“A few more Altered Cards!

These photos are of a few more Altered Cards I have made for my Roladex! They are coming along quickly being a small size and they are heaps of  fun to  make! I have come across a heap more photos to use and they are going to look great when I have it fininshed! I’m diving into my stash to find embellies from swaps and smaller bits and pieces to use on them!

Found a Few Ideas and Tips for using these Cards! Hope this might help get you stareted if you were wanting to alter your own cards!

There are three different ways to approach scrapping with Rolodex cards:

      Embellish blank Rolodex cards as your basic canvas.

      Use one blank Rolodex card as a template, then cut others from cardstock and/or patterned paper to match the design of your project.

      Cut out cards using the Sizzix Sidekick and Large Address Die or BossKut Address Die.

Although you can use anything you wish to embellish your Rolodex cards, it is recommended that you stay away from bulky embellishments. Eyelets and small brads are probably fine, but large metal charms or heavy chipboard pieces are likely to come off when the project is being used. Glitter, unless attached with an extremely strong adhesive, is likely to flake off. Remember that your finished design won’t have page protectors to help keep it safe like a traditional scrapbook.

Whenever possible, use rubber stamps, stickers, die cuts, and rub-ons to jazz up your cards. Add texture with embossed papers or those which feature flocking as part of the design element. Digital scrapbook freebies printed on sturdy cardstock also work well for this type of project. If you want to add an extra bit of flair, try stapling ribbon tabs to some of the cards.

Creative Uses for Rolodex Scrapbooks

Although a Rolodex scrapbook can be a piece of interesting artwork and home décor all by itself, you can easily transform your project into something that is both decorative and functional. For example:

      Address Book: Add photos of loved ones and your favorite friends and family sayings to the divider cards to make a prettier version of the standard Rolodex.

      Birthday and Anniversary Reminders: Use seasonal embellishments to mark off the months, then embellish birthday and anniversary date cards with favorite photos.

      Gift Lists: Keep track of clothing sizes, favorite colors, and other information you may need when shopping for presents.

      Recipe Box: Decorate this project with photos of your favorite dishes and your loved ones enjoying special holiday meals.

      Calendar: Create a handy space to keep track of appointments and things to do.

      Storage for Scrapbooking Ideas: Use your Rolodex to keep track of sketches, quotes, page titles, and other bits of inspiration you plan to use for future projects.

      Artist Trading Card Holder: If you’re interested in making and sharing Artist Trading Cards, an embellished Rolodex is a wonderful place to store your collection.


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