GripperCardHolders

The Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders

Bremerton, Washington 987 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (112)

GripperCardHolders

The Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders

Bremerton, Washington | 987 Sales

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Rob Ladely

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Rob Ladely

Announcement    Welcome to my Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders shop.

[Due to a misunderstanding a recent customer had when she placed her order, I feel the need to post this message:
When browsing my Etsy shop, it should become obvious that I offer many styles of playing card holders. Because of this, I urge all new potential customers to please read the listing on each style that you may be interested in so there will be no confusion as to the differences between the styles. If you have any remaining questions, PLEASE contact me prior to placing your order and I'll do my very best to remove all confusion so you will understand completely what you will be receiving when you place your order. Thank you.]

I started making these unique card holders in the latter part of 2016 after my wife discovered and purchased a card holder made from plastic canvas and yarn. I thought it was a good idea, but felt it needed to be improved upon.
After many attempts and destroying a LOT of old DVDs, the result was my original Gripper (what I'm now calling the Amazing Standard Gripper).
Over time, I've received ideas from some of my customers and after some modifying and style changes for my own use, I've designed and created other variations. The results are what you see listed here.
I hope you have fun browsing & discovering all my unique playing card holders; as you can see, I enjoy shopping for fabrics and have found some really cool & different designs. For all of you do-it-yourself crafters out there, please don't' attempt to copy my Gripper card holders as I have a patent pending on all styles.
If you have any ideas for modifications or a different style, please feel free to contact me.
Note: For those of you who have placed orders in the past prior to creating this new Etsy store dedicated to all things Gripper Playing Card Holders, you may have noticed a bit of a price increase on some of my styles. Unfortunately, due to my almost non-existent level of profit, when the prices of the supplies I use to make these unique cardholders go up, I have to pass this along, so from time-to-time I may be forced to raise my prices. However, I do hold off as long as I can! Hopefully, you will understand.
Enjoy, and have fun at the card table!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 2, 2019

Welcome to my Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders shop.

[Due to a misunderstanding a recent customer had when she placed her order, I feel the need to post this message:
When browsing my Etsy shop, it should become obvious that I offer many styles of playing card holders. Because of this, I urge all new potential customers to please read the listing on each style that you may be interested in so there will be no confusion as to the differences between the styles. If you have any remaining questions, PLEASE contact me prior to placing your order and I'll do my very best to remove all confusion so you will understand completely what you will be receiving when you place your order. Thank you.]

I started making these unique card holders in the latter part of 2016 after my wife discovered and purchased a card holder made from plastic canvas and yarn. I thought it was a good idea, but felt it needed to be improved upon.
After many attempts and destroying a LOT of old DVDs, the result was my original Gripper (what I'm now calling the Amazing Standard Gripper).
Over time, I've received ideas from some of my customers and after some modifying and style changes for my own use, I've designed and created other variations. The results are what you see listed here.
I hope you have fun browsing & discovering all my unique playing card holders; as you can see, I enjoy shopping for fabrics and have found some really cool & different designs. For all of you do-it-yourself crafters out there, please don't' attempt to copy my Gripper card holders as I have a patent pending on all styles.
If you have any ideas for modifications or a different style, please feel free to contact me.
Note: For those of you who have placed orders in the past prior to creating this new Etsy store dedicated to all things Gripper Playing Card Holders, you may have noticed a bit of a price increase on some of my styles. Unfortunately, due to my almost non-existent level of profit, when the prices of the supplies I use to make these unique cardholders go up, I have to pass this along, so from time-to-time I may be forced to raise my prices. However, I do hold off as long as I can! Hopefully, you will understand.
Enjoy, and have fun at the card table!

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About GripperCardHolders

Sales 987
On Etsy since 2016

The Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders

You may ask yourself: "Playing card holders? Why make playing card holders??"
I got involved in making playing card holders when one day while visiting a craft fair down south, my wife bought one. This one was made from plastic canvas and yarn & we were both intrigued by it.
Once some of our friends saw hers, I ended up making one for myself a few for them. But after using mine, I realized there must be a better way. (I didn't like the fact that the cards can actually fall out of the holder.)
So, being my father's son, I set out to find a better way using one item after another and failing every time. After about two months of this I finally had a prototype. I had some further improvements I'd like to do, but didn't know how to accomplish what I wanted.
Approaching my wife with my dilemma, she showed me some ideas that would get the result I was looking for. I was stoked! One thing led to another, and eventually I ended up with the look and feel that I had in mind.
I'm always researching and asking knowledgeable crafters for ideas. Because of some of that great information, I've made many improvements along the way on how I put everything together to create a much better finished product.
I listen to my customers and fellow card players for ideas and improvements they may have. My Gripper Pocket, Deluxe hand & Foot, and the Mini Gripper are examples of customer/player input. Without their ideas, those popular styles may never have come about.
I am always humbled whenever I think of the many people who have bought my unique card holders and leave such rave reviews. But I'm happy I made it easy for them to hold their cards.

Shop members

  • Rob Ladely

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    I do it all: design, create, package & ship all orders from my Etsy shop. Most of the fabrics I purchase myself, but some, fellow crafters have donated to me.

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Last updated on Feb 16, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcomed. However, I cannot personalize my card holders as I am at the mercy of fabric available. If you have a fabric from which you would like a card holder made, don't hesitate to contact me. I would love to do that for you. A Fabric discount will be taken off the final price of your custom order. If I am expected to find & order your fabric, keep in mind that I charge a "Special Order Fee". This fee changes based upon the fabric, the amount needed, and the shipping involved.

Do you do monogramming?

Unfortunately, I do not have the capability to monogram. If you want a name on your card holder, I suggest looking into fabric paints, as they work quite well, but keep in mind they are not permanent.

Will you consider trading CD/DVDs for your card holders?

I have done that in the past from time-to-time. However, I've had to re-think how to go about it due to the fact that I was actually losing money. At most, a CD sells for $0.30, so it would take 20 to make up the cost of my Standard Gripper. If a person wanted to trade for a Deluxe H&F card holder, it would take a minimum of 40 discs to equal one Deluxe. Shipping both ways would be the buyer's responsibility.
If this interests you, please send me a convo.

Do you accept bulk orders?

I do not accept bulk orders. The maximum amount of card holders per order I will accept is no more than 12 at a time. Since this is my hobby, I cannot accept large bulk orders because then it will become a job, taking all the fun out of it!
If you still have questions concerning bulk orders please send me a convo.

How much fabric do I need to send you for one Amazing Gripper?

That would depend upon the style of card holder you want, but for most of my styles, a "Fat Quarter" (18" X 21") would suffice. However, please contact me prior to sending any amount of fabric. Thank you!