Something feels wrong this Monday. Oh, wait, I know what it is… …it’s not a Bank holiday. Sob, sob.
Somehow the three-day weekend last week felt like a miniature holiday, whereas the weekend we’ve just had was more like a rushed work lunch break. Two whole days passed so quickly that I don’t really know what happened to them.
Still, enough moaning, I’m going to show you what I managed to produce with the few productive couple of hours I spent sewing on Friday night.
For today, these cute business card holders.
You remember I got my first ever Wolves in London business cards a few weeks ago? Okay, I’ve still only managed to hand out one. The rest are sitting in a rather beautiful pile on my mantelpiece, where I admire them at least 20 times a day.
They’re so gorgeous, I couldn’t bear to put any in my wallet in case they got dirty or – worse – crumpled! So, I really needed some means of transporting them around, otherwise I would never give any out to anyone ever.
I found a great tutorial for sewing a business card holder from the Crafty Cupboard, which I basically followed to the letter. I didn’t sew on the button and elastic because I
forgot thought it wasn’t necessary…
The blue one is made from some beautiful Japanese fabric that I bought when I was living in Hong Kong. I wish I knew where to get some more because it’s running out now.
The octopus one is from my own octopus fabric, lined with lobster fabric I made from a Graphics Fairy image…
Incidentally, I didn’t originally set out to make two – I spent a while making the first dark blue one, carefully lining up all the flowers to the right places and so on, only to discover that it was too small for my business cards once I’d finished it. Ah well…
- If you like the vintage animal fabrics I’ve used here, you might also like my teapot fabric
7 thoughts on “Back to business: card holders”
But this one enables you to carry your work and and your business cards at the same time and provide an instant talking(marketing) point!
Adorable yet business-like. I made one for my cards and made it too complicated by having a closure. Yours is way better.
A flukey lack of complication really! But actually, they hold together just fine without a closing, so I like the simplicity of it…
Pretty!! Don’t worry, next band holiday is coming up soooon 🙂
The hongkong fabric is beautiful, but hehe, i did not recognise the flower at first. I seriously thought it was a rather fat but terribly cute chicken 😀
Ha ha ha, I can see the chicken now you’ve said it!
I love the octopus holder, great image, saw you on Brag Monday. I would buy one of those! Check out my blog when you get a chance. http://www.king-designs.blogspot.com, I’m a card maker.
I like the octopus / lobster one better anyway! But I might be a little biased! nothing like a home sewn business card holder, i lost my last one so need to make a new one, I am currently deciding on the fabric, yipppeee!