Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Altered Rolodex Cards

Altering Rolodex cards is one of my favorite projects. When I taught this class a couple of years ago, I handcut all of the cards and patterned paper and then used a business card punch to make the slots so the cards fit on the Rolodex stand. It took me hours to prepare for the class.

Now I have the Accucut Rolodex Card die and oh my goodness did it decrease the time needed to make these altered Rolodex Cards. And the cards are all uniform shape. The die comes in two sizes for the small (business size card) or large Rolodex card. I am so happy that I purchased the Accucut die cutting system!

The tabs and letters are Quickutz dies but Accucut has similar tabs too! And by signing up for Accucut emails, I frequently recieve offers for discounts on the dies which makes them as affordable as Quickutz. Or you could ask your local scrapbook store to purchase this die if they have the Accucut die cutting system. This die is cheap and sooooo much fun to make these Altered Rolodex cards.

I cut two pieces of cardstock and one piece of patterned paper for each card. The tabs are also two pieces of cardstock. I first adhered the two pieces of each tab together using matte Perfect Paper Adhesive ( PPA) and adhered the letters to the tab with PPA. While those are drying, I assembled the fronts of the cards and adhered the torn patterened paper with PPA and let those dry. Then attach the tabs, I used a very small amount of Scrappy Glue for this. Add the brads. Now you are ready to attach the second die cut card to the back using PPA. I like making the cards with two layers of cardstock and using PPA to assemble so they are stiff and hold up with use. If the cards curl up while drying, don't worry, after they dry just put them under a stack of books overnight and they will straighten right out.

I am making these cards for my daughter's co-workers. She is a bigtime FSU Seminole fan! Go Gators UF, LOL!! We have a little college rivalry going on. LOL!!

One could also alter the larger Rolodex cards and use for recipe cards which seem to be all the rage these days. Thank you Karen for that idea !! Also make altered Rolodex cards with the months on them to keep up with important dates, ie. anniversaries and birthdays.


ScrapyTiff said...

Go Gators! ;o) This turned out great! Where's mine?

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