Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fresh idea Friday!

Ok, so here is the story.  I lost my business card holder right before CHA, so I had my business cards literally in a Ziploc bag...LOL...some of you saw me with my very not so pretty Ziploc bag business card holder...LOL.  So, ever since I kept putting off buying another one for some reason, but this week, as I was thinking of my project to share for today, I contemplated a few ideas to share, but than I was looking on etsy.com, which is nowadays one of my favorite inspiration places, and saw a few hand made business card holders.....so than it hit me, why not make my very OWN business card holders.  I am creative enough, one would think....right????

So, I had a lot of different color felts I bought at the Supershow, of course my Ippity stamps, some embroidery thread and some Helmar 450 glue and here is what I came up with.




Soooooo????  What do you think????  Likey or not???  I like it a LOT!!!  I know I will be so proud to lift this little holder out of my purse and give my cards out to people!  In fact I think this makes a great gift to anyone for Christmas or any other occasion.  Can you tell I have Christmas on my mind already???  LOL

So, how do you make one of these???  I took a few pictures for you to see, so you can make one, too.  It's really so easy, as long as you know blanket stitch, you are in business...hehehe.  

First, here are my supplies.  I used my Now and Always Ippity Stamp set, as I thought it would be perfect!  I had some pretty K&Co brads and the other brad I used is by Creative Imaginations, but I added that while I was making it, so didn't take a picture of it before hand.



 
Next I laid my felt down and put my business card on it, to see what size I need for it, I just wanted a flap, so I needed to measure that. (Sorry for the horrible picture color)




Next I stamped my flower on both the pink and red felt, and leaves on the green felt, cut them out, and attached the two flowers with the brad, finally glued the leaves and flower together with Helmar 450 glue.




Than I folded my felt to the size I needed it to make a pocket and started stitching it with blanket stich




And you want to make sure you stitch the whole thing together nicely.  Also added my brad button and I "crocheted" a loop, so I can loop it over the button.  I have know clue how to crochet, but I did my best..hehehe


And finally I added my flower that I stitched around and again, here is the final product.  Imagine whipping this little business card holder out and handing your Ippity business card out to a potential client...  I bet it would be an instant success....


So, who else is in for making one of these?????  I can't wait to see!!!!
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day!!!



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20 comments:

  1. that is so cute and such a great idea!

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  2. This is adorable. Love the colors and that Ippity flower. Your business card is so cute too! I might have to get my felt out and try this. This would be great for gift cards too. Thanks for this wonderful idea and the great tutorial.

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  3. omgosh, this is awesome!!! i love it and as soon as i get business cards i want to make one. tho stitching totally intimidates me!

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  4. total cuteness... i thought those cards would say 'Spunky' on them, though! Hugs, sweet lady!

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  5. What a fabulous idea! What better way for a crafting creative person,to have a creative way of carrying your cards! This is perfect, so much better than a ziplock! Great idea!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  6. What a great idea...with so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. such an adorable little project, eva! way cuter than one you might buy:) tfs!

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  8. You are so clever Eva. I'd be proud to pull this out of my purse too! So fun and creative!! Awesome BC too!

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  9. OH..OH..OH!!! talk about FABULOUS!! I am in love with this! I am so glad I have lots of felt in my scraproom.. I have to make a couple of these.. oh the possibilities.. this would even be a great stocking stuffer to hold some lipgloss.. Thanks for this amazing tutorial Eva!! LOVE IT!!

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  10. Eva that is too cute! What a great idea and it looks pretty easy to make.

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  11. Eva I love it! What an awesome idea!

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  12. big huge YAY!!!! I have everything I need to make this and I need one too :)

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  13. EVA,Eva,EVA!!!! I love it. I don't carry business cards around anymore, but I could see me making one of these maybe for my cell phone, that would be fun. it's beautiful and so well thought out. tfs!

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  14. OH my gosh Eva! I can't believe you asked us if we like it or not...HELLO, THIS IS FABULOUS!

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  15. Eva, this is Beautiful!!
    Do you mind if I try to make these to sell on my blog or a facebook page?
    They are just adorable.
    Thank you so much for sharing and for the tutorial.
    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  16. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Eva this is so fabulous!! I just love it!! Wowzers!!

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  17. Clever as always that is so super cute what a great idea....
    Creativity is endless

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  18. This is the sweetest thing Eva! I love all the felt, stitching, and stamps used to make this gorgeous piece of work!!

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