punch on the edge of the sheet protector and then place the sheet protector with the printed page on top of the folder and staple each of the four corners. I used this trick a few years ago when staples ran out of the folders with pockets on the front. I use these folders from staples that have a clear front pocket where I slip the paper in and don't need a sheet protector or card stock paper.
I hope this helped anyone who didn't know how to make these! They are so fun and I always get a bunch of compliments.
Email me photos if you decide to make your own. I would love to see how yours look! and ask any questions in the comments below and I would be happy to help!