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!