Print & make origami business card holder

photography by Trisha Zemp 
Gah! Alt Summit, the annual blogging conference I mentioned the other day, is in less than two weeks and I have so much to do like make business cards. I have a temporary one that does the job for now and needed a way to protect it when it’s swirling around my large bag so I decided to make a simple one doing origami. I thought others out there might benefit from one too so I made a printable version you can download for free. The steps are super easy. It fits the standard 3.5×2″ card. It also fits a standard gift card the same way.
You will need: print off the template (download it here), scissors or paper cutter
  1. Cut down the template to 8.5″ square. The sides of the florals are cropped off so it should be easy to identify. If you want to make a gift card holder, make the template 9″ square.
  2. Place the printed side down on the table.
  3. Start by folding in each of the four corners. You’ll know where to fold according to the pattern on the back.
  4. Fold in the two sides of the floral pattern. Keep these folds super tight.
  5. Turn the patterned side down again and fold the long edges up to the middle point.
  6. Do the same to the other end.
  7. The two edges should overlap just a bit so insert one into the other. This is where you can now insert the business cards on each side.
  8. Fold down the middle to create the wallet shape.
Donzo.

So easy, right? I always leave a business card or two in my bag but I don’t have a protector so I always end up apologizing to the person I’m giving it to. So professional.

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