Today we have a fun tutorial on how to make a zipper card with Silhouette. My favorite ladies from My Paper Craze are back with the tut and a free cut file! I'll let Becky and Glenna take it from here...
Although I love all the vinyl and t-shirt projects, sometimes I enjoy going back to the basics. Today I have a neat little interactive zipper card to dress up your business cards.
We first found zipper cards through our paper crafting expeditions such as our Zipper Die Kid's Interactive Birthday Card. It was so much fun, we decided to make our very own Silhouette cut file and found a new way to use it: a business card holder!
Here are the supplies we used:
Standard Cardstock (we used a variety pack of 8x8 since the cut file was small)
First, download and open up the Zipper Business Cards FREE CUT FILE.
It'll look about like this:
The first step is to cut each piece from cardstock (this is assuming you already have business cards - if not, learn how to design business cards in Silhouette Studio here). You can also choose not to cut the business card size (green square above) since it's only included for sizing purposes. After the pieces are cut, this is what you have:
Start with the zipper card front piece. You'll go ahead and fold along the perforated cut line. (We cut two sets in the image below).
Next, go ahead and insert your business card into the business card holder piece.
Line up the business card holder with the zipper card front. You'll want the business card to line up (on the inside) with the zipper towards the bottom.
Once aligned, grab your two-way glue pen and draw a thin line towards the edge. Be careful not to get glue on your business card corners or it'll be glued in the holder. You'll want to hold the flaps in place until they are dry.
After both flaps are secure, line the back with more glue. You want this part to be really secure for when you pull the zipper. Again, hold in place until the glue is dry.
After the glue is COMPLETELY dry, you can peek inside to see what you've created.
If you're really impatient (like me), you can pull one open. It's really a lot of fun.
I didn't actually align the business card info to the placement of the zipper, but that would be a really cool reveal to have it pull back to say the business name or a greeting message.
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