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Make Your Own ‘Exploding’ Business Card

Make Your Own ‘Exploding’ Business Card


Hi there. My name is Trevor from Tapocketa and we are an animation company and we were trying to work out a way of adding more images to
our business card because obviously there’s only a certain amount of space.
Maybe you can fit one or two images on there. So we thought about it and we came
up with this which is much like those maps you get on city guides. So I can
take you through the process, how you can do it yourself. Maybe you’re a design
company or you just want to add more information into your business card I’m
going show you how to do it. So let’s get started. Okay so what you’re going to need
is two business cards. One is going to be your front, one’s going to be your back
and your going to sandwich your print out in between. You’re going to need your
printout that’s going be sandwiched in between your two cards.You’re going to
need some double-sided tape some sticky Velcro. So this has got a sticky back. I’ve
just got a roll of it you can get these from like online stationers.
Scissors and a metal rule or something that’s got a hard straight edge that’s
going to be used to make your folds and just a little bit about the printout so
I’m going to put a link in the description to a template for this
printout. Essentially this bit here which mimics the business card is the bits
that actually get stuck to the business card itself when it gets folded up. The
proportions here need to be just slightly less a mil or so less than the
actual business card so that it obviously fits
behind and sandwiches in between them and you can’t see out the edge. Okay, so I’ve
got this sort of professionally printed but you can just do normal paper, normal
color printer and that works just as well I just wanted a slightly more
professional look. So the first thing to do is to put in the diagonal folds. So I
usually use one that I’ve even, roughly or whatever, folded up beforehand as a
bit of a guide but you can see there’s there is a diagonal fold across the
whole thing so that’s the ones I’m going to be doing
first. So using it as a reference I can see that I
need to fold what I’m calling the front. So this business card bit which gets
stuck, we’re calling the back, the front is where we’re going to start with
our diagonal fold so we just want to line up the corners. So I’ve just got the
metal rule overlapping the edge of the table slightly and then I’m lining up
the corners of the printout as precisely as I can and then you sort of push
your thumbs up against the rule to put it in that fold there and just define that
diagonal as best you can. You want to be as accurate as possible. I’m pretty sure
this one isn’t going to be as accurate as possible because (of) the time constraints.
Once you’ve got the fold started you can then finish it off yourself. And you’ll notice
that these two corners on this side don’t exactly meet up; well we don’t need
to worry about that. The proportions of this are not perfectly square, so they
won’t line up. So don’t worry about that too much. Right, we’re going to put the other diagonal in so same deal. You just need to line those corners up as best you can. Have
the metal rule overlapping the table slightly and when you’re pretty happy
then you can push up with your thumbs. And put that fold in. That’s pretty… it’s a bit
slapdash. There we go you can see that doesn’t really line up. That’s my fault.
Okay, so we put in our diagonals. Now we need to put in, if we can see on our
reference, there’s a fold that runs from the top to the bottom and that runs
opposite to the folds that we’ve just put in. So all we do is just turn it over
and it’s a matter of lining up these corners. So as best you can again. So I think
that’s about right and then we’ve put our other fold in. So
that’s at top to bottom now. So that runs contrary to the diagonal folds and then
the last thing, the last falls to put in are the trickiest ones. They’re the
corner ones and what you need to do is make sure you’re looking at the back of
your printout and we’re going to use a ruler once again just slightly
overlapping the edge of the table and the guide for this is the edges of your
images. So if you’ve given your images an edge you can see where you need to fold.
So I need to put a fold that’s from this left edge, that runs across and then just
stops at this diagonal. So I’m gonna do that for all four corners. So here we go.
So I’m going to line up this line so it runs the right length of there and then
just use your finger, push against the ruler, up until that diagonal fold. It’s a bit sloppy. and then, same on the other side so we
can line up the images. Image fold… just about. Then just drag your finger from
the diagonal fold to the edge of the paper. Okay, so we have to do that for all
of these. So the other other side here too. This folds in. Same here. Whoops, let’s do it properly. Lining it up, up to that diagonal fold and then the last set is on the vertical. So we’ve
done the horizontal ones now we’re going to do the vertical ones. So lining it up
here. This one too. Same the other side and lining up
images. This is very sloppy. I do apologize. You’ll take a lot more care of it than I would. Ok. [Tick, tock, tick, tock ….”cuckoo”] These edges, if we look at our reference
again, this diagonal fold that we put in… we’ve got it correct up
to here but then this fold round runs counter to this the direction of this
fold, if you like. So that’s what we have to do. So we want we want to push this
fold out, if you like. So, we do it from this side and we just
push the fold against itself, so it folds the other way, just for that section that
corner section and we try and marry up these edges and we’re going to do the
same for every single corner. It’s exactly the same process.You just fold
it, that corner, the other way and marry up those edges as best you can. [Tick, tock, tick, tock ….”cuckoo”] So yeah.
So once you’ve folded those corners in. So they’re in the opposite direction to
the rest of the diagonal. It should look something like this and then that allows
you to fold it together. Now… so… it sort of takes his own path as to the way it
folds up so there’s no set way of it folding up. But it just scrunches
together like this. So it goes flat. Then the next thing
is to sandwich this between your two business cards. So I’m going to do the
bottom first. So this bottom bit is going to stick to this bottom business
card. And I use some double-sided tape for this. Which I’ve slightly cheated and
pre-cut and so it’s still got the backing on at this stage. So I’m just
going to line that up with that top edge. And, I’m just going to put the other one first. So another bit on the bottom edge
so I’ll sticky tape and then I’m just going to take the backing off. Same with
this one and then we’re going to place it on to our business card. Now you want it
to… this little point here to overlap a little on this edge. So that when the two
cards open then don’t bang up against each other. So creates a nice little
hinge and then also line up the top top and bottom if you can.So, there we go. I’m
going to stick that there and that also leaves enough space on this edge. Which
is where we’re going to stick our Velcro in a minute. Okay, so now I’m going to stick
the top on. So that’s the same deal just with double-sided tape. So just sticking
that down. Still got its backing on. Lining up with the edge. Remove the
backing. Same with this one. There you go and then the trick is now to line up the
two business cards. So you want basically to make sure the top business card and
the bottom business card line up. That’s pretty good.
Okay, so their stuck and then you get your Velcro roll and you cut a slither off
each of the different types of Velcro. So there’s a hook and then there’s a
sort of fuzzy bit. So I’ve already done that, again I’ve slightly cheated. You can
see how thin I’ve cut these that’s basically because you want the cards
to stick together but a thin piece doesn’t hold as tightly as a fatter piece, if you like, so it is easier to open. So I’m just gonna stick
one of the bits of Velcro… it doesn’t really matter which… on this right side
edge. Doing it in a bit of a rush. So you can see that
stuck there and then this one I’m going to place on top of that one so I know
that they’re gonna line up. So that’s that Velcro, those two bits
together. As best they can just. (Whoops it’s not playing ball) And then we can shut the card and that will then stick onto the backing of that that top piece of Velcro. Make sure
it’s all stuck together and then It’s not quite stuck. Then you’ve got your display business card. So, like I say, I’ll place in the
description a link to a template for the printout. So there you go.
Your own little business card display. If you liked what you saw and you want to
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