When we’re headed out of town (especially when I’m going to be doing a little blog work along the way), I like to have at least a few business cards with me. On that same note, I also don’t want said business cards taking up too much space in my luggage or purse.
So, I decided to whip up a crafty business card holder with just a little duct tape and some card stock paper!
First off, print out the template and cut it out. You can do this one of two ways — 1. Print the template directly on the card stock you want to use and cut it out. 2. Print out the template out on regular paper, cut it out, trace it onto card stock, and cut it out of the card stock.
Since I was using black card stock, I decided to go with #2. I printed out the template on regular printer paper and cut it out with an x-acto knife and a ruler.
You can download the template I used here.
Then, I traced the template onto black card stock and cut it out using the x-acto knife and a ruler.
Next, I started covering the business card holder with duct tape. I started wrapping the tape around one of the edges to keep it closed. Also, the tape I chose had a distinctive pattern, so I did my best to try and keep the lines consistent. Before you cover the entire piece with tape, make sure you note where the flap insert hole will be placed.
Once you’ve covered the entire thing in tape, you’re done! I pressed mine in a book to train it to stay closed for about a day, but now it’s staying put great!
So far, it’s working out well. The duct tape makes it sturdy and since it’s just made out of paper, it’s thin enough to fit just about anywhere and I wouldn’t care so much if I lost it. Love!