Taking a break from photo Zakka this week, I decided to create some basic paint chip call cards for my blog.
The idea stemmed from the past weekend whilst on shoot for the food competition I’d won – I was asked by the photographer what did I do. It wasn’t until that moment that I realised I had no further information to provide so I thought this week, I would create some basic call cards to avoid that type of awkward situation again!
As with all my Zakka, I wanted to create something that was simple, easy to make but still be presentable and practical. I’ve always wanted use paint chips in my crafting – they have a great texture and best yet, are free from your local hardware store!
Though I won’t be giving out my little cards all the time, knowing that I’ve created something colourful, fun and true to who I am is always exciting – at least now I’ll be prepared for anything!
What you need:
- 20 x paint chip cards from your local hardware store – Tip: Solid colour chips will give you more space to work with
- A4 sheet of paper, printed with your details and information – I used a gold flaked washi paper for some texture and sparkle then just printed my details using a basic Word document!
- General craft tools – ruler, glue, scissors/knife, cutting mat, pencils, staples
- Measure your paint chips to the size that you desire for your card – I’ve used a more Japanese size of 8cm x 4.75cm (3 ¼” x 2 ¾”) for a cuter touch!
- Cut out your paint chips and glue two chips together back to back – this will give the cards a denser, quality feel. Tip: Use a corner cutter to create a curved corner for a more interesting card shape.
- Trim your details to desired size and glue to your card. Because the card will buckle under the glue, make sure you rest your cards under a heavy weight for at least an hour and leave to dry. Once dry, your cards will be ready to hand out!