Thursday, August 7, 2014

Time Flies at A Vintage Journey

Hi All my lovely blogger friends -

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,


  1. Sandy this is really nice... very useful and organized... I wonder if I could keep it going??? LOL... I love the way you have made the bags, and the box... very handsome. Love the wings and the time... great design.. .Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  2. S@ndy, this project is fabulous, right up my street, I love creating from scratch like this too. Not only does it look fantastic it is practical too and such a clever idea! The clocks on the front look amazing and those rust coloured wings are just stunning - I think you might have got the message - I love this!! Anne xx

  3. Was Sandy...what a fabulous project. Very inspiring make and I love the details you have incorporated. Thank you for sharing the step by step a must have for everyone. Have fun

    Hugs Annie x

  4. Sandy this is amazing!! What a wonderful project - it looks fabulous and so useful too. The rusting is stunning! I think I might need to make one of these for my own bits of papers which sit around in various places reminding me of birthdays and anniversaries. Fabulous!! Jennie x

  5. Sandy, I always enjoy your creative inventions! This is so cool with the rusty time pieces and I love the organizational little pockets. Wonderful idea. Enjoy the weekend!

  6. Brilliant birthday organiser, love the colours and the inside pockets
    The embellishments are stunning, the weathered clock with wings is finished perfectly with the clock face and crystal knob

    Jools x

  7. I echo Terry, I wonder what you will come up each time! As always so original and beautifully constructed. Nikki x

  8. Oh Sandy, this is such a clever design, useful and beautiful at the same time! Very, very clever and as others have said, such an original interpretation of the theme! I love projects like this and yours looks fantastic!!

  9. Love this Sandy, such a beautifully designed and constructed box and a wonderful design. I love the interpretation of the theme, I need a card organiser, you have inspired me to get my thinking cap on when I get back home xxx

  10. Now that is seriously useful as well as being genuinely beautiful Sandy! Result!! And the whole idea fits so perfectly with this theme. Bookmarking this one for future inspiration clever lady. Jenny x

  11. A lovely piece Sandy!! What a fantastic idea to make a card storage unit. I love the huge clocks on the outside too. Fantastic! Karen.x

  12. What a wonderful beautiful way to store all your cards needed for the year Sandy! Your design is so creative!

  13. Wow what a wonderful and useful piece of artwork - thanks for sharing the process

    I've blogged mine too HERE It would be great if you could come take a look

  14. What a fabulous ATB, S@ndy - I love the rich autumnal colours and the distressed index cards look so cool!
    Alison xx


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