I was really inspired by a Business Card flickr group I came across last week (see: plantable business card!), along with this amazing article/tutorial on Crafting a Green World for Security Pattern Business Card Envelopes. I wanted to share with you what I decided to do for my Business Cards. It's a super easy, fun & inexpensive way to make your cards stand out. Like Crafting a Green World said, "Presentation is everything!" I think this idea is a good representation of my craft & you can do the same, make them your own, be creative! You can also use these on card drops, to make them more of a little found gift!
What you need:
Your 2" x 3.5" business card
Standard-sized paper lunch bags (5.125" x 3.125" x 10.625"), any color
Paper trimmer, cutter, scissors
Glue stick, tape, stickers
Punches, decorative scissors, rubber stamps, ink, whatever you want!
- Measure 8" along the length of the lunch bag, cutting off the bottom.
- Take that piece & cut it in half to make two 4" pieces.
- Take both pieces, find the side that measures 5" & cut it in half, 2.5", to make 4 pieces.
(click the photo if you can't see it all)
1 - Take your 4 pieces &
2 - Get your 2" x 3.5" business card
3 - Unfold the first layer just a bit, place your business card in, as shown.
4 - Pinch both layers of the lunch bag with your index finger & thumb on the top left hand corner, fold the back piece up as shown. I tabbed the back bottom right hand corner with an A so you can see the progression of the fold.
5 - Make sure the layers look like the photo.
6 - Fold all the layers over.
7 - Make a crease with your fold.
8 & 9 - Here is where you can get creative with punches if you'd like, remove your business card & punch through all the layers so you get the punch effect on both sides of your envelope.
10 - Put your card back in the envelope & flip open your folded flap, use a glue stick on all layer to glue it back down, like an envelope!
Look at your envelopes like a blank canvas, you can use rubber stamps, ribbons, paint, ink, needle & thread, your printer or sewing machine, anything you desire! Have Fun!