Business card box made of business cards | How About Orange

April 16, 2008

Business card box made of business cards

I discovered instructions for making a six-sided cube from business cards. It results in weird flaps on the outside, so I modified it to make the box above.

For this box, you'll need 5 business cards and 4 pieces of double-stick tape. Follow the folding instructions here, but fold 5 cards instead of 6. (You don't need a top piece.) Follow the assembly instructions, but make sure all of your flaps stay to the inside instead of the outside. Use tape to stick down the two loose flaps on the inside bottom and the two side flaps at the top.

22 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

Very clever! I will try this for my work area. I use a Fiestaware sugar packet holder to hold all the cards that I receive. They fit perfect and it's just so cute!

Jess said...

Ooo, great idea. I should look for one on eBay.

Julie & Captain said...

I like it!
I just noticed that
jessica claire's logo
copied yours.

Anonymous said...

Your blog always has the neatest stuff on it!! Thank you so much for sharing the really cool stuff you find!!

Your blog is definitely a favorite!!!

Larissa

Jess said...

Hey Julie, someone else emailed me about that, too. I've never heard of that photographer, and I doubt she's heard of me. I'd like to think it's a design coincidence. Anyway, I'm not sure how a "JJ" logo works for someone named Jessica Claire... ??

Pintoo said...

Wow cool one... your orange color box looks cute

Erin said...

I love the stuff you come up with. It's always a treat looking at your blog. Thanks for your inspiration and treats! Have an exceptional day! :)

Sacha said...

Re: the box, I saw the same instructions! I also made a box for my cards by altering the instructions but I didn't use any fasteners, just more cards. Love it!

Re: the logo, hers is a JC, not JJ, as indicated by the green dot over the left swirly. I'm sure it's a coincidence.

Jess said...

I'm sure it is. And I only see JJ because I'm used to looking at mine!

Sooz said...

i say this late last night and did it first thing this morning when i got to work.. Our business cards are vertical so the standard holders are no good. I used Glue stick to hold it all together. I'm sure my boss will love the fact that i used company time to do crafts. lol I made one for him too! Maybe that will make up for it.

jennifer squires said...

I love this box! I just made one!

jennifer squires productions
fresh photography for hip homes
www.jennifersquires.ca
www.jennifersquires.etsy.com

Jess said...

Cool.

Old Glutton said...

This worked out great for me as my card is flood coated with a PMS color on the back. I will do it at work for sure, since I am a package designer. This will also work for a few clients of mine. They will be happy when I give it to them.

Thank you for sharing.

You rock.

Scary Mommy said...

Awesome idea!!

Kate said...

this is so cute! i always need little boxes for things like this..thank you for sharing :)

Solveig said...

OK... proof that reading blogs while really busy at work is not a good idea - because I ended up "having" to make one... http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/solopop/bizcardbox.jpg

marliesc said...

Wonderful idea, now I can try on that is different. I also made a container from business cards, but without glue. Check it out here: http://www.mcuniverse.com/Box-from-Business-Cards.889.0.html?&0=

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kitkat said...

thanks for sharing this - what a great idea for recycling business cards!

Jess said...

marliesc, thanks!

Jess said...

And Solveig, I love it. Clearly you had a productive day at work. :)

sparklerawk said...

Darn, I was hoping I could waste more time at work with this. :)
It was so quick and easy to do!!!!
It looks pretty good, unfortunately my business cards are laminated so when I fold them, the color crackles and breaks. But it still looks cool!

pink coffee beans said...

Thanks for posting this! I'm sitting at my desk and just made one, what a great little crafty project!

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