{Business Card Holders}

{Business Card Holders}

When I went to SNAP! a few weeks ago, I knew I’d need some pretty awesome business cards.  You see, when you meet another blogger at a conference, you usually say something like this…

“Hi, I’m Meredith from Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home”

and then immediately exchange business cards with the other blogger.

Just look at some of the cards I accumulated this year at SNAP!…

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Crazy, right?!

Now, how to keep track of all those cards, plus my own stack to hand out?  I had the perfect solution after doing some browsing of the blogosphere.  My sweet friend, Lindsay had a pattern for some super simple, sewn business card holders, and I knew I could easily put my own spin on her awesome version for myself and my SNAP! roomies using these pretty fabrics.

fabrics

Materials Needed

2 Fabric Pieces cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
{One liner, one outside}
2 Fabric Pieces cut to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
{pockets}
1 Piece Fusible Interfacing cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
thread
coordinating button
velcro
pieces

Step 1

On both of the 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ pieces, fold and iron a double 1/4″ hem.  Sew along the folded edge {for some reason, I forgot to actually sew this on this particular business card holder, so ignore my picture and the fact that each piece is not sewn along the hem}.

hem pockets

Step 2

Line up your velcro pieces, pin, and sew in place.

velcro

Step 3: Assembly

Picture 1: Pin pockets to inside piece {the hem of each pocket should be towards the middle}.

Picture 2: After ironing the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the outside piece, pin it to the inside piece with the pockets, right sides facing each other.

Picture 3: Sew around the entire piece, with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Leave a space on one side to flip right side out, but make sure to back stitch as you don’t want your sewing to come undone.  Clip the corners at a 45 degree angle before flipping.

Picture 4: Iron as flat as possible and pin the space you left un-sewn.  Sew a topstitch around the entire business card holder with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

assembly

Step 4

Fold the business card holder in half and run your iron over it once again.  In the crease, sew a straight line.  This makes folding the business card holder a lot easier as you’re using it.

finished

Step 5

Carefully sew a cute button onto the front of one side of the business card holder.  Make sure not to sew your pocket shut!

Handmade Business Card Holders @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, perfect to take to a blog conference or to keep in your purse #businesscards #handmade #businesscardholder

And now you’re ready to hand out business cards in a snap {or in my case, at SNAP!}

Handmade Business Card Holders @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, perfect to take to a blog conference or to keep in your purse #businesscards #handmade #businesscardholder

Those are all of the cute holders I ended up giving my roomies as gifts upon arriving at the conference!

I think my favorite is the teal and pink chevron.  Which one is yours?

Handmade Business Card Holders @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, perfect to take to a blog conference or to keep in your purse #businesscards #handmade #businesscardholder

I’ll be linking up at these great parties!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Big Announcement}

Sarah from Becoming Martha, Barbara from Chase the Star, Jill from Create.Craft.Love, and Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home are happy to announce The Creative Headquarters blog!

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What? That’s crazy!

We know! But we are super excited!

What does this big announcement mean for you?

The Creative Headquarters is your creativity command center! And we want to showcase YOU! That’s right – YOU!

We want to create a positive and growing blog community by featuring and encouraging each other! Four days a week we will showcase a reader! So we are looking for creative ideas! Simply click on the “Submissions” button on the navigation bar and fill out the accompanying form. With any luck we will feature one of YOU!

Please note, by submitting an idea to The Creative Headquarters, you are giving us permission to use it on our blog, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

Once a week, one of the CHQ Girls will share an original tutorial! The CHQ Blog Hop will also be moving over to the new blog and will be monthly instead of weekly.

The website and reader highlights will go live mid-February!

 

Mark your calendars! If you help us reach 1000 followers by February, we will have a BIG GIVEAWAY!

We are so excited to start this next adventure and we want to take all of you along with us! Please head over to the CHQ, check things out, and follow along with us!

You can find the CHQ here!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Keep Calm & Link Up #16}

Welcome back to Keep Calm & Link Up!

and

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Last week’s party definitely topped the one before!  Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by each weekend!!  We expect that many of you will be taking the time to enjoy friends and family this Thanksgiving evening and the rest of the weekend.  Hopefully, when you have a moment, you’ll be able to link up.
Before we talk about our fabulous features for the week, we wanted to remind all you participating in the Handmade Holiday Ornament Exchange, that you should have received an email last weekend informing you of your partner!  We will have a link party opening soon to share all of your handmade goodness, so make sure to take plenty of pictures!  You are welcome to share both your creation and the ornament you receive.  Remember, to ensure that everyone gets an ornament before Christmas, please plan to have your gift postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 5th!
Now on to our awesome features from last week…

Most Viewed Link from Last Week was 

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teenage Boys from Silver Boxes

 This is a SPECTACULAR list!  You must check it out!
Each week we get to pick our favorites. You all are making it so difficult to choose! We are blown away by the creativity!
Barbara loved the Plastic Spoon Tree from One Project Closer
 
What a genius and unique idea!  Jocie has a few other super cute mini tree ideas to share in this post as well, make sure to stop by to check them all out!
Jill loved the Upcycled Pallet turned DIY Ottoman from Domestic Superhero
We are continued to be amazed that this beautiful ottoman was once a simple pallet!  Who else has been on a pallet hunt since the inception of Pinterest?  Anyone?!
Meredith loved the Homemade Snowballs & Christmas Lantern from Alderberry Hill
It’s amazing how versatile Mod Podge can be!  Sarah turned some old Christmas ornaments into beautiful snowballs for her Christmas Lantern.  Gorgeous!
Sarah loved Pillows from Napkins from The Concrete Cottage
 
These would have been very pretty napkins, but we think they are gorgeous pillows!  What a great use of materials to cut costs (and time) on a simple weekend project!

Congrats to all those that were featured today!

If you want to be featured, make sure to include our button (found in my sidebar) or a text link! There were so many links we wanted to feature but couldn’t since there wasn’t a link back to the party!
To keep up with features on Facebook during the week, please become a Facebook Fan of…
If you were featured today or on Facebook grab a featured button from my sidebar!
For even more FUN, all featured projects will be on our Keep Calm & Link Up Pinterest Board as well!
We also want to invite you to enter our giveaway from LuBeth Designs at our weekly blog hop! Only a few days left to enter!



About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Keep Calm & Link Up # 14}

{Keep Calm & Link Up # 14}

Welcome back to Keep Calm & Link Up!

Thanks so much to everyone that linked up last week!  We’re thrilled with the continued success of our party and feel honored that so many of you have been with us since the beginning.  We’re also super excited that Jill has joined us as a new co-host!

Before we talk about our fabulous features for the week, we wanted to remind you of our Handmade Holiday Ornament Exchange!  Sign ups end on November 17th, so don’t delay!  Tell your friends about it too…the more, the merrier!

Now on to our awesome features from last week…

The most viewed link belonged to the {End Table Makeover} from Simply Vintageous.

We love the transformation that took this end table from drab to fab.  You must go check out the before shot to see how far this little end table has come!

Of course we each chose our favorites as well…it’s getting harder and harder to choose!  There are so many creative projects and recipes out there.

Meredith loved the {Flowered Stems} from Smart! School House

What a festive and colorful way to brighten up your favorite glass of wine for Thanksgiving Dinner!  You could even make some for some plastic stemware for fancy water or milk glasses for the kid’s table!

Barbara chose the {Chevron Striped Wall} from A Typical English Home.

Angela is redecorating her boy’s room and originally had other plans for this wall…we love the end result though!

Sarah chose {Glitter House Number Pumpkins} from The Thinking Closet

 What a beautiful and creative way to glitterize your front porch!  The mailman won’t miss your house when he’s delivering all those holiday packages this year!

Jill chose the {Spiked Pumpkin Pie Milkshake} from White Lights on Wednesday

This would have been a great cocktail while passing out candy this Halloween (in moderation, of course)!  We just love the orange sprinkle garnish on the rim too!

Congrats to all those that were featured today!

If you want to be featured, make sure to include our button (found in my sidebar) or a text link!  There were so many links we wanted to feature but couldn’t since there wasn’t a link back to the party!

To keep up with features on Facebook during the week, please become a Facebook Fan of…

 Becoming Martha

 Chase the Star

Create.Craft.Love

 and Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home!

If you were featured today or on Facebook grab a featured button from my sidebar!

For even more FUN, all featured projects will be on our Keep Calm & Link Up Pinterest Board as well!

We also want to invite you to enter our Thanksgiving Printables Giveaway from Life in Reflection going on at our weekly blog hop.  There are only a few days left to enter!

Good Luck!

And now, on to the party…

 



About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{CHQ Blog Hop # 12 & Giveaway}

Pamela's Heavenly Treats 


Welcome back to another CHQ Blog Hop!  
We’re thrilled you’re here!

We have another amazing sponsor and giveaway!


Pamela from Pamela’s Heavenly Treats!
 


Hi! My name is Pamela and I am the lovely lady behind Pamela’s Heavenly Treats, I must first say that without God none of this would be possible.  I am a wife, mother of 6, homeschool teacher and I have a small Healthy Cupcake & Cookie business. Everything that I make is made with 100% Whole Wheat Flour and my secret ingredients.  I have a weekly link party that runs from Saturday to Wednesday called Heavenly Treats Sunday, would love to have you.  I also have a Etsy shop where I sell my healthy mixes!  Come on over and visit!

Blog ~ Etsy   ~ Twitter  ~ Pinterest 


Pamela has been gracious enough to offer a lucky winner 

150 x 150 Ad Space on her fabulous blog!  Just read the reviews on her ‘sponsor’ page, she’s great to partner up with!

…AND…
Every one of our readers can use the coupon code ENJOY20 for 20% off an order at her Etsy Shop! How lucky are we??!
 

 To enter, simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

Our blog hop has become popular very quickly, and we have decided to take sponsors. What does that mean? It means we will be hosting an awesome giveaway every week, which you, our loyal bloghoppers, will have a chance to win. If you are interested in sponsoring a week by donating an item for giveaway, please feel free to contact either of us, mentioning your idea for a giveaway. List any info (such as websites and contact info) that you feel is important for us to know. Then, in addition to sponsoring, you will also be given the opportunity to co-host, should you desire.

 

 

Let’s get on to the partying, shall we? Remember, follow all four hosts, and pretty please share our button via your blog, facebook, pinterest or twitter. The more exposure the party gets, the more exposure you get. Plus, you get to meet even more amazing new friends, and that’s truly what it’s all about!

 

 

**Note: This is a blog hop, not a link party. Link up your blog homepage using an image such as your blog button, and write your blog name in the “name” field. Links containing projects and individual pages will unfortunately be deleted. Thanks!

 

Remember, if you are a new follower, please leave me a comment so I can thank you!


 


 

 

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.