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For the past year or two, it seems, I have been in love with this address file by lovelydesign. Once you see it, you’ll know exactly what I mean. It’s amazing in ways I can’t quite describe. After much anticipation at the beginning of this year, I did finally order one and it’s even more gorgeous in person. However, it sat on my desk a good solid month while I figured out how to use it.
I was so afraid to ruin the cards that I was pretty much paralyzed over the issue for the first 30 days. Then it hit me. I needed to use some address file labels on the cards, and that is what I did.
It works perfectly and gives me the blanks to fill in that seems to run my life. I thought maybe somebody else out there might be in the same boat so you can download your own labels to print out like these below.
Click to download the Adobe pdf file. The file is designed to print onto standard Avery 5160 address labels, so 30 labels per sheet. (However, this would also work if you just stuck the labels onto index cards and created your own address file.) Now, I have also started using this amazing address file with my Crafty Organization Idea Cards.
More fill-in-the-blank goodness. On each of the organization idea cards, there is space for the project title, materials list, instructions, notes + a grid checkbox (seen on the rightside of the card) for when you want the project done. For instance, on this card above, I checked off “O” for October and listed the day “01″ so that means I want this project done by October 1st. (We’ll see about that!)
I used some standard Rolodex business card sleeves to slip the cards into and then popped them in the address file. (Though I also thought about using these slotted Rolodex cards but couldn’t find them locally to try out.)
Now I can flip through the cards and stay on track + time of all the projects I want to get done. Finally, a system that works for me. I’m a happy camper.1f2c