Sunday, March 11, 2012

Important Numbers and All in One Place

I was really inspired by my friend Kristy's blog post all the way back in September found here at Next to Heaven. She made a super cute Rolodex that she keeps all of her important numbers in, for quick/easy reference. I loved everything about it. The design, the idea....so I kept it on the back burner until recently.

I came across this little black box at Joann's in their clearance section ($4). And I had a ton of scraps and embellishments just laying around. The thing is, we still have a land line (I'm still not sure if 911 would find us as quickly via cell phone) and I don't always have my cell phone near me. And since I don't have most numbers memorized, this is a great thing to have handy (I always have my "I need to call so and so moments" in the kitchen). Plus, if we ever have a babysitter at our house, it's a must!

So basically what I did was stamp some white paper with a lined stamp. Then glued that onto scrapbook paper. I used a paper edger to add variety to the end of some pieces. I also inked all of my edges (do it! It makes a big difference).

I used some twine and leftover bits of fibers to attach this bunting to the front. I also added some number charms that I strung on the twine since I didn't have a charm that had the # sign. 

For the beginning of each letter of the alphabet, I trimmed the top at angles to make a tag and used charm letters I had leftover from another project with embroidery thread to attach the letter.

I also mixed it up by using some papers that already had ruled lines on them (so I can add to this number tray with either). The first tag is one that has the fire, police etc. on it. 

This little box would also make a great recipe box holder. Good thing I bought two!


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15 comments:

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

This is so CUTE!! Yours is way better than mine- I LOVE it!!

Karri Reiser said...

I love it! It is so much prettier than an old phone book. I've seen the Rolodex version also, but I like yours better. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party. Have a great week.

Britni said...

This is such a great idea! And also really pretty. I'd like a recipe box that looks like this too! Love it! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-7/

Melissa L said...

So Cute! And I love the one that inspired you at Next to heaven too! :D

Have a fabulous and inspired day!

~I hope you can take a moment to pop over to www.mywatermelonmoon.com and checkout my (relatively new) blog! I a follower of yours and would love you to give some blog love as a follower of mine! :) Happy Crafting!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

So much cuter than the book I have shoved in the back of my drawer!! Nice job!

Deborah Owen said...

Love it!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

OMG! Adorable! I love how you made this! Thanks so much for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home said...

Oh wow! This is too cute! I love that you used a lot of materials that you already had on hand! Thanks for linking up with Keep Calm & Link Up! We're thrilled you joined us and can't wait to see what you have in store next week!

Donna Wilkes said...

I collect old metal Rolodex boxes and file boxes to hold craft supplies. This is a fun way to decorate them all with the scraps left over from other projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

Distressed Donna Down Home

Katherines Corner said...

Cute! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday hop xo P.S. thank you for sharing Katherines Corner on your sidebar BIG HUGS of gratitude

Karri Reiser said...

Wanted to let your know that I featured your post in this weeks Our Favorite Things Link Party.
http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/08/our-favorite-things-link-party-12.html

Jenn said...

This is really really cute!

Jennifer said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

Britni said...

You already know how adorable I think this is! But I wanted to thank you for sharing this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week :)

Alderberry Hill said...

HAPPY EASTER!
Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later today!
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend, and join me this evening for Make the Scene Monday #68!