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Versatile Small Holder

If you’ve followed me for a while, you would know I like 3D items: boxes, bags, holders, etc.

This project was born out of the idea to use the Classic Label punch as a hole into which to insert a flap. Do I use it on a card? A Box? What kind of dimensions allow for it?

After much experimentation (and recycled cardstock), I think I have a little holder that is sized for:

  • gift cards
  • business cards
  • half-packs of gum

I think I spent too much time at Staples; I remember seeing a business card holder that looked similar…

It doesn’t look like much when closed. Here it is opened up.

All you need is cardstock 5-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ and DSP 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.

On the 5-1/4″ side, score at 1/2″ and 3/4″ from both sides.

On the 5-3/4″ side, score at 1-3/4″, 2″, 4-1/4″, 4-1/2″.

We need the extra flaps only on the middle section. Also, I kept the tiny tab at the bottom for a nicer looking edge.

After folding at all of the score lines, dry fit your holder. You will want to mark the inner flap where it meets with the bottom flap. Mark the top flap where it meets with the bottom flap. Also, from the middle point of the top flap, mark 3/4″ to each side. Make marks on the inside of the top flap.

On the bottom flap, mark a line 3/8″ from the edge. From the center point of this line, mark 1″ to each side. Line up the points of the Classic label punch on the line, centering the two marks. Punch.

Glue piece of DSP to the top flap.

Cut corners off the flaps, using the marks as guides.

Cut corners of inner flap.

Add Tear n Tape to the inside edges of bottom flap.

Remove backing and assemble holder.

You may need to trim the top flap slightly for a better fit.