I take lots of pictures that I use for the paper models that I design for ss42.com
. When I am out taking pictures I need to swap out SD cards in my camera. But the SD card cases are different sizes and they take up too much space.
Step 1: The supplies
I found that the case for Sunstar GUM soft tooth picks http://www.sunstargum.com/index.php?id=3791 are the perfect size to hold 2 SD cards side by side. For me, I have bunches of the cases left over after I use up the picks. You can find these at any drug store for $3.xx or a 10 pack at the 99¢ store.
Step 2: The first problem
The trouble was that there was nothing to keep one from sliding around and there was no way to tell at a glance which ones were full and which ones were empty.
Step 3: The solution
So I came up with an insert that helps you hang on to the SD cards and it even tells you at a glance if the cards are full or empty by looking at the flip tab.
Step 4: Download the PDF
Just download and print the PDF file…
Step 5: Cut out the insert
Score all of the folds FIRST, and then cut it out.
Step 6: Fold the insert
Pay attention to the fold lines. Try to be accurate and make the folds crisp.
Step 7: Glue the insert together
Glue the back of the Full/Empty tab. So you can flip it back and forth so you can indicate if the card is full or empty.
Step 8: Keep Gluing
Glue tabs A, B, & C.
Step 9: The insert in action
When the glue on the paper model is dry put it in the GUM case. You can attach it to the case with double sided tape, but I leave mine loose. Now you can use the Full/Empty tab to lift up one card at a time to remove or insert the card.
Step 10: Finished
When you flip the Full/Empty tab one way or the other and close the GUM case you can see at a glance if you have any room for more pictures.