Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas, Scrappy Rolodex-Style!

I dug into the envelope full of Christmas goodies that Mary sent to me a couple of months ago in order to turn old Christmas cards into holiday postcards for some mail art friends.  I had forgotten how many awesome cards, stickers, and rub-ons she had included in the package!  In that moment, the empty Rolodex cards on my desk and the pile of stickers from the envelope melded together in my mind's eye, and I had my evening activity all ready for me!
I added in some of my Christmas-themed Cavallini tapes, along with the stickers.  Those tapes cost a lot of money, but, boy, do they ever last and last!
A very simple set of rub-ons on a red background made a super-simple but really pretty card.  (Unfortunately, it's also a little sticky, so I'm not sure exactly how long it will survive in its home in my Rodolex with the other cards!)
Next, I used some of the awesome postal-themed Santa napkin I mentioned earlier to create a few additional cards.
I added lots of additional rubber stamping and some more decorative tapes.
Now, I have a pretty full Rolodex, and I can move onto the next one--a not-so-long ago thrift store find.
And because we all love those yummy, thick, colored page edges, whether it's an art journal or a set of Rolodex cards, here's a peek at the top edge:
If anyone is interested in doing a Rolodex swap, please get in touch through the comments, or by email at

Happy holidays, everyone!

9 comments: said...

This is fun to see because I just got a Rolodex from a friend and have been making collages with the cards for it. I am sending cards out to my artist friends and asking them to make me a card or two....a great way to have an art filled Rolodex. I love that top view!

Anonymous said...

Great way to use cards that have been sent to you. I made decorations this year by decoupaging them onto a light wooden board and adding a wire or ribbon to hang them. Also added them to Mason jars to help decorate them. Just some other ideas.

Sue said...

That anonymous was me - Sue Hare

iHanna said...

I've been doing some Christmassy collages too, but in my diary. Isn't it super fun to dive into that kind of imagery once a year?! :-)

Have a great weekend!

Parabolic Muse said...

I want to do a rolodex swap!
Let me tell you when I'm ready to mail. I don't care what kind I get. Yours are always great!

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