Hello Friends. Impression Obsession just released two very fun dies that you can use to make Christmas gifts for everyone. The dies make a business card holder, but think "outside the box" as you can use these to hold little note cards, post-it notes or even little items on your desk like postage, paper clips or mints. I am sure you can think of lots of uses for them. The best part about the dies is that they are super easy to put together and loads of fun to decorate. You can personalize them for everyone on your list. These are also a wonderful gift for people like your vet, hairdresser, doctor, and many more! Let me show you the dies first then some samples.
For the business card holder samples I made, I cut the holder from 80lb cardstock and the layers from decorative paper. You can also cut the holder from decorative paper and fold the two together as one piece. In the picture below, the long skinny rectangles are where you put tape and then fold the box onto itself in front and back. Next the sides are folded in and adhered with tape or glue. I cut layers for both the front and back and for the inside too since it shows.
For this first sample, I cut the business card die from cardstock and decorative paper and then folded the two together to create the holder. I decorated it with a butterfly (Memory Box).
My next sample is for my business cards so it's decorated with crafty grumplings from Taylored Expressions and a stamp and die set from Paper Smooches (I Heart Art and Paint Easel).
I had to decorate the back of the card holder too!
And just on my card holder, I even decorated the bottom! Don't you love this saying!!! And don't you wish it were true!!
My next holder is for my niece Jennifer, the teacher. To decorate this holder I used Taylored Expressions Little Bits dies Schoolhouse and Globe; TE die August sayings; and Paper Smooches stamp set Smarty Pants.
Jennifer doesn't have business cards so I am going to make her some "From the desk of" card that she can use to write notes to students or parents.
My next holder is for my other niece Emilee, the veterinarian. She has both cats and dogs! I used Impression Obsession dies Cat set, Dog set and Puppy set; Taylored Expressions dies Build A Doghouse and Doghouse Accessories; and Paper Smooches die Cat Icons.
And the back of each:
I can think of so many others I want to make: realtor, dentist, business owner, etc.! Start now and you will have lovely handmade gifts for all the special people in your life.
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