Business Card Holders

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Project by doorslammer posted 1376 days ago 2109 views 15 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple business card holders I threw together last weekend in preparation for my upcoming art show. Both used some scrap walnut and some small bits of spalted maple I cut up from a tree that came down on my property. I was really just designing on the fly and playing around with a couple ideas, but I think they really turned out well.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#1 posted 1376 days ago

Great idea.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#2 posted 1376 days ago

I’m inclined to agree with you: I think they’re elegant and unique.

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 1376 days ago

Nice! It’s amazing the great things we can come up with when we are using leftover “Scraps”!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#4 posted 1376 days ago

who needs a card when the holder speaks for itself

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 1376 days ago

Very nice designs. I like the first one the best. The natural edge should stand out with the square edge cars.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 1376 days ago

Love this! Great idea.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 1376 days ago

Really nice use of scrap wood. Love the first one!
This is a winner!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 1376 days ago

Simply awesome!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#9 posted 1375 days ago

That is fantastic! I have a lot of small pieces of spalted maple, you just gave me a gread idea? May I use it?

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 1375 days ago

I’ve made a lot of little business card and brochure holders over the years, put prices on them and use at shows and art galleries. They sell every once in awhile and I make something else to replace it. I think I’ve probably given away more of them than I’ve sold over the years.

The last few years, I’ve been using more rustic and natural edged pieces for these little items. A couple of weeks ago I made some from old osage orange fence posts and some scrap wood.

I really like this concept, simple, yet custom looking, and the wood combination is very nice. Hope your show went well for you. What’s a guy to do with a little chunk of spalted maple…..why a business card holder, of course.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 1373 days ago

They do look nice. I have set aside numerous scraps for card holders.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#12 posted 559 days ago

Gorgeous just like the rest of your work. As simple as the idea of a business card holder is you took it up a notch! Great job!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#13 posted 558 days ago

Beautiful, I am going to have to get some spalted maple.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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