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Project by MsDebbieP posted 2478 days ago 2071 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part of what I do, outside of, is consultant work for a day care in a Native community. Last week, they asked me for some more business cards and I thought it would be nice to have the cards displayed somewhere rather than being stuck in a drawer.

My ideas went from a fully enclosed box to one that included some deer hide.

I cut two small pieces of walnut and then drilled 4 holes in each piece to hold the dowels that would be used as the frame for the leather.

I then stitched the leather around the top dowel, wrapped the leather around the bottom and up the back and stitched it around the back dowel.

I then stamped my Wolf logo on the bottom (I’d forgotten about it or I would have put it on before stitching!)

And that was it..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 2478 days ago

Good idea Deb!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 2478 days ago

I like this a lot, Debbie. I’ve seen lots of card holders and never one done like this. I would proudly display it. Great conversation piece too. People are bound to ask where you got it… What a cool thing it is when you get to say, “Thanks! I made that myself.”

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#3 posted 2478 days ago

Creative—contrasting—considerate—crafty—colorful—and cute, well done….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 2478 days ago

thanks :)

Jeff, that’s the best part: ‘I made it myself” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2478 days ago

Catchy design, Debbie! You mean you do something besides worldwide shop inspections? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 2478 days ago

haha yah.. in my spare time ;)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2478 days ago

Good job, Debbie!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 2478 days ago

These are great!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 2478 days ago

ok that explains the deer i just saw go runnin by with a patch of hide missin off his hind end !! if he comes back bye think ill grab me a patch and make me one of those thier cool !

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#10 posted 2478 days ago

you don’t need a very big piece .. I’m sure the deer won’t mind.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 2478 days ago

Very cool! Great to incorporate more than one material – leather is a great compliment to wood.


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#12 posted 2478 days ago

Nice work !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 2478 days ago

Debbie, that is a great card holder! i’m always on the lookout for new card holder ideas. i hope you don’t mind if i incorporate some of your ideas into my next card holder. thanks for posting this unique piece of functional woodart!

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#14 posted 2478 days ago

Great lil’ project Debbie. It puts together the two materials I love best, wood and leather. I love the simplicity in the design, very smart and useful and looking great at the same time.

Isn’t it the best design achieved when you can’t take anything else instead of when you can’t add anything else. I can’t remember who said something similar to what I just paraphrased. It escapes me all the time.

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#15 posted 2478 days ago

Great design Debbie. When I first saw it I was guessing a small box design with an open top. I guess that is what yours is but with a flexible bottom.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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