Here's My Card

A couple weeks ago, our little fam went into DC to meet some friends for brunch. Don't we sound swank? Trust me we aren't. Have you ever tried to go to a fancy little brunch with a 9 month old? I wouldn't suggest it. Let's just say it involved a lot of toys, spoons, straws, a patient server and some cinnamon apples - not my proudest mom moment. In the midst of my chaotic brunch failure, our friend asked me if I had my card because she was interested in some of my hats. Luckily I had one, buried in the bottom of my Mary Poppins purse/diaper bag. The entire fiasco got me thinking that I needed to reorganize the Mary Poppins bag before I started pulling coat racks out of it.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't going do a huge overhaul - that's just insanity - I had to start small. Enter Pinterest and this lovely little business card holder.

Keep in mind I am still easing into this whole sewing thing so I took it slow. First supplies! 

You need:
Fabric -- 2 pieces cut 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" - one for the outside and one for the inside and 
              2 pieces cut 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" for the card holder
Fusible Fleece -- (its sort of a fleece with glue on one side that you iron)  cut to 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Hair Band -- I used an Ouchless thick band

I was planning to write you a handy-dandy tutorial but the one on the crafty cupboard has much better pictures than I took. Trying to do a rainy day project doesn't usually make for good pics. Go on over there and read her tutorial, its a good one!

Here is my one note on the whole thing. Sewing the hairband in is not as easy as it seems. It could be because I used one of my extra-strong amazing ouchless bands, or it could be because I don't have a fancy dancy sewing machine. Either way, I couldn't just sew through the band. I ended up having to hand-sew through it several times. Don't worry, other than my not so pretty stitches - it works out just fine. 

See? You can't even tell that I had to hand stitch it.  

 Oh, there is one more note - it takes some patience when you are turning it back to the right side. She said to use a pencil, but I didn't have one so I used that old red pen to work out the corners. After using it, I would say this.... find a pencil.
After all is said and done though, I have a brand new business card holder! I really do love it. It's super cute and lightweight. It is the perfect addition to my Mary Poppins purse/diaper bag. If you don't have business cards, it could hold gift cards (hello, christmas is coming) or credit cards or even all those frequent buyer cards that you know are clogging your wallet. 

Go make a card holder!