Sunday, January 30, 2011


My friend ordered a box of name cards from me.  But it's hard to get hold of those transparent plastic name card boxes as they are sold in bulk of 200 pcs.

So I decided to make one myself.
Materials:  250gsm cardstock (for strong backing) / scrapbook cardstock / scrapbook pattern paper / double-side adhesive tapes / chipboard alphas / ribbon

Here are the steps:

Start off by taking the measurement of the name card.  Leave at least a few mm more from the actual name card size.  The actual height for 100 pcs of name cards is around 3cm high.  So I worked from there.  I had to have double folds for the edges.  This main box takes up almost a whole A4 size paper.

Once above is done, work on the template for cover (below).  Cover has to be 2mm wider than the main box.

Then start tracing on the cardstock / pattern paper. Here (below) I'm tracing out the cover.

Next, I prepare the insert to make the cover and main box stronger.  This will be hidden once the flaps are folded.  the insert has to be slightly smaller.  Otherwise, the flaps of the main box will not fold properly.

When everything is ready, start putting them together.  If you look closely, the white insert backing is already placed and adhered to the base.  Then I put the pattern paper flap over it and seal it.

Once everything is in place, start applying double-sided tape (which has stronger adhesive) and press down for a firm seal.

Here's the finished box.  I didn't seal the edges properly but the turn out was pretty good, I must say.

Adding chipboard alphas and tying a ribbon across to hold the box, here's the final outcome:

Hope you like my customized name card box.  Thanks for visiting!

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