Monday, April 14, 2008

A Colorful Address

I fell in love with the beautiful address card sets at Lovely Designs (see Resources below) in 2006, but she was no longer making them. Not to be thwarted, I made my own set last April using scrapbook paper found at Jo-Ann's and a wood Rolodex box I already owned.



Each address card was made by tracing one of the originals on scrapbook paper and cutting them out. The Roledex card hole-punch tool at the office supply store didn’t fit the track rods in the box, so I cut out the little slots myself. This was a tad time-consuming but, when you want something, you find a way.



I used my computer to print out all the important name/address/phone numbers that feature in our lives on blank address labels and stuck those on the cards.



Although I loved my project, the old divider tabs weren’t making me happy. Yesterday I made new ones and added alphabet stickers.



Total project cost $4.99 (I already had everything except the paper and stickers).

Resources

There are all kinds of fancy Rolodex file versions; I just wanted something relatively simple. However, here are some resources for either purchasing or making your own (most are sold out right now, but you can see the variations being created):

22 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

How fabulous that looks. Great job!
Alison

Amy said...

I love this idea! And this is the pretties Roldex I have ever seen :)

Amy said...

that would be prettiest with a T ;)

Scrappy Jessi said...

very cute.
love all the colors.
oxooxx,
jessi

Ali said...

I love the way you are constantly beavering away to make everyday life more beautiful June. Bravo.

Jane said...

You are so great at making all the little utilitarian things of life pretty!

Storybook Woods said...

As usual I bow down to the queen. You are so smart xoxoxoxo Clarice

albertapostcards said...

June, you are bar none the most creative -- and productive -- person I know.

Gorgeous, gorgeous project.

Diane

Thimbleanna said...

How fun June! This is a project that I've been meaning to do for a long time -- just haven't managed to get around to it yet. Yours is just beautiful!

a pink-bee said...

What a neat idea ! You come up with the best things to make :)
Have a happy Day :)
crystal :)

Pat said...

Fantastic project and the results are so pretty! That is an address roladex that can be displayed with pride!

Hugs, Pat

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Another fun project! I love the paper you chose.....I am so thinking I need to get into paper projects....just too much fun I am missing. :-) Rosie

Carol said...

I love this!

Diana said...

You are very clever! Nice rolodex too. I have never seen a wood one. Only plastic.

rohanknitter said...

That is so neat, I love it! Hmmm....I've got lots of scrapbook paper around here...

Rosemary said...

Great idea, and very pretty!
Rosemary

hoganfe said...

Cute project June!
mary
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The Wooden Spool said...

that is very fun. i will be getting to work on one of my own. what a great gift idea, too. you always have the best ideas. i am always looking for ways to keep organized and up to date!
have a wonderul week, and thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.
Laurie~

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a great idea June, they look lovely. Very inviting. I would just want to ring or send mail just so I could use them.

Yummers! said...

I love your wooden box for your Rolodex cards. I have a 'wheel' and it is not handy! I will find one... etsy? I love your cards. Sooooo cheerful and attractive.

Thinking about you yesterday as Wendy oogled and sighed over the hearts you made. I'll have to give it a try for her. What embroidery stitch is that? What size needle?? How many strands of floss?? It would be good practice for my stitching.

~Joni

Kari & Kijsa said...

Fabulous project! love this idea!! have a wonderful day!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

ThePurpleSeal said...

Hi there,

I enjoyed reading through your article. I just thought would let you know that i get all my address labels printed by a british labels company as it is so cheap and saves me all the hassle printing.