Monday, April 20, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday: Rolodex

It's time for another Kitchen Sink Stamps Crew Challenge. This week's hostess is Maria. She's challenged us to alter rolodex cards.

I kept mine pretty simple--and more "scrappy" than stamped-- since there's a small space to work with (even smaller than ATC's!). I didn't have any "real" rolodex cards, so I simply cut white cardstock to rolodex card size (I used 1 3/4" by 3 1/4" paper) to work with. I made the notches to file the cards by using a 1/4" square punch, then snipping out a tiny bit of the bottom of the square so it could be added to the file.

I layered a slightly smaller solid cardstock rectangle over the white base. I used the letters from 1/2 Pint Alphabet Buddy to stamp my friends' names on the cardstock in darker ink the same shade as the paper.

For embellishment, I used layered circle punches and a mix of solid and patterned papers to create a flower. I finished the flower by adding a cream button to the center. I figured that I could put contact info on the back since I didn't have much space on the front after I had finished with stamping and embellishing.

For more rolodex card inspiration, you can visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. Here's where to find them:

Don't forget to play along with this week's challenge. You have two weeks to link your own altered rolodex card to the Kitchen Sink Stamps blog. The challenge winner will receive their choice of $50 in stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps! You can find all the details on the KSS blog.

Materials Used:
1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Blue Bayou and Regal Rose Classic inks, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Kraft, and Whisper White cardstock, Blue Bayou and Pretty in Pink Patterns designer series paper, 3/4", 1 3/8", and scallop circle punches, 1/4" square punch, mat pack and paper piercing tool (Stampin' Up!); cream buttons (Papertrey Ink); twine (Walmart)


  1. Super cute, Lori!! Love the layered circles with the button center and scalloped edge!!

    I don't have the rolodex punch yet either. Thanks for the great instructions for creating your own cards!! I never use that square punch for anything!!!

  2. adorable, Lori! Love the off centered layers circles :D

  3. Very fun, Lori!! Love the layered circles!!

  4. I am lovin' those circle layers! Ingenious how you created the cutouts for the Rolodex Cards. Super Cute!!

  5. I just love whole look of your rolodex, Lori!!!
    SO fun and playful! Fabulous lay out and colors! Awesome job!:D


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