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Turn Cards into a Tote
Please dont make and sell these for a profit. I made the pattern myself and the idea is origional (no one else has made them that I know of)

NOTE: you dont have to use pokemon cards, you can use yugio cards, playing cards, baseball cards, anything at all realy!

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  • Step 1

    First step is to find out how big you want your bag.
    Mine is 3x4 cards on the front and back pannels, with 3 cards on each side panel. I dont sudjest making yours to large but you can make it bigger then mine.

  • Step 2

    Now, lay out your cards with the side you want visible down.

    Place your cards for the first front panel down on an even flat surface and try to get them as lined up as you can.

  • Step 3

    Next step is tricky. Its time to get out your clear packaging tape.
    Start by taping the cards together row by row, then tape the colums. You should have it taped along the edge of each card now. Cover any non taped spots to make your bag water resistent.

  • Step 4

    Flip the sheet of cards over and cover the opisit side with tape as well.

  • Step 5


  • Step 6

    Now, you should have a front panel and a back panel.

    Time for the side panels.
    Take the amount of cards your bag will be high (mine is 3 cards high) and use the above instructions to tape the cards into another panel, this panel should be slimmer then your front and back panels. Now make another side panel.

  • Step 7

    Now you should have 4 panels. Front, Back, and 2 side panels.

  • Step 8

    Lay one of your large panels (front/back panels) on your work suface. Take and lay 3 cards along the bottom of the panel longways. This line of cards will probly be longer then your panel is. Thats okay.

  • Step 9

    Tape these cards together. Lay them along the bottom of the large panel again. Cut the cards so there the same length as the large panel.

    This new small panel will be your bottom

  • Step 10

    Now you should have 5 panels.

    Its time to assemble them!

    Lay the panels infront of you wit the side you want to see when the bag is comlete facing upwards (the good side)

  • Step 11

    Now place the 2 side panels on each side of the front panel.

    Tape them to the front panel.

  • Step 12

    Lay this new super panel down. Place the back panel next to ether side panel and tape them together. Now you should have one gaint rectangle. Fold this along the edges of the panels you taped together so it forms a 3-d rectangle. Tape the back panel to the other side panel and it should retain this shape

  • Step 13

    Now take the bottom panel and tape it into place. It should form a box with an open lid. Take some tape and re-enforce the inside for extra strength.

  • Step 14

    Finaly the handles or strap of the bag

    You can use anything and just tape it to the bag. I used more tape. I just taped to peiced of tape together and taped them to the box. But you can get creative.
    I used to straps for handles but using one strap on the side panels to make it into a messenger bag would be awsome to!



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Candy Orange
Candy Orange · 2 projects
Soo cool i am so going to make this Happy
Katia Ruby
Katia Ruby · Portland, Oregon, US · 4 projects
i love this project so FREAKING much!!!!

tarot cards or playing cards would be sweet!!
.Emily Estatic.
.Emily Estatic. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
*goes to find pokemon cards* and i thought i would sell these at a garage sale [cards]

cant wait to do this~!
Stephanie · Central Coast, New South Wales, AU · 31 projects
this looks great and yep would lok fab in cabbage patch cards hehe.. I made one of these in a recycle this workshop... im yet to perfect my technique but clear tape might be better than my use of duct tape!!! NICE WORK.
Kenneth O.
Kenneth O. · Albuquerque, New Mexico, US · 1 project
So just tape and cards...I see... Yours seems to have come out real smooth...I think mine would just end up bunched/scrunched due to crappy taping skills.

Anyway! Good idea, love the bag. Hmm...but I might give this a go...
Interstellar Supernatural
Interstellar Supernatural
finally a use for my ninja trutle cards
Kim · Cirencester, England, GB · 56 projects
That's a really good idea.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
That looks awesome, super cute idea!
kermit · Maastricht, Limburg, NL · 8 projects
I like how this turned out. But I must tell you that you are not the only one who makes these, so don't be surprised when you find other ones online ;)

CO + K User

This would be so funny with Garbage Pail Kids Cards. This is a great idea. =)

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