Introduction: Tear-em-off Business Cards
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I like having this on my desk because people see it and go "what is that?" and then play around with it for a while flipping through it - oh who am I kidding... I love flipping through it too!
This makes a great addition to your desk "stuffs". It's also a great paper weight, and super easy to make. So flip through and see how it's done!
Step 1: Materials
You want to grab roughly 50 cards at a time - if you go high like up to 100 it gets flimsy, and if you go less like around 25 it's not as impressive. You're going to want pencils or pens - something that has a flat face on it works better than a round cylinder because it won't dent the cards as much when you clamp them. You'll also want some elastics (I used two really big ones). And of course you'll want some sort of glue - white glue or wood working glue works best.
Step 2: Stack the Cards
The first thing you want to do is make sure you've got all the business cards facing the same way, and as neatly stacked as you can get them. Hold tight till the next step!
Step 3: Strap-it-down Capt'in!
Grab two pencils and make sure your little bundle doesn't adjust itself in your grip while you strap those little guys together. I took the elastic and twisted it between each side which worked pretty well. Grab another set of pencils and do the bottom half as well. Now set it up on the table, ready for the glue.
Step 4: Add Glue - and Wait
This is pretty fun because you get to use so much glue! Basically, you just squeeze the dickens out of the glue bottle till the whole face is covered in glue. You just want to make sure you don't spill on any sides or it will look messy when it's done. So once you've got the glue on there, just spread it around a little bit so that it reaches to the edges, and let it sit.
And when I say let it sit - I actually mean let it sit over night. So make sure it's safe in some place where it's not gonna get bumped.
Step 5: Remove Clamps - Done!
Once you've waited at least 12 hours (depending on how much glue you put on) the little business card booklet is ready to show off!
Have fun with it! (you could even make a little cartoon stick man drawing on the back of your business cards if you want just to make it more interesting!)
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