Have you ever had someone ask for one of your business cards and have to wait while you fish around in the bottom of your purse for one? I had mine in an envelope, but of course it was worn and eventually split, spilling my cards out. Unprofessional and embarrassing.
Then I thought it would be great to have them in a holder that looked like the products I sell. Anytime I give out a card, people get a little ‘preview’ of my work.
I had wanted to try some new materials on my new sewing machine, so I bought some fake leather catalogues from starofsupplies. The pages are small, about 10″ x 7″, and there were between 20 and 30 pages in each. I got two catalogues and began making some prototypes of business card holders.
I created the owl first, since the shape lends itself easily to the card format. I lined it with felt, but I guess I didn’t need to. A pretty fabric might work though.
Moths and butterflies were trickier as I didn’t want a simple appliqué. The holder is starting to take the shape of a moth, but it’s still mostly just on the surface (appliqué!) so I’m still working on these.
Next up is a ladybug!
In the meantime, I’d love to know how you carry your business cards.