Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Business Card Box




I just got my new business cards and I love them! Also, I'm very proud because I made the design on powerpoint. That's an impressive feat for someone like me. I knew I wanted my cards to match the beautiful shop banner that the wonderful Eiffel Girl Designs created for me. So I spent a few (hundred) hours on powerpoint figuring it all out. Did you know that Peyton drew that adorable little picture? I love that his artwork is part of my business theme.



You totally want another view of my awesome business cards, admit it:


Love them!

In the past, when I've gone to craft shows, I've thrown my business cards into a pretty little blue bowl on my craft table. Which is all fine and good, but then I saw this. And you KNOW I love this sort of thing. With "this sort of thing" meaning really, really cute and practically free.

I wanted my business card box to reflect the bright, kid-friendly colors of my shop, so I matched it to my business cards. And since I had made my business card design myself, I printed up a large version on photo paper and then cut it up to help decorate my box.

Here's what I used:
Business card box
Scrap book paper
Paper cutter (or scissors)
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Business card print out

Here's what I did:

I took the ugly box that my business cards were packaged in:


And I cut off that front flap. Because I didn't want it in the way when the box was open on my craft show table. I know it will pose a little bit of a problem when I pack it up and transport it, but I think I'll just use a rubber band to keep it shut. Let's get back to the focus of: Super Cute and Super Cheap!

I lucked out and had some scrap paper that really matched my business cards. So I cut it and used the foam brush to mod podge it to the outside of the box:


And then I cut up my large business card photo and mod podged it on, too.


And then I mod podged some matching paper inside the box:



It was so easy! And when I open it up, the lid actually stays open. And all those layers of Mod Podge make for a pretty sturdy little box. It's perfect for all the people who like to take business cards when they come to my table. Craft shows, here I come!


Happy Crafting!


10 comments:

4kidsgrandma said...

Just about the coolest business card I've ever seen, and that box just screams, "Take one" because it's really eye-catching!

Baking Momma said...

Great business cards. I agree the box makes you want to grab a card and check out your stuff.

Mod Podge Amy said...

These are so darn cute!!

Letherton said...

very nice

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Thirty-Six Ten said...

Nice idea! How lucky to have that matching paper! I had to look close to see that it wasn't exact! Really nice display!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Too clever! LOVE how you make things easy to do. (an art I've never mastered but admire endlessly, lol)

Janis said...

What a GREAT idea! Love this!! :) Janis

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Anonymous said...

I simply love your box. any chance of you sending me an outline of the box? nadia@saltyprint.co.za

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