Janne Robberstad

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business-card clean-up

By spotogspindel | June 26, 2011

I have a drawer filled with business cards from friends, and acquaintance. Especially after Artfest, I bring home a bundle of delightful cards, each with information about blogs and websites. It´s like a little treasure-chest all of it´s own. Except, lying in a drawer doesn´t do much good, does it?

So I gathered them all, and made a little booklet of them. Two actually. First one is super-easy to make. Just punch two holes in one end, and push a jointed ring through each hole. I used  scrap-booking rings.

So in this little mini-book, there are loads of artists and costume- and set- and prop-designers. Of course many of their cards are really beautiful with their art on them, so in fact, this is like a miniature art-book. Cool, huh?! 🙂

In my second business-card-book, I have all my Artfest-business cards. I wanted to do a classic coptic binding for it, just to see if I remembered it (couldn´t find the how-to-explanation! arg!)

Well, it´s not perfect, but it looks pretty neat anyway. I used a jeans-thread. My book-binding waxed linen is so thick, and I needed something a bit thinner, so I thought I´d give it a go.

Yay! All done, and none of them will disappear on me.

Oh, I know, it really does seem like I don´t have a life, making little projects like this for myself, but I assure you, this can be combined both with watching a film on TV and talking to your family. Especially when I remembered the coptic binding 😉

Topics: book-boinding, Diverse | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “business-card clean-up”

  1. lulu Says:
    June 27th, 2011 at 20:55

    What a great idea, Janne! I am constantly collecting artist business cards at art fairs and such. This will be a great way to keep them!

  2. Tyler Says:
    June 28th, 2011 at 02:23

    love this idea. i did it with my christmas cards from inspiration from michelle’s blog. never thought to do it with business cards…makes perfect sense- they’re spilling everywhere around the house!

  3. creatissimo Says:
    June 28th, 2011 at 16:18

    Cool idea! I love it!

  4. Nikki Smith Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 19:52

    Love these, Janne! I’ve been meaning to do something similar with the giant stack of holiday, birthday and miscellaneous greeting cards that is collecting dust on the shelf. And it’s a good way to practice different binding styles, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you’re having a great day! =)