Tuesday, May 07, 2013

5 things to do with KAMSnaps - DIY: Faux leather business card holder

Hello, hello! :) Two weeks ago, I started a new mini-series called "5 things to do with KAMSnaps" featuring the awesome products of my new sponsor Snaply. :)
My first tutorial of this series was about how to make an easy fabric bow bracelet. As I already told in the last post, Snaply sent me a package with lots of awesome things from their shop that I've chosen in order to show you what to make with their products.
This tutorial today is the second out of five blog posts telling you what to use KAMSnaps for. These are colorful plastic snaps which you can use for many different projects and they are so useful, I've got so many ideas for how to use them. So here's my second idea, a DIY for how to make a faux leather business card holder for which you can use a pattern that I created. :) Of course, you can also print the pattern a bit bigger and use the case for other stuff, for example for notes or even a tablet, depending on the size.
Here we go!
What you need:
- Faux leather
- Paper for the pattern
- Scissors to cut out the pattern
- A sewing machine (but you can also sew by hand, then you need needle and thread)
First of all, print out the pattern in any size you like (depending on what you want to use the case for).
 Next, cut out the pattern and draw onto the back of the faux leather.
Cut out your pieces and mark the spots where the snaps need to be. Use the bradawl to makes holes and then use your plier to attach the snaps to the faux leather.
Use your sewing machine (or needle and thread to sew by hand) to sew both sides onto each other, right sides facing. That's it, you're done! So easy and so pretty! :) 

If you want to, this also works with felt and of course in any size you need, only depending on what you want to put inside your envelope case. :) Moreover, you could also embellish your business card holder with leather paint, studs or some embroidery. :)
Have fun, I'd love to see your results!
Lu

15 comments:

  1. aww cute idea! It looks so simple and pretty. I think I have to try out this..:)

    http://individualemotion.blogspot.de/

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  2. What a cute card holder! I love the colour you picked! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  3. Super schöne Farbe, so frühlingshaft frisch.

    Lg Claudia

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  4. Das ist ja eine tolle Idee und so einfach eigentlich, tolle Farbe hast du dir da ausgesucht.
    Liebe Grüße
    Tanja
    http://tamilu-mitliebegenaeht.blogspot.de/

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  5. Great idea!!! Thanks for that! Love the colour!

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  6. Das ist wirklich eine total tolle Idee und so einfach! Danke dafür!
    Lg, Miriam

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  7. Schöne Idee! :)

    Auf meinem Blog kann man übrigens im Moment an einem Fotowettbewerb teilnehmen, wenn du Lust hast, kannst du ja mal vorbei schauen! ;)

    Lg. Sophie ♥

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  8. Very cute this project, thank you!
    I like that color :)

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  9. Ein sehr schönes Projekt, super!

    Liebe Grüße
    -Kati

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  10. This is super, Lu!
    Very simple yet extremely effective :)
    Quick question, where did you buy the faux leather? I cannot seem to find any in nice bright colours but I have only been trying online. Perhaps the material shops will have a better range? x

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  11. Was für eine schöne Idee - und ich liebe immer noch dein türkisfarbenes Kunstleder! Wo hattest du das nochmal her? (: Jetzt nach meinen Prüfungen möchte ich mich auch endlich mal daran machen, Visitenkarten drucken zu lassen - es wird Zeit!

    Viele liebe Grüße,
    Laura
    www.tagtraeumerin.de

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  12. What a beautiful card holder! Lovely job. Thank you for sharing!

    Judy
    www.KAMsnaps.com

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  13. Where's the link to download the pattern? :(

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