Friday, August 29, 2008

I pimped my 'dex! (what?)

I made this project awhile back but thought I'd share... I know it's been all over the blogs and scrapping/stamping websites, I'm not claiming credit *smiles*

This is my roladex that I prettified with some Basic Grey paper and embellies. I started by making a template of the roladex itself so I'd have pattern to cut the scrapbook paper. I just simply laid it on it's side and traced around it, cut it out and checked for fit then used that to trace around onto my scrapbook paper. Oh the wonders of Modge Podge...

Here's the individual divider cards, did the same thing with them as I did the body, just traced around a card to make a template. The colors went well with my gold and red living room. Imagine all the possible applications for this project... perhaps a mini recipe holder for the kitchen? birthday and important date keeper? business card holder? favorite website bookmarker? lol I'm sure someone could morph this into something clever.

9 comments:

Screaming Meme said...

You rock!!!! I love that!

Darlene said...

WOW...that is just too cute!! Great job!!! And, you were the first comments this morning...YEA!!!!!!!!

The Berry's Patch said...

Those are super cute! I've never seen them before. Have a great weekend!

Brandee :-)

Shannon said...

That is so cute! I love that idea!

Darlene said...

Hey girl,

I came by to answer your questions. The rag garland took a couple of hours once I started....meaning after I got ALL of that material cut. I don't sew or have scraps so I was making it to match her room. I took a couple of days just cutting the scraps (on and off cause my hand would get tired). I made mine about 1" - 2" wide and each piece about 10" long. I also had 2 different rolls of ribbon that I cut to 10" long. I have seen on another tutorial somewhere to make them about 6" long. Then I took that heavy twine and tied a ring clip onto each end and started tying the scraps on. I sat and watched TV while I worked on it. Be sure each time you tie on a scrap you push it up against the last one so it becomes full and fluffy. If you make one we want to see it!! It is really easy and once you get going you can't wait to get it done!

I want to make more but I am going to wait until I see the Fall material on sale at HL and then I want to do one with Christmas material (I haven't even looked at the Sunday paper for the HL sales of this week).
Have a great Labor Day!!

Ramona said...

Oh my good golly ~ I love this. Thank you for coming by this morn....AND...I love your blog....you have wonderful photos...and I am coming back to this neck~of~the~woods again and again for sure!

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Have a wonderful week. Jackie

Bella Casa said...

Those are very pretty! You're so organized, you are welcome to my house anytime, I'll let you go wild with my paperwork and mail, lol;)

Bella:)