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 .  . .

 Linking to these fabulously fun parties . . .

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  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

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

  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.


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

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


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