By: Vickie Kipp
I would like to thank Accucut Craft and Traci for asking me to be this week's guest blogger. I am so honored and excited! My name is Vickie Kipp and I spend most of my time in my scrapbook room crafting and scrapbooking. My blog is Scrapbooking for Others, and I do alot of that!
This week I will be showing the Altered Rolodex that I entered in the Accucut GrandeMARK Challenge. This Rolodex isn't for phone numbers and addresses; it is for anniversary, birthday and special dates. There are twelve tabbed dividers, one for each month.
I like to use Matte Perfect Paper Adhesive (PPA) to adhere the paper to the AccuCut acid free chipboard. PPA is a sealer as well as an adhesive. Let it dry for 24 hours. The divider cards can also be made without chipboard if you would like a thinner divider card like what comes with the Rolodex. Just adhere two pieces of cardstock or heavy pattern paper with PPA. If the cards curl a little while drying, just wait about 24 hours until completely dry and lay something heavy on them to flatten. Once the cards were dry, I had fun decorating each card with ribbon bows, velvet ribbon and chipboard flowers. I even added a little paper and ribbon to the Rolodex base.
I have made altered Rolodexes for baby shower gifts also. I labeled the tabs with the months just like the anniversary/birthday divider cards. Then the new mom rearranges the cards starting with the baby’s birth month in front. A quick way to jot down special notes and dates about the baby’s first year.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do!