Business Card Easel

by Sue Allen

Turn an easel card into a business card holder.


  • Cardstock
  • Scoring board
  • Scissors
  • Stopper (gem or button)
  • Glue
  • 1/2" acrylic block (optional)
  • Border punch or die


  1. Step 1

    Cut a cardstock base for the holder measuring 4 1/4" x 6 1/2". Score at 2" and 4".

  2. Cut the front panel of the holder to measure 4 1/4" x 3". Add extra height to allow for a punched or die cut decorative border, if desired.

  3. Step 2

    Cut cardstock to form the box, measuring 2 1/2" x 5". Score at 1/2" from each end on the long side, and 1" and 1 1/2" on the short side.

  4. Step 3

    Fold the base on the scored lines. Adhere the front panel and stopper (gem or button) as shown.

  5. Step 4

    To form the box, fold all score lines and cut tabs where indicated. Glue the ends, sandwiching the small middle tab between the top and bottom tabs. Repeat for opposite side.

    For uniform ends use an acrylic block to stabilize edges and keep them even while gluing.

  6. Step 5

    Glue box to easel about 1/4" from the edge to leave enough room for the gem stopper.

  7. Step 6

    Decorate as desired and add business cards or small message papers to finish the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Business Card Easel. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Great tutorial! Does it look better with small designs on paper? I love the example made with the small design and stripes!
Sharon Jones  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 6:51 AM
What a beautiful project!!! I'll be making a few of these for my sister who has a wedding flower business out of her home! So fun!
Joy  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 7:11 AM
What fun. I have to try this! Thanks
Karen Knegten  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 7:31 AM
I love this idea and must try soon! Thank you for sharing.
Angela Maine  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 11:21 AM
Lovely!-Thanks for the easy instructions will definitely try this project x
Chrissie Hammond  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 11:51 AM
In your video tutorial, you give dimensions of 4.25" x 6.5" for the base, and 4.25" x 3",

yet in the written directions, the base is listed at 4.25" x 6.5" and 4.5" x 3".

Which one is correct?
Jann Schott  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM
Note to Jann: If you look at the pictured instructions it is 4 1/4". (Which also makes sense when you think about pieces matching up.) Nice little project Sue and thanks for the visual Dina - thank you for sharing...
Lura  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 10:14 PM
@Lura: I understand what you are saying, but aren't both pieces supposed to be the SAME width? The base is 4.25" and the front panel is listed as 4.5".

THAT is the part that confuses me. So are they supposed to be different widths, or are they supposed to both be 4.5" wide or both 4.25" wide?

I think it's a cute item, and plan to make a couple. Just the measurements issue is CONFUSING me.
Jann Schott  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 10:39 PM
4-1/4" is correct. Thanks for catching the typo!
dina  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 10:40 PM
Thank you Dina.
Jann Schott  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 11:47 PM
Mrs. Noofy, you're a super star! What a wonderful tutorial and business card holder. I knew it wouldn't be long until you were discovered. your cards are a work of art. Thank you. Hugs
Anne Ryan  |  Fri Oct 2, 2015 at 7:55 PM
Darling idea. Thanks for sharing.
Libby Weigel  |  Fri Jun 9, 2017 at 8:06 AM

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