Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rolodex V546

Look what I found on E Bay!!!

I can almost imagine what you're thinking.  You're thinking I've lost my mind what the heck is that ugly old thing?

You're looking at a Rolodex V File Model #546.
I'd love to know what year it was made...  Any ideas?

One more photo of it right out of the box.

Recently I was browsing on Pinterest and came across an art journal that totally inspired me.  Patty Van Dorin calls hers a "Scrapodex", you can see it on her blog.  She uses a smaller version of the Rolodex made to hold 2" X 4" address or business cards and makes paper collages to go in hers, it's really neat.  

From Patty's inspiration I went looking for a Rolodex file to play with and found several on E Bay.  The one I ended up buying is a Zephyr American Rolodex V546 which holds 4"x6" index cards - perfect for those mini art journal projects!  After winning the auction and looking around a bit more I found there appear to be three sizes, 2"X4", 3"X5" & 4"X6".  I haven't found any actual 4"X6" Rolodex cards to put in mine but that's ok I can make my own as you'll see below.

Every once in awhile I make a project I'd really like to keep so I thought this Rolodex would be a perfect place to keep those and enjoy them.  I'm very happy I found one of these that was made to hold bigger index cards!

I've just barely gotten started on this project and will be adding to it as often as I can & I'll share it with you as I go along. 

Patty has the Scrapodex for her creations now I need to come up with a name for mine.  What do you think?  Is it an "Artodex" a "Cardodex", "Craftodex"?  
Your comments with ideas for a name would be fun and very much appreciated!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Stamp Insanity - Anything But A Card


AllisonG said...

HA! Yes, I was wondering when I saw the first photo just exactly what you were going to do with that thing. I LOVE the finished product. I think you should call it your Craftodex because I have a feeling you will be putting more than cards in it. Artodex just didn't roll off my tongue the way Craftodex did, but everything you do IS a work of art, Jan!

My big fundraising event was last night and was a HUGE success! Now maybe I'll have some more time to make cards, scrapbook and work on fun projects like yours.

Sharon said...

Wow what a great find! Gives me something else to look for at our state surplus warehouse next time I'm out there. I think Craftodex works for the type of art you'll be putting in it.

Yvonne B. said...

This is a sight to behold! I still have an old Rolodex (much smaller though!) on my desk at work. It has followed me from desk to desk in the last 25 years--give or take! I love this idea! Crafty-Dex, Craft-o-dex, create-o-file... Enjoy your new organizational toy!

Shannon White said...

What a Fabulous idea Miss Jan! I agree with Allison & Sharon. A Craftodex seems very fitting! 8-) Love this!

Shannon 8-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am impressed you have ROOM for this project - me NOT SO MUCH! I like the bigger holder and "Artodex" sounds fun~ Thanks for the link I spent 15 min going through her posts!

Jane said...

Wow what a find this is going to be lovely as you add to it thankyou for sharing with us at StampinSanity
Luv Jane xxx

jimlynn said...

Goodness...this may be older than me!!LOL! Actually, I remember using one very similar - but smaller - when I first started working!
Great find.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is WONDERFUL! Thanks for playing along with us at StampInsanity! :D

Kathy V. said...

Jan, for what it's worth, I had one of these years ago when first started working--uh, let's say 'bout 40 years ago. Gulp!

I just love this idea. As for a good name? I think I'd call it BillyBob!