Question, who out there loves paint chips?
I do, I do! (Jumping up and down in my seat, waving my hand in the air.)
They are only the awesomest thing out there in the world (and yes, ‘awesomest’ is totally a word.) Not only are they highly functional, but they are pretty and come in lots of great colors! If you couldn’t have guessed, I only have about 100 of them lying around my house, and finally decided to try and make something out of them.
The first project I started with was making a super cool business card holder out of Behr paint chips (from the Home Depot.) I started with the tutorial I found here. Now this was a good tutorial, the one problem is that it was really designed to make holders for the Moo mini cards. The skinnier card size allows for a larger overlap when folding the holder. As you can see with my holder that I made from this template, I needed to use a piece of tape to secure the overlapping edge since it was so thin the glue wouldn’t hold.
So, I decided to take what I had learned and design my own version. By switching the orientation from vertical to landscape, I was able to wrap the full width of a standard business card using two separate pieces of paint chip, allowing for a larger overlap. I chose to make this test version with two separate colors, but obviously you could use two sheets of the same colors. The biggest problem I had was trying to line up the white stripes, next time I’ll probably just forgo that and make a statement by specifically not lining up the white lines. There are probably other changes I’d make, to come up with the perfect design, but that’s for a different day.
I also had a bigger problem this time with the paint rubbing off the bended edges, but I think that was the scoring tool I used. As I said, just another detail to be worked out in the future.
Enjoy! And come back soon for some more great paint chip projects, Allison