Use an Altoid Tin to make a business card holder. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea that will keep your business cards nice and not bent.
This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I will be attending SNAP!
SNAP! is a creative blogger conference and I am thrilled to be able to go be inspired and learn. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get to meet some of my favorite bloggers that I follow!
The first thing I needed to do was design my business cards so I had an effective way to market my blog while at the event. I designed them myself at VistaPrint.com. I know they are pretty simple but that's my style and I am happy with how they turned out.
Then came the question of what do I carry my cards in? Remember this is a conference for creatives so I felt like I needed to be creative with this solution. Most business card holders I found didn't hold that many cards and weren't very cute. It was time to put the thinking cap on and headed to Walmart.
I found it! An Altoids tin!
I do not like Altoids. The mint is just way too strong and I can feel the minty breath come out of my nose when I breathe and that is just weird. But the tin they came in will work perfectly!
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn't be found online.
How to Make Business Card Holder with an Altoids Tin
Cut a piece of scrapbook paper 2 ¼ x 3 ⅝ and use a corner rounder punch on the corners so the rectangle fits perfectly on the lid./p>
You can leave it as is, but I decided to get a little creative and decorated the top with rubber stamps and an owl paper punch I already had.
Adhere the rectangle onto the front of the Altoids tin with some Hot Glue.
Cut another piece of pattern paper the same size as the first and glue it to the inside lid of the Altoids tin. There you have it, a cute Business Card Holder that holds plenty of cards!
This would also make a great Gift Card Holder! (See I haven't taken off my thinking cap off yet!)
How do you carry and organize your business cards? Share and leave a comment below!
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i always keep some of these tins just in case i want to make something with them one day... a business card holder is a great idea i might just end up copying if you don't mind... 🙂
Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made
Now this is just adorable! Love the way you decorated the lid!
[email protected] Bitsy Paper
Isn't that just brilliant!! Love that idea. I have some of those I've saved for crafting so I might just have to do that. Thanks for the great idea.
What a great use for the altoids tin! My 6yr old grandson uses one and calls it his wallet, lol. I think I will use your idea and make his wallet more special.
This is just too cute! Your personalization is very nice!
Kara at Petals to Picots
What a cool idea!! A great way to upcycle too. Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend 🙂
Very cute! Have fun at Snap.
That's a super cute interpretation of a card case and kept at least one tin out of a landfill. I'm impressed.
Sass - aka - Kathy
I love this. My poor business cards are all held together with a clip in my purse, and they get fuzzy, dirty edges. Gotta do something new and different. Thanks for this idea! And thanks for linking up!
What a great idea!
So cute! What an awesome idea! So easy and inexpensive, but still so cute.
I am totally jealous that you were at SNAP!! Great idea for business card. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.
The Stuff of Success
I love this idea. so cute.
Wendy Hayden, Farmer's Daughter-in-law
I've got a stack of altoids tins waiting for a project! Love this one, thanks!
SO cute! I just got back from Bloggy Boot Camp. Hopefully I will be able to go to SNAP next year 🙂 I want to hear ALL about it girl 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday!
This is a great idea! Maybe one day I'll need business cards. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Summer @ Summer Scraps
What a great idea! I think I need to copy you 🙂
Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
I'm so jealous you got to go to SNAP. I'm hoping to go to Blogher this summer in NYC. I love the altoids case as holder. Super cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.
It is a great idea to use these tins for business card holders, it also looks very cute the transformation you did... I liked this idea, thank you for sharing it with us.
i love your idea, i am adopting this methods for my own cards designing...!
it can help me a lot in creating new ideas 🙂
My daughter is a new Tastefully Simple Consultant. She will love this for her business cards. Thanks.