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Old Chewing Gum Packet into New Business Card Holder
I posted a version of this ages ago and have now finally got round to making a how to :)

Posted by Arty Kitkat from St Albans, England, United Kingdom • Published See Arty Kitkat's 57 projects »
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  • How to make a business card. Recycled Business Card Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    First gather together everything you need. I used an old birthday card to cover my holder and some contrasting card to line it.

  • How to make a business card. Recycled Business Card Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around your chewing gum packet, turning it and moving it down as you go. That saves using separate pieces of card for each face. Hopefully one piece of card should be big enough to do all of the faces except for the sides. Make sure you mark clearly where the folds are as you will be scoring those later.

  • How to make a business card. Recycled Business Card Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out your shape and score along the places where the folds will be and fold the card.

  • How to make a business card. Recycled Business Card Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using your double sided sticky tape, tape along the different faces of the card. You can use as much as you like or glue. I used sticky tape as its neater and I have a tendency to get glue everywhere!

  • How to make a business card. Recycled Business Card Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stick your card to the front, back, top, bottom and flap of packet and trim away any rough edges so it looks neat. Use your contrasting cards and double sided tape to cover the skinny, side faces.
    Now, using your contrasting card, cut yourself an insert the same width as the inside of the packet. Stick this in place and again, trim any rough edges.

  • How to make a business card. Recycled Business Card Holder - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put a thin strip of double sided tape horizontally across the centre of the back of your packet and a little along the sides. Now attach your ribbon. To do this close the flap of your packet and lay the middle section of the ribbon over the top. Leaving a little room (so you can undo your flap to get your cards out and close it again) fold the ribbon round so that it sticks to the sides and back and meets in the middle.

  • How to make a business card. Recycled Business Card Holder - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now turn your packet over and tie a small bow. To keep it in place tie a knot over the top and press it against the double sided tape. Now fill with your business cards and show off to all your friends and family :)

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
Happy Thank you everyone for the nice comments
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lotusbomb
lotusbomb · 26 projects
Great idea! I'm a massage therapist too! Happy
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
This is so stylish!!
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Mags*a*million
Mags*a*million · St Paul, Minnesota, US · 5 projects
Awesome idea. Thanks for the how-to, now I have something else to try!
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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
thank you ladies
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
awesome!
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Gonna have to get chewing..Lol Happy
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