I made this card file for the Spellbinders website Gallery last month. Once you are in the Gallery, you can click on different sub-divisions over on the left side (scrapbook pages, home decor, cards, etc), to see all the projects the design team have created.
This file is for my daughters to store the names, addresses & phone numbers of their friends. We usually have several scattered pieces of paper they try to hang on to and then find again when they want to call friends, so this will help keep us organized!
I started with an unfinished wooden card file by Glue Art & Paper Studio that I got from Doodliedoo. Right now Doodliedoo is undergoing some site work and should be opened back up within about a week, so check back with them then. Until then, though, you might find a retailer for these fantastic wood alterables at a retailer listed here at Glue's site.
I painted the file with Making Memories Strawberries & Cream acrylic paint and then covered parts of it with Fancy Pants Sweet Pea & Key Lime collection papers, using a glue stick.
Next, I traced the 3" x 5" file cards (another Glue product available from Doodliedoo) onto more papers from those same collections; cut them out and adhered them to the cards to make the front one and alphabetic dividers. Letters were cut from some solid papers (same Fancy Pants collections) using Spellbinders Shazzam and Julius alphabet dies. They were glued onto the front file card, along with a die cut Daisy. The daisy is accented with some Stickles.
The alpha dividers were created in the same way; here are just a few:
I used a bunch of different smaller dies to create the tabs: A/B: Tags 5, C/D: Charms & Rod; E/F: Variety Tags, G/H: Filing Folders, I/J: Tags 5. Julius and Whimsy alphabets were used for the tabs, along with Decorative Photo Corners on the G/H divider. Ribbon is from Sweet Pea & Key Lime collections.
Divider tabs were backed with heavy cardstock, to make them more durable:
I've color coded the cards (purple & pink) -- one for each of my girls, so we'll be able to tell which friend belongs to each of them! I hope you enjoyed this project . . . the possibilities for these card files are endless and I have another one brewing!