Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Altered rolodex cards

Wow. I can't believe that it's been so long since I last posted anything here. Okay, so it was only ten days, but I'd been better about keeping up earlier. Well, I've been working on swaps items, so I guess that's a good excuse. I've finished a number of rolodex swaps, so I'll go ahead and post those now.

70s theme

The 70s themed rolodex was made using stamps by Paper Candy. I colored the images with Glaze pens to make them pop a bit more, then I added the funky embellishments.

It's fall!

This altered rolodex was made using patterned paper, Prima leaves, and some of those small paired $1 stamps from Michael's. The ribbon was from Target's dollar spot. Yep, big spender here. ;-)

Anything goes

For this swap, there were no rules, just alter the rolodex. I used patterned paper and a postage stamp die cut to dress this one up.

All that Glitters

A glittery rolodex card was the theme for this swap. Fairies have always been glittery to me, and I accentuated that with some of Gelly Rolls' lightning gel pens, a Stardust pen for the doodles in the background, and then some rhinestones. The fairy is an Ellison thin cut die and I used it on Bazzill metallic paper.

Oriental Lady

This last rolodex was made with an oriental theme in mind. I used textured paper and all of the stamps were by Inka Stamps.

One last note--I didn't spend much time cutting these out. I used to trace and cut out each one, but recently I found out that BossKut makes an address card die. That's what I used to make all of those rolodex cards up above. It worked great in my Sidekick, though I did have to play with shimming it to get it to cut just right. I've seen that Ellison Design has come out with one for the Big Shot, too. I think that's a thick cut die. This one by Boss Kut is VERY thin, but it cuts surprisingly well. I was impressed and very happy with it. Oh, and I should have taken a pic of the back of my rolodex cards. Catslife Press makes a stamp for the back of altered rolodex cards now, just like the ones that you see for ATCs. Makes it even more fun to play with these.


  1. I love your oriental lady card and the one with the birdie - beautiful work!

  2. These are fabulous, Jay! WOW - I don't think I could pick a favorite, but I'm really drawn to the fairy one. Always been a fairy fan. :) All of them are great - each one unique from the rest! Simply awesome! :)


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