Saturday, 24 September 2016

Faux Leather Paper Business Card Holder

Hi! Bev here with a tutorial on using the Silhouette Faux Leather Paper to make this business card holder.

What you will need:
  • Silhouette Cameo/ Portrait
  • Silhouette Faux Leather Paper
  • Silhouette Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Sewing machine
  • Eyelet and Eyelet setter
  • Elastic
Step One

Open up Silhouette Studio and draw a rectangle sized 4x8 inches.  Cut down the faux leather to make it more manageable to handle on the cutting mat.  I taped my piece down as it had a tendency to curl up. Choose the cut settings for Faux Leather and it will automatically be set to double cut.

Step Two

Once cut, the material will need to be soaked.  I ran it under warm water and gave it a good scrunch to make sure it was completely soaking wet.  Do not be afraid to pull it about, it is a very strong material.  I left it to air dry, but you can use a heat source to speed up the process if you are in a hurry.

 Whilst you are allowing the fabric to dry (I love the leather look it has taken on) it is time to concentrate on the logo.

Step Three

Open up a new page in your studio and type your text.  Flip the wording horizontally and select the cut settings for Heat Transfer Vinyl.  Once cut, weed and set aside until you are ready to iron it onto your leather paper.

Step Four

Once the faux leather is dry and ready, apply the HTV in the way you would normally, and fold the fabric into shape to create the holder, then sew up the sides.

Step Five

To help keep the card holder closed, measure and find the centre of the front flap and mark with a pen.  Use a holepunch to cut a hole (I used my American Crafts big bite)

Then use an eyelet and eyelet setter to create a neat setting for the elastic.  Create a loop with the elastic and tie a knot or two in the inside to securely hold it together.

And there you go! a business card holder with fastening completed.

I have enjoyed sharing with you and will be back with another project soon.


LD Colorado Font
Thin Arrows by Kolette Hall Design ID# 37815


Light hold cutting mat for Cameo


  1. Brilliant tutorial thank you. I bought a roll of this months ago and have yet to use it so I'm going to try this wallet

  2. Love this. I didn't realize you could use HTV on the faux leather paper.

  3. Love this Beverley and I am totally going to make one of these x