You guys know I love business cards. So attending Alt Summit this year, I knew I wanted to make something fun. I had an idea that it would be neat to include a tiny notepad with helpful sayings and prompts to be productive and get things done. I contacted some local printers to see if anyone could make a 1” x 3” notepad – and found one who could!
Here are the supplies I used. I wanted a thick card so I had some backing board from clear bags that I cut down to business card size. I printed out my logo/website on sticker paper and cut that to size. Also used our hello tape and our pocket envelopes to place everything inside. Lastly, I included some fun diamond clips and temporary tattoos we had made a while ago.
I have to say these took a long time, having to cut down everything by hand. I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday business cards but for a novelty kind of card, I think it’s fun. So one side I spray painted yellow and the other side I placed the sticker that I printed out.
I used a little kraft label that I printed to hold the notepad down and it wrapped around just slightly to the other side.
All the goodies fit into the little pocket. This was a lot of fun to make – it reminded me of being back in college and doing an art project or something. I really like the way it turned out!
Haven’t done a business card round up post in about a year! so I thought I’d put another one together. There are so many amazing cards out there, I think business cards are definitely some of my favorite pieces of graphic design. People can get so creative on a 2″ x 3.5″ piece of paper! 😉 Enjoy!
In case you missed it, you can see
If you’re not into the whole DIY thing, printed cards have been sufficient for many years. Here are some great printing resources. uprinting.com print 3 sizes – which is kind of cool, wood business cards, and here’s a great resource for cards.
I know I just did a business card diy
a couple weeks ago but wanted to share my alt cards too! If you missed my cards from last year, you can see them here
. Looks like I used the same yellow card stock again this year 😉 Well anyway, I totally forgot all about my business cards for Alt this year, so I threw something together the night before. Here is another quick + easy business card diy for you!
Items I used:
‘you are beautiful’ custom stamp
black felt ink pad
I designed the label with a wrap around design in mind. I lay out the text in Illustrator but if you don’t have that, you can probably use word or photoshop. You can download the templates
for whichever size label at the site. So for my design, the info went on the front and the quote was wrapped around to the back.
I did two versions of this card. #1 – I stamped it with a “you are beautiful” stamp.
The 2nd version included a little animal paper clip + a vinyl decal.
They’re fun, simple, + easy cards. Anyone can make them!
If you have any questions, just let me know
Today’s weekly DIY is a charm-stamped business card.
Pretty simple + easy to make!
Items you need:
Pick your letters and hold the stamp in place.
Pound on top with a hammer a couple times to make impression.
For the triangles, I wasn’t sure which letter to put so I just put an ampersand 😉
I typed out my company and website address with a typewriter.
For gluing the charms, I decided to use 2 types of glue, just to see how it’d turn out. A tape glue and regular glue. I used the 3M 700 ATG gun
(if you don’t have one, get one! They are magical! so easy to use and the tape is strong!)
Regular glue used here. Each works equally well.
and you’re all done! and easy + simple business card DIY.
You could also just stamp the card since realistically hand typing the cards may take a while depending on how many you make. I ordered a self inking stamp from vistaprint
for free! For only $2.99, you can edit the fonts yourself which is pretty cool. They have great quality stuff, I’m a fan.
That’s it! Hope you enjoyed this DIY