Frustrated with those flimsy card cases falling apart in my backpack, I built my own out of the handyman's secret weapon - duct tape. I was inspired, after reading icanryme2002's duct tape playing card case instructable, to throw my own together. In slightly more than a flash, you too can have a card protector made of America's finest invention.

Step 1: Cut the Paper

While this project could be done purely with duct tape, I opted to support the case with a layer of paper. I used an index card, but any heavy paper would work.

You'll need 9 pieces of paper. Two large ones for the front and back of the case, four for the sides, top and bottom, 1 for the front of the flap, and 2 triangular pieces for the sides of the flap.

The attached template could be printed on heavy paper and cut out, but where would the fun be in that?
I'm so glad you did the top that you did; most people don't think about the cigarette box flip top design. It's my personal favorite. A little difficult to make, but well worth it.
wait how can you call duct tape an American invention and quote Red Green.
Because it is an American invention an Red Green talks about it...alot. And yes, I'm sure it is an American invention: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape</a><br/>
Isn't Red Green American?
so where did you get your tape?
aw man! where do you find neon green duct tape? its one of my favorite colors! and nice black tiger deck.
I envy your black tiger deck
were did u get such a cool looking deck? No wonder you would want to protect it!
Believe it or not, from Tower Records before they went out of business. Now I just use regular Bicycles from CVS and the like. Not quite as nice, but I prefer them to Aviators or Bees. - D

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