Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Handmade Business Card Holder

Welcome to another inspiring blog hop featuring Club Scrap's Vintage Botany kit! (To view the full listing of participating bloggers and join in the fun with our Linky Party, hop to Club Scrap. Hopefully, you just arrived from Roni's blog.)

This collection is gorgeous, and I wanted to carry its beauty wherever I go! While on my international travels, I was wishing I'd had a nice stash of business cards on hand to share with new friends . . .


As necessity is the mother of invention, I consulted my past blog tutorial to create a business card holder. I took an additional step to make it more sturdy so it can handle the intense battles that seem to occur at the bottom of my purse. (Can anyone relate to this?)


Trim one 4.75x10" Ivory Print and one Dk. Green Plain from the Vintage Botany collection. Apply a thorough layer of CS® Bookbinding Glue to one of the papers and laminate them together to create a sturdy double thickness.


After scoring and trimming the laminated paper according to the instructions in the tutorial, punch a notch into the center with an envelope punch board and round the corners of the top flap.


Before gluing the paper into the box shape, cut a .75" strip of Dk. Green paper and wrap around the top of the box. Glue only the sides and back of the strip, leaving a clear space between the front of the box and the strip. Instead of cramming the flap into the box, simply slide the flap beneath the strip.


Load the box with a generous pack of business cards, and you'll always be prepared to keep in touch with new friends!


Stamp the friendship sentiment from the Art Nouveau sheet onto a Lt. Green panel and adhere to the strip.


This is an easy gift to make and will look gorgeous in any of the papers from this collection. You can also adapt the measurements to create a custom-sized box to fit your needs.

Now it's time to hop along and see more inspiration from our friend, Pam!

Tricia

18 comments:

  1. Such a delightful and very feminine card holder, Tricia. Great gift idea too.

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  2. A very pretty card holder for your business cards

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  3. OH. SO. CUTE! AND your biz cards are cool too! I am going to make one of these to keep my stack of appointment cards for my patients from spreading all over the drawer in my operatory at work. I may have to ALSB this because all of my co-workers will want one too!

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  4. Love love love this idea!! I have my cards just sitting willy nilly in my pocket book. I think I need to make one of these ASAP! :)

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  5. Brilliant!!! Definitely casing this delightful idea.

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  6. Such a pretty way to carry business cards! Thanks for the tutorial Tricia!

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  7. Super, Tricia! This kit rocks! Just loving it.

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  8. Oh what a fun project! I love that it's laminated and will last for a long time. Dh is always asking if I have any of his cards...I think I'll make one of these to store them in my purse. Great idea!

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  9. It's about as cute as cute can be! Of course since your created it, functional is also an element. Another adorable practical idea!

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  10. Intense battles...hahaha! I'll be making one of these for myself.

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  11. I like the idea of adding to the sturdiness of the original design. What sweet results!

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  12. Functional and beautiful! Two great things to possess, so I will be making this project soon!

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  13. Beautiful, feminine and so handy! Pinning this for hubbie to make for his cards! TFS!

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  14. Oh it is so pretty!!! Love it!

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