Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quick Mini Project: My Version of the Sizzix Index Folder Die and Index Card Keeper

I like to follow blogs and company releases - mainly to fuel my addiction.  Well, this next project is the sample of utility and feeding my addiction.  If you are a fan of Sizzix (Like myself) you will have noticed that they are releasing a new scoreboard die - The Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die - Index Folder.  Yummo.   I NEEDED this die, Like badly, I hadn't even noticed that this little guy has not been released yet.  So I went looking, and was able to figure it out on my own using my handy dandy Martha Stewart Scoreboard.  I made a few changes so that there were holders on each side of the box (so the index cards would not fall out).  Now the reason why I needed this?  As some of you may know, my hubby and I are doing very long distance at the moment - I have started my PhD work, and he is finishing his military service.  So, while on my break, I will be joining him, and at his request, so should his favorite recipes that I make.  I DO NOT want to carry a huge photo box of recipes to and from our current states of residence.... just the favorites.  You know his favorite cookies, dishes, and the holiday must haves.  But at the same time, I wanted to be able to keep them together.  Voila, this was born:

I absolutely love the way it turned out!  But, I will be honest with you, I added the Patterned Paper, AFTER I have cut out and scored the blue paper.  This would work SOOO much better if you adhered them together (Or even used a single sheet of Double Sided) then did the scoring and all that.  Also, one of the benefits of the Sizzix Scoreboard dies, is they are meant to work with heavier materials (such as chipboard) that I was not able to do with this.  So eventhough I found a cheapy way of doing it, I will still be investing into the Die when it comes out.  Why you say?  Well I get lots of requests for my recipes - generally from the same people.  And although I protect my family recipes, this would be a great little inexpensive gift!

(If you would like a tutorial on this, please leave comments and let me know!)

Supplies:  Pink Paislee (Patterned Paper); Bazzill, Joanns (Cardstock); Stampin Up! (Ink); Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One, Labels 5 (Diecuts); Bleeding Cowboy (Font)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, and what a great present this would make.