Sunday, March 18, 2012

Blog Card Holder

As I was preparing to go to the Colorado Bloggers Meet-Up last weekend, I decided I wanted some blog cards to have available if anyone asked what my blog was. Being a firmly entrenched DIYer, I didn't buy them (didn't have time, anyways!), I made them!  I put my blog logo at the top, typed up my URL and email address, printed them out myself, and cut them out.  Easy Peasy.



Now, though, I needed somewhere to put them.  I didn't want them loose in my purse; they'd get all wrinkled.  I've never had business cards or anything before, so I don't have a holder for them.  I've seen cute ones you can sew, and I thought of doing that.  But, this was the night before the meet-up and I just didn't have time (or, really, the inclination to pull out my stash and try to find the fabric I wanted).

I thought about using an Altoids tin and looked in my drawer where I thought I had one stashed.  When I looked, I saw a package of gum and inspiration struck.  


It would make a totally cute card holder.  It was just the right size, too.  Perfect.  
I covered it with pieces of scrapbook paper I had laying around.  I love this measuring tape paper.  This was the perfect time to use it, too, for my crafty/sewing blog blog-cards.  

I mod-podged the paper onto the gum package, doing a few coats to make it more durable.  

And before you knew it, I had a super-cute, functional blog card holder.  Love it!

 
 

19 comments:

Etcetorize said...

Such a smart idea! I'd love for you to stop by Etcetorize to share this: http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/03/make-it-great-monday_18.html . The party is going on now, hope to see you there~

Sarah said...

How handy!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

Thanks for sharing!

I would love for you to follow my craft blog so that we can continue to share ideas.

Your newest follower,
Sarah@
www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

suburbanprairiehomemaker.com said...

I love how you repurposed that box - smart and cute!
Found you on Made by You Monday - would love to have you stop by for a visit!
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

mary said...

So cute and clever! I love it!

Karri Reiser said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea! I would have never thought of this!

Jessica Lucas said...

It turned out really cute - I'm impressed. I'm not sure I would've thought of that one. Good job!

Jess @
tupelocreative.blogspot.com

thisyearsdozen said...

What a great idea!! Love the paper you used.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I love your pattern on the paper! Thanks for sharing this at Handmade Tuesdays. I, too, am a mom of 9 year old twins!

EmilyJean said...

Smart and cute and awesome! I'm definitely stashing this idea!

citystitchin.blogspot.com

Rose said...

How neat is that. I'm your new follower. I would be so happy if you came and shared at my link party Sunday Round Up this Sunday @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
If you find the time come follow me too.
Thanks,
Rose

Connie said...

That's a great idea. Hi, I'm Connie @ http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend, stop by and be my friend, too.
Thanks for sharing, reminds me I should make up some cards.

kirstin & tricia said...

Jenny, I love this! I need business cards and a holder- I love how low maintenance this one is. :)

Briana said...

I LOVE that measuring tape paper. Great idea. I hope the blog meet-up went well! I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Oh my goodness, how clever. I think this is such a cool idea. Thank you for linking up on Fabulous Friday. By the way, I'm hosting a fun giveaway. You're invited to pop over & enter: http://michellelunt.blogspot.com/2012/04/fun-giveaway-and-thank-you-to-my.html

Warmly, Michelle

Plastic Card said...

Fabulous idea,do you have any idea of creating home made plastic card holders?

raima said...

I would never thought of this idea before,great job!

Waseem said...

Can this holder be used for print plastic cards or not?

Sweet Fairy said...

This is great. I need Plastic Card Holders for school children project. Where i can get it?

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