Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Five Ways to Dress Up Your Craft Business Cards

When I was a little girl, my sister Sandy and I would play "business." With our Battleship boxes propped opened and serving as our "typewriters" (yes, I am THAT old), we pretended to take calls, type up notes, and run our businesses. I loved it. I felt so grown up. I suppose I've always known that I would end up working in some capacity. While my primary focus has always been my family, I've had some side or part-time job my entire life. I just have that need to be "busy" in the business world.

This week I'm heading out to CHA (a major craft tradeshow). Knowing that I would be meeting many of my online friends face-to-face for the first time, I wanted to have a few business cards to hand out so we could exchange contact information

Having just recently updated my blog logo, and with the help of my very artistic daughter I set out to design the following business cards:



I wanted something subtle on the back of the card, so I turned to my friend Gennifer Bursett for some advice. She owns the very cool "Pixels and Company" digital scrapbooking supply company, and I knew she would know where I could find what I was looking for. But Gen went the extra mile and DESIGNED me an entirely new diagonal background for my cards. 


Now that is a seriously cool friend. Be sure to check out her amazing company HERE. Some of my favorite digital designers work with her, and you're sure to find loads of cool digital products in the store on any given day.



Because I work in the crafting industry, sometimes a simple business card just doesn't seem interesting enough. I mean, I am a paper hoarder after all. So here are a few ways you can dress up your craft business cards.

Dressing Up Craft Business Cards:

#1: Get your cards printed with a letter press or in a fun shape.



 #2: Add washi tape or scrapbooking embellishments.



Source: Lemon Jitters

#3 Hand stamp at least the logo on your business cards.



#4 Add confetti to the card or in a glassine bag.




#5 Add glitter to a portion of the card.




There are additional ways you could make your card stand out from others: punch it into a unique shape, add a foil treatment, place it inside a unique envelope or bag, add drips of paint or watercolor images. Whatever you do, make sure it speaks to who you are.

7 comments:

  1. Have fun in LA this next week, Jen!! Love your cards!!!

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  2. Brilliant cards! Wish I was meeting you for the first time :)

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