Saturday, June 27, 2015

Birthday Rolodex

This was a fun project that I made for my future daughter-in-law as one of her shower gifts.  And honestly, the hardest part of this whole thing was FINDING A ROLODEX! Seriously -- does anyone actually USE these any more? Now they are easy (and a lot cheaper) to find online but by the time I decided to do this, I only had a few days to make it and get it shipped off to her in time for her shower.  I found this one at Office Depot for $12.00.  Online, you can easily get them for 5-6.00 and maybe even less.  
 There are lots of different ways to do this.  I didn't like the flimsy paper cards that came with it or the actual divider cards so all I ended up using was the plastic holder!
 I cut the dividers out of card stock, punched a square 'hole' and then hand cut the slits up to the square.  Now I know there is a die cut for this (and had I been more organized, believe me I would have bought it!) but again, time didn't allow me to do it.  I just used the papers that came with the rolodex as a template for punching and cutting the slits.

 Once the dividers were cut, I just went to town using any and all embellishments and stamps I had to create a birthday theme throughout.  You could also do things that reflect each particular month -- again -- time didn't allow me to do that but if I make this again, I think I'll do that.

 I printed out the names of the months on the computer and then used punches to frame them.  It was fun pulling out some of my stamps, tools, techniques that I hadn't used in awhile to create a unique divider for each month.

  In my rush to get this in the mail, I didn't photograph any of the actual birthday index cards!  All I did was type each person's name and their Month/Day of their birthday on my computer.  I spaced them so I could cut them to fit the rolodex.  Again, using the papers that came with it, I punched and cut the slits.  Each person has their own card.  I added 5-6 blank cards to each month so my son and daughter-in-law can add to this on their own.
 A fun project that can really be whatever you want it to be -- as simple or as detailed as you want -- and something that really lets you be creative!  Okay, now do ANY of you have a rolodex that you still use?
  
UPDATE:  It appears this was LOST IN THE MAIL to my future daughter-in-law!!  I am so sad.  And of ALL the things I have shipped for the wedding, I've kept every single receipt with tracking.  I can't find this receipt!! Please pray that it turns up .  . .

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5 comments:

  1. Hello Lauren! I wanted to pop in for a visit and thank you for the sweet comments on my blog - I truly appreciate you visiting my blog :) I am very happy to be your newest follower and I look forward to stopping in again soon.

    Have a beautiful week! Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose

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  2. You are so clever. I know she loved it.

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  3. WAGI...What A Great Idea. I love, love, love it. Now I want to make one too :-) I'm sorry it got lost in the mail...Hope it eventually finds its way to your daughter in law. Happy 4th of July.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  4. Very cute love it..Great job !Thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday Hope to see you this Thursday night for another party
    Maria

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  5. Love it..... so sorry it was lost..... I have a feeling it will arrive eventually, I hope!

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