I got business cards for my website! Yeah, woohoo, hooray – hold on! Record scratch! Where am I going to put them? I didn’t think to order a business card holder when I ordered the business cards. I thought, “I’m crafty…I’ll just make a business card holder.”

You see, I had pinned this tutorial for making a paint chip business card holder a while back. The guy who created the tutorial did an awesome job of explaining how he made the paint chip card holder and he even included two different templates that you could print out to fit different sizes of business cards.

The guy at DesignVerb! (I think Aaron is his name) mentioned that he used Behr paint chips from The Home Depot. Perfect! I go to The Home Depot all the time to get spray paint and other heavy-duty craft supplies. So I went along my merry way and picked up some purple (of course) Behr paint chips from Home Depot. I then printed out the template and started trying to figure things out. That’s when I ran into my problem.

The DesignVerb tutorial was posted back in 2006, and since then, Behr paint chips have apparently gotten smaller. There was no way I was going to be able to make a proper business card holder using that template with my paint chips. So I put my crafty brain to work and figured out how to make it using two of the paint chips.

First, I glued together two of the paint chips. I tried to line up the chips and glue them together so it looked like just one long paint chip.

Next I got a gift card holder from the dollar store. The box was the perfect size to be a business card holder, and while I could have just covered the box with the paint chips, I wanted to actually make the box out of the paint chips. These were 2 for $1, so I didn’t feel bad dissembling one of them for my project.

I planned to use the disassembled gift card box as a template, but the glued-together paint chips weren’t big enough to fit the whole thing in one piece. I cut the box in two pieces along the bottom seam and then traced the box onto the paint chip. Where it’s a dashed line it means to fold it (not cut it).

I cut out the template, folded along the dotted lines, and taped the pieces together. Last but not least, I sewed on a button to hold the top in place. As far as the last step, you could probably glue on some velcro or glue two buttons on with a rubber band to hold the two together. It’s a pretty versatile craft. The completed business card holder comfortably holds about 25 business cards.


If anybody wants the template to make the business card holder from paint chips let me know! If enough people request it I’ll put up a template on Google docs.


Tips on How to Find the Best Business Insurance in Barrie

Insurance has become a way of life, and it is always important to make sure that you are protected at all times. Whether it would be a personal insurance or business insurance, anything that belongs to you needs to be protected especially if those are assets that you have personally purchased with your own hard earned money.

Looking for the best Business insurance in Barrie is like looking for a needle in a haystack, it requires time and a lot of patience to make sure that you have the right coverage for you and your family. Also take into consideration that when looking for business insurance, it is fundamental to make sure that you are spending your money right.


Here are some tips on how to find the best business insurance plans in Barrie:

  • Research and make all the necessary preparations – When looking for the best insurance companies and brokers, it is important for any individual to make sure of the comments and the ratings of any independent broker or insurance company. Ask around, maybe through your neighbors or family members if they can recommend and refer you to a professional like Matt Bevan that will give you the right plan with the best value for money. Also make sure to do a background check on the company and person that you are referred to, to prevent any scams that may arise while doing business. It is essential to take an extra step of safety when hiring people that are not well known, since you will be dealing with money and property that you personally own. Do not trust anyone until they make a conscious effort to make you feel secure with you investment.


  • Use your computer to search for business insurance online – Searching the internet for business insurance plans in Barrie, can be very helpful if you are the type of person who does not have a lot of time to spare. The Internet will be able to provide you with companies that are well known, and easy to communicate with. Subsequently you will be dedicating your time to looking through the Internet, always be on your guard since not all Internet sites are safe. Always make sure to read before you join or agree to speak with anyone. Also make sure to ask questions if in any case that you do find a good company


  • Set prices side by side – When searching for the right prices via the Internet or newspaper, it is always important to compare before you decide to invest in their services. Some insurance companies can scam you by presenting a thorough plan but have very high rates, always make sure to go through a number of companies first before choosing the appropriate one. There are also insurance companies that can provide you with very detailed information but some of the coverage you will have to buy separately as “riders”, before doing so make sure to find out if any of the other companies offer the same plan with the same price, or they can offer you with a different plan with a cheaper price before making your decision.