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Monday, February 20, 2012

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#128) Reinvent your office supplies!

Hey crafters!
Ever see an office supply that you have on hand or think you need but don't ever really do anything with or about because it is drab.
For instance, a ROLODEX.
It's a functional office supply but with all things going digital or getting computerized you may not have any use for it. You may think it too bulky or an eye sore on your work surface.You know the kind...they look like this:

But...you can turn it into something like this:

Just because something is functional doesn't mean it can't have flair. The altered rolodex above was actually done by a fellow crafter, Hoolie & I saw it on the Craftster.org forum. I admit I have been wanting to make one of my own for quite some time but just haven't gotten around to it.

Seeing hers makes me want to make one even more. It is just so cute.

Here are a few ideas what to use it for:

1-To catalog your ink inventory (ranger ink pads, memento, colorbox, etc...)

2- As a holder for sample swatches of paints & fabrics

3-Monthly reminder of special occasions such as birthdays & anniversaries

4-As a prayer a day or bible verse a day keeper

5-As an BLOG buddy keeper where you can jot down information about blogs you follow, participate in design teams with, order products from or exchange raks with, etc...

I am sure you can come up with many other ideas on how to use them.

If you have a rolodex that just isn't getting any use, I hope you see it in a different light.

But, if I know you, my crafty friends-you've already thought of something!


  1. awesome tip Sonia!! Thanks for sharing!! Love love love this!!
    Have a Happy Monday :)

  2. Very nicely put together post with plenty of superb points. I must say, extremely well done and all the very best moving forward.

  3. Wow, this so soooo cute! TFS! ~ Blessings



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