Sunday 1 May 2022

Idea-ology Vignette Card File

 Hello Friends

Since Tim Holtz released his new Idea-ology range this year I have been dying to make something with the Vignette Card File.  After seeing Jan Hobbin's creation for Tim's reveal video where she created a file box to hold special dates throughout the year, I decided to create something similar.

I have been collecting addresses of blog friends for the past 10 years, keeping them in a small notebook, this has become a bit dog eared over the years and so I decided to make a card address file....

I started by covering the box with Backdrops Volume 3 papers before adding design tape to the edges.  
To finish off the box I applied Tim's Translucent Crackle Paint randomly around the box and when dry I spritzed over it with Distress Oxide Spray in Salvaged Patina and gently wiping some off here and there to give a distressed look.

The hardware was painted with Distress Foundry Wax in 'Mined' before attaching to the box.  I love how easy it is to use Foundry Wax and the finish is beautiful.
I took nine sets of the new Idea-ology File Cards and coloured them with Distress Oxide Distress Sprays and added a little stamping here and there for added texture.
Each pocket card will hold three letters of the alphabet.  I used Idea-ology Stencil cards to label the folders.  Each pocket contains one folded card and one tabbed card, so plenty of room for names and addresses.
I used a whole mix of Idea-ology Ephemera to collage on top of each pocket.
I also added some of Tim's Eclectic Elements fabric on the front of each pocket along with some stencilled lettering.
To finish off I added the word 'friends' from Idea-ology Big Chat collection of words.

All I need to do now is transfer the names and addresses!

Thanks so much for your visit.  I apologise for not being around much these days, either here or on social media, but I have a few health issues I am working through and Facebook is playing silly beggars with my feed at the moment.....

Take care and keep safe and well.

Crafty Hugs,  Anne xxx


  1. love it. I just got my try so great timing to see how you used it. thanks as always for sharing.

  2. Great idea and it looks like you had fun creating all the different pockets and files. Hope you start feeling better soon Elaine xx

  3. Ooh this is absolutely wonderful! And such a fab idea too. Love all the details - you always make the perfect piece! Hugs my friend and I hope you feel better soon. Take care. xxxxxxxx

  4. Fabulous Anne! as usual!! I love your work. I hope your health is picking up as we go into the better weather and warmth. Tell me about Facebook!! it is driving me mad!

  5. Wow, this is fabulous, I love the cutout letter tabs especially.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  6. This is absolutely stunning Anne! I really like the patina spray and the fabric, Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. Annie, this is just fascinating and I love that it's so useful, too! I really enjoyed the closeup of each of the envelopes. You have added so many incredible details, but never too many! Mwah! Sending love and hugs, Darnell

  8. I hope my address is in there!!! Lol! Anne, this is a brilliant idea and beyond fabulous. I love all the details, textures, color scheme, everything. Such a fabulous make and idea. Love!!!

  9. What a fabulous idea this is Anne, the card file is such a super size to keep special date and contacts together in. Love how you transformed the wood to a softer more faded distressed colour. I have yet to try the foundary wax, you sell it so well to me my friend :D
    Each file with their added collage and embellishments is a work of art.. I especially love the fabric and badges you used, very special additions. How lovely to know that each file will be filled with friendship.
    The card file looks so grand set on its feet.. they really add something special to this wonderful display. You've really made this inspired piece your very own Anne, I'm always inspired by your creativity.
    I have two of these card file vignettes keeping WIP's in and have just ordered another, I'm finding them extremely useful as I can find those little things..
    Really hope this comment gets through to you Anne I've tried so many times to leave it but the page just keeps reloading :(
    Sending love and BIG Hugs your way my dear friend xx x


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