Friday 5 May 2017

Heidi Swapp Memorydex Systems

Hi friends, Dr Sonia here with a fascinating product called the Memorydex by Heidi Swapp. Every once in a while each of us must have seen something which made us think " I have to get it" ...well this was one such product for me!! 
Now what is the memorydex?
  • The Memorydex system was developed by Heidi Swapp and is essentially an interactive system to hold index style cards .
  • You can add and remove cards from it
  • There are 2 systems one is the adorable spinner [available in black and white] made of high quality acrylic and the other is a sturdy desktop display box made of sturdy cardboard with metal rods for the cards to slide on

  • You can make the cards using
    • hole punches
    • special memorydex punches 
    • rolodex punches
    • die cutting- you can use Memorydex dies or similar dies by other companies [ eg Spellbinders Address book die]
    • cinch binding machine...with a little bit of tweaking.
    • manually by using punches and scissors you may be having
Spinner Memorydex

The spinner is simply enchanting to play can flip through the cards or turn the pretty diamond knobs on the sides and make the cards spin and flip!!
The spinner is available in 2 elegant black and a pristine white. I love both. I have the white one now but plan to get the black one for my daughter.

What can you use it for?
You can use it for sooooo many things but here are a few ideas I could think of.
  • Scrap-booking to hold photos and journal-ling
  • To do list holder
  • Shopping lists
  • Planner
  • Party Planner
  • Birthday Planner
  • Festival Planner
  • Birthdays through the years
  • Recipe Cards
  • Inspiring Quotes
  • Keep customer orders and details handy
  • As a Learning aid for children to hold flash cards, list homework for the day/ week etc,special facts to memorize,  reading goals, word of the day etc
  • Crafty Memorydex - document to do projects, to buy lists, DTprojects, challenges, techniques to try, list of persons to make cards for to etc etc

You can keep it simple  or embellish it to your heart's content.

 I have used fairly heavy embellishments like handmade clay embellishments, glass cabochons and resin embellishments and still the spinner moves and swings effortlessly.

In this project for uniformity I have used Graphic 45 Time to Flourish papers...they are so pretty and perfect for a project such as this wherein you can look at the beautiful papers everyday on your desk!!

So a memorydex project will be ideal to use for all the pretty papers and cute embellishments you have been hoarding !

You can embellish one side of the card and use the other side for writing or use the cards for dividers and write on plain cards.

I have used thick ivory sheet, Dress my Craft papers and even kraftmill paper as a packing for my Graphic 45 papers to create sturdy cards .

The cards have 2 slots in the lower part and can be easily inserted into the spinner and tray. They are not too tight however and can slide along easily.
I used the Oval Dividers dies to make 2 types of cards.

You can also pick up this tab style die if your want to add labels to the tab part.

 The best part of this system is that if you don't have a die cutting machine or like the convenience of using your own hand cut cards you can punch perfect fitting slots using  the  memorydex punch.

I did try to make a video but somehow all 2 cameras at home and my mobile camera have decided to be uncooperative...but do check the gorgeous videos on You tube...there are dozens and dozens of them.Search memorydex and be ready to be mesmerized!!

Here are links to the supplies I have used and related Memorydex Supplies from Crafters Corner. Click on the thumbnail and you will be taken to the Crafters Corner Website where you can shop!


  1. What a fantastic post, love each every details Sonia, those paper are perfect for this cute memory dex spinner , and first time am seeing with out die cut machine we can use with that punch. TFS dear

  2. what a beauty you have created ....its outstanding

  3. This is super awesome ❤️

  4. Wow such a amazing post outstanding

  5. I sure wish you could still purchase the white Memorydex spinner!


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