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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Who's calling?

Want a quick little craft that not only helps organize your desk/home, but also recycles and helps the environment?  I made this phone holder from an old gift card.  Here's a freebie tutorial for you so you can make one too!
Start with the gift card that you have. Make sure you don't have any value left on it, I wouldn't want you to miss out on any shopping bargains! In my case I'm using a store rewards card from a store that has gone out of business.  Makes me sad to see them go, but at least I've found a good use for the card.

Cut cardstock or patterned paper to fit the card. Gather elements that you want to use to decorate it. I used digital papers and elements. I printed out the background papers that I wanted to cover the cards with. I created the design block in Photoshop and printed that out. By making the design hybrid with digi elements, it also keeps it flat. Whatever you decorate this with, keep in mind that you want it to be as flat as possible.

Bend the card in to the shape for the holder.  I laid my metal ruler across the card as a straight edge and then bent the card up against the edge of the ruler.  I put the folds at about ½" from the one edge and about 1 ½" from that fold. Note that the folds go in opposite directions.

Apply adhesive and adhere the paper to each side of the card. Add your embellishment design and there you have it!  A new place to hold your phone!

And it works both vertically and horizontally. Well at least it does for my phone!  Hopefully for yours too.

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  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. That is so creative and easy. I love how you recycled the gift card. Great idea!

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  3. Oh this is fantastic! I had a little stand that came with my ipod case but I promptly lost it. I've been trying to come up with an idea to replace it and this perfect! Thanks for sharing your tut- who knew it would be so easy!

  4. What a brilliant idea! Love it!!!


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