How to Make a Business Card Holder . . . From Playing Cardscomments (8) December 12th, 2011
If you're looking for a fun, compact gift to give your guy, try making this business card holder from playing cards.
Let's talk lamination: If you don't have a laminator at home to use for this project, call around to your local copy shops—many of them have self-service laminators and pouches.
. . . And let's talk cards: This project is designed around a standard-sized playing card. Feel free, however, to experiment with novelty playing cards, loteria cards, and tarot cards. Just keep in mind that these may be slightly different sizes. I used some loteria and tarot cards in the samples above, and I needed to trim them down a little to fit the template.
What you'll need:
- Downloadable template (see link below)
- Five playing cards (per case)
- A sheet of 65# cardstock
- Metal straightedge
- X-Acto knife and cutting surface
- Bone folder
- Glue stick
- Poly fiberfill
- Five-mil lamination pouch
- 1/8-inch hole punch
- 1mm stretchy beading cord
- Craft glue
- E6000 adhesive
- Masking tape
To begin this project, download this template and print it onto cardstock. Then, gather five cards. Three of them will show prominently on your finished case, so use face cards or really cool backs. The other two cards will show on the inside of the case, so you'll probably want their backs to show.
(When I make these cases, I save the face cards, aces, and jokers for the outsides, then use up the random number cards for the insides.)
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