That's where plastic paperclips come in! Though, the ones sold in stores tend to make me pine for the normality of the metal paper clip. I still wanted something different though! So when instructables came into possession of several Duane Reade club cards, I knew I had my chance!
Step 1: Materials
A Laser Cutter (or X-Acto Blade)
(if using a laser cutter you'll need the appropriate software)
A little bit of spare time.
Step 2: Template
If you're using an X-Acto blade:
- Draw design on card (I'd recommend keeping the template fairly simple).
- Get ready to cut out your design.
- Open up whatever software you plan to use.
- Make a template of the card.
- Measure your cards dimensions
- Draw a box to scale in your program.
- Cut card template out of cardboard or acrylic so you can ensure you're card goes back in in the exact same spot every time.
- Create whatever spectacle of a design (or simple design if you don't want to show off)
- Get ready to print.
Step 3: Cut
For X-Acto blades:
- Start cutting out your template!
- Find the appropriate settings and hit print.
- (I found for my card, in vector cut mode, speed: 50, Power: 100, Frequency: 5000)