I saw this free standing business card holder on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make it. I watched a video by Pootles and changed it up a bit to make it mine. (She is from the UK and is sooooo talented! I love to watch her videos and listen to her accent.) She made hers using metric measurements so I played around and ended up with these measurements:
Start with a piece of 8 1/2 x 6 cardstock. With the long side across the top, score at 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2. Score on the short side at 1 inch and 5 inches. Fold along the score lines. With your paper snips cut up to the 1 inch score line along the 1 1/2 inch and 6 1/2 inch score line. Then cut away the pieces between each score line. Here is a photo of what it should look like at this point:
Add sticky strip adhesive as shown.
Remove the long pieces of sticky strip and fold the card stock in to the center. It will look like this:
Remove the sticky strip from the sides and adhere together. You can leave it straight along the sides or just take your paper snips and cut at an angle like I did.
I decorated mine with a piece of DSP from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper pack. I absolutely LOVE the designs in this paper pack! They are classic navy and white. It goes well with so many different colors of cardstock that you may find you need a second pack like I did! For this project I just used a small piece measuring 3 3/4 x 2 1/4. I scored it at 1 3/8, added some snail adhesive and adhered it to the front of my card holder. I added some Night of Navy Bakers Twine and bow and it was ready to hold a bunch of my business cards. I love it!
I think I’ll make some for the hairdressers, my dentist, and my doctor. I hope they will enjoy it as much as I do!
Papers: Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP Tool and Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Snail Adhesive, Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine
Have a wonderful day!
*UPDATE: Here are two more I made today…one for my wonderful upline and friend, Susan, and one for the hairdressers. I had their business cards so it was easy to match colors. For Susan’s I used the gorgeous Emerald Envy Cardstock with Affectionately Yours DSP. The flower and ribbon is “So Susan”!