Let’s Get Organized!

Christmas is over, I took down the Christmas tree and decorations this morning, and it's time to start organizing for a fresh start to 2009! I've got just the little item to start out the year on the right foot…this customized Rolodex. I'm going to show you here how I made it, and you can even purchase your Rolodex and precut supplies right from me at a great price.

Here's what it will look like when you're finished:


I started out by taking out the index card for the letter A. I cut some of this gorgeous new designer paper called Raspberry Tart to 2-1/4 x 4" (make 2 pieces for each index card). The designer papers you'll see in my instructions may vary since I decided to show you how I made this when I was almost finished!!


Next, put adhesive on the sides you DON'T want to see, and adhere to both sides of the index card. It's ok that you're coving the little holes that hold it into the Rolodex, we'll take care of that next.  After you've applied your DS, you'll want to trim off the top of the card (the letter part) to make it square…we'll add our own letters later.


Now you'll take out one of the little address cards from the Rolodex to use as a guide. Line it up with the bottom of the index card, and use your 1/4" square punch to punch out the hole, then snip up from the bottom to the square to make the opening that will allow you to put the card back into the Rolodex.





Next you'll punch out a tab using your tab punch from a coordinating piece of card stock, and adhere it to the top of your index card. It's nice to stagger them so you can see mulitple letters at a time.


For the letters, I used the Simple Serif Mini Alphabet (only $20.95 and it's not retiring!), and I stamped on Whisper White card stock with Rose Red classic ink. Then I punched the letter out with the 1/2" circle punch, and adhered it with dimensionals. Don't forget to put the letter on the back upside down so you can see it correctly when the card is flipped over.



I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. I hope to have lots of new things to show you this week. If you'd like to purchase your Rolodex and supplies from me, here's what you'd receive:

  • Rolodex, new in the box
  • 48 pieces of 2-1/4 x 4" pre-cut designer paper (designs will vary)- DP choices are:  Urban Garden, Muirfield, Windsor Knot, Washington Apple, Hawaii Papaya, Parisian Summer,  Tart & Tangy, Green Tea, Manchester,  Raspberry Tart (Raspberry Tart will not ship out until 1/22)
  • 24 pre-punched tab punches in coordinating card stock colors
  • 1/2 sheet of stampin' dimensionals
  • 48 1/2" Whisper White punched circles

Cost for this entire package is only $15!! You can either pick it up from me, or I will be happy to ship to you for an additional $6.

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