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05 January 2011 @ 01:18 pm
old business card craft projects  
You know how when you leave a job, you always have loads of business cards left over?

Yeah. So, do any of you have any completely awesome (or even merely moderately cool) craft projects I might enjoy doing with all these old business cards?
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The Dragonpoints on January 5th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
I fold them into a kind of connectible 'lego' cube. Takes six cards per cube, all just folding. No tape or glue needed. Used to make huge bridges and buildings when I worked nights at Raytheon. ;)
heinleinfanheinleinfan on January 5th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
hmm...plan a naked bike ride for A Cause, in summer of course, and save them all to clothespin to the bike spokes to make that fun "tatatatatatatat" sound while you ride?

Alternatively as an actual craft project...perhaps look into paper making, and see if the cards can be broken down with some soaking, to be remade into sheets of homemade paper to use for something spiffy?
"I've been ionized.  But I'm okay now."gentlescholar on January 5th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
1.A lifetime supply of bookmarks.
2.Duplicate a deck of cards from the game of your choice.
3.Draw a small animated flip book.
4.Inexpensive foot covers for furniture.
5.Breadcrumbs for a riddle trail.
6.Note cards for study.
7.Note pad for phone messages.

I have the same problem, as you might have guessed.
The Dragonpoints on January 5th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yup. The second image there is the technique I use. A couple of the other pictures are made from those cubes. :)
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on January 5th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Save them and give them to people who ask for your number that you don't actually want to give it to?

Keep a stash with you for shimming wobbly tables in restaurants?
unintentionally intimidatingcoraline on January 5th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
blanks for 1000 blank white cards!
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Chip: faceceo on January 5th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ballot-stuff the free lunch drawing jar at your favorite restaurants.

(which is, actually, my favorite place to put other people's business cards that find their way into my wallet.)
Stunt Double for the Patriarchystarphire on January 5th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Find an industrial paper cutter, or a decent paper shredder. Chop them into confetti, to be dropped while celebrating after your last day of work. Then sweep up the mess and compost it, maybe?

I use my old business cards as disposable surfaces to mix small amounts of epoxy on when I am making crafty things or fixing stuff. Of course, it will take me a lifetime to use them all up, but they are just right for the purpose.
B.K. DeLongbkdelong on January 6th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
get them bound upside-down and use them as a notepad. I used to rip one off each day and use them during client calls.
Martha42itous on January 12th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
I know an origami geek who did this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/84445194@N00/227996010/