Thursday, April 7, 2016

Business Card Holder

Hey everyone!  Barbara here today with another project using the awesome Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard.  When I saw this business card holder, I just knew I would love to have it to sit on my desk, displaying my business cards.  They are so easy and quick to make!  You could make several as gifts to friends, and of course, yourself!  If you don't have business cards, it would also make a pretty note holder, as well.  Just insert cut up pieces of paper and sit next to your phone.  So many ideas!

First, lay out the pieces to make sure you know how they will go together.

I first ran my paper through my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the back.  In the photo, the sticky side is on the striped side showing.  Lay your pieces onto the sticky side, as shown.  If your paper has a direction, as mine does, be aware of how you are placing your pieces.  My paper has flowers that all go in one direction.  At this point, I removed the two curved side pieces.  I want to cover the outside last.  I continued covering the rectangular pieces and set my paper aside for now.

Now, for the inside pieces, I continued laying my pieces out on the sticky side of my second paper, trimming away the excess.  

At this point, I used a craft knife to remove the paper along the slit openings in the side pieces, as well as the extended bits that fit into the slit openings.  The chipboard is cut precisely to fit together nice and tight.  Do not leave any paper on those pieces.  

In the photo below, I show you why you need to cover the inside of the side sections first.  This allows you to cut out the slits before adding the outside paper.  The outside paper will cover the slit openings.

I sanded the edges of each piece to bring out the white of the paper.  In this instance, I did not add distress ink because I liked the look of the white edge with the paper and the natural color of the chipboard.  Next, I glued all the pieces together.

I cut a section from the 6 inch Deco Frame, as shown.  This will be adhered to the back of the card holder.  I inked this piece with embossing ink and heat embossed with a blue embossing powder.

I chose a label from the stackable labels set, heat embossed the base label the same as for the frame piece.  I computer generated "Black Hole Art Studio", the name of my blog, and printed it onto a polka dot paper from the Graphic 45 pad.  I carefully aligned it onto the top label, removed the excess paper and sanded the edges.

I treated the shells border stick the same way and adhered them along the bottom edges of the holder. Then I glued the frame piece to the back at the top, and the stacked label to the front, as shown.

Here are some pictures from different angles.

And here it is holding my business cards.  

Gypsy Soul Supplies Used: Business Card Holder
Border Sticks
Deco Frames 6 Inch
Stackable Labels Shape Set

Other Supplies Used:Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 paper pad
Zing embossing powder (Glacier)
Alene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
sandpaper or emery board

I really love how this turned out, and I hope you are inspired to make one, too!  

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative week!!!



  1. Barbara,
    Love, love this beautiful business card holder. And, I always love your wonderful projects.

  2. Your post about the business card holder is incredibly creative! The way you've combined functionality with an artistic touch is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
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