A Brief History:
Business Cards. Shared during (in)formal introductions as a convenience and a memory aid (also; to show off, i.e. American Psycho), a business card typically includes the giver's name, company affiliation (usually with a logo) and contact information such as street address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and website.
Way back when, business cards were simple black text on white stock. Not anymore! Business cards today (yours of course!) will include one or more aspects of striking visual design.
The standard US size for a business card is 3.5 in × 2 in (89 mm × 51 mm).
This Instructable will show you how to turn your ordinary Business Cards into a Business Card- Business Card Holder.
PS: I originally made this 'ible for the Office Supplies Contest but missed the dead line. Oh well.
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Step 1: Pick a Card. Any Card!
Transforming your ordinary cards into awesomeness is super easy!
1) 4 Business Cards
3) Tape (regular scotch tape)
NOTE: Some steps have multiple images/illustrations. Remember to view them all.
Step 2: Bend. Fold. Just Like Life.
Take a card (image 1).
Fold it LENGTHWISE SLIGHTLY LESS THAN HALF (image 2).
Take a 2nd card.
(yup. same deal.)
Fold it LENGTHWISE SLIGHTLY LESS THAN HALF.
You now have 2 folded cards. That was easy. Hooray.
Step 3: Bonding Time
Take the 2 folded cards and lay them side-by-side WIDE SIDE butted together (image 1).
Grab a short piece of TAPE (image 2) and join the cards in holy cardtrimony (image 3).
Place a long piece of Tape along THE SEAM and reinforce it (image 4). Go nuts buddy.
Step 4: Running With Scissors
Grab your SCISSORS. Admire your creation thus far.
Now take the 3rd Card and lay it perpendicular to the Seam (image 1).
MARK a spot that's slightly smaller than the conjoined cards (image 2).
CUT the card along the spot you just marked (image 3).
Step 5: Bottoms Up!
FOLDâ the freshly cut Card in half. It can be folded to accommodate your design and cards style. (image 1)
Place the Folded Card on the OUTSIDE of the joined cards (image 2).
Butt the FOLD against the bottom of the Joined Cards and TAPE it in place on both the inside and outside (image 3).
Step 6: Tape It
FOLD all 3 FLAPS down towards each other with the BOTTOM FLAP overlapping the the 2 SIDE FLAPS (image 1).
TAPE the BOTTOM FLAP on the top and side being midful of the GAP (image 2).
Step 7: A Snip Here, a Nip There
Trim the 2 INNER FLAPS to allow easy access to your Cards (image 1). I cut mine at a 45* angle.
Step 8: The Crown Jewel
Take the 4th and final Card and place it on the Front of the Card Holder.
TAPE the Front Card on all 4 sides (image 1).
Reinforce (TAPE!) all Seams, Corners and Edges (image 2).
Step 9: Ta-Da!
You are now the proud owner of your very own Super Deluxe Custom Made BUSINESS CARD- BUSINESS CARD HOLDER!
Go show off.
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