Monday, November 3, 2014

Index Card Holder

My attempt at making one...
 
My daughter is taking a collage course and needs to have a holder for her index cards.  She asked if I could make her something...ummmm YA I can!  I've never made one of these before so it's not great and I would make the measurements an extra 1/4" but I think in the end it turned out pretty...OK.
 
The index cards are your typical 3"x5" cards.  I measured around those measurements adding a 1/4" as I scored the chipboard.  I ever so gently scored the chipboard with my cutter. 
 
I kept the design simple and plain since it's for school.  I picked up some of these little Velcro dots at the $1 store in the sewing section. I thinking I'll add a tiny attacher staple to it so it's more secure.

 
I cut a Mini Ticket with chipboard, a couple coats of antique linen distress paint and some sanded edges.  I stamped this awesome hand from the Merchantile stamp set. 

 
I added some dividers using manila card stock (or a file) and this tab cut from the tiny tabs die. I cut a small strip of left over manila scrap to fit inside the tab so she can remove it and label.

 
 I stamped each of the card dividers with stamps from Laboratorie, Merchantile and Typography.

 
With some of the left over manila scraps I cut, scored and fan folded the sides.
 
I wrapped the chipboard box in some paper stash scraps I had.  I distressed the edges and added some vintage photo distress paint to the grungy edges.

 
I have these AWESOME teeny tiny letter stamps I just picked up a couple weeks ago from Michaels for $1.50.  They are perfect for tiny tabs, tags and stamping your own titles. I stamped at random so it looks perfectly messy. 

 
I hope it lasts the 6 month course! 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.  I so appreciate all the kind thoughts you continue to share when you pop in.
 
Challenges are fun!
 
 
 
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11 comments:

  1. I already told you on Facebook, but I wanted to tell you here too that I love this. Such a smart idea.
    Jess

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  2. This is such a great project.
    I am sure your daughter will love this and so will her classmates :)

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  3. Considering you have not made one before, this is brilliant. I love the papers you used and the hand on the front is a perfect choice. I think you will get lots of use from those mini letter stamps too. Anne x

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  4. Love this, love the vintage look and the ticket on the front. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  5. Hi Nicole, I am sure your daughter is now the envy of her classmates with this stunning index file box.
    Julie x

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  6. Nicole, what an awesome USEFUL project! I love useful things, and you have made this fun, too. I'm thinking this would be really great for my husband who is now also in college. Got 2 more on the way in 1 1/2 years, so I better get crackin'! This is another fabulous Nicole project!

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  7. Oh well done, I think it looks great, I am sure she will love it! Such a cool idea too!

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  8. Absolutely fantastic Nicole! I just love the vintage feel of the colours and stamps you used! It's such a great idea and an amazing project, PLUS, it's functional, I love that! hugs :)

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  9. Nicole this is a fabulous index holder. I think something similar might look really nice in my kitchen for recipe cards. You have done a brilliant job on making it beautifully vintage. I absolutely love it and I'm sure your daughter does too. Karen.x

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  10. It is fabulous Nicole! What a great idea! Love the design and all the stamped cards. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  11. wonderful idea Nicole, as always an amazing work! BArbarayaya

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