Reuse and Repurpose: Chipboard Boxes as Business Cards

The information on this card is pure fiction...

I looked up and noticed I was about to run out of business cards. What is a girl to do? Why, print some of course! I wanted the same thickness and heft I got from my Moo cards, so I had an idea: I could print on regular paper and then stick to cardstock. I had all these cereal boxes lying around (and who doesn’t), so I decided to use them up.

1) Printed (from my little epson workforce c-30) my pre-designed business cards onto some thin glossy paper I from my stash.

2) I then coated the other side of the prints with adhesive, using my 5″ xyron create-a-sticker machine. Since the machine only takes items 5″ or less, I cut the sheet down to 4.25″ (half of a 8.5 x 11″ sheet, lengthwise)

3) I stuck the adhesive side to the printed side of the cereal boxes.
4) I then trimmed the cards down using a craft knife, and my cutting mat and clear ruler.

5) And Voila! Business Cards… except greener.

This idea is not limited to single-sided business cards either. You could cover both sides of the card, or you could use these as greeting cards or postcards. The possibilities are endless!

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  1. that is off the hook, can i use this technique, i need cards but have no money, i thought you did a stencil or block print, where do i get sticker machines Micheal’s? they look great!

  2. thanks ladies! sure, use this technique and do it even better! the sticker machine can be found at pretty much any craft store. I got mine from wal-mart for $20. You can also do spray adhesive. It’s cheaper, but I don’t like it because no matter how much ventilation I have it still seems to get in my nose. Let me see how yours turn out!

  3. I feel like I discovered you at just the right moment! I recently completed a two-year paper declutter project, freeing up space and time to explore creative projects. I’m looking forward to learning from and growing with you.

  4. Well Hello Melissa!
    I’m so found you found me too! Decluttering is great for the soul, and I look forward to bringing you fun and useful creative projects! Please feel free to offer up suggestions on what you’d like to see.

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