Thought it was time for more business cards, I mean because really, pretty business card posts won’t ever get old. If you’re new to the blog, be sure and check out the business card archives
for more business card inspiration posts!
Student project publishing company cards from laumette
Best creative cards I’ve seen in a while: Glammer Education cards designed by Y&R Thailand via itevenhasawatermark.com
Ziplock Terrarium business cards from Whitluxus
The Royal Chains – business cards, source unknown.
For one version, I included the card and the push pin and
just designed a wrap around label to seal the glassine envelopes.
So one side of the card was stamped with my info, the other side had the wood piece attached, the idea was supposed to be sort of like a mini piece of art or something. The push pin was so they’d be sure to pin up my card on their inspiration boards or whatever
Okay, I got carried away with the stamp designs and made 3.
Well, I had 1 from before so I really only made 2 new designs.
Hurray, that’s all! What do you think? I was only able to make a certain amount of these, the push pins are no longer sold at the store I got them at so I guess these cards are now limited edition. I’ll have to come up with something new for next year. I really love business cards, what about you?
Here are some of my favorite business cards I collected from Alt Summit! They include an assortment of great design & lovely fonts, letterpress, die-cuts, gold foil, wood, simple, & hand stamped.
Loved Liz Stanley’s
letterpress card with a patterned background & red text.
Rachel from Black Eiffel
had a beautiful letterpress cards, no color: so classy.
Danyelle from Dandee
had awesome wood cards
I wouldn’t expect any less of an amazing card from Kathleen / Twig & Thistle
Loved the use of pattern in Rachel’s card from Raenovate
There were so many more pretty ones I missed collecting at alt.
Tomorrow I’ll share my business cards with you.
I was looking through my collection of business cards and decided to pull out some of my favorite’s to share with you! I really love business cards. I’ve done some business card round up posts here
so if you’re new to the blog, check them out!
– handmade, sewn details – like the texture!
– custom lightbulb shape on wood, brilliant!
– simple, information is well laid out, like the square shape.
nate butler – no idea where I got this card, but it’s amazing! It’s really light
wood veneer. The website on the card doesn’t work :/
Detail / Close up shots:
& that’s all! Hope you enjoyed the cards and gathered some inspiration
PS: If you have a unique business card that you’d
like to share, please send it my way!
I’d love to photo it and add it to my collection
business cards are such an important element in your business. you have 3.5 x 2 inches of space to make an impact. (well, not limited to that size!) 😉 i asked 2 designers whose work speaks for itself: they know their design. ellie from mint + whitney from darling dexter: both amazing blogs full of daily inspiration. i asked them 2 simple questions: 1) the importance of a good business card + 2) how to design a good card!
importance of a good business card:
whitney from darling dexter
gave us her thoughts about the importance of a good business card: In this day, it’s one of the last physical artifacts that you can give a potential client. Everything has moved online which can often get lost — so to have a card available is crucial. Due to the size, it’s generally something that can easily be stored so the chances of it being tossed are pretty slim. Most importantly, it’s a great way to inform and remind a potential client of your who you are and direct them to your online presence.
ellie, mint design blog says: When you’re trying to make a potential business connection, your card is the first “window” into who you are. A memorable card can make the difference between staying in someone’s wallet or ending up in the trash! I don’t think you need to spend a lot of money on cards necessarily, but a well-designed or unique card says a lot about who you are as a professional.
here are some lovely card designs for your inspiration:
100 layer cake. +
michael b kenyon
source from here
the darling room
ellen jackson +
francesca pasini +
butter label +
grace bonney +
amelia lyon +
sassen design +
AIGA Knoxville +
Emerson Taymor +
lena corwin + (found via paper pastries )
somace design +
advice on achieving a well-designed business card:ellie, mint says:
Definitely seek out a pro! Designers have training in typography, and even the simplest card deserves thought and attention by a professional. If you can’t afford a designer, I’d recommend buying a well-designed template or going the completely creative route. (Moo has a great collection of templates for those on a tight budget). If you’re an artist and don’t need to hand out hundreds of cards, maybe a collaged or hand-stamped card is the way to go!
whitney, darling dexter says:
Definitely think outside of the box. There are so many templates out there to quickly get a business card made but they don’t set you apart. Head to your local library or bookstore and see if there is a graphic design section. Usually there are great books on business card design as well as for other materials you might need for your business. It is such a small piece of paper (maybe paper? who knows the materials that could be used!) but it has to represent what your business is all about. Don’t settle. This is an opportunity to grab attention, so pay special attention to detail and spend some time crafting the perfect card.
thank you for taking the time to offer us some professional advice ladies!
more business card posts for lots more inspiration: