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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.
 
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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?

Step 2: Coat With Tape...Lots of Tape

If I'm going to be the only person with a card case made of duct tape in my school, why not make it stand out? Neon green is the way to go, of course.

You'll want to cut strips of tape 2" longer than the paper...I chose to use vertical strips. The pictures show this step better than I can put it into words. after covering one side of one of the large rectangles, place one of the skinny side rectangles next to it, with about an 1/8" gap. This creates hinge to allow the pieces to fold when it comes time to put it together.

Step 3: Form the Pocket

Keep laying down tape and placing the pieces on until you've got all four long pieces covered. Place the bottom piece underneath one of the large "face plates". There should be enough tape there so that you don't have to add any more.

Now, fold the outer side piece over so that it touches the adjacent face plate. This will make the interior part where the cards will be kept. Press down the tape connecting the two pieces to make sure you have a good seal.
jacobz_202 years ago
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.
Dark_Helmet (author)  icanryme20027 years ago
Because it is an American invention an Red Green talks about it...alot. And yes, I'm sure it is an American invention: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape
Isn't Red Green American?
helloworld14 years ago
so where did you get your tape?
muffinhead6 years ago
aw man! where do you find neon green duct tape? its one of my favorite colors! and nice black tiger deck.
erfonz7 years ago
I envy your black tiger deck
were did u get such a cool looking deck? No wonder you would want to protect it!
Dark_Helmet (author)  climberslacker7 years ago
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
ddsn7 years ago
NICCEEE!