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Picture of Cassette Tape Business Card Holder
It turns out cassette tapes are exactly the right size for a business card case.  People of a certain age, like me, have lots of old tapes sitting around uselessly.  You can give one a second life!

Step 1: Choose a cool tape

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Start with a cool tape, like these.  And no, don't be horrified that this "museum piece" Apple data tape is being destroyed--no one ever saw it when it sat in a drawer!
 
The Rambler3 years ago
Very Cool. Do you think it could also be made to hold credit cards and the like? They're usually a touch larger but still very close in size.
Jer_Faludi (author)  The Rambler3 years ago
Glad you all like it, thanks!

And yes, it does fit credit cards. It hadn't occurred to me, but when you asked, I tried it. You could fit a couple cards and a small wad of bills, so I guess you could have one tape for your business cards and another for your wallet...
Cool, I've been trying to find an alternative to a wallet for a while because they can be so thick. I might have to grab some tapes out of the basement.
You could also fold money in thirds and leave it laying in this case, as most thieves would look at an old cassette tape and ignore it.
True enough about that Apple tape, but there are mega-nerds who collect all things Commodore and Pre-Mac Apple, as well as Coleco, Mattell, Atari, etc. etc. and will pay big bucks for it, as one guy paid $12,000 for a wooden Apple One computer. You may have been able to E-bay that one!
Gabrock3 years ago
WoW
twood103 years ago
Love it.
And to manage business cards and contacts, I use CardFila.com. It has application for iPhone and android phone also.
say whattt! so cool!
jke3 years ago
Tried this with three old tapes and love this mod. Thx!
My dad actually got to meet Steve Jobs.He is amazing

R.I.P Steve Jobs
You are amazing
Love it, so retro!
Great idea!
Very clever! Now, my favorite business card holder :)
That's an awesome idea. I especially like the apple tape you chose. :D