This time around our Vintage Journey Creative Guide, Chris, has chosen "Time Flies" as her theme. I am sharing a card organizer, hoping I can fill it up, so I don't miss any important birthdays because time really does fly.
On the front of the box you can see the Timspiration - I used the Weathered Clock Die, one of his metal clock faces and one of his knobs. I used some great paper that I had from DCWV, their Tattered Time pad. I made the box template myself with some chipboard and it is held together by the paper. I used some little wooden knobs from my stash for legs.
For the wings and bracket I used some of Tim's Grungboard punch outs.
I covered each one with embossing ink and then added copper embossing powder and then heat set - giving it a glossy finish. I did the same with the Weathered Clock,
I used my electronic cutter to make 12 index cards with the month printed on each tab.
I then edged each one with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I used manila paper to make 12 file folders to hold the index cards. I cut a half circle with a punch in the center of each one.
The folders are graduated in size so each month shows and the cards are easy to find. I attached the folders to each other using a strip of double back tape down the center. I did not attach the folders to the front cover or the bottom, they are attached to the frame only in the back - that way there is plenty of room for several cards in one month (as shown below). I have lots of birthdays in March.
I hope you have enjoyed my little project and are inspired to make one yourself. The hard part is next, filling it up with cards.
Have a crafty weekend,