Introduction: Business Card With Mints.

Business cards are a way of making people remember you. Basically you have to stop a potential client/contact/employer etc chucking it in the bin straight away. What better way to stop your business card being sent to it's landfilly grave than to entice the recipient with sweets. Unfortunately liquorice allsorts are frowned upon in business situations but luckily mints are corporate enough.

Step 1: You Will Need

Step 2: Design and Printing

Step 3: Constructing the Box

Step 4: Fill With Mints

Step 5: Close and Go

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cassandrabutt (author)2013-06-10

I couldn't get the template to open, it opened a new page saying 'permission denied.' Would you be able to upload a pdf template?! Thanks!

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I just noticed this is a rather old post...so probably the files are long lost...but would love any suggestions out there for places to grab free templates! Thanks again!

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mrsthursday (author)2011-10-02

thanks that's a 'sweet' idea :)

you still have 2p pieces in the UK??

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Ricky28269 (author)2010-01-26

You are Logo Here?

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sona (author)Ricky282692010-10-07

yes you are logo here, tiny mother effer. XD

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DangerGirl (author)2009-10-20

Good concept, thanks for the box template, really helpful.

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redrumdaf (author)2009-08-20

there was no net on the down load . were do you get it?

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Kibi (author)2009-07-18

That's pretty cool.

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SKYNET 2.0 (author)2009-06-27

A very good idea, I remember seeing some where a card (like a birthday card) that had wild-flower seed in the paper and the ink had natural fertilizer in it. If you could use that paper for a gardening business card, I sure that it would get peoples attention.

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Ian01 (author)SKYNET 2.02009-07-09

But once you have their attention they can't go look at your company's contact details...

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Jewelman (author)SKYNET 2.02009-07-02

Toyota has a 'green' Red Tag with the seeds already in the card. All you have to do is plant it and water it. and viola 'Wild Flowers'.

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jesswatt (author)2009-07-02

I am always looking for something unique! This is it! A rockin' addtion ot this excellent site! thanks. Jess

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Tobz1122 (author)jesswatt2009-07-09

haha i want to have somthing unique, that noone else has. ooh i've got an idea tell everyone how to make one on instructables!

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delta1998 (author)2009-07-08

thats cute

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debpix (author)2009-07-02

I wish we could figure out a way that the box could be made without cutting off parts of the business card. In other words, once it is folded flat, it is a full-size busienss card, rather than the cut out as you show. Hmmm.

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xenobiologista (author)debpix2009-07-06

I think a box could be made similar to a scaled-down version of the stereotypical "Chinese takeout" boxes, where the excess paper at the corners is folded into triangular flaps. Since a business card is so small you wouldn't have to use glue to hold it together, just cut slits into the lid so it can be tucked in to close.

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nightmaresyndrome (author)2009-06-27

I would never give this to a potential client..simply because you've already opened and handled the mints. Its not a sealed container as the tic-tacs are in before you opened them and put them in. A better and or different option would be to peel the label off of the Tic-Tac container and rebrand it with your company's information to maintain the integrity or the 'unspoiled' qualities of the mints. Many people would frown on this. I know for sure I don't eat candies that have already been opened, or have been left out in a bowl for the public (parties put on by my friends etc are a different story.) Hope I don't sound mean or pompous or anything..just trying to bring a different perspective to the mix.

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I think you just have to use your digression. I'm not a huge fan of these frowning types but in real life some people as you say might be worried. I think the actual risk is very low, at no point did I touch the mints for example and the glossy paper provides a better barrier than regular paper would. However this doesn't stop people having inhibitions. All I can say is that if some people are prepared to dumpster dive, then all but the most paranoid people can surely eat repackaged mints.

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pocketwatch (author)jokerlz2009-07-05

yay dumpsters!

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Haha..you bring up some very valid points. It really depends on what industry you are in and what demographic you are going after. sometimes people can be paranoid for sure! I

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Yeah I think you are right. I'm glad you mentioned the right industry. I forgot to mention that if you are in the mint making industry, make sure you put your own brand of mints in the box.

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I that's a valid point. If you're serious enough about using this card (and I think it's a great idea), you could use one individually wrapped piece:

http://www.candywarehouse.com/fancyovals.html
http://www.candywarehouse.com/dutchmint.html

Or snack-sized candy bars (the small cubes). I know it goes against your "many pieces instead of just one" idea though. Or maybe it doesn't have to be candy?

I think the point is to get the person to unfold the box, so you may need to tweak the design a bit so the person doesn't accidentally throw it away, without you having to say, "but wait, there's more!"

I think this will work best in a creative position, like a designer, engineer, artist, etc. Thanks for the good idea.

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Jeffree555 (author)2009-07-02

What a great Instructable! Thanks. I needed something to make my boring business card pop! You are also very gracious responding to the 'constructive' critics.

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Risuji (author)2009-07-02

Wrong "your" :P Otherwise, this is a great 'ible. I gotta use this for selling on eBay

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bradhouser (author)2009-07-02

You're Logo Here should be Your Logo Here

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jokerlz (author)bradhouser2009-07-02

Yeah I know, I have got it right in the rest of the Instructable, it's just spellcheck on word wouldn't have it. It gets deleted anyway.

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jokerlz (author)clickmatch2009-06-25

Yeah about that. My camera is old and rubbish (2 mega pixel which is less that on most mobile phones these days). So sorry about the blurry images.

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steveo12 (author)jokerlz2009-07-02

2 megapixels is really totally fine for Instructables because the images get sized down to less than 0.2 megapixels for display in the pages. It's just a case of focusing on the item carefully. If you don't have a macro mode you can get away with going further away and cropping the image on your computer.

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absolute zero (author)jokerlz2009-06-25

well, if you look around theres 'ibles with worse ones, think there decent enough for a good 'ible.

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jokerlz (author)absolute zero2009-06-26

Very kind of you to say so.

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clickmatch (author)jokerlz2009-06-25

Np, just posted the link in case you didn't know.

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Atomik (author)2009-07-02

IN Australia, we have an office supplies store "officeworks" selling huge bags of 200 montos chewable mints and they're individually wrapped :) great idea btw!

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patmac (author)2009-06-30

Anyone could change this instructable to incorporate different ideas, but the basic idea is very, very clever. If I received a business card like this I would definitely take notice, and furthermore, I would show it to other people. Great instructable!

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jokerlz (author)patmac2009-07-01

Thanks, I would encourage adaptations.

I quote "Great instructable!"is that a 5 star rating and a vote I hear?

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patmac (author)jokerlz2009-07-01

Yup!

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jokerlz (author)patmac2009-07-01

You are truely an awesome example to everyone.

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Yerboogieman (author)2009-06-30

You spelled Business wrong in the title.

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jokerlz (author)Yerboogieman2009-06-30

Shhh. Maybe nobody will notice. Edit Edit

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ashish_scientific (author)2009-06-30

this idea is like STRANGE but nice

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SirBrittanicvs (author)2009-06-29

It's an interesting idea, but I think the point of having a good business card is having one that's totally unique. If everybody made these it would kind of defeat the point.

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chunhon348 (author)2009-06-29

But if you get one of these, it's not easy to keep.

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Noodle93 (author)2009-06-25

But wouldn't they throw the business card away after eating it?

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jokerlz (author)Noodle932009-06-26

Better than them just throwing it away straight off. In any case why would they eat a business card?

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Apple Rule (author)jokerlz2009-06-28

lol

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oshidutako (author)Noodle932009-06-25

Yea it's a nice idea an all but many people might not even notice or care to extend the box.

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mycroftxxx (author)2009-06-26

When doing actual business cards, be very careful about spelling. It's "Your logo here", not "You're logo here". I wouldn't have said anything, but it is a business card. And a really keen idea for one at that!

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jokerlz (author)mycroftxxx2009-06-26

Oops. Oh well that's to be deleted anyway. I belive I've used the correct your/you're in the rest of the instructable but microsoft word was having none of it.

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pns (author)2009-06-26

I'd hate for them to get squished in your pocket after all your hard work =/

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Bongmaster (author)2009-06-24

hehehe 2p :3 nice ible btw :)

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