Friyay! How was your week? Are you as ready for the weekend as I am? So, I’m off to a conference in May (more on that later)… Naturally, I had to order up some cute business cards from moo.com. Not an affiliate, just heard good things, so I wanted to try it out. I’m happy with the way they turned out, and now I need a little spot on my desk to show them off. Cue in this DIY Business Card Holder – made out of paper! A nice thick cardstock, to be exact. All you need is to draw and cut a couple of simple rectangles, layer and glue them together and you’ll have your own cute minimal card holder. I used my Silhouette to cut them out, but you can draw and cut the shapes by hand with a craft knife and cutting mat. Want to make your own?
- Silhouette cutting machine
- Silhouette Studio
- Cutting mat
- Thick White cardstock
- Other colored cardstock (optional – I used dark and light pink – no surprise there!)
- In Silhouette Studio, create a new document.
- Measure the width of your card and create a rectangle bigger than the width of your card
- Replicate and fill the page with these rectangles
- Load your white cardstock send to cut using cardstock settings (I increased my blade to 5 and double cut because of the thick cardstock)
- Optional – Load your colored cardstock and send to cut using regular cardstock settings
- Using one of your rectangles in Silhouette Studio create a smaller rectangle that’s big enough to fit the width of your cards
- Align them so that the smaller rectangle is within the bigger rectangle. Make a compound path with these 2 shapes
- Replicate throughout the page and send to cut with your white cardstock settings
- Now that you have all your pieces cut, use glue to stack them on top of each other. I used the plain white ones (bottom image) to form a base, then the colored ones (for an accent color), then layered the ones with the inner rectangles to form a slot that will hold the cards
And that’s it! You now have a sweet minimal accessory for your desk to show off your sassy business cards. Which colors did you use as the accent color?
Looking for some more inspiration? Take a look at my other Silhouette projects.